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GPF participated in the keynote at Entrepreneurship Web 3.0 Interactive Innovation Forum
Athgo’s E3.0 program at the City University of New York aimed to provide 75 promising young people from CUNY the opportunity to come together, from startup teams and build constructive business concepts with guidance and support from inspiring entrepreneurs and prominent mentors. Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum, gave the keynote speech in a Davos style conversation. He discussed Entrepreneurship and it’s Global Impact on society.
The event was led by Armen Orujyan who is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Athgo Corporation. For over a decade, Armen has been developing and providing technology driven entrepreneurial platforms for young people around the world and powering individuals by creating opportunities to self-organize and succeed with minimal resources and options. Focusing on his expertise in entrepreneurship and his proprietary Four Pillars to Success enterprise development methodology, Armen has built support among the Fortune 100 firms and cultivated partnerships with leading academic institutions, governments, and the United Nations system to advance entrepreneurial opportunity for young people around the world.
Under his leadership, Athgo has developed and is managing a strong network of over 100,000 young people from over 80 countries, has built programs that have directly enriched over 5,000 students and young entrepreneurs, and has been awarded consultative statuses with the UN Economic and Social Council and the UN Department of Public Information. Recognizing Armen’s expertise and dedication in offering entrepreneurial opportunities that advance UN MDGs through ICT, the UN has appointed Armen as the co-Chairman of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development and as a Commissioner on the UN’s venerated Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
Armen is frequently invited to present at international conferences about mechanisms for individual and professional success, ICTs role in entrepreneurship, gender equality, and the UN MDGs. Armen has served as a consultant for various US political campaigns, including Presidential, and remains involved in many national and international contests. In 2001, Armen also embarked on a human rights movement that turned into an annual observance in Los Angeles, attracting in effect of 75,000 marchers each year. An avid chess player, Armen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Political Science from UCLA and received his Master of Arts degree as well as PhD from School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in California. Armen is also the recipient of 2012 CGU Distinguished Alumni Award.