Climate Tech Hackathon

30 Jun 2018 - 01 Jul 2018

The 24-hour event is about creating solutions to forestry and agriculture challenges

Blockchain Hackathon: Securing the integrity of elections

23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
Hero House

The teams will have 30 hours to develop an oracle for Ethereum based smart contracts that can help improve the integrity of elections

Raffi Krikorian

U.S. Democratic National Committee

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

Al Eisaian


Armenian-American entrepreneur, founder of IntelinAir

Marina Mkhitaryan

Kolba Lab

UNDP/Kolba Innovations Lab Lead

Alexis Ohanian


American entrepreneur, investor, co-founder of the social news site Reddit


Smart photo editor

Noble Run

Avoid the obstacles and survive as long as you can!


Reserve tables beforehand at cafés and restaurants

Eye Care Plus

Check and practice to improve eyesight


Online food shopping

Be Armenian

Armenian-themed backgrounds and greeting cards in Armenian


Interactive desk to draw and chat

Melon Splash

Match-3 Pet Saving Adventure

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. 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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