Acquired by Apple: how startups live after incorporation
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    To many startup founders, selling their project successfully to a global company giant like Facebook, Google or Microsoft is the best case scenario. No wonder: being noticed by a board of tech experts, signing a serious contract and finally becoming famous in local and international media definitely serves a good motivation (not to mention a pleasant financial reward!). There is a certain sacrifice to be made, however – users/customers may never find out anything about the initial creator of the technology, who also loses the joy of managing their own company. But to be honest, it is all…

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How celebrities cooperate with startups
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      Startup movement has gained significant pace in the latest years: it is even considered “trendy” by some people to launch a risky business based on the tremendous idea you carried in your head for years. Not surprisingly, celebrities are also a part of this movement. But more often, they are not startup founders: famous people can also make a living just by participating in the brand promotion or joining a promising investment round. Some time ago, celebrities avoided being associated with startups at all: as you know, many startups do not live for very long and often cannot…

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Equerest investment platform launched in Ukraine
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      How long does it take an average startup to sign a deal with investors? How fast do investors find quality projects with high prospects for returns? Mostly, both sides experience certain difficulties while searching for business opportunities. What could make the whole process more efficient and convenient is some sort of organized communication between the pools of business counterparts. Equerest, a new investment platform in Ukraine, has all the chances to facilitate that constantly growing flow of deals led by local startups and capitalists. The platform positions itself as a specific search service allowing entrepreneurs to introduce…

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Startup Camp
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Cool startup meetup organized in the amazing surroundings. This non-typical conference promises a whole day of non-stop exciting lectures, a series of crush-tests for participating projects and a great open-air party. The main goal of the event is to bring together young startuppers and Ukrainian professionals. The conference will be interactive. To join the crush test session, you are supposed to fill in the application in advance. A lot of prizes on the agenda.

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SAAS Meetup
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A place-to-be if you are developing a SaaS product! For one day this conference will unite B2B SaaS companies, startups, mentors and investors! Join informative group discussions, enjoy the great tech keynotes and share the expertise. Startups, do not miss the chance to meet 30 mentors ready to give you valuable SaaS advice and, who knows, cooperate in the future.

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NOAH Conference
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This legendary event is widely known as a huge networking platform for Internet CEOs, executives and investors, also serving a source of the latest business concepts and profitable business models, suggested by outstanding speakers and experienced entrepreneurs. The first day of the conference is dedicated to startups: for the first time in NOAH history, there is a 3-hour workshop led by successful CEOs and founders, followed by an exciting Startup Pitching Competition.

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CEE startups top NASA International Space Apps Challenge!
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     Last week NASA announced the results of the International Space Apps Challenge. The 48-hour hackathon united startup teams from 61 countries, 161 cities and resulted in 1178 innovative projects. Local hackathon sessions took place on 22-24 April. We are proud to share the great news: 3 projects from CEE are among the 5 Space Challenge People’s Choice Awards’ finalists, while Ukrainian Mars Hopper tops the list!      The People’s Choice Awards voting lasted for a week: citizens on all continents were free to support the projects they considered most impressive and useful. The Challenge participants represented by…

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Korea is waiting for your startup to bear fruit and is eager to help
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      “Most innovation is born from diversity – just look at the Silicon Valley”, – this is what Dr. Chang-young Ahn, a director at Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning says about global startup cooperation. Recently, the Korean government has launched an amazing acceleration program K-Startup Grind Challenge, designed to boost your project and introduce your company to the leading Asian ecosystem.       The K-Startup Grand Challenge is an all-expense paid 3-month acceleration program that invites 40 lucky startups from abroad to the newly created startup campus in Pangyo, which is just 14 minutes…

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EU-Startups Conference
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EU-Startups organize another yearly meetup of the best selected startups from whole Europe. Numerous investors, funds, corporates and media will be here too. A startup competition is on the agenda (the application closes on May 24th, so hurry up!), added by an informative panel discussion totally dedicated to crowdfunding. Besides, the conference is a truly useful networking opportunity.

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HEUREKA, the Founders’ Conference
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This yearly conference has a great reputation of the high-quality content provider. HEUREKA is also a very promising networking point, gathering numerous entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. Here you can meet your new team members and even get funding for your startup. For those who already have a full-working product, it’s an amazing opportunity to demonstrate and promote it. In addition, the conference invites students, who can either find a job position in one of the startup companies or presented or simply meet interesting people and get inspired for their own project in future.

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