About us

About Us

Welcome to IDEATO, your catalyst for innovation and business success. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support, connecting entrepreneurs with a network of experts, investors, and tailored services. We believe in the power of ideas and the potential for transformative change. With a focus on fostering creativity, collaboration, and sustainability, IDEATO is the ideal launchpad for turning visionary concepts into thriving businesses.

Meet The Team

Mahdi Dodangeh


Technology Adoption, Innovation Strategies

Mahdi Dodangeh is the Co-founder of PAAT, and ex-CEO of Dano. Mahdi finished his Ph.D. in 2014 from the University of Coimbra. He has been involved in various startup development over the last 10 years. He has the data science background with years of experience. He has more than 15 years’ experience in software development using C/C++, Python, Java, and JavaScript.

Mohammad Ameri


Product Design and Development,

Fund Acquisition

Mohammad Ameri brings a diverse and comprehensive background in Biological Sciences to his role as a Product Design and Development expert at IDEATO. Holding a PhD from Macquarie University in Australia, he has cultivated expertise in data science, agricultural systems, and behavioral science.

Mohammad Rad

Executive Manager

Financial Planning and Budgeting, IP Protection and Legal Advisor

Mohammad was the former Co-founder of Builtrix. He has a PhD in from MIT Portugal in Sustainable Energy Systems. His first entrepreneurship experience began 9 years ago when he founded his first start-up in the Industry, optimizing home gas heaters and home water cooling products and had a successful exit after three years with more than 10 patents as assets of the company.

Somayeh Gholami

Program Coordinator

Professional Networking, Scaling Strategies

Somayeh received her Ph.D in Applied Mathematics in 2013 at the University of Coimbra. Besides being a scientist, her big passion is the art of Persian Calligraphy. Somayeh was active in the Persian Calligraphy community in Iran, through her membership of the Society of Iranian Calligraphers in 2004. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, workshops, and talks in Portugal.

Elmira Abolhassani

Business Consultant

Personalized Mentorship, Decision-making, Effective Communication

Elmira has a master of Glass Art in University of Nova Lisboa. The ultimate objective of her artistic journey, to date, as seen in her work, has been to understand how human networks and Identities are formed and what their underlying structure is. More specifically, her works reflect her attempt to understand the meaning of network systems. She had various international exhibitions worldwide, including Portugal, Italy, Norway, China, Germany, the UK, Oman, France and Iran.

Kosar Bozorgirad

Head of Adminstration

Market Researcher, Fashion and Technology Integration

Kosar is the Head of Administration at IDEATO. With a degree in Computer Science and a master’s in Fashion Design, she possesses a unique blend of technical proficiency and creative insight. Kosar efficiently oversees administrative functions, leveraging her computer science knowledge for streamlined operations while incorporating a design-oriented perspective to enhance the visual and user experience aspects of administrative processes at IDEATO.

Mehrdad Hassani

External Mentor

AI/ML, Ergonomics,

Data Mining, Public Health

Mehrdad is based at Queensland University of Technology in Australia where he explores the potential applications of machine learning in the public health sector. As an active member of both the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) and the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS), Mehrdad is engaged with his peers and committed to advancing the field of ergonomics.

Aida Abolhassani

External Mentor

HR management, Business Development

As an Academic Mentor at IDEATO, Aida draws upon a rich and diverse background to guide and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Business Psychology from the University of Porto, Aida seamlessly integrates psychological insights with business acumen. With over five years of experience in HR management and organizational behaviors within the startup industry, she offers invaluable perspectives on human dynamics in the business environment.

Sahebeh Mirzaei

External Mentor

Medical Device Expert,

Big Data Analysis

Sahebeh is a Medical Device Technician at Demant, based in Queensland, Australia. She brings a unique blend of expertise to guide individuals in developing innovative projects, particularly in the healthcare sector. Her focus on the practical application of cutting-edge technologies aligns well with the criteria of excellence, social and economic impact, and effective project implementation, making her an invaluable resource for startups and SMEs seeking success.

MA Ghodsi

External Mentor

Predictive AI, Clinical initiatives Public Health

Mohammadali is an assistant professor of nuclear medicine at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, since 2016. He is an expert in cancer and chemotherapy. He has over six years of experience in PET-CT and oncology. Over the last few years, he has been undertaking various research actions to understand the diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer. Over the previous years, he has been involved in numerous medical research and initiatives.

Fatemeh Loni

External Mentor

Biotechnology, Agritech, Circular Economy

Fatemeh Loni, an academic mentor at IDEATO, possesses a remarkable expertise that seamlessly integrates biotechnology and bioinformatics. Holding a Ph.D. in biotechnology and a master’s degree in bioinformatics, Fatemeh guides and supports individuals in navigating the intricate intersections of these fields.

Mohammad Reza Ariya Rad

Business Developer and MENA Representative

Mohammad Reza Ariya Rad, With over 15 years of experience in international marketing MENA , he is a seasoned Business Developer and MENA Representative. His career highlights include mentoring over 150 startups, significantly enhancing digital marketing. He has been instrumental in generating over 200 million euros in sales and investments, contributing markedly to the region’s economic and business growth. His expertise in diverse markets and his ability to drive substantial financial growth make him a vital asset to our incubation team, aligning perfectly with our mission to nurture emerging businesses.

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