EVN Talks

Serial Entrepreneurship

As a serial entrepreneur and passionate technologist, Al Eisaian has over two decades of experience building highly successful teams in areas ranging from computer hardware to data analytics. He speaks to EVN Report about passionate leadership, his engagement with Armenia and the future of the tech industry.

Art Box for the Art World

Creative Armenia is an art foundation for Armenians that supports filmmakers, musicians, writers and artists across all creative fields with funding, mentorship, promotion and strategic support. Director of Programs, Anush Ter-Khachatryan speaks to EVN Report about their new initiative called Art Box, a reinvention of the incubator model for the art world.

The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage

Founder of TEDx Yerevan, Head of the Leadership Lab at Picsart and author Kristine Sargsyan talks about her newly published book “Pilgrimage to the Brain”. Inspired by her curiosity of how the human brain works, the book is meant for people of all ages to understand the power and potential they have within them.

Armenia, Climate Change and the Global Conversation

Armenia, Climate Change and the Global Conversation

A professional in environmental management focusing on solar energy and water, Hasmik Barseghyan was part of Armenia’s delegation to COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. She says that although Armenia has and continues to face many challenges, it is possible to benefit from the opportunities of Armenia’s geography as the “center of the world”, linking different regions together.

Helping Veterans Reintegrate and Reimagine a New Future

Helping Veterans Reintegrate and Reimagine a New Future

After the 2020 Artsakh War, Arpi Karapetyan, like many others, asked herself a simple question: What now? As a human resources professional and successful businesswoman, she put into action what she knew best and launched a new program called New Page. A social responsibility program, the aim of New Page is to help veterans of the war acquire new knowledge and develop skills to enter the labor market. The program has helped 1000 veterans and the second phase has 700 vets already signed up. To donate to the program, follow this link.

Armenia’s Continuous Security Dilemma

Armenia’s Continuous Security Dilemma

On November 16, 2021, Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched a large-scale offensive along the eastern border of Armenia’s Syunik region, resulting in intense battles. A Russian-mediated ceasefire came into force later that evening. This latest attack was yet another example of Armenia’s ongoing security challenges and vulnerabilities. Azerbaijani expert Tatevik Hayrapetyan and political scientist and international security expert Dr. Nerses Kopalyan of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas talk to EVN Report’s editors about the situation.

Shooting for the Stars

After graduating from Yerevan State University with a PhD in physics, Dr. Garik Israelian went on to lead the international collaboration that provided the first observational evidence that supernova explosions are responsible for the formation of Black Holes. Israelian works at the Institute of Astrophysics in the Canary Islands and is a professor at the University of La Laguna. He is also the founding director of Starmus Festival, a global festival of science communication and art.

Armenia at the International Court of Justice

Armenia at the International Court of Justice

On September 16, 2021, Armenia instituted proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Azerbaijan on the basis of violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Yeghishe Kirakosyan, Armenia’s agent at the ICJ and international law expert Levon Gevorgyan who was an advisor and part of Armenia’s legal team at The Hague speak to EVN Report about the landmark case.

Armenian Tech: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

Armenian Tech: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

Launched in 2005, DigiWeek is the marquee event for Armenia’s technology sector. The anchor event for DigiWeek is the Digitec Expo (the largest tech expo in the Caucasus) and the first ever Digitec Summit, an exclusive conference bringing together technologists from around the world. Raffi Kassarjian, the executive director of the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises and Nerses Ohanian, founder of HyeTech speak to EVN Report about how the tech sector is turning challenges into opportunities.

Mentoring Startups

Mentoring Startups

Edgar Marukyan, CTO of Renderforest, has launched a consulting and mentorship program that helps startups scale their businesses. He speaks to EVN Report about the challenges and opportunities for small business in Armenia, how more women are venturing into the sphere, the business climate, developing a productive work ethic and more.

Finding the Right Formula

Finding the Right Formula

The Crowdfunding Formula, is one of the most successful marketing agencies in the world. Co-founder and CEO, Narek Vardanyan, who is also the author of the best selling book “57 Secrets of Crowdfunding” explains how the idea started with a failure that led to identifying a gap in the innovation industry. His message: Have big ambitions, turn knowledge into valuable products that can solve global problems and most of all, eliminate the fear of coming from somewhere small.

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