Iranian Entrepreneur among 20 Outstanding Young Persons of the World

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:19

Vahid Rajabloo, Iranian entrepreneur has been shortlisted to the last 20 of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Year Award.

According to an ISCA report, the program honors ten outstanding young people under the age of 40 each year, individuals who exemplify the spirit of the JCI Mission and provide extraordinary service to their communities. These ten young active citizens will be honored during the 2020 JCI World Congress, due to be held in Yokahama, Japan in November.

Mr. Rajabloo experienced firsthand the obstacles people with disabilities face every day, and he wanted to create a solution that would enable people with disabilities to live a life of comfort and independence. With this in mind, he founded Tavanito Technology Company, the program’s official website reports.

Tavanito translates in Persian to Your Power, and Mr. Rajabloo believes the platform he has designed can help improve peoples’ financial and mental conditions by focusing on three fundamental needs: health and medical services, educational services and daily necessities services. Soon, he wants to expand the platform to include employment services. Currently, 14,000 people use the Tavanito platform, and the company employs seventeen people full-time.

Mr. Rajabloo has been honored with several awards for his design, including Top Entrepreneur in 2017 and 2018 in Alborz Province, the Influential Digital Entrepreneurship Award at Elcamp Exhibition and Best in Innovation in Services to People and Deprived Areas at the ICT Festival.

Even with a severe physical disability that affects more than 98% of his muscles, Mr. Rajabloo lives completely independently and in his own home. He is actively involved in his community, organizing wheelchair competitions, speaking at conferences such as TEDx, mentoring several students and running crowd funding donations to provide laptops, gadgets and mobility aids and equipment to empower people with disability.

He also provides consultations to municipalities and businesses to increase accessibility. Mr. Rajabloo has worked hard for himself and the community to change the world’s perception of people with disabilities and provide opportunities for independence and freedom.

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