[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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

?????????? – 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

And then they came for our startups. [ACTION REQUIRED] on Startup Visa changes

This is going to be BIG.

For example, Max Levchin was one of the Paypal founders (he came here from the Ukraine seeking political asylum, as this was well before the Startup Visa was created.) A few years ago, venture capitalists and founders got together to make it easier for international founders to come here and start new businesses. Because it has generally worked out amazingly for Americans. Half of the startups in the U.S. that currently enjoy valuations of over $1 billion were founded by immigrants.

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?”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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!

What in the World ?!?


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.

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?”

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.

Supercharge Growth Without Raising Money


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.

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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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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.

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The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

Both Sides of the Table

This is sometimes done in a cheaper part of your country but is more often done in a developing country rich with technical talent and smart people such as the Ukraine, China, India, Bulgaria and the like.

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

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A Fish Out Of Water


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?

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.

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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.

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Defying the Odds

Austin Startup

I have to admit I would not have envisioned myself writing this at the beginning of my journey, as a girl fond of solving physics and math problems growing up in Kiev, Ukraine. How a Ukrainian girl who loved math became a V.C.

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.

Twitter Link Roundup #213 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

Ukraine in flames: Putin’s inferno – crowdspring.co/1f4KAOT. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

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. I am working on the weekly planner called Week Plan and I decided I needed someone to help me develop it while I focus on the other tasks of the business.

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Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

VC Cafe

Facebook surprised with its first acquisition in Israel today (and its second acquisition outside of the US), with the announcement that it is buying Israeli startup Snaptu (previously known as Moblica) for an estimated $60-70 million.

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Oksana’s Story: Geoffrey Frost

Austin Startup

Dr. Oksana Malysheva was born and raised in Soviet Union, Ukraine. WOMEN’S STORIES OF MALE ALLIES?—?THE THE IMPORTANCE OF GENDER PARTNERSHIP ‘The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.’