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Final Event under the “Technology Goes Beyond Borders: Yerevan-Ankara Acceleration” Project
Armenia | Public Journalism Club, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey
The final event under the “Technology Goes Beyond Borders: Yerevan-Ankara Acceleration” Program will take place in Tufenkyan Hotel (48 Hanrapetutyan Str.) on March 25, at 18:00 PM. The Event will give the Armenian participants of the Project an opportunity to pitch their startup ideas to the reputable Jury consisting of top ICT experts.

Participants will apply the skills previously acquired through a four day acceleration course. Twelve young participants representing the Information and Communication Technology sector, (graduate students, university graduates and startup entrepreneurs), were involved in all the stages of the Project through four months.

The Jury members include:

  • Jemma Israyelyan, Director, CEED Armenia
  • Marina Mkhitaryan, Head of the Kolba Innovative Lab, UNDP  Armenia
  • Narine Kotikyan, Marketing Manager, Monitis Inc.
  • Pavel Snkhchyan, Vice President, Sourcio IT Consulting Company
  • Robert Gasparyan, BetConstruct,
  • Samvel Martirosyan, Expert on Information Security
  • Vahe Torozyan, CEO,HitBits

Feedback and recommendations provided by the Jury members will encourage the young entrepreneurs to further improve their business ideas, as well as to improve their presentation skills.


The“Technology goes beyond borders: Yerevan-Ankara ” acceleration project build up on the the first “Technology without borders” (February-May, 2015) Project that brought together 6 startup teams from Armenia and Turkey to participate in an Acceleration Training at Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC).The Project was co-sponsored by the US Embassy in Armenia and the European Union.


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