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December 1, 2023
Yazd, Yazd

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سالن حضرت رقیه (س)
Abureyhan biruni Alley
Yazd, Yazd, 1000
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Ardeshir Rosstami

Intellectual, Actor, Poet
Ardeshir Rostami is a versatile Iranian artist known for his work in caricature, illustration, sculpture, architecture, fashion design, poetry, and acting. Despite a challenging family background, he briefly worked as an ice cream seller and street vendor. Ardeshir started writing in his late teens, initially producing weak pieces. However, extensive reading influenced his writing and led to significant improvement. Ardeshir gained recognition for his acting skills after his cartoons were published in various magazines. He is now regarded as a prodigy in poetry and literature. With a vast repertoire of memorized poems and profound knowledge of international literature, he can teach literature from any country. Ardeshir also recites poetry and creates artwork. Authoring over 10 books, Ardeshir has become popular among readers. His works span poetry, stories, and cartoon collections, showcasing his talent and perseverance in writing and art.

Hadi Hezarkhani

Hadi Hazarkhani is an entrepreneur and business consultant from Yazd.

Hatam Mashmouli

intellectual, actor
Hatem Mashmouli, born in 1961, is a prominent Iranian actor who is renowned not only for his contributions to cinema and television but also as an intellectual and scholar. His unique and distinctive qualities, including eloquent expression, a strong memory, extensive knowledge, and a weathered countenance, have captured significant public attention. Living a life deeply immersed in books, Mashmouli's persona, reminiscent of the character Taurin from a book of the same name, stands out. Despite enduring hardships and financial constraints, he sustains his livelihood through translations, recalling a golden period before the age of 7. Additionally, Mashmouli embarked on a self-taught journey of learning English at the age of 15 and is currently engaged in voice acting. Managing his life with limited income, he skillfully contributes to covering his living expenses.

Mahdie Mohammadian

Para Powerlifting Trailblazer
Mahdie Mohammadian, a prominent figure in the field of para powerlifting, made history as the first Iranian woman with disabilities to win a medal in para powerlifting. She achieved this remarkable feat in the Asian Para Games, where she secured the first-ever medal for Iranian women with disabilities in the sport. Mahdieh Mohammadian, hailing from Yazd, demonstrated her exceptional skills and determination in the para powerlifting competition during the fourth edition of the Asian Para Games, earning herself a bronze medal. Her achievement marks a significant milestone in the history of para powerlifting in Iran, showcasing her talent, dedication, and resilience as a person with disabilities in the sport.

Majid Javadianzade

Archaeologist & Professor
Majid Javadianzadeh is a Yazdi archaeologist, researcher, and professor at one of the universities in Yazd. He has previously served as the former head of a governmental organization in Iran.

Mohammad Hossein ziaei

Mohammad Hossein Ziaei is a Yazdi entrepreneur and the owner of Fulad Hadid Yazd Steel Company.

Mohammad reza Dehghan

Mohammad Reza Dehghan is a Yazdi entrepreneur and the president of Shireza Applied Sciences University of Food Industries.

Mojtaba Nikpour

Multidisciplinary Family Physician
Dr. Mojtaba Nikpour, born in 1967, is a family physician with a passion for medicine, architecture, and psychology. Alongside his medical expertise, he has studied various humanities subjects. He completed a two-year sports nutrition program at the prestigious International Olympic Committee (IOC) in England, earning a Level 1 Body Composition Assessor (ISAK) certification from the National Olympic Committee. Dr. Nikpour serves as a team physician for the Sports Medicine Federation, actively promoting health and well-being in the sports community. He is also an educator, focusing on children and families, and conducts workshops for educational consultants and administrators. Since 1983, Dr. Nikpour has conducted workshops on self-awareness, the power of the mind, assertiveness, coping with loss, and anger management, empowering individuals with valuable tools for personal growth.

Nima Namdari

Financial Technology Innovator
Nima Namdari, a prominent figure in the field of financial technologies in Iran, has quickly made a name for himself. Although it hasn't been long since Nima Namdari became known in relevant circles, he has managed to shine brightly. He began his career as the Deputy of Planning and Programs for an e-commerce group, where he played a crucial role in strategic planning and development. With his success in defining organizational strategies, Namdari continued to excel in his role. One of Namdari's notable achievements is his efforts to provide open APIs to various businesses. He believes in the importance of offering fully open APIs to businesses and startups, enabling them to integrate and utilize services effectively. His work initially started in collaboration with a financial institution, and he has since gained more independence in his endeavors.

Shahab Shahvazian

Business Consultant & Mentor
Mohammad Shahab Shahvazian is a business consultant and mentor, CEO of Startup Studio Team, and founder of a venture capital firm. With over 8 years of teaching experience at the university level, as well as launching three startups, working as an employee in both small and large companies, and designing successful and unsuccessful businesses, he has gained valuable insights. Throughout the past 12 years, Mohammad has experienced both heartbreaking failures and significant successes with rapid growth. He has also made personal investments in the startup space. His diverse background and experiences have shaped his expertise in mentoring and business consulting. As a mentor and business consultant, Mohammad Shahbazian is passionate about sharing his own life experiences and lessons learned with others in the mentoring space.

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Yazd, Iran


Yazd, Iran