A couple weeks ago, I attended an event regarding people who would like to network with day- to- day people and are or like to be involved in the Iran startup scene, Hamkekr. In Farsi, Hamfekr means someone who thinks the same way you do. I highly recommend for you to visit the Hamfekr website, http://hamfekr.net, if you can read Farsi and want to know more about this event. Hamfekr, founded by Hamidreza Ahmadi, Hadi Farnoud, and supported by Iran Entrepreneurship Association, is for anybody who wants to meet new people or catch-up with friends/colleague and discover new startups in their city (There is a Hamfekr for most of the prominent cities in Iran). Hamfekr is an event hosted every Wednesday by a startup, a corporation, or university. The main attendees of this event are programmers and startup enthusiasts. A whole lot of networking was seen throughout the approximate 150 people, and you could definitely see zeal in everybody.
Avatech hosted the Hamfekr that I attended. Avatech, http://avatech.ir/en, is one of the leading accelerators in Iran. It is lead by Said Rahmani and Mohsen Malayeri and is constantly getting coverage by the media.
During this Hamfekr, Techrasa, a website which covers and gives reports all about the Iranian ecosystem (I highly recommend for you to take a look at http://techrasa.com/), was officially launched and gave a demonstration to people on what they do.
Overall the event was great. It showed that the people working in the Iran startup scene are not just working voraciously for money, but they care for the future of technology in their country. Hamfekr is another sign that the Iranian startup ecosystem is growing rapidly and will defiantly be more successful as time goes on.