Ayda Naserialiabadi received her B.Eng of industrial engineer with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Ryerson University with a deep passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Ayda set her sights on making a difference in the tech industry. She focused her studies and projects on management, inventory and production systems, and other areas that could be applied to the field of entrepreneurship.
In addition, she has been an active member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) to support and empower women in the tech industry. As the vice president IEEE WIE, Ayda’s main goal is to help and encourage other women to pursue their dreams in business and tech.
In 2018, Ayda co-founded Veebar Tech, a tech Startup company that was born out of her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of independent seniors. The company is focused on developing add-on technologies that ‘smartens’ up the current kitchen appliances, allowing clients to monitor the safety of their senior relatives at home, no matter where they are. Through Veebar Tech, she is able to combine her skills as an industrial engineer with her passion for helping others and is working to bring innovative solutions to a group of people who may often feel isolated and disconnected from the world around them. The team’s expertise in IoT, AI and Machine learning have been extremely impactful in improving seniors’ lifestyles.
Ayda and her team have recently received a grant from EPICS in IEEE’s Access and Abilities Competition award to provide assistive technologies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. This project is an add-on microphone based assistive device that are trained to be triggered upon an activation of loud sounds that needs the user’s attention. In addition, this project is a great opportunity for Canadian students to gain valuable hands-on experience and make a real difference in the world.
Ayda is a driven and dedicated individual with a strong sense of purpose. She is deeply committed to supporting women in STEM and bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to women around the world and is always looking for new and innovative ways to make a positive impact.