About

Reza Ghiabi is an Opportunity Maker. He believes in the existence of unlimited opportunities for everyone and our individual ability to activate them.

Imagine a world where people feel butterflies in their stomach when they think of their work; where there are unlimited opportunities for everyone to do the job they deserve.

Described as “a passionate entrepreneur with a rare intellect”, Ghiabi helps individuals and businesses to discover unique opportunities. With a bold goal to help everybody win, Ghiabi activates people and resources to make high effect movements.


 

BIOGRAPHY
English Bio
PRESS KIT
English and Farsi Bio + Photos

LEARN MORE AND GET INVOLVED

READ
Reza regularly writes for those who want to make a difference. Within the lines of his blog —sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, you may find simple ideas to help you thrive.
LISTEN
Listen to Reza's podcast series: How to be a Better Opportunity Maker. With Reza hosting startup celebs, the series are mostly in Farsi and tailored for Iranian startups.
CONSULT
Powered by Reza's lead, OPPMAKR Network and ILIA International Corporation united to be "Venture Wingmen" for start-ups, small organizations and entrepreneurs.
GET SUPPORT
As a seasoned entrepreneur and a partner in a VC and investment group, Reza provides project investments, VC funds and support for select startups/projects.

Fund & Support


 


OPPMAKR Network & Ghiabi STI Fund

OPPMAKR Network & Ghiabi STI Fund

Founded in 2012 by Reza Ghiabi, OPPMAKR Network —aka Ghiabi Network, is an institution devoted to human connections and opportunities within. At Ghiabi Network, we start from a fundamental belief: There are unlimited opportunities for everyone. The only thing that keeps individuals from activating these opportunities, are their lack of empowerment and connectivity. If we invest certain resources in people, they will discover their full potential and create positive impact for themselves and the world around them. We also believe that businesses and organizations are structures of people and can make the world a better place. In our platform we give our members equal access to information, opportunities, and the tools to convert their passion projects into profitable and impactful ventures. Inline with our mission, Ghiabi STIF is a fast fund that invests in short-term investments of high quality and low risk projects.

VC Fund & Support

VC Fund & Support

As a board member at SW Pars Ventures, Reza received applications for fundings. Our purpose here at SW Pars is to help entrepreneurs. Our belief is that the better we are at helping entrepreneurs the more we will be able to get into the best deals. We talk more about partnering than helping, but the idea is the same. In line with our purpose we look at everything we do and ask ‘how does that help the entrepreneur?’. We have restructured our due diligence process to be quick and transparent and are introducing a workshop which is designed to benefit the company as well as help us evaluate the opportunity.

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Consult

OPPMAKR Network and ILIA Corporation created a joint venture to empower start-ups, small organizations and entrepreneurs unfold their full potential in Iran as well as International markets. In flight terms, we call our approach "Plan 2 Cruise" consulting:

PLAN
Business Strategy; Funding Strategy; Marketing Strategy
TAKE-OFF
Strategy Validation; Business Planning; Financial Planning; Team Building; Community Building
ASCEND
Business Monitoring; Investor Readiness; Re: Brand; Professionalism Workshop; Operational Roadmap
CRUISE
Founder Coaching; Executive Workshops; Crisis Management

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LATEST INTERVIEWS & COVERAGES

REZA'S PODCAST SERIES

Get in Touch

EMAIL
Email us to discuss co-creating a tailor-made solution for you and your company. Event organizers and press members please send your request for interview, mentorship and invitation to speak here.

PRO-BONO MENTORING SESSIONS
Reza believes in human connection and person to person conversations. As a result, he dedicates 1 hour/week to share his views with those who listen. Soon everyone can apply and book a meeting with Reza.

MEET IN AN EVENT
Go to these events and meet Reza.
Next: Seedstars World | Tehran

Reza is one the most professionals in business management who I have ever worked with. he has vast knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, coaching and team lead in very deep result oriented and system approach manner.

Meysam Sepehrikia —Business Strategist

Meysam Sepehrikia —Business Strategist

Reza is one of the most proactive and tireless instructors I have ever seen. He added a great value to our Start Academy course in Bahar Business School. In his Opportunity Making course, Reza combined knowledge & experience to compose the best possible curriculum for young entrepreneurs. He also used a fantastic body language to deliver his messages to participants. I, either as the director of Start Academy or a participant in his class, learned a lot from his valuable speeches.

Maisam Zargarpour —Business Development Director at ARNA

Maisam Zargarpour —Business Development Director at ARNA

Reza is very talented and innovative person. He is passionate for startups and soon you will find him as a trusting friend.

Mojtaba Vali —CTO at Vestasoft

Mojtaba Vali —CTO at Vestasoft

Reza is innovative and helped us to find our fundamental business questions.

Reza Talebi —CMO at Behamooz

Reza Talebi —CMO at Behamooz

Reza is fantastic guy to work with! Aside from his passion to help and grow the startup community in Iran, he has a natural instinct for developing and consulting new businesses and startups.

Mohammadreza Azali —Startup Community Builder

Mohammadreza Azali —Startup Community Builder

I had the honor to work with Reza at Tehran Art Walk and TEDx. During this time I found Reza a confident and optimistic person. He is such a fantastic team worker who has the ability to handle hard situations and make everyone spirited.

Elmira Sanati Nia —Architecture Teacher at Bonyan Novin Nikafkar

Elmira Sanati Nia —Architecture Teacher at Bonyan Novin Nikafkar

Reza is a smart with high level of interpersonal skill . As an innovator, he is a young manager with new ideas in world class business.

Mohammad Hassan Adjigol —Graduate Studies Director at Industrial Management Institute

Mohammad Hassan Adjigol —Graduate Studies Director at Industrial Management Institute

Reza`s efficiency in terms of working on a business project is exceptional. He has a clear vision of what he is after in business and possess a strong will to achieve it. Reza`s contributions in areas such as team & operational management, negotiation and idea development are essential. I am delighted to work with him on different projects and looking forward to have life long business partnership with him.

Ali Hosseini —Trade Marketing & Distribution Area Manager at British American Tobacco

Ali Hosseini —Trade Marketing & Distribution Area Manager at British American Tobacco

I’ve been working with Reza since TEDxTehran 2013 and I think it has been a great experience. He is a professional colleague and working with him is easy because he is so trustful and you can rely on him in tough situation which is a great skill .

Nikoo Niknam —Managing Director & Co Founder at NikPrint

Nikoo Niknam —Managing Director & Co Founder at NikPrint

Reza is a great teammate and coordinator. On top of everything, he is so enthusiastic about everything which he gets involved with.

Njdeh Tahmasian Savarani —Explorer | Hacker | Change Agent

Njdeh Tahmasian Savarani —Explorer | Hacker | Change Agent

Reza is an enthusiastic and hardworking co-worker. He has the spirit that gives energy to the whole company.

Ameneh Alaghband —BI Scientific Director at Industrial Management Insitute

Ameneh Alaghband —BI Scientific Director at Industrial Management Insitute

I worked with Reza in TICK Club for few weeks. He is one of the most talented & passionate people that I’ve ever seen in my life. He is always looking at the half full of the glass and can lead the team in the toughest situations. I think he is such an asset for any business endeavor.

Roozbeh Jazi —Project Manager | Serial Entrepreneur

Roozbeh Jazi —Project Manager | Serial Entrepreneur

Reza is pretty dynamic and resourceful guy who has always great deal of energy to think and carry out on various expertise levels. I know him since elementary school and already we are working together based on his project management and business consulting skills. Any individual would be impressed by his admired potentials and socialability in different criteria.

Pouya Katbab —CEO at Pouya Zist Plast

Pouya Katbab —CEO at Pouya Zist Plast