Tim Kashani
CEO & Co-Founder Apples and Oranges

Tim unites technology and the arts, driving humanity forward through shared stories. He recently co-founded Humani3, a venture studio that harnesses the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Realities (XR), and Web 3.0 (W3) to incubate and accelerate innovative technology solutions and stories that uplift humanity. Through empathy-driven action, Humani3 tackles three vital challenges to our future: climate, wellness, and community.

Tim merged his passion for theater and technology, co-founding THEatre ACCELERATOR, an innovative incubator for new musical development that applies the methods, processes, and mindset of the startup world to the performing arts. The program explores data-driven decision-making, brand definition, growth hacking, AI, and most importantly, a call to rethink the entire developmental and distribution cycle of new stories using XR.

On Broadway, Tim produced the Tony Award-winning productions of HAIR, Memphis, and An American in Paris. He directed the filmed stage musicals Emma and No One Called Ahead, expanding new development and distribution models for existing and emerging voices. Along with his wife Pamela, Tim recently co-wrote and directed Winter Lights: A Musical Spectacular, which debuted at Discovery Cube OC in 2022 and continues to delight audiences of all ages.

As the founder of IT Mentors, Tim architects and designs technology training solutions, helping major corporations like Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and UBS strategize and adopt training and technology to cultivate a human-centered culture. In 2019, IT Mentors launched a partnership with the Shubert Organization called Broadway Tech Accelerator, an environment for entrepreneurs in technology to accelerate early-stage startups in the live entertainment sector.


May 31

05:00 PM - 05:55 PM


Metaverse Melodies: A Live XR Pitch Battle for the Next VR Musical Sensation

Christopher Sepulveda | Apples and Oranges

Tim Kashani | Apples and Oranges

Pamela Winslow Kashani | Apples and Oranges