International Start-up Competition Seedstars Yerevan 2016

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Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia and Seedstars World organize an international start-up competition Seedstars Yerevan 2016 which will be held at American University of Armenia on June 25, 2016. You are cordially invited to be our guest. The event will start at 12 pm and close with an award ceremony at 5 pm.

About

Seedstars World is coming back to Yerevan!

The 10 best startups from Yerevan will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Yerevan 2016. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum. It's a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups.

In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.

Register to attend or apply to pitch below.

Speakers

  • Artashes Vardanyan
    Director
    MIC Armenia
  • Igor Ovcharenko
    Regional Manager for CEE/MENA
    Seedstars World
  • Bagrat Yengibaryan
    CEO
    EIF
  • Areg Gevorgyan
    Business Development Manager
    IBM ISTC
  • Aram Mkhitaryan
    Winner of SSW Yerevan 2015
    Eye Care Plus

Jury

  • Tiffany Obser
    MENA/CEE Senior Associate
    Seedstars World
  • Armine Saidi
    Co-founder & CEO
    Wicastr
  • Rouben Meschian
    Founding Software Engineer
    Cambridge Semantics
  • Yeva Hyusyan
    CEO & Founder
    SoloLearn
  • Lukas Gasser
    Ambassador to Armenia
    Swiss Embassy
  • Emil Hakobian
    Chief Product Officer
    BetConstruct

Agenda

TIME DESCRIPTION

12:00 Arrival / Networking
12:30 - 12:50 Welcome speech. Special remarks from Bagrat Yengibaryan.
12:50 - 13:00 Keynote. Areg Gevorgyan
13:00 - 14:00 1st Pitching session
14:00 - 14:30 Break / Networking
14:30 - 15:30 2nd Pitching session
15:30 - 16:15 IBM ISTC Demo Day
16:15 - 16:30 Announcement of the winner
16:30 Networking

Finalists

ARMACAD
Yerevan

ARMACAD is a platform for students, scholars, scientists and parents to search and find scholarships, grants, fully funded conferences, summer schools, trainings, seminars and other study opportunities worldwide. Every day regular updates across hundreds of disciplines appear online on armacad.info.

Bazillion Beings
Yerevan

Bazillion Beings is creating large populations of dynamic, social bots with unique ai and machine learning abilities. You meet them on devices and on the web and they offer you services by interfacing with other services online. They develop, reproduce and metabolize data. And they evolve as a species.

Cube Technologies
Yerevan

Terreva is an easy-to-use plant recognition tool. By combining the latest research in visual recognition with botanical expertise, we offer a mobile application that will help you keep your plants healthy and vibrant by providing on the spot plant identification and plant specific care advice.

Earlyone
Yerevan

Earlyone is made to create a technology, which has no boundaries and deliver customer service excellence in all parts of the world.

Embrion
Yerevan

Embrion is well-designed combination of smart scales and wearable activity tracker.

Evoca llc
Yerevan

Evoca comprises a set of audio dictionaries that can work on your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or other devices. Mobility is number one feature of our app which allows you to practice a foreign language at any convenient place or time.

Haystack
Yerevan

Search Engine For Licensable Creative Content

LiveBoard
Yerevan

LiveBoard is a mobile drawing and collaboration tool that allows you to draw, mark up images and work together with friends and colleagues in real-time.

Localz
Yerevan

Localz is made up of group of dedicated professionals from Armenia, who are willing to change the way people travel and make a better relationship between travelers and locals. The goal is to give the traveler an opportunity to have an experience of a local discovering all the hidden places of their destination. Localz provides very large and diverse group of tours – started from simple sightseeing to once in a lifetime experience like going deep into the world’s oldest caves. The main goal is to give the traveler a chance to choose any tour; any tour guide and feel like a local.

MovieTrip
Yerevan

MovieTrip is an app for movie loving travelers that allows them to easily find locations from their favorite movies.

Qlim B.V.
Yerevan

Qlim is dedicated to make car washing nicer, easier and also cheaper. Simply choose a station, select a wash program and pay easily from mobile

VQUICK
Yerevan

VQuick is a subsidiary brand of Energize Global Services, a leading-edge technology and software development company focused on delivering the best and most cost-effective services and solutions to its clients globally

Location

The event will be held at the American University in Armenia, located at 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan.

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