Mission & History
  • The network of Microsoft Innovation Centers operates worldwide, providing local IT communities with programs and services to expand the local startup community, strengthen innovation and improve competitiveness.

    In May 2011, the Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia (MIC Armenia) was created and joined this global network of innovation and development efforts initiated by Microsoft.

    MIC Armenia focuses on providing support to the local community to stimulate the development of new startups that are competitive and successful in the marketplace. We provide services and support to the Armenian IT community and students to create business from their ideas! Our main goals are to help:

    Create innovative new products and services
  • Bring those products and services to market
  • Build well-managed competitive businesses
  • Develop qualified workforce and maintain their expertise

    Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia is a great chance to realize your innovative ideas, apply your imagination and creativity to design and develop real-world software solutions for a better future!
Our Partners
Our Team

Empowering people is at the heart of our mission, and this philosophy extends to the relationship we have with our employees. We value dedication and initiative, creative thinking and resistance. This is why MIC Armenia is filled with success stories—such as a former training participant now co-managing the Internship program or a competition participant owning a startup. The staff listed below provides just a few examples of the careers at Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia – the best place to work.

Yeva Hyusyan
Director

Yeva has led MIC Armenia since its establishment. She has  survived the times of renovation works and long way of finalizing the concept and priorities of our activities, as well as staff recruitment. Always being passionate about startup movement in Armenia she brought her knowledge and experience of work in public institutions and international organizations to establish an environment where new ideas come to life. She holds diploma from Yerevan State University, MBA from Maastricht University and a Certificate from Stanford Executive Institute.

Being positive and inspiring Yeva is a huge drive to all our projects. She loves Italian cuisine, music, sun and the sea.

Armina Mkhitaryan
Communications Officer

Armina came to MIC Armenia as a Project Assistant. Soon, she became more and more involved in event management and public relations working her way up to Communications officer. Armina is responsible for the organization of MIC Armenia’s idea generation contests such as Hackathon[YAN], Imagine cup, Your phone, Your apps. She also tells the world about MIC by handling our website and FB page updates. Armina is an easy-going and cheerful personality, so be sure that SMILE is what you will see first opening the door of our office.

She is passionate about photography, travelling and football team FC Barcelona.

Sona Martirosyan
Education Projects Coordinator

With both linguistic and marketing background from years of studying at Yerevan State Linguistic University and Chartered Institute of Marketing in London, Sona brought her experience, professional attitude and endless energy to make our trainings high-quality, engaging and always demanded. She stands behind projects like MIC Internship program, Corporate trainings and MTA certification.

Sona is fond of classic music, dance, travelling and sending emails with training announcements.

David Kocharyan
DPE, Microsoft RA

Originally from Microsoft RA David adds value to our team by his dedication and support to MIC Armenia activities. That’s why we consider him as a full member of our Team with a contribution that is hard to overestimate. Obsessed with programming and being a perfectionist David is the guy helping the team prioritize and design all of the cool features that go into making our projects so awesome.

We doubt if David has any spare time. So, if not answering our dummy questions you may find him doing some code related staff, hacking on different projects or playing video games.

Ani Manukayn
Project coordinator

Ani joined our team in 2013. She is the Coordinator of Eagro project, an online electronic marketplace for buying and selling agricultural commodities. Though Ani didn’t have work experience in agricultural sphere before, she is definitely dedicated to personally know every single apricot producer in Armenia in the nearest future. Her sharp brain for interpersonal communication, boundless enthusiasm and beautiful smile have helped to create fruitful partnerships and network to promote the rapid growth of the project with the aim to bring the new technologies to Armenian villages.

Ani is our local fashion expert. She likes shopping, reading and spending time with her son.

David Nikoghosyan
Accountant

Davit has graduated from the State Engineering University of Armenia and also holds an MA from International Accountancy Training Center. He is always there to secure the financial part of all our initiations. He ensures the smooth and in –time flow of our financial documents, invoices, contracts and reports. He is known as being highly organized and detail-oriented personality.

Beneath his serious look and rather rigid voice lives an exceptional party lover and dancer. In his spare time Davit loves spending time with friends and playing football.

Levon Yeghiyan
Technical specialist

Levon is the youngest member of our Team. Combining job at MIC Armenia with his studies at International Economic Realtions' department of  State Economic University of Armenia Levon is responsible for logistic and technical aspect of our activities. He is the one who ensures that all equipment and technical stuff are used in proper manner and supports the team when they have to meet the deadlines. Spending most of his time with our Programmers’ team recently he has shown interest and commitment to be engaged in the projects more actively, so we expect to have another success story very soon.

You can never see him tired or exhausted. Most of all Levon likes watching documentary films when he has time. 

Team of talented developers
The success of any organization is dependent on the quality of its professional staff and resources. We are proud of our Innovation space which is staffed by an exceptional team of developers, project managers and trainers. The level of commitment that our team provides is unparalleled.
Sometimes you may hear strange screams and noise out there but it means they have created something really awesome!!!
Board of Directors
Grigor Barseghyan
President of the Board
Microsoft RA
Hovhannes Avoyan
Board member
Union of IT Enteprises
Zhenya Azizyan
Board Member
Enterprise Incubator Foundation
Armen Baldryan
Board members
Unicomp LLC
Hayk Faramazyan
Board Member
GNC Alfa, Rostelecom group