Empowering Ideas: Startups and Development Global Forum
Brainstorming on how to better make Armenian start-ups and digital technologies the engine of our economic growth.
We’ll learn from global experience, we’ll build networks, we’ll plan action.
Featured panelists and speakers include
Sam Adams, Manager for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Invest Atlanta will address efforts by the City government and private sector to navigate Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and connect entrepreneurs to resources that can help their ventures
Borys Musielak, Director of European Operations at Samba TV and founder of Startup Poland, a foundation that aims to become the community voice of Polish startups, will discuss the eco-system in Central Europe
San Francisco based award winning technology journalist, Yukari Iwatani Kane will share the story of Silicon Valley, based on her coverage for Wall Street Journal of Apple and its founder Steve Jobs as well as the Japanese technology industry, including Sony and Nintendo
Dr. Saul Reichman, Vice President at Challenge I and II will provide an unique perspective on Israel’s success becoming the Start-up nation with the highest number of per-capita start-ups and over 70 Israeli companies listed on the NASDAQ, more than those of any other foreign country
DCN fellows Triin Mahlakoiv and Mareks Matisons will present the Baltic hub for creative industries
Atlanta Councilman Kwanza Hall will share his experience on making entrepreneurship and creativity part of urban renewal and development
The Forum will start at 9:30 am and will include lunch for those registered.
In addition to brainstroming session in Yerevan on December 13 DigiComNet Caravan will stop in Gyumri Technological Park which will host our working sessions.
The Forum is funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges and organized with support from the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan