The Ukrainian Startup Fund held the 37th PITCH DAY: results

On February 11, the Ukrainian Startup Fund held its 37th Pitch Day to select startups for government funding. Presentations (pitches) were made by 12 seed teams, which applied for grants of $ 50,000 each.

Based on the results of the Competition Commission’s assessments, the following rating list of startups was formed (from the highest score to the lowest):

The winners of the 37th PITCH DAY from the Ukrainian Startup Fund were:

  • Meredot (Chernihiv) – wireless charging for electric scooters.
  • elKYC (Kyiv) – online identification and onboarding.

Who is the jury made up of?

  • Eugene Klepa. Executive Director of Accelerator 1991.
  • Mykhailo Khaletsky. Credit analyst at SEB AB.
  • Yuriy Sereshchenko. Managing partner of Quarter Partners.
  • Alexander Ryabtsev. Founder of StartupInUA.
  • Alexander Yatsenko. Managing partner of BRISE Capital.
  • Olena Mazhuga. Investment Director of Flyer One Ventures.
  • Arkady Vershebenyuk. Partner in JKR Investment Group.

The investment partners of the event were: TA VenturesICLUBFlyer One VenturesJKR Investment GroupBRISE CapitalWNISEFDigital FutureSigma Software LabsSID Venture PartnersGeek Ventures, Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Teams selected by the event partners also received special prizes:

From UNIT.City – three months in the newest coworking space NEST on the territory of the innovation park plus access to its infrastructure – ReellyJoberz, CalltoLead.ai.

From Unit School of Business grant to study in a business school – PatentBot.

From iHUB – 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) –JoberzPatentBot, Shortcut

From JKR Investment Group – free mentoring sessions with experts –  MeredotNoplag, elKYC.

From Httpool – certificate for a free consultation on the strategy of scaling up business on media platforms – ZooZy, Meredot.

From Flyer One Ventures –  free mentoring sessions with experts MeredotelKYC, VESNA.

From Amazon Web Services –the opportunity for Meredot and elKYC teams to receive free AWS Activate credits of up to $ 25K for 2 years.

FromVector – exclusive publication about a startup in the media – Meredot, elKYC.

From GEEK Ventures – free mentoring sessions with their experts – MeredotelKYC, VESNA.

Audience Award –  Smart Way.

Media partners – InVentureTechUkraineSPEKA, Vector.

The event was supported by UNIT.CityUnit School of Business, iHUB, Httpool.

The meeting of the Supervisory Board, which will take place in the near future, will decide which startups will receive grant funding. 

Video: https://youtu.be/cuNuMaxnt9s