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Vacancy at FAST - Innovation Evangelist

Publish Date: Feb 12, 2018

Deadline: Mar 05, 2018

Event Dates: from Feb 12, 2018 12:00 to Mar 05, 2018 12:00

ORGANIZATION NAME: Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)

TITLE: Innovation Evangelist


LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia


We are looking for an intellectually curious and self-driven strategic individual, who will be responsible for leading all the stages of startup development. This position requires a team player with proven experience in mentoring, advising startups and excellent leadership and communication skills.



        Support the creation, implementation and execution of the Startup programs;

        Maintain and update the portfolio of early-stage startups, providing periodic reports on status, decisions, and next steps;

        Evaluate program administration and delivery processes, recommending changes, creating processes or systems as needed;

        Guide and give advice to startups through the critical early stages;

        Help startups fill their practices with clients and get profitable in record time;

        Help startups execute major critical steps and better understand all the early stage aspects;

        Monitor key trends, watch economic, industry or competitive movements over time, and respond accordingly;

        Research and implement business solutions, marketing strategies, and strategic relationships that will take startups’ business to the next level;

        Identify resources, develop external relationships with key experts to validate and prioritize new growth opportunities;

  Works within established systems and processes in operations, records management, information systems, risk management, and development efforts;

        Support with due diligence.



     5+ years of experience in a related field (i.e. Advising Startups on Strategy, Startup Sales Strategy and Management, Entrepreneurship Investment Management, Strategic Planning & Advisory) is required;

     BA required with MBA preferred, with emphasis in entrepreneurship, business, marketing, or analytics is preferred;

     Project Management experience is preferred;

     Proven experience in coaching and mentoring startups;

     Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory requirements for startups;

     High proficiency level of all aspects of startup creation and thorough understanding of a startup development process;

     A clear understanding of a startup fundraising process;

     Diverse and well-established investor network and an ability to make strategic introductions;

     Extensive experience in the startup and venture world;

     Ability to manage a portfolio of an early stage start up;

     Experience in documentation preparing and application processing;

     Outstanding communication and networking skills;

     Proven ability to follow standardized documentation and processes but able to identify opportunities to drive innovation and improvements forward;

     Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a matrix environment;

     Passion for technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and startups;

     Strong leadership and management experience;

     Excellent English, Armenian, and Russian written and verbal communication skills.


All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to Please indicate the title of the position “Innovation Evangelist” in the subject line of your e-mail. FAST is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.


Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) is conceived as a comprehensive platform to foster technological and scientific breakthroughs in Armenia.

FAST aims to revive the country’s strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) traditions, establishing a favorable regime for the innovative environment, fostering science and technology education, and actively developing a venture capital ecosystem.

One of the most pivotal tasks of FAST is to engage tech and scientific communities in raising the profile of Armenia as a hub for technological and scientific discoveries and developments.



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