Amir Banifatemi

Entrepreneur and innovation promoter, Amir Banifatemi has a passion for entrepreneurship, education, and active mentorship. Amir’s career spans more than 28 years in Europe and the United States in the development and growth of high technology ventures. He is an active angel investor, President of the Tech Coast Angels Orange County Network, and the founding member of K5Launch, one of the first startup accelerators in SoCal. With a constant focus on identifying and developing future and emerging technologies that can impact society, he got inspired by TED conferences where he found that the intersection of ideas, inspiration, and community that TED and the TEDx program offer to be a compelling experience and a driver to further actions and engagement.