Shervin Pishevar is one of the few accomplished entrepreneurs who are determined to see other people also make it. He tries to show budding entrepreneurs the steps he took to become as successful as he now is. As the saying goes, show a man how to fish and you’ve helped him more than giving him fish for a day.
Shervin Pishevar is a teacher. He has shared platforms with many renowned business men who have the passion to teach upcoming entrepreneurs. What makes him stand out among others who share the same passion is the fact that he teaches from his own experience. After reading a number of entrepreneurship books, you will realise that some of the information given there are generic; hardly practical. Shervin Pishevar teaches on what he had tried and succeeded in and what he had failed in. This allows him to give his listeners advice that is not only workable, but beneficial.
Apart from teaching, he helps entrepreneurs with bright ideas to get the capital they need to set up their businesses. This has earned him a name as a seed investor or an angel investor. Shervin Pishevar realised that sometimes it is not the knowledge that is lacking, it is finances. As a result, he decided to meet the difference; to some he has given money as a loan and to others he has given money in exchange for equity. This has seen him help many entrepreneurs realise their dreams.
Because of his desire to see entrepreneurs succeed just as he did, he was chosen as a keynote speaker in President Obama’s entrepreneurship summit in Algeria. He also is a member of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurship Council where he serves as an enterpreneual ambassador. He has been part of several delegations to the Middle East and Russia. Every time he has been called upon to give financial advice whether to an audience, firm or country, he has proved himself knowledgeable and invaluable.
Shervin Pishevar is among the only 100 naturalised Americans to be awarded by the Department of Homeland Security as an outstanding American by choice.