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Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Program Ukraine Virtual Incubation Program

Friday, November 10, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017

CRDF Global invites all interested Ukrainian technology innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs to participate in online training and competition in the framework of its annual Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP). CRDF Global launches “Virtual Incubation Program” (VIP) that delivers support to startup teams developing products and services related to Cyber-security, Green Energy, IoT, Big Data, and Robotics.  The STEP Ukraine is made possible through grants from the United States Department of State.    

The STEP Ukraine trainings and competitions are designed to support technology entrepreneurship in Ukraine through mentorship and funding and:

  • Provide participating startups with access to personalized business development assistance through mentorship, competitively awarded grants and linkages with potential partners/investors in order to enhance their potential for commercial success.
  • Facilitate collaborations between local inventors and investors, global S&T and business communities and the Ukraine-based technology entrepreneurs and private companies.

The online program (90 days in length) will include topic & niche specific webinars, individual coaching sessions, homework assignments, and online pitch competition and be offered to pre-vetted participants/teams and implemented based on CRDF Global Commercialization Pathfinder E-Learning platform (CPEL).  CPEL platform is based on technology entrepreneurship development curriculum developed by a team of professors from the MIT Sloan School of Management. virtual classroom lectures will be enhanced by the topic-specific webinars, such as Market Validation & Risk Assessment, Value Proposition & Business Model, Customer Acquisition & Retention, IP Strategies, including industry/niche related themes. All webinars and individual coaching sessions will be provided by internationally acclaimed practitioners of the respective area, such as serial entrepreneurs, early-stage investors, and sector specific subject matter experts (SMEs).
Program Partners: Kharkov IT Cluster, Lviv IT Cluster, Science Park “Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv”,  IHub, Kharkov Innovation Platform, and RoboHouse.

Please note that Application Form must be submitted in English language to the following e-address: stepua@crdfglobal.org  

The submission deadline is November 10, 2017 (18:00 Kyiv Time)

Application form can be found in Section XII of the full version of the Program Announcement