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Message From Chairman

Message From Chairman

No matter how vague it looks from outside Iran’s information technology ecosystem is on the verge of another huge jump toward a gracious future and prosperity. In following few pages you will witness how Iran powerful infrastructure has developed in terms of tangible and non-tangible ways such as network, culture , human resources and regulatory. Iran has a large population, one which is substantially educated and has a large entrepreneurship potential. Internet and smartphone penetration is extremely high in Iran, where 70% of the 80m population is under 35.

At least half of Iranians have access to a smartphone, according to officials. There are several reports about the number of internet users but according to Internet World Stats, Iran has more than 46 million internet users (57.2% penetration), which is almost half the total number of internet users in the whole of the Middle East, although not all have regular access. Amid unfair sanctions this Persian fascination with technology and a historical desire to adopt with new ways and manners fueled our e-commerce and startup market to be the new engines of Iran modernized telecom industry which is on the verge of a leap to 5G. Tehran’s startup scene is a boiling pot of people trying to come up with ideas to make it big quickly and disrupt the remains of Iran traditional services and production market. It’s so apparent that many Iranian professionals living outside the country, even Silicon Valley, considered moving back to their home country and established super successful tech private companies. Opportunities and challenges are abundant. There is room for more investors and capital inflow, and many venture capitals and investors abroad have taken notice of these trends and started to provide support in different ways which has been appreciated by a highly developed and home grown e-Banking system. You will see these extraordinary facts and figures ahead but remember that we at IRAN NSR, as the unique NGO that tries to facilitate and orchestrate Iranian private sector, would love to welcome you and provide you with more information to enhance this amazing crowd. See you soon.