Alliance of Democracies Foundation announced the Virtual Launch Event & Call for Applications on October 14.
For the past two years, the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, through its Democracy Tech Fellowship programme, has equipped entrepreneurs with tech solutions to democracies’ problems with the know-how of starting and scaling democratically driven ventures. Our fellows have been selected from Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, which all live in the menacing shadow of Russia.
With Russia’s ongoing illegal war in Ukraine, the battle between democracies and autocracies is heightened. Technology is at the forefront of this competition with Russian disinformation and hybrid warfare. In that light, we will dedicate our next cycle of the Democracy Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship to innovating and scaling tech solutions to help Ukraine win and rebuild back.
To launch our call for applications to the 2023 Democracy Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship, we are organizing an online launch event on October 14, 2022 from 15:00 – 16.00 (CET), where we will promote tech solutions that have protected Ukraine’s digital sovereignty during the war. But more can and should be done. Democracy tech solutions are still needed to help Ukraine win and rebuild back. What tech solutions are still crucial to this end and where should the freedom loving hackers refocus their energies?
- Oleksandr Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Ukraine
- Valentine Hrytsenko, Chief Marketing Officer at Ajax Systems
- Nataly Veremeeva, Director at Tech Ukraine
- Nikita Lukianets, Founder at Open Ethics
- Tamara Tachynska, Chief Executive Officer at Qela App
Moderation: Jonas Parello-Plesner, Executive Director, Alliance of Democracies Foundation
- 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.
- MacPaw Development Fund
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.