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Iran’s startup tech scene is getting off the ground

For 25-year-old Hamed Jafari, the morning commute involves two taxis and one bus ride from the northeast outskirts of Tehran into the hottest business district downtown.<p>Jafari is tall, lanky and very chill. He’s wearing one version of the startup entrepreneur’s uniform worldwide: a zip-up hooded …

Entrepreneurship

Singapore signs investment treaty with Iran

TEHRAN - Singapore has signed an investment treaty with Iran to support Singapore companies in investing in the newly re-opened market.<p>The treaty …

These Iranian entrepreneurs are building a future out of wood

Not so long ago, 26-year-old Negin Nasiri longed to get out of Iran. She put together a plan and it came very close to working.<p>Negin got accepted to a graduate program at California State University, but the US government would not grant her a visa. Her best friend from college, Shaghayegh …

San Francisco

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New details on the death of a family from Iowa vacationing in Mexico<p>Toxic gases blamed for American family death in Mexico<p>French police officer …

Moon Jae-in

New opportunities, old obstacles, for retailers in Iran

Last month, history was made as the U.S. and Europe lifted resource and financial sanctions that had been imposed on Iran. On Jan. 16, those nations …

Iranian entrepreneur to expats: Move back home!

Ask Iranians about the lifting of economic sanctions and many of them will tell you it’s too early to judge the impact this will have on their country’s economy and their everyday lives.<p>But as we found out on our recent visit to Tehran, some tech entrepreneurs are not waiting around to find out …

South Asia

Closeup: Iran's hyped startup scene

Tehran’s startup scene is a maze of interconnected people trying to come up with ideas to make it big quickly. To really rev up the sector, Iranian professionals living outside the country - especially Silicon Valley - need to move back<p>I walked out of the Avatech office as bright late afternoon sun …

Startups

European Court Says Iran’s Bank Mellat Was Unfairly Sanctioned

Iran’s largest privately-owned bank was slapped with sanctions in 2010<p>DUBAI—The European Union’s top court on Thursday upheld a contention by Iran’s Bank Mellat that it was improperly sanctioned for six years without sufficient evidence of its involvement in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear …

Judiciary

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Set To Take Over Tech: 70% Of Iran's Science And Engineering Students Are Women

70% of of Iran’s science and engineering students are women, and in a small, but promising community of startups, they’re being encouraged to play an even bigger role.<p>The common myth about women in Iran is that they are seen, but not heard, that they’re not permitted to drive, that they are …

Hassan Rouhani

This ex-Deutsche Bank tech expert quit his job to risk everything on Iran's coming economic boom

Xanyar Kamangar, who left his investment-banking job at Deutsche Bank to start Iran's first private-equity firm able to take foreign investment, wants to be ready for when it happens.<p>His schedule is hectic. Here's a typical weekly itinerary for Kamangar:<p>Monday — Tehran<p>Tuesday — Dubai<p>Wednesday — Doha<p>…

Private Equity

Startup Grind Picked Saba Idea as the Best Startup From Iran

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 …

Startups

Iran, the Next Startup Hub? An Interview with Tehran's Millennial Ecosystem Insiders

Tehran, Iran --Pictured from left to right: MohammadReza Azali, Alireza Jozi and Hamed Jafari<p>Silicon Valley, Miami, New York, Austin. These are places we typically think of when we think of startup ecosystems. On the international scale, Latin America has been a trending topic for startup news …