Center for the Art of Design-Led YOUth.preneurship

cultivating the art of design-led


Embark on a transformative journey with us and explore uncharted insights into the art of Design-Led entrepreneurship. In a world clamoring for sustainable solutions, our model offers a beacon of clarity, blending time-tested principles with uniquely redefined perspectives.At the core of our approach lies a nature-inspired, human-centric paradigm. Join us and unlock the potential to chart your own progress, aligning your innate passion, purpose, and action to pursue ventures with both meaningful and economic impacts.

entrepreneurial creatives

rise up!

The Next-Gen Artists, Designers, and Creatives: more than ever, the world needs your entrepreneurial imaginativeness! And the potentials open to you are limitless.You are the economics' next secret weapon!



“The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic “right-brain” thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t.
— Daniel Pink
It is no secret that we are on the cusp of a design revolution in business. Our current age of innovation is not sustainable unless we foster a fresh breed of YOUthpreneurs to unravel their future.We set out on a quest for the alchemy of business design inspired by nature. We discovered a profound correlation with new scientific discoveries that must be democratized to foster a fresh breed of entrepreneurial talents addressing underserved needs and problems.

why the name


Innately rebellious, the tulip is a distinctly special flower biologically and symbolically. A tulip bulb, known to bloom year after year, symbolizes perpetual innovation the fundamental philosophy that gives the institute its name.


Siamak Zangéné Salimpour

Siamak is the author of 'BioDesign-Led Art of Innovation and Entrepreneurship,' a work to cultivate next-gen mindful economics.As a Silicon Valley design-led alum, he has gained unique insights into the elusive art that drives the world's most thriving design-led companies. Leveraging this knowledge, he fosters a fresh, new breed of entrepreneurs. Siamak cultivates empathetic and human-centric entrepreneurship and innovation in the Future of Work, creating viable solutions that are inherently mindful of mental health wellness measures. He draws from an extraordinary, enriched perspective, advocating for youth empowerment through sustainable approaches and introducing a new breed of business poets—economics' next secret weapon.Born with a nonlinear imagination, Siamak is fluently multicultural, well-traveled, and insanely perceptive.He enjoys cross-pollinating his corporate and consulting experience with innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems to tackle company challenges and explore new approaches to talent, innovation, and culture. He is particularly drawn to developing solutions for underserved opportunities that offer meaningful social and economic impacts.Previously, Siamak founded and managed consulting firms that provided end-to-end technology product design services, developing multimillion-dollar high-volume systems including industrial design, mechanical, hardware, and software engineering, and program management for tech leaders and brands such as Sun Microsystems (currently Oracle), Cisco, Hitachi, and Brocade (unicorn IPOs). He has led and collaborated globally with fully remote, distributed, and hybrid development teams.Siamak holds an MS from the MIT Sloan School of Management.



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