What is EPIC?

The American University of Armenia's (AUA) on-campus start-up incubator that helps AUA students, alumni, and other entrepreneurs to advance their ventures from idea to success. The Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center (EPIC) provides an ecosystem for AUA’s emerging entrepreneurs that consists of first-class facilities and collaboration space, programs and events, and a network of mentors, advisors, and investors.

Why is EPIC different?

Part of a leading university with business, engineering, and computer science

As one of the leading global universities in Armenia and in the region, AUA has unmatched relationships with universities worldwide, including being an affiliate of the University of California.  With programs and faculty in business, engineering, and computer science among others, EPIC serves as an interdisciplinary hub where ideas, people, and opportunity meet.

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A worldwide network

With dozens of faculty from overseas, as well as an alumni network of over 4,000 throughout the world, EPIC is connected to people who know, care and want to create.

Entrepreneurial programs

EPIC directs the STRIVE pre-incubation program and the EPIC incubator, both providing guidance and support to Armenia’s ascending entrepreneurs. In addition, EPIC is the national host  administrator of the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC), one of the world’s largest and most diverse startup pitch competitions. EWC provides Armenian entrepreneurs the opportunity to compete with teams from 200+ countries, pitch their ventures, and win millions of dollars in prizes and investment.

Latest News

From Idea to Impact: EPIC’s Incubation Program Decoded

EPIC Operations and Community Manager Anna Khachatryan (BAB ’18, MSM ’21) delves into the Program and its impact on Armenian entrepreneurship.

EPIC’s InvestED: Introducing AUA Students to Wall Street and Beyond

InvestED addresses the complexities of modern finance and investment by offering participants practical insight into investment principles.

Entrepreneurship World Cup Armenia 2024: Applications Now Open

Since its launch in 2019, EWC has evolved into one of the largest and most diverse startup pitch competitions and support programs worldwide.

iTEL.am announces that applications are now open for the EPIC STRIVE program, which is designed to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, creative and critical thinking, and the ability to solve problems among participants. /ARM/

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EPIC Empowers Armenia’s Startup Ecosystem With Globally-Connected Startup Huddle

Startup Huddle builds local startup communities while crowd-sourcing advice and support, one entrepreneur at a time.

EPIC Incubation Program Wraps Up Fall 2023 Batch With Pitch Event

Eight teams presented their startups following a 15-week cycle of idea validation, customer discovery, and business model validation.

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