Lessons for the DoD – From Ukraine and China

Steve Blank

Looking at a satellite image of Ukraine online I realized it was from Capella Space – one of our Hacking for Defense student teams who now has 7 satellites in orbit. Portions of this post previously appeared in War On the Rocks.

Rebuild Lives #Ukraine/ Provide Work Opportunities to Refugees

Transformify - Recruiting

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From the Ukraine with Love

Growthink Blog

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Vladimir Lempert CEO and founder of Spetztekhosnastka, or “STO”, a plastics design and manufacturing company headquartered in Dniprodzerzhins'k (about 200 miles Southeast of Kiev), in the Ukraine. Like the unique combination of high-quality engineering talent, low labor costs, and a surprisingly stable tax and regulatory environment that is the modern Ukraine.

[Event] Ukraine, Thailand And US Take Top Spots At Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012


Taking top spot in the Software Design category is quadSquad from Ukraine, winning US$25,000 with its set of custom-designed sensory gloves and a smartphone application called ‘Enable Talk’ that allows the deaf to communicate verbally by translating sign languages into speech. First Place: quadSquad (Ukraine). They came, they saw, and they – well, some of them, at least – conquered.

Ukraine, Estonia, Chile, Finland: The saga of four accelerators

The Next Web

It’s hard to get the exact data on how many startup acceleration programs are being launched every year, but it’s definitely a lot. If you search Google News for something like “new startup accelerator,” it will return hundreds of headlines from all over the world. At the moment of writing, Seed-DB, a global database of seed stage accelerators, listed 235 programs (both active and defunct) that 5,688 startups had gone through.

Reflections On My 40th Birthday: Blogging, Business, Travel And A Party I Will Never Forget

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Diary Laptop Lifestyle birthday party croatia Cryptocurrency digital nomad iceland norway solar energy travel ukraine yaro yaro-travels yaro-travels-1On July 19th, 2019, I turned 40. When I was a teenager, I saw 40 as REALLY old. It was the age you properly became an adult. No more using youth as an excuse for anything, plus you have to consider things like visiting the doctor for prostate exams… yikes! As I got closer to […].

My Ukrainian Investment Apartment Renovation Project (With Before And After Photos)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen some photos during 2017 and 2018 of my apartment renovation project in Ukraine. Investing buying apartment house flipping investment lviv property renovation renovations ukraineAs the months sped by the progress of the renovation continued, turning what was a very old and run down Austrian Empire era apartment, to a modern western style renovation. To say the […].

WindowSwap – Travel Around The World From Home

Feld Thoughts

I felt like hanging out in Ukraine for a bit, so off I went. The only time I go outside right now is to go running. I had an awesome run in the dark at 5:30am today in 10 degrees. There were only two cars that passed me and one person near the end of my run walking his dog.

?????????? – Tenacity: How I Spent A Year One Night in Kiev

Steve Blank

Here’s a guest post on what happened to him in the Ukraine. Only rarely does the teaching itself require tenacity, as it did late last month in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine was magnificent. Then it was on to a series of workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions with ten terrific startup teams, plus a press conference with Forbes Ukraine and others. Not if I had to spend two weeks in the Ukraine applying for a new Russian visa!

From co-founder to ousted CEO of 500px: Trials, errors, and lessons learned

The Next Web

Shortly after the news hit the media, Gutsol left Canada where he’s lived since 2000 after moving from Ukraine, and he spent a few months in the Dominican Republic. Started in the early 2000s as a community on the LiveJournal blogging platform, 500px has become one of the most popular places in the internet to store professional and amateur photos, with more than 50 million images in its archives.

My Ukrainian Investment Apartment Renovation Project (With Before And After Photos)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen some photos during 2017 and 2018 of my apartment renovation project in Ukraine. As the months sped by the progress of the renovation continued, turning what was a very old and run down Austrian Empire era apartment, to a modern western. The post My Ukrainian Investment Apartment Renovation Project (With Before And After Photos) appeared first on Yaro.blog. Investing

Rustam Gilfanov: “The Business Plan Of A Startup Is A Test Of The Idea’s Survival Potential”


It is also important for Rustam Gilfanov to develop charity projects in Ukraine, the largest of which are “????????” To have a breakthrough idea is not enough to launch a startup. The idea should be supported by a business plan.

My Business Made $153,428 While I Was Traveling In Europe Because I Made One Important Change Years Ago

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Hello from beautiful Lviv Ukraine, the town I presently call home. I’ve had a very busy 2017, traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, then Paris, Nice, Monaco, Lviv, Kiev, back to Paris for the French Open tennis, London, Valencia, Barcelona, Warsaw, and then back to Lviv. Traveling this frequently is not. The post My Business Made $153,428 While I Was Traveling In Europe Because I Made One Important Change Years Ago appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.

What do your VCs care about and does it matter?

This is going to be BIG.

It’s consistently being a Russia apologist like David Sacks of Craft Ventures who thinks that the way we could have stopped Russia from attacking Ukraine was to just promise not to let Ukraine join NATO of its own free will, you know, to protect itself from the very thing that is happening right now.

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 3

Steve Blank

John Mearsheimer, “ Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin ” Foreign Affairs , 2014. This article first appeared in West Point’s Modern War Institute. .

How Would You Choose To Live If Your Existence Was Forever?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

On a train trip from Krakow, Poland to Lviv, Ukraine, I spent almost the entire six-hour journey listening to the audiobook version of Ready […]. Note From Yaro: This article is from my Change Manifesto series. Entrepreneurs-Journey.com and ChangeManifesto.com are being merged into my one main website, Yaro.blog, the umbrella brand for all my work going forward.

The Fog of War: Three Themes Crypto Investors Should Pay Attention To Now


The unspeakable violence and aggression that Russia has unleashed against Ukraine and its people is the first all out “hot war” invasion in Europe since WWII. Closely related to point number 1, while we’ve seen tests of Bitcoin’s above narrative over the past 10 years, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought it to the forefront. The Ukraine crisis will have a force multiplier effect on this trend.

Autopsy.io is the anti-Product Hunt: A graveyard of startup failures

The Next Web

to the geopolitical (“Consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.”) Thankfully, Autopsy.io isn’t “Uber for hearses”. Rather, it’s a newly-launched site that collects stories of startup failure, with the aim of sharing the lessons learned with the whole community. The great thing about the project – which is growing daily – is the bluntness of founders’ reflections on their shuttered startups, with reasons ranging from the brutally personal (“We were naive idiots.”)

I Made $153,428 While Traveling Europe. Here Is How I Did It…

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Hello from beautiful Lviv Ukraine, the town I presently call home. I’ve had a very busy year, traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, then Paris, Nice, Monaco, Lviv, Kiev, back to Paris for the French Open tennis, London, Valencia, Barcelona, Warsaw, and then back to Lviv. Traveling this frequently is not. The post I Made $153,428 While Traveling Europe. Here Is How I Did It… appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.

5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid


Coca Cola traps itself between Russia and Ukraine Politics. This resulted in the Ukraine embassy showing its concern for the illegally occupied Crimea region by Russia. Brands are closer to their audience with the help of social media. They experiment and try various creative styles to win hearts. But quite often ideas may end up in a paradox when the implementation goes awry.

Channeling Growth in 2021

Austin Startup

Originally from Ukraine, she spent seven years in Russia. In August 2020, Growth Channel joined Sputnik ATX’s Summer 2020 cohort where she grew her userbase 20% weekly on average. We all know what happened in March of 2020. Austin, Texas was no exception.

How Today’s Startups Can Adapt to a Globally Distributed Model


For example, the best R&D teams for your needs might be based in the Ukraine, whereas the best designers may be in Germany. The world of work is transforming.

Will Global Tech Giants Destroy Israel’s Startup Scene?

The Startup Magazine

The preferred location for several tech startups is Ukraine since the rates they pay for talented tech workers are low in comparison. The tech world has seen a shift away from Silicon Valley, with Israel now dominating the world’s startup economy.

Welcome to the ‘Network Generation’

Reid Hoffman

Yet, with the war in Ukraine, rising inflation and the threat of a recession on the horizon, the future is anything but certain. Today’s young people haven’t been ruined by social media. They’ve been equipped to unleash the power of a new technological era.

Staying Cyber Aware in a Crisis: Smart Tips for Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

The group targeted individuals in the Ukraine using spam emails that appeared to come from the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. It was only a month ago that cybersecurity was one of the most concerning items on nonprofit boardroom agendas.

Making Your Small Business International

Mike Michalowicz

The invasion of Ukraine has held yet another mirror up to the vulnerability of the world at large. This week I want to remind you that challenges provide opportunities. As I write this, many of us are feeling unsettled. All while we’re attempting to move through what we’re hoping is the tail end of a global pandemic. Are you digging in your heels and hanging on to what you have, or are you actively looking for coping strategies – both personally and in your business?

Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Offshoring Software Development

The Startup Magazine

For instance, if you choose Ukraine with the abundance of quality IT talents as the location for your office, take a look at Alcor and their unique business model. Have you ever looked for software development talent abroad?

Estimating App Development: What Small Businesses Need To Know?


Julia Kravchenko is a partner and a VP of HR in Qubit Labs , an innovative software development company with offices in Tallinn, Estonia and Kyiv, Ukraine. by Julia Kravchenko, partner and VP of HR at Qubit Labs. Why don’t we make an app?”. Obviously, if you open this article you are also interested in creating the one. If we look through the statistics, it’ll show us that mobile phones are gradually becoming more and more popular.

5 Productivity Apps For Startup Entrepreneurs


Ann comes from Ukraine. By Ann Smarty, founder of MyBlogGuest.com. Anyone who runs their own business is putting a lot on their plate. Whether it is a single person start up or a company with other employees, there are endless tasks that need your attention. So many that the 24-hours that are in a day might just not seem to be enough to get it all done. No matter what you do, you are going to run yourself ragged. Hopefully, the reward will make up for this fact.

Pandemic, Boom, War, Correction. So Now What for Tech?

View from Seed

A vast supply of previously untapped labor joined the global workforce, allowing businesses to employ factory workers in China, software engineers in Ukraine, and call center reps in the Philippines. .

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Wrike: The All-In-One Project Management Solution


It later opened offices in Dublin, Ireland, Kiev, Ukraine, and St Petersburg, Russia. Wrike is a versatile project management software that enables multifunctional teams to collaborate and effectively achieve their aims from a single location. Users are given the ability to schedule, prioritise, converse, and monitor work in real time, culminating in tasks being completed with great speed and efficiency. .

Founder Institute doubles down on Europe, now runs 10 startup accelerator programs continent-wide

The Next Web

The newly launched chapters are Zagreb (Croatia), Helsinki (Finland), Istanbul (Turkey), Rome (Italy) and Kyiv (Ukraine). The Founder Institute , the early-stage startup accelerator that aims to ‘globalize Silicon Valley’, is doubling down on Europe big time. As promised at the end of July , the organization has now announced the launch of five new programs across the continent, doubling its European presence to ten chapters across as many countries.

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Dr. Oksana Malysheva Helps Propel Startups at Sputnik ATX

Austin Startup

She was born and raised in Ukraine and the Soviet Union. Growing up in Ukraine , did you ever imagine that your life journey would take you to leading startups in the middle of Texas?

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Making the World a Safer Place

Steve Blank

Ukraine. Introducing Hacking for Defense – Connecting Silicon Valley Innovation Culture and Mindset to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Hacking for Defense is a new course at Stanford’s Engineering School in the Spring of 2016. It is being taught by Tom Byers, Steve Blank, Joe Felter and Pete Newell and is advised by former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry.

Are You in a Bubble?

Diego Basch

It’s like asking “are we in Ukraine?” Are you in Ukraine by any chance? ?????? Many people are talking about IPOs and bubbles, because it sells. Let’s jump in while the water is warm. I see the question “are we in a bubble?” ” asked pretty often these days, and I think it’s the wrong question to ask. ” which I can answer easily for myself: [ waiting for location. ] no, I’m in the US. to you. Of course, bubbles always exist.

Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace

The Next Web

In addition to speaking at IDCEE’13 in Kyiv, Cooper had another goal in visiting Ukraine (and Russia, a couple of days before that). The competition was intended for software developers from Russia and Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine have been sort of anchors for oDesk on the technical side,” Cooper explained. In conversations about freelancing and online marketplaces for remote contract workers of the tech industry, the name of oDesk floats up pretty often.

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The Next Web introduces 12 local Startup Awards to celebrate entrepreneurship across Europe

The Next Web

The winners will be announced at the various Startup Awards ceremonies in Germany, the UK, Ireland, France, Romania, Spain, Poland, Holland, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and Denmark. Ukraine Startup Awards, Kiev, February 19th. Startup founders and investors across the world love The Next Web, and we love them right back.

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#1 Reason for Companies to Hire Remotely in the Future

Transformify - Recruiting

While the majority of our company works from our offices (in NYC or Ukraine), we have a few remote workers at Chanty. Hiring developers in NYC is extremely expensive and in Ukraine, we had struggles finding great writers. The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. Our guest today is Dmytro Okunyev, the Founder of Chanty - a simple AI-powered team chat.

Announcing The Very First cS Award!

crowdSPRING Blog

iSergio has been a crowdSPRING member since August, 2009 and comes from Kiev, Ukraine. Last month we announced that we would be issuing a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. The first award was to go the the designer or writer who was awarded at least one project during the month of June, and who had the highest average buyer score for all their entries submitted to projects last month.

Can you hire an all-remote team using freelance platforms only?

Transformify - Recruiting

My COO is a doctorate from Ukraine, where the economy has not treated him well, but he is one of the most hardworking and intelligent people I’ve ever met. My procurement team is in China, my customer support team is in the Philippines, my COO is in Ukraine, my CFO is in Atlanta, and my legal team is in Chicago. Sure, a Harvard MBA sounds sexy and looks great on paper, but my guess is that a PhD in Astrophysics from Ukraine is just as smart and hardworking.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Congrats to Backupify! A Great Exit Story for the First Company I Ever Backed

This is going to be BIG.

Still, he got his guys in the Ukraine to code something up. Today, Backupify announced that it is getting purchased by Datto. It''s a solid exit to a company that has lots of revs, is growing, and together will form a very formidable player in the data backup space--one that can definitely be a public company in the next couple of years.

Advice for startups in a downturn (May 2022 Edition)

VC Cafe

Tech is entering a downturn. After a 13 year bull market run, anywhere you look in the stock market these days, it’s mostly RED. The tech companies that have been stock market darlings, breaking new records, are struggling, many missing analysts expectations.