Getting Ready for Hannover Messe 2018
What are the business do-s and don’t-s in Germany, the business etiquette and ways to interact with and attract potential partners and investors? These and similar topics revealing the German business culture were under discussion led by Martin Reinfeldt, international expert specialised in organisational development, at an “enlightening” training organised by SMEDA for the Armenian Delegation prior to heading to Hannover Messe 2018. The training and a tailored marketing package (a film, booklet, pitch deck, posters and flyers, etc.) will ensure that the Armenian delegations consisting of precision Engineering and IoT companies, namely the RAFA Solutions (http://rafasolutions.com/), Bitlis-MEN (www.bitlismen.com), Volterman Inc. (www.volterman.com) and Grovf (www.grovf.com), and several representatives of Free Economic Zones and the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia, are efficiently presented at the trade, ready to pitch, establish business connections and cooperation, getting the utmost benefits offered through this opportunity.
About the trade fair: HANNOVER MESSE is the world's leading Trade Fair for industrial Technology organised annualy. All key technologies and core areas of industry – from research and development, industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production technologies and services to energy and mobility technologies – can be found in Hannover. For more information see: http://www.hannovermesse.de/home.
Demo Day of the second batch of graduates of Armenia Startup Academy
The EU-funded Armenia Startup Academy is organising a Demo Day for its second batch of graduates. The event will take place on May 30th, 7–9pm at the American University of Armenia, Manoogian Hall. The graduating startups will pitch in front of interested investors, friends & the startup community. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to meet with the startups in their individual booths. Finally, you can hear more about the Armenia Startup Academy, learn about the impact and the success stories and discover what are our future plans.
Fashion Forum 2018
The first of its kind event - Fashion Forum Yerevan 2018 will be held from June 2-4, 2018. The forum will be an excellent opportunity for Armenian designers to meet global fashion representatives, professionals and influencers who will share their expertise and deliver a number of master classes to the local designers.
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The Armenia Startup Academy, which is an EU-funded initiative implemenetd in the framework of the "Support to SME Developmenr in Armenia" (EU-SMEDA) project, is excited to announce that SmartGateVC led the investment round in Embry, a startup tapping into the future of wearable devices to meet the evolving needs of weight control. Radik Verdyan, advisor to CEO at Citymobil, co-invested in this pre-seed round. Embry is a thin smart insole with built-in scale designed for sustaining healthy weight. It’s a patent-pending technology, which unlike the existing activity trackers and smart insoles in the market, does automated weight tracking and alerts weight gain. Based on accurate activity tracking and analysis of how activities impact weight change, it provides personalized nutrition, physical activity, and healthy habit coaching via a user-friendly application. Embry aims at solving today’s global overweight epidemic as after dieting, 70% of people gain back more weight than they originally had lost. It’s a revolutionary solution for busy people, who need hustle free weight control.
This video showcases the Armenia Startup Academy initiative supported by EU-SMEDA project and implemented by Catalyst foundation. It offers a unique pre-acceleration programme of 12 weeks for selected Armenian tech companies and startups that guides them through the process of customer development using advanced tracking methodologies and instruments to enter and expand in new markets.
Supported by EU-SMEDA, four Armenian Precision Engineering and IIoT companies, namely RAFA Solutions (rafasolutions.com), Bitlis-MEN (www.bitlismen.com), Volterman Inc. (www.volterman.com) and Grovf (www.grovf.com); representatives of the three Free Economic Zones in Armenia namely Alliance FEZ (www.fez.am), Meridian FEZ (www.meridianfez.com) and Meghri FEZ (www.meghrifez.am); Gyumri Technology Center (www.gtc.am) and Vanadzor Technology Center (www.vtc.am), as well as the Union of Precision Engineering Enterprises (www.upee.am) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia had the opportunity to be part of this year's Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s biggest trade fair for engineering.