The Ukrainian Startup Fund will hold the 36th PITCH DAY

The Ukrainian Startup Fund will conduct the 36th selection of startups for state funding. 10 teams at pre-seed stage will present their projects. Each claims for a $25,000 grant. PITCH DAY will take place on the 28th of January in the online format.

The investment partners of the event are TA Ventures, ICLUB, Flyer One Ventures, JKR Investment Group, BRISE Capital, WNISEF, Digital Future, Sigma Software Labs, and SID Venture Partners.

Media partners — InVenture, TechUkraine, SPEKA, and Vector

The event is also supported by UNIT.City, iHUB, and Httpool.

What startups will we see?

  • Native. A novel format for learning languages (Kyiv).
  • Junior F. Linkedin for juniors. An application that can help juniors to create their own profile, to learn football techniques through video lessons, to upload their achievements and to search football schools, and to get in touch with scouts of professional clubs (Kyiv).
  • Truck Ready. A freight transportation marketplace that allows truckers (carriers) to set up an area of interest receive notifications about better offers and even listen to them like a voicemail when they are driving (Poltava).
  • Fleur Health. Helps you to care about your parents. A solution combines a smart saliva sensor, deep machine learning, and sophisticated predictive analytics (Kharkiv).
  • EXTRPRIZE. Turning SCG into high-margin coffee extracts & by-products with an innovative tech of cryo extraction (Kyiv).
  • Zeeon. A metaverse for public learning and co-working. When Zoom meets Sims (Kyiv).
  • Sex Education UA. Sex education and culture in Ukraine. An educational platform that combines courses for children, their parents, and courses 18+ (Lviv).
  • Odbord. An online platform for renting offline advertising and purchasing advertising materials (Lviv).
  • Sensorium. A mobile application for primary school children to study STEAM disciplines. The platform combines the best educational technologies – a digital laboratory with sensors, laboratory equipment, and multimedia content to give children the opportunity to explore the world around them in practice, conducting research in class or at home (Kyiv).
  • Better practice (stimulus and education). The educational platform for the exchange and sale of high-quality teaching material in the context of education reform will provide physical education teachers with a methodological and didactic basis for the practical implementation of new training modules (Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia).

How to join?

The online broadcast will be available on our YouTube channel at the link, so everyone will be able to watch it in real-time.

DATE: January 28. The actual start will be at 1 p.m. and approximately up to 6 p.m.

Who is the jury made up of?

  • Andriy Zaikin. CEO and founder of YEP.
  • Andrii Gulyi. Head of analytics at INDAX.
  • Mykhailo Khaletskyi. Credit Analyst at SEB AB.
  • Vadym Rogovskiy. CEO and founder of Startup School Online.
  • Maksym Beshleul. CEO Skylock Ukraine.
  • Kateryna Degtyar. Chapter director at Startup Grind Kyiv.
  • Arkadiy Vershebenyuk. Partner at JKR Investment Group.

Special prizes

Also, special prizes will be awarded among the teams participating in the pitch from UNIT.City, iHUB, Httpool, Vector, JKR Investment Group, and Flyer One Ventures.

The UNIT.City prize is three months in the newest coworking space NEST on the territory of the innovation park plus access to its infrastructure.

The prize from iHUB is three months of free use of their workplaces. In the future, the startup founders can be iHUB residents with a 50% discount for six months if they wish.

JKR Investment Group and Flyer One Ventures will award selected teams with free mentoring sessions with their experts.

Httpool offers a certificate for a free consultation on the strategy of scaling up business on media platforms.

The prize from Vector is an exclusive publication about a startup in the media, which will be selected based on the results of the pitches.

Note

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

The Fund constantly accepts and evaluates applications from Ukrainian startups. Pitch Days are regular events from the Ukrainian Startup Fund, which encourage innovative companies and individual specialists, developers to receive funds for the implementation of their ideas.