Expand Business Ideas, Learn Business Model Design, Take Current Business to the Next Level, and Identify Solutions That Accelerate Revenue Creation.

Selected entrepreneurs and startup teams that submitted their business ideas into the Armenia StartUp Cup were invited to a special Extreme Build A Business Weekend. Startups will design and develop their business models with the support of experienced business mentors. Extreme Build A Business workshop will lead Araksia Martirossian, the Vice President of Entrepreneurial Community Development at StartUp Cup. In the end of the 2-day workshop Top 25 Armenia StartUp Cup Teams will be selected.

DAY 1 – 3 September, 2016

09:00 – 09:30   Arrival to “AYB” and Registration

09:30 – 10:00   Mentor Networking / VizToolz Presentation

10:00 – 10:40   Mentor Orientation Session

10:40 – 11:00   Opening remarks

11:00 – 11:45   The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Visual Thinking

11:45 – 11:55   Instructions about the competition provided by StartUp Cup Team

12:00 – 13:00   Food Break and Coffee

13:00 – 16:00   Business Model Design and Business Building

16:00 – 17:00   Closing and Departure from “AYB”


DAY 2 – 4 December, 2015

10:00 – 13:00    Arrival to “AYB” and Registration & Business Model Design and Business Building

13:00 – 14:00     Coffee and Food Break

14:00 – 14:20     Judging Session

14:20 – 14:30     Announcement of Top 25 Armenia StartUp Cup Teams

14:30 – 15:00     Closing Remarks and Departure from “AYB”

The Extreme Build-A-Business Weekend is a highly experiential, mentorship driven  program designed to visually facilitate entrepreneurs through the universal steps required to start and build a viable business.

  • Learn Business Model Design Through Visual Thinking
  • Clarify How You Create Value and How to Reach Your Target Customer
  • Learn Go-to-Market Strategies That Will Produce Revenue and Avoid the Need for Traditional Fundraising
  • Connect With Like-Minded Entrepreneurs From Your Community (There is no need to feel alone or isolated as an entrepreneur)

Below are details of the Armenia StartUp Cup Extreme Build-A-Business Weekend:

The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Visual Thinking. Building Your Foundation for Business Success
Understanding how to transform ideas and opportunities into a successful business is what makes entrepreneurs so powerful. In this session you will learn how to apply the thinking, habits, behaviors, and essential characteristics that will support you to build your successful business.

Designing Your Business Model and Building Your Business
Accelerate your new business to market, engage customers, and grow revenue through the development of your business model and action plan. You will be coached through the Business Model Scorecard, a self guided visual thinking tool, specifically designed to guide you through the universals of designing a viable business model.

Building Your Core Team, Strategic Partner, and Advisor Network
Nothing of greatness is ever created without a team! Understand and learn the essentials of how to create, enroll and motivate a team around your vision. Learn how to collect people to support building your core startup team, strategic partners, and advisor network.

Bootstrapping Your StartUp – Cash Flow and Funding
With only 2% of startups getting funding you need to find creative methods to get the financial resources necessary to grow your new company. Our coaches will work with you to focus on increasing cash flow, maximizing your resources, identifying create ways to raise money, crowd funding, friends, family, and fools. We focus on asking how little money you need to get your company revenue growing versus how much money you need.