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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.
OrientStay, the first web-based home rental site dedicated to offering travelers to Iran more than 1,000 certified, privately-owned accommodations verified by a team of hospitality experts. The new travelers’ resource offers online credit card payments, as well as a 24x7 multi-lingual reservation process.
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.