Empowering Future Entrepreneurial Ukraine

Empowering Future Entrepreneurial Ukraine is a joint project of Ukrainian Future business incubator of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the representatives of the startup ecosystem of Finland and Estonia, implemented with the assistance of the Ukrainian Startup Fund.
The project provides a mentoring program from business leaders of Finland, Estonia and Ukraine, which will last 2.5 weeks and end with online pitching. The winner will receive a grant, as well as products and services to accelerate the growth of the startup from the Finnish project partners.

Project organizers and partners

Startups with Ukrainian background are invited to participate in the project, which can help overcome the challenges of wartime and rebuild Ukraine and offer innovative solutions in the following areas:

  • defense and cybersecurity;
  • healthcare;
  • food and agriculture;
  • infrastructure and energy.

Key requirements for startups to participate in the competition:

  • Ukrainian origin of the startup;
  • readiness to work in Ukraine;
  • the presence of MVP;
  • fluency in English (program and pitching will be conducted in English).

Applications must be submitted by May 21. After that, 10-12 startup teams will be selected to participate in the program. The final pitching and announcement of еру winners will take place in June.

Format: online.

More information about the program, benefits for its participants and a grant for the winners of the pitch – on the website of the business incubator Ukrainian Future.


  • 12.05.22
    Application open.
  • 21.05.22
    Submission deadline.
  • 23.05.22
    Selection of the 10-12 startups.
  • 25.05.22
    A mentoring program.
  • 13.06.22
    The Final Pitching.