The winners of the 32nd Pitch Day have been announced

On October 13 the Ukrainian Startup Fund held the 32nd Pitch Day to select projects for state financing. 9 teams presented their ideas. We are pleased to announce that at the USF Supervisory Board meeting was decided to finance 5 of them for a total amount of $250 thousand, namely:

The startups on a seed-stage ($50,000 grant):

  • ComeBack Mobility. Smart sensors for crutches to monitor the load during the rehabilitation after the injuries of lower extremities (Dnipro).
  • Lab24. A marketplace of medical laboratory tests with added value. It unites labs, nurses, medical centers and makes laboratory services more affordable and cheaper for customers (Kyiv).
  • Silentbox. Soundproof office cabins allow increasing the efficiency of employees by reducing the overall noise in the open space (Kyiv).
  • IBeauty. The automated ecosystem for the beauty industry. Provides partners with a CRM system for optimization and automation, marketing platform, and is a market moderator (Kyiv).
  • HoldYou. An online psychological aid service. Our project is for people who want to get help from psychologists whenever and wherever no matter where they are at the moment. All the consultations take place online through our platform, it can be a mobile application, your account on the site, or by phone (Kyiv).

Who is the jury made up of?

  • Kateryna Degtyar. Chapter director at Startup Grind Kyiv.
  • Olesya Malovana. Chapter director at Startup Grind Dnipro.
  • Maksym Beshleul. CEO Skylock Ukraine.
  • Oleksandr Riabtsev. Founder of StartupInUA.
  • Eugenia Klepa. Executive director at 1991 Open Data Incubator.
  • Vadym Rogovskiy. CEO and founder of Startup School Online.
  • Dmytro Chernukha. Industry Innovation manager at DTEK.

The main criteria for evaluating projects are team, market, product, the feasibility of financing, strategy. 

Full recording of the 32nd pitch can be viewed on our official YouTube channel at the link.

As a reminder: the USF constantly accepts and evaluates applications from Ukrainian startups, which can be submitted on the official website at the link.