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// Project Discovery


"Neruzh" is a governmental program. The aim of the program is to promote professional repatriation, which will contribute to the economic progress of Armenia and the development of the startup ecosystem.

  • Every year, more than 30 startups from around the world are invited to Armenia to participate in a 5-day event, learn about the advantages of doing business in Armenia, receive exclusive individual mentoring and claim up to USD 30.000 grant in order to expand their business initiatives.
  • The 5-day event has a full agenda, which includes interactive and individual courses, master classes by the leading experts in the field.
  • This year, the program is implemented by the RA Ministry of High-Tech Industry in cooperation with the "My Step" Foundation.

// Apply

For your startup to be eligible for the program, it must:


Have a pre-established or new emerging team before applying to the program                                                 

(Co) Founders

At least half of the founders of the startup must be Diaspora-Armenians                                                   

Start-up stage

Be in pre-seed or seed levels of development                                                  


The startup must be active in one or more of the preferred areas of the program                      


Have a founder (co-founders) willing to register and establish the startup in RA and live in Armenia for at least 1 year


–ěnly 2 members from each startup will be invited to participate in the program               

// Thematic sections

Target sectors