Startup Huddle builds local startup communities while crowd-sourcing advice and support, one entrepreneur at a time. Run by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, it consists of monthly gatherings of local community and business leaders, founders, ecosystem builders, investors and others interested in helping startups flourish.
In addition to providing direct support to entrepreneurs, the program addresses a critical element of success for all ecosystems – connectivity. GEN-backed research shows that startup communities with greater levels of local connectedness translate to an increased number of startups – and that founders with high levels of connectivity grow their revenue twice as fast as those with lower levels.
Held regularly on the same day and at the same time, Startup Huddle increases connectivity by convening the community to see each other while listening to and supporting local founders who give six-minute presentations outlining challenges faced by their company. Each presentation is followed by a 20-minute conversation offering constructive criticism focused on finding solutions and increasing founder know-how.
With new founders cycling through each gathering, and previous presenters joining the audience to give back, the community continues to expand while connections deepen.
Our first speaker is Karlen Madoyan, the CEO and co-founder of doodooc. With his extensive background in sales and client relations, Karlen excels at building strong partnerships and achieving revenue goals. He plays a crucial role in setting the strategic direction of the company and fostering relationships with investors and partners. Karlen has 10+ years of experience in media production and entertainment industry. doodooc’s founding team has powered dozens of visual, holographic as well as 3D-mapping projects both locally and internationally.
Our second speaker is Nairi Baghdasaryan. He holds two doctoral degrees, one in Nuclear Engineering and another in Physics, and has 3 years of work experience in the Data Science and Machine Learning domains.
Since 2021, Nairi has been serving as the co-founder and CEO of BLiiNK, an ai-powered software solution dedicated to enhancing sitting posture, eye comfort, productivity, and digital habits of computer users.
BLiiNK’s mission is to make daily interactions with digital screens healthier and more productive.
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