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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.