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On 15 March, the EU Delegation to Armenia organised a site visit in Yerevan to get acquainted with the innovative companies and start-ups, which have received technical and financial support in the framework of the European Union's ‘Support to SME Development in Armenia’ (EU-SMEDA) project. The visit was attended by the EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski and a group of journalists. During...
Four Armenian companies participated in BioFach 2019
Companies from Armenia have secured trade deals for dried and canned fruits, jams, juices, and herbs at BioFach 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for organic products, in Nuremberg, Germany. Four Armenian companies took part in the trade fair, between 14 and 16 February, thanks to the support of the International Trade Centre ‘Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union under its...
The winners of the Start-up Boost Weekend
The fourth Start-up Boost Weekend took place in the Armenian capital Yerevan this weekend, bringing together around 130 students from universities, and this time also from the UWC Dilijan school, with the support of the EU-SMEDA project. After 54 hours of learning, practicing, sharing and presentation sessions between February 22 and 24, with experienced mentors and successful entrepreneurs,...
13 Armenian start-ups took part in the HyeTech Entrepreneur Immersion Programme 2019
February gave a great opportunity to Armenian start-ups to leave their comfort zones and travel to the tech center California for an intensive 10-day programme aimed at helping them get acquainted with the most useful innovations, as well as tech culture and tendencies in Silicon Valley. In total, 13 Armenian start-ups participated in the HyeTech Entrepreneur Immersion Programme 2019 (HyeTech EIP...
Software product management course
Young people in the Shirak marz of Armenia are invited to apply for a free three-month course on software product management, offered as part of the 'Boosting Technological Development in Shirak Marz' project – an EU-funded initiative implemented under the EU4Business initiative by the Microsoft Innovation Centre. The deadline for applications is 17 February. The course starts on 4 March...
Training with visiting BMO consultant Karen Konopka
The new year started for the EU-SMEDA project with an activity aimed at strengthening the capacities of BMOs (Business Membership Organisations). The visiting BMO consultant Karen Konopka met with a dozen of active BMOs to provide guidance and to share her hands-on expertise that aimed to improve their efficiency in performance, in particular in becoming more independent and sustainable as...
Armenia Start-up Academy Demo Day
The Demo Day of the third batch of graduating start-ups of the EU-funded Armenia Start-up Academy was successfully held on January 19, 2019. During the Demo Day, the founders of 12 start-ups that had been enrolled in the third cycle of the 12-week pre-acceleration programme of the Armenia Start-up Academy introduced themselves and their products and solutions to the interested public, shared what...
EFSE's Armenian partner Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided a local currency loan equivalent to US$10 million to Armenian partner ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK to expand access to financing for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) – contributing to a key priority of the EU4Business initiative. The investment will allow over 3,000 new loans to be issued to Armenian entrepreneurs in their own local...
EU Commissioner Hahn at the Business Forum with the EU4Business Secretariat’s team
The European Union has issued a strong message of support for economic growth and jobs in its Eastern Partner countries, during two high-level Eastern Partnership (EaP) events held in Vienna on 6 and 7 December. “ It’s our aim to export stability, prosperity and consequently resilience in the area of the economy, society but also policy,” Commissioner for EU Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement,...
Participants in the STAREP workshop in Vienna
A two-day workshop in Vienna on November 28-29 has brought together participants from three regional programmes – STAREP, EU-REPARIS, and PULSAR – which support enhanced financial reporting practices in the private and public sectors in the EU-Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans. STAREP is an EU4Business programme on Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern...