All Odds: Starting up in Armenia
Coming from a small country like Armenia, where women
entrepreneurs are not encouraged, Nelly Davtyan’s wish to start up could not be
driven further. She thus put together a team of experienced IT developers and founded
‘IT Solutions’ in 2016. The new business produces mobile and web-based
applications in the tourism sector. Their first application, "Busticks travel”, saw the light
in only three months.
In the early stages of her business, Nelly saw
in Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs an opportunity to tap into the European
market, given its advancement in technology. She particularly needed to learn
more about the new technologies related to the tourism industry. She needed knowledge
and advice from experts on how to produce a profitable service and be a leader
in the field.
As host entrepreneur, she chose Angele
Giuliano, the owner of Across Limits LTD, Malta. Angele is an experienced
entrepreneur in the Education and Health Technology fields. After 20 years, Angele
is now helping others as a business angel and mentor whilst still pursuing her
aim of building better technology solutions to help society.
Nelly could not find a better mentor, she
thus stayed at the host company working alongside Angele for three months from March
to June 2018. The collaboration helped her overcome some of the challenges she
was facing and, above all, Nelly was very successful in reaching new markets
and managed to sign contracts with three important IT companies.
As Nelly also wanted to find out more about the
tourism industry in Malta, she connected with travel agencies as well as with the
biggest bus tour and cruise provider and was very successful in concluding sales
agreement with them. As a result of her entrepreneurial journey in Malta, it
took only three months for Nelly’s company to grow from a small start up to a
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:Limerick Chamber of Commerce
(Limerick) Host entrepreneur's contact point:FUND Investment Support Center
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