Nejdeh Hovanessian

Nejdeh Hovanessian joined AUA EPIC in October 2019 as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence acting as a catalyst for the center’s resident startups to bridge the gap between entrepreneurship theory and practice.
He studied Industrial Design in undergraduate years. After almost one decade of professional experience as a designer, he continued his studies in the field of Design Management.
During the postgraduate studies, Nejdeh was introduced to the field entrepreneurship and startups. Based on his master’s degree research he developed and coined the concept of ‘designpreneurship’ which is a widely accepted concept now.
Nejdeh has more than ten years of entrepreneurial experience with some notable success stories.
Since 2008 he has focused on Design Thinking as his main field of research while practicing and teaching it in academia and beyond.

Higher education

2007, MA in Design, Strategy and Innovation
Brunel University

1995, BA in Industrial Design
Art University of Tehran

Courses taught:

CSE290 – Startup Culture

Office location: 520M - EPIC

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