Eave on Demand Workshop held for Armenian film producers
From April 12-15, 2018 the EAVE on Demand Producers Workshop was held in Yerevan. The workshop was aimed at the selected Armenian producers of feature films who during the intensive training had a chance to enhance their know-how on contemporary methods and techniques applied in Europe, UK and Israel in feature film production starting from the basic planning, selection of topics, and script writing to acquiring funds, and forming strong film producers' unions. A number of master classes were held for a broader audience interested in film production with the renowned EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs www.eave.org) experts who revealed the key elements to the successful script writing and film production strategies and applying for co-production, including international co-production. Roughly 100 persons participated in these public lectures.
Additionally, a panel discussion was held with Armenian film industry policy makers, including the RA Deputy Minister of Culture and a member of the National Assembly to discuss national strategies for the development of the film industry. Examples of countries that have undergone a similar development process were presented by EAVE experts with cases from Luxemburg, Israel, Croatia, and Italy.
The sessions had been facilitated by five EAVE film experts, namely Linda Beath, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Clare Downs and Katriel Schory.
The workshop was concluded by a networking event and diploma awarding ceremony to the core participants of the workshop at the famous Armenian film maker Sergey Parajanov's museum.
This workshop was initiated by the Independent Filmmakers' Club of Armenia (IFCA) and supported by EU-SMEDA as part of its commitment to develop the Creative and Cultural Industries of Armenia.
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.