Each day of the training will cover a separate topic, such as Idea Generation, Business Model Development, Investor Pitching, Marketing of Startup Ideas, etc. This will give the participants an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and acquire practical skills on generating innovative ideas, as well as on the essential stages of implementation with the use of technologies.
The Acceleration Training will be conducted by Emin Okutan, alongside with his Armenian colleague NarineKotikyan. The training will be facilitated by the representatives of the Evreka (Turkey) team, a participant of the first stage of the “Technology Goes Beyond Borders” Project.
The “Technology Goes Beyond Borders: Yerevan-Ankara” acceleration project build up on the the first “Technology Goes Beyond borders” (February-May, 2015) Project that brought together 6 startup teams from Armenia and Turkey to participate in an Acceleration Training at Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC). The Project was co-funded by the US Embassy in Armenia and the European Union.
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.