Mahyar Hallaj Pour, the dynamic Founder and CEO of i3 Capital, boasts an impressive educational pedigree, encompassing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Master’s in Private Law, and a regulated Canadian immigration consultant (RCIC) certificate. His illustrious career has seen him don diverse roles within the governmental cabinet and the tourism sector. Notably, he served as an esteemed advisor at the pinnacle of governmental hierarchy and played a pivotal role in sculpting the national human capital plan in Iran. His relentless dedication, foresight in anticipating immigration law shifts, and unwavering support have been cornerstones of his success. Under his visionary leadership, over 1000 individuals and 300 companies have seamlessly transitioned to their new Canadian homes. Today, his immigration services firm flourishes, powered by a robust team of over 50 dedicated professionals.
Beyond his corporate persona, Mahyar is a kickboxing enthusiast with over 50 high-level professional fight competitions under his belt, earning him international acclaim in the sports arena. When he’s not in the ring, he cherishes moments with his newborn daughter and wife and often finds solace in entrepreneurship series and podcasts. A fun fact about him? He has an uncanny ability to make incredibly accurate guesses, a unique talent that often surprises those around him.
Having been with i3 Capital since its inception, Mahyar’s vision for the company is both ambitious and heartfelt. He aspires not only to assist 1 million immigrants in their relocation journey but also to empower immigrant entrepreneurs globally, aiding them in establishing and operating their businesses in their chosen countries. His mission is to bridge gaps, create opportunities, and ensure that every entrepreneur, regardless of origin, has the tools and support to thrive in their new homeland.
His guiding principle, “Your job is not done until it is done,” encapsulates his unwavering commitment to excellence. When reflecting on the facets of his role he cherishes most, it’s the profound, transformative impact he can impart on those seeking a fresh start and new opportunities in Canada.
Amin Ajdarkosh, with his Master’s in MBA and a certificate in Marketing Consultancy, is a force to be reckoned with in the business development arena. His impressive stint as the Co-Founder and Operation Manager at SnappFood, Iran’s biggest food ordering company, speaks volumes about his operational and sales prowess. With a valuation of 1.6 billion dollars and a team of 1500, Amin’s leadership at SnappFood has been nothing short of transformative. At i3 Capital, his expertise in Operational Planning and Sales Operations is invaluable.
Beyond the Boardroom:
When Amin isn’t strategizing business moves, he’s often found taking long walks with his loyal companion, Fandogh. A fan of the Game of Thrones series, Amin’s love for epic tales mirrors his ambitious professional journey. Venice, Italy, with its serene canals and historic charm, is on his travel wishlist. Living by the motto “No pain, no gain,” Amin’s dedication and drive are evident in every endeavor he undertakes.
Mina Talebi, a Project Manager and Legal Specialist at Canadapass Immigration Services, is a force to be reckoned with. With an MBA in International Business from Trinity Western University, she has successfully overseen the submission of over 100 immigration cases. Her expertise is not just limited to her professional role; she’s known for her keen eye for detail, a trait that has been instrumental in her achievements.
Beyond The Desk
But there’s more to Mina than just her professional achievements. She’s a dancer at heart, a hiker by passion, and a food lover always on the lookout for the next best dish. Her favorite quote, “This shall too pass,” speaks volumes about her resilience and positive outlook on life. And while she’s traveled to the Caribbean and Africa, there’s one thing she’s been wanting to do for over 15 years but hasn’t yet – a photo shoot!
Mina’s favorite movie, Interstellar, mirrors her fascination with the vastness of possibilities, much like her role at Canadapass. Having been with the company for over two years, her vision is clear: to help more people get their visa approvals. Mina truly embodies her personal motto, “Trust the process,” as she meticulously manages projects and ensures that every client’s journey with i3 Capital and Canadapass is smooth and successful.
With a Software Engineering Bachelor’s degree under his belt and over 15 years of hands-on experience, Shayan Eskandari is the tech wizard behind i3 Capital’s innovative solutions. Having served as a full-stack developer and tech lead in various esteemed public and private companies, Shayan’s expertise spans across .Net languages, servers, VoIP, Python, and Angular. As our Chief Technology Officer, he’s the driving force behind our technological advancements, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve.
The Heart & Hustle:
Don’t let his age fool you! At 36, Shayan’s energy rivals that of a 20-year-old, always buzzing with enthusiasm and ready to take on challenges. Known for his kind heart and ever-curious mind, he’s the go-to person in the office for any tech-related tweaks. And if you ever find yourself in need of a tool (or even something you didn’t know you needed), just ask Shayan. Chances are, it’s in his backpack!
While tea might not be his cup of… well, tea, he has an unwavering love for coffee that fuels his tech endeavors.
With a solid foundation in Computer Science and a master’s in Software Engineering, Sara Gholizadeh brings a wealth of knowledge to the i3 Capital team. Boasting four years of software development experience with major enterprises in the Financial and Industrial sectors in Iran, Sara’s expertise spans Java, Spring Boot, Angular, Hibernate ORM, and RESTful Web Services. She’s a firm believer in clarity, often quoting, “The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build.”
Beyond the Code:
Outside the world of coding, Sara has a zest for Zumba dancing, keeping her energized and in rhythm. Her travels have taken her to the futuristic landscapes of Dubai, a city she dreams of calling home someday. Although she’s been with i3 Capital for just four months, Sara has already made a significant impact, notably in designing and developing a project to streamline the immigration application process for caseworkers.
Crafting Digital Experiences:
Life Beyond the Screen:
When Amir isn’t crafting impeccable user experiences, he’s diving deep into podcasts like Huberman Lab and Modern Wisdom Podcast or engrossed in books like “$100M Offers” by Alex Hormozi. A conversation with Amir can range from entrepreneurship to mindfulness, blockchain, and history. He’s a left-handed cyclist🚴♂️, novice boxer🥊die-hard Arsenal FC fan⚽, and a former semi-professional basketball🏀 and table tennis🏓 player. And if you ever challenge him to a game of table tennis, be prepared – he’s still got the skills to win!
Vision for i3 Capital:
Amir’s dream is to create a product that positively impacts the lives of at least a million people. With a combined tenure of four years at i3 Capital and CanadaPass, he’s well on his way to making that vision a reality.