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Hamed Jafari

Hamed Jafari
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
This year Iranian e-commerce websites surprised their customers with some of the biggest promotional discounts for Yalda festival. The special offers started from a few days ago and will last at least until tomorrow.
Navaak app
In the recent years the music industry got deeply intertwined with Internet and mobile apps. Navaak is an Iranian music streaming application like Spotify that is targeting the market inside Iran.

Bitcoin in Iran

Digital currencies such as bitcoin are becoming more and more popular these days. Can bitcoin aid a country like Iran which has been secluded from international payment systems?
Banque du Liban is hosting BDL Accelerate 2015, Lebanon’s annual international startup conference on Thursday and Friday, Dec 10 and 11, 2015 at Forum de Beyrout. The theme for this year's conference is “Emerging Startup Ecosystems”.
E-ACT conference, "the first gathering of Iran's leaders of online businesses" will take place on December 17th at the conference hall of Iran's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.
In less than a week, on December 4th, TEDxTehran will be held for the third year at Raazi Great Conference Hall. The theme for this year's TEDxTehran is "New Paradigm".
Shared Studios portals are containers which let people in different cities of the world get to virtually meet each other and have a live conversation as if they are standing in one room. Aparat, the Iranian video sharing platform has partnered up with Shared Studios and has opened up a portal in Tehran.
Tehran's prominent startup accelerator, Avatech had its second demo day on Thursday, November 12th 2015. The invite-only event was packed with local and international investors along with some of the Iranian officials. During the demo day startups showcased their products and progress to investors and the press.
On Sunday November 8th, Fanap, the ICT Subsidiary of Pasargad Financial Group held a press conference to describe the activities of their startup accelerator, Trigup.
According to Iran's President of the Assembly of the Association of Information and Communication Technology, during the unofficial visit of one of the senior managers of Apple to better understand the Iranian market, he informed them that Apple wants to legally pursuit its use of logo in Iran.

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