Iranian Startups News

  • Blocked Iranian Travel Agencies Get Back Online
    09/22/2018
    Some 180 online hospitality agencies whose websites were blocked due to a judicial order are back online after the ICT Ministry censured the blockade as heavy-handed and wrong. Last week,...
  • Online Travel Agencies Blocked in Iran
    09/17/2018
    After a media frenzy over online hospitality agencies overcharging customers, the judiciary has stepped in to block access to 180 online platforms nationwide which offer travel services or sell...
  • Entrepreneurship Expo on SUT Agenda
    09/12/2018
    Sharif University of Technology is to hold the fourth round of an exhibition focused on commercializing innovative ideas in autumn. Titled “Sharif Technology Family and Knowledge-Based Economy,”...
  • In Face of Hard Times Iran's Digikala Remains Upbeat
    09/08/2018
    Digikala, a carbon copy of Amazon in Iran and one of the country's leading startups, in an open letter to employees announced that while the company has been forced to lay off 175 people, it will...
  • Accord Signed in Favor of Travel Startups
    09/05/2018
    Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization signed an agreement with the Labor Ministry on Monday in a move to offer support for tourism startups. The document was inked by...
  • Private Sector Offers Helping Hand to Knowledge-Based Companies
    08/27/2018
    The Iranian government is a step closer to achieving its long-sought objective of involving the private sector in the startup and knowledge-based ecosystem with the inauguration of a privately-...
  •  Customs Duty Discounts for Technology Firms
    08/18/2018
    Iranian knowledge-based firms are set to be granted a 4% discount on customs duties when bringing goods into the country. As per an agreement signed between the Vice Presidential Office for...
  • ICT Minister Sees Bright Future for Local Startups
    08/18/2018
    Unperturbed by the current economic volatility that Iran is grappling with, the ICT minister envisions a bright prospects for local startups saying he still believes that at least five Iranian...
  • Startup Support Package Climbing Bureaucratic Ladder in Iran
    08/08/2018
    Drafted by the ICT Ministry, a bill concerning tax relief for startups is making its way up the bureaucratic ladder to help new businesses flourish and subsequently spur economic growth.  Excited...
  • Samsung, Amirkabir University to Hold Startup Acceleration Contest in Tehran
    08/06/2018
    Samsung and Amirkabir University of Technology through their jointly established Tech Center in Tehran...  
  • Rouhani Cabinet to Introduce More Incentives for Startups
    08/06/2018
    A pending bill which envisages tax relief and provision of insurance coverage at lower rates for startups along with cutting the red tape is awaiting the approval of President Hassan Rouhani's...
  • Fund Director Chides Iranian Startups for Copycat Attitude
    08/04/2018
    Director of a government-backed investment fund has called Iranian startups sheer copycats who just duplicate examples of successful foreign firms, unleashing a heated debate on social media...
  • Guidance Forum for Startups
    07/23/2018
    The local accelerator Novintech is set to hold a Q&A session intended to provide startups and young entrepreneurs with proper business counsel and finance tips. Starting on July 27, several...
  • Iran-Europe Business Center Hosts Talks in Berlin to Foster Tech Ties
    07/23/2018
    A meeting has been held between Iranian and European startups, knowledge-based firms and investors at Iran-Europe Business Center in Berlin aimed at fostering collaborations and expanding...
  • How to Retrieve Lost Items  on Hailed Rides
    07/17/2018
    The emergence of ride-hailing services has presented citizens with a variety of comforts among which is facilitating the retrieval process of items lost on a ride, in contrast with the old-school...
  • Telecom Ministry Steadfast in Backing Startups
    07/07/2018
    Supporting startups has been on top of President Hassan Rouhani’s agenda since he assumed the mantle of the government in 2013. One of the government entities spearheading the efforts has been the...
  • SEO Clears Way for Major Iranian Startup IPOs
    07/02/2018
    Iranian startups and major online businesses are on the cusp of a profound change, getting listed on the stock market. The move as described by the head of Iran's Securities and Exchange...
  • Iran’s startup ecosystem has boomed in recent years.
    06/23/2018
    Privately owned Bank Pasargad is poised to increase its investment in startups and knowledge-based firms through its venture capital fund named Shenasa. During a press conference on Wednesday, the...
  • Fintech Event Highlights Women Business Leaders
    06/23/2018
    The 5th round of Iran’s Financial Technology Event known as FinUp is set to put women active in financial technologies in the spotlight trying to draw attention to their significant contributions...
  • Venture Capital Funds Essential to Startup Growth
    06/18/2018
    Praising venture capital funds, Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology believes that old-school means of financing are of no use to startups, as the creative and dynamic nature of such...
  • Tehran Startup  Studio Launched
    05/23/2018
    The University of Tehran and the Noor Credit Institution have jointly established “Tehran Startup Studio”, an accelerator trying to expedite the process of transforming ideas into business...
  • Sorena Sattari paid a call on one of the biggest upholstery factories in the Middle East located in Qarchak to the southeast of Tehran, which has created employment for 500 people.
    04/18/2018
    Over 3,500 knowledge-based firms and several thousand startups are operating in Iran. The revenue of these companies during the last fiscal which ended in March surpassed 600 trillion rials ($14.2...
  • Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi met members of Majlis national security and economic commissions on Monday.
    04/11/2018
    In recent weeks speculations on blocking the messaging app Telegram in Iran have become a hot topic in the local media. The ICT minister says, while the government plans to promote locally...
  • Kish Startup Conference April 18-19
    04/04/2018
    Kish Island in the Persian Gulf will host a startup conference named Silk Road which aims to connect a select group of Iranian startups with foreign investors. The Silk Road Startup Conference...
  • Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari
    03/21/2018
    Iranian officials are yet to reach a consensus on how to finance startups and knowledge-based firms since some insist on loans as the wisest choice and others propose venture capital and angel...

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