Reza Ghiabi is an opportunity maker.

He believes in a future where everyone has the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential and our collective ability to build that future together.
 He is an unshakable responsible optimist.

Described as “a passionate entrepreneur with strategic intellect” and “a pillar of the start-up community in Iran”, Ghiabi teaches leaders and organizations how to grow to their fullest potential both individually and organizationally. With a bold goal to help build a world full of opportunities, Ghiabi is leading a movement to create high impact ventures.

A trained Ethnographer, Ghiabi is fascinated by the reasoning that the most impactful leaders and organizations grow. Over the years, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how leaders think, act and communicate, and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted a significant part of his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations to create opportunities.


In 2009, with the first waves of Iran Startup Ecosystem, Ghiabi started to get involved with tech startups as a mentor in strategy. Taking a deeper look into what causes startups to grow, Ghiabi focused on empowering the culture of innovation. Since 2014, he may be best known for organizing TEDxTehran, a local, independently organized event licensed by TED that brings hundreds of thought leaders, innovators, and doers, from across different disciplines, to embrace “Ideas Worth Spreading” in the heart of Tehran.

Today, Reza Ghiabi together with his organizations OPPMAKR Institute, ILIA\\OPPMAKR, Ghasedak Ventures and VIRA Institute, provides various services from initiation and management strategy to fundraising.

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