about Hamijoo an online crowdfunding site that aims to help Iranian artistic and film projects

Founded by Mohammad Noresi

Hamijoo is an online crowdfunding site that aims to help Iranian artistic and film projects – much like Indiegogo. In an economy struggling with international sanctions, Hamijoo tries to find an alternative way to support art and culture.

Its founder, Mohammad Noresi, is a 28-year-old graduate of biomedical engineering. He has previously worked on a number of failed tech startups but this latest project has quickly proved itself. Within two months of its launch, Noresi has had to taken on three new workers and is seeking to employ more staff.

Noresi says that more than 160 people have used Hamijoo to fund artistic projects so far. The five projects the site is currently collecting money for include a documentary by award-winning independent Iranian film-maker Mehrdad Oskouei. The film, called Daybreak Dreams, is the third instalment of a trilogy about children held in an Iranian juvenile rehabilitation centre. It took Oskouei seven years to obtain official permission to make the documentary, which is currently in post-production and has so far attracted 96m rials (around £2,000) from 23 different donors, 38% of the target.

Mohammad Noresi
Mohammad Noresi

Another project, a music album by Meysam Azad, has so far attracted 111 donations, a total of 20m rials (£400), 10% of its target. The big challenge, says Noresi, is that the Iranian diaspora who might like to participate have no means to transfer money to Iran because of the sanctions. “So many people have contacted us from outside Iran because they want to donate too but currently there is no way for them to transfer their money to us.”

Noresi will be travelling to Germany in June to participate in the iBridges conference, which is the biggest gathering of Iranian tech startups. It will be his first trip abroad ever and he hopes to meet big investors there.

source: the guardian

TOSAN Techno in the Middle East largest smart card, payment and identification exhibition

TOSAN Techno in the Middle East largest smart card, payment and identification exhibition

The largest smart card, payment and identification exhibition in the Middle East where over 10,000 visitors meet 300 exhibitions. TOSAN Techno was one of the companies from IRAN that has participated in this exhibition. The most important focuses of this presence was as follow:
– The introduction of enterprise payments and cards solutions.
– Presentation of new payments and cards products.
– Meeting with partners and developing the business in the Middle East especially exporting VTM.
– Developing market out of IRAN.

During this exhibition, POS and mPOS devices were presented to customers and visitors. TOSAN Techno presented the newest payment products such as A920, D220, and Q80. In addition to holding the mentioned stand, TOSAN Techno has participated in the content parts. Dr. Mohammad Mazaheri, TOSAN Techno CEO, had several interviews in the exhibition. One of them was organized by Terrapinn (event organizer), it was about TOSAN Techno achievement regarding the future market. The video interview will be made available to the public on our YouTube channel.

TOSAN Techno in the Middle East largest smart card, payment and identification exhibition
TOSAN Techno in the Middle East largest smart card, payment and identification exhibition

Apart from these issues, Arash Hosseinpour, marketing deputy of the company presented a conference with the subject of “how to improve payment methods”. This seminar was in 3 parts:

  • Reviewing the technology payment,
  • Prediction the future of payment technology
  • And the most significant part was about POS 2.0

TOSAN Techno marketing deputy described POS 2.0 “The system is based on tablet devices and cloud computing with the ability to connect additional modules (barcode reader, a module for accepting credit cards, cash drawer, customer display, etc.). “ and mentioned it as the most favorite payment method in future.

about Tosan Techno

TOSAN-TechnoTOSAN Techno is the leader and the largest suppliers of payment solutions for Iranian banks and payment companies. TOSAN Techno supplies EFT-POS terminal equipment, payment switch, software applications, including payment applications, TMS system, and acquiring management systems.

TOSAN Techno banking solutions include ATM machines, related applications, ATM monitoring system. TOSAN Techno has deployed more than 1,000,000 POS and 1,000 ATM machines.

Website: http://www.tosantechno.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/TOSAN-Techno

Iran’s Banking IT Companies programs for FinTech startups

Shahab Javanmardi CEO of Fanap co. several times has said that once Fanap was a startup company that today is transformed into a large one. When they started, the term startup was not common in Persian language and traditional notion of large state-owned companies. Trading was active in the private sector, according to an unwritten rule, production was transferred to the public sector, but turn that information technology was the next two largest state-owned companies, also began slowly properties. “System Group” were almost the first Company that began in the late 1970s. Although the people in private companies could establish good interaction with characters, apparently attributes FinTech startups have in the future and try to understand the current direction of Iran FinTech, have a stake in it. This is exactly the process that took Fintech the world’s major banks to start-up and instead is opposed to the idea of interaction. However, it seems that banks are ahead of bank information technology companies, and currently there is no place in this arena is not banked. TrigUp presentation ceremony was held in the past week. This report will look at the four companies and their attempt to Fintech startups.

Fanap and TrigUP

FanapFanap with cafe IT and TrigUP tried to take his share of the market for startups. Various events held in cafe IT that is almost rosary string them all technology and business. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin topics such as the future of technology and also studied at the cafe It. October Fanap also accelerated the cycle of innovative business ideas to support the ICT-related ideas began.

Tosan and Hackaton

tosanTosan first private company investing in IT banking success to date has gained considerable too. Tosan these days are looking for more than a thousand branch banks is traditionally the largest state-owned bank customer in ISC Co. are software services. Tosan banking software company that was the first event where Fintech startups have tried in space. October TosanBoom tried to hold hackathon event called Iranian talents in a competitive environment to benchmark. the hackathon is a way to enter the “TosanBoom” or the App Store Tosan, such as Fanap TrigUp a lot of companies have created over the years and their main goal of the event was to discover new talents who can enrich their value chain and be stronger. Homayon Mahbobi, executive director of the TosanBoom had said previously about the event: “The important thing is that this first event will be held based on the actual services and even online services, electronic banking, there was no prototype. In the three days, Tosan support partners provide a realistic environment for participants and teams with real data, financial transactions were conducted on the environment and integrated system of banking transactions and accounting records in Banco to be passed.”

ISC and InBank2

Informatics-Service-CorporationISC is Iranian state-owned bank the largest IT services company. government and due to the fact that many infrastructure systems, such as SHETAB and support SHAPARAK move a little innovation, but these precautions are not mandatory, they would be indifferent to the innovations. They held December event InBank2. This event by the ISC and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty of Tehran University 26 to 28 December in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Tehran University was held. The great thing about Tosan Events and ISC Award of the top teams is significant about this award as it reached 10 thousand USD. ISC InBank is defined as “a day of InBank series of events that will be held by the company in which social informatics service of the owners of ideas from academia and industry, come together around innovation in electronic banking. The aim of the events, gathering huge reserves of creativity and Ideation among academics and industry professionals in the field of electronic banking and e-banking firm age and link it with full body in Iran. At the event in a friendly atmosphere and exciting ideas with the services, products, tools and related systems, banking technologies were raised by the audience and the bank due to its sovereignty umbrella position on all the ideas from all sectors will be eligible wide.

eFarda and finova

eFardaIt’s eFarda that one of the subsidiaries of the Ayandeh Bank and Technology Park campus has done many efforts to grow the ecosystem of FinTech startups. In between all 4 companies which were included in the report, regarding eFarda working environment than the rest of us have to learn mental space that reminds of startups. Its eFarda tried to be innovative style. Reinventing the Future “Finova” of February last year began at Amir Kabir University of Technology Tower. Its eFarda, previously with Lean Startup Machine event, launching joint cooperation and festival atmosphere in Tehran, were an approach in support of startup and continue the process, “Finova” was launched.

Iranian companies on CARDS & PAYMENTS Middle East 2016

On 31 May and 1 June 2016 about 300 companies from all of the world gathered at cards & payments middle east 2016. Also from Iran some company exhibit in this event and show their achievement. Weintroduce you to some of these companies.


TOSAN Techno

TOSAN-TechnoTOSAN Techno was founded in 2008 as a member of Tosan Group family.
Tosan Techno established with the aim of developing software and manufacturing hardware for banking and payment sector. Our vision simply is to “bring more welfare to life”. Since we are specialized in banking and payment with more than 15 years of knowledge and experience in Tosan Group, our mission is “to pave the way to our vision by automating banking and payment operations.

GSS /Registration Sponsor

GSSGSS international, established in 1988, is a leading provider of e-payment, mobile banking, e-goverment software & hardware in Middle East and Africa. GSS offers the solutions for instant issuing of all requirements an bank branches such as printing and personalizing payment cards, cheque booklets. also cash handling equipment is one of the other GSS solutions for the banking system.

Informatics Services Corporation (ISC)

Informatics-Service-CorporationInformatics Services Corporation (ISC) Founded on 23rd of December 1993 and listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange on 11th of March 2003. ISC is the market leading provider of banking systems to almost all commercial banks of Iran as well as many financial institutions. Headquartered in Tehran and with multiple offices countrywide, ISC is the largest electronic banking organization in the Middle East Region. According to the recent domestic ranking of IT companies by the High Council of Informatics, ISC won the first prize among all in 11 different categories and also in the overall ranking.

ISC provides a variety of products and services for banks and their customers. Activities include Design and Development of National Banking Infrastructural Systems, Providing Core Banking Total Solution, Providing WAN Solution, Supplying High-End Banking Equipment.


FanapFanap is a leading provider of SOA‐based multichannel products and a one-stop-shop for banks and financial institutions. Combining distinctive experience, comprehensive capabilities across the financial industry and business functions, and extensive reach to the most successful companies, Fanap collaborates with clients to help them become high‐performance businesses and governments.

Mabna Card Aria

Mabna-Card-AriaMabna Card Aria Company is active in the field of electronic payment systems and is supplier of banking cards, instant card issuing printers and EFT POS. Mabna Card has got the PSP (Payment Service Provider) certificate from Iranian Central Bank. Also, this company supplies the latest technologies to Iranian banks.

English version of way2pay.ir takes off

That’s it, finally after six years of running www.way2pay.ir in Persian language we decided to run the English version of it.

Way2pay.ir is a six-year-old Persian online media which is focused on e-banking, e-payment and recently also on fintech. Fortunately way2pay could find its way and influence through experts and businesses in these fields in Iran and many other online and paper media in Iran quote its content in their reports.

English version of way2pay.ir takes off
English version of way2pay.ir takes off / a screen form persian way2pay.ir

During all these years we were asked that why we don’t have an English version of way2pay so as that foreigners could access to the content. What made us hesitate running an English version of it was that we didn’t want English way2pay to be a translated version of the Persian one. We wanted to start producing content from the starting point for foreigner audience, not just translate what was produced for Iranian audience.

Now we are ready to show the world that what’s happening in Iran in electronic banking, electronic payment and fintech. English way2pay is a chance for Iranian market and businesses to start dealing with the world.

In the coming days, check our reports for Iran banking and payment system.

Ghorbani Brothers (+)(+)

Co-founders of way2pay.ir