Armenia’s Rising Tech Scene: The New Silicon Valley Of The Former Soviet Union

March 19, 2017, Written by

Written By Gev Baylon, The Next Webb





Armenia, the silicon valley of the Soviet Union

Armenia was once the center of IT innovation for the USSR. A turbulent history has stifled the economy, but things are starting to look up for the Caucasus republic. A highly-skilled, post-soviet engineering workforce and a diaspora of advocates, combined with new government initiatives, are igniting renewed growth in Armenia’s IT sector. These businesses are creating new technologies — from award-winning mobile apps to world-first presentation tools — recognized across the globe and many startups are making their way to the US…

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