Tehran Municipality to hold startup weekend in support of green businesses

February 17, 2018

TEHRAN – A startup weekend event will be held by Tehran Municipality in a bid to support businesses which are eager to work in environment-related fields, said Sadreddin Alipour, the head of the center for environmental management and sustainable development of Tehran Municipality.

This is the first startup weekend by the title of “environment and urban management” which is going to be held by Tehran Municipality from February 28 to March 2 in Tehran’s Shahid Beheshti University.

Traffic management, air pollution, sustainable management of water resources, waste management and biodiversity are among the main topics of this event.

The purpose of these startup events is that individuals get a chance to put forward their ideas, Tasnim quoted Alipour as saying.

The municipality will support top ideas and will facilitate their presence in global events, he highlighted.

Considering environment as a one of the main elements of world’s metropolises, he added that 60 percent of all projects carrying out in the city are related to the environment.

Startup weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by the last evening of the event.

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