The fifth edition of the Ukrainian E-commerce Awards, the annual ceremony to honor top Ukrainian e-commerce players, was held last month in Kyiv (Kiev).
Over 200 Internet projects participated in the contest. The winning companies were chosen by online vote by some 10,000 customers among a list of companies pre-selected by the jury.
In late April the third edition of international engineering startup competition Vernadsky Challenge was held in Dnipro (a city of central Ukraine formerly known as Dnipropetrovsk).
Out of 230 applicants, ten projects were selected as finalists. The four most promising projects shared two million hryvnias in grants (roughly $75,000 at the current exchange rate).
Later this month Kyiv (Kiev) will play host to the tenth edition of Kyiv Outsourcing Forum 2017, one of the largest IT outsourcing business event in Ukraine. The forum gathers owners and top managers of outsourcing companies as well as freelancers from all over Ukraine.
Over 70 local and international speakers will participate in the conference.
Developers from Ukraine and other Eastern European countries are invited to a 48-hour international hackathon to develop new IT solutions for the aviation and travel industries. Hacker Games Pro: Aviation will be held at Vilnius Tech Park on April 28-30. More than 100 participants are expected.
Teams will work either independently or in cooperation with travel and aviation experts, entrepreneurs and other mentors. At the end of the hackathon, participants will pitch their projects to a board of jury.
On April 22-23, a 24-hour hackathon devoted to innovative IT solutions in education will be held in Kharkiv (Kharkov), Eastern Ukraine. Participants will pitch to the representatives of Ukrainian tech universities, IT business and venture funds to compete for a 30,000 hryvnia award (approximately $1,100).
Christened “IT-Eureka! Ukraine,” the event will attract Ukrainian student teams, which will create a prototype based on their ideas with support from mentors.
Venture Day Minsk, a major event on the Eastern European innovation scene, will be held on April 12 in Minsk, Belarus.
In partnership with Ukraine Digital News, the event will bring together over 500 startups, investors, business angels, media representatives, top managers of large companies, engineers and developers.
InnoTech Ukraine, which presents itself as Ukraine’s largest exhibition and conference on innovation, will hold its third edition on April 7-9 in Kyiv (Kiev). The three-day forum aims to demonstrate how innovative technologies can be applied in everyday life and business.
The agenda will cover the present and future of innovation in robotics, 3D printing, healthcare, smart technologies and education both in Ukraine and worldwide.
Lithuania’s recently launched Startup Visa program is an opportunity for startups from neighboring countries, including Ukraine, to open the door to the European Union and broader Western markets.
Seedstars Summit, the annual entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets, will hold its 2017 edition on April 6 at the SwissTech Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The event will bring together startups, investors, government officials, corporate innovators and CEOs from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and the MENA region.
Ukrainian companies and R&D organizations looking for technological, research and business cooperation and investment are invited to meet potential clients and partners in Vienna at the Ukrainian IT Platform.
The event will take place as part of the International B2B Software Days on April 25-26. Some 600 IT professionals from 20 countries are expected to attend.
Bilateral 30-min meetings for Ukrainian and Austrian B2B players, as well as the Ukrainian exhibition stand are featured in the agenda.