TechCrunch Disrupt 2022: Ukrainian Tech Delegation In The USA
Before the start
Ukrainian tech delegation represents Ukraine’s dynamic tech industry at one of the world’s largest startup events – bringing together more than 10,000 industry professionals from 125 countries.
Before the start of TechCrunch, the Ukrainian group had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken:
Met a terrific group of Ukrainian startup founders visiting the Bay Area on a trip co-organized by USAID. Ukraine has our full support as it defends its territory and rebuilds its economy – these passionate, talented entrepreneurs are a big piece of that effort.
For three days, there were queues of investors who wanted to hear the Ukrainian teams’ pitches. Ukrainian Startup Pavilion participants received pre-order offers and invitations to continue communication for further investments.
The Ukrainian delegation at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 was presented by:
- Electronic KYC is SaaS that helps businesses verify customers and make them their clients.
- Nanit Robot is an EdTech solution that allows learning engineering skills in the creative process.
- Pawa is a platform that uses machine learning (ML) to automate playtesting in game development.
- Harmix is an AI platform that automatically selects the right music for your video.
- Cardiomo is a medtech company that offers wearable continuous remote heart monitoring tool with an AI engine.
- ShortageUA – Support Ukraine Now is a peer-to-peer donation marketplace.
- Howly is a platform where people can get one-on-one online consultations from professionals.
- Numo ADHD is an app for task gamification & management.
- Zeeon is a metaverse for public talks and remote co-working.
- Vanongo is an AI-powered last-mile logistics platform.
A side event with a panel discussion took place within the conference, during which the participants discussed the issues of business conditions in Ukraine and the need to create investment and venture funds, review restrictions in the industry, that was moderated by TechCrunch editor-in-chief Mike Butcher MBE.
USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine (USAID CEP) supports businesses that have the potential for growth, such as the engineering, creative and IT sectors, says Valeriy Dobrovolskiy Future Industries Team Lead:
Here in San Francisco, at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 conference, we have 10 Ukrainian startups who have come to raise money for their developments, look for new contracts and present the Ukrainian tech industry abroad. It is very important not to fall out of foreign events and business circles, so that Ukrainian startups, companies and creative communities continue to work and continue to bring contracts to Ukraine and provide our businesses with a competitive position in the world.
Ievgeniia Bespalova, cofounder of Ukrainian Bridge, the organizer of the delegation:
We pitched the Ukrainian IT ecosystem during side events and communication with journalists. The main idea was to show that Ukraine has many opportunities despite the war. Many people came to the national stand and asked: how can we help? Our answer: Work with us, hire us, order from our companies, and invest in our startups. The plan is to win, so we must move the economy forward.
Co-organizers of the Ukrainian delegation are Ukrainian Startup Fund and Ukrainian bridge . The delegation will be held with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco and USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine (USAID CEP).