About the programme

“Neruzh” Diaspora Youth Startup Programme is an interactive programme for young entrepreneurs of Armenian descent, aged 18-35, to advance their businesses by enriching their knowledge base, expanding network, and receiving funding after pitches. It aims to create an opportunity for young Armenian entrepreneurs from diaspora to bring startups to Armenia and enhance startup ecosystem in the country.

The Programme will take place from 16 to 21 December, 2018 at the UWC Dilijan, Armenia. 



The four-day event has the following primary objectives
  • Create platform and opportunities for Armenian descent young entrepreneurs to do business in Armenia
  • Support the ecosystem and build a strong and healthy startup ecosystem
  • Provide applied direction on how to build value generating commercially viable and scalable startup businesses
  • Build and employ core startup business development skills
  • Create opportunities for collaboration and funding


The target sectors of the Programme are
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Innovative Technologies

Application deadline: September 13, 2018


13 July 2018

Open call

13 Sep 2018

Application deadline

30 Sep 2018

Screening and Selection

7 Oct 2018

Announcement of participants

16-21 Dec 2018

Participation in the startup programme

21 Dec 2018 - 20 May 2019

Granting process


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