Haig Kayserian


Australia-based angel investor, founder of KAYWEB and KAYWEB Angels

Raffi Krikorian

U.S. Democratic National Committee

Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Democratic National Committee

Artashes Vardanyan

Microsoft Innovation Center

Director of Microsoft Innovation Center

David Yang


Founder of ABBYY company, creator of Lingvo digital dictionary


Virtual and Augmented reality


Western Armenian teaching app


Combination of taxi and carpooling


Talk to strangers and get answers to important questions


City events guide

Movie Trip

Information on places featured in famous films


Imagination-stirring 3D puzzle game


Puzzle game with arcade elements

Armenia Startup Academy graduates: WineNet

American University of Armenia held a demo day for the second batch of Armenia Startup Academy accelerator on May 30, which included 12 startups.

Itel.am tells about the second batch of Armenia Startup Academy graduates in these series.

WineNet is a mobile app and web platform that provides comprehensive data on the wines present in the Armenian market (not only Armenian wines), wine events, tours and routes, wine houses and bars. You can also book tickets and tables, read and make reviews via the app.

Wine expert Nairi Grigoryan was the one to come up with the idea. Co-founders are Margarit Isoyan (web developer), Vahe Vardumyan (web developer) and Varser Zakaryan (marketing specialist).

According to the WineNet team, their platform stands out by its multifunctionality, as it allows the users to scan the wine and get the data on it, make a review, and at the same time, order the said wine.

The team plans to launch the website and app for the startup in late June.

WineNet has a tip to share with future applicants of Armenia Startup Academy:

“Perhaps, it won’t be so damaging for you, but missing even a few lessons will really slow down your progress. The academy developed a fantastic study and practice program, so take it and remember that each lesson is important.”

Armenia Startup Academy is initiated by Catalyst Foundation and implemented in the framework of the EU4Business Support to SME Development (SMEDA) Project, which is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ’s Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. SMEDA is part of the EU4Business and EU4Innovation initiatives of the European Union.

Narine Daneghyan

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