In March, Google announced the $5 million Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund. Operated by Huge Thing, the Ukraine Support Fund backs Ukrainian-founded tech companies so they can continue to strengthen their community and build a foundation for post-war economic recovery. Throughout 2022, recipient startups receive up to $100,000 of equity-free financial investment, as well as Google Cloud credits and hands-on Google product and technical support.
Google for Startups announced our first batch of 17 recipients in May. Now, the team selected 16 more startups to join the Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund:
- AcademyOcean – Helps businesses automate training for employees, customers, and partners.
- Agrolabs – Uses data to help farmers avoid crop failure, increase yield and save time.
- Awesomic – Matches design tasks with professional designers within 24 hours.
- Cardiolyse – Remotely monitors heart health using AI to provide personalized reports, detection and a data-based prognosis.
- Choizy – A video-based career guidance app for students and people looking to make a career change.
- ComeBack Mobility – Aids in recovery and rehabilitation for crutch-users following lower limb injuries.
- EducateMe – An all-in-one platform for real-time remote teaching and building courses within minutes.
- Esper Bionics – Builds human enhancement devices, such as a self-learning prosthetic hand.
- GIOS – A tutoring marketplace for math students and teachers.
- Liki24 – Makes pharmaceutical products more affordable and accessible for customers, pharmacies, producers and insurers.
- Masthead Data – Digital tool to help catch and correct data errors in real time.
- Plai – Helps teams deliver better results through performance management.
- Precoro – Empowers businesses by connecting requesters, approvers, procurement managers and accounting in one manageable space.
- Promin Aerospace – Democratizing space by building self-burning rockets to deliver payloads into orbit faster than anyone else.
- Twiso – A collaboration hub that makes meeting recordings discoverable, searchable and accessible to the whole team.
- Zeely – Drives more revenue for small businesses with easy-to-use marketing tools.
The thousands of applications we’ve received reflect both the high caliber of Ukrainian startups and the community’s strong entrepreneurial spirit.
Ukraine-based startups can still apply for the Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund until September 20. Later in the year, we will announce the final cohort of recipients.
You can support our team and donate to TechUkraine here.
Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
There are several other organizations to support:
- MacPaw Development Fund
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.