POLISH UKRAINIAN HIGH-TECH HUB – KTH’19

Kyiv Tech Hub is an international conference, a part of Polish – Ukrainian Startup Bridge initiative, which aims to bring together the best Ukrainian startups and scientific projects with the representatives of Polish support ecosystem – from the entities, responsible for grant financing to venture capital funds.

Kyiv Tech Hub 2019 conference successfully summed up activities of the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development of Poland directed at fruitful cooperation with Ukraine in 2018-2019. One of the main initiatives that were aimed to support  startup projects is the Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge. This program is supposed to encourage interaction and cooperation of entrepreneurs, researcher workers and innovators from Ukraine with Polish state and public institutions and investors. The coordinator of the project in 2018-2020 is the Cooperation Fund.

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ORGANIZERS

PARTNERS

FUNDS 2019

PARTICIPANTS 2019

FOR STARTUPS

  • over 300 people from Central & Eastern Europe,
  • more than 30 investors from Poland & CEE,
  • over 30 startups from Ukraine,
  • speakers from the whole spectrum of the startup ecosystem,
  • chance to win a main cash prize (EUR 10 000) and more

FOR INVESTORS

  • intro to the largest market in Eastern Europe,
  • access to the startups who want to scale to Europe and US,
  • face-to-face meetings with the representatives of startup ecosystem in Ukraine

FOR ATTENDEES

  • a quick look into the latest trends in the startup ecosystem,
  • a chance to meet international auditorium,
  • hundreds of valuable networking opportunities

The Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge is a series of meetups preceding the annual Kyiv Tech Hub final conference.

In the years 2019-2020, we will carry out 17 meetings and conferences in various regions of Ukraine as part of a wider project entitled „Support for Ukrainian SMEs, in particular for startup projects”, under the operational control of the Cooperation Fund Foundation.

Meetups aim to reach the most promising startups not only from Kyiv but also from other regional centres, so as to give a chance to promote projects from every part of Ukraine.

So far in 2019, we have completed 6 meetups – in Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Lviv, and Odessa. The meetings were an opportunity to invite Polish venture capital funds as well as representatives of Polish business support institutions for the most enterprising environments in Ukraine.

The project also aims to deepen cooperation with local authorities to encourage them to develop good neighbour relations on the Poland-Ukraine route and to exchange positive experiences.

Among the startups selected in regional competitions during meetups by representatives of Polish venture capital funds, the best projects will take place at Kyiv Tech Hub on October 3, 2019.

In addition, by taking part in the project, you can gain a chance to establish invaluable relationships with Polish investors. You can present your startup and confront it with other projects and investors’ questions. Thanks to the substantive support of our team members, you can increase your competences and improve your own ideas through acceleration sessions. In addition, through the Startup Support Center, you can get acquainted with the rules of functioning and access of Ukrainian citizens to the Polish system of startup support and research and development projects.

WHY POLAND?

  • BIG INTERNATIONAL MARKET
    • 6th biggest country in EU,
  • CAPITAL SUPPORT FOR STARTUPS
    • almost EUR 1 BLN for startups
    • 110 professional VC funds & accelerators,
  • ACADEMIC HUB
    • 4 mln students & 400k graduates each year
    • >90% of students speak foreign languages,
  • BUSINESS FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
    • 1st place in the CEE Region
    • special economic zones, government grants,
  • ACCESS TO EUROPEAN SINGLE MARKET
    • wide-open perspectives to the biggest professional & customer market

WHY UKRAINE?

  • GROWING HIGH-TECH MARKET
  • GROWING NUMBER OF IT SPECIALISTS
    • the number of IT specialist increased by 12% comparing to 2016
  • HUGE STARTUP COMMUNITY
    • 1495 startup companies,
  • PROMISING STARTUPS
    • $2.4M average valuation,
    • $52K average salary,
  • FOURTH LARGEST NUMBER OF ACADEMIC GRADUATES IN EUROPE

EDITION 2018

PARTICIPANTS 2018

FUNDS 2018

KTH Startups Catalogue 2018

EDITION 2018

EDITION 2017

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