EghtesadOnline: One of the main attractions of the 23rd International Exhibition of Electronics, Computer and E-Commerce (Elecomp 2017) in Tehran was a startup competition dubbed ‘Elecom Stars’ – without the ‘p’.
Some 340 startups participated in the contest but only the most promising companies were selected this year by a jury of industry experts.
Weeks after the four-day event ended on July 24, the jurors on Monday announced the top 10 startups.
With financial support from the Iranian ICT Guild Organization, the top three will attend CeBIT 2018 in Germany, a leading global exhibition of new technology, Financial Tribune reported.
The top ten startups are:
1- Gam-e Avval-e Tahavvol (Gaat)
Gaat provides startups and knowledge based business with business strategy consultation and business analysis. Through its team of professional economists and researchers, Gaat gathers reports on market trends and outlines the services and products that there is demand. The young company also operates as a startup accelerator.
Musera is a music social network application enabling users to share their musical tastes with others in addition to discovering new songs and finding friends on the platform.
The application also offers a music recognition service (MRS) through which users can identify songs. The user simply uploads a part of the song via the app and the software identifies the song (artist name, album, and title). The application is currently available on Android phones.
3- Comment Miner
Comment Miner is an online comment moderation tool. The system removes rude or abusive comments automatically. Moreover, it analyzes readers’ comments and provides the website owner with periodic reports on audience engagement.
A services-based app for house cleaning and repairs was also picked by the panel. Ostadkar has an army of professionals to offer the required services for fixing up homes.
Peeyade is a platform for introducing cultural and recreational activities. The information is collected via personal user experience.
The app, which is available for download on Google Play and its Iranian equivalent Café Bazaar as well as Apple Store, aims to help Tehran residents with finding public venues, services, and events around the city.
Navaak is an application through which users have access to an elaborate archive of albums and songs by Iranian singers and musicians.
Users can listen to the latest musical trends, create playlists and share them with friends and acquaintances.
7- Barkat Ventures
Barkat Ventures is a knowledge-based business which connects startups with investors. Furthermore, the business operates as a startup accelerator.
According to the official website of the business, so far 32 billion rials ($842,000) has been invested through Barkat in 34 startups.
Referred to as a ‘personal wallet’, Nivo acts as a financial assistant in the Persian language. By installing the application on a mobile phone, users can manage their income, expenses, and savings. The app is unique as it can divide and show a user how much they spend per month on utilities and groceries.
Meaning pin in Persian, Poonez (formerly ‘Locs’) is a locally developed navigation mobile application. Developed by a knowledge-based group, Tookan Tech, the app has been downloaded more than 160,000 times after its birth four months ago.
One of the prominent features of the Poonez is “crowd sourcing” through which users can add places and sites of interest.
10- Arvan Cloud
Arvan Cloud is a content delivery network (CDN), a system of distributed servers that deliver pages and other web content to a user, based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the web page and the content delivery server.
In addition to content distribution, the company offers anti-DDoS attack services. Distributed denial of service attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users.