WHAT WE DO
iBRIDGES is an open, inclusive and collaborative initiative which aims to empower a worldwide high-tech entrepreneurial community, focused on those of Iranian descent, to exchange knowledge, best practices, and innovative thinking. The iBRIDGES community is committed to nurturing individuals who build and accelerate the growth of an “Innovation Economy” everywhere.
iBRIDGE brings all entrepreneurs of Iranian descent together to explore the role that a high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem can play in economic development and diversification.
Our mission is to create a community of high-tech entrepreneurs of Iranian descent, energized to exchange knowledge, best practices, and innovative thinking.
We connect entrepreneurs and startup founders with experienced investors and successful entrepreneurs. iBRIDGES provides a dynamic platform for mentoring relationship.
Speakers and PanelistsPlease scroll down for the schedule.
Professor of Economics St. Edward’s University
News Anchor for CGTN America, Former Anchor for CNNI
Founder mimik technologies inc.
Entrepreneur, Founder of SensorsCall
Scientist/ Former Director of Solar System Exploration at NASA/JPL
Director The world Bank
CEO Blanc Labs
Mayor of Toronto
Chairman and Founder of Global Innovation Catalyst /Philanthropist
Founder / President Karafarin Canada
Co-Founder/ CEO ApplyBoard
President Tirgan Festival
Founder/ President Canadian Science Policy Conf.
CEO Havas Canada
Former Senior Advisor The World Bank Group
Research Scientist Element AI
Co-founder/CEO Aescula Tech
Manager, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Chief Operating Officer at Aquantia
Advisor/ Coach/ Senior Business Developer at SAP
Founder/ CEO TAYGO
Founder/ CEO PWIT
SchedulePlease note that the talks and panel discussions will be conducted in English.
|8:00 AM||9:00 AM||
Registration and Coffee Networking
|9:00 AM||9:30 AM||
Opening Session and Welcoming Remarks
Asieh Namdar (MC), News Anchor at CGTN AMERICA
|9:30 AM||10:15 AM||
Contribution of Iranian Diaspora to Economic and Business Sectors in North America
Pirooz Parvarandeh, Chief Operating Officer at Aquantia
|10:15 AM||11:00 AM||
AI and Big Data – Global Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
A Discussion of AI Opportunities and Challenges in Developing Countries
|11:00 AM||11:30 AM||
Coffee/ Networking Break
|11:30 AM||12:15 PM||
Iranian Women in Tech – Emerging Movers and Shakers in Innovation
Melody Adhamy, President and COO of Plastic Mobile
|12:15 PM||1:15 PM||
|1:15 PM||2:00 PM||
Nothing is Impossible
Firouz Naderi, Former Director of the Solar System Exploration at NASA
|2:00 PM||3:00 PM||
Amazing Entrepreneurship Stories
Fay Arjomandi, Founder and CPO, mimik technologies inc.
|3:00 PM||3:30 PM||
|3:30 PM||4:00 PM||
iBRIDGES 2.0 – Next Steps
Chair: Mahboob Bolandi, Founder and President of Karafarin Canada
|4:00 PM||4:30 PM||
Closing Remarks – Way forward
Kamran Elahian, Founder and Chairman at Global Innovation Catalyst