IT Arena Startup Competition

September 3, 2021

Ukrainian Startup Fund (USF) as a partner of the IT Arena Startup Competition invites Ukrainian startups to take part in the Startup Competition as part of the country’s most anticipated technical conference IT Arena, which will take place on October 7-9, 2021 in Lviv.

The event will take place in a mixed format, combining the benefits of offline and online, and will bring together the most ambitious early-stage startups in Ukraine.

Under the Memorandum of Cooperation, USF will provide financial support to the winners of the Startup Competition in the form of grants (innovation vouchers):

1st place – $ 10,000
2nd place – $ 8,000
3rd place – $ 5,000

The total prize fund of the IT Arena Startup Competition is $ 70,000.

To participate

• the startup needs to be no more than 2 years old and have at least a demo version of the product;

• the startup has to have raised no more than $200k of investments;

• you need to be ready to be interviewed and confirm your participation in the pitch of 30 startups.


Stage 1 – till September 18 – Registration at the IT Arena website

Stage 2 – September 20-28 – Startup evaluation

Stage 3 – September 29 – Announcing the finalists. 30 startups will pitch on stage at IT Arena.

This year’s jury will include experts from the Ukrainian Startup Fund, investors from the Lviv Tech Angels business angels’ club, as well as investors and experts from the United States and Europe.

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