The networking meetings will be held in Istanbul, on 20-21 July 2017, with an ultimate focus to enhance professional exchange and create broader avenues to connect the growing angel investing communities of Armenia and Turkey.
With the aim to inspire a culture of cooperation and to leverage on the startup potential of Armenia on one hand, and the huge business investment capacity of Turkey on the other hand, the delegation will have study visits and private meetings with the couple of most successful and active business angel networks and incubation centers of Istanbul, such as the Koc Incubation Center, Galata Business Angels, BIC Angels, 212 VC, Revo Capital, Istanbul Startup Angels, etc.
The delegation from Armenia includes:
- Ashot Arzumanyan: Partner at SmartGateVC
- Jesus Lozano: Entrepreneur, BA & Estrategic Advisor Silicon Seeds
- Aram Keryan: Operations manager at EPIC - Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Centre of American University of Armenia and teaches several courses in the College of Science and Engineering
- Areg Gevorgyan: Business Development Manager at the Innovative Solutions & Technologies Center
This activity takes place within the framework of the Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process program, funded by the European Union.
The Armenian-language translation of Birgul Oguz’s novel “HAH” from Turkish into Eastern Armenian was published by Antares publishing house, and it is currently available in book stores in Armenia. On December 16-18, 2017, HCA-Armenia hosted Birgul Oguz and the engaged literary translators in Yerevan for a series of promotional events.