About us

About KAREN

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Karen Accelerator is lunched at 2018 to prepare the platform of change. Its main focus is to create dynamic acceleration ecosystem of oil, gas and petrochemical. Since the first stage beside the acceleration of startups, Karen was focused on promoting the culture of new way of innovation and development by designing specific and targeted events which was later called Startfast. In these events Karen has tried to promote entrepreneurship culture, redefining open innovation basics and futurology in startup environment, Industry and venture capital.

Mission

KAREN Accelerator mission is to create a new platform for integration and formation of innovative ideas capable to push & solve industrial and social challenges, specificaly in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical industries in national & international level.

Vision

  • Becoming the most trustable brand for nurturing ideas until 2023
  • Becoming the cutting edge center of digitalization in petrochemical industries
  • Accelerating the local small businesses in the field of oil, gas & petrochemical
  • Successful international startups as mentors

About KAREN

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Karen Accelerator is lunched at 2018 to prepare the platform of change. Its main focus is to create dynamic acceleration ecosystem of oil, gas and petrochemical. Since the first stage beside the acceleration of startups, Karen was focused on promoting the culture of new way of innovation and development by designing specific and targeted events which was later called Startfast. In these events Karen has tried to promote entrepreneurship culture, redefining open innovation basics and futurology in startup environment, Industry and venture capital.

Mission

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KAREN Accelerator mission is to create a new platform for integration and formation of innovative ideas capable to push & solve industrial and social challenges, specificaly in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical industries in national & international level.

Vision

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  • Becoming the most trustable brand for nurturing ideas until 2023
  • Becoming the cutting edge center of digitalization in petrochemical industries
  • Accelerating the local small businesses in the field of oil, gas & petrochemical
  • Successful international startups as mentors

Story of Our Team

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Dr. Sarah Javadi

Board member

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Sarah is energetic, cheerful & always smiling. It is very often to see her with headphones in ears listening to some podcasts. Traveling and experiencing new things are among her hobbies.
Sarah received her MSc from the Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) in Polymer Engineering and a she has done a doctorate in business Administration at Tehran University. In addition to her position in KAREN Accelerator, she is vice president of business development in the Petrosevice Parsian Kish, Texoped Parsian Kish & Zima Tose’e Parsian Kish companies. She loves to help everybody, especially younger people, to assist them lead a happier and prosperous life and to be able to help and guide others to step towards prosperity and achieve personal and professional growth.
One of the greatest wishes of Sarah for KAREN is to becoming the Y-Combinator of the Middle East to be a place for passionate and motivated young people who create wealth and value for their society. Sarah is standing for her wishes until she reaches them, and every time she sees you following your dreams with perseverance, she gets more determined in her Purpose. 

Dr Shahrooz Zargarian

CEO

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Shahrooz founded a missing link between startups innovation and petrochemical industries back in 2014. Having the dream for industry 4.0 in his mind, he extensively studied European industrial startups and how Iranian startups can look up to them as mentors. He also builds the first platform of Iranian mentors which are veterans of petroleum industries. Strategic partnership, client success, branding and communication is a golden vision of Shahrooz for every brave ambitious startup. He is also the secretary general of Iranian federation of petroleum industry; community which makes the building of mentorship, implementation and success platform, possible! 

Mehrdad Shokouhi

IT & Digital Marketing Manager

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Mehrdad is a master of many talents!
Since childhood he was interested in physics. So he decided to be an electrical engineer and found out telecommunication is the most interesting thing in the world! So he continued his masters of science in telecommunication field. He loves engineering and now he is the IT & Digital Marketing Manager in Karen Accelerator. Beside all of these activities he does photography and graphic design as a hobby. Mehrdad is patient, Energetic and he is ready to help! In difficult situations he manages the crisis very well.

Ali Nazari

Acceleration Manager

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Ali is here to support startup teams. He holds a Masters in Petroleum Engineering and has a keen interest in management and business alongside engineering. At Karen corporate, Ali is the first volunteer to do jobs. Ali is very orderly and precise, if you have a sensitive job, give it to Ali!

Ghazaleh Entezami

Open Innovation junior

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Ghazaleh is one of the kindest person in karen.
Ghazaleh has studied industrial management in university of Guilan. She likes to be an expert in this field, she decided to choose innovation field at technology management course. Ghazaleh dreams is to be an innovation expert & technology broker in future.

Karen Mentors

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Karen Accelerator enjoys the expert, experienced and committed mentors to reduce the risk of startups failure.

Dr Bashir Sedighi Chairman of the board of Avand Venture Capital

Ms GholipourTeam Creation Mentor

Mr AmirahmadiFuturology Mentor

Mr NezafatiAssistant Professor at Shahid Beheshti University

Mr SherimoghadamFormer CEO and member of the board of National Petrochemical Company of Iran

Dr SaeidiCEO of Jam Petrochemical company

Mr Dehghan Media Mentor

Ms MomenPitching Mentor

Dr PashnetalaMember of the board of Jam Petrochemical Company

Mr FarbodMember of the board and vice president of Mehvarsazan Irankhodro

Dr Shams ArdakaniHead of energy commission in Iran chamber of commerce, industries, mines and agriculture

Mr BahreiniCEO of Arya Sasol Polymer Company

Mr Jafari Marcom Mentor

Mr ShafieiVice Chairman of the board of IPMI

Mr GoudarziOperation manager of Arya Sasol Polymer Company

Mr MehranpourCEO of Dana Polymer Company

Mr NejadsalimFormer Chairman of PGPIC & Consultant of POGDC

Mr Sajjadi NayyeriSecretary of STDC center of vice presidency for science and technology

Ms Sadat AkhaviBusiness plan Mentor

Mr KamalianHR Mentor

Mr ShariatIM Manager of Arya Sasol Polymer company

Dr NajafiAssistant Professor at Tehran University

Dr PadidarHead of energy commission of Tehran chamber of commerce, industries, mines and agriculture