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. A significant bondholder of Ukraine''s foreign debt has appointed Blackstone as adviser and Weil (Gotshall) as legal adviser to assist in creditor discussions with Ukraine," one person familiar with the situation said.

How Two Women in Ukraine Got Barneys and Harrods to Carry Their 'Walking Sleepwear'

Inc Startups

Kyiv-based Sleeper makes handcrafted, silk and linen pajamas that are also office and date-night appropriate. Europe

Why the Civil Unrest in Ukraine Matters to Small Business

Inc Startups

Ukraine is my homeland; it''s the country where I spent my childhood and most of my young adulthood. at the age of 19, I still had hopes of going back to Ukraine one day. Unfortunately, recent events have proven to me that Ukraine is on the brink of collapse.

How U.S. Business is Playing Ambassador in Ukraine

Inc Startups

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

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.

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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.

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. Cardiomo, one more winning project, is also touring Ukraine’s and international contests with their prototype.

Those Crazy Americans

Passionate Intensity

Recently, Ukraine and Crimea reminded me that I am still a Russian. Life Americans Humor Russia Ukraine

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 used to send him payments via PayPal, but PayPal no longer works in Ukraine. It had never occurred to me that even in Ukraine Amazon is ubiquitous.

Video game maker using courts to stop online game cheaters

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

courts to chasten cheaters from Ukraine to Minnesota RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — The maker of a video game that pits players worldwide in a fight for survival on virtual terrain is using U.S.

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

?????????? – 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. Not if I had to spend two weeks in the Ukraine applying for a new Russian visa!

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.

Russia Done With USD


presidential election and to further punish Moscow for its 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine - RTRS. In response to the U.S. Russia sanctions Russia has made an announcement regarding changes for international payments and about settling their payments in USD. Russia will speed up work on reducing its dependence on U.S. payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency in response to U.S. sanctions, RIA new agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday.

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.

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

How to Lead without Authority (a Product Manager POV)

The Product Guy

Our team is spread over three locations – NYC, North Carolina, and Ukraine. It wasn’t until 6 months into the project when the entire team and I finally met in person and held our first retrospective in the same room in the Ukraine offices.


Russia's Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers


Many Russian companies have been locked out of Western capital markets following the sanctions imposed on the country for its involvement in Ukraine

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US: Assad Must Leave, After Negotiations


Kerry and Hammond said they also discussed conflicts in Yemen, Libya and Ukraine. I understand the diplomacy but.CH says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation 9/19/15 08:23 (Adds Kerry and Hammond quotes, background) By Lesley Wroughton LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his departure should be decided through negotiation.

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. There’s an old saying in polite circles in the United States that there are two things one should never talk about a social gatherings: Politics & Religion.

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?”.

4 Things You Need to Know Today

Inc Startups

EU Sanctions The European Union will freeze the assets of and impose travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine--a response to Crimea''s declaration of independence and application to join Russia following a referendum vote there this weekend. -- Reuters 4.

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.

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?”

Penalty Kicks Suck

Entrepreneurship Blog

Hopefully the Italy vs. Ukraine match will be decided in normal course of play Germany beat Argentina this morning in the quarter finals of the World Cup on penalty kicks. After playing a full 90 minutes and an additional 30 minutes of overtime the match came down to 5 penalty kicks for each team. The problem is that penalty Kicks involve too much luck to decide important games and goal keepers admit to routinely guessing which way they jump.

The Most Important Political Show on TV

Both Sides of the Table

The Russian people love Putin’s moves and incursions into the Crimea and Ukraine because it stokes a nationalism (think Trump in the US) about making Russia great again.

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Netgear CEO: Don't Keep Tech Talent Out of the U.S.

Inc Startups

But if those jobs, instead of being in the US, we actually go to them and hire them, and let them work in India, let them work in China, let them work in Russia or Ukraine, guess what?

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.

Fortumo Partners Second Largest Mobile Operator In Central & Eastern Europe


If you also consider that out of the 30 million or so credit cards in Ukraine, over 50% are inactive and are not used to make online payments, it becomes increasingly interesting. Personally, I think this has to be the way forward not just in Ukraine but anywhere else.

Businesses Fear Retaliation From U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

Inc Startups

and EU are planning to put financial pressure on Russia in response to president Vladimir Putin''s annexation of Ukraine''s Crimea region. A group of CEOs are meeting in Washington to discuss how further sanctions could hurt businesses with operations in Russia. With the U.S.

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. It’s more about our celebrating what we love about our country than it is about winning a war. Like many who live here I’m proudly American.

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

Inc Startups

Despite uncertainty over health care, the minimum wage , overtime, and the situation in the Ukraine , optimism among these companies held strong at 69 percent, according to the March 2014 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

We’ve just held our seventh and eighth weeks of Hacking for Diplomacy at Stanford, and the attention our course is getting from Washington – and around the world – has been interesting.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

We’ve just held our seventh and eighth weeks of Hacking for Diplomacy at Stanford, and the attention our course is getting from Washington – and around the world – has been interesting.

What Does it Mean to be American? Why Trump is Just a Blip on the Radar

Both Sides of the Table

My family was also Jewish (my father’s father fled Jewish oppression in Romania and his mother from the Ukraine) so in fact I am Jewtino. Starting back in 2015 and throughout much of 2016 people started commenting that my blog had become a lot more political.

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. TutoTOONS has most of its creators in Ukraine, Russia, the EU, Latin America and USA.

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.

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.