ArmInfo. According to the results of the six-day tent business forum Sevan Startup Summit 2017 the owner of the main cash prize of $ 8 thousand was the start-up ANIX.
According to the National Center for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises press service, ANIX acts as a virtual assistant in a networked environment that automates customer service, and is also a virtual avatar for attendants using voice and text communication facilities.
According to the source, prize fund this year was $ 50 thousand, and the volume of attracted investments reached $ 200 thousand. A special prize of $ 5 thousand was given to the start-up Triple, $ 3 thousand was awarded to the start-up Lenz, and the test-shops Augment-Ar, Chesifay , Trimaran hotel, Match-up, Play and do received $ 2.5 thousand each, $ 2,000 $ Saber Mantis, $ 1 thousand for two start-ups and $ 500 for two more.
At the same time, within the framework of the summit, incentive prizes were provided. In particular, some of the participants will receive consulting services, for certain start-ups, experienced companies will conduct marketing audit. Among the participants there were also such start-ups, for which the partners of the summit expressed their readiness to assist in creating the site and conducting special lectures.
The forum was attended by a well-known Russian presenter, orator Dmitry Chumak, who taught young start-ups how correctly andMore influential to represent your business idea in terms of attracting investment. Financial and technical assistance to the Forum GIZ provided within SMEDA program funded by EU.
"Anyone who has presented his ideas at the summit can achieve great success. They need help in this matter, and National Center for SME Development will always support young entrepreneurs, as before, "said Levon Mnatsakanyan, co-organizer of the summit and executive director of the National Center for SME Development. According to him, this year the number of participants has tripled, and this indicates that the event is in demand and will become traditional.
As part of the entertainment program, well-known Armenian TV hostess, actress Nazeli Hovhannisyan, and Sofia Mkheyan, guests of the forum heard several incendiary hits. And the culmination of the summit was several dance programs, which provided a professional DJ. To recall, Sevan StartUp Summit business forum this year was held from 24 to 30 July, and aims to create new ways of cooperation for start-ups, and exchange of experience. More than 1000 participants took part in the forum, including 100 startups and development teams, investors, venture companies and mentors. As in the past year, the forum was held in the format of a tent camp on the shores of Lake Sevan. Within six days for the participants were organized various competitions, presentations and entertainment events. A distinctive event this year were the Campfire Pitch sessions, in which more than 20 investors held discussions with the development teams.