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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...
The Ukrainian stand at BIOFACH 2019
From 13-16 February 2019, Ukrainian exporters working in the berry sector took part in Biofach 2019 – a leading organic trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, attended by over 15,000 visitors and 1,200 exhibitors – making over 200 business contacts with export potential. They took part with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA), as part of the...
The Ukrainian delegation at Fruit Logistica 2019
Seven Ukrainian berry producers took part in the international FRUIT LOGISTICA 2019 exhibition in Germany from 6-8 February, with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC), in the framework of the 'Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade' project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative. FRUIT LOGISTICA is one of the largest European fresh market exhibitions with 3,200 exhibitors...
Western Georgia Business Forum for SMEs
The Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) recently hosted a Western Georgia Business Forum for SMEs at its renovated regional office in Kutaisi, which also houses the local DCFTA Information Centre. Up to 200 SMEs from western regions of Georgia attended the forum , which was organised with the support of the 'SME Development and DCFTA in Georgia' project, funded by the European Union...
Beekeeping in Georgia was among the issues discussed
Sectoral meetings were held last week at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia on beekeeping and fruit growing and market gardening, in the framework of the EU4Business project 'Georgia on European Way: Creation of Effective Model for DCFTA and SME Strategy Implementation'. The first section of the meeting was dedicated to challenges in the beekeeping sector. During...
The launch event in Minsk on 31 January
Improving the business environment and strengthening entrepreneurship in Belarus are the main goals of two advisory programmes on private sector development, launched jointly by the European Union and the World Bank Group on 31 January. “We aim to achieve concrete benefits for Belarusian enterprises by promoting sector competitiveness reinforcement initiatives, and by ensuring capacity building...
Meeting with Chilean berry producers
Representatives from four Ukrainian berry producers have returned from a week-long study tour to Chile organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) together with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) as part of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project, funded by the European Union . The main objective of the study tour, from 14-19 January, was to strengthen export competitiveness and...
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...