Armenian Startup Academy Berlin
15 Armenian surprising startups participated at the Armenian Startup Academy Berlin (ASAB), which took place from September 3-10, 2017 in Berlin. ASAB included 4 days of intensive trainings on investor readiness, business modeling, pitching, marketing and sales, individual meetings with potential partners, clients, and investors. The culmination of ASAB week was the Armenian Startup Night on September 7, which turned into a real success gathering about 50 representatives, investors and guests of the German startup and innovation ecosystem. Many of them heard about Armenia the first time and were pleasantly impressed to discover the potential of the Armenian startup and innovation ecosystem and the Armenian startups present at ASAB during active interactions and networking, panel discussions and the film featuring Armenia with its potential for high tech and innovation development and the Armenian startups with their amazing products. There is a big potential for further cooperation and partnership to follow. ASAB was organised by SMEDA and BerlinerStrategen, a consulting company in Berlin.
EAVE on Demand Producers Workshop in Armenia 2018
SMEDA is supporting the EAVE on Demand Producers Workshop in Armenia 2018, aimed at producers, both fiction and documentary, who are interested in developing their feature film project during a 3-day intensive training program from April 12 to 16, outside of Yerevan.
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With an objective to improve and harmonise SME statistics in Armenia with international and EU standards, and upscale capacities of the National Statistical Service of the Republic Armenia (NSSRA) in that regard, SMEDA has supported two missions with Lithuanian and Danish experts who have worked with the respective NSSRA staff to reveal where the agency stands on 1) SME statistics and estimation of GDP or GVA by size; and 2) statistics on structural business and indicators on sole proprietorships.
The first round of the 3-week BMO Academy has launched today. Around 13 participants representing Armenian Business membership organisations with SMEs as members, were present to learn the international best expertise on how to become an efficient organisational unit that supports, guides and advises SMEs.
The Press Conference held on January 10, 2018 aimed at announcing broadly about the Eave on Demand Producers' Workshop in Armenia 2018. The initiative is supported by SMEDA project targeting producers, both fiction and documentary, who are interested in developing their feature film project during a 3-day intensive training program from April 12 to 16, outside of Yerevan.