“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 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 TULIP?

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.

Our People

Siamak Z Salimpour, founder

A Silicon Valley and technology-product-design alum and entrepreneur drawing from an exceptionally enriched work and life experience paying it forward helping aspiring non-STEM youth learn the elusive art of meaningful work and entrepreneurship to unravel their future…

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.

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