Dr. Vijak Haddadi
Dr. Vijak Haddadi
Vijak is a passionate entrepreneur, community leader and philosopher based in Toronto. His contributions to theory & praxis of integral entrepreneurship draw on a wide range of disciplines, from complexity theory to archetypal psychology, as well as diverse influences such as the mystic teacher of self-realization Georges Gurdjieff or the visionary architect and systems theorist Buckminster Fuller. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Integral Entrepreneurship and the Founder and CEO of Tract 9 – The Toronto Venture Factory.
We live in exciting times. We are now in the midst of a shift of epochal proportions. Our planet is becoming interconnected on all levels of human and non-human interaction forcing us to reinvent all our ways of producing, coordinating and sharing our lives together. While we realize that many of our systems are outmoded and dysfunctional, we also witness everywhere a rising awareness and willingness to rethink and redesign them.
My mission is to contribute to this shift as a venture designer, a systems designer, and thought designer, or an entrepreneur, consultant and philosopher, to use more traditional terms.
Benedikt strives to bring together the worlds of Entrepreneurship and Human Development. As educator, Benedikt adds this perspective to graduate, undergraduate, and executive curriculae at leading universities in the UK and Germany. As entrepreneur, he creates solutions and organisations that embody this vision. As advisor, he enables teams to transform their organisations to serve this highest purpose. He is based in Munich.
Ours is a time that, more than any other before it, demands a synthesis of the work on ourselves with the work in the world. Being active entrepreneurs in the world is necessary to transform our material reality. This applies to all systems we are embedded in; be they economic, political, and social systems, or local, planetary, and universal ecosystems.
Working on ourselves is a prerequisite to being this active entrepreneur, to truly understanding the workings of reality, to unfold our innate potentials, to transform our entire being. Only in this way can we play an active role in human evolution.
Based in London and Berlin, Habib is an experienced educator, coach, and entrepreneur.
I am interested in how order and complexity integrates into higher order and complexity and how this spiral dynamic can be observed on all levels of cosmic existence. I explore this through my work on systems theory and integral venturing. I am also interested in the mystic teachings of the great Sufis such as Bayazid Bastami, Abul-Hasan Kharaqani, Rumi, and Hafis. I aim to help create ventures that enable free expression and deep experience of participants and venturers. I am particularly interested in ventures that promote personal development.
Dr. Mariana Bozesan
Dr. Mariana Bozesan
Dr. Bozesan is a serial entrepreneur turned investor. With more than 20 years of Venture Capital and Private Equity experience Dr. Bozesan is currently responsible for more than 20 portfolio companies at AQAL Capital. AQAL Capital is a single family office driven by integral sustainability and guided by the proprietary Theta Model as a successful de-risking framework.
Through her leading-edge experience in Integral Impact Investing, Dr. Bozesan has become an international authority on integral metrics in investing.
During her 20+ years of serial entrepreneurship activities, she became the co-founder of 2 technology start-ups, 1 health-care portal and 2 investment companies across 2 continents. Moreover, she has 30+ years of high-tech executive experience (Oracle and DEC now Hewlett-Packard) based in Silicon Valley, Paris, France and Munich, Germany.