Startups are accepted on rolling bases after an interview. The program is free for all accepted startups. After 3 months startups will be reviewed by mentors: in terms of feasibility, market potential, team skills, etc. The ones who pass the review will get another 3 moths for free at Accelerator. After 6 months from the beginning of the program will be evaluation by ISTC team and selected startups will be offered terms for future collaboration.
Best Startups will become members of IBM Global Entrepreneur Program.
What are we looking for?
- Startups in the areas of AI, Big Data, IoT, Blockchain, Cognitive Computing, Cloud Computing and related
- Teams should have at least one technical member
- The ideas should be innovative and aimed at global markets
What you get at our Accelerator?
We aim at creating community of innovation enthusiasts, people who want to be the shapers of the future. We provide open space office with all that can be needed during creative work, comfortable working and resting zones, big kitchen and amazing balcony with view on Ararat. In the same time the members will always be engaged in techno life of Armenia by participating in the networking events that are constantly organized by ISTC and partners. ISTC Coworking Innovate with us!
What you get at our coworking?
- Super fast Internet and WiFi
- Conference hall and meeting rooms
- Large kitchen
- Resting areas
- Access to networking events
- Hardware Infrastructure
- Cleaning and security services
- All utilities (Electricity, Water, AC)
- Monitors, mice, chargers, keyboards, adaptors, etc.
- IBM Cloud Usage
Contact us for more information
We offer variety of workshops during each round of the Accelerator in following topics:
- Idea generation and feasibility assessment
- Market analysis
- Customer development
- Business canvas development
- Presentation skills
- Digital marketing
- UI/UX design
- Technical workshops
- Finances and accounting
- Company establishment and legal issues
ISTC offers mentor-ship to the participants of our accelerator by leading specialists from industry. See the awesome team of our mentors!!
Our participants will be part of constantly held networking events with involvement of local and international partners.
You will have opportunities to get in touch with other like-minded people, meet investors and have a lot of fun!
Each round of Accelerator will have a pitching event and mega party 😉
Software through the cloud including SoftLayer, IBM BlueMix and more. As well as up to three years, access a variety of IBM software for development, test, and demonstration through the IBM Software
Access Catalog at no charge.Learn about available software
IBM relationship manager: Support from an IBM relationship manager for one-to-one guidance through all stages of project development.
IBM SmartCamps: Participate in these exclusive mentorship and networking events held around the world. Startups selected to take part in SmartCamp have the opportunity to meet and gain advice from venture capitalists, corporate executives, local investors, and serial entrepreneurs.