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MohammadReza Azali

MohammadReza Azali
Startup Community Builder, Co-Founder & CEO at TechRasa. Email: Mohammadreza[at]TechRasa.com
Zoodel, Iran’s first, free, business-to-business (B2B) marketplace dedicated to helping local Small, and Mid-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Silk Road countries with international commerce and trading. Using a comprehensive web-based product directory, the online business service streamlines trading by securing third-party payment (escrow), integrating marketing services, providing partner verification, and offering business education.
Nearly everyone in Iran has heard about the Clash of Clans, the MMO game with over 6 million users only on android devices. We don’t have international payment systems in Iran yet, but it hasn’t stopped Iranians from making in-app purchases from Google Play or App Store. The solution was just a middleman with access to a credit card. But something interesting has happened. Sanctions have caused for a new kind of business to be made based on Clash of Clans.
In Jan 11th a press event was held in Tehran to introduce PendAR+ , Iran’s first Augmented Reality browser.
Sending texts via an Instant Messaging App is a much more efficient method, unless you want to pay more by sending a SMS using your carrier services. With the recent changes in Mobile Internet connections, users can benefit from Instant Messaging Apps using 3G or 4G networks. But this is not the end of the story, something in the terms of culture has changed in Iran too.
After last year’s success in 2015, TEDxKish announced its second conference in May 4 to May 6, 2016 with the theme of Momentum. TEDxKish is the biggest TEDx conference in Iran. Nearly all the talks in the 2 day conference would be in English. TEDxKish would be an attractive conference for foreigners who want to attend a TEDx conference and get to know Iran.
Netflix debuted its services in 130 new countries on January 6th. Among those countries which are mostly in Asia and Africa, we can see the name of the Iran too. We didn’t expect Netflix to launch its services in Iran so soon, but it clearly shows the interest of multinational companies which are trying to enter Iran’s market.
Everyone is interested in Iran right now, but the concept that they have about the country might be wrong. I had the chance to ask Dave McClure and Mike Butcher’s opinion about Iran. What they are saying in this video is just a glimpse of an iceberg because many are waiting to see what Iran’s startup ecosystem is going to offer in the next couple of years.
Google Traffic for Iran
A year ago Google removed the restriction for Google Play and nearly a month ago, Google opened its Google Traffic feature for Iran. Maybe these kinds of features and services are usual for you and you're probably used to it, but for the people living in Iran, this is totally a...
At the end of Global Marketing summit I had a chance to have a short interview with Arash Vafadari CEO of Mana Payam Public Relations, which co-organized the Global Marketing summit Conference with The P World. Apart from the background about Arash Vafadari and Mana Payam, We mainly discussed the challenges and values of organizing such an event in international level.
The very first e-ACT conference was held on December 17th at National Library Conference Center in Ghalam hall. Iran’s Consortium Of Online Businesses organized this conference as a kick-off of a 3 months program to educate enthusiasts about online business.

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