FAQ

WHAT’S HAMYAR ALL ABOUT ?

The goal is to assemble interesting, diverse groups of people to focus their collective creativity and experience to explore, discuss and solve important problems of entrepreneurship.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A TYPICAL SESSION ?

We bring together a group of 10-15 wide-ranging minds and three business presenters.  The three presenters share their business and a key problem they are facing in rapid-fire fashion. Next, each attendee offers questions, insights, suggestions, or introductions that may assist the presenter. The true “genius” is in the collaboration – you’ll be amazed at the power of thinking that is evoked from the structure of the sessions and the synergetic format.

WHAT’S WITH ALL THE MYSTERY ?

First names only at the start. We ask attendees to refrain from disclosing their backgrounds at the start of the session so that ideas are accepted at face value and to encourage everyone to contribute equally. Hamyar works best when we have a diversity of perspectives and where people candidly share their ideas freely and without filtering or ego. We don’t announce the attendees or presentation topics in advance; it’s a simple way to guarantee creative thinking, honest feedback and fresh ideas. Our format encourages attendees to lend their unique insights to problems that may be outside their fields of expertise — a crucial ingredient to gain novel perspectives and create innovative solutions.

IS THIS A NETWORKING EVENT ?

Yes, networking happens, but introductions come last once you’ve already come to understand how the others think. The super-committed refer to that portion of the program as the “reveal.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS THIS A NETWORKING EVENT ?

Yes, networking happens, but introductions come last once you’ve already come to understand how the others think. The super-committed refer to that portion of the program as the “reveal.”

 

 

HOW CAN I ATTEND ?

Since we try to balance areas of expertise across sessions, we curate the attendee lists every month. Anyone can apply but you must be invited to attend. For this reason, you may not hear from us immediately. We hope you will take the opportunity to attend when you receive your invitation!

WHAT IF I WANT TO PRESENT ?

If you are involved in a new, mature, small or large company willing to candidly present a current business challenge that could benefit from a bit of “Genius,” we’d love to hear from you.