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StartupGrind Yerevan Hosts Startup Wise Guys

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StartupGrind Yerevan is happy to announce our first event of 2019!

Join us on Jan 30 for a fireside chat with Cristobal Alonso and German Coppola from Startup Wise Guys.

Startup Wise Guys is the leading B2B startup accelerator in Europe that helps founders to build great international tech companies. Since its birth in 2012, Startup Wise Guys have invested in more than 100 early-stage startups with founders from more than 35 countries.

How to grow from a garage gang to a large international team? How to prepare for fundraising, not to destroy cap table early on and what are investors looking for in early-stage startups? What’s hot and happening in Central Eastern Europe and beyond? And of course how to get into an accelerator and what to expect from it?

Please register in advance, as we have limited seats and this event is likely to sell out quickly.

Will you have questions, drop us a note.

Looking forward to seeing you at the event!

StartupGrind Yerevan Team

6:30 PM: Networking and Food
7:15 PM: Fireside Chat
8:30 PM: Networking


Cristobal Alonso - Startup Wise Guys (Global CEO)
Cristobal is the Global CEO aka El Patron of Startup Wise Guys – Europe’s leading B2B accelerator and one of the most active early stage investment companies in the Nordics & Baltics. Cristobal’s unique background combines extensive CXO experience in different mobile operators in Europe with advisory and CEO roles in multiple startups.

German Coppola - Mentor @ Startup Wise Guys (Founder @ Yumiwi,)
German Coppola is the Founder and CEO of Yumiwi, an event marketing and engagement platform for the live event industry. German has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and company building and helps fast-growing startups from Startup Wise Guys accelerator in areas like entrepreneurial mindset, market, and customer validation, segmentation, and targeting.

Hosted By
Narine Kotikyan, Chapter Director
Yerevan Director

Mari Barseghyan, Yerevan Co-director
Yerevan Co-director


Global Partner
Google for Startups (
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.

ISTC (Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center) (
The main goal of the Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center is to develop and strengthen the educational capabilities of Armenian higher educational institutions in IT/High-Tech, to enhance their research potential in educational context, as well as creating a favorable environment for formation of sustainable businesses.

Tushpa Wines (

Granatus Ventures (
Granatus Ventures is the first venture capital firm to provide investment, expertise and networks to startups worldwide that leverage Armenia's potential as an emerging technology hub. Granatus engages in the early stages of product development and company formation, where it can help most effectively accelerate growth. The company works closely with the founding teams to develop and execute strategies, while providing access to key players, markets and capital through our strong networks.


Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (