Intensive educational program and bootcamp for early-stage Ukrainian startups

12-17. 04.2021

Global Pivot to Success

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GPS Program (Global Pivot to Success) is a training course for Ukrainian startups aimed to open new horizons and opportunities to national technology entrepreneurship.

One week of the program will open access to a vast pledge of information resources: workshops, lectures, seminars.
Participants will have opportunity to master the following skills:
Shaping a business model

Teambuilding and networking
Strengthen pitching abilities
Formation of the presentation
Communication with investors
GPS Bootcamp
Online training and mentoring sessions with CRDF Global Foundation program (2 days).
The experts of the American organization together with their Ukrainian colleagues will train participants on effective project presentation, preparation of companies for fundraising, choosing strategic approaches, large-scale business investment attraction.
The final pitching will define three team-winners to receive a grant (the total budget of the prize is $30,000)
1 place - $12 000
2 place - $10 000
3 place - $8 000

Program for startups
GPS Bootcamp

April 12-17, 2021
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GPS Bootcamp, Day 1
Karina Lapina
Nina Kulchevich
Martin Kaszubowski
3 min pitch + 5 min Q&A
3 min pitch + 5 min Q&A
Online platform
Expectations for tomorrow’s competition. Adjourn. Homework
GPS Bootcamp, Day 2
Alexey Mas
Lyubov Guk
Warren Haber
3 min pitch + 5 min Q&A
Closing Ceremony
Martin Kaszubowski
Executive Director of the Institution for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Old Dominion University
Kate Seledets
Investment Team at 500 Startups
Alla Adam
Lean Startup Coach, Investor
Warren Haber, Jr
Managing Director of Exoventure Associates
Mariia Romanova
CEO at Radar Tech
Karina Lapina
Head of Scouting at Startup Wise Guys
Lena Mazhuga
Investment manager at Genesis Investments
Andriy Zinchuk
Advisor at Antler, Co-Founder at Slash Games
Olesya Malеvanaya
Chairman of the Board in Ukrainian Hub
Jane Klepa
Executive Director 1991
Vasiliy Nikolaev
CEO Braintree
Aliona Kalibaba
Managing partner of Chasopys/co-founder of SILab Ukraine
Aleksey Mas
Founder of the conference iForum, the Craft Networks project
Lyubov Guk
Founding Partner of Blue Lake Accelerator
Nina Kulchevich
Founder Victory PR, Managing Partner of Global network
Orest Furhala
CEO Lviv Tech Angels

A participant is expected to be the owner and/or founder (co-founder) and/or top manager of a technology business or startup.


An officially registered enterprise is expected to operate from 1 up to 3 years, as the curriculum aims to develop a young technology business.

A startup is not expected to have experience in attracting more than $100,000 investment and/or should be operating at its own expense.

Participant manages a professional and motivated team that strives to evolve professionally.


All the participants of the GPS Program will be selected based on meeting the following competitive selection criteria:




Ukrainian Hub is a non-governmental organization supporting Ukrainian entrepreneurship, created with the initiative of the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council with the purpose to support Ukrainian entrepreneurs through training, consulting, mentoring and communication with international startup ecosystems.
The Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF Global) is a non-profit organization established in 1995 by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) with the purpose of the US Congress to promote international scientific and technological cooperation for peace and prosperity by providing grants and technical resources for joint scientific -research projects, as well as training programs.

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