ARMENIAN NATIONAL AGRARIAN UNIVERSITY (ANAU)

ANAU is a state university and higher educational institution based in Yerevan. It is one of the oldest universities in Armenia established in 1930. ANAU is country’s only agrarian, technological and research university that trains and prepares specialists for the agricultural sphere. The University also owns agricultural labs, greenhouses, winery, as well as a smart animal farm and veterinay clinic.

ARMATH ENGINEERING LABS

Armath Engineering Laboratories strive to play a big role in solving the problem of the need for a workforce that is skilled in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects by teaching children as young as age 10 how exciting and fun STEM can be. They aim to stimulate technological education in Armenia; improve the technical education base; guide the professional orientation of students towards innovation and STEM; prepare the professional workforce with technical education and encourage the expansion of the advanced technology sector; solve a wide range of social-economic issues linked to national security, economic development and education.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA OPEN EDUCATION

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private institution of higher learning, offering a global education in Armenia. Department of Open Education serves as University’s principal interface with the community. At AUA Open Education they plan, design, develop and deliver a number of quality courses to target certain sectors of government, academia, private organizations and individuals to help them fulfil professional and/or career goals through flexible and innovative adult and continuing education training programs. They offer comprehensive English Language Training, a multitude of Computer Literacy and Information Technology training and a number of Leadership, Business and Entrepreneurial courses. AUA Open Education’s mission is to foster individual, organizational, and community growth and transformation, through accessible, high-quality training programs.

HIKEARMENIA

HIKEArmenia strives to develop a wide range of economic, tourism and cultural sectors in Armenia as a way of promoting rural development across the country. Priorities include designing a state-of-the-art hiking resource center in downtown Yerevan, creating a one-stop- shop website for hiking and ecotourism, building upon the pilot release of the mobile app, further development and investment in quality trail design and necessary hiking infrastructure, and worldwide promotion of Armenia as a hiking destination.

SOURCE FOUNDATION SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

The mission of SOURCE Foundation is to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families, to promote their involvement in social life and to create a prosperous environment. In addition, their vision is to promote children’s inclusion in society and the workplace, create needed services, as well as create a new quality of life in line with international experience and in accordance with these standards. The mission of SOURCE is to raise awareness and extend support to as many children and families as possible. Among multiple projects, in 2017 the Foundation established a day-care center for children with disabilities in Yerevan focused on development and rehabilitation programs with the help of art, speech, physical and other therapies.

KASA SWISS HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION

Since 2008, KASA has been striving to meet the new needs of Armenian society. Their main focus is on education and training programs, face-to-face or distance, promotion of civil society and contribution to the sustainable and harmonious development of the country. KASA is also involved in developing local tourism, discovering the cultural and human riches of Armenia.

PAWSITIVE RESCUE ARMENIA

PAWSitive is a NON-KILL animal rescue group that provides medical assistance, rehomes homeless, unwanted and owner-surrendered animals. Pawsitive is aimed to: 1. Reduce the number of homeless and abandoned animals 2. Provide medical assistance 3. Increase the effectiveness of pet adoption across Armenia 4. Develop spay/neuter programs 5. Give pet-care educational materials.

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITIES / ISSD NGO

The mission of ISSD NGO is to ensure sustainable development in Armenia through implementation of innovative projects in waste management, agriculture, education, business and promotion of circular economy and women empowerment. More than 20 clean-up events are organized every year by ISSD. It typically focuses clean-up efforts in the territories adjacent to water bodies. They pick up all the recyclables, sort them, and take it to recycling stations.

RIVIERA CAPITAL CJSC

Riviera Capital provides advisory services to investors and investment funds throughout the full investment lifecycle, management advisory services to established companies and start-ups, and consulting services to public sector entities, IFIs and NGOs aiming at supporting economic development.

AMERIABANK CJSC

Ameria is one of the leading financial institutions in Armenia. The mission is to improve the quality of life by: providing world-class financial services and business solutions to customers, implementing business and social projects significantly impacting the well-being of the society, creating unique corporate culture and development model of an international company, uniting the efforts of successful people, consistently increasing their shareholder value.

BUSINESS ANGEL NETWORK OF ARMENIA (BANA)

BANA is a network of investors, entrepreneurs and executives from Armenia and abroad interested in making investments in start-up companies. In addition to capital, the members bring their expertise, experience and network to influence the success of the startups they invest in.

THE CROWDFUNDING FORMULA

The Crowdfunding Formula is a leading resource aimed at increasing skills and knowledge of start-ups and creative people and empower them to raise funds via crowdfunding. Currently TCF team is involved in promoting crowdfunding in Armenia and prepares a crowdfunding campaign, which will serve as a benchmark and motivation for all the Armenian startups.

BSC BUSINESS SUPPORT CENTER

BSC Business Support Center operates in all major areas of business support and development, strategy, human resource management and leadership, regional and industrial development, corporate social responsibility and community development. BSC mission is to be a leader and preferred partner in providing solid and dependable consulting, training, research, project evaluation services and creative solutions to business sectors, non-governmental and international organizations and the communities.

IMPACT HUB YEREVAN

Impact Hub Yerevan is a professional membership organization dedicated to individuals, enterprises, start-ups, and organizations making a positive impact in Armenia and around the world with a growing member-based network of changemakers. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, they offer their members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration to grow impact.

INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY

Founded in 1959, the Institute is mainly focused on research work in the areas of Armenian archaeology, ethnography, folklore, anthropology and ethno-sociology. Among other important activities of the Institute are also archaeological excavations, collecting works of ethnography and folklore through expeditions, which are usually reported in publications.

DEEM COMMUNICATIONS

Deem Communications is a comprehensive marketing and public relations agency. They aim to introduce modern communications methodology of international stature through a variety of services. They deliver quality marketing, advertising, media, PR, design & event management services for those who value time and money.

GOALS-GIRLS OF ARMENIA LEADERSHIP SOCCER

GOALS supports and empowers youth to become leaders through the creation of safe spaces to play soccer, speak their mind, and challenge social norms. The goal is to empower girls through soccer, thus create leaders, build confidence, and create a network of like-minded individuals that will aid them in all aspects of life. Through soccer leagues, After-School Clubs and summer camps they aim to challenge and break down existing barriers to girls playing soccer while also creating safe spaces for youth to discuss social issues affecting their lives. Using sport for social impact, they hope to create a new generation of empathetic Armenians.

HELSINKI ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS NGO

Helsinki Association deals only with the issues concerning directly to human rights issues and does not have any religious, political or national affiliation. The main goal and mission of Helsinki Association is protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and peaceful demonstrations, particularly at courts, prisons, psychiatric institutions and army. It also does the monitoring fulfilling the obligations concerning human rights under international treaties and agreements signed by Armenia. The organization provides with free legal advice and advocacy service.

ARMENIAN AMERICAN WELLNESS CENTER

Founded in 1997, the Center is committed to save, prolong and improve the lives of women through early and accurate detection of their breast and cervical cancer and to provide primary health care services to ensure the good health and well-being of families in Armenia.

PICSART PHOTO STUDIO LLC

PicsArt LLC is the exclusive outsourced development and marketing arm of the world’s #1 photo app for Android – PicsArt Photo Studio. 100% developed and marketed from Armenia, in just 18 months since launch, PicsArt has taken the mobile photography world by storm. With over 200 million downloads on Android alone, PicsArt is in the top 45 apps of all time on the Android platform. PicsArt recently launched on iOS and is also now available on Kindle. With PicsArt, everyone can become a great artist. Far more than a photo sharing platform, PicsArt is focused on helping its users (PicsArtists) to develop and showcase their creativity in ways that no other photo app can. PicsArt features functionality typically found on professional-grade desktop photo suites, and wraps it all in a simple, easy-to-use package.

CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE MINING – AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA (CRM)

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private institution of higher learning, offering a global education in Armenia. CRM is one of the research centers of the AUA. Through research, training, and advocacy, the CRM promotes the creation and adoption of global best practices in socially, environmentally, and economically responsible mining of Armenia and the region. To archive this, AUA CRM will engage with all key stakeholders including industry, civil society, environmental advocacy groups, financial institutions, and the public sector.

TUMO CENTER FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

TUMO is an innovative, open media studio. It is equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology; staffed by educators and media professionals. TUMO is a new kind of after-school learning environment where thousands of students aged 12-18 are in charge of their own learning. It’s hands-on, and it’s fun. Any motivated teenager can become a member. Members advance through levels of knowledge and skill. They produce creative content and media applications. There are four TUMO centers in Armenia — Yerevan, Dilijan, Gyumri, and Stepanakert — and two international centers in Beirut and Paris.

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND NEED OF KNOWLEDGE (PINK) NGO

In the sphere of human rights protection PINK Armenia promotes the ideas of equality and acceptance of vulnerable groups. They want to bring into being acceptance and appreciation of diversity in the Armenian society through encouraging cultural sensitivity, acceptance and through eliminating any kind of discrimination. The target group of the organization is the youth and especially the vulnerable ones (LGBT, women and girls, victims of sexual abuse, sex workers, injecting drug users, migrants).

MASIS YOUTH CENTER (MASIS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)

Masis is a small town and urban municipal community in the Ararat Province of Armenia, 9 km southwest of Yerevan. Masis Youth Center is a unique facility set up to develop initiatives from young people in the town and to support existing and new projects. The Center aims to facilitate the all-round development of young people, to expand their horizons and bring out their talents and abilities, to encourage civic engagement and to create a culture of volunteering. At present, the Center runs the following special interest activities: 1.English club (for beginners and intermediate level students); 2.Literature club; 3.Seminar club (including IT, Psychology, Geography, Astronomy topics); 4.Interactive club (theatre, music, dance, games).