Please welcome Hadi Attaran Kakhki, the newest expert to join Qatar SportsTech’s mentor network. Hadi is the Founder and CEO of Donya Houshmand Ayandeh, an IoT company designing and developing connected devices to make life easier and more comfortable.
Hadi is an expert in Product development, market segmentation, market study, business strategy, market strategy, and team building. He’s now ready to share his passion with the startups of QST and help them accelerate to new heights.
Tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background?
I studied Electrical Engineering as my Bachelor of Science then received my MBA with focus on strategy respectively at 2010 and 2013. I worked as a strategist and collaborated with public and private organizations. At 2012, I founded my first company with a grand strategy to offer R&D services in the field of electrical engineering. We did various projects from high precision instruments to public addressing systems. We started to work on IoT in 2015 and we span off our IoT branch as an independent company at 2017. We have developed hardware and software solutions in diverse verticals like smart sport, smart city, and smart health.
What would you consider your greatest achievement?
Our IoT branch was growing fast and we were at an inflection point to decide about the future of IoT branch. Shareholders were reluctant but I insisted that it is time to span it off. After two years other shareholders are getting to know why I stood firm on making IoT independent. It was one of my biggest achievements. Working autonomously helped us to flourish in IoT.
What made you interested in joining Qatar SportsTech as a mentor?
My company is developing smart wearable for sport and health and I have already negotiated with many potential clients about them and I am familiar with their concerns. I studied different sports markets and spend more than two years to market my products. I want to help to accelerate other’s processes.
What excites you the most about Sports Technology?
In my opinion, helping to do correct movement to avoid injuries (Movement Correction), visualizing training results and motivating people to spend more time on sport are some exciting features of sports technologies.
What expertise are you going to support the QST startups with?
Product development, market segmentation, market study, business strategy, market strategy, and team building.
Any final words of wisdom, that you would like to give to aspiring SportsTech entrepreneurs?
Through these years of working for myself and driving my own companies, I gained experiences that I am sure they are helpful for new entrepreneurs. entrepreneurship and innovation are two complicated processes while looking easy. Currently, I am working on running an innovation and accelerator center with focus on AI and one of my duties is mentoring them.
Apply for Qatar SportsTech
Do you run a pioneering SportsTech startup? Then apply for Qatar SportsTech today and receive in-depth mentoring from Nick Volante and many other experts. Sign up through F6S – https://www.f6s.com/sbcqatarsportstech2020/apply
ABOUT QATAR SPORTSTECH
Qatar SportsTech is a leading accelerator program, focused on growing the SportsTech sector in Doha. As part of the Rainmaking Group, a global venture builder and creator of Startupbootcamp, the program helps SportsTech startups scale globally through direct access to an international network of mentors partners and investors.
Startupbootcamp is a global network of innovation programs with 15 industry-specific accelerators and four Scale programs for growth-stage teams Startupbootcamp partners with leading global brands to support the next generation of innovators. Since founding in 2010, Startupbootcamp has worked with over 700 founders, 250+ global brands and facilitated hundreds of partnerships between their alumni and corporate partners.
For more information about Startupbootcamp, please visit https://www.startupbootcamp.org/