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Why the Civil Unrest in Ukraine Matters to Small Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Ukraine is my homeland; it''s the country where I spent my childhood and most of my young adulthood. When I came to the U.S.

How U.S. Business is Playing Ambassador in Ukraine

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Over the weekend Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker journeyed to Ukraine to offer technical assistance. It''s a reminder of the critical role businesses can play creating change

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Franklin Templeton hires Blackstone to advise on Ukraine debt restructuring talks


Reuters Ukraine''s largest creditor, Franklin Templeton, has hired investment and advisory firm Blackstone to advise a creditor group during debt restructuring negotiations with Kiev, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Sunday. Blackstone represented Greece''s creditors in 2012. "A Full Update.

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.

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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. Does Vladimir have his challenges? Of course. Or one in Shanghai. Or Rio. Or Seoul. read more.

Amazon Credit As Global Currency

Leveraging Ideas

I’ve worked with a developer based in Ukraine for close to 10 years on both personal and business projects. I’d had enough.

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


First Place: quadSquad (Ukraine). They came, they saw, and they – well, some of them, at least – conquered. Software Design. Phone.

?????????? – 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. Ukraine was magnificent. As usual Bob did one better. No exceptions.” is the anti-Product Hunt: A graveyard of startup failures

The Next Web

to the geopolitical (“Consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.”) Thankfully, isn’t “Uber for hearses”. The

5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid


Coca Cola traps itself between Russia and Ukraine Politics. Brands are closer to their audience with the help of social media. Phew!

The Donald Trump of Ukraine

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurship runs in Greg Pekarsky''s family. In fact, it''s what inspired him to launch his own realty firm in Chicago

Small Business Owners Say Main Street Is Back. Here's Why

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While they haven''t struggled more than some social media startups, small companies are clawing their way back to profitability. Small businesses--i.e.,

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

Steve Blank

Ukraine. Hacking for Defense is a new course at Stanford’s Engineering School in the Spring of 2016. Why? . Yet in the last decade the U.S.

Why It’s OK to Show Your Anger

Both Sides of the Table

He didn’t even know or acknowledge that Putin has incursions into the Ukraine and had annexed Crimea. Collectively we have a voice. Full stop.

TutoTOONS reaches 50 million downloads, growing 10x in 10 months


Over 7,000 people from Argentina to Ukraine have tried the platform, with over 300 artists building games with TutoTOONS on a regular basis.

Entrepreneurs Should Think More Like Athletes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Last month, I was in Kiev, Ukraine keynoting a conference called IDCEE. You''ve been logging a lot of miles lately. Start-ups outside the U.S.

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).

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

They shared their experiences of how technology has enhanced – and threatens to undermine – diplomatic work. It’s tough. As America’s No. he said.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

They shared their experiences of how technology has enhanced – and threatens to undermine – diplomatic work. It’s tough. As America’s No. he said.

5 Productivity Apps For Startup Entrepreneurs


Ann comes from Ukraine. By Ann Smarty, founder of Anyone who runs their own business is putting a lot on their plate. Pocket.

GBP Austin Dimmer | Building a Software Company is Hard

Business of Software Blog

I live on the edge of a war zone in Ukraine. Life pretty much sucks. You may kill me for asking this. Who exactly is our enemy? She is right.

4 Things You Need to Know Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Today''s business news, curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your venture succeed. Let the March Madness distractions commence!--

Are You in a Bubble?

Diego Basch

It’s like asking “are we in Ukraine?” Are you in Ukraine by any chance? ?????? no, I’m in the US. to you.

How I hired a great web developer on oDesk for $12/hr

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

I ended up hiring someone from Ukraine because he could work full time on weekplan but both were really good. Post the job on oDesk. The result.

I am a developer, yet I outsource the development of my startup

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

I spent the first 8 months developing the website myself until I proved to myself that my idea was a viable business idea. We talk the same language.

Whoa: Why Facebook Dropped $19 Billion on an App Startup

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Koum, who is originally from Ukraine, will join Facebook''s board of directors. Look for more apps. Heavily, in fact, is an understatement.

A Fish Out Of Water


I was up at 13,000 feet sharing the route with young Russian speaking circus performers from Ukraine. When does a fish notice water? Hmmm…?

Meet America's Fastest Growing Private Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I was born in Ukraine. How a poor immigrant kid from Brooklyn wound up running Unified Payments, No. 1 on the 2012 Inc. percent. Quite possibly.

Why Nuance Is Giving It Away

Ukraine Tries to Sober Up Its Bears for Euro Soccer. Ukraine Tries to Sober Up Its Bears for Euro Soccer. Bloomberg Businessweek. Tweet.

Facebook's New Secret Sauce

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The social network keeps getting more addictive. Here''s how. This story first appeared in Slate. We all know by now that Facebook isn''t cool.

The Most Important Political Show on TV

Both Sides of the Table

That show is GPS (Global Public Square) by Fareed Zakaria. I tape it every Sunday morning and watch it religiously. I’m not saying he has a problem.

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

The Next Web

Ukraine Startup Awards, Kiev, February 19th. Startup founders and investors across the world love The Next Web, and we love them right back.

Examining the U.S.-Germany Relationship

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Last week I participated in the Young Leaders Conference in Berlin, sponsored by the American Council on Germany. I was honored to be a delegate.

Why Immigration and The Fourth of July are so Entwined

Both Sides of the Table

His family was from the Ukraine and Romania. The Fourth of July. The day we celebrate American independence. ” My family is Jewish.

What in the World ?!?


Jan Koum, one of WhatsApp’s founders, immigrated to the US from Communist Ukraine as a teenager. What in the World?!? Why now?

The World Doesn't Need Another Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The interview was conducted last month in Kiev, Ukraine during the IDCEE conference, which I happened to keynote. What''s next for start-ups?

Accelerating Through The Finnish Startup Ecosystem


This lead to founding of PromoRepublic, a platform for creating promotions and contests on social networks, in 2013. Lottenbach. "We

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. Image credit: Ralph Orlowski / Getty Images.

The Founders of Labs of Latvia Leave Due To Internal Disagreements


Labs of Latvia platform is now be managed by Arnis Ozols, the former editor at Latvian news portal Delfi in Ukraine , and Kristaps Zālītis.

Supercharge Growth Without Raising Money


by Evan Varsamis, Founder/CEO at Gadget Flow Inc. Myself and my co-founders were just a bunch of young upstarts with a big idea. The Beginning. Growth.