On October 15th, HIVE brought together leading technologists, startup Founders, and venture capitalists to Yerevan for Silicon Valley UNLEASHED: Inside Tech's Greatest Minds. The Event was hosted at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies. After the success of the HIVE Summit in 2015, our mission was to create another impactful experience to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and Armenia.
With over 475 applications to attend, the sold-out event was full of Armenia’s best startup Founders, developers, software engineers and technology leaders. The HIVE Event brought together over 275 innovators eager to build connections with international leaders and benefit from the Speakers' expertise.
The Event was full of engaging panel sessions that encouraged participation through the interactive Q&A platform, Pigeonhole. Speakers included: Raffi Krikorian, Engineering Director from Uber Advanced Technologies Centers and his team, Paul Asoyan, Strategic Partnerships at Google, David Loftesness, Previous Director of Engineering at Twitter, Marc Hedlund, Co-Founder/CEO of Skyliner, Ronald Weissman, Investor from the oldest angel investment group in the US, Band of Angels, and many more. The topics ranged from driverless cars and Armenia's role in the coming “tech-aissance”, to pitching your startup idea to VCs, growing a solid customer base, and how to get into leading Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator.
The Speakers were fascinated by the talent in Armenia and the rapid development and maturation of the startup ecosystem over the past year. They formed a great appreciation of the people, the culture, and the country and are excited to contribute to the growth of the IT sector.
Just in case you missed it, check out the LiveStream and image gallery below!