Tag: initiative

April 2, 2024

Lilit Margaryan: A Science Week to Popularize Science in Armenia

Lilit Margaryan, the operations manager of Gituzh, joins us to discuss what the initiative has managed to achieve over the last three years. We also dive into the concept of national research and innovation systems, and discuss the prioritization of strategic scientific directions. Lastly, Lilit shares with us their upcoming initiative called Science Week, a week-long series of events that aims to promote science in Armenia.

July 4, 2023
Hamlet Azarian

Hamlet Azarian: How to Grow a Start-up

Hamlet Azarian, CEO and founder of Azarian Growth Agency joins us to discuss validating start-up ideas, gaining traction, and scaling companies. Azarian breaks down the data-driven approach the agency takes to growth marketing, and what metrics they track to ensure that start-ups reach their growth goals. We also discussed Azarian Growth Agency’s upcoming initiative called “ Growth Academy” that aims to teach growth marketing in Armenia.

April 11, 2023
Gevorg Poghosyan: Exploring the World of Social Enterprises

Gevorg Poghosyan: Exploring the World of Social Enterprises

In this episode, Gevorg Poghosyan, the CEO of Impact Hub Yerevan, discusses VIA Fund, an impact investment fund managed by Impact Hub Yerevan. Gevorg breaks down what impact investing is and how social enterprises differ from traditional businesses, highlighting their potential for scaling and creating positive change. We also delve into Impact Hub's plans to expand their spaces across Armenia.

August 11, 2021
Understanding the Government Programme

Buy Armenian

When Lilit Odabashian puts her mind to something, she makes it happen. Like Armenians all over the world, Lilit was devastated at what was happening during the 2020 Artsakh War. She decided to start a Facebook group called Buy Armenian to encourage people to buy Armenian products as a way of trying to do her part. As the group grew and took on a life of its own, her husband Nishan joined the initiative and they launched the Buy Armenian website that features over 800 vendors.

July 6, 2021
Between Belt and Road

Between Belt and Road

Armenia and China share a rich history in which mercantilist Armenians played a noteworthy role in the exchange of goods along the Silk Road. Although the Armenian state today is vastly different from a millennium ago, that industrious character remains in the Armenian spirit.