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Ider-Od, the Startup Grind Ulaanbaatar host, is an active technology and entrepreneurship enthusiast. He is a co-founder of CallPro LLC a fast growing enterprise telecom tech and digital advertisement solutions provider. CallPro LLC launched Mongolia's first cloud call center, tele-marketing, and tele-survey bot call services and has a large corporate client basis.
Ider-Od is also a co-host of a popular TV show, Startup Business, that broadcasts nationwide once a week. Further, his technology and business blog www.iderod.com has a strong reputation in the ecosystem with over 3.4K monthly unique visitors.
I have lived in the United States for 9 years where I finished my bachelors degree in Finance from Portland State University. I continued onto my masters degree in Engineering Technology Management but decided to return home to Mongolia.
I had amazing opportunities to develop numerous companies and client services. Throughout my life, I was fortunate to learn and work with many global leaders and firms. I am passionate about entrepreneurship and startups.
The Silicon Valley vibe started spreading in Mongolia since about 2010. Before that, names like Google, Amazon, and Intuit always sounded way too distant and foreign to talk much about. However, now one can bump into armies of energetic young entrepreneurs at events, such as, Startup Weekend, Startup Grind, and Startup Next at IT Park, a state run incubator, in downtown Ulaanbaatar. The startup scene in Mongolia is starting to shine for investors.