🔔  Executive team building, boot camp, logistics are all behind us, and Sabah.lab is launched with 10 startups. We had the pleasure to share this exciting occasion with friends and partners.

We intend to reach out and contact more and more ecosystem leaders and partners to join and strengthen our startups, stay tuned for news and updates.

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!! 🚀🚀🚀
Tal Catran
Sabah.lab Advisory Board Chairman

💡 Startups demand hard work, and are not for everyone, but I recommend you to try. Appreciate yourselves as much as you want others to appreciate you. Always have a goal and make your best to reach it. Failure is a building block for success.

👏 Thanks Youth Inc. for your invitation.

SABAH.lab Advisory Board Meeting 2022

🔊 Delighted to conduct my 1st executive board meeting as Sabah.lab advisory board Chairman. Where going live tomorrow with much excitement and inspiration to be the best!

✅ Follow us for news and updates.

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!! 🚀🚀🚀
Tal Catran
Sabah.lab Advisory Board Chairman

Youth Inc. Azerbaijan 2022

📢  I would like to invite you to participate in my lecture tomorrow (Thursday 14:30), hosted by Youth Inc , on ‘Turning Ideas into a kickass Startups’. The event is open for the public.

Meeting language – English.
📍 Venue: “Youth Inc.” (Baku Shah. Sabail district, Yusif Mammadaliyev 22 street. )
☎️  Contact number for registration: +994516216460 (Govhar Manafova – “Youth Inc.” PR and SMM manager of Entrepreneurship Program and Business Incubation Center).

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!! 🚀🚀🚀
Tal Catran
Startups & Accelerators Guru

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SABAH.lab Azerbaijan 2022

🔊 I’m delighted to join SABAH.lab executive management team in launching our 1st Cohort.

Startups are a growth engine of the global economy, fostering innovation, creative thinking, creating job opportunities and tech benchmark. Education is the cornerstone of enriching the knowledge and capacity of startuppers as well as industrial experts, hi-tech and business leaders.

💡 SABAH.lab is up for the challenge, offering professional guidance for early stage entrepreneurs, to develop their ideas into startup companies, validate the technology as well as receive initial investment. The program is supported by Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 , Institute of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan and IE Business School along with other international experts, speakers and mentors.

Stay tuned for updates and see you next week in Baku😉

Azerbaijan Career Development Forum 2021

🇦🇿  Azerbaijan Career Development Forum, 1st edition was impressive and well organized.

Under the slogan ‘Get ready for the future’, Government Ministers as well as first class international and local speakers shared with 150 participants and hundreds online, best practice, future trends and valuable tips. I conducted a lecture on the effects of innovation and startups on our career as well as workshop to students.

Where there’s a will there’s a way and I’m confident the enthusiastic audience is skillful to better face the future.

🔗 My lecture: https://youtu.be/qS5hrEx7ljc
🔗 Event video: https://karyeraforumu.az/

STEM Azerbaijan Festival 2021

🌐  1st STEM Azerbaijan Festival 2021 gave me an amazing opportunity to meet talented motivated teenagers, from all over Azerbaijan 🇦🇿  regions, in an impressive demonstration of tech ideas and products.

The event was honored with the participation of Education Minister Mr. Emin Amrullayev who gave personal attention to all participating teams.

💡 I wish to thank STEAM Azerbaijan manager Mr. Igrar Nazarov for his gracious invitation to participate and speak as well as to my awesome partner Mrs. Sevinj Amirova-Mammadova CEO of JAA for helping with translation and motivation. As JAA Advisory Board, was glad to learn about the cooperation of JAA with STEM project. Well done all participants and stakeholders.

I was delighted to meet Minister of Education Mr. Emin Amrullayev to discuss the challenges of tech transformation, and change in the startup ecosystem mindset. Minister Amrullayev shared a profound understanding and clear roadmap for educational excellence and tech innovation promoted via SABAH.lab acceleration center.
I was accompanied by Mrs. Sevinj Amirova-Mammadova CEO of JAA discussing youth entrepreneurship education and Mrs. Jurgita Jaruševičienė CEO of Mokosi online tutoring platform, exploring partnership to launch in Azerbaijan. 🇦🇿 
I wish to thank Ministry’s advisors Mr. Elnur Aliyev and Mr. Rufat Azizov, for the professional discussion. Looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.

🇦🇿  Recapping my amazing visit to Baku last week, beginning with meeting 🇮🇱  Israel’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Mr. George Deek and deputy Mr. Doron Pe’er , to discuss and update on activities relating to the startup ecosystem, tech innovation and opportunities.

Glad to report a productive meeting with much anticipation for the near future.

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!! 🚀🚀🚀
Tal Catran
Startups & Accelerators Guru

Azerbaijan Career Development Forum 2021

🌎. Cəfa çəkməyən səfa görməz.

Excited to return to 🇦🇿. Baku following almost 2 years of covid, and conduct along side Nigar Arpadarai, a keynote speech and workshop, regarding the changing trends after COVID: How to turn difficulties into opportunities?

  COVID pushed digitalization light year ahead, but what about us? Can we close the gap and how? What is the effect on our day to day jobs and business? Want to share a learn how to best handle the new future?

Join us on December 8th,2021 📆  at Azərbaycan Karyera İnkişaf Forumu📍

🔗 www.karyeraforumu.az

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🇦🇿  Tərəddüd etmə, Sürətlən!!!🚀

🔊 Delighted to share my hands-on experience with students that will soon become the tech and business leaders of the future, at the Azerbaijan Career Development Forum which is organized by Dövlət Məşğulluq Agentliyi & Əmək və Əhalinin Sosial Müdafiəsi Nazirliyi.

Workshop: “The impact of innovations & startups on our career”

📌  For more information: www.karyeraforumu.az

Save the date: December 8th,2021

The purpose of the Azerbaijan Career Development Forum is to raise awareness of the changing labor market, to get acquainted with the professions and skills promised by the future and to anticipate events to train professionals who meet the relevant requirements.

Azerbaijan Career Development Forum 2021

🔊 Meeting with dear friends from 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan, Pasha Holdings delegation, during their visit to 🇮🇱  Israel.

Had the pleasure of meeting Farrukh Ali and Orkhan Babayev from Pasha Holding’s Innovation Team as well as Ruslan Alakbarov, Zaur Baghirov and other group champions.

🎯 I look forward to a strong, long lasting and fruitful cooperation!

See you soon in Baku, as I will be a keynote speaker at Azerbaijan Career Development Forum (Azərbaycan Karyera İnkişaf Forumu).

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!! 🚀🚀🚀
Tal Catran
Startups & Accelerators Guru

🇦🇿 I was delighted to deliver the keynote speech at the Youth Empowerment & Leadership Program (YELP) closing conference, organized by Azərbaycan Gənclərinin Nailiyyəti – Junior Achievement Azerbaijan – JAA.

✨ I wish good luck to all the young entrepreneurs on their roller-coaster startup journey, paved with hard work, persistence, resilience and smarts.

📌 I hope all supporting parties will keep engage in promoting youth entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan🇦🇿 .
Kudos JAA Executive Manager Mrs. Sevinj Amirova-Mammadova and her talented team.
Thanks to UNICEF Azerbaijan, Azərbaycan Respublikası Gənclər və İdman Nazirliyi and Azərbaycan Gənclər Fondu / Azerbaijan Youth Foundation.

📌 I’m honored to continue my role for the 5th year as JAA Advisory Board member and wish us all an amazing year filled with achievements, good health and success.

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!!🚀🚀🚀
Tal Catran
Startups & Accelerators Guru

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🔊 I’m delighted to deliver the keynote speech at the Youth Empowerment & Leadership Program (YELP) closing conference, organized by Azərbaycan Gənclərinin Nailiyyəti – Junior Achievement Azerbaijan – JAA🇦🇿 and supported by Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan, Unicef Azerbaijan in partnership with Azərbaycan Respublikası Gənclər və İdman Nazirliyi and Azərbaycan Gənclər Fondu / Azerbaijan Youth Foundation.

JAA is managed by the talented and my dear friend Mrs. Sevinj Amirova-Mammadova, an inspiration and international leader in youth education and training in entrepreneurship and management throughout Azerbaijan regions.

⭐️ I’m honored to continue my role for the 5th year as JAA Advisory Board member and wish us all an amazing year filled with achievements, good health and success.

Azərbaycan Gənclərinin Nailiyyəti / 2020

🇦🇿. Innovation Ecosystem Meetup Baku led by Nəqliyyat, Rabitə və Yüksək Texnologiyalar Nazirliyi supported by UNDP Azerbaijan served as a great opening for 2020, packed with events, conferences and opportunities to accelerate the #startup ecosystem to new hights and dominance, in exposure and recognition, achievements and deliveries. 🌍
Now its the #ecosystem’s turn to take over and lead ahead. 💪

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Mission Done! 💪
🇦🇿  4 new startup ideas see life, conceived by JAA/UNICEF youth workers/trainers from 6 regional centres, as part of our #Entrepreneurship seminar. Proud of all the amazing groups of teachers that can now share hands-on experience with their students in the regions.
👨‍💼 Thank you Azərbaycan Gənclərinin Nailiyyəti – Junior Achievement Azerbaijan – JAA staff led by Mrs Sevinj Amirova-Mammadova for making this seminar successful and setting a high standard. We welcome all startup #ecosystem leaders of Azerbaijan to join us for future seminars.
👏 Special Thanks to Unicef Azerbaijan and Eu Delegation in Azerbaijan for supporting youth development.

Startups Exit Strategy from COVID-19 / 2020

🇦🇿  Tərəddüd etməyin, sürətləndirin !!!
⚠️. Excited to return to Baku and share my insights regarding The Day After COVID-19, hopefully nearing in the coming weeks.

✅. No sense in dwelling about today, start preparing for our New Normal of Tomorrow. Join my talk at Baku Engineering University, and learn how to better prepare, adjust, and get ready.

📍 Live on https://www.facebook.com/beutechnopark/

Thanks to my host Mr. Elchin Yusubov CPM and University Head of BEU Technopark and Innovation Center.
🇲🇽 For previous webinar at UAQ Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, see link 👉 https://youtu.be/vf1BEEmEh1o

HOW TO TEACH ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO KIDS? / 2020

💎  Start training young for a more innovative future.
Train the Trainers for young entrepreneurship guidance.
📢I invite you to watch the video designated for entrepreneurship, trainers, teachers who want to get answers for the following questions:
Can entrepreneurship be taught?
Which skils should be acquired?
Which book is a must-read for this field?
What is the formula for #success?

📌Stay tuned and watch the training on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDNtwecwH7w

🇦🇿  Thank you Sevinj Amirova-Mammadova, CEO of Azərbaycan Gənclərinin Nailiyyəti – Junior Achievement Azerbaijan – JAA for inviting me to share my experience and insights on ”Teaching entrepreneurship to #teenagers and beginners”.

Global Deftech Hackathon / 2020

🇦🇿 Do you accept the Challenge???

Join Global DefTech Hackathon🥇and win $$$$$! 🌎Participation is open for team from all over the world.

The Global Deftech Hackathon 2020 is an online hackathon focusing on #informationsecurity #digitalfaude #civildefense and #defencetechnologies, taking place virtually on 4-6 December, 2020 in Baku, Azerbaijan

🌎 Teams from allover the world will compete for 3 💎💎💎

🎙️ I’m delighted to join as a Jury member and I look forward to hear your disruptive ideas.

✅ Register before 30 November: https://globaldeftech.com/en/register/teamregister

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!!🚀🚀🚀
Tal Catran

Innovation Ecosystem Meetup Baku 2020

Innovation Ecosystem Meetup Baku led by Nəqliyyat, Rabitə və Yüksək Texnologiyalar Nazirliyi supported by UNDP Azerbaijan served as a great opening for 2020, packed with events, conferences and opportunities to accelerate the #startup ecosystem to new hights and dominance, in exposure and recognition, achievements and deliveries. 🌍
Now its the #ecosystem’s turn to take over and lead ahead. 💪

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JAA Entrepreneurship Seminar 2020

Mission Done! 💪
🇦🇿 4 new #startup ideas see life, conceived by JAA/UNICEF youth workers/trainers from 6 regional centres, as part of our #Entrepreneurship seminar. Proud of all the amazing groups of teachers that can now share hands-on experience with their students in the regions.
Thank you Azərbaycan Gənclərinin Nailiyyəti – Junior Achievement Azerbaijan – JAA staff led by Mrs Sevinj Amirova-Mammadova for making this seminar successful and setting a high standard. We welcome all startup #ecosystem leaders of Azerbaijan to join us for future seminars.
Special Thanks to Unicef Azerbaijan and Eu Delegation in Azerbaijan for supporting youth development

Tərəddüd etmə, Sürətlən!!!🚀

📍Delighted to participate as a mentor and jury member at the Finals of the İdeyadan biznesə I2B- From Idea to Business Startup Tour at Heydar Aliyev Center on October 18, 2019!

💡As part of the Innovation Week 2019, Azerbaijan hosts event where start-ups will compete with their ideas to support local innovation ecosystem players and build an “İnnovativ Azərbaycan,” Innovation Week brings State, Academy, Business, and Society together. The top three winners of the contest will get financial support for their projects! Isn’t that amazing? A brilliant source of motivation!🏆

📍I welcome you to join me and meet Azerbaijan’s innovative startups.

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Azerbaijan’s innovative 2019

if you have an innovative idea for a problem you know needs solving, you just made a huge step in the right direction!

As part of Innovation Week in cooperation with Azərbaycan Gənclərinin Nailiyyəti – Junior Achievement Azerbaijan – JAA, I invite you to join my Master Class From Idea to Start-up Meeting and gain valuable tools, tips, and international experience.

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!!🚀🚀🚀

Idea to Start-up Meeting 2019

Calling Entrepreneurs & Startups to join me at Bakutel Tech-Talks, an amazing opportunity to earn hands-on experience, motivation, Networking and public awareness. You can even secure 15 minutes mentoring session with me during Dec. 6th. Register here: https://bakutel.az/en-TechTalks/ and request to meet me.

Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!!

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INNOVATION WEEK 2019

Unlimited Hackathon convinced many, Baku, Azerbaijan young entrepreneurs, have what it takes, sole spirit motivation performance techabilities and sportsmanship  with the determined support of United Nations Development Programme – UNDP under Alessandro Fracassetti and generous presence of Leyla Aliyeva, as well as many mentors, techies and sustainability experts, orchestrated by the talented Leyla Seyidzade and UNDP Team, resulted in a successful and memorable event.

Baku, Azerbaijan, definitely a Must see city, Bakutel Azerbaijan a Must explore conference. Thank you Caspian Event Organisers for inviting me, and to all my friends in Azerbaijan Republic, I’ll be seeing you again soon and I welcome you to visit Israel.

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Innocamp Round Tables Shamakhi Azerbaijan 2019

Innocamp Round Tables has kicked off carrying winds of accomplishment and inspiration, focusing on collaboration, partnership and cooperation between all innovation leaders in the Startup ecosystem. Stay tuned for conclusions and action steps coming from Shamakhi Azerbaijan.

Bu il ad gunumu INNOCAMP da moderator olarag keciririk/ This year I celebrated my birthday as a moderator at INNOCAMP 🙂

RoboDay 2019

Never miss an opportunity to boost imagination and impact creativity, start young.
Research shows the 3 major subjects interesting kids are: 🤖Robots, 🛸Space and 🦖 Dinosaurs. Roboday Festival
Heydar Aliyev Center was a perfect opportunity to see kids and parents enjoy #robotic innovation and #entertainment.

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SHE Congress 2018

Congrats to the women of Azerbaijan for IWD.
Yes you Can, Sure you Will, now its YOUR time To Do!!

UNLIMITED Hackfest 2018

Time to Hackfest Innovation, Technology and have lots of Fun. Join me at #UNLIMITED and share your ingenuity, creativity and skills, I promise to share mine. www.unlimited.az

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Bakutel Tech-Talks 2018

⭐️ Innoweek was full of events and proved to be an important milestone in promoting the startup scene in Azerbaijan, and organized by Nəqliyyat, Rabitə və Yüksək Texnologiyalar Nazirliyi.

⭐️10 İdeyadan biznesə startups from 6 regions competed, 3 winners announced. We enjoyed the vibrant Roboday as well as insightful eTrade forum enriching all with abundant discussions and ideas.

Round Tables discussion regarding sub-regional Innovation policy outlook was led by UNECE and a report presenting conclusions and action steps from InnoCamp Round Tables, were presented to innovation-related parties, including 4 government ministries, 3 universities, 4 hubs & accelerators. KOB Azərbaycan / SMB Azerbaijan.

🏆 We concluded with the 1st Innovation Awards celebrating 5 best of categories: Startup, Influencer, Innovation Event, Innovation Project and Innovation Ecosystem Player.

🎉 Congrats and well done to all participating parties and see you soon and Bakutel 🇦🇿

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🇦🇿  🇮🇱 İsrailli startap və akselerasiya eksperti Tal Catran İnnovasiyalar Agentliyində!🚀

Youth Inc. Sahibkarlıq Proqramı və İnnovasiyalar Agentliyinin tərəfdaşlığı ilə gənc startaplar və sahibkarlar üçün Start it UP! w/ Tal Catran adlı görüş keçirildi.

Görüşdə öz təcrübələrini bölüşməkdən çox startapların və sahibkarların biznesdə etdiyi səhvlər haqqında ətraflı söhbətlər apararılmış, dəyərli məsləhətlər verilmişdir.

Tal Catran – TC Holdings platformasının qurucusudur. Bu platforma üzərindən o, bir çox startapın, software və hardware proqram təminatı sistemlərinin, həmçinin müxtəlif texnoloji tətbiqlər üzrə xidmət göstərən şirkətlərin idarə edilməsində aktiv iştirak edir. Cənab Catran biznesin inkişafı, beynəlxalq marketinq, fandreyzinq və idarəetmə sahəsində geniş təcrübəsi olan investor, peşəkar mentor və müxtəlif sahələr üzrə ixtisaslaşmış sahibkardır. O həmçinin, bir sıra sənaye və iqtisadiyyatın ayrı-ayrı aspektləri üzrə yeni fəaliyyətə başlayan startapların (pre-seed and seed) təsisçilərinə də böyük motivasiya mənbəyidir.

Meeting with Azerbaijan Minister for Education 2017

Honored to meet with Azerbaijan Minister for Education Mr. Mikayil Jabbarov together with Israel ambassador to Azerbaijan Mr. Dan Stav, and discuss future plans to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem, followed by a seminar to the Education Ministry personnel. Knowledge is power!!!

JAA Advisory Board 2017

Privileged today to share my experience with Azerbaijani government Vice
Ministers, scholars and industrialists regarding the vision of promoting the
local startup ecosystem. I felt a good sense of proactiveness and
determination. Proud to serve as JAA Advisory Board and looking forward to be a part of things to come.