After obtaining my master’s degree from Humboldt University, I went back to Iran and spent 3 months in Tehran with the aim to discover collaboration opportunities for future and learning about the vibrant and increasingly growing startup scene in Iran. During my stay I collaborated with entrepreneurial centers of Sharif and Tehran universities, as well as holding workshops at Avatech, one of the pioneering accelerators in Iran.
I have been a speaker at two major conferences on Iranian entrepreneurship namely: Iranian Brain Gain (07.06.2014 Aachen) and iBRIDGE (04-06.06.2015) and I would be happy to share my experiences and learnings about the startup community in Iran with the Werkshau Potsdam audience.
Mana Taheri is a researcher at the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program and a PhD student at the University of Potsdam. She is also a coach at the HPI School of Design Thinking. Mana holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Management from Humboldt University, where she completed her studies in Berlin, Havana, and Istanbul.
Mana was born and raised in Tehran where she also obtained her bachelor’s in Economics. During the last years she has been collaborating with the startup scene in Iran. She enjoys teaching, drawing, and (recently) long boarding. You can read about some of her stories on her website.
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