We engage young people in entrepreneurship and innovation
Entrepreneurship and Innovation KnowledgeWe provide instruction in constructive entrepreneurship, intelligent innovation, and startup development complemented by Athgo's proprietary 4-Pillars to Success knowledge framework
Entrepreneurship and Innovation ExperienceWe help turn ideas into startup businesses and smart solutions
Financial and Networking ResourcesWe provide Innovation Grants and Exclusive Networking opportunities
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Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of ICT, Republic of Rwanda
Testimony of Athgo
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Athgo Innovation and Smart Cities Clinic
February 17-18, 2016
Join Athgo clinic on innovation, entrepreneurship, and smart cities in collaboration with Friendship Ambassadors Foundation at the UN headquarters.
Athgothon 2015Summer 2015 – World Bank HQ, Washington DC
With laughter and smiles abound, the three days at the World Bank whipped by in a flash, with a variety of speakers – from Ms. Kathy Calvin, the CEO of the UN Foundation to a Hall of Fame, NBA legend Mr. Dikembe Mutombo– bestowing their knowledge upon participants, in topics ranging from sustainability, funding, innovating ideas, partnering, development and more. As the opening remarks from Ms. Valerie D’Costa of the World Bank poignantly noted: “Young entrepreneurs hold the key to longstanding development challenges.
Startup 3.0SFall 2013 – Kigali, Rwanda
Startup 3.0S program in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda proved to be a major success. A talented group of high-potential young entrepreneurs from 10 African countries was selected to work collaboratively in perfecting, vetting, and validating their socially responsible and high-growth tech-startup businesses and concepts.
5th Annual Global Innovation ForumSpring 2013 – World Bank HQ, Washington DC
Athgo’s 5th Global Innovation Forum at the World Bank HQ opened on May 22, 2013. The three day event began with a welcome address delivered by Athgo’s VP of Education and Training, Darel Tai Engen, PhD. He challenged participants to bring intelligence, knowledge, experience, and creativity to the table.
Meet the Team
Armen Orujyan, PhD
Founder and Chairman
Armen Orujyan, PhD is an entrepreneur and innovator who is the Founder and CEO of Athgo, one of the world’s leading entrepreneurial platforms in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and the UN Department of Public Information. Learn More
Vice President of Programs
Yana leads the Organization’s activities to include E3.0 program, designed for startup engagements in the emerging countries. In a role of a product development lead, Yana currently directs all aspects of the product and user experience design.
Joseph Barnes, CEO of Barnes and Barnes LLC – a consulting company, – has spent over 20 years developing executive level management and leadership experience while personally starting and building viable service related companies.
Timothy Riesen, PhD
Timothy Riesen is the CEO of Madison Springfield, Inc. – an emerging markets consultancy that specializes in providing research, advisory services, and innovative technology solutions to multinational organizations.
Darel Tai Engen, PhDVice President of Education
Darel Engen has served as the VP of Education and Training of Athgo International since 2002. He has taught at UCLA, Gonzaga University, and is currently an Associate Professor of History at California State University, San Marcos.
Naila Husain Chowdhury is Chairman of the TeleConsult Group in Bangladesh and United States. Previously she held the position of Director Customer Relations and Human Resources at Grameen Phone Ltd.
Ambassador of Youth
Masiela Lusha is a European born author, actress, producer and humanitarian who first gained recognition after starring in film and TV projects such as ABC’s George Lopez and Sony Picture’s Blood: The Last Vampire.