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“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 an existential threat for most traditional companies.

We set out on a quest for the Alchemy of Business Design inspired by new scientific discoveries and asked what nature would do. We discovered a profound correlation with the formula employed by the most innovative companies in the world.

Why the name TULIP?

The tulip is a very 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.

Our People

A Silicon Valley product design alum and entrepreneur on a quest for “Alchemy of Work™.” Reimagining the future of entrepreneurship inspired by nature. Born with non~linear imagination, Siamak is fluently multi-cultural, well-traveled and insanely perceptive.

Siamak truly enjoys the time he spends cross pollinating his experience in design, tech, startups, and entrepreneurial journey with the underserved talents. He is particularly drawn to ideating possible solutions to opportunities offering meaningful social and economic impacts. His entrepreneurial perspective is powered by a diverse experience in a unique range between liberal arts and technology within the startup, multinational, nonprofit, consulting, and leadership settings.

Prior to his quest for the Alchemy of Work, Siamak founded and managed consulting firms that provided concept-to-production product design services including industrial design, mechanical engineering, software engineering, and project management to tech startups and Fortune 500 companies. Siamak led and collaborated with either fully remote and distributed or semi-remote development teams globally.

Siamak holds an MS from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from UOP.

Credits & Recognition

Backers, indiegogo 2021 campaign

  • Heather Brawley
  • Kirstie Munoz
  • James Elliot Graf
  • Clandestino Express
  • JoAnne Humphry
  • Darcie Stein
  • Jordan Stein
  • Parastoo Bagheri
  • Michelle Nussey
  • Melinda Stephan
  • Rasanda Rivera
  • Afsaneh and Golnoosh Salimpour
  • Yutaka Kazamaki
  • Mina Borhani