Levon Galstyan

Creative Mentor, Co-Founder @ WHIZ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Academy; National Lead at CLP - ClimateLaunchpad Armenia


Mr. Galstyan is co-author of more than 50 analytical and educational publications, co-founder of a dozen companies and organizations, has been engaged in idea generation and development of more than 30 innovative and technology based products, and is in a professional sphere for more than 25 years.

Currently a Creative Mentor and Co-Founder of WHIZ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Academy; he is also one of the National Leads at Climate Launchpad Armenia (European Institiute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) - Climate KIC's global cleantech competition initiative - the world's largest green business ideas competition) and one of the co-founders at Global AM.

Recently a Vice President and Deputy Director at Technology & Science Dynamics Mr. Galstyan has been a long-time IT and High-Tech Senior Expert, National Consultant in Technological Innovation, Business Consultant, Project Manager and Coordinator in a line of private business and international projects, including UNIDO, USAID, AEPLAC, EUAG, UNDP, WBG, UNCTAD/WTO, VOCA and many more. His achievements, vital experience, entrepreneurial ecosystem development knowledge, business development execution, project management skills and consultancy services are indispensable for the organization's development and strategy.

His latest civic activities list includes - Climate Launchpad Armenia (Board member, Mentor), New Technology Education Fund (Head of the Board of Trustees), Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP Judge), Imagine Cup Armenia (Jury Member), Armenia Startup Cup (Jury Member) and IT Development and Support Council of Armenia (Board Member).

Within last years, actively working on startup/entrepreneurship development ecosystem in Armenia he was active involvement in organization of Climate Launchpad Armenia - Startup Ideas Competition, Mergelyan Creative Club, Cleantech Armenia: National Business Ideas Competition, 1st World StartUp Cup Competition, Armenia StartUp Cup Competition, Smart Solutions for Smart Countries: Business Forum (Digitec), Imagine Cup Armenia: Startup Contest, ATS Awards: The best Armenian Startup of the Year, Digital Solutions for an Innovation Economy: Business Forum (Digitec), Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Boot Camp, Product Camp Yerevan,

Mr. Galstyan has also worked at Forbes Armenia as an Advisor to the Chief Editor, at E-Armenia Foundation as an Executive Director, at the Armenia Development Gateway as a Project Director, Yerevan Scientific Research Institute of Communications as a Deputy Head of the Laboratory and Senior Associate of Science. His working experience also includes Armenian Development Agency (ADA) as a founder and Deputy Director, the Ministry of Industry and Trade as a Head of Department of Investment and Export Projects and the Ministry of Privatization and Foreign Investment as a Chief Specialist and Team Leader. He has also worked as a Team Leader at Export Promotion and Development Project of UNDP. Other UN-related jobs were working as an Independent Contractor for UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and IT National Consultant for International Trade Center.

Mr. Galstyan holds MBA, BE degree in Systems Engineering, Bachelor's Degree in Technical Translation (English Language) and Certificate of Harvard Kennedy School in Science Technology and Innovation Policy.

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 Over 20 years of proficient experience at senior management level.
 Over 10 years of experience in enacting economic reforms and providing advice to government and policy makers.
 Over 10 years of practiced experience in working for International organizations.
 Over 15 years of experience in business consulting, investment and export promotion.
 Over 15 years of proficient experience in managing Donor-funded projects.
 Over 20 years of professional experience in ICT sector.
 Over 15 years of experience in project design, fundraising and supervision.

 Business Plans & Proposals - over 100 (successful/financed - over 50).
 Business & Development Projects - over 50 (developed and/or implemented).
 Researches & Assessments - over 30 (organized and realized).
 Publications & Guidebooks - over 50 (prepared and/or edited).
 Technology Based Products - over 30 (designed and produced).
 Presentations & Speeches - over 100 (international & national conferences/workshops).

 Knowledge economy business skills (team skills, problem solving and innovative thinking).
 Responsible, creative and flexible attitude to tasks and challenges, capability to work with minimal supervision.
 Accuracy and attention to details, ability to structure and prioritize own workload and work to deadlines.
 Proficiency in providing advice to the governments: institutional reforms, capacity building, development of action plans and strategies.
 Proficiency in developing business plans and investment proposals; industry development guidelines and market researches on industry sectors.
 Content management skills; web structure development; data analyzing, evaluating and processing; electronic dissemination of information.
 Competence in conducting and managing surveys, assessments and researches.
 Capability in organizing workshops, seminars and roundtables and executing provision of PR and public awareness building campaigns.
 Knowledge of HRD and management, staff recruitment, team building, multiple task team coordination; development of performance standards.
 Capability in coordinating organization’s strategy, business and IPR policy and capacity development; marketing, PR and partnership building.
 Expertise in start-up project design and supervising; project planning, budgeting and implementation; project documentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation; project marketing, advertising and fundraising.

In-country Experience:
 Belarus - 6 months
 Georgia - 2 months
 Germany - 2 weeks
 Italy - 1 month
 Japan - 2 month
 Korea - 1 month
 Latvia - 5 months
 Russia - 2 months
 Singapore - 1 month
 Turkey - 2 weeks
 Ukraine - 1.5 years
 USA - 1 month