Dr. Bijan Azad
Bijan is an Associate Professor at the Olayan School of Business (OSB), American University of Beirut and the Director of Samih Darwazah Center for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. He pioneered the popular experiential Entrepreneurship Practicum graduate course at AUB, and designed AUB’s Scale-Up Readiness Program. He is also very active in the startup ecosystem serving as an affiliated instructor at Flat6Labs accelerator, and a Coach and Mentor at the IM-Capital Venture Mentoring Service (mentoring fledgling startups). Bijan earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.