Former Advisor to the Government of Singapore

Chairman of BIT-AMENA Center for Building Innovation Economies, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Global Innovation Economy Advisor, 500 Startups

Founding Mentor, Unreasonable Institute


CAE Systems: acquired by Tektronix for $75M

Cirrus Logic: IPO at $150M; peak at $3.5B

NeoMagic: IPO at $300M; peak at $700M

Centillium: IPO at $700M; peak at $4B


Global Catalyst Foundation: Chairman and Co-founder – Leverage ICT for Youth Education & Empowerment of Women

Relief International-Schools Online: Chairman Emeritus – Provided computers and access to the Internet for 6400 schools in 36 countries and  assistance to refugees

UNGAID: Former Co-chair – United Nations Global Alliance for use of ICT in Development


Chairman and Co-founder of Global Catalyst Partners

Beceem: acquired by Broadcom for $330M

Founding Board Member, SoundHound


From Zero to Hero! Happiness is to have dreams, success is to make them come true!

The rapid evolution of our information society is creating chaos (and opportunities) in an exponential pace. Traditional businesses will be disrupted and innovation economies will create our sustainable future.

Is this the time to follow your dream? Is your mind and soul craving for out-of-the-box answers?

Kamran Elahian, a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and a "Global Instigator for Good" will take you on a journey as he shares his successes and failures, “celebrating the art of failure” and studying in-depth the critical elements of iTechpreneurship™, investment in high tech, and the effects of positive change that shape society’s future.

This experiential course is designed to cover the concepts, challenges, and tools needed to turn your dream into reality.  You’ll will learn to spot the mega-trends, find the common threads that bind the issues, concepts and challenges in your vision and connect the dots. The class structure offers engaging interactive sessions, meditation, and hiking in a beautiful surrounding: Barcelona.  Begin the journey.


Harbour.Space University

September 25 - October 13, 2017

Harbour.Space University Campus

Barcelona, Spain


I’m an innovation catalyst, philanthropist, entrepreneur without borders and a global venture capitalist. I have been achieving success, celebrating failure and bending the arc of humanity toward a better world.


We offer innovative university degrees taught in English by industry leaders from around the world, aimed at giving our students meaningful and creatively satisfying top-level professional futures. We think the future is bright if you make it so.

At Harbour. Space the protagonist is the student, because it’s our students who are in charge of the future. Our mission is to nurture and accelerate talent, supported by the most knowledgeable and successful people in technology and design. Harbour. Space allows for brilliant ideas to flourish and produce solutions to contemporary societal challenges around themes such as the environment, health, energy and security.

Our immersive learning approach means realworld problems take centre stage in the classroom, not textbook challenges. Brilliant ideas are born in collaboration, through experimentation by crossing every possible academic boundary. We know this is true in business, now we’re making it happen in our university.




Any university can change your career. Harbour.Space will change your life!


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Harbour.Space University

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Please note this is an intensive three week course. This is a "high pressure" course -  the subject area is particularly popular, which means entry can be very competitive. We try to accommodate as many students as possible. Course tuition is €4,500. Limited number of scholarships available.

with Kamran Elahian

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