Incubation Program

TUMO Labs is running a 12-week Technology Incubation Program with a focus on AgriTech. Find and turn your brilliant ideas into reality and begin your entrepreneurial journey with our ideathon program, followed by a startup competition.

Up to 60 individuals will be selected to participate in the 2 day ideathon. During these two days individuals will be assessed on their leadership and team playing skills. Top 6 leaders will be selected to form their teams to join the 12 weeks incubation program.

The 6 teams will receive 1,250 dollars and support to validate their new ideas throughout the 12 weeks program alongside a designated coach and multiple international and national mentors.

After the 12 weeks program, up to 3 winning teams will have the opportunity to join the 3 weeks Pre-Accelerator program run by TUMO Labs to receive mentorship and support to join TUMO Labs or external acceleration programs.
TUMO Labs will actively assist the winning teams to find early adopters of their solution over the course of 3-6 months following the initial 12-week period.

Learn the fundamental skills you need to kickstart your business, validate your initial proposal, test your team, find new members and turn your idea into a winning pitch. TUMO Labs will provide all-round support from designing your business model to finding the ideal acceleration program and source of investment.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: November 12th 2023
Interviews: November 5-17 2023
Receiving invites to the Ideathon Event: November 20th 2023
Ideathon Event: December 9th-10th 2023 (9:00 am Saturday – 9:00 pm Sunday)
Program Duration: January 15th 2024 – April 8th 2024

Who can apply?

  • Age 18 and above.
  • Willingness to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week for 12 weeks.
  • Individuals are welcome. If you apply solo, we’ll help you find your perfect team during the initial Ideathon event.

Regional Applicants Welcome!

Wherever you are in Armenia, we’ve got you covered. TUMO Labs offers accommodation and transportation support to Yerevan for the 2-day Ideathon. Most incubation phase meetings can be joined online, and we’ll assist in finding local co-working spaces for your convenience. Additionally, we’ll organize mentorship programs in various cities to foster regional community building. For the grand Demo day, we’ll transport you to Yerevan to shine in person during the networking event.

Program Highlights:

  • Ideathon Kickoff: Start your journey with a high-energy Ideathon program for 2 days, where up to 60 exceptional individuals will be selected to participate. Over two dynamic days, you’ll be evaluated on your leadership and teamwork skills. During these 2 days you will not be working on your own ideas and you will be separated from your team members (if you have applied as a team).
  • Incubation Adventure: The top 6 leaders emerging from the Ideathon will assemble their dream teams to join our intensive 12-week incubation program. You’ll receive $1,250 in funding, dedicated coaching, and access to a network of both national and international mentors. During these 12 weeks you have to generate new ideas based on market research and potential users.
  • Pre-Accelerator Opportunity: After successfully completing the 12-week program, up to 3 winning teams will have the chance to advance to a 3-week Pre-Accelerator program at TUMO Labs. This program will provide mentorship and support for your journey into TUMO Labs or external acceleration programs.
  • Market Entry Support: TUMO Labs remains committed to actively assisting winning teams in securing early adopters for their solutions over the following 3-6 months, extending the benefits of the initial 12-week period.
  • Comprehensive Support: From refining your business model to identifying ideal acceleration programs and potential sources of investment, TUMO Labs offers holistic support to nurture your entrepreneurial dreams.

Program Capacity:

  • Ideathon Event (48 hours): Up to 60 participants distilled into 12 high-octane teams.
  • 12-week Initial Incubation Program: The top 6 teams receive $1,250 and incubation support.
  • Pre-Accelerator: After the initial incubation program, up to 3 winners progress to the Pre-Accelerator phase at TUMO Labs.

Application Process:

Email us at eutumocc@tumo.org with the subject “AgriTech Incubation 2023”, including your:

  1. CV/Resume: whether applying individually or as a team. If you are applying as a team, please attach all member’s CV/Resumes.
  2. Candidate Description: If you are applying individually to be part of a team, briefly showcase your value and skills to potential team members in a single paragraph.
  3. Motivational Letter: Convey what makes your team unique or why others should join forces with you on this incredible journey.

If you are selected during the application review, you will be invited to an interview.

  • Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. If you’re applying as a team, ensure all members can participate.
  • Ideathon Event: For those making it through the interview stage, an exciting 2-day Ideathon awaits. This event is designed to put your teamwork and motivation to the test, with access to coaches and workshops to refine your ideas. Maximum capacity: 12 teams (up to 60 individuals).

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AgriTech Incubation Program

January 15 – April 8

This program was funded through a Department of State Public Diplomacy Section grant, and the opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of State.