Winners of Startup Boost Weekend Vol.4 announced
The fourth Startup Boost Weekend has taken place uniting around 130 students from universities and this time also from the UWC Dilijan school.
After 54 hours of learning, practicing, sharing and presentation sessions between Feb. 22-24, 2019, with experienced mentors and successful entrepreneurs, 3 winning teams composed of university students were announced by the jury.
1st place - ARD Music
Smart music composer that helps young vloggers and gamers to solve the issue of finding music by generating personalized soundtracks based on their daily activities.
2nd place - Hush
A completely anonymous purchase and delivery system for sensitive products using pre-existing frameworks and smart contracts.
3rd place - Yuu
Vityuu is a Virtual Reality application that helps people with phobias to overcome their psychological problems through gaming and therapy.
The ''Startup Boost Weekend'' is an event for the startup community aiming at boosting entrepreneurship skills among the university students. It has been organised by Catalyst Foundation in partnership with Armenian universities, Rostelecom Armenia and supported by EU-SMEDA project for the fourth time already.
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