Open Source Entrepreneurship: Building an ecosystem of women-led green startups
* Quality Assured Data from SGP’s Annual Monitoring Process as of June 30, 2021.
Open Source Entrepreneurship: Building an ecosystem of women-led green startups
The proposed project suggests engagement of community-based women leaders as the main actor in an innovative approach of contributing to inclusive and sustainable economy in Armenia through joint entrepreneurship and open source approaches in line with sustainable development principles.
The overall objective of the project echoes the priorities identified by this call for proposal. The project will strive at empowering a new generation of female entrepreneurs in producing long-lasting positive social and environmental impact. In order to achieve the objective, the project will use a combination of research, capacity-building tools and open source business model deployment and will ultimately target at building a conducive ecosystem for inclusive, environmentally friendly ventures.
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Project Snapshot

SME Cooperation Association NGO
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 150,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 26,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 26,100.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
All the selected projects should be financially viable (at least from the perspectives of operational expenses), which ensures the sustainability of those ventures, besides the Association will provide continues support and business coaching by multiplying the chances of business success. The Association will continue the practice beyond the lifespan of the project, extending the model to other communities of Armenia. The strategy is in line with the mission and priorities of SME Association and will be replicated further. In addition, worth to mention, that the Association already has some preliminary arrangements with Environmental Projects implementation unit, UNDP Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Program, UMCOR Armenia and other organizations on the exchange of similar experience and replication of the project.
Gender Focus
As part of this project, the Association will target at women breaking the conventional belief that women do not make successful entrepreneurs, and supporting women to overcome the glass ceiling by providing an easy access to traditionally inaccessible consulting and financial resources and ultimately by posting such access online. At least three pilot projects are envisaged to be implemented by women entrepreneurs through the course of the project. Additionally, the opportunity will be made accessible to a wider group by online and offline engagement and dissemination of open source business models.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Tigran Gasparyan
Phone: +37491 727216


49/3 Komitas ave., room 703
Yerevan , Yerevan , 0051

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