Sevan Startup Summit 2018

22 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Sevan lake

Around 1000 entrepreneurs from around the world will take part, including 120 startup teams

Haig Kayserian


Australia-based angel investor, founder of KAYWEB and KAYWEB Angels

Marina Mkhitaryan

Kolba Lab

UNDP/Kolba Innovations Lab Lead

Raffi Krikorian

U.S. Democratic National Committee

Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Democratic National Committee

Nina Achadjian


Founder of HIVE Seed Fund


Puzzle game with arcade elements


Online AutoStop unites passengers taking the same routes


Reserve tables beforehand at cafés and restaurants


Smart photo editor


Free HD videocalls, short messages

Melon Splash

Match-3 Pet Saving Adventure


Virtual and Augmented reality

360 Stories

Armenian sights featured in 360 degrees

VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian visits Tamarax Language Center

Upon the invitation of “Tamarax” Language Center, VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian visited the center and held a lecture for the students of different age groups, professions and interests, attending the center.

Classes of "Tamarax" Language Center are organized in the following format: the speaker, who has been invited within the framework of the pre-selected topic, presents the industry, including history, current developments and vision of the future, which is followed by a discussion.

During the meeting dedicated to telecommunications, the participants got an opportunity to address questions to Ralph Yirikian, the General Manager of Armenia’s leading telecommunications operator. In the course of the meeting, the students shared viewpoints with the speaker and exchanged opinions, as well as acquired knowledge on corporate governance based on VivaCell-MTS's rich experience.

After the discussions, Ralph Yirikian presented to the audience the story of his life and talked about his first steps in telecommunications and the difficulties he faced during his career. Ralph Yirikian also touched upon the success story of the Company on its way of becoming the biggest telecommunications provider.

The students of “Tamarax” include people who have already succeeded professionally, and who work in leading companies or as private entrepreneurs. Some of the students work on launching startups.

“The goals should be clear and the expected outcomes should be measurable. Nevertheless, it is also important to be ready that the efforts at the beginning may not pay off and may fail. However, it is important to realize that the acquired skills and experience are a great wealth in case of a proper application and personal input. In any situation, you should trust your own strength and never give up even if you don’t reach the expected outcome,” said VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian to the participants.

The meeting with Ralph Yirikian was accompanied by a Q/A session. The audiences were particularly inspired by Mr. Yirikian’s approaches, which are full of patriotism. “If you ever make up your mind to leave Armenia for study or for work, get back by all means to steer your knowledge and your experience to the development of our country’s economy. We owe our ancestors and our heroes for having a country; so, we shall live on our land, shall make it flourish and we shall raise our children here,” added VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian.

“Tamarax” was founded by American Armenian Tamar Arax Bardakjian. The center offers language courses, education and testing services for adults and minors. The center also has music classes, including programs for violin, piano, and solfeggio.

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