Startup-in-Residence

We connect startups with cities!

Welcome to Startup-in-Residence programme in Ukraine.

We’re building bridges between municipalities and the startup ecosystem by connecting startups with cities. As a result, a city gets an innovative solution to one of their challenges and a startup gets the first big client – the city.

Right now, we are launching the programme in Kyiv and Vinnytsia.

For whom?

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you have an idea or a startup on any stage from seed to seeking investments and MVP

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your idea solves or addresses one of these challenges: increasing city revenue, providing cost savings for the city, improving urban mobility, improving the quality of life of citizens (health, ecology, etc.)

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you and your team are ready to commit 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Saturday) to attend workshops and masterclasses, organized and run within the 12-week program

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Benefits for startup

have the city as a launching customer
support by mentors and workshops
active participating cities

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What does this program give you?

The Startup-in-Residence programme offers you the opportunity to work together with governments and test your ideas in the city. During the 3 month programme, you receive training, and the opportunity to book a range of workshops with professional mentors. In this inspiring work environment, you will have access to the municipality’s network, corporate partners and events.

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Don't hesitate to contact us!

If you have any questions, please reach out to alissa@techukraine.org 

Benefits

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Training programme

During the programme you will receive training 2 times a week. This ranges from value proposition building to Growth Hacking and from intellectual property to financial administration. In addition, we have created a series of workshops about how the Cities work (for example: decision making and procurement).

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Leadmentors

The leadmentors of the programme will guide you during the whole programme. They will measure progress weekly and help you when needed. At the beginning of the programme there will be a matching between startups and mentors.

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Knowledge and Expertise

To offer you access to advice and specialist knowledge we have created a network of partners. You are free to ask questions throughout the programme (for example, concerning: legal matters, finance, online marketing, technology).

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Workspace

There are different workplaces available to you from partners in cities.

Enjoy the video of our 1st programme, launched in Kyiv and Vynnytsia

Study Cities Challenges ( 1st batch)

KYIV CITY CHALLENGES

VINNYTSIA CITY CHALLENGES

 Speakers & Mentors

The leadmentors of the programme will guide you during the whole programme. They will measure progress weekly and help you when needed. At the beginning of the programme there will be a matching between startups and mentors.

Ruben Nieuwenhuis

TOP mentor
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Jane Klepa

Mentor & Speaker
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  • Co-founder & CMO at SPREAD, 
  • co-founder of Urban Space 500, 
  • Startups mentor and adviser. 
  • Lecturer and trainer at KSE Business Education and IIB (MBA programs)

Dmytro Voloshyn

Mentor & Speaker
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  • Co-founder & CMO at SPREAD, 
  • co-founder of Urban Space 500, 
  • Startups mentor and adviser. 
  • Lecturer and trainer at KSE Business Education and IIB (MBA programs)

Olexiy Mas

Speaker
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  • Co-founder & CMO at SPREAD, 
  • co-founder of Urban Space 500, 
  • Startups mentor and adviser. 
  • Lecturer and trainer at KSE Business Education and IIB (MBA programs)

Victoria Pridatko

Speaker
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  • Founder of VP Team (vpteam.com.ua)
  • 16 years of experience in recruitment 
  • Created the Core Teams for Grammarly, Smartling, Ring, founded senior-developers, and team-leads for Railsware, Skylum Software, Vaimo.
  • Speakers of numerous HR IT conferences

Yevhenii Sarantsov

Speaker
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  • Co-founder REACTOR
  • Co-founder Black Box
  • Former Co-founder at Zakupki-online.com
  • Develope the educational program for  KMBS
  • 10 years of experience in innovations інновацій, startups, mentoring

Evgenii Miller

Speaker
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  • Founder Miller Brandtelling Agency
  • Co-founder of the project Brandmentor with Vintage Web Production 
  • Founder of the premium t-shorts shop Майкаджексона
  • 8+ years of experience in branding for small and middle business

Igor Pertsiya

Speaker
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  • Co-founder of CMO Club UA
  • Partner iClub
  • Adviser of the Ministry of Digital Transformation

Andriy Dovzhenko

Speaker
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  • venture capital investor
  • Founder and Managing Partner of SMRK and VC Fund
  • co-chair of ICT Committee of UVCA – Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Taras Dumenko

Speaker
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  • Monitoring manager at Ukrainian Startup Fund. 
  • Over 10 years of experience in business, development, consulting, SME and innovations
  • Worked at Kreston, Civitta, Pfizer.

Deborah Fairlamb

Speaker
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  • Venture Funding & Development Finance Strategy at USAID Ukraine
  • Former Going Global at TechUkraine
  • Former Head of Ukrainian National Startup Fund
  • Former Deputy Director at UkraineInvest – Ukraine Investment Promotion Office
  • Worked at UBS AG, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Bank of Georgia

Alexander Romanishyn

Mentor
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  • Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association – Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Co-founder of Open Innovation Platform RE:ACTOR
  • over 15 years of experience in Corporate Finance and M&A transactions with corporations, startups, venture capital, and private equity funds
  • Since 2010 worked in EY, Corporate Finance and M&A for 8 years – managed and completed over 10 M&A transactions in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Poland including the first privatization according to World Bank methodology, the deals with Unilever, Mail.Ru Group, Axzon Group, Dan Farm, Portmone and other big and middle-sized corporates in the region.
  • headed the investment department in the Ukrainian investment group Volvest Group and in the international trading and investment holding Midland Group.
  • Managed the World Bank’s Private Sector Development Project in Ukraine.
Startups

Monitor.Estate

Donor.ua

Svetislav Grbich

Mentor
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  • Chief Data Scientist at Skein Ltd, a technology innovation lab
  • Over 20 years of experience in Architecture and Urban Design, with last 4 years dedicated to Smart City movement, Big Data Analytics, Data Science and Machine Learning.
  • offer consultancy in fields of:
  1. Architecture, Urban Design research, and development
  2. Smart City methods and visioning
  3. Product Design / Design Thinking methods and practical implementation
  4. Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning
Startups

 CATCH map

Kostiantyn Andrusenko

Mentor
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Expert of leading and launching the projects in: 

  • mobile commerce
  • B2C and B2B services
  • Pilot and Innovation projects 
Startups

Ecoscanner

Alex Nesterenko

Mentor
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  • Founder and CEO of ARTKB – an engineering company that specializes in a full-cycle hardware product development, with main focus on enclosure solutions.
  • co-founder of Hushme – the World’s first voice mask for smartphones.
  • Worked at UBS AG, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Bank of Georgia

Roman Zinchenko

Mentor
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  • Co-founder of Greencubator, the ecosystem for green startups, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable innovations
  • smart energy / green economy advocate and communications consultant
  • visiting lecturer in Ukrainian business schools – Kyiv School of Economics and Lviv Business School, focusing on green business models, the art of presentation and storytelling.
Startups

OctaPoint

Andriy Zaikin

Mentor

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  • Founder & CEO of YEP! Startup Incubators
  • Founder & CEO of NGO Platform of Innovative Partnership 
  • Head of Scientific&Educational Cluster at Ukrainian Venture Hub (2015-2016)
  • Head of sales at Ukrtelecom and Pulsar LTD (2003-2015)

Startups

Greenbin

Mariya Romanova

Mentor
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  • CEO Radar Tech
  • The team leader of Telecom accelerator VDNH Tech (2016-2017)
  • Head of SME at Kyivstar (2012-2016)
  • Worked at Ukrtelecom and Utel (2003-2012)
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Unexplored city

Nadiya Kopanytsya

Facilitator
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  • Coordinator of the education program at City Innovation Platform
  • Founder of the School of engagement technologies
  • Business trainer, coach, psychologist
  • Specialization in creativity, design-thinking, innovation products and services for cities
  • Lecture at European Design School

Startups -winners (1st batch)

Monitor.Estate

an automized legal audit of real estate online

Waste Ukraine Analytics

the only platform in Ukraine, that aggregates open source waste management data.

iSOS

waste collection and sorting system, which turns waste into money.

Octa Energy

charging solution for electric vehicles.

ДонорUA

marketplace for blood donors and recipients.

CatchMap

app for Kyiv citizens and tourists which provide interesting paths out of the rush city center.

Greenbin

collects and analyzes the data about recycled packaging received from the consumers and provides it to the manufacturers. In other words, it’s like a “Google Analytics” for waste.

UnexploredCity

Airbnb for Travel Experiences.

SWW

map-based platform that allows municipalities or state units responsible for road infrastructure and safety (incl. traffic management) to manage the maintenance and planning challenges.

Apply for 2nd batch
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