On April 14, a seminar by Alex Voxman and Eduard Grigoryan, representatives of Latham & Watkins LLC law firm, entitled "Raising a Unicorn. Legal and Business Tools for Successful Entrepreneurs" will take place in Alexander Hotel. The event is co-hosted by the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE).
The seminar will introduce the business and legal tools for creating a unicorn company through the formation of the product through the exit. The presentation will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Afterwards, a brief networking session with the speakers will be organized. Al Eisaian, the co-founder of IntelinAir and angel investor, will also be among the speakers. He will cover a few business points in the presentation and share his experience in building several successful businesses.
"Based on our experience, most successful tech startups follow a specific blueprint that covers the corporate structure, protecting IP, and managing relationships with employees, investors, and customers. That blueprint is effectively a fast-track lane created by top-tier tech founders, VC funds, and their counsel, and it allows to significantly simplify corporate governance and expedite the company's growth cycle." - says the organizers.
The lawyers' ultimate goal is to develop a ready-to-go package specifically for Armenian startups to help them get on the fast-track lane to funding and beyond in a cost-efficient manner. As the first step, a seminar with Armenian entrepreneurs is hosted to exchange experiences and visions.
During the presentation, the not-so-well-known fundamentals of proper structuring and fundraising from the perspective of what top venture capital (VC) funds expect will be covered. The seminar will be conducted in English. Seats are limited, so you need to register for the event at the following link.
It is worth noting that Latham & Watkins LLC has more than 3,000 lawyers and 28 offices worldwide. Lawyers Eduard Grigoryan and Alex Voxman represent a variety of clients in the U.S. and internationally, both on the company side as well as leading VC funds, through all stages of corporate development.
On January 28, DISQO announced the launch of a free training course for Artsakh war veterans under the UATE "From Army to IT" program. The registration application is already open, applications will be accepted until February 27.
The training program was developed by DISQO's professional team and aims to train beginner quality assurance specialists. It will start in March, will last for 2 months, will be held 2-3 times a week, both in classroom and online format, giving the opportunity to include participants from the regions.
This is the third DISQO course for war participants. The head of the company's Armenian office Tania Sahakyan says "As a result of 2 courses conducted in 2021, 27 successfully completed the educational program, and two of them are currently undergoing a probationary period in our company. Moreover, the other graduates were given job opportunities by other technology companies. We are full of hope that we will register positive results this time as well. ”
UATE Educational Programs Director Shamam Gorgyan emphasizes "The most important responsibility for us is to create opportunities for groups affected by the war to operate in the IT sector. With this mission, UATE together with DISQO initiates a series of regular trainings, which will surely have a positive impact on the life of the participants. ”
DISQO has been continuously expanding its team in Armenia for 3 years already. In 2021, the company launched an educational campaign, cooperating not only with the UATE, but also with other educational centers: Armenian Code Academy, Learning Mission, Gyumri Information Technology Center. As a result, more than 150 students were trained and 25 interns joined the company's team. Now the company continues to expand with new jobs, training new staff for both the team and the technological community of Armenia.