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Startup School «Sikorsky Challenge»


Стартап Школа "Sikorsky Challenge"

A start-up activity –  is an environment in which the inventors have ideal conditions for the realization of their projects. Start-up path differs from the standard career. Here you become responsible for everything what you do. Start-up permits prior to the completion of training at the University: develop interesting projects and receive investments.

The main purpose is to start and support a large number of successful startups.

The main objectives of the Innovation Ecosystem «Sikorsky Challenge» are:

  • attraction and selection of creative people, willing to engage in innovative entrepreneurship, from the number of inventors, scientists and students KPI, other universities, research institutes, as well as representatives of business;
  • training of the selected participants innovative entrepreneurship;
  • creation of incentives for them to shape their technological ideas; growing of business ideas;
  • help for participants in the development of projects and prototyping products business;
  • find investors / business angels to invest in promising projects (first and second rounds of investments)
  • select the best a startup projects involving trainer, expert of fund, investors, business angels investor
  • organization and helding of the competition of innovative business projects Festival «Sikorsky Challenge»;
  • help authors of ideas in "sharpening" their startup projects for interested investors
  • take part in  opening to launching a start-up companies.

Our trainers:

  • Michael Zgurovsky- Rector of NTUU "KPI", Doctor of Technical Sciences, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences.
  • Inna Malyukova- Director of the Institute of Continuing Education and Training of NTUU "KPI», project manager in the field of technology transfer.
  • Igor Peer- Co-author of the program and leading trainer, head of the business incubator «Be Next IT» (Israel).
  • Iaroslav Kologryvov- Director General of the Science Park "Kyivska Polytechnica".
  • Lesya Lyushenko- Certified specialist by the International Certification of Project Managers "Certified Project Manager IPMA Level A".
  • Pavlo Tsybulov- Certified trainer of the European program «Inno Enterprise» “Development of Innovation”.
  • Maryna Ivchenko-Trainer on presentations. Certified "Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft PowerPoint 2010".
  • Natalia Vaynilovych-certified trainer of the European program "Trainer to Trainers YMCA Europe".
  • Valerii Pychko- expert in Internet Marketing.
  • Iurii Bogachkov- expert in Internet Marketing.

General Partner:

  • Noosphere Ventures USA, Inc - Noosphere Ventures USA, Inc is an international asset management company. Key investment interests are concentrated in the areas of online marketing, social web services, online games and business software.

Funds:

  • Venture capital, investment and grant funds that provide financial support for startups.
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