Accelerator #5 vol. 2 - Tech Skills for Women and Kidz

 The core mission of Accelerator #5 (ACC#5) was to empower women and young girls and boys living in Armenia to make the first steps in the tech world by delivering tech and business training, as well as helping them to come up with their own startup projects. 

The program was tailored to the needs of kids (girls and boys)* and women, who have little or no field knowledge.

*We’re excited to announce, that the 2nd volume of ACC #5 Kidz was designed for both boys and girls.

Accelerator #5 (ACC #5) vol.2 is implemented by UNDP Armenia’s ImpactAIM Accelerator in cooperation with Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC Foundation), Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF), Armenian-Indian Center for Excellence in ICT (AITC), Armenia National SDG Innovation Lab and UNICEF Armenia.

Program

Why?
The accelerator program addressed the SDG 5, which calls for gender equality and empowerment of all women and kids, since there's an immense opportunity to make an impact worldwide via knowledge gained and personalized by kids and women. The benefits participants graduated with profound skills needed for the creation of their own startup or become part of an existing one. The best startup projects entered ImpactAIM Accelerator Program, where through a specially designed curriculum and mentorship, they were able to develop their business projects further. the progressed students were granted the opportunity to become a Trainer. A tailored program were provided for selected participants to become Assistant of the Trainers of the next batch. The program was fully free of charge. Transportation costs were partially covered by the program
Who?
Sector: Open Geography: Yerevan and the regions of Armenia Target group: Women, kids (girls and boys)
When and Where?
The open call for applications kicked off on Feb 11, 2020, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Accelerator lasted 20 weeks and the training/workshops took place 2-3 times a week. ACC#5 Kidz took place in 2 locations - Yerevan (Armenian-Indian Center for Excellence in ICT) and Sisian (Sisian Adult Education Center) ACC #5 (15+) took place only in Yerevan (ISTC Foundation)

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