Georgian Hospitality Brand Going Global? Valeri Chekheria speaks at Startup Grind on April 23


Builder of successful Georgian brand hotel chains, CEO of Adjara Group Hospitality, Valeri Chekheria speaks at Startup Grind Tbilisi event on April 16, 2019.

Not once Valeri has made headlines in international business media (Forbes, The Financial, Emerging Europe, others), where he is named as “Forward-thinking Georgian entrepreneur”.

There is quite a time since Rooms Hotels, Stamba and Fabrika have turned into landmarks and the most favorite places for local and international tourism. Valeri’s ambitious plans include expansion of hotel chains in Georgia, also getting Georgian brand on Global Hospitality Industry map, with first step to open the Rooms Hotel in New York.

Definitely, Valeri has lot to share with Georgian startup community. He has gained over 10 years of managerial experience in various local and International organizations including Parliament of Georgia, Ministry of Finance of Georgia, Ministry of Economy of Georgia, Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Goldman Sachs, and Adjara Group Hospitality.

Join us on fireside chat with Valeri Chekheria to reveal secrets of his success. Don’t miss to get inspired with his amazing story and stay tuned with Georgian startup community!

April 25th @ Fabrika, Tamar Menteshashvili Startup Grind Speaker

Tamar Menteshashvili is a PhD candidate at Shanghai Jiao Tong University with main focus on Blockchain technology and Fintech industry.

She started researching Distributed Technologies in 2014 and since has been an active member of the Blockchain and Crypto industry. She obtained the University of Edinburgh LLM degree in Banking Law and Finance and Free University of Tbilisi bachelor degree in Law. She has been advising number of governmental institutions, including the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan and the National Agency of Public Registry in Georgia, on implementation of Blockchain technology in public services (mainly business and property registration, notary services).

After moving to Asia Tamar founded Blockchain Hub in Shanghai, which is bringing together students, scholars and practitioners in Blockchain and innovation sectors. She is author of publications in academia and media, including Forbes, Ibtimes and Yahoo Finance. In 2018 she was named among 200 Thought Leaders in Crypto and Blockchain Industry.

In 2017 along with her 2 Chinese partners, Tamar founded project EXPREAD ( ), which is an infrastructural solution for operating exchanges on a global scale with common order book and liquidity pool. The project is already supporting the exchanges in their operations and has received VC seed round funding for further development of the product.

Tamar is also very passionate about the education sector. With her colleagues from Georgia, Pakistan and Senegal, she founded organisation Global Education Union with an aim to support young generations in developing countries in receiving education.

She is a member of Global Shapers Community under the World Economic Forum and Asia Operations Manager at

She visits Georgia to participate in Spotcoin’s ( ) Black Sea Blockchain Summit.