Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia - Hackathon

07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
Vanadzor Technology Center

The Hackathon aims to promote tourism industry in Armenia

IDC Security Roadshow 2018. Yerevan, Armenia

04 Apr 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Yerevan

Cybertech trends will be discussed at the event

Pierre Hennes

Granatus Ventures

Co-Founder & Partner at Granatus Ventures

Artashes Vardanyan

Microsoft Innovation Center

Director of Microsoft Innovation Center

Marina Mkhitaryan

Kolba Lab

UNDP/Kolba Innovations Lab Lead

Raffi Krikorian

U.S. Democratic National Committee

Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Democratic National Committee


Armenian-Russian social fitness platform


First Armenian emoji app


Chat online and meet in real life 24h later


Talk to strangers and get answers to important questions

Melon Splash

Match-3 Pet Saving Adventure


Personalized daily tours in Armenia with top rated tour guides

Eye Care Plus

Check and practice to improve eyesight

Yerevan Events

Yerevan entertainment, cultural and events guide

New center at American University of Armenia to support startups

Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center was opened today at the American University of Armenia, which will provide appropriate work zone and conditions to people with innovative ideas.

It is equipped with modern generation devices, including 3D printers, 3D laser scanners, and vacuum forming devices.

According to the new center’s Director Armen Mkrtchyan, the doors will be open not only to students of the American University of Armenia, but also to all those who have interesting ideas or projects, but no means to realize them - teams, startups, etc.

“The center occupies 2 floors, where rooms for lectures and team work are located. We also have an attic floor with labs. Young people can found startups here, working in teams, and come out of the American University as established companies,” said Armen Mkrtchyan, pointing Skycriptor as an example of a successful startup “born” in the American University.

The center will provide pre-financing to a limited number of promising startups for development of their ideas. The startups will also receive support in developing their companies and protecting their rights of intellectual property.

Armen Mkrtchyan informed that the center can take 40-45 people at present. He stated confidently that the center will become a part of the startup ecosystem in Armenia.

“Armenia already has many bold accelerators, some of them of narrow specialization. This center is yet the only one to work in a university and realize certain aspects of acceleration,” remarked Armen Mkrtchyan.

The center will receive entrepreneurial and technical consultations from local and foreign experts. There are also plans for events aimed on providing students and the public with information on innovations in various branches of the industry.

You can view the details about the center here.


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