Events & contests Category: Events & contests

Mobile marketing professionals to meet on Black Sea beach (May 20-21)

On May 20-21, Odessa, a city in the Southern Ukraine, will play host to a major international mobile marketing event Mobile Beach Conference 2017. Some 1,500 international mobile marketing professionals are expected to attend.

Presented as “the most unconventional mobile marketing event,” it will take place at the Ibiza resort by the Black Sea.

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Ukrainian outsourcing firms invited to learn, network and present in Berlin (April 6)

On April 4, the independent German Outsourcing Association and the Outsourcing Journal will hold the 4th ITO&BPO Germany Forum in Berlin, in partnership with UADN.NET. Ukrainian companies are cordially invited to learn about with the latest industryt trends, and network with potential clients and partners through this major event.

ITO&BPO Germany Forum is the only international, non-commercial and independent business conference focusing on ITO, BPO and SSC in and for the D-A-CH markets.

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Ukraine’s first eSports business conference to be held in Kyiv (Feb. 22)

eSPORTconf UAH, which presents itself as Ukraine’s first eSports business conference, will be held on February 22 in Kyiv (Kiev). The event will bring together entrepreneurs and investors, as well as representatives of the gaming and gambling industry in Ukraine and other Russian-speaking countries.

Ukraine is among the top six countries with the most developed eSports industry. This market grows by 50% every year, according to Smile Expo, the organizer of the event.

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How Ukrainian startups attracted global attention at CES 2017

Earlier this month, the International Consumer Electronic Show (СES-2017) attracted more than 200,000 visitors to Las Vegas. This year, for the first time, Ukraine had organized a dedicated exhibition area to show eight of its brightest startups and products.

This ‘UaTech Expo Zone’ was The Ukrainian Expo was organized  jointly by the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) and Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), a USAID-funded organization. It was located in the Eureka Park among seven national exhibition areas, including those of  France, Holland, Israel and the Czech Republic.

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Ukrainian teams invited to apply to leading European B2B startup acclerator and receive €20,000 (deadline: Jan 31)

Early stage B2B startups from Ukraine and other Eastern European countries are invited to apply for a three-month Startup Wise Guys acceleration program, which will take place this spring in Tallinn.

Twenty-five pre-selected teams will participate in three-day finals on February 20-22 in Tallinn. The program will include more than 20 one-on-one mentor and investor meetings, as well as business training.

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E-commerce players from across Europe invited to major industry event in Berlin (Feb. 2)

On February 2, Station Berlin will host the second edition of E-Commerce Berlin Expo, one of the largest e-commerce events in the world. This year, the organizers expect 3,000 visitors and 90 exhibitors. These include the representatives of Deutsche Post, Rakuten Deutschland, Idealo, Semrush, Freshdesk, PrestaShop and Händlerbund.

Participation in the event is free of charge, but requires preliminary online registration. (The number of tickets available is limited, so hurry up 🙂 )

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Twenty Ukrainian startups in Las Vegas to compete at CES 2017

Ukraine was represented by 20 startups at the CES this year, which was held Jan. 5 – Jan. 8 in Las Vegas.

“Ukrainian startups are very competitive,” Olga Afanasyeva, the UVCA executive director, told the Kyiv Post. “We weren’t anyhow ashamed by their level.”

However, the fact that there were 20 projects from Ukraine and 200 from France shows the difference in scale, a startup enterpreneur present in Las Vegas told the Kyiv Post.

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Ukrainian startups invited to pitch to global investors at Riga’s TechChill (registration deadline: Jan 15)

Seed startups from Ukraine and other Eastern European countries are invited to apply for the TechChill Pitch Battle, an intensive one-day bootcamp for qualifying startups. The contest will be held as part of TechChill, a two-day startup conference taking place in Riga, Latvia in February 2017.

The event is presented as “one of the best opportunities for new companies to showcase their idea on the main stage in front of an audience of 1,000 people, including several global investors and international media representatives.”

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Unconventional digital marketing conference invites industry professionals to party (Kyiv, Dec. 16)

On December 16, Kyiv (Kiev) will host Digital Monkey, an event dedicated to business promotion methods using digital tools.

The event will combine a conference and a party for international and local professionals and enthusiasts from the digital industry, SMM, SEO, PR, design, blogging, advertising, journalism and content marketing.

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Ukrainian startups awarded at international contests

Last week UniExo won the Robohub Reader’s Pick in the Robot Launch 2016 global startup competition, attracting almost 91% of the votes. Its closest competitor Halodi, a Norwegian startup aiming to “provide a vast number of robots to the mass market,” attracted just 3% of the votes.

Founded by Anton Holovachenko, a 22-year old Ukrainian inventor from Kyiv (Kiev), UniExo has designed a universal medical robotic exoskeleton.

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