The journey: From entrepreneur to mentor, startup advisor and seed investor.


Event Type: Breakfast Club. Motivational speech
Location: Netin Club Malaga
Date: 24 November 2021

Description: The objective of this presentation was to motivate successful businessmen in the area of Malaga to invest in Startups. In this presentation I spoke about my life as an entrepreneur, from the early age of 14 when I started programming, to my various ventures at university and finally the businesses I started and closed after finishing my studies. Of great importance in this speech was the mentors I came across throughout this journey and finally my current contribution back to the ecosystem of startups as a mentor, advisor and occasional seed investor.

Keynote Speaker Ali Parandeh

The Entrepreniual Mindset: The 7 important must have mindset for entrepreneurs + 1 secret to beat them all.


Event Type: Incubation Program. – Inauguration Motivational speech
Location: Les Roches Hospitality University (Online)
Date: 17 Nov 2021

Description:The entrepreneurial journey is one that few people take and is one that is never a linear line as it looks on the perfectly pitched business plan and pitch deck. In order to tackle the obstacles and prepare one’s self for this journey, it is imperative that we align expectations with reality. In this presentation I speak of the importance of Passion and Vision, amongst other attitude’s that the entrepreneurs must develop in order to succeed in this journey. The passion to persevere against all odds, the passion and love for what they do and not the glory of the outcome and the keeping of the final vision in order to help them keep focus throughout the journey which might require stepping back, pivoting and much more. An aligned passion and vision together with a positive attitude will make the journey exciting and one which will teach us many new things along its path. It is a unique journey for every entrepreneur and there are no fixed maps other than the mindset one adapts.

Digging deep, finding your passion and speaking from the heart


Event Type: Workshop- Online
Location: ALC El Jadida TM Club
Date: 14 Nov 2021

Description: It is every toastmasters dream to become a first class speaker, win the international championship and motivate people with whatever they are passionate about. However as toastmasters often we find ourselves looking for that ultimate speech to achieve the latter and we try and we rattle.

In this workshop, I start with numerous examples of speakers who are not necessarily excellent public speaker, but who have in the course of following their passion become sought after public speakers. The key ingredient that is in common to all or most of these speakers is that they have fought for their passion. Often we find ourselves bugged down with daily routines and locked into situations where our passions are side-lined and neglected. Tackling this issue is something that we all battle and to find one’s true passion and follow it, is one path to finding the way to that unique speech that allows you to speak from heart.
Public Speaking
Toastmasters Workshop

Digging deep, finding your passion and speaking from the heart


Event Type: Workshop – Presential
Location: Marrakech – TM Fall Summitbr
Date: 5-7 Nov 2021

Description: It is every toastmasters dream to become a first class speaker, win the international championship and motivate people with whatever they are passionate about. However as toastmasters often we find ourselves looking for that ultimate speech to achieve the latter and we try and we rattle.

In this workshop, I start with numerous examples of speakers who are not necessarily excellent public speaker, but who have in the course of following their passion become sought after public speakers. The key ingredient that is in common to all or most of these speakers is that they have fought for their passion. Often we find ourselves bugged down with daily routines and locked into situations where our passions are side-lined and neglected. Tackling this issue is something that we all battle and to find one’s true passion and follow it, is one path to finding the way to that unique speech that allows you to speak from heart.

The Intelligent Code: Evolution, a different perspective


Event Type: Guest Speaker - Presential
Location: Marbella East Rotary International
Date: 8 September 2021

Description: As guest speaker, I present an intellectually intriguing speech and present a different perspective to what we have been told about evolution and mutation. Historically mutation has been described and understood as a random process. However a closer look with some examples can reveal that if mutation was just simple changes without intention the end result would have been devastating. Mutation in fact is an intentional and carefully planned changes that require deep understanding of the code, function and purpose. Such changes are made through observation and understanding.

I provide multiple examples of how code change over the years has allowed animals to achieve what we humans have forgotten and just name as evolution to avoid the complexity of understanding it. This speech is just to provide members with a different perspective and a reminder that nature and evolution is not just happening by chance.

Biological vs Artificial Intelligence


Event Type: Guest Speaker - Presential
Location: Mijas, Cerrado de Aguila Golf Club. Rotary International
Date: 15 June 2021

Description:It is every toastmasters dream to become a first class speaker, win the international championship and motivate people with whatever they are passionate about. However as toastmasters often we find ourselves looking for that ultimate speech to achieve the latter and we try and we rattle. In this workshop, I start with numerous examples of speakers who are not necessarily excellent public speaker, but who have in the course of following their passion become sought after public speakers. The key ingredient that is in common to all or most of these speakers is that they have fought for their passion. Often we find ourselves bugged down with daily routines and locked into situations where our passions are side-lined and neglected. Tackling this issue is something that we all battle and to find one’s true passion and follow it, is one path to finding the way to that unique speech that allows you to speak from heart.Guest speaker. There is much talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking over our jobs and equally there is a lot of hyped and misinformation. What’s for sure is that AI and Machine Learning (ML) is shaping our future faster than previous technology and that this pace of progress is only increasing in time. The objective of this speech is to create a basic understanding of what the three different levels of AI are, what machine learning is and how it works and how it compares to Biological intelligence. A basic understanding is always the fundamental requirement for allowing people to create more informed opinions about different subjects and the objective of this speech is only to create this basis and provide the members of this club with some simple basic facts.

SaaS Metrics


Event Type: Workshop – Presential
Location: Málaga Demium Startup Incubator / Accelerator
Date: 18 May 2021

Description: In this workshop I present entrepreneurs with the most important and basic metrics to measure the progress and success of their software. Software as a Service is often a difficult business to get going, The Cost of Acquisition of Clients can sometimes be higher than what the client initially pays for the service and calculating when one can get a return and the expected return on investment from that client could be tricky.

Based on various SaaS metrics techniques and in particular that of David Skok’s SaaS metrics model, I present the basic parameters that Startups need to start measuring and keeping track of in order to monitor their progress and success.
SaaS Metrics

The Canvas Business Model for Startups


Event Type: Workshop – Presential
Location: Location: Marbella. @ Les Roches University in Collaboration with Demium
Date: 17 April 2021

Description: A short workshop on how to use a modified version of the Canvas Business Model to fit the startup business scene. The importance of the understanding that this creates a visual model where they can quickly change parameters and take a birds eye view of the business plan. In this modified version, we start with addressing the Problem and then looking at the customers. Equally the final boxes of Key Resources and Customer Relationships is replaced with Key Metrics and Unfair Advantages in order to help the Startups deal with the most important aspects of the business relevant to its stage of business which is often at idea stage. In these stages and in most cases but not all the view towards the business may need to be more local, individual and sometimes without departments just simple actions that will be carried out by 1 to 4 people in the first few years. Once the business develops it can then repeat to adjust.

7 Steps to Creating Loyal Customers


Event Type: Workshop - Online
Location: Athens. Demium Startup Incubator / Accelerator
Date: 19 Marche 2021

Description:In this workshop I present entrepreneurs with the most important and basic metrics to measure the progress and success of their software. Software as a Service is often a difficult business to get going, The Cost of Acquisition of Clients can sometimes be higher than what the client initially pays for the service and calculating when one can get a return and the expected return on investment from that client could be tricky. Based on various SaaS metrics techniques and in particular that of David Skok’s SaaS metrics model, I present the basic parameters that Startups need to start measuring and keeping track of in order to monitor their progress and success.

Creating loyal customers
The 5am Club

The 5 AM Club


Event Type: Motivational Speech - Online
Location: Athens. Demium Startup Incubator / Accelerator
Date: 11 March 2021

Description: A one hour motivational speech on the concept of the 5 AM Club. While I and many others may be early risers it is not everyone’s biological clock. Too often the concept of the 5AM Club is misunderstood and those that are unable to adjust find themselves missing out on the concept.

In this short motivational speech, I explain the routines and habbits created by those in the 5AM Club and encourage those present to understand the concept of picking up good habits, creating time for learning, doing focus worked and giving the brain and our soul the energy it needs to make us make the most of our time zone with high energy.

Faith in Failure


Event Type: Motivational Speech - Online
Location: Hannover. Toastmasters Club
Date: 02 February 2021

Description:A short motivational speech on the power of failure. We have all failed and we have got up and started all over again. However at some point in our lives we become paralized by the fear of failure and the stigma attached to it. In this short speech I reignite the power of failure in the audience and remind them of their past failures and how they managed to overcome them as such empowering them and giving them the confidence to try, try again and test and persevere until they succeed with the passion. There is an immense power and energy in failure that once you learn to tap into it, it can be the driver for you reaching your dreams and success in everything you do.