Mohi (Moe) Sanisel
Entrepreneur | Startup Supporter eBusiness Analyst Product Manager Startups Supporter
Email: [email protected]
Born in the early ’90s, I entered the world just as the World Wide Web, Windows 3.0, and Photoshop were making their debuts. As the child of a computer programmer, my formative years were spent exploring the digital realm through the black screen of MS-DOS, flipping through the glossy pages of PCMag, and satisfying my curiosity by writing QBasic and FoxPro codes.
My journey into the world of entrepreneurship began at the tender age of 12 when I designed a website for a travel agency and earned my first dollar. This initial taste of success ignited a passion for making money. By the age of 15, I received an award from M. Khatami, the former president of Iran, for creating a comprehensive tourism website. Over the next several years, I worked with various companies, diligently saving funds for my own ventures.
At 22, I held the position of CTO at one of Iran’s top 10 web hosting companies. However, seeking to create a lasting impact by combining my passions and skills, I resigned to launch 2nate, a crowdfunding platform. This endeavor not only helped tens of thousands of people secure a better future, but it also revealed my life’s mission: to achieve prosperity by empowering others to lead better lives through the use of technology.
Since that pivotal moment, I have devoted my life to working in various capacities within the startup ecosystem. My dedication to supporting entrepreneurs ultimately led me to my current position as Programs Manager at the largest tech incubator in Canada, The DMZ. Here, I continue to channel my passion for innovation and help pave the way for future generations of tech-savvy leaders.
In 6 Months
- Forge 30 investor connections and dine with 10, laying groundwork for “The Village.
In 5 Years
- Create “The Village”, the utopia for entrepreneurs!
The DMZ • Since July 2021
The DMZ is Ryerson University’s business incubator for early-stage technology startups. The DMZ is Canada’s top university business incubator, open to tech startups worldwide and helping entrepreneurs win since 2010.
VTRAC Robotics Corporation • 2020 – 2021
Sr. Solution Delivery Consultant
VTRAC Robotics is a technology-enabled company offering Autonomous Robots, Applications, and Platforms to improve the quality of people’s lives with a focus on Health & Safety.
NovinTech Startup Accelerator • 2018 – 2019
Acceleration Program Manager
Bank-backed startup accelerator specialized in FinTech and eCommerce.
2nate Crowdfunding Platform • 2014-2019
Country’s largest crowdfunding platform with the accumulated transactions of 1+ million dollars.
Mega Business Group • 2016 – 2017
Chief Technology Officer
MEGA is the exclusive online vendor of major automobile manufacturers in Iran. Annual transaction volume hit 4.1 billion dollars in 2016, roughly 25% of the national eCommerce market.
irPowerWeb • 2013 – 2014
Chief Technology Officer
Among the top 10 web hosting companies in Iran with more than 400,000 active services.
Since years ago, I’ve focused to grow my skills in entrepreneurship and business management. Bars show how confident I am in these areas (+ trying to be humble):
Although technical areas are not my main focus anymore, having a technical background always comes in handy. These are the technical areas that I have exposure:
I have had the pleasure of working with Moe since he was managing 2nate, the largest and first-ever crowd sourcing platform for Persian speakers around the world. Moe is an extraordinary person with unique people skills. He can surprise you with radical innovative ideas and at the same time he is open to insights from his teammates and clients regardless of their disciplinary backgrounds. Another quality of Moe is his presentation skills. I have seen him managing and hosting large conferences as well as pitching business ideas to small groups of people. Regardless of the nature of events and audiences, he can impress everyone and communicate information clearly and effectively. I strongly recommend Moe without reservation.
What I like about Moe is his honesty, his capability in team-building, and his leadership potentials. His technical background and knowledge are placed in an intersection of tech and product design which allow him to have unique potentials in high-level planning while being practical and goal-oriented.
An unstoppable passionate individual. I know Mohi since 2013 when we were working on our startups. Mohi’s dedication to his vision was exemplary. I observed how he pushed himself forward to make his company mature and successful, and helped others along the way. Mohi has a creative and entrepreneurial mindset. I can’t find any challenge hard enough to stop him from achieving his goals in his career.
Moe is the most purpose-driven person I know. He was my first employer and the passion I saw in him made me even more interested in the startup world. He is visionary and can turn his vision into good strategies that can drive the startup in the right direction. He knows how to lead a team by providing… See more
Seneca College • 2020-2021
Diploma, Business, 4.0
Some valuable courses: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Project Management, Production and Operations Management, Business Statistics, Data Analysis Tools for Business, Financial Analysis, Business Economics, CRM & Selling, Business Communication, Professional Presentation Skills, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behaviour, Canadian Business Law, etc.
Aptech Computer Education • 2008-2010
ACCP, IT, 3.6