About


EPIC Incubator is a 12-week idea-stage startup incubation program, that aims to help very early stage teams with idea validation and business model creation. During the program, resident teams will learn the Lean Startup Framework and receive guidance and mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs as well as expert advice from professionals in various business domains.

Anyone from any background is welcome to apply. You don’t need a business degree, loads of experience, or fancy software skills to be a great entrepreneur. All you need is an idea, coachability, persistence, drive and a willingness to get out of your comfort zone and ask the right questions.

We give no preference to industry and take no equity. Our incubator is about supporting and educating driven people wanting to change the world through entrepreneurship.

What we offer


By becoming an EPIC resident, you will have access to:

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Cool working space

EPIC has an innovative, two-floor co-working space with open rooms, hot desks and its own small kitchen. EPIC is open 24/7.


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Wide network

EPIC cooperates with industry leaders and experts, who are ready to share their advice and guidance with EPIC resident teams.


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Advice and mentorship

At EPIC, you will get expert advice and mentorship from experienced professionals and AUA faculty.


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EPIC prototyping lab

EPIC residents have access to our unique EPIC prototyping lab with cutting-edge equipment, including 3D printers, a 3D scanner, CNC milling and vacuum casting machines, etc.

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Modern library

EPIC has a rich library with all materials and resources necessary for startup founders and teams.

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Awesome support

EPIC team members, AUA faculty, and alumni will work enthusiastically to create an amazing experience for you at EPIC.

Important dates


Pre EPIC workshop #1: How to come up with great startup idea

September 3 @ 3PM, PAB, room 313W OR
September 6 @ 6:30PM, Main building, room 516M

Pre EPIC workshop #2: Have an idea but need a team?

September 10 @ 3PM, PAB, room 213W OR
September 13 @ 6:30PM, Main building, room 516M

Pre EPIC workshop #3: Perfect pitching (how to win the audience)

September 17 @ 7PM, Main building, room 516M

Open House at EPIC (learn more about EPIC + tour of facilities):

September 6 @ 3PM, Main building, room 620M OR
September 12 @ 6:30PM, Main building, room 620M OR
September 17 @ 2PM, Main building, room 620M

Deadline for applications

September 20

Start of EPIC Fall 2018 incubation program

October 1

Who can apply


Eligibility criteria

✔ Your team must have at least one current AUA student, alumni or staff member. Current teams have students from other universities, non-university members and even high school students. All are welcome.

Teams are expected to:

✔ Devote significant amount of time to their startup during EPIC incubation residence.
✔ Spend time at EPIC's co-working space at AUA.
✔ Utilize available mentoring services.
✔ Attend regularly organized workshops and events.
✔ Commit to nurturing a safe and collaborative environment during their residency.
✔ Have fun.

Some of our alumni teams


We already had two generations of EPIC startup residents. We have had amazing teams with interesting ideas.

What people think


Isn't it interesting to know the opinion of past EPIC residents? It seems all of them had an amazing experience with EPIC! And, they had lots of fun!

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"EPIC is a perfect place to validate your idea, team up with like-minded people and successfully start your business."


Vahagn Grigoryan

AUA, MBA, 2014

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"Applying to EPIC is a big step towards your goals, as its atmosphere inspires to be innovative and entrepreneurial. EPIC helped me in my self-realization and this was the biggest gain I could ever have."


Anahit Andriasyan

AUA, BA in Business, 2019

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"EPIC is the right place to test what you have learnt, to learn more, to teach others and get to know like-minded and bright individuals."


Rafayel Shirakyan

AUA, BA in Business, 2018

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"Watching other entrepreneurs work at EPIC and interacting with them is an educational experience. Extensive mentoring sessions and practical literature have been a big part of it."


Khachatur Margaryan

AUA, BA in English and Communications, 2019

Want to apply?


We would be excited to have you as a resident of EPIC. Hurry up and apply. We are impatient to welcome you.

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Contact Us


Still have questions? We are ready to answer all your inquiries.

Contact Info

Address

American University of Armenia,
Main building, room 520M
40 Marshal Baghramyan,
Yerevan, Armenia, 0019

Email

epic@aua.am

Phone

+(374) 99-200339

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