On September 17 Public Journalism Club (PJC) will conduct a special Pitch Training for the 10 ICT representatives from Armenia who have been selected by PJC to participate in the StartupIstanbul Regional Forum to take place in Istanbul on 6-10 October, 2016.
The Training, conducted by Narek Manaseryan, co-founder of Start-up Support Foundation, is designed to help the participants get ready for StartupIstanbul by perfecting their startup pitches and guiding the participants on delivering their pitch decks in the most creative and interactive way possible. The Training will reflect on examples of powerful elevator pitch, as well as one-on-one meetings will be run with the startups to further improve their performance.
At the end of the Training the participants will pitch to a panel of startup experts to receive additional critical feedback and recommendations. The Panel members are Narek Manaseryan (start-up Support Foundation), Pavel Snkhchyan (HelpSystems Armenia), Ashot Arzumanyan (Granatus Ventures) and Valeria Arzangulyan (Granatus Ventures).
The selected startups from Armenia to participate in StartupIstanbul represent various sectors, such as game development, home automation and smart home systems, cloud data security, etc.
Supported by Public Journalism Club and TEPAV Foundation, the representatives of these startups, together with more than 500 startups, 4000 attendees and 50 speakers from other countries, will get the chance to take part in all the stages of the Forum and network with 500 investors, venture capitalists and business angels. The Armenia-based startups will also have separate booths during the Forum, showcasing not only their startup products, but also the ICT ecosystem of Armenia.
Duygu Bostancı, currently based at Institute of Contemporary Art - Yerevan (ICA) and conducting a research on folk dances in Armenia and Turkey, and Anna Kamay, the Artists in Residency Programme Coordinator at ICA, shared their experiences about the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme as well as suggestions for the future fellows and host organisations.