A young entrepreneur driven by purpose
Growing up as a scion of a prominent Persian Silicon Valley family, Milan has always been driven by a desire to use his advantages to give other young people the opportunities they need to succeed. By the time he was a teenager, he had already created his first business, Milan Farms. Through innovative practices, Milan sought to modernize the farm egg industry. By focusing on an honest and transparent business model, he was able to achieve a loyal and consistent customer base that was willing to pay above market price for eggs. Under the Milan Farms name, Kordestani also became the first ever saffron farmer to grow the spice hydroponically using microfiber sponges. Through these early successes, Milan gained the confidence to take on other business opportunities in vastly different industries.
As Milan matured into adulthood, he saw the challenges that young artists and entrepreneurs face in their efforts to launch themselves onto the marketplace of ideas. Driven by a desire to put tools in the hands of artists, Milan’s Guin Records is an innovative record label that offers artist-friendly deals and helps purpose-driven lyricists to produce their visions while retaining control of their masters. Expanding on the belief that young freelancers deserve credit and financial support of their skills and labor, Dormzi is a digital marketplace that galvanizes college students and young entrepreneurs to take control of their freelance production destinies. In both projects, Milan prioritizes letting others maintain their control and agency, serving as a facilitator to others’ artistic vision and entrepreneurial aspirations.
A Leading Voice for GenZ
After a life-changing experience publishing in The Huffington Post, Milan realized the importance of writing and civil discourse for improving our society. His desire to promote civil discourse has led to both entrepreneurial action and artistic effort. Milan launched The Doe in 2019 as a vetted anonymous-narrative publication crafted to promote civil discourse. At the same time, Milan writes for numerous online publications, including Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, ThriveGlobal, and others. He regularly covers topics in entrepreneurship, self-help, startup culture, the environment, leadership, and media. Milan is excited for his book coming out in 2022, which teaches others how to improve their civil discourse.
As an emerging thought leader and communicator, Milan is on an expedited trajectory to become a prominent, globalized voice for a new generation. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he enjoys disruptive tech, green innovation, and purpose-driven music.