Deutsche Welle: Web Summit breaks all records again

The First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska came to Web Summit to personally ask for support for Ukraine. The First Lady said Russia would use modern technology to spread terror.

  • The country is represented at the Web Summit with national Pavilion for the second time, despite the war with a larger delegation. There are around 5,000 tech companies in the country and around 300,000 people are employed in the IT sector.
  • Den Smyrnov, Sigma Software Group: “We want to show the world that the tech industry in Ukraine is alive and growing. Despite the war and despite all the terror.”
  • Alexander Sobolenko, Kyiv-based Releaf Paper, makes paper from leaves: “We are here to find partners and also to introduce our technology in other countries, maybe even in Germany.”

Read more via Deutsche Welle 

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