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Hassan Syed

Advisor Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, US

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bir Ventures International. Previously Resources Director, Twycross Zoo.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bir Ventures International. Previously Resources Director, Twycross Zoo.

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Bir Network
Bir Ventures International


Founder and CEO Bir Ventures International September 2012 - present
Resources Director Twycross Zoo April 2011 - September 2012
Chief Information Officer International Species Information System - ISIS.ORG June 2003 - April 2011
IT Manager Toronto Zoo July 2002 - June 2003
Vice President / CIO Xentek Corporation October 1996 - April 2002
Client Server Specialist Kellogg Company August 1995 - September 1996
IT Manager Hempel A/S October 1992 - July 1995
Business Systems Analyst Softek W.L.L. December 1991 - September 1992
IT Manager Sind Agriculture Development Association March 1991 - August 1991
IT Manager Abbas Bhai Sons October 1989 - March 1991
Developer and System Analyst Fateh Group 1986 - 1989


University of Sindh 1985 - 1991
Hyderabad Institute of Computer Science 1984 - 1988
Government College Hyderabad 1982 - 1984
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Incubator
  • • Innovation
  • • Crowdsourced Labor
  • • Higher Education
  • • Nfc
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Higher Education

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Azeem Amir
They're my friends  •  Creative Director, ARTWiX Inc.. Previously Marketing Coordinator, National Quality Institute. York grad.
he has inherently built entrepreneurship qualities
Muzammil Karel
They're my advisor  •  Senior Engineer, ABB. Previously Service & Installation Engg, Gloabtel Convergence Ltd.
He has a vast past exprience in programming & development tools which he as used for making projects for his current & previous job.
Dave Morgan
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Wild Welfare. Previously Executive Director, African Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Hassan's ability to think outside of the box is second to none I have ever encountered. His way of looking at things is unconventional
Dalia Conde
They're my advisor  •  Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, MaxO and Associate Researcher, Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp. Duke grad.
Hi thinks out of the box, is driven, highly professional and open to collaboration. He can communicate across multiple sectors and disciplin ... es. I have seen him working with CEOs, UN staff, Academics and other entrepreneurs. He takes risks and he does not gives up. It is a real pleasure working with him.
Fatima Muzamil
They're my advisor  •  Computer Engineer, Bir Ventures International. Previously Lecturer, AI-A.R. Kalsekar Polytechnic.
He is having wast knowledge in CRM, Project Developments and having great business strategy
Duncan Bolton
We worked together  •  Advisor, Bir Ventures International and Curator, Birdworld.
Hassan is a big thinker with a pragmatic approach to tasks, able to simplify and assimilate the most complex of concepts and take a team alo ... ng with him to transform an idea into reality.
Caroline Lees
We worked together  •  Programme Officer, CBSG. Previously ASMP Programme Coordinator, ARAZPA (now ZAA).
Hassan is a progressive thinker able to connect disparate ideas to build new products and synergies. He works with great sincerity, directin ... g his energy and talent towards projects that he really believes in and this has brought him the wide recognition and respect of a broad network of conservation professionals. Hassan is both a successful leader and an excellent team player and I would love to see him continue to grow as an entrepreneur. I'm very happy to vouch for him!
Sandeep Uppal
We worked together  •  Managing Director, i3 Consulting Private Ltd.. Previously Project Leader, McKinsey & Company.
He can come up with brilliant ideas and because of his resourcefulness, he can mobilize the required resources behind the idea to test them ... and take them to a logical state.
Vikas Gupta
We worked together at Bir Ventures International  •  Founder, CTO, Bir Ventures International and Founder,CIO, GTEN:Global Technology Experts.
Hassan has led, developed and nurtured many projects from a seed to a full grown tree which gives fruits. He can bring Ideas To Reality taki ... ng his team along at the same time, making them passionate about the vision and mission of the startup.
Peter Borgen-Nielsen
We worked together  •  Client Partner, Resolution Media. Previously Head of Digital, iMarketers.
He is highly intelligent and has great leadership skills. I have seen him lead teams from five people to many more times this, they follow h ... im with complete confidence in where he is taking them. Hassan is very driven, he is ready to do whatever needs to be done. Hassan has already had much success as an entrepreneur and this will continue to grow with the right co-founder who can compliment his experience.
Youngmi Ellie Lee
Technician, Walgreens. Previously Medicare, UnitedHealth Group.