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: CookMenu

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.

CookMenu is a web platform and mobile app designed to help out users in search of a recipe. The startup, still in testing mode, suggests recipes according to the amount of money and time the user has available, the contents of their fridge, nutritional preferences or contraindications.

CookMenu was founded by Armenuhi Abramyan, Narine Manukyan, Garik Hakobyan, and Arakel Mkrtchyan.

They have told that the project’s target audience includes housewives, students, cooks and all people who love to cook.

Image by: Armenian Startup Academy

The main advantage of CookMenu is that the user indicates their preferences once on the platform and receives recipe suggestions according to the data he entered.

The startup team says that the knowledge and experience they have gained at Armenia Startup Academy has helped them develop the business side of their project.

CookMenu will launch mobile and web versions, add recipes and languages within a year.

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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