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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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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 […].

Success Stories of Previous Winners at the Vernadsky Challenge

The Startup Magazine

Ukraine is a country rich in talents in the technology industry. Ukraine has never had a lot of investment possibilities for hardware startups. The Challenge is just 3 years old; it was initiated in 2015 by the Head of Google Ukraine, Dmitry Sholomko, and managing partner of Noosphere Ventures, Max Polyakov. Cardiomo, one more winning project, is also touring Ukraine’s and international contests with their prototype.

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.

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

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”)

5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid

Brandanew

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.

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.

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

ReadWriteStart

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.

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. It took a bigger crisis like COVID-19 to give boards a little less worry about cybersecurity.

Estimating App Development: What Small Businesses Need To Know?

YoungUpstarts

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

#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.

Wrike: The All-In-One Project Management Solution

YoungUpstarts

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. .

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.

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.

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? If so, it’s highly likely you’ve already come through a bunch of materials about offshoring. Doesn’t it seem to you that all the benefits of this business model are too good to be true? Source: Pixabay. Offshoring has both light and dark sides.

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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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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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.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

Their presentations hit the mark with the deputy secretary: In Week 8, we were joined by a powerhouse panel of four veteran diplomats: Alexander Downer , Australia’s current high commissioner to the United Kingdom and former foreign minister of Australia; Borys Tarasiuk , former foreign minister of Ukraine; Jaime Gama , former foreign minister of Portugal; and Don McKinnon , former foreign minister of New Zealand.

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Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

Their presentations hit the mark with the deputy secretary: In Week 8, we were joined by a powerhouse panel of four veteran diplomats: Alexander Downer , Australia’s current high commissioner to the United Kingdom and former foreign minister of Australia; Borys Tarasiuk , former foreign minister of Ukraine; Jaime Gama , former foreign minister of Portugal; and Don McKinnon , former foreign minister of New Zealand.

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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.

Supercharge Growth Without Raising Money

YoungUpstarts

I applied this method to every single one of our hires and today our team consists of 22 people from United States, India, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Greece and the Philippines. 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. We envisioned a platform where you could discover and buy incredible gadgets. Instead of raising money we found another way to achieve exponential growth.

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Congratulations to Upwork

A Crowded Space

Early on, we would routinely get emails and chats from freelancers in Russia, Ukraine, India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines expressing tremendous thanks. A huge congratulations to the entire Upwork team on a successful IPO! This exciting milestone for the freelance economy cements Upwork’s place as the dominant marketplace in the industry. I was fortunate enough to be on the founding team of oDesk (now Upwork).

The September cS Award and The August cS Award Winner

crowdSPRING Blog

Alexander_Dsign has been a crowdSPRING member since November 19, 2010 and is from Kiev, Ukraine. Earlier this year, we announced that we would issue a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. September cS Award. The September cS Award of $1,000 will be given to a creative who posts the most useful and interesting content to crowdSPRING’s Facebook fan page during the month of September.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 4

Steve Blank

Putin’s Russia is intent on undermining the US and West in any way it can – aggression in the Crimea and Ukraine and destabilizing activities in Syria ; Venezuela and beyond. We just held our fourth sessions of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

What in the World ?!?

thebarefootvc

Jan Koum, one of WhatsApp’s founders, immigrated to the US from Communist Ukraine as a teenager. I gave a talk, titled “What in the World?”, ”, almost exactly 2 years ago to this day at Bloomberg LP’s headquarters in NYC as part of Social Media Week. You can view the full presentation here. I overviewed demographic and economic trends globally and outlined the opportunity for technology companies to access growth in the emerging markets.

A Fish Out Of Water

YoungUpstarts

I was up at 13,000 feet sharing the route with young Russian speaking circus performers from Ukraine. Image credit: Exotic fish in water from Shutterstock. By Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “. When does a fish notice water? When it is out of the water! The fish gasps for breath. The fish beats its tail on the deck and moves in a helpless manner. It is out of the water and clearly feeling the difference.

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.

What Protecting Democracy and Saving Net Neutrality Have in Common

Austin Startup

I grew up in Soviet Union Ukraine, a society that at the time did not have either?—?and Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In life, there are certain things we take for granted. Water is clean, the sky is blue and gravity is about 9.8 All these things are expected to never change, but if they did, everyone would take notice. Beyond just the average internet user taking a hit from a net neutrality ban, so will small businesses.

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UK venture post Brexit – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

The Equity Kicker

Grexit, Russia/Ukraine and terrorism spring to mind as recent examples. “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” is an old French saying that translates literally as “The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing” Before the Brexit vote there was a lot of debate about the trajectory of the venture capital markets and that has intensified considerably in the last couple of weeks.