Investment event: Nurturing innovative growth in Armenia
Around 100 participants representing the private and public sector, business associations, companies and individuals attended the event to learn about the possible financing opportunities for Armenian SMEs and the support provided to SME environment. A special highlight was made on innovation ecosystem for startups in Armenia with its strengths and weaknesses. Further the financing opportunities for SMEs and startups were discussed, such as the early stage financing and investments options, including crowdfunding across borders; seed funding and matching of ecosystem grants; business angel investment and venture capital.
The event was continued with panel discussions on exposing Armenian startups to international markets through the support from the EU, including a feedback from Startup Ole event in Slamanca, Spain where 10 Armenian Startups had a chance to participate and present themselves for possible investment opportunities and business connections. Another two opportunities as Erasmus for Entrepreneurs programme coordinated by SMEDNC and the upcoming Startup Academy Berlin to be organised by SMEDA project in September, 2017 were presented to the attention of participants.
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