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Mentors for the winning startups of the Innovation Matching Grants (IMG) and Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (STEP) grants.

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The “Support to SME development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project – co-funded through the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and implemented by GIZ’s Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme in cooperation with Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) is announcing a call for successful entrepreneurs, business executives, business consultants, angel investors to act as mentors for the winning startups of the Innovation Matching Grants (IMG) and Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (STEP) grants.


Business Development Support for innovative technology oriented Start-ups

The EU4Business "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (SMEDA) project, which is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ’s Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme, in cooperation with Enterprise Incubator Foundation announces “Innovation Matching Grants – Business Development Support for innovative technology Start-ups” grant competition.

GYUMRI TECHNOLOGY CENTER

The Gyumri Technology Center (GTC) has been established by the Enterprise Incubator  Foundation, the RA Government and the World Bank. The goals of the Center include development of technical and business skills, promotion of technological entrepreneurship, commercialization of innovative research undertakings, creation of new technology companies, attracting of foreign investment and others. 

 

The mission of the Center is to turn Gyumri into a regional and international center of information and high technologies through creating an enabling environment of opportunities and services that would promote job creation, will support talented youth and provide incentives for innovative business ideas and companies ultimately contributing to the sustainable growth of the region.

 

Entrepreneurship Promotion

 

The Center provides support to the established and startup businesses in the region through the following services:

  • High quality office space with all required services and utilities for to the established and startup ICT businesses. In addition, the Center offers a wide range of assistance, cooperation and consultancy services ensuring a safe, stable and interconnected business environment.
  • Needs assessment and identification of opportunities for regional businesses and consultancy on business, management and marketing, technologies and other areas. 
  • Involvement of leading international technological companies with GTC and promotion of their activities
  • Business idea contests, including:
  1. Creation of enterprises based on wining ideas and idea based teams or individuals.
  2. Consultancy and mentoring services to established and startup businesses and winners.

Educational  Programs

 

One of the important activities of the Center is capacity building and provision of diverse training programs including workshops and courses in the following directions:

  • Cooperation with local and international training institutions to implement exchange programs, organizing ICT and other technological forums;
  • Organizing courses targeting the development of skills and knowledge among regional youth in the following areas-IT, clean technologies, engineering, telecommunication, mobile technologies, multimedia and others;
  • Courses tailored to the needs and development priorities of the regional businesses.

GTC-based Labs

  • Multimedia
  • Engineering (Mechanics, Electronics and Telecommunications)
  • Clean Technologies․

For more information please visit www.gtc.am



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