Business Club for Fashion & Design - a new platform for Armenian designers
The Business Club for Fashion and Design has become a reality thanks to the efforts of a group of young Armenian designers from the Fashion and Design Chamber jointly with the Business Club for Impact, supported by EU4Business Support to SME Development in Armenia SMEDA project. The club will serve as a platform for the development of the fashion and design cluster trough the introduction of new opportunities and tools, enhancement of capacities of the target groups who are fashion designers, startups and operating entrepreneurs from the sector as well as young individuals willing to enter and develop within the fashion and design segments. A set of activities has been planned and will be implemented in the course of this one-year project. The activities include (i) 8 PPD roundtables in cooperation with textile producers, online sales, importing and exporting regulations, etc.; (ii) the publication of an Online fashion and design magazine to promote Armenian designers locally and internationally; (iii) the development of a Fashion and Design Sector Development Strategy; (iv) Capacity development initiatives for the members of the club including trainings on the use of different social media for fashion designers, an English language course specially tailored for fashion industry representatives, fashion business management training, fashion collection development from A to Z, etc.; (v) and a two-day Fashion Forum in Yerevan with master classes held by international experts.
At the launching event, where around 120 representatives of the sector gathered on February 24 2018, the organisers have announced the various upcoming capacity building trainings, for which the interested designers and individuals should become a club member. Online registration is possible through the following link: www.facebook.com/fashiondesignchamber/
As of February 26, 2018 one of the capacity development trainings is taking place: an inspiring and intensive training on Trend Forecasting with trend consultant Gwyneth Holland. The 25 participating fashion designers are introduced to current trends in fashion and beyond, are refining their abilities to foresee, plan and develop own trends and changing styles to create products that meet the needs of the markets and consumers.
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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.