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We provide unprecedented foundational insight and perspective into the most sustainable, time-tested, and yet elusive art of BIODESIGN-LED entrepreneurial thinking, enabling learners to chart their own course.Our nature-inspired human-centric model will guide learners through aligning their passion, purpose, and action to pursue ventures with meaningful and economic impacts.

entrepreneurial talents

an open call

"The Next Gen Creatives, Artisans, and Designers: our communities need your entrepreneurial imaginativeness!
You are the economics' next secret weapon!
And the opportunities open to you are, now more than ever, unlimited."



“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 Zangené Salimpour

Author of the BIODESIGN-LED entrepreneurial model. A Silicon Valley and technology-product-design alum and entrepreneur drawing from an extraordinary, enriched perspective on work and life, paying it forward: cross-pollinating YOUth with the most sustainable approach thereby introducing a new breed of "business poets" — the economics' next secret weapon.Born with nonlinear imagination, Siamak is fluently multi-cultural, well-traveled, and insanely perceptive.Siamak truly enjoys the time he spends cross-pollinating his corporate and consulting experience with innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems tackling company challenges and exploring new approaches in talent, design, and culture. He is particularly drawn to developing solutions to underserved opportunities offering meaningful social and economic impacts. His perspective is enriched by direct experience in a unique range between liberal arts and technology within various organizational structures.Prior to TULIP, 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 to tech leaders, brands, including *Sun Microsystems (currently Oracle), Cisco, Hitachi, and Brocade (unicorn IPOs). Siamak led and collaborated globally with either fully remote and distributed or hybrid development teams.Siamak holds an MS from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from UOP.



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