Welcome to Hero House, where the culture of exceptionalism, integrity, openness, hard work and fun shapes a better future!


 SmartGateVC - a Silicon Valley pre-seed venture capital fund backed by Tim Draper and a network of entrepreneurs and professionals from Bay Area (and wider US), Europe, and MENA. Our key focus areas are Artificial Intelligence (AI), Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and emerging Biotech, Quantum Computing and Blockchain. ​ 

Armenia Startup Academy  – startup education institution with its 12-weeks flagship pre-acceleration program that feeds Armenian startup ecosystem with capable teams.

SmartGateML – Yerevan Machine Learning Excellence Center provides training for developers and advisory in machine learning for advanced tech companies throughout the world.

yLedger  - blockchain development consortium brings together blockchain development companies to create a sustainable blockchain community with experienced trainers, continuous training of new talent, weekly workshops and meetups.

Gate42 - quantum computing research lab with scientific interests in Quantum Information Theory, near term applications of Quantum Computing, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Simulation and Quantum Machine Learning.

AI Incubator - designed to help creating scalable business solutions powered by state of the art technology tightening academia-industry collaboration

Entrepreneurial Assistants' School - a program designed to train and keep talent for future growth of the Armenian and/or global startup ecosystem.

The Hero House project is initiated by Catalyst Foundation and supported by EU4Business “Technology Development for Armenia’’, a part of the EU4Business “Innovative Tourism and Technology Development for Armenia” project, which is co-funded by the European Union and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by German Development Cooperation (GIZ) through the Private Sector Development and TVET South Caucasus Programme. The Hero House was initially launched in the framework of the EU4Business Support to SME Development (SMEDA) Project.

Address: 2a Barbusse street, Yerevan, Armenia

Contact email: info@catalyst.am


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