The vast majority of businesses in Armenia are SMEs. They are responsible for nearly 80% of all jobs in the country. Despite this, they make up only 27% of Armenia’s GDP. EU4Business works to build a conducive business and investment environment to help SMEs reach their full potential. Programmes improve access to finance and new markets, target women entrepreneurs and SMEs working in green energy and also encourage social entrepreneurship. EU4Business is part of the EU’s wider efforts in the country which make it one of Armenia’s main economic partners.


Success stories

Pixomatic co-founder Garik Avetisyan
Pixomatic is an Armenian startup that has developed a state-of-the-art online photo editor, with a unique image-cutting feature. It allows instantly to remove a background from any photo, make it transparent, add different colours and filters, or switch the background with another photo. The mobile app has over 500,000 monthly active users and is available on Web , iOS and Android devices. Co-...
The Cloud Networks team at work
XCloud Networks fully automates the deployment and management of network infrastructure, enabling companies to own their network stack. This allows them to be vendor-agnostic (i.e. not tied to the products of a specific manufacturer), to reduce capital expenditure and increase stability. Based in Sunnyvale, California with an office in Armenia and 14 employees, XCloud Networks received an...
One of Vigen Mnatsakanyan's bee houses
Four new businesses have opened in the Lori region of Armenia with the support of the EU and its EU4Business initiative. The businesses, in the cities of Vanadzor, Stepanavan and Alaverdi, all launched their activities within the framework of the ‘ Boosting Competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ project, co-funded by the EU and the Republic of Armenia. Apitourism and apitherapy Apitourism and...