Armenia Startup Academy officially launched
The Armenia Startup Academy (ASA) was officially launched at the Hero House and is now contributing to the Startup Ecosystem of Armenia. The initiative is supported by SMEDA and implemented by Catalyst Foundation aiming to boost the startup ecosystem and bring the Armenian startups to the next level. With the help of a team of advanced mentors, advisers, instructors and entrepreneurial assistants it offers a pre-acceleration programme to guide tech companies and startup teams through the process of customer development using advanced tracking methodologies and instruments.
“The Armenia Startup Academy is an important milestone in developing the startup ecosystem, a step forward for startups, tech entrepreneurs and innovators who believe in high tech future”, mentioned Ashot Arzumanyan, co-founder of ASA, in his welcoming remarks.
Hoa-Binh Adjemian, Head of Cooperation Section of EU Delegation to Armenia, re-stated in his speech about EU’s readiness to contribute to Armenia’s innovative growth through its equity fund, acceleration, seed funding and other support projects impelmenetd with GIZ and other partners.
Emil Tarasyan, Deputy Minister of MEDI, said that the idea of establishing the Armenia Startup Academy has been fully supported by the Government, and it should be ongoing and sustainable in the future contributing to the successful and innovative products and solutions to boost the county’s development.
SMEDA’s Team leader Eva Naeher said: “ This is a House of future heroes, a great place for young innovative people to learn and develop further. SMEDA is honored to support this initiative”.
The curriculum of the programme was introduced to the audience by Hambardzum Kaghketsyan, co-founder of ASA, which was followed by brief pitches from the participating startups and a networking session to conclude the event.
Winners of the 2nd cycle of Innovation Matching Grants to be selected soon
The final stage of EU-supported Innovation Matching Grants competition (IMG) will be held on June 29, 2018 from 10:00 to 19:00, at Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC). The 16 shortlisted startups who have undergone the process of pre-selection, excessive trainings and mentorship will participate at the final competition aimed at supporting business development and innovation and will present their innovative ideas to the jury.
FlyFest 2018 - an amazing aircraft show is coming up!
An amazing aircraft show full of speed, colors and breathtaking flight tricks - the FlyFest 2018- is coming up on July st in Gyumri, Armenia, supported by EU through its Support to SME Development in Armenia (EU-SMEDA) projcet. The festival is aiming to promote the expansion and development of model aircraft sports and tourism in the regions of Armenia through modern engineering solutions.
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The first-ever Fashion Forum was held in Yerevan, Armenia from June 2-4, 2018 bringing in fresh re-start and aspiration to the fashion world of Armenia. It united Armenian designers under one roof to exhibit their most sleek, elegant and glamourous sets to the fashion gurus, trend-setters, guests and general public. Truly, dozens of dazzling dresses, layered pieces and stylish outfits were showcased in Aram Khachaturian house-museum created by 50 talented Armenian designers from Armenia and diaspora coming from Germany, France, Lebanon, Syria, Ukraine, US and Russia.
New startup bids to become the most favorite one for the people who feel uneasy at the kitchen and for the gourmets who prefer a variety of tasty meals every day. This application is called Cookmenu, a new venture offering various recipes with the ingredients you have at home.
''This is substantial assistance, especially for the women who are unable to cook anything in the kitchen. This application is for those who are getting married and can’t cook except, for example, fried potatoes. So, we suggest all of them use our application,'' said Narine Manukyan, the founder of Cookmenu.