Part 2: Meet Three EPIC Startup Teams Eventor, Hooop, and BeTheTeacher!
Digital Platforms for Connecting Event Organizers, Designers, and Teachers
Earlier this spring, the Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center (EPIC) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) welcomed the fourth batch of venture startup teams to the EPIC business incubator program.
In the 12-week program, the enrolled teams will receive support from seasoned entrepreneurs, AUA faculty, and alumni. By making use of EPIC’s numerous resources, the teams will strengthen their business concepts in order to launch their new products and services into the market.
EPIC proudly introduces three of the nine startups that were accepted into the program this spring: Eventor, Hooop, and BeTheTeacher. These ventures are respectively designed to offer digital platforms for connecting event organizers, designers, and teachers.
Reaching out to AUA’s Network of Supporters and Friends
In an effort to support, connect, and advance its startup ventures, EPIC is reaching out to the AUA network. If you know of any potential partners or collaborators with experience in any of these industries that connect customers and vendors, EPIC would welcome hearing from you. Please contact EPIC at [email protected].
A brief profile of each startup is presented below:
Eventor is a platform with a database of service providers that enables quick, effective, and low-cost planning of parties and other events. When planning birthdays for their children, parents can organize the event by simply choosing from trending all-inclusive packages that include venue, catering, cake, decorations, and entertainment.
Hooop is a recruiting and employment platform for digital designers and businesses. Currently, designers search for clients and consulting opportunities while firms and businesses look for outsourcing design specialists for different tasks. Hooop will create a two-sided digital marketplace for designers and businesses that eases the process of finding needed specialists while creating a mutually beneficial market in the creative field.
BeTheTeacher is an online tool for teachers and instructors to support lesson-planning. Currently, teachers spend too much time preparing classroom lessons from scratch. Additionally, quality teaching materials that support the inclusion of all learners are not easily accessible in Armenia and elsewhere. The lesson plan generator will suggest a wide variety of objectives, methods, and activities for teachers to choose from. Teachers will save time, create engaging and fun lessons, be supported with inclusive teaching strategies, and be able to create and sell their content for use by other instructors.
The Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center (EPIC) is a platform for promoting entrepreneurial education, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and startup venture incubation. EPIC provides an ecosystem for the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) emerging entrepreneurs consisting of first-class facilities and collaborative workspace, programs and events, and a network of mentors, advisors and investors. EPIC fosters the understanding and application of entrepreneurship with students and faculty at AUA to craft high-impact multidisciplinary ventures.