DigiWeek21 Venture Summit

  • November 3, 2021
  • Motor Yerevan

Focusing on the emergence of Armenian angels, VCs and startups on-route to becoming unicorns

  • Is the venture capital industry in another bubble, or being driven by inflation and rapidly accelerated tech adoption after the COVID pandemic?
  • How has the challenge of fundraising changed post-COVID from both the VC and entrepreneurs’ perspective?
  • How can we harness the power of Angel Investors in the life cycle of Armenian tech start-ups and groom the next wave of Unicorns?

DigiWeek21                      Wednesday, November 3               Motor Yerevan

Time DigiWeek21 Venture Summit
10:00 am

Is this another Bubble, Inflation or Rapidly Accelerated Tech Adoption after COVID?

Armchair Interview by Berge Ayvazian, Partner and Senior Consultant, Wireless 20/20

Nina Achadjian, Partner, Index Ventures and Partner, HIVE Ventures

Razmig Hovaghimian, Partner, Graph Ventures

10:30 am

Fundraising Post-COVID: VC Perspective

Ashot Arzumanyan – Partner, SmartGateVC

Manuk Hergnyan, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Granatus Ventures

Dr. Armen Kherlopian, Founding Partner, BAJ Accelerator

Karen Vardanyan, Partner, Formula VC

Vahan Vardanian, Venture Partner, Da Vinci Capital

11:30 am TUMO Labs “Just-in-time” Approach to Building Startup Capacity Upstream
Bahareh Fatemi, Director, TUMO Labs
11:45 am Hero House in Southern California: Growth Opportunities for Armenian Startups
Armine Galstyan, Managing Director, Hero House Glendale
12:00 pm

Fundraising Post-COVID: Entrepreneurs’ Perspective

Vahan Petrosyan, Co-Founder and CTO, SuperAnnotate

Tigran Nazaryan, Co-Founder and President, 10Web

Vahe Andonians, Co-founder, Cognaize

Georgy Melkonyan, Founder, Zerobroker

Gev Soghomonyan, Co-author, AimStack

1:00 pm Lunch and Networking
2:00 pm

Life Cycle of Tech Start-Ups – Harnessing the Power of Armenian Angel Investors

Grigor Hovhannisyan, Business Angel Network of Armenia (BANA)

Igor Khalatyan, VP, Oracle, Co-chair, FAST Science & Technology Angels Network (STAN)

Arthur Mikaelyan, Co-Founder & President, Angel Investor Club of Armenia (AICA)

Jack Topdjian, Founder, Healthcare Equity Angels & Healthcare Venture Partner, SmartGateVC

Liana Karapetyan, Director, Hero House Angels

Andrej Bievetski, Managing Director, SAP Labs CIS

3:00 pm

AUA Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center (EPIC)

Michael Kouchakdjian, EPIC Director

Nejdeh Hovanessian, National Coordinator of EWC Armenia

3:30 pm Start-up Unicorns and the Future of Armenia
Armen Kherlopian, Founding Partner, BAJ Accelerator

Diana Arzumanyan, CEO & Co-Founder, Orion Worldwide Innovations

4:00 pm How to Build a Science-Oriented Startup in Armenia
Avak Kahvejian, General Partner, Flagship Pioneering

David Sarkisyan, Vice President, Advanced Research Initiatives, FAST

4:30 pm

Armenia Startup Academy Initiatives to Advance the Armenian Startup Ecosystem

Anna Tantushyan, Director of Operations, SmartGateVC/Catalyst Foundation

4:40 pm

Granatus Plans and Portfolio

Manuk Hergnyan and Yervand Sarkissian,Granatus Ventures