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.