One of the challenges faced by the biologists' startup

One of the challenges faced by the biologists' startup "Mykoff" is acquiring valuable materials through waste processing. This unique concept led the startup to participate in the AgriTech competition for agricultural startups, where it secured the first-place position. As a result, the startup became a beneficiary of ACBA Federation's "Innovative Agriculture Support" program and joined a one-year business incubation program in collaboration with "Impact Hub Yerevan".

"ACBA Federation granted us the chance to become a member of "Impact Hub Yerevan" for one year, enabling us to access all the lectures and opportunities offered by "Impact Hub Yerevan". Additionally, exclusive lectures are organized for ACBA beneficiaries. We actively participate in diverse workshops and courses covering areas such as marketing, finance, business promotion, idea development, and various other topics that facilitate the refinement and realization of our concept.

Our objective is to develop an environmentally friendly, biodegradable organic fertilizer that poses no harm to soil or water environments, in contrast to chemical fertilizers. We aspire to make a positive contribution to the field of agriculture," stated Liana Vanyan, a member of the scientific team. "Throughout this year, we conducted agricultural experiments both in open fields and greenhouses, focusing on various crops. The difference between the test groups with our fertilizer and those without it was clearly noticeable. What sets our work apart is that we utilized microbes isolated from the territories of Armenia and Artsakh in our experiments. These endemic bacteria represent novel strains that have not been discovered anywhere else in the world," added Satenik Mirzoyan, another member of the scientific team.