Welcome to

iBRIDGE
TORONTO

Friday, July 26, 2019
MaRS Discovery District
101 College St, Toronto, Canada

in CONJUNCTION with

TIRGAN Festival 2019

July 25-28, 2019 Toronto

Speakers and Panelists

Please scroll down for the schedule.

Kamran Elahian
Founder and Chairman
Global Innovation Catalyst

Fereydoun Taslimi
Founder
Sensorscall

Niki Bayat
Co-founder/CEO
Aescula Tech

Mehrdad Ariannejad
President
Tirgan Festival

Asieh Namdar (MC)
News Anchor
CGTN AMERICA

Haleh Bridi
Director
The world Bank

Ramin Bagheri
Advisor/ Coach/ Senior Business Developer at SAP

Ali Dadpay
Professor of Economics
St. Edward’s University

Mehrdad Hariri
Founder/ President
Canadian Science Policy Center

Firouz Naderi
Scientist/ Former Director
Solar System Exploration at NASA/JPL

Pirooz Parvarandeh
Chief Operating Officer
Aquantia

Fay Arjomandi
Founder
mimik technologies inc.
Melody Adhamy
CEO
Havas Canada

Mahboob Bolandi
Founder / President
Karafarin Canada

Nadereh Chamlou
Former Senior Advisor
The World Bank Group

Sepideh Nasiri
Founder/ CEO
Persian Women in Tech

Negar RostamZadeh
Research Scientist
Element AI

Parisa Naraei
Manager, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

John Tory
Mayor of Toronto

Sepi Ghajar
Founder/ CEO
TAYGO
Martin Basiri
Co-Founder/ CEO
ApplyBoard
Hamid Akbari
CEO
Blanc Labs
Brienne Ghafourifar
Co-founder
Entefy

SCHEDULE

Please note that the talks and panel discussions will be conducted in English.

Friday, July 26th

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8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Coffee Networking

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9:00 am – 9:30 am

Opening Session and Welcoming Remarks


Asieh Namdar (MC)
, News Anchor at CGTN AMERICA

Fereydoun Taslimi
, President of iBRIDGES
Mehrdad Ariannejad, President of Tirgan Festival
John Tory
, Mayor of Toronto

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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 

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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

Hamid Akbari
CEO, Blanc Labs

Negar RostamZadeh Element AI Research Scientist 

Chair: Parisa Naraei Manager, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
 

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11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Coffee/ Networking Break

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11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Iranian Women in Tech – Emerging Movers and Shakers in Innovation

Melody AdhamyCEO of Havas Canada

Niki Bayat, Co-founder and CEO, Aescula Tech
Sepideh Nasiri, Founder and CEO, Persian Women in Tech

Chair: Nadereh Chamlou, Former Senior Advisor, The World Bank Group

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12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch

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1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Keynote: “Nothing is Impossible”

Firouz Naderi, Scientist/ Former Director, Solar System Exploration at NASA / JPL

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2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Amazing Entrepreneurship Stories

Fay Arjomandi, Founder and CPO, mimik technologies inc.
Martin Basiri
, Co-Founder and CEO, ApplyBoard
Brienne Ghafourifar
, Co-founder, Entefy
Sepi Ghajar, Founder and CEO, TAYGO
Chair: Mehrdad Hariri, Founder/ President, Canadian Science Policy Conf.

 

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3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking Break

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3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

iBRIDGES 2.0 – Next Steps

Chair: Mahboob Bolandi, Founder and President of Karafarin Canada
Panelists: Current and Former iBridges Board Members

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4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks – Way forward

Kamran Elahian, Founder and Chairman at Global Innovation Catalyst

Partners

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Sponsors

Students groups

Sponsorship

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Email us at info@ibridges.org for more info.

Friends & Supporters

  • Recognition on program booklet
  • Recognition on auditorium screen
  • 4 Conference tickets

Visionary Sponsors

  • Everything in Supporters Package
  • Prominent logo on all promotional material and event signages
  • Prominent logo on conference webpage on Tirgan
  • Prominent logo on iBRIDGES website
  • 1/2 page Ad on program booklet
  • 6 Conference tickets
  • One ticket to Tirgan’s Soiree

Panel Sponsors

  • Everything in Visionary Package
  • Full page Ad on program booklet
  • 2 Tirgan Festival VIP Pass
  • 10 Conference tickets
  • 2 Tickets to Tirgan’s Soiree
  • One exhibit table at the venue
  • Banner placement on stage during the sponsored panel
  • Brief Introduction of your organization during the sponsored panel
  • Verbal recognition during opening and closing sessions

Presenting Sponsors

  • Everything in Visionary Package
  • 2 Full pages Ad on program booklet
  • 4 Tirgan Festival VIP Pass
  • 20 Conference Tickets
  • 5 Tickets to Tirgan’s Soiree
  • 2 Exhibit tables at the venue
  • Verbal recognition during opening session, all panels, and closing session
  • Screening a 30 second video clip about your business/ company
  • Banner placement on stage during opening session, all panels, and closing session

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.

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Networking

iBRIDGE brings all Iranian entrepreneurs together to explore the role that a high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem can play in economic development and diversification.

Entrepreneurship

Our mission is to create a community of high-tech entrepreneurs of Iranian descent, energized to exchange knowledge, best practices, and innovative thinking.

Mentorship

 We connect entrepreneurs and startup founders with experienced investors and successful entrepreneurs. iBRIDGES provides a dynamic platform for mentoring relationship.

iBRIDGES COmmunity

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PARTICIPANTS

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VENUE
MaRS Discovery District

 

MaRS Discovery District, MaRS Centre, South Tower
101 College Street, Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1L7

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