Startup Weekend Kyiv

    Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Kyiv

Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017

Friday, September 22 - 24, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Mykoly Amosova St, 12
Kyiv, Ukraine 03680

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Learn, Network, Startup

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. In case you want to PAY IN UKRAINIAN HRYVNIA - please, follow the link!

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Friday September 22nd

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday September 23rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 24th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Regina Makhotina
Executive Director at UAngel

Regina Makhotina serves at the Executive Director of UAngel. Working with investment deal flow and startups on a daily basis, Ms. Makhotina gained experience in business processes and development, as well as cooperation and investor-startup relations. Being a startup community insider gives her a chance to be a connector in a possible startup-investor cooperation.

Dmitriy Shvets
Managing Partner at Imperious Group

Dmitriy isa young VC professional with distinctive interest in IT - technologies, startups, edtech, healthcare tech and venture capital.

Alexandra Balkova

Alexandra is a BDO at WannaBiz. Last year she also did a great job for SW team as a photographer.

Coaches and Mentors

Yuri Titkov
Director of Busines Development at Olshansky & Partners

Serial entrepreneur, SEO and Marketing Specialist.
Business Development Director at Olshansky & Partners. Founder: FBML Templates,
FlashScope, WebPromoExperts.

Nikolay Savin
Head of Products at Competera Company

Since 2008, Nikolay Savin has worked extensively with startups at the pre-seed and seed stages.  Having been a part of Ukrainian startup community from its early stages, Nikolay is familiar with both local market players and specifics of the region. Ecosystem development is Mr. Savin’s passion, and he has created many links between Ukrainian and global startups.  

Kirill Mazur
Associate / Investment Analyst @Imperious Group

4+ years in IT-development with digital-marketing and startup background. Founder of TENNISTERIN.

Anastasia Sleptsova
Co-Founder/CEO at Spread

Anastasia is one of the young leaders, Global Shapers. She has organized many conferences and communities. Now, she is building community at UNIT City, a brand new technopark.

Iryna Pulvas
Strategist at Fedoriv

Iryna started her career more than 10 years ago in multi-national companies. in 2014 she attained her MBA in Warsaw University of Technology. Iryna has worked in marketing, sales, and trade-marketing in such companies as: L'Oreal, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson&Johnson. Iryna worked as marketing manager at Sushia and later was a strategist at agencies FEDORIV and DOT_DOT. 

Oksana Borysenko (Reznik)
CEO at E.Trade

Oksana Borysenko is CEO at E.Trade - marketplace for state procurement via Prozorro.
She is also the President at Association of IT-companies "Digital Ukraine". Oksana plays an important role in the local startup sector as an Independent Consultant at CEE Angel Investments and as an adviser to several startups. 

Serhiy Tkachenko
Managing partner at IronDT Corp.

Serhiy had started his career about 20 years ago in IT sphere. Since that time he managed to create one of the largest IT selling companies in Western region as well as develop his skills in other business spheres in Ukraine and abroad. In 2014 he attained his MBA and in 2016 DBA degree in MIM Business school. Today he is running companies in Ukraine, Czech republic and the USA.

Katerina Pysanko
Marketing Communications expert

Katerina’s marketing communications practice experience is over 15 years. During her career she’d work in transnational corporations, International Advertising holdings, TV channels as well as local innovative companies. She also runs her own consulting practice in marketing communications, SMM, media training, etc.

Maryan Tsar
Founder at Workshops Agency

Maryan Tsar, Senior Delivery Manager with 10+ years of experience in Software Development and Management. Extensive experience with start-up companies, including Director of R&D position in USA product start-up with Ukraine based engineering offices. Social investor, founder at Workshops Agency

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Kyiv team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Signature Sponsors

Ciklum is a global software engineering and technology partner. They deliver software engineering excellence to Fortune 500 and fast-growing organizations alike around the world.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Kiev is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Daria
  • Kateryna


Kateryna Degtyar
networker/organizer at various events

SW organizer an Startup Grind Kyiv Chapter Director.
Got an MBA in Istanbul and decided to develop startup community in Ukraine. Works full-time as Kyiv office director at WannaBiz accelerator.

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