Startup Weekend GSB Kyiv

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014

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

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

ITstep (компьютерная академия "ШАГ")
3 floor
Zhylianska, 128/28
Kiev, Ukraine

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Friday November 14th

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 November 15th

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 November 16th

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

Yevhen Netreba
Associate at Chernovetskyi Investment Group

Over 5 years experience in investment banking (private equity and M&A) in CEE region.

Daniel Tonkopiy
Serial entrepreneur

Founder&CEO (Acquired) @X-Rift - augmented reality mobile game,, SkyNetMobile, DreamCatcher, Cofounder&COO @ChudoCard,

Kirill Mazur
Associate / Investment Analyst @Imperious Group

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

Sergii Kravets
Analyst at TA Ventures

Sergii works as Analyst at TA Ventures and as a Startup Relations Manager at IDCEE. He also holds an MA from Kyiv School of Economics.

Coaches and Mentors

Daniel Tonkopiy
Serial entrepreneur

Founder&CEO (Acquired) @X-Rift - augmented reality mobile game,, SkyNetMobile, DreamCatcher, Cofounder&COO @ChudoCard,

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.

Anton Karpenko
CTO @Happy Farm Business Incubator

Anton is a serial entrepreneur, educator and a great technical guy. Outstanding professional experience and goals :)
His specialties are: software, hardware, internet, marketing, electronics, repair, trolling, waste of time...

Maciek Sadowski VIA SKYPE
Co-founder/President of the Board @Startup Hub Poland

Manager in innovative ICT projects in early and mature stage of development, within which he was responsible i.e. for sales department structuralisation and sales support mechanisms. Soft business skills and B2B sales coach. Maciek holds a MA Degree of the University of Warsaw (Philosophy, Political Sciences/European Studies). Scholar exhibitioner at the Universität Salzburg. PhD applicant and an academic teacher at the University of Warsaw (Department of Journalism and Political Sciences; Department of Philosophy and Sociology), where he teaches logics, analytical philosophy, Eastern-Europe regional policy.

Andrey Kopylov
Head of Local Groupon UA

The main specialities are SALES, electronic commercial, management. Andrey is our mentor in Sales.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend GSB Kyiv team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.

Signature Sponsors

Open APIs for Open Minds

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Organizing Team

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

  • Marina
  • Kateryna


Andy Stoll
Co-Founder Seed Here Studio & Iowa Startup Accelerator

Andy Stoll is a social entrepreneur and media producer. He co-founded Seed Here Studio, Vault Coworking and Collaboration Space and The Iowa Startup Accelerator, three organizations dedicated to building a stronger community of entrepreneurs and creatives in the Creative Corridor.

Stoll is a global facilitator for Startup Weekend and recently facilitated events in Kiev, Ukraine and Anchorage, Alaska.

Andy previously co-founded The James Gang, a community-building, social entrepreneurial-incubator that was named the Iowa City Press Citizen ‘Person of the Year’, as the individual or group that had the largest impact on the community. 

Stoll was named one of the top 25 most influential leaders in the Corridor and is a member of the Corridor Business Journal 2006 class of 40 Under 40. Andy holds a BA in film production and a BBA in Business Management from The University of Iowa, as well as a Masters Degree in Media Cultures from The City University of Hong Kong.

Andy recently completed a 4-year, 40-country solo trip-around-the-world, and moonlights as a photographer, sometimes chef and occasional cooking class instructor. 

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