Mihrean Aroyan (Myron O’Ryan on St. Patrick’s Day) is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. He took a wrong turn off the Massachusetts Turnpike and somehow ended up in Texas. Most recently, Mihrean has been part of the faculty at several prominent universities in Texas and a visiting professor at the Manoogian Simone College of Business & Economics in Yerevan.
Mihrean has an eclectic background as a scientist, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and professor. Previously, Mihrean was the co-founder of TMI Capital, Amicus Networks, and Science Partners. Having worked for Austin Ventures, Mihrean has a background in working with entrepreneurial firms in the US and Armenia. Mihrean has recently vacationed in Italy, Spain, Greece, Georgia, and Armenia. Mihrean is also the parish council chair of the Armenian Church of Austin and principal violinist with the Allandale String Quartet, where he often plays in the suggested key signature. Working with the NCIE staff and other iGorts fellows, he is building a technology transfer office to assist scientists and researches across Armenia to commercialize their innovations. Their objective is to bring forward the many scientific gems created in Armenia to the world to help solve some of the most challenging issues for the planet.
iGorts Placement: National Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Armenia.