The goal of the Armenian Virtual Bridge Accelerator AVB program is to connect Armenia with the world's leading technological centers, using Armenian scientific mindset, talent and the potential of the Diaspora. The program is provided by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia and AGBU Silicon Valley on the AVC platform.
In fall 2020, 15 startup founders & CEOs from Armenia participated in the 8-week online course aiming to prepare them for the procedures and mechanisms of entering international markets and directly facilitate business development opportunities in Silicon Valley. The program included direct participation of leading Silicon Valley experts in a variety of industries, the founders and directors of the internationally recognized companies, heads of investment firms, and educators from renowned universities. They facilitated workshops and served as mentors — providing the companies with professional consultation during the entire program.
The program culminated in a Demo Day, when the participating startups had a unique opportunity to pitch their projects to investors from Silicon Valley.
The Armenian Virtual Bridge Accelerator program introduced a series of Distinguished executive Dialogs, featuring top executives from the Diaspora and other prominent guests, who shared their experience during live Zoom sessions.