“Made With Bravery” At Web Summit: Global Premiere Of The Documentary About Ukrainian Tech During Wartime

The global premiere of the documentary about Ukrainian tech during wartime “Made With Bravery” took place at Web Summit within the Ukrainian Pavilion.

  • From coffee shops to bomb shelters. From work-life balance to work-war balance. “Made with Bravery: the Story of Ukrainian Startup Resilience” profiles how Ukraine’s startup ecosystem has reacted and adapted to life amidst over 200 days of full-scale Russian invasion, and how the lessons learned from war will help Ukraine scale to new heights in the world of innovation and technology.
  • Canadians Dan Herman and Chase Kaiser, content producers from Toronto, visited Kyiv and Lviv in September 2022 and filmed the movie. During four days the team interviewed several representatives of the tech ecosystem, including Ukrainian Startup Fund (Pavlo Kartashov), UNIT.City (Kiril Bondar), MacPaw (Julia Petryk ), PetCube (Yaroslav Azhnyuk), Respeecher (Alex Serdyuk), ADAM Bioprinting (Mykhailo Pluzhnik-Gladyr), Ministry of Digital Transformation (Alex Bornyakov), TechUkraine (Iryna Supruniuk) and others.
  • Dan Herman, producer of the movie, the former Executive Director of Innovation Policy for the Government of Canada and an advisor to governments around the world on innovation policy: “At the start of the war I really wanted to help and while donating money was easy, it didn’t feel like a truly meaningful way to help in the long-term. Winning the war is only half the battle and Ukraine will need to the world to remain engaged as it rebuilds. I decided I wanted to contribute to that long-term aspect, however I could. As it happens, I met two officials from the Ukrainian Startup Fund at the Collision conference in June 2022 and I mentioned that perhaps we could film a short film about the country’s startup ecosystem as a way to show the world Ukraine’s potential.”

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