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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
Silk Road Startup Summit, Iran’s first international B2B and invite-only conference will take place in April 18-19, 2018 in Kish Island.
2018 Silk Road Startup’s Road Trip will be kicked off on Saturday, October 13th. A team of Iranian and international entrepreneurs and investors will take a 10-day tour to 5 cities of Iran in search of the best startups around the country.
Video: Sevan Startup Summit 2018 - Photo Credit: SSS
In this video we talked with Hovhannes Yeritsyan Business Development Director at Seaside Startup Summit, Hakob Hakobyan Founder at Seaside Startup Summit, Arsalan Yarveisi Co-Founder and CEO at Drupz, Tadeh Alexani TechPin Representative, Sidney Minassian Founder of SalesNative & Contexti and Max Khattak Partner at Iratel Ventures.
Applications Are Now Open for Silk Road Startup 2018 Road Trip
For the second time in Iran, Silk Road Startup’s Road Trip will be held in 5 cities of the country for 10 days. Selected startups will be able to pitch in front of the local and international jury team for a battle to win the local prizes and attend the final event in 2019 in Kish Island. Registration for startups is now open.
Iran to Enforce Personal Data Protection and Privacy Bill - Image Source: informationsecuritybuzz
With Iran’s new data protection and privacy regulation being implemented, Iranian and foreign servers that keep the information of the citizens will be counted responsible for the users’ information.
Iran Ranked 65 in the Global Innovation Index 2018
Iran is ranked 65 among 126 counties in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, moving 11 spots from its 2017's place. 
Iran Weekly Recap | E-Government Ranking, End of Telegram's Monopoly & More
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. This week, we covered Iran’s advancement in United Nation’s E-Government ranking, Elecomp 2018 taking place in Tehran and Telegram getting unblocked after the end of its monopoly.
Iran's 2017 Digital Games Market Revenue Is Estimated to Be $269M - Photo Credit: JESHOOTS.COM
A new report on Iran's digital games market shows that the market revenue from this sector in 2017 is estimated to be $269 million. Also, the number of Iranian gamers has reached 28 million showing a 5 million growth from 2015.
Iran Weekly Recap | US Seizing Iran Bitcoins, Digital Ad Market Size, & More
This week, we covered the US seizing bitcoins owned by Iranian citizens, Iran digital ad market size, Telegram still being accessible in the country despite the ban and the lifting of the sanctions on China's ZTE.
Iran Weekly Recap | Twitter’s Ban, Tehran Game Convention & Fiber Network Deployment - Photo Credit: IRCG
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. This week, we covered the judiciary’s opposition to unblock Twitter, second annual game convention in Tehran and fiber-optic network being deployed across the country. 
Iran ICT Minister: 42 to 45 Million Social Media Users in Iran
According to a recent statement by the ICT Minister, there are between 42 to 45 million social media users in Iran. The number of users on Iranian messaging apps has also reached 7.5 million. 

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