The story behind DivERS

DivERS journey

We started our journey towards diversity and inclusion inspired from real life challenges.

The seed

2019

DivERS initial idea was shaped at Innovation Fund Denmark

The idea of DivERS born at the academic world, by noticing the unbalanced ratio of male/female at technical positions while the university graduates are approximately balanced.

New features

2020

The first prototype of DivERS idea was demonstrated at DTU

The idea of DivERS born at the academic world, by noticing the unbalanced ratio of male/female at technical positions while the university graduates are approximately balanced.

Pivoting

2021

DivERS is found in Lygnby, Denmark

Assistant prof. Sara Shafiee and Senior Data scientist Alireza Taghizadeh found DivERS in the beginning of 2021. DivERS won the best digital startup award at Venture cup Denmark in June.

Huge milestone

2022

DivERS cloud-based application is released

DivERS is tested at DTU for a PhD position and at Liva Healthcare for a UX designer. The results from both test were promising.

Our passionate team

DivERS team consists of several highly expert and passionate members who cover all aspects for creating an easy-to-use intelligent solution.

Sara Shafiee Co-Founder and CEO of DivERS

Sara Shafiee

Co-Founder and CEO

Sara holds a PhD in management engineering and Technology Development and has +8 years of experience as IT project manager and consultant in industry. She is the winner of the Alexander Foss MADE Award in 2017 and the Innovation Fund Denmark’s Industrial Researcher Prize in 2018. In 2020, she was one of the five official finalists of the SDG Tech Awards 2020. She is also appointed as one of the eight ambassadors of Innovation Fund Denmark since 2018.

Alireza Taghizadeh Co-Founder and CEO of DivERS

Alireza Taghizadeh

Co-Founder and CEO

Alireza holds a Ph.D. in photonics engineering, with 12 years of experiences in multiple companies and universities. He also has two bachelor degrees in physics and electronics. During his career, he has been actively developing multiple open source software for designing novel materials and devices. Alireza is the author of more than 40 articles in science and technology, including nature publications. His passion for diversity and equality has motivated him to establish DivERS.

Saeedeh Shafiee Co-Founder and CBDO of DivERS

Saeedeh Shafiee

Co-Founder and CBDO

Saeedeh is an Industrial PhD Student at the Management Department of Aarhus BSS. She holds an MA in linguistics and an Executive MBA from Technical University of Denmark. She has the experience as a consultant in organization development and is doing research on human resource management in project-based organization where she focuses on inclusive behaviors of leaders as well. She joined DivERS in the pursuit of her passion for inclusion and equality.

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