Current fears and expectations in the world of VCs
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     While most startuppers are desperately applying for every opportunity to get funded and often give up, investors are actually not in the best mood either. In recent years, venture capital has experienced major shifts and has been influenced by several devastating bubbles in tech and real estate. This deal-chasing led to inflated startup values not supported by any tangible facts like company’s profitability roadmap or unit economics. If only VCs managed to resist the general tide and avoid jumping on the bandwagon, they could probably find themselves in a more favorable position by now.       The…

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Pirate Summit Minsk
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Finally, this global entrepreneurship summit reaches Minsk! Pirate Summit has a good reputation of connecting startups with international mentors and investors. Hurry up to join this free of charge event and become a part of the global Pirate community. Apply for the Pitching Competition here. Interesting content and productive networking are guaranteed!

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Belarusian mentors and investors in search of the next MSQRD
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     Belarus has been repeatedly mentioned in global media as a country of origin for successful startup projects. Several weeks ago MSQRD, an iOS app allowing to put various filters and real-time effects on users’ photo and video shots, made a real sensation in the world communities and eventually reached Mark Zuckerberg, who decided to add this Belarusian startup to Facebook’s investment portfolio. There are other startups that encouraged people from all over the world to check out Belarus on the map: PandaDoc, Kinomo, MAPS.ME, SplitMetrics… Unfortunately, truly outstanding projects are still scarce here. What local developers lack to…

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Wolves Summit 2016: The Biggest Event In Eastern Europe To Hunt For Investment
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     The bridge between the next start – up unicorns to be and a number of investors was built for the third consecutive year in Warsaw. This year the highly anticipated Wolves Summit Conference connected over 300 start-ups, 250 investors and 400 corporate executives for one reason: to shape the future for start-ups through networking. The event was powered by TNT Ventures and attracted top guests from companies, such as Microsoft, Samsung, Partech Ventures, Tuxera Inc. and much more. It is estimated that throughout the past two days (April 12th-13th) at Wolves Summit Conference, each start-up has had at…

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Romania is up to becoming Europe’s Silicon Valley
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     Recently, Techcrunch noted a remarkable progress in terms of tech and business development made by Romania, which gives one of the CEE and post-USSR countries a very promising forecast soon to become the top entrepreneurial hub in the region. Romania possesses an exceptional reputation of the hotbed for tech companies, majoring in outsourcing and software development. In addition, the local startup ecosystem is booming: over 300 startups, 600 incubators and angel investors are reported to be present in Romanian Startups database.      As for the startup culture, Romania has several projects to be proud of: Vector Watch…

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Wolves Summit April 2016: wolfish appetite for business
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     On 11-13th of April theoreticians and practitioners along with most promising startups from around the world are meeting in Wolves Summit – international conference fully dedicated to innovative solutions and promoting best startups. Held for the third time in one of the leading CEE startup hubs, in Warsaw, Poland, Wolves Summit has become a permanent fixture in the business events’ calendar, fully dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation. Both previous editions turned out to be a huge success and saw a significant rise in the number of participants.      The first edition took place last year in April…

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Ultima Idea is open to cooperation with startups
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      It’s no secret that established companies often make productive partnerships with startups, helping the latter grow into real ventures with a clear project vision and a strong business strategy. Most startups are initially interested in financial support from companies, forgetting that experience is often more valuable than money. Here is some useful information for those who need professional assistance in developing their startup project or those in search of new team members.       Ultima Idea is an IT company, providing consulting and information technology solutions in Europe and worldwide and currently interested in working with…

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Startup Crash Test, Kyiv
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Check out a great meetup for startup founders, developers, investors and marketing specialists! This time the agenda promises exploration of the suggested business models, marketing strategies, promotion models and other essential elements of IT startups. Do not miss the opportunity to present your startup and test the project! Send your application to: is@growthup.com.

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Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Office Hours, Kyiv
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This is a special bootcamp for startups in transportation and energy tech. Experienced mentors are eager to meet enthusiastic entrepreneurs with innovative ideas! The meeting promises an informative one-on-one talk between startuppers and mentors, who will give precious feedback and recommendations concerning your project. Pre-registration is required.

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AI Hackathon, Kyiv
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This is the first AI hackathon, organized in Ukraine within Kyiv Startup Week. In 48 hours you will have a chance to become a part of innovative community and meet potential partners for your AI project. Come and enjoy working under experienced mentors’ guidance, use the opportunity of designing your project in one of the rapidly growing tech industries and test it at once! The registration is open until April 14th.

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