Startup Nour Conference

About the Conference

Right now Gyumri and Vanadzor are at a crossroad. The cities have some success returning to their former glory, but their future prosperty lies in technology. At this stage it’s critical that we bring people together to discuss and set tasks which will set a path for the future development of both Gyumri and Vanadzor. It is critical for Armenia to have a thriving economy and population growth. One main way to achieve this is growing the tech industry.

Digital Pomegranate kindly invites all the interested people to take part in Startup Nour whose goal is to set tangible tasks and a path that the tech industry in Gyumri and Vanadzor can do themselves. Our goal for the meetup is the transfer of ideas between business, education and the the government on how innovative technologies can improve Gyumri and Vanadzor.

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Event Schedule


Berge Ayvazian

Senior Analyst and Consultant at Wireless 20/20

Todd Fabacher

Flutter Aficionado & CEO at Digital Pomegranate

Welcoming Speeches

Todd Fabacher

Flutter Aficionado & CEO at Digital Pomegranate

Tigran Petrosyan

Governor of Shirak Province

Improve the Startup Ecosystem

The Startup Ecosystem currently revolves around the GTC and VTC. Our aim is to identify the innovative solutions Gyumri and Vanadzor can do to improve the ecosystem.

  • 12:00 – 13:00
Panelist Position
Tigran Petrosyan Governor of Shirak Province
Bagrat Yengibaryan Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF)
Gayane Arakelyan Chief Operations Officer at Digital Pomegranate
 Patvakan Hakhinyan Business Development Manager at Vanadzor Technology Center
Laura Bilazarian Venture Partner at SaaStr Fund
Mikhail Broyan Chief investment officer at Galaxy Group of Companies

Education for Startups

Education for startups aims to focus on the education needed for startups. Everything from Entrepreneurism, Finance, Marketing, Public Relations, Project Management and also Tech Education.

  • 13:00 – 14:00
Panelist Position
Bagrat Poghosyan

Dean of the Natural-Mathematical Faculty at Shirak State University

Gharib Harutyunyan Director of department, development projects, international relations, quality assurance and science
Michel Davoudian

CEO at Apaga Technologies

Narine Khachatryan

Director of Gyumri Information Technology Center

Tigran Barseghyan

Lecturer at the Gyumri Branch of The State Engineering University of Armenia

Samvel Movsisyan

Founder at Leadership School

  • 14:00 – 14:30 Coffee Break + Special Announcement

Bring the world to Gyumri

For Gyumri and Vanadzor to thrive, we need to e bringing the international experience of the successful entrepreneurs to Gyumri.

  • 14:30 – 15:30
Panelist Position
Benyamin Poghosyan
Adjunct Professor at Russian-Armenian University
David Bequette Vice President of Innovation
Karen Gasparyan

Founder & Lead Engineer at ITSpace LLC

Tigran Minasyan Lecturer at Armenian State University of Economics Gyumri Branch
Rachel O. Nadjarian

CEO at Armenian International Women’s Association

Tech in Businesses

Tech for Shirak Businesses focuses on improving the use of technology in businesses based in Shirak region.

  • 15:30 – 16:30
Panelist Position
Artush Yeghiazaryan Founder & CEO at Herbs & Honey Teashop
Gurgen Gharibyan Founder & CEO at BrainFors
Bella Harutyunyan

Business Development Manager at Gyumri Technology Center

Artak Gevorgyan CEO at ResAl Soft LLC
Arax Martirosyan

CEO at Garage Club

Evening Events

Take a look at a number of evening events on this day held by Digital Pomegranate.

New Office Opening

We’re moving out of GTC to our new modern office. Be present at the new office opening ceremony and share some happy moments with us.

  • 17:00 – 18:00
  • Abovyan 248, 3rd floor

Cow Head Dinner

Gyumri is famous for its preserved cooking formula for centuries. Come and participate in the tastiest traditional Cow Head Dinner.

  • 18:30 – 22:00
  • Abovyan 133/2, Ani Restaurant