Armenia Startup Academy Demo Day

30 May 2018
American University of Armenia

Startups that ‘graduate’ as the second generation from the Academy will be represented


16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
American University of Armenia

Annual Tech and Media conference which will be held for the 10th time

Artashes Vardanyan

Microsoft Innovation Center

Director of Microsoft Innovation Center

David Yang


Founder of ABBYY company, creator of Lingvo digital dictionary

Raffi Krikorian

U.S. Democratic National Committee

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

Pierre Hennes

Granatus Ventures

Co-Founder & Partner at Granatus Ventures

Be Armenian

Armenian-themed backgrounds and greeting cards in Armenian


Photo editor

Yerevan Events

Yerevan entertainment, cultural and events guide


Personalized daily tours in Armenia with top rated tour guides


Online food shopping


City events guide


Chess board scanning and analyzing

360 Stories

Armenian sights featured in 360 degrees

Igor Khalatian: Armenia should become a known destination for IT and science

On February 5 Science and Technology Angels Network (STAN), created by the initiative of the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), started its operation in Armenia. This initiative unites 18 investors and entrepreneurs of Armenian descent from Armenia and other countries.

Among Co-chairs of STAN is Vice-President of Oracle and founder of a number of startups Igor Khalatian, who climbed Mount Everest in 2002.

Mediamax talked to Igor Khalatian on STAN and prospects of IT development in Armenia.

“Our goal is to become “a pipeline to success”, find the best ideas and develop them further so that Armenia becomes a known destination for IT and science. I believe that Armenians have a great talent in this area. For example, why Armenians play chess so well? It’s hard to explain but there is something in the brain, which makes them best chess players. Similarly, Armenians definitely have a talent in tech area. I see great potential here. That’s why it makes sense to create this structure and support them”, Igor Khalatian said.
“We are looking for early stage companies. Something that is not just an idea but an idea on which you have started working, probably you have a prototype, proof of concept. The companies which already have customers and have established are probably more interested in VC funding versus angels funding”, he noted.

Read Igor Khalatian’s full interview here.

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