Winners of the 2nd cycle of Innovation Matching Grants are known
The final stage of EU-supported Innovation Matching Grants competition (IMG) - IMG Vanture Forum was held on June 29, 2018 at Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC).
The 16 shortlisted startups who have undergone a process of pre-selection, excessive trainings and mentorship participated at the final competition stage of IMG grants pitching their innovative ideas and solutions to the jury that consisted of professionals from IT and hight tech sectors from Armenia and abroad.
As a result of highly interesting and intense pitching and Q&A sessions, the jury selected 6 winners that match to the requirements of the IMG grants scheme.
The winning startups will by provided with seed funding of up to 35.000 EUR, mentorship, linkages with potential investors, and expertise in user-centered innovation commercialisation strategies.
The 2nd cycle of IMG grants was announced earlier on April 3, 2018 (IMG announcement) aiming to promote start-ups and companies from the Armenian startup ecosystem for having an impact on the national and global stage.
An article and more photos about the IMG Venture forum in Armenian is available at the following link: https://b24.am/other/72043.html
Demo Day to present the 3rd batch of graduates of Armenia Startup Academy
The Demo Day of the third batch of graduates of the EU-funded Armenia Startup Academy will take place on January 19, 6:00 – 8:30 PM at the American University of Armenia. The Academy is a game-changing entrepreneurship and startup education programme, which, by the support of the European Union, shapes Armenia’s innovative future.
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The second Empowering Regions through High-Tech 2018 Forum was successfully held in Gyumri, the 2nd largest city of Armenia from 7-8 December. It gathered around 200 young people and specialists from all the regions of RA engaged in high-tech, startup and innovation fields.
On December 5th, a press conference was held ahead of "Empowering Regions through High-tech" forum on Dec. 7-8, 2018 in Gyumri. The aim of the forum is to empower the youth of Armenia's regions by supporting regional startup ecosystem, encouraging innovation and IT development in regions through creation of cooperation & partnership with global companies and IT networks, universities and non-tech SMEs. It is expected that over 200 participants from all the regions of Armenia will attend the event.
The third Startup Boost Weekend (SBW, vol.3) supported by EU-SMEDA project, gathered more than 100 students from 6 Armenian universities on 1-2 December, 2018. During the 2 days of highly interactive and fun atmosphere students learned and practiced a number of essential entrepreneurial skills, generated startup ideas under the guidance of professional mentors and presneted them in teams to the judgement of jury. The best teams were awarded by prizes.