Economic structure should be in favor of startups: VP

February 5, 2019

TEHRAN – The current economic structure of Iran is not in favor of startups and the situation should be changed, the vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari said, ISNA reported on Monday.

Today over 4100 knowledge-based companies with tens of thousands of billions of rials turnover are operating, which is noteworthy in national economy, he said.

Sattari made the remarks during a meeting with the economy minister Farhad Dejpasand and some other officials which was attended by entrepreneurs and owners of startups and knowledge-based companies on Monday.

He said that several Iranian entrepreneurs is active in knowledge economy and are successful in their private business.

“To prevent oil economy, we should support entrepreneurs to have good income. Knowledge-based companies decrease the dependence of Iran on oil economy. Hence they should be supported,” he explained.

He noted that knowledge economy, which is against traditional economy, has developed during recent years.

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