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Hamed Jafari

Hamed Jafari
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Hamed is a startup community builder in Tehran. He is passionate in tech, entrepreneurship and innovation. You can reach him at Hamed[at]techrasa.com
During a press conference, Iran's Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology announced that the ministry is granting low-interest loans to startups and is providing special facilities to provincial accelerators.
Irancell data exposure
On July 3rd, Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran’s Minister of Communication attended a session at Iran’s parliament to answer questions from the people’s representatives. During the session Vaezi addressed the recent incident about Irancell’s database leak.
Iran Customs Foreign Trade Database
Iran’s Customs announced that the administration has launched the largest database platform for the country’s foreign trade.
Iran to Invest in Social Media Startups
According to Iran’s Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, the country is working on creating local social media platforms for domestic use. Iran's government is also issuing new regulations for the foreign social media platforms that want to offer their services to Iranian users.
Tehran More Tech-Savvy Than Other Provinces of Iran When It Comes to Payment
According to a recent report provided by Shaparak Payment Portal, citizens of Tehran province use online and mobile payment gateways much more than other provinces of Iran. It seems that Tehranis are by far more tech-friendly when it comes to payment and transactions.
Iranian social apps
The tech-savvy Iranians are heavy users of social media platforms. Even with the large number of international apps out there, apps made by local developers are still able to compete in this market. Here are 4 Iranian social apps playing a role in the local market.
Iranian Startups Spread Kindness During the Holy Month of Ramadan
Ramadan is a great chance for the Muslim community to get more involved with charity events and raise money for the less fortunate. Here are a couple of Iranian websites running charity campaigns during Ramadan.
CSW Tehran
Crowdsourcing Week Summit Tehran (CSW Tehran) which took place on May 20th, 2016 was the first crowdsourcing event in Iran. The summit was also the first global CSW event happening in the Middle East.
Everipedia
Wikipedia has a fast growing competitor now, and it’s called Everipedia. The website, as the founders call it is a "thugged-out Wikipedia" which is a crowdsourced encyclopedia and knowledge aggregator. Here’s TechRasa’s interview with two of the co-founders of Everipedia.
5 Lessons from Muhammad Ali for Entrepreneurs
Muhammad Ali Clay was more than a professional boxer. He was an influential figure in a range of generations, not just with his historic matches but also with his inspiring words. Here are 5 lessons and quotes from Muhammad Ali that every entrepreneur can implement in their work.

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