16 - 20

December 2019

UWC Dilijan

neruzh 2.0 is already happening!

80applied

47selecteed

20countries

8industries

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Neruzh, noun

an Armenian word for “potential”: a total sum of qualities and abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness

Neruzh is a Govenrment Programme aiming at enriching and diversifying the Armenian startup ecosystem by promoting the inflow of innovative, capable and scalable tech startups from the Armenian diaspora, absorbing and investing on their advancement and growth within the Armenian startup ecosystem, and lastly, serving as a gateway for deploying and scaling-up impactful Armenian technologies and business models throughout the world markets using the leverage of significant presence and deep connections of Armenia Diaspora in the leading tech hubs of the world. 

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Mission

Convene diaspora tech startups from around the globe in Armenia within a 5-day bootcamp to showcase Armenian startup ecosystem and attract engineering talent to Armenia

Convene diaspora tech startups from around the globe in Armenia within a 5-day bootcamp to showcase Armenian startup ecosystem and attract engineering talent to Armenia

Call for the tech entrepreneurs of Armenian descent to bring and establish their startup in Armenia by familiarizing the advantages of  doing business in Armenia

Call for the tech entrepreneurs of Armenian descent to bring and establish their startup in Armenia by familiarizing the advantages of doing business in Armenia

Uncover investment opportunities and provide access to small government grants

Uncover investment opportunities and provide access to small government grants

Maximize the impact on the growth, expansion and well-being of innovative and scalable Armenian tech startups with collaboration and professional coaching

Maximize the impact on the growth, expansion and well-being of innovative and scalable Armenian tech startups with collaboration and professional coaching

Facilitate and lead the scaling-up and integration to the global markets, boost international business opportunities

Facilitate and lead the scaling-up and integration to the global markets, boost international business opportunities

Startup Bootcamp

Culmination of NerUzh programme is a 5-day boot-camp which is a celebration of entrepreneurship, taking place once a year building momentum and opportunity around each unique startup’s entrepreneurial identity. 

The NerUzh bootcamp a joyful and startup-oriented event, with interactive training, individual coaching, inspiration, networking, opportunities of exposure and shining on stage pitching for monetary prizes.    

All the stakeholders of the ecosystem including startups, tech leading corporations,  potential investors, customers, government agencies, accelerators, co-working spaces, business support organizations and coaches, universities, are invited to be involved in the programme in all its stages from preparation to follow-up. 

Startup Bootcamp

Application Criteria

Who can apply?

For your startup to be eligible for the program, it musthave a pre-estamblished team, Have at least one (co) founder of Armenian descent and Have co-founders willing toregister and estamblish the startup in Armenia
and live in Armenia for at least 1 year

Eligible Startup Stage

Only idea to seed stage companies can apply for participation in the program. A company can be considered idea to startup stage if its product is in any of these development stages: Pre-product/R&D, Prototype, MVP, Inital revenue (achieveing sales)

Target Sectors

The target sectors of the program include: Fintech, Social tech, Cleantech, Govtech, Healthcare, Edutech, Mobility/transportation, tourism, loT Argitech, Biotech, Robotics, Engineering and Others

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Partners

https://www.idea.am
https://bana.am
https://fast.foundation
https://orionwi.com
https://www.uwc.org
https://miiind.co
https://www.ggtaxi.com/
https://staff.am
https://www.smartgate.vc
https://www.beeline.am
http://www.uavl.am
https://amcham.am
https://arpinet.am
https://yerevan.impacthub.net
https://picsart.com
https://arloopa.com
https://repatarmenia.org
https://www.vnews.am
https://armenpress.am/arm/
http://www.arm-radio.com
https://www.iammedia.am/hy/
https://starthub.am
https://digitain.com
https://www.softconstruct.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/groomcoworking/about/?ref=page_internal
https://schneider-group.com/en/countries/armenia/
https://www.herohouse.am

Contact us

neruzh@mindiaspora.am

+374 10 59 01 89

Armenia, Yerevan, Vazgen Sargsyan St. 3/3