Quick Talks: Fellowship Edition

On February 15, Impact Hub Yerevan hosted another Quick Talks: Fellowship Edition community event, which provided a unique opportunity for our fellows to test their business pitches and get valuable feedback from their peers and other Impact Hub Yerevan members. The event featured snap presentations from our Fellowship program participants, who shared their innovative project […]

“Amazon’s Approach to Innovation” with Tatevik Hovhannisyan

As an Impact Hub Yerevan member, you gain access to exclusive events like the one we hosted on February 15. Tatevik Hovhannisyan from AWS Worldwide Commercial Sales joined us to provide a unique perspective on Amazon’s approach to innovation. Attendees learned about their culture, mechanisms, architecture, and organization that drive customer satisfaction. The Q&A session […]

Launch of the VIA Fund

Impact Hub Yerevan is proud to establish the VIA Fund – the first impact investment fund for social enterprises in Armenia. VIA Fund’s mission is to identify, nurture and invest in social enterprises and other impact-led ventures in Armenia to achieve their full potential by supporting their growth and development. The VIA Fund has been […]

Impact Hub Yerevan Third Annual Christmas Bazaar

On December 10, 2022, Impact Hub Yerevan was happy to host the much anticipated festive event, our Third Annual Christmas Bazaar! This year, we wanted to give our gifts a double meaning by raising money for the Association of Healthcare and Assistance to Older People, a crucial organization with innovative programs that was worthy of […]

Thanksgiving 2022

Each year Impact Hub Yerevan celebrates Thanksgiving with a traditional pot-luck community lunch! Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our journey. We are thankful for our amazing team, our inspiring members and partners, and all those who have supported us throughout the year. […]

First Annual Fellowship Day

On November 18, Impact Hub Yerevan hosted our first-ever Annual Fellowship Day event where former and current Impact Hub Yerevan fellows shared their success stories and explained the advantages of being a part of the Impact Hub family. Our fellows were given the opportunity to present their products and services in an exhibition during the […]

Impact Hub Syunik Grand Opening

On November 4, we celebrated two significant milestones at Impact Hub Syunik! Impact Hub Armenia Social Innovation Development Foundation (Impact Hub Yerevan) was proud to participate in the opening ceremony of Impact Hub Syunik, the first Impact Hub established in the regions of Armenia. This undertaking was made possible thanks to the financial support of […]

Social Impact Award (SIA) 2022 Award Ceremony

Congratulations to our Social Impact Award Armenia 2022 winners! This year, the Social Impact Awards fall under the scope of the Collaborate for Impact program, financed by the European Union in Armenia and implemented by the EVPA in partnership with Impact Hub Yerevan in Armenia. This year’s SIA awards were a contribution from European Fund […]

Stress Resistance Seminar

The majority of our members are in a constant state of working hard, and during times of crisis and uncertainty, such as pandemics and wars, it can not only take an extra toll on our mental health but also be reflected in our ability to focus and work productively. That is why we invited, Psychologist […]

Composting Info Session

Impact Hub Yerevan has a brand new compost machine as part of our goal of being one step closer to zero waste. On this occasion we invited our former members and current partners from the ISSD – Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development of Communities to host a workshop teaching our members how to use it, […]

Media Literacy Seminar

At Impact Hub Yerevan, we understand that the ability to analyze and evaluate media in its various forms is an important skill to have. In fact, it is one of the top ten 21st-century skills. That is why we were happy to invite media literacy specialist, Lusine Grigoryan for an introductory workshop on the subject! […]

First Aid Seminar

In order to support our members, and help them overcome times of crisis we have collaborated with R5 Center in a 4-week seminar that covered various topics such as: How to Stay Safe in Emergency Situations, First Aid Emergency Situations and Security, How to Pack a “Survival” Bag Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation How to Tend Various Wounds, […]

Community BBQ with Hub Artsakh

What better way to celebrate the warm weather and our collaborative ties to Hub Artsakh, than to have a festive Armenian-style community event with delicious BBQ, live musical performances from Artsakhikner, and networking among Impact Hub Yerevan and Hub Artsakh members? Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Impact Shop by Homeland Info Session

As part of our collaboration with Homeland Development Initiative Foundation – HDIF, members of Impact Hub Yerevan can also sell their products at Impact Shop. Recently, we held an informative info session for our members so that they may learn the terms of cooperation. Come visit Impact Shop by HDIF and support your favorite Social […]

Stronger Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Syunik Project Launch

Impact Hub Candidate Syunik was bustling on May 24, during the launch of the Stronger Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Syunik (SEES) – Supporting Vulnerable and Displaced People Project funded by the European Union Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility! The goal of the SEES program is to support entrepreneurs who are trying to make Syunik a better […]

Quick Talks 6.0

The Impact Hub Yerevan network is constantly growing, and with so many new members, it was time for another Quick Talk event, where members are given the opportunity to give short presentations about what they do. This is a great way to understand who does what, and what problems they are trying to solve, and […]

First Collaborate For Impact Policy Dialogue

Recently, a very productive working group meeting for policy dialogues on the development of Social Entrepreneurship, under the scope of the EU-funded Collaborate for Impact project, took place at Impact Hub Yerevan between various stakeholders in the realm of policymaking in Armenia, including policymakers from the Government and the relevant committee of the National Assembly, […]

Town Hall With Impact Hub Yerevan Members

The feedback and suggestions of our members are so important to us. That is why we regularly check in with our members to see what we are doing well, and where we can improve. Our members had some very great ideas during our recent Town Hall meeting, and we can’t wait to implement them all! […]

Spring BBQ 2022

With Spring just around the corner, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity for having another successful, fun community event filled with bonding over delicious food and good company in our backyard! Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Tourism Innovation Academy (TIA) Pre-Acceleration Program Launch

The Tourism Innovation Academy (TIA) Pre-Acceleration Program has officially launched! Soon Impact Hub Yerevan will be lively with tourism industry professionals working to develop their business skills for sustainable growth in the future! We were happy to host the Tourism Support Center for their launch event, with the participation of the Country Director of GIZ […]

First Ever Free Pass Day!

It’s hard to express in words what makes Impact Hub Yerevan so magical. The community feel, the inspiring people, and the combined effort to make a difference, are things that you have to experience first-hand to truly understand. That’s why every once in a while we will be organizing Free Pass Days, inviting the curious […]

New Year Community Event

Impact Hub Yerevan members ended the year at The Venue with a concert bash enjoying live performances from the American University of Armenia student band The No Name Project and the talented rock band The Hassassian Project! Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Khash Community Event

We couldn’t let Khash season pass us by without having a community event around it! Cheers from members of Impact Hub Yerevan, enjoying delicious khash at Machar 44 on a cozy winter morning! Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Secret Santa 2021

This year we’ve brought back the traditional Secret Santa gift exchange. Our members decorated gingerbread cookies, shared gifts, and even competed in a holiday-themed trivia game! Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Impact Shop by Homeland Opening at Impact Hub Yerevan

You can now find Homeland Development Initiative Foundation – HDIF’s store and office at Impact Hub Yerevan! Here, you’ll be able to find all sorts of amazing products that promote sustainable economic development by creating job opportunities in Armenian communities. The goal is to promote Armenian production and help Impact Hub Yerevan members sell their […]

Impact Hub Yerevan Second Annual Christmas Bazaar

On December 11, 2021, Impact Hub Yerevan opened its door for the public to participate in our Second Annual Christmas Bazaar! Many of our members and beneficiaries were able to put their products on display for the world to see! Meanwhile, we all did a little bit of Christmas shopping and enjoyed the holiday atmosphere […]

Social Impact Award (SIA) Summit 2021

The Armenian finalists and winners of the Social Impact Award 2021 joined other SIA 2021 finalists and winners from all over the world in a virtual one-day event called the SIA Summit 2021! This meeting point for all SIA finalists and winners from 17 countries helps to strengthen connections and enter the fold of the […]

Thanksgiving 2021

Each year Impact Hub Yerevan celebrates Thanksgiving with a traditional pot-luck community lunch! Thanksgiving is customarily a time when families reunite, express gratitude for one another, and feel closer to one another more than at any other time, and since our community of members is like a big and growing family, it only makes sense […]

A Colorful Community Event

Before the bitter cold of winter sets in, Impact Hub Yerevan hosted a community event for our members to let out their creativity and enjoy our open-air space. This particularly colorful event was just what we needed to spruce up our newly expanded space. Some worked in teams, others individually, but each contributed by creating […]

California Trade And Services Desk Seal Presentation and Placement Ceremony

On Monday, November 15, Impact Hub Yerevan hosted the launch of the California Trade And Services Desk Seal Presentation and Placement Ceremony, with the participation of California State Senator Anthony Portantino and RA High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan. The California Trade and Services Desk will solidify Armenia and California economic and cultural relations, […]

Social Impact Award Pitching Event

Within the frameworks of the Social Impact Award 2021, 9 teams were selected to pass through a special incubation phase and undergo professional consultancy at Impact Hub Yerevan. All 9 finalists will be able to participate in this year’s Social Impact Award global summit, as it will be online, however, only 1 has received funding […]

Collaborate for Impact Armenia Launch

On Saturday, September 11, Impact Hub Yerevan hosted the launch of the Collaborate for Impact program, kicking off by awarding 35 social enterprises with grants under the framework of the EU-Supported COVID-19 Relief Fund! Here are some highlights from the event! Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Third Floor Opening + Community Event

We’re growing at rapid speeds, with more new members joining every day and the opening of our third floor! To welcome new members and get to know each other better, we hosted a fun and casual community event, which included a fast-paced, entertaining, speed-dating-style networking activity! Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Collaborate for Impact Partners’ Meeting

Impact Hub Yerevan was proud to host a 2-day Partners’ Meeting for representatives of our partner organizations within the frameworks of the “Collaborate For Impact – Development of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Investments Towards Economic and Social Cohesion in the Eastern Partnership and Russia” program. Colleagues from the EVPA core team as well as from […]

Sustainability Through Social Entrepreneurship Program Launch

This year as part of the Sustainability Through Social Entrepreneurship program, the Prague Civil Society Centre in collaboration with Impact Hub Yerevan organized 4 days of workshops for the lucky 17 social business proposals from Armenia! These workshops covered a wealth of topics including Identifying Social Enterprises, Value Proposition, Proposal Writing, and more. Click here to […]

Buy Armenian Community Event

Representatives from Buy Armenian hosted a casual info session for Impact Hub Yerevan members, describing the company and opening up opportunities for our social enterprises to collaborate with them and register on their platform. We ended the evening with some good old-fashioned beer, snacks and good cheer, keeping on par with our usual Impact Hub […]

Tourism Networking Night Vol. 1

Impact Hub Yerevan came alive with the first in a series of Tourism Networking Nights, that took place in our backyard with representatives from Armenia’s tourism industry. Great food, drinks and music was enjoyed by all! This event was hosted by the Tourism Support Center in cooperation with Impact Hub Yerevan and powered by the […]

Tourism Innovation Academy Pitching Event

Over 40 Tourism Innovation Academy participants gave their final pitches to a panel of judges during an exciting 2-day event at Impact Hub Yerevan. This was the culmination of an immersive 3-month incubation program.   Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Women Entrepreneurship Incubation Program Pitch Day

Our 9-month Women Entrepreneurship Incubation Program came to a close earlier this month with a demo day and award ceremony! This #EU4Business initiative was created by Impact Hub Yerevan and EFSE Entrepreneurship Academy to support women who are trying to make the world a better place with their entrepreneurial solutions. Click here to see more info. […]

Wall-Painting Community Event

Impact Hub Yerevan hosted yet another lovely community event for our members, family and friends. This time we had a range of activities for people to choose from, including archery, painting our community wall, and playing board games! Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Round Table Discussion On Children’s Issues

Leading up to International Children’s Day, Impact Hub Yerevan member and founder of the My Agrisummer International Camp, Satenik Khachatryan, held a lecture and round table discussion about the challenges of childhood today. The discussion encouraged collaboration on ideas for solutions and involved individuals including principles of educational centers, teachers and more! Click here to see […]

Community Event With Gooyn Founder

We had another fun-filled and creative community event at Impact Hub Yerevan, this time headed by Women Entrepreneurship Program participant and founder of Gooyn, Marieta Vardanyan. Members were encouraged to bring an interesting blank canvas to paint on, their favorite tea or coffee mug. Click here to see more info.  BACK TO ALL EVENTS 

Tourism Innovation Academy Incubation Program

The Tourism Innovation Academy’s 3-Month Incubation Program had a very successful launch event that took place at Impact Hub Yerevan. Participants were welcomed by representatives from the Tourism Support Center, the Ambassador of EU Delegation, GIZ and the Tourism Committee of RA. The Tourism Innovation Academy project is made possible thanks to #EU4Business, German Development […]

Children and Environment Event

ACBA Federation Fellow and Co-Founder/CEO at Environment and Health, Liana Margaryan, organized a family-oriented event at Impact Hub Yerevan recently for children over the age of 4 to help teach them about different environmental topics. Activities included educational cartoons and fairy tales for the youngest participants (4-6-year-olds), playing the EcoShutHasik educational board game with children […]

Launch of New Social Enterprise, Linaster!

Launch of Women’s Entrepreneurship Incubation Program participants social enterprise, Linaster!

Chair Upcycling Community Event Workshop

Another fun community event, this time we got hands-on and upcycled some chairs for our yard!

GovTech Launchpad Program Pitching Event

The GovTech Launchpad Program came to a close with a pitching event and award ceremony!

Impact Hub Yerevan’s First Annual Christmas Bazaar For Artsakh

This year, we hosted our First Annual Christmas Bazaar in support of producers from Artsakh and Armenia!

Hub Community Event In Support Of Artsakh II

Impact Hub Yerevan’s second semi-closed event where members showcased their products to raise money for displaced families from Artsakh.

Hub Community Event In Support Of Artsakh

Impact Hub Yerevan’s first semi-closed event where members showcased their products to raise money for displaced families from Artsakh.

Women Entrepreneurship Incubation Program

Our Women Entrepreneurship Incubation Program Bootcamp Weekend was filled with learning, sharing, and enrichment!

GovTech Launchpad Pitching and Award Ceremony

10 tech startups from around the world participated in an intensive Bootcamp leading up to their final pitching event! 4 winners were chosen to take part in a two-month acceleration program.

Digital Quarantine Events: Borshadz Lunch with Sergey Sargsyan

Digital Community lunch with special guest Sergey Sargsyan where we discussed lessons learned from past failures.

HearX – SELLA Case Study #10

At the 10th and the last webinar of the SELLA program we were joined LIVE by DeWet Swanepoel, the co-founder of HearX.

Réalise – SELLA Case Study #9

With our 9th SELLA webinar, we had a the pleasure of learning from Christophe Dunand, the founder of Réalise.

Hub Christmas Party 2019

We had great fun at our Annual Christmas party at Kultura.

English School – SELLA Case Study #8

We had a great opportunity to meet our speaker, Akylbek Baltabaev from Kyrgyzstan, in person at Impact Hub Yerevan.

EkoFungi – SELLA Case Study #7

EkoFungi is an amazing example of circular economy and making use of innovative solutions in the agricultural industry.

Aurora Coworking – SELLA Case Study #6

We had an amazing turn out during our last SELLA Webinar, where we had a chance to talk to the founder of Aurora Coworking in Murska Sobota Slovenia, Jose Antonio Morales.

Thanksgiving at the Hub

Impact Hub Yerevan is celebrating Thanksgiving.

QuickTalks 5.0

We had another successful Quick Talks event, getting acquainted to the projects and organizations of seven Hub Members.

Cult-Up Program Closing Event

We had a wonderful run with the Cult-Up initiative, a collaboration between 6 Impact Hubs co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, within the frame of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

The Many Ways of Reusing Plastic Waste – SELLA webinar #5

Our last webinar was with the very enthusiastic and motivational CEO of Diseclar, Juan Nicolás Suárez.

ExChange Your Impact

We are happy to announce the launch of a joint effort with the Prague Civil Society Centre.

Circle Up Yerevan

We are proud and excited to have organized the first ever circular economy business event in Armenia.

Transforming Homelessness – SELLA project webinar #4

We were introduced to Pragulic, a wonderful initiative which takes on the difficult sphere of homelessness.

Circular Economy in a Nutshell

Tatev Petrossian, Founder of REvolve Consulting, took us on a journey to better understand what Circular Economy is all about.

Award Ceremony – Social Impact Award

The grand finale of our Social Impact Award program assisting young social entrepreneurs all across Armenia.

Living Broccoli – SELLA Project Webinar #3

Yet another successful SELLA webinar, this time with Claudia Ayala, the founder of Living Broccoli!

Hub Friday Out

Impact Hub nights out are always wonderful, and our evening at Yar was no exception!

Cocco Bello – SELLA Project Webinar #2

We had a live webinar session with the founder of Cocco Bello, Guzel Sazhapova. Cocco Bello was founded in the village of Malyy Turysh in the Russian Federation.

Morning Coffee with Arsen Simonyan

Impact Hub members had an interesting meeting with the Regional Program Manager of Save the Children Armenia Country Office, Arsen Simonyan.

Storify Impact

We experienced an eye-opening workshop with Mané Mehrabyan and Melina Garibyan on the power of storytelling.

Cracked It – SELLA project webinar #1

The launch of the SELLA program included a preview of our first case study from the United Kingdom called Cracked It.

Sustainability Through Social Entrepreneurship

The Prague Civil Society Centre and Impact Hub Yerevan invite civil society organisations in Armenia to apply for participation in a two-day workshop on social entrepreneurship followed by a funding competition.

SELLA project launch

We are excited to have launched our new nine-month program called SELLA at Impact Hub Yerevan.

Funding Opportunities for Creative Projects by Creative Europe

An insightful session about the European Commission’s framework program called Creative Europe.

Hub Board Game Night

An evening of board games, pizza, socializing and fun!

Public Policy Innovation ⁠Applied

We dived deep into innovation and policy-making challenges in the spheres of healthcare and education in Armenia.

Hub Friday Out

Impact Hub Yerevan got out on Friday night at to socialize, hang out and get to know each other better.

QuickTalks 4.0

Our ‘QuickTalks’ sessions have become a warm tradition at our space.

Change Your City – YerevanRide Bike Sharing

YerevanRide is officially launched, giving commuters access to 200 mechanical and electric bikes around the city.

Meeting with the Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan

Impact Hub Yerevan hosted a discussion with the Security Council Secretary of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Armen Grigoryan.

Meeting with Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan

Impact Hub Yerevan was proud to host a discussion with the Minister of Healthcare Mr. Arsen Torosyan.

Armenia’s Protected Areas – Present and Future

We had the pleasure of delving into the challenges facing Armenia’s natural habitats with Arman Vermishyan, Caucasus Nature Fund National Coordinator of Armenia.

Social Impact Award Armenia – Kick-Off Event

We officially launched the Social Impact Award program in Armenia.

Delivering a Dream Through Sport – Meeting with Houry Gebeshian

Houry Gebeshian, Armenian gymnast, met with our members to share her inspiring story.

Building a Social Enterprise – Talk by Timothy Straight

Founder of Homeland Development Initiative Foundation and the Honorary Consul of Norway and Finland in Armenia Tim Straight met with our community to share his experience of founding and running a social enterprise in Armenia.

Donor-Funded Opportunities for Armenian Startups & Organizations

It was a great pleasure to host Tigran Sukiasyan for a “crash-course” in fundraising for our impact hub community.

QuickTalks 3.0

It was high time for another Quick Talks at our space with presentations by 8 members of Impact Hub Yerevan.

Journey Through the Vineyards of Armenia

Impact Hub Yerevan co-founder Vahe Keushguerian educated our community on the numerous indigenous grape varieties we have in Armenia.

Rewriting Our Sexual Future

Christina presented a range of perspectives related to why couples may feel restricted or unfulfilled and often filled with fear, shame, and uncertainty when it comes to sex.

From 0 to 10k+ @Instagram

Our Hub member Anna Khachatryan shared some basic tips and lifehacks on how to grow on Instagram.

Embrace a GLOBAL Mindset – talk by Karén Gyulbudaghyan

We were happy to host Karén Gyulbudaghyan, an angel investor, strategic advisor and ambassador for early-stage companies, at our space for a talk.

Zero Waste Yerevan First Meetup

American University of Armenia circular economy experts Harutyun Alpetyan and Dr. Mirzoyan Natella together with Impact Hub member Mkhitar Avetisyan presented waste management solutions, which have already been implemented in Armenia.

QuickTalks 2.0 – Presenting projects in 5 minutes

Our “QuickTalks” sessions have become a warm tradition at our space with Hubbers’ 5-minute presentations about their work & projects.

Closing of the “Yes, I Can!” program

We held the closing of the “Yes, I Can!” program, which aimed to increase the employability of Armenia’s youth.

SEO – For Those Who Need Organic Traffic

SEO Analyst, also our member and host Sona Bulgadaryan had a quick and more advanced-level presentation about SEO, followed by discussions, Q&A by SEO experts.

Armenia and Diaspora: Priorities and Institutional Solutions

Together with Repat Armenia we organized a debate themed: “Armenia and Diaspora: Priorities and Institutional Solutions.”

Meeting with Acting First Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan

Acting First Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan took time to meet with Impact Hub Yerevan members.

Fundraising Sector Storming

Our members working in the field of fundraising had the opportunity for exchanging experience and collaboration.

Astronomy in the World and in Armenia

Dr. Areg Mickaelian took us with his talk through a journey to outer space – light years away towards stars and galaxies.

Armenian Perceptions of Sexuality – A Sociological Discussion

Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian delivered a fascinating lecture on perceptions of sexuality within the context of Armenian religious and cultural traditions.

QuickTalks – Presenting projects in 5 minutes

Our members gathered to make 5-minute presentations about their projects and the work they are doing.

Blockchain – The Recording System of the Future

We went through the concept, pros and cons, as well as the architecture behind Blockchain.

How to Start a Long-Term Travel & Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Adil Gherib shared how to find remote jobs, generate stable income and travel the world as a ‘digital nomad’.

Talk by Shaunt Attarian, Data Scientist at Facebook

Over 1 billion gigabytes of data is generated every day in the world. This makes data science and management a big challenge, with the opportunity to unlock new insights and drive social progress.

Practical Customer Development

One of the most common reasons startups fail is founders’ approach “build and customers will come”. Hambardzum Kaghketsyan shared tips about conducting productive Customer Development.

57 Secrets of Crowdfunding

Did you know that Armenia has world class experience in implementing crowdfunding campaigns? This service is in very high demand worldwide, so we were glad to have expert Narek Vardanyan join us for a talk.

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin

Quick meetup about Bitcoin, its current possibilities and perspectives in Armenia and the world with Tigran Asriyan, who set up the first Bitcoin ATM in Armenia.

AI – The Fourth Industrial Revolution

We learned what is currently possible with AI, in which directions it is likely to evolve, and what that might mean for us humans.

How Education Sector Can Sustain Armenia’s Development

Education sector must play a strong role within Armenia’s newly energized focus on business development and foreign investment.

Developing your product in China

The subtleties involved in manufacturing a product in China can stretch from technical details all the way to cultural considerations.

Non-Profit & CSO Management with Alex Sardar

In response to today’s global issues, civil society is going through a transformation of its own volition.

Meeting with Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan

As part of our Straight Talk series, it was an honor to host a discussion last week with Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan.

Freelance Storming – Experience Sharing Space for Freelancers

With all the freelancers in our community, it was due time to have a Sector Storming dedicated to the challenges and life hacks of the freelancing world!

Speed Networking at the Hub

With so many new Hubbers joining us lately, we needed a way to catch up with our quickly growing community… and speed networking always does the trick!

Making Armenia’s Velvet Revolution Really Meaningful

A good hockey player goes where the puck will be, not where it is. The same applies to a country’s development strategy.

Website Making Simplified

We explored the free and affordable methods of creating a website with our Community & Events Manager Arman Khachatryan and our Hub Member Garik Arakelyan.

Meeting with Minister of Diaspora Mkhitar Hayrapetyan

It was a great pleasure to host the Republic of Armenia’s Minister of the Diaspora Մխիթար Հայրապետյան / Mkhitar Hayrapetyan and his colleagues

Why Nations Fail – Talk by Annie Demirjian

Why do some nations develop and become wealthy, while others don’t? Does it have to do with a leader’s ability to create institutions and policies that work for citizens?

Fundraising through Sports

It’s fascinating how sports can help fundraise and solve social issues nowadays.

Meeting with Deputy Minister of Agriculture Armen Harutyunyan

We had the pleasure of hosting Deputy Minister of Agriculture Armen Harutyunyan in our space, who met with the agriculture startups behind our ACBA Federation Fellowship program

Training on Project Design and Management

Where do you begin when you have a new project in mind? How do you design a new concept and scale it up?

Informational Presentation About Sevan Startup Summit

From Lake Sevan to India, UAE and soon also Australia, Seaside Startup Summit is becoming a meeting space for startups and investors from all over the world

Discussion with RA Minister of Education and Science Arayik Harutyunyan

How do we imagine the future of education in Armenia? How can we combat corruption among the ranks of our educators?

Discussion with Member of Parliament Lena Nazaryan

We were honored to host Member of Parliament Lena Nazaryan yesterday

Discussion on Social Entrepreneurship with Business Support Office Armenia

What does it take to start a social enterprise? What are the different types and legal forms of social enterprises? Which one should you choose to match your organization’s mission?

Social Entrepreneurship – Empowering Individuals to Take Action

At our latest event, Natalie Magee, a social entrepreneur based in Berlin, shared insights and developments within the sphere of social entrepreneurship in Germany with special focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Meditation Made Easy

Meditation was made accessible to all last evening with an introductory workshop at Impact Hub Yerevan.We made this workshop possible via cooperation with TeachSurfing.

Let’s Dance Armenian – Folk Dance Evening

Our last Friday evening was filled with the cheer and beauty of Armenian folk dances.Grateful to everyone who helped make it happen and everyone who joined.

Ask Me Anything w/Andre Berg Q&A For Fundraisers Who Give a Damn

A disruptive, insightful and passionate voice in an industry that sucks … Andre Berg, US-based communications expert and fundraising consultant, shared some of his #fundraising wisdom at Impact Hub Yerevan.

Growing Tech B2B Business Through Customer Success

How to cultivate a customer centric culture? Shorten the path to customer value? Ensure sustained customer loyalty?

The Story of Wine Republic: Conversation with Arsen Hovhannisyan

This week we had the opportunity to learn more about one of the pillars of Armenia’s growing restaurant scene

What’s Worth Your Time? A Conversation with Roger Strauch

Your time is limited. So what’s worth your time? We had a valuable conversation with entrepreneur and philanthropist Roger Strauch, Chairman of the Roda Group

Social Media Marketing Forum

We made the Social Media Marketing (SMM) Forum happen – an event where the best SMM specialists and companies in Armenia had the chance to meet in a single open space

Models in CSR and Social Entrepreneurship

What is the difference between social enterprise and corporate social responsibility models? What models are there for SEs, and which one best fits your mission?

Supply Chain Management: Something You Definitely Need

A most interesting and informative presentation about Supply Chain Management by an expert in the field Jerald Zargarian

A Story of a Successful Startup in Gyumri

We had the pleasure of hosting Todd Fabacher, CEO of Digital Pomegranate, sharing his experience and stories of founding a startup in Gyumri

From WineMaking to Impact Hub Yerevan

What a better way to celebrate our 2nd anniversary than having our co-founder Vahe Keushguerian share stories and insights about his work in Armenia!

Sector Storming: Tourism

Today we hosted a warm and productive ‘Sector Storming’ meeting with our members in the field of Tourism

Hub Mix & Mingle: Getting to Know Each Other

We had a most warm and entertaining evening at our Hub, welcoming and getting to know our new members with fun activities and beautiful conversations in small groups

Impact Hub Yerevan Receives “Best Civil Society Organization” Award

And the Oscar goes to …

Final Event of Art of (anti) Corruption Campaign: TEDx Salon

Revealing the layers and causes of corruption under many different lights, there was an incredible flow of ideas during the “Radical Honesty” TEDx Salon

Sector Storming: Sustainability

Our second Sector Storming was just as insightful as the first one!

Kiva Presents Loans for Social Enterprises

An excellent new opportunity for growing social enterprises was presented by Jessica Sun, a Kiva fellow currently serving in Armenia

Sector Storming: Arts, Culture & Design

A great way to wrap up the week, today’s Sector Storming brought together members involved in Arts, Culture, and Design

Art of (anti)Corruption Comic Book Launch

Eiva Arts Foundation, our partners of Art of (anti)Corruption program, is showing the disastrous consequences of the corruption chain in various sectors of Armenia’s reality

Straight Talk: A Conversation with Artsvik Minasyan

As part of our Straight Talks series, it was a pleasure to meet with Artsvik Minasyan, the Minister of Nature Protection

Caged Bears in Armenia – Hub Community Discussion

On Tuesday, two bears were freed from their inhumane enclosures in a riverside restaurant in Yerevan

Art of (anti) Corruption Poster Exhibition Opening

A full evening soaking in the striking images and messages of over 60 posters in the Art of anti-corruption Poster Exhibition

Fundraising Sucks…But It Doesn’t Have To

An invaluable panel discussion with fundraising experts Eric Frans, Corwin Hiebert, Jarek Wieworski and Andre Berg about raising money fast for maximum impact…

Impact Hub Yerevan Hosts Members of the United States Congress

We were honored to host members of the United States Congress today – Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

Tech Nation: How to be Global from Armenia

An incredibly engaging and inspiring panel discussion at the Hub, Tech Nation: How to be Global from Armenia

Hub Mix & Mingle At Mirzoyan Library

Candles, wine.. don’t mind if we do! We had a lovely time at our Mix and Mingle at Mirzoyan Library. Make sure you get out and enjoy the warm nights while they last!

Discussion with Animal Rights Organizations in Armenia

Thank you to Elsik Azizian, Ovsanna Hovsepyan, Hasmik Centaur Hovhannisyan, founders of Pro Paws Փրո Փոուզ, DINGO Team / ԴԻՆԳՈ Թիմ, and I.Am

Look Who’s in Town: Design Thinking with Lily Abagyan

Thank you TUMO and Lily Abagyan, Program Manager at Apple, for coming to share the magic of design thinking (and sticky notes) with our community

Speed Networking at the Hub

Our first Speed Networking Night was as much about smiling as it was about speed! Looking forward to the next one.

#Accelerate2030 Pitching Event

Sports can empower girls. Technology can be used to strengthen our eye sight

Conversation with Alexandr Yesayan, Co-Founder and Development Director of Ucom

We had the opportunity to host an interesting discussion with Alexandr Yesayan, Co-Founder and Development Director of Ucom

Impact Hub Yerevan 1st Anniversary Party

We turned one year old! Thank you to everyone who joined us and made it an amazing night, from our old members to our new ones

Look Who’s in Town: Hovhannes Avoyan

We had the pleasure of hosting Hovhannes Avoyan, CEO and founder of PicsArt, during his visit from San Francisco

Look Who’s in Town: James Tufenkian

We had the privilege of hosting James Tufenkian as part of our “Look Who’s in Town” talks for members

Breakfast with Media Representatives about “Art of (anti)Corruption” Project

We’ve been working hard to get the word out about our one-year “Art of (anti) Corruption” project financed by European Union in Armenia

Media, Society, and the Desire for a New Discourse: A Discussion with EVN Report

What is the role of media in fostering a better society? How big is the demand for analysis rather than simple reporting? Does media shape the values of society or does society dictate the media narrative?

Look Who’s in Town: Lia Tatevosian

For our last “Look Who’s in Town” talk, we were thrilled to host Lia Tatevosian who presented on the “Preservation & Reuse of Buildings in Design and Construction

Look Who’s in Town: Stephan Reckie

Our latest #LookWhosInTown featured Stephan Reckie, who discussed his work as an angel investor and delved into insights to answer our entrepreneurs’ burning questions

Reflections on Impact Investment Summit for Development

After an intense week at Impact Investment for Development Summit, we hosted a much needed “Reflections on Impact Investment” at AGBU Armenia where panelists from all over the world with similar backgrounds shared their insightful perspectives and experiences regarding the impact investment sector

Brain Workout – An Exercise for the Creative Mind, Led by Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec

Our members challenged their brains in all the right places at our “Brain Workout – An Exercise for the Creative Mind” led by Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec, director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at the Zagreb School of Management

Look Who’s in Town: Alexis Bonnell

Our latest #LookWhosInTown featured Alexis Bonnell, the Division Chief of Applied Innovation and Acceleration in the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID – US Agency for International Development

Impact Hub Yerevan Receives “Most Accessible Workspace” Award

Matcheli Vayrer (accessible places) has filled us with great pride and honor in receiving the award for Most Accessible Working Environment

Straight Talk: Aleksandr Khachaturyan

For our last installment of “Straight Talk” we hosted Aleksandr Khachaturyan, Executive Director of the newly created Center for Strategic Initiatives of the Government of Armenia

Hub Ambassador Series: Piotr Świtalski, Head of the EU delegation to Armenia

#HubAmbassadorSeries We had the honor of welcoming EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski into our hub community. Ambassador Świtalski spoke of the very rich and ancient history of Armenia and the beauty of the country

Becoming an Election Observer-How and Why

CitizenObserver In collaboration with Repat Armenia, Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, and the Europe In Law Association, we hosted an informational talk during which a panel of experts shared everything you need to know about being an election observer

Look Who’s in Town: Nitzan Yudan

We were proud to host a talk by Nitzan Yudan for Impact Hub Yerevan members on Monday

Art of (anti) Corruption Ideathon with EU Armenia

After months of preparation, we kicked off the “Art of (anti) Corruption” Ideathon on January 27, the first in a series of year-long events sponsored by the EU Delegation to Armenia and proudly implemented by us!

Hub Christmas Party at The Club

One snowy night. One party. $964 raised for the One Armenia Santas Wanted! Campaign. Need we say more?

Look Who’s in Town: Roger Strauch

We were honored to have Roger Strauch as our most recent guest for our “Look Who’s in Town” series

Prime Minister Visit & Hub Founders Presenting at Parliament

Our Hub team was especially busy last week engaging partners in government

Mentorship at the Hub: Roger Strauch

Roger Strauch – Hub member and Chairman of the Roda Group – has taken this morning out of his short visit in Yerevan to provide mentorship and professional guidance to several members

Wine Down Evening with Hubbers

Chaplin on the projector, music, wine, and burgundy pants to match… in case you were wondering how we like to party

Ecopreneurs for the Climate: the Yerevan Event

We partnered with Armenia Tree Project last week to bring the Ecopreneurs for the Climate global movement to Yerevan

Businessman and Philantropist Ruben Vardanyan at Impact Hub Yerevan

A note of thanks to Ruben Vardanyan for spending the afternoon with our Impact Hub Yerevan members, for sharing his sincere thoughts, and for challenging us to think differently

Second Hub Hike to Khosrov National Park

Our Hub community took a much needed break from our hectic schedules to reconnect with nature on our 2nd #HubHike

Straight Talk: A Conversation with Edmon Marukyan

As part of our ongoing “Straight Talk” series, we hosted Edmon Marukyan – lawyer, member of parliament, and chairman of the “Bright Armenia” political party

Leading Tech Minds from Silicon Valley Visit Impact Hub Yerevan

We were so excited to host the leading tech minds from Silicon Valley brought together by HIVE for #HIVEevent2016 and HyeTech members within the frames of the 2nd annual #CreateTogether trip

Straight Talk: A Conversation With Vardan Oskanyan

For the next installment of our “Straight Talk” series, Impact Hub Yerevan hosted a discussion with Vartan Oskanian, former Foreign Minister of Armenia (1998–2008)

Hub Ambassador Series: Richard Mills, US Ambassador in Armenia

Impact Hub Yerevan was proud to host United States Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills for the next installment of our “Ambassador Series.”

Straight Talk: A Conversation With Armen Gevorgyan

In light of the regional elections in the Fall of 2016 and Parliamentary elections in the Spring of 2017

Accelerate 2030: Armenia Has a Finalist

Armenia made it! Impact Hub Yerevan and UNDP in Armenia are proud to announce that our very own home grown Dasaran Educational Program made it to the top of the #Accelerate2030 international finalists and is going to Geneva! Dasaran Educational Program

Straight Talk: A Conversation With Nikol Pashinyan

In light of the regional elections in the Fall of 2016 and Parliamentary elections in the Spring of 2017

Impact for Breakfast: Meetup with Five Social Enterprises

Impact Hub Yerevan had the privilege of hosting the 3rd meet-up in our #ImpactForBreakfast series, with our partner Kolba Lab and with the support of the European Union in Armenia

Look Who’s in Town: Vahe Berberian

For the last installment of Impact Hub Yerevan’s “Look Who’s in Town” series, Hub members and their guests had a real treat – we hosted a lively and insightful discussion with artist, writer, actor, comedian and incredible human being Vahe Berberian

Mentorship at the Hub: Paul Nadjarian

#WeLoveOurMentors Within the frames of the Hub Mentorship Program, we enable experience exchange for members within our community with mentors passing through Armenia

Hub Ambassador Series: Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia

Ambassador Series: Conversations with diplomatic missions in Armenia

Conversation with Nagorno-Karabakh Deputy Foreign Minister Armine Aleksanyan

Impact Hub Yerevan was thrilled to host an informal conversation with NKR Deputy Foreign Minister Armine Aleksanyan. The session was moderated by journalist and Hub member Maria Titizian with an audience Q&A in the end

National Geographic Photographer John Stanmeyer at Impact Hub

We were beyond excited to host National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer at our weekly community lunch for members. In an informal exchange with the Impact Hub community

Hub Hike to Azhdahak Mountain

Led by adventure tourism expert Gevorg Arevi Gasparyan (also an awesome Hub member) – our community braved snow, hail and high altitudes this past weekend during our “Hub Hike” to Azhdahak

Impact for Breakfast: Emma Arakelyan

We kicked off our ‪#‎ImpactForBreakfast‬ series this week at Impact Hub Yerevan, in partnership with UNDP’s Kolba Lab and with the support of the EU Delegation in Armenia

Community Meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bridget Brink

Impact Hub Yerevan was thrilled to host Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bridget A. Brink of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills

Impact Hub Yerevan Opening Party

Thank you to all who made Impact Hub Yerevan’s opening one for the books

Community meeting with Impact Investor Chitra Staley

What a pleasure to host a discussion with impact investor Chitra Staley at Impact Hub Yerevan

Look Who’s In Town: Al Eisaian

Impact Hub Yerevan’s last installment of “Look Who’s in Town” series featured serial entrepreneur Al Eisaian who discussed his 17 years of deep engagement with Armenia and the Diaspora – observing what has been accomplished and what more can be done

Hub Ambassador Series: Mårten Ehnberg, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Sweden

For the second in Impact Hub Yerevan’s “Ambassador Series” we were happy to host the Chargé d’Affaires of Sweden Mr. Marten Ehnberg.

Look Who’s in Town: Jen Robinson, Attorney for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Impact Hub Yerevan’s members had a special treat this evening – we were thrilled to host Jen Robinson, Director of Legal Advocacy at Bertha Foundation UK ( and attorney for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Smart Cities Conference: Considering the Swiss & French Experience

The Embassy of Switzerland & Impact Hub Yerevan, in collaboration with the American University of Armenia and the Embassy of France, hosted an illuminating discussion on Smart Cities.

Community Meeting with Dr Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State

Impact Hub Yerevan was thrilled to host a discussion with our members around this topic with Dr. Vaughan Turekian

Community Meeting on ‪#‎NKPeace‬

The Impact Hub Yerevan community gathered today to discuss the current state of affairs in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and brainstorm ideas for‪#‎NKPeace‬

Impact Hub Ambassador Series: Lukas Gasser, Switzerland Ambassador in Armenia

#‎HubAmbassadorSeries‬ launched! Impact Hub Yerevan is proud to have hosted Ambassador Lukas Gasser of Switzerland as the first in a series of conversations with diplomatic missions in Armenia.

Planting at Pokr Mher with Armenian Tree Project

What a fun day! Our Impact Hub Yerevan community partnered with the Armenia Tree Project to plant trees at Pokr Mher educational complex in Nubarashen village

Aurora Prize Official Announcement at Impact Hub Yerevan

Impact Hub Yerevan is beyond thrilled to be partnering with the 100 LIVES & Aurora Prize / IDeA Foundation to host the official announcement in Armenia of the historic 100 LIVES & Aurora Prize finalists.

Look Who’s In Town: Matt Bogoshian

Impact Hub Yerevan’s “Look Who’s in Town” series presented: The Power of Partnerships: U.S. Trends that Entrepreneurs around the World Can Use for Profit

Look Who’s In Town: Eric Hacopian

Organizing in an Era of Change: A conversation with political strategist Eric Hacopian Impact Hub Yerevan’s monthly “Look Who’s in Town” series was proud to feature a conversation with Eric Hacopian

Look Who’s in Town: Luca Bosatta & Jim Wright

Can innovative business investments fuel social change? Impact Hub Yerevan is proud to host an illuminating discussion with impact investors Luca Bosatta & Jim Wright of Angello Capital.

Look Who’s in Town: Audrey Selian

Impact Hub Yerevan was proud to host “Impact Investing: Fad or Fundamental Shift?” – an innovative talk by impact investing expert Audrey Selian – who shared her global experience on investing in early stage social impact enterprises.

Impact Hub at Innovate Armenia

Impact Hub Yerevan is headed to Los Angeles! On Saturday, February 21, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies will host INNOVATE ARMENIA, an all-day event on the USC campus. From 10 am to 5 pm, on two different stages, global change-makers, trendsetters, out-of-the-box thinkers and creative artists from all walks of life will be presenting the best of Innovative thought, Innovative music and Innovative activism.

UNDP’s Kolba Lab & Impact Hub Yerevan Dinner

Impact Hub Yerevan was proud to have partnered with UNDP’s Kolba Lab to host a community dinner focused on social entrepreneurship. Click below to see more photos.

SaryanTumanyan & Impact Hub Yerevan Dinner

Impact Hub Yerevan was proud to have partnered with the SaryanTumanyan start-up incubation initiative to host a community dinner focused on the needs of the start-up community in Armenia. Hub Yerevan Co-founder Raffi Kassarjian led an illuminating discussion. Click below to see more photos.

MetaTable & Impact Hub Yerevan Dinner

Impact Hub Yerevan was proud to have partnered with MetaTable and Highlands Dinner Club to host a community dinner focused on environmental preservation and ecology, food security and aquaponics, and solar energy and sustainable development in Armenia. A huge thank you to chef extraordinaire Benjamin Walmer who prepared an exquisite menu. Click below to see more photos.

Կայունություն` սոցիալական ձեռնարկատիրության միջոցով

Պրահայի քաղաքացիական հասարակության կենտրոնը, Իմփաքթ Հաբ Երևանի հետ համատեղ, հրավիրում են Հայաստանի քաղաքացիական հասարակության կազմակերպություններին մասնակցելու երկօրյա կարողությունների զարգացման սեմինարի, որին կհաջորդի ֆինանսական աջակցության մրցույթ։