Founder Institute opens its office in Kiev. This is a program for entrepreneurs working on technology projects at early stages of development.
Founder Institute is a global network of startup accelerators, which includes more than 800 mentors - CEOs of companies, more than 500 accelerated companies, dozens of partners and entrepreneurs’ communities. In order to search for business talents to assist in the realization of its ideas, Founder Institute has developed its own model and methodology of work with the program participants. This global network of startup accelerators is interested in a broad range of areas including digital media, software, biotechnology, e-commerce, etc.
In Ukraine, this initiative is supported by KM Core company and other active players of the Ukrainian market of venture investment. In particular, Bodgan Kupych will be the head of the branch in Kiev (the vice president of KM Core) and Yuri Adamchuk (investment manager of KM Core).
After the program the participants will have the opportunity to go to another incubator or to find private investment. The selection for the program will be carried out twice a year.
We open a program for people who want to create their own company. There is a lot of technicians in Ukraine who are able to create their product but are not familiar with, for example, legal or marketing basics, business rules. This program will increase their chances to create a successful company, - Bogdan Kupych says.
Recall that business incubators Happy Farm and Wannabiz have been recently launched in Ukraine.