Connect with us


Arash Barmaan – American Entrepreneur

Arash Barmaan is the creator of BOOS application. A dating app for the Persian-Jewish community. He was born to middle eastern parents in Los Angeles. They wanted him to be a lawyer or an engineer in the future but Arash wanted to become a basketball player.

He had an interest in basketball and wanted to take it up as a career. He refined his basketball skills but was rejected out of his high school basketball team due to some racist political profiling reasons. He made it his goal to join the basketball team at Santa Monica College. He struggled and worked hard so that they will not have any reason to cut him out. When the time for tryouts came, there were hardly any spots left.

Many spots were reserved for the returning team and the recruits. Arash knew he was skilled and in the coming years, he decided on playing overseas and then transitioning to the NBA as it would increase his chances of joining a professional team. In the summer he came to the realization that the odds were not in his favor.

Considering his physical genetics and background, he would still not be very successful as all the well-known players and would be pretty banged up by the time he retired. Looking at all the different scenarios that could have taken place if he chose basketball as his career, he changed fields and pursued forward with his dream of becoming a CEO and creating an app.

Thus, he came up with a dating app, targeted to Persian-Jewish community. He is transferring to the University of Miami to complete his degree in sports administration to satisfy his parent’s wish for their son to complete his degree. He still hopes to join the NBA as a trainer and be closer to the dream he had since a very young age.

Unfortunately, things were not in his favor as all the odds were stacked up against him. From his genetic background to his origin, he would not be able to become a successful player. Even if he did, it would drain him out more and he would be banged up when he retires.

All these incidents took him in a new direction. Apart from being a basketball player, he wanted to become a CEO of a business. He thought and decided on an application. After some time, he came up with his own application, BOOS, which is an online dating app for the Persian-Jewish community. It worked out better for him. Although, he still wants to become an NBA trainer one day and fulfill his dream.

Arash is currently transferring to the University of Miami and will be completing his degree in sports administration. While maintaining his application alongside as well.

Abdullah Raaj is the founder of Ventures Bite, a global digital marketing agency. He is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in the field of Development and Marketing, and is considered a “Marketing Specialist" by his peers.


New Videos

Top 3 NFTs


Most Disruptive

Recent Stories


Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.

Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.