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Shirvan Wines Looking to Increase Tourism in Azerbaijan

SHAMAKHI, AZERBAIJAN –  Shirvan Wines, a startup that is developing a unique organic wine to jumpstart tourism, captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in Azerbaijan.

Its founder, Anar Bakhishov, advances to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 184 countries.

“For the first time in Azerbaijan, there are plans to annually produce 1.4 million liters of wine (1.866 million bottles) at a plant specializing in the production of organic wine by using advanced technologies at all stages – from planting grape seedlings to supplying the consumer with ready-made wine.”said Bakhishov.

 Shirvan Wines also aims to contribute to the development of wine tourism in Azerbaijan. The vineyard features a wine museum, production complex, restaurant, terrace and guest house.

More than 102,000 contestants from 184 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from idea stage to growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Misk Global Forum ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2019.

EWC is an initiative led by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Misk Global Forum with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the Global Educational and Leadership Foundation and GSVlabs.

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