WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

Armenian Startup Academy


Armenia Startup Academy is focusing on building game-changing entrepreneurship and startup education programs which will armor capable teams with knowledge and skills for building products that customers love. We are helping startups in gaining access to:
- cutting edge customer development tracking knowledge and instruments,
- startup curriculum designed from investment readiness perspective,
- advanced mentors, advisers, instructors and entrepreneurial assistants.
The program is designed to guide tech companies/teams through the process of customer development using advanced tracking methodologies and instruments. This includes active and continuous process of hypotheses verification in the market
It aims to develop the Armenian startup ecosystem by utilizing necessary knowledge and experience, and create an environment where global level technology startups will be born. It will help startups to create products that are really needed and for which people are willing to pay.

Project website


Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2019
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

  • Armenia



Start date


End date

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Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Women
  • Remote and rural communities


We intend to break the obstacles for Armenian tech companies for penetrating the market through a partnership with leading funding, acceleration and advisory institutions in the Europe, United States, Middle East and Africa.

WSIS values promotion

By promoting the development of startups in Armenia .

Entity name

Catalyst Hi-Tech and Entrepreneurship Development Foundation

Entity country—type

Armenia Civil Society

Entity website


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