Four Ukrainian Universities Are Launching a Business Incubator for Students

In well-developed countries, universities and colleges are centers for scientific researches and innovation projects with their further commercialization. In Ukraine, such initiatives have appeared not so long ago, but have already gained the support from the government, capital funds and other authorities. One of such initiatives is called YEP incubators. Read more details in our blog post.

The non-profit organization “Platform for Innovative Partnership” are launching a network of academic business incubators with the support from Cisco and four Ukrainian universities. The first incubation program will be launched in April in the form of space for co-working where students will participate in a free nine-week incubation program.

Startups are invited to apply till March 26, 2017. Demo Day is scheduled for June 10, 2017.
You can apply here – link

As a part of the nine-week program, selected teams will benefit from lectures and workshops, and enjoy the working place at one of YEP co-working spaces. Mentors from Ukraine, Poland, and Israel will share their expertise with the participants.

According to information from the organizers, they expect to have 5-6 teams in each of four universities. Also they expect to select 25-30 students for an individual participation.

The incubators will be working at the following universities – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, National Aviation University, Kyiv National Economic University, and Donetsk National Technical University. The universities will provide rooms for incubators, technical and informational support.

The general sponsor of the program is Cisco (Ukrainian office). The company provides financial, PR and organizational support, and an opportunity to use Cisco Spark solutions.

In addition, students will have an opportunity to pitch their projects at InnoTech Conference. After the program, they may continue working on their projects at the VDNG-Tech accelerator.