The fast improvements of the internet infrastructure along with the changes in online payment methods and the efficiency of online purchases are building up the rapid growth of Iran’s online shopping scene.
Fiber optic is known globally as a more stable and efficient way of connecting to data platforms compared to conventional copper cables. And now Iran has finally launched its first phase of fiber optic Internet for Iranian households.
Tehran Taxi Organization is finally starting to compete with the private sector players such as Snapp with its Uber-like app. The app is expected to be released during Nowruz, the Iranian New Year holidays.
Startup Grind picked Saba Idea as the best Startup from Iran for their 2016 Startup Program. Saba Idea was picked between 1,100 applications sourced from 80 countries around the world. Only 53 teams were picked. These teams would be joining the Startup Program at the 2016 Global Conference. The conference will be held on February 23-24 in Silicon Valley at Fox Theater.
It all started in the spring of 2014 in Tehran. A bunch of kids who studied in one of the best high schools in Iran, just took Konkoor exam (a standardized test widely used for college admissions in Iran) and instead of playing around or just studying their courses, they wanted to start a project and do something real not just studying.