Armand Brahaj

Researcher, Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Activist, Dreamer

Armand Brahaj

Summary

I am a Software Engineer that has also contributed in the startup of a few initiatives.
Founded my first company while in University around 2001.
First Exit 2019.
Master of Science (2009) and PhD in 2016.
I have lead different teams.

Interests

Information Technology and its application in: eParticipation, Scientific Research and new ventures...
Easily distracted and inspired by Cultural and Linguistic projects.
I do tweet and blog. Opinions expressed online are mine and my views change with new information.


Some of the Projects Involved

Java Rentals (Seven)

Co-Founder
Car rental in Tirana
Every summer I was frustrated due to lack of cars. I decided to create my own car rental company (and never suffer from lack of a car on those summer days; spoiler: on Y1 all cars were rented out and I was still left without a car :( ).
The problem with lack of resources at peak times is hard to tackle and probably a hybrid version were citizens rent their cars in summer should be explored.

Rubicon Sh.a. (PAGO Albania)

Founder
Electronic Money Institution in Albania
We simplify the financial life through access to modern economy with digital payments, ecommerce, investments, and innovative financial services.

New Ventures Shpk

Founder
Software Development Company
At core it serves as a daughter to Zana Technologies GmbH, offering resources to it; but it also covers for RealBookers Project and other personal projects before they are moved to their own space.

Zana Technologies GmbH

Co-Founder
Zana is an A.I. assistant for Remote Health Monitoring.

Batemma UG

Co-Founder
An investment company; created to finance initially Zana Technologies GmbH. Up to date there are no further activities.

MyOffice'AL CoWorking Space

Co-Founder
MyOffice'AL is a coworking space in Tirana, the capital of Albania providing the space, community, and social interactions for freelancers and professionals. MyOffice'AL opened doors for everyone on February 2015.

Host.al

Founder
Sold January 2019
At the sale moment, Host.al was the largest .al domain registrar in the country with about 40% market share.

Open Data Albania

Ideator
Open Data Albania (ODA) is a project aiming to preserve governmental data and provide additional structuring of public data.
The first phase of the project was planned to be 6 month, but this was followed by 2 more funding phases and the project is still ongoing and highly influential in the region.
As 2011, the project was further maintained by Albanian Institute of Science (AIS).

Shqiperia.Com - Albanian Portal

Founder
Shqiperia.com is one of the most influential web portals in Albania.
Launched in 2001, the website had always attracted a large number of visitors.
This is one my first and still one of my dearest projects.
The company operates under ShqiperiaCom Shpk.


Education

Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin

Ph.D., Information Management

University of Applied Sciences Offenburg

Master of Science (MSc), Communication and Media Engineering

University of Tirana

Diplom, Informatics (Computer Programming)


Languages

Feel free to approach me in one of the following languages: Albanian, English, Italian and German.


Projects and References

Page updated 2022-08-22 .