Mentors

 

  

Vahid Gasimov

E - mail : vqasimov@beu.edu.az

 

Expert at Information Technologies. Senior Lecturer at Baku Engineering University. Trainer at STEP Computer Academy. CEO of Sahil IT Ltd. Member of board of Azerbaijan Internet Forum.

 

 

  

Vurghun Hajiev

E - mail : vurgunh@gmail.com

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/vurgun

 

He graduated at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy(bachelor and master degree in Automation of Production Processes) and received his PhD degree. He has 4 scientific projects abroad and 13 scientific projects in total (Artificial Intelligence, machine learning algorithms). He has been closely involved in the "Informatics" and Information Technologies orientation projects that implemented by the Ministry of Education in the direction of programming, adapting the subject to modern requirements, preparing electronic textbooks, and updating the terminology database. He continues to become mentor in Sup Accelerator.  He is Cisco Systems International Trainer. Currently, he is the Director of Technology at ATL Info Tech.

 

 

 

  

Firudin Sultanov 

E - mail : fsultanov@beu.edu.az

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/fsultanov

 

Firudin Sultanov is head of Accounting and Audit department at Baku Engineering University. He has received bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in business management in Turkey. A major area ofFirudin Sultanovis financial accounting and operations management and has about 15 years of academic experience in higher education institutions. He is also the co-founder of Expert Media which is the first and largest video encyclopedia in Azerbaijan. Firudin Sultanov provides professional trainings and consultations on the establishment of a financial accounting and financial system. He is chairman of the Accounting Committee at ARPA.

 
 
 

 

  

Mammad Karim

E - mail  : mk@vc.mk

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/mammadkarim

 

Serial entrepreneur and investor, Mammad Karim, is the Founder of the first investment funds for early - stage start-ups in Azerbaijan, Khazar Ventures. The current portfolio covers start-ups from a number of countries including Turkey, Germany, US and UAE. He is also leading an accelerator and incubation program at Innoland for local startups, helping them to grow in Azerbaijan and expand to international markets. Besides his current investments Mr Karim co-founded/launched two online media channels and Tech Academy in Azerbaijan.

 
 
 

 

  

 

Madad N. Rustamov

E - mail : mededrustamov@yahoo.com

 

Founder and CEO AXIS Consulting (BMTG Ltd.)

Co-founder of Azerbaijan Retailers Association

He is a professional with 20 years experience in strategy, operations and sales and marketing within a wide range of businesses such as manufacturing, construction, retail and consulting.

He is graduated from IE Business School MBA program and Harvard Business School (HBX) (Disruptive Strategy, Entrepreneurship Essentials, Sustainable Business Strategy); Wharton Business School (Corporative and Business Strategy) certification programs.
He is student of London Business School Sloan Master Program and Harvard University Extension School Master in Sustainability.

 

 

 

 

  

 

Jalal Rahimov

E - mail : rahimovm@hightech.az

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/jalalrahimov

 

 

 

 

 

  

Elnur Asgarli

E - mail  : e.asgarli@gmail.com

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/elnurasgarli

 

Elnur Asgarli - Executive level finance professional with more than 15 years of experience. Functioned at CFO and CEO levels and developed financial management and accounting systems at leading groups of companies of Azerbaijan. Also a team member of several management consulting projects providing services to top level companies of the country.

Holds Master's degree from University of Sydney, Australia and Doctor of Management degree from University of Phoenix, USA.

 

 

 

  

Parviz Hasanov

E - mail : phesenov@beu.edu.az

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/phesenov

 

He is head of İndustrial Engineering department at Baku Engineering University. He has received bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. He did his research work for Ph.D in Ryerson University in Canada. He has about 10 years of academic experience in higher education institutions. He has 18 publications about supply chain management and inventory management and he attend many international conferences as a author. He is also the co-founder of professional trainings and consultations company of Lean Consulting.

 

 

 

  

Elshad Yusifli

E - mail : eyusifli@gmail.com

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/eyusifli

 

Elshad Yusifli is serial tech entrepreneur, created profitable tech companies. His Alkredit fintech startup, generated $10+ million loan portfolio to banks in first 18 months.
Before Alkredit, he co-founded Media Monitoring tech company which monitored 8 countries online media in the CIS region. Currently Elshad is CTO and Co-founder of keepface.com influencer marketing company, founded in Dubai and operating in 31 countries.

Elshad Yusifli is a blockchain evangelist and Agile lover. He has 15+ years engineering background.

 

 

 

  

Khyyam Masiyev

E - mail :  xmesiyev@beu.edu.az

Linkedin:  linkedin.com/in/khmasiyev

 

 

 

    

 

Rashid Aliyev 

E - mail : rashid@aliyev.us

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/rashidaliyev

I'm sociable by nature with an eye for the eclectic. I enjoy being around others and are especially attracted to the creative world. The lead in the play, the artistic mind power behind the big idea, or the performer, I'm always shine. Others are drawn to me and admire me. I am thrive out in the world and appreciate being surrounded by other people. Several projects and success in background which are approved by certificates, diplomas and recognition awards. Pretty well highlighted on local (Azerbaijan) and global media (US, Europe, Asia), TV interviews and blog post with and about me. Speaker of many local and international events. Invited as jury member to few local and global events. I'm member of such science associations like ACM and AAAS.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Joshgun Karimov

E - mail  : joshkerimov@gmail.com

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/joshkerimov

Facebook : facebook.com/joshgun.karimov

 

He is author of KVAN and UBUNTU books. Both books have been published on the basis of preliminary readings. He graduatedQafqaz University. He is a philologist and educator in English and Literature. In 2007, he was the first to reach Europe in the EastChance Esse Competition by sending a essay called "Leonardo Da Vinci". Since 2011, he has held seminars and trainings for over 5,000 people on Public Speaking, Presentation Skills, Customer Oriented Service and Internal Motivation. He has been mentoring for four years on introducing promotional teams to international startup contests. Joshgun is the winner of the New Idea 2016 Startup Contest and Seedstars Baku Regional Competition. Founder of social platforms such as Quotter and GR8.

 

 

  

Rashad Eyvazov

E - mail  : rashad.eyvazov@icnextstep.com

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/rashad-eyvazov

 

Director of NEXT STEP Innovation Center. He graduated in applied physics at BSU. Before he worked as a IT manager banking field, he also has experience as an entrepreneur. He is also co-founder, alkredit.az, and project manager at sup.az

 

 

  

Vusal Karimli

E - mail  : vusal@sup.az

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/vusalkarimli

 

Mr. Vusal Karimli earned his BA in International Relations from Azerbaijan University of Languages and Masters Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University. He took a Business Ethics class at Harvard Summer School in the summer of 2008. Mr. Karimli lived in Seville, Spain between 2014 and 2017 where he actively involved in the startup ecosystem. Mr. Karimli has been working as a director of SUP, first Azerbaijani startup accelerator, since August, 2017 and acts as a mentor to startups accepted to the accelerator program. His field of interest includes artificial intelligence and viral growth.