Guri Koiava

Guri is a a passionate entrepreneur, startup mentor, and public speaker with a strong desire to make a positive impact on the startup community. With years of experience in the corporate industry and a background in organizational development and management in the non-profit, government, and private sectors, He has developed an end-to-end understanding of the inner workings of a successful organization.

Currently, he is the co-director/co-founder of Founder Institute – Georgia Chapter, Startup Büro and Axel. In late 2022, he was also honored to be elected as a Board Member of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN). So far, he has carried out 39 distinctive programs, co-organized over 200 startup events, and engaged 60,000 citizens and residents of Georgia.

Prior to his current role, he was part of the Georgian National Tourism Administration, where he played a part in increasing the influx of international visitors to Georgia by 21% and organizing music festivals in Anaklia and Poti, including KaZantip Republic, Georgian Electronic Music Festival, and Swing Festival.

He is dedicated to helping people realize their dreams through the startup process and take great joy in startup community building, angel investing, and seeing the direct impact of his actions. He is always looking for new opportunities to grow and learn and is excited to connect with other professionals on LinkedIn.

Some other passions of him include: hiking, dj~ing, business networking and giving back.