The first year results of the Ukrainian Startup Fund grant activity

December 2, 2020

On December 3, the Ukrainian Startup Fund (hereinafter the Fund) together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine will hold a final press conference to share the first year results of grant support for Ukrainian startups and plans for next year.

What interesting will be there? 

You will hear about the key interim results of the Fund’s activities, trends and development plans of the Ukrainian startup ecosystem, as well as some interesting details of the first year of the Fund’s grant activities.

You will know who became the largest angel investor in Ukraine in 2020. You will hear first-hand about the experience of receiving grants from the Fund and their effective use.

You will be the first to hear exclusive news about the future of the Fund from representatives of the Supervisory Board and key ministries responsible for the development of the startup ecosystem.

Among the invited speakers will be:

  • Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime MinisterMinister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine;
  • Oleksandr Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine;
  • Lesya Sevruk, Head of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund;
  • Pavlo Kartashov, CEO of the Ukrainian Startup Fund;
  • Members of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund;
  • Representatives of venture funds TA Ventures, BRISE Capital and Quarter Partners;
  • Representatives of startups that received grants from the Fund, namely: NORM, Elomia and Esper Bionics.

“A year ago, our Fund started accepting the first applications from startups. These were exciting times when there were more questions than answers about the new initiative. The first of them is whether the state is able to qualitatively help Ukrainian innovative business?  For one year’s work I can say with confidence that yes. And we will demonstrate evidence of this on Thursday, so those who are interested in the success of the Ukrainian startup ecosystem are invited to watch! ”  – comments the announcement Pavlo Kartashov, CEO of the Ukrainian Startup Fund.

How to join?

The event will be held offline. Due to quarantine restrictions, it is closed to visitors, but open to the press provided they are accredited at this link: https://bit.ly/33BZOi1. Seats are limited.

The online broadcast will be available on our YouTube channel at the link where everyone will be able to watch the press conference in real time.

DATE: December 3. Actual start at 13:30 and until 15:00. Registration opens at 13:00.

PLACE: Kyiv, street Dorogozhytska, 3, building B8 (UNIT.City).

Information Note

The Ukrainian Startup Fund is a state fund launched on the initiative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The mission of the fund is to promote the creation and development of technology startups in the early stages (pre-seed and seed), in order to increase their global competitiveness. The process of selecting startups for grants is competitive: companies are evaluated and selected by a board of independent investment experts.

The Ministry of Digital Transformation is the central executive organ responsible for the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of digitalization, open data, national electronic information resources, interoperability  coordination of network systems based on unified interfaces or protocols, implementation of electronic services and digital literacy.