Artashes is a startup enthusiast, currently acting as a Director at the Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia (MIC Armenia), a public-private partnership project established to empower the Armenian startup ecosystem and tech education.
He is passionate about highly disruptive tech that is bridging traditional industries with new and disruptive technologies. He is fully enjoying every single day of contributing to the Armenian startup ecosystem and being a small part of a really important big thing and getting to know early stage startups.
The favorable IT climate in Armenia is the reason for the recent software boom.There are more than 450 IT companies, which are employing more than 10 thousand software developers and engineers. Around two thirds of Armenian IT output is exported to over 20 countries. So what is standing between Armenia and its dream of building a "Silicon Mountain"?
Education has the immense power to impact industries and the economy. Artashes Vardanyan writes about the need to transform the educational system to meet the needs of one particularly promising sector of Armenia's economy, the High-Tech industry.
The emerging startup ecosystem in Armenia is very vibrant but faces many challenges. Tech expert and startup enthusiast, Artashes Vardanyan takes a critical look at the existing beliefs in the startup sector that need to be readjusted to ensure future success.