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.
The second “Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia” Hackathon to take place in Vanadzor soon
Based on the success of the first tourism related Hackathon that took place last year, the EU-SMEDA project supports the second “Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia” Hackathon to be held on 18-19 May 2019 in Vanadzor, organised by Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC), the Enterprise Incubator Foundation and Lori region’s administration to organise in cooperation with the Tourism Committee of the RA.
Demo Day of Armenia Startup Academy Batch 4
The Demo Day of the Armenia Startup Academy 4th Batch of Graduates will be held on May 28, 2019 at AUA, Manoogian Hall. The Academy is a game-changing entrepreneurship and startup education program, which, by the support of European Union, shapes Armenia’s innovative future.
Startup Boost Weekend, Vol. 5 coming up soon
The EU-SMEDA supported Startup Boost Weekend Vol. 5 is just about to happen. Date: April 26-28, Venue: French University of Armenia. Once again, university students from 7 partner Armenian universities will get together to master the essentials of entrepreneurship during 54-hour sessions on Ideation, Pitching, Lean Canvas building, Hypothesis design by experienced mentors and successful startup owners.
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From April 15-19, 2019 the managers and leading staff of Enterprise Incubator Foundation and Armenian Technology centers: Gyumri Technology Center, Vanadzor Technology Center and Engineering City, visited Ljubljana’s Technology Park in Slovenia. The study visit aimed at learning and knowledge transfer on business support and innovation ecosystem environment in Technology park of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The 5th and the final Women Entrepreneurs’ Club (WE Club) was successfully held in Yerevan on April 11, 2019. The event was officially opened by the EU Ambassador H.E. Piotr Świtalski and Ambassador of Germany to Armenia H.E. Bernhard Matthias Kiesler.
The International Forum on ''Modeling the Economy and Politics for optimal development'' was successfuly held in Yerevan, Armenia with international and national scientists and physicist who work on innovative modeling of economic theories, political and social behaviors, quantum theory of decision making, predicting financial risks and crisis, industrial research and development and more novel topics that could be applied and efficiently used in Armenia's economy. The event was supported by the European Union through its EU-SMEDA project.