The Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) continues to support rural entrepreneurs in their business endeavors during the global pandemic.
AUA TRDP Supports Rural Businesses Through the Pandemic
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is happy to share that two new startups opened in the rural communities of Vayots Dzor with the support of AUA’s Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP).
TRDP Supports Opening of Two Startups in Vayots Dzor
On September 13, 2019, beneficiaries of the Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) from Tavush region and from Gegharkunik region held the official opening of their businesses.
TRDP-supported Businesses Launched in Tavush and Gegharkunik
On March 7, 2019, two entrepreneurs held the official opening of their businesses in Areni village of Vayots Dzor region.
TRDP Supports Opening of Two New Rural Businesses in Vayots Dzor, Armenia
On February 11, 2019, Naira Hovhannisyan officially opened her business of napkin production in the village of Heshtia, a rural community of Javakhk, Georgia.
TRDP Supports Opening of Napkin Production Startup in Heshtia Village, Javakhk, Georgia
On February 4, 2019, the official launch of a new toy production business took place in Rind, one of the communities of the Vayots Dzor region in Armenia.
TRDP Supports Opening of Toy Production Business in Rind Village, Armenia
The construction and opening of the pharmacy became possible with professional and financial assistance from the Entrepreneurs in Heath (EIH)program .
Entrepreneurs in Health: Sevkar Border Community Now Has a Pharmacy
With professional and financial assistance from the Turpanjian Entrepreneurs in Heath (EIH) program, newly equipped medical centers opened their doors in Jrvezh, Kotayk region, and Noyemberyan, Tavush region, offering quality health services to the public.
‘Entrepreneurs in Health’ Project Helps Expand Medical Services in Kotayk and Tavush
“I’m so much grateful to the American University of Armenia’s Turpanjian Rural Development Program. I have always had a passion for sewing but I would not be able to realize my dream and establish my business without the strong support and assistance of the program,” says Tangamian.
TRDP-Supported Woman Entrepreneur Shares Her Success Story
In July, 2018, the opening ceremony of a newly-built retail store took place in the village of Shatin, Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. The shop belongs to entrepreneur Igor Sargsyan, who managed to open his family business in his own community with the support and guidance of the AUA TRDP.
TRDP Supports Opening of Family Business in Shatin, Vayots Dzor
On May 30, the opening ceremony of a photo/video studio took place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Berd, one of the communities of the Tavush region in Armenia. The business initiative became possible with the support of Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP) of the American University of Armenia (AUA).
TRDP Supports Opening of Photo/Video Studio Business in Berd, Tavush
On April 14, Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP) took part in the AUA Ecotourism Conference 2018 and the expo organized by the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment to present the opportunities that the program offers for the development of rural businesses, with the focus on ecotourism.
TRDP Participates in AUA Ecotourism Conference 2018
On March 7, the opening ceremony of a kid’s café business took place in one of the villages of Javakhk with the support of AUA TRDP.
TRDP Supports Opening of Kids Cafe in Javakhk
On February 24 and 25, the AUA Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP), in cooperation with AUA Extension, organized a training called “Marketing and Sales for B&Bs” in Yeghegnadzor, Vayots Dzor region.
Hospitality Training for TRDP Supported Businesses
This November the American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP) Ijevan office successfully conducted its 22nd entrepreneurship training session in Tavush region
22nd Business Training Session Successfully Completed in Ijevan, Tavush
Check out this short film about AUA - Turpanjian Rural Development Program which, during its ten-year activity, has established over 350 business enterprises and more than 500 jobs in the rural communities.
AUA Turpanjian Rural Development Program: 10 years of operation, Over 350 businesses in rural communities
In the center of Areni village, next to the highway and just in front of the area's largest wine factory, stands a cozy B&B and large pavilion where guests visiting Areni can try tasty Armenian dishes and high quality wine.
TRDP Supports Young Businesswoman from Areni village in realizing her Dream
The event increased beneficiaries' marketing potential and opened new opportunities for further development of their businesses
AUA TRDP Supported Businesses already for the 2nd Time Took Part in International Event: Armenia Regional Industrial Expo 2017
The Stepanakert office of the AUA-Turpanjian Rural Development Program (AUA-TRDP) recently held its 26th business training where seventeen participants learnt the basics of business management, marketing, and tax so they could write their business plans and then open their businesses.
TRDP 26th Business Training in Artsakh
On February 16, the opening ceremony for the auto repair and car wash business of AUA-TRDP beneficiary, Mr. Masis Petrosyan, took place with a red ribbon cutting ceremony. Many guests from Ayrum and neighboring villages attended the event.
TRDP Supports Four New Jobs in Ayrum, Tavush Region
Another AUA Turpanjian rural development program supported business has been established in one of the rural communities of Shirak marz. On October 23, the opening ceremony for the business of AUA-TRDP beneficiary, Mr. Gagik Simonyan, took place with a red ribbon cutting ceremony.
Another TRDP supported business opened in Shirak marz, Armenia
On October 20, TRDP celebrated the official opening of Mrs. Tsonara Tangamyan’s newly established sewing workshop with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Many guests from the surrounding villages and communities, the TRDP chair, Dr. Haroutune Armenian, the TRDP staff and others participated in the opening ceremony.
AUA TRDP Supported Sewing Workshop in Gandza village, Javakhk
“I am successful because my business is successful”
Car Wash Service, Shirak-TRDP Entrepreneur Vahagn Torosyan
On September 16-18, 2016 six successful rural businesses supported by the American University of Armenia’s Turpanjian Rural Development Program (AUA TRDP) participated in an annual event known as Armenia EXPO 2016, which took place in Yerevan, Armenia.
AUA TRDP Supported Businesses Took Part in International Event: Armenia Regional Industrial Expo 2016
“I have succeeded in my business and for that I am very much grateful to TRDP program”
“TRDP helped us understand that we can do what we want to do''
Blue Cheese Production, Shirak-TRDP Entrepreneur Slavik Chapanyan
A young entrepreneur, 25 years old Anushavan Grigoryan from Areni village, learned about the opportunities the AUA Turpanjian rural development program offers for startups and decided to apply.
National Cuisine and Hostel Business in Areni Village, Vayots Dzor region
On May 13, presentations of 12 business plans of the 24th entrepreneurship training session took place in the Stepanakert office of the AUA-Turpanjian Rural Development Program. The beneficiaries of the program, who come from different regions and communities of Artsakh, prepared their business plans during the session with the help of experts and then...
New business ideas to be realized in Artsakh
“The most important determinant of success is people’s trust”