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Karafarin Canada is an entrepreneurship network and a hub for entrepreneurs and innovators, who wish to connect with other like-minded professionals, and take their entrepreneurship journey to the next level. Karafarin also works closely with high profile investors and helps entrepreneurs convert their unique ideas into profitable businesses.
ORBiT Entrepreneurship Conference is the flagship event presented by Karafarin Canada and has been great opportunity for learning, sharing, exhibiting and networking with other entrepreneurs and investors in the past three years.
About the Founder
Founder / President
Mahboob Bolandi is a consummate, multi-faceted entrepreneur. He is a passionate Iranian-Canadian community leader, a social activist and engaged citizen. With over 15 years of experience in engineering, teaching, networking and community building, Mahboob’s aspirations drive his ambitions as a productive Iranian-Canadian. He graduated from Sharif University of Technology (aka MIT of Iran) in Materials Science and Engineering and subsequently became a full time faculty member at IAU university for four years. Mahboob moved to Canada in 2008 for his PhD studies at McMaster University in Materials Engineering. His journey into the world of entrepreneurship began soon after graduating from McMaster university. Over the course of the next decade in Canada, Mahboob Bolandi has founded nearly 10 startups in different industries such as;
- Founder and President: Karafarin Canada, Since 2016
- Founder: StationK, The Sustainable Innovation Accelerator, Since 2019 (Launching in 2020)
- Co-Founder: AlazTech Inc., Innovative Fire Suppression Technology, Since 2019 (Patent Pending)
- Founder: ORBiTConf (Annual Entrepreneurship Conference) and ORBiT Talks, Since 2017
Mahboob enjoys making new connections and helping others grow in their social and professional life. He has worn many hats throughout his dynamic career giving him the unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary social and professional projects to tackle complex challenges. Mahboob has accumulated invaluable hands on experience in managing non-profits. Over the past decade, he has led several professional, cultural and community organizations in Canada. These include successful public organizations such as;
- Member of the Board of Directors & President of Canada Chapter: iBRIDGES, Since 2019
- Member of the Board of Trustees & Senior Adviser at Funding Dep.: TIRGAN, Since 2015
- President of the 30th Board of Directors: Canadian Society of Iranian Engineers (MOHANDES), 2014-2018
- Vice President: Sharif University of Technology Association-Toronto, Since 2015
- Member of PINs Advisory board: TRIEC, 2017-2018
- Member of PINs Speakers Bureau: TRIEC, Since 2018
If you wish to talk to Mahboob about your great startup idea, collaboration on startups, investment, or for a game of soccer, you can surely find a way through www.bolandi.ca (@bolandi.ca)
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