Already recognized for their engineering excellence, several countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are now emerging on the global startup scene.
Thus for the past couple of years Belarus, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine and some other countries of the region have seen their local companies assert themselves on the international market, raise considerable funding and/or be acquired by global companies.
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.
On March 29, Kyiv (Kiev) will play host to the first edition of ChatBot Conference UA, an international conference dedicated to chatbots. The event will bring together major local and foreign industry experts. Entrepreneurs, officials, investors and other professionals are also invited.
Live chat is claimed to increase conversion by 5-10 times. Chatbots, which are considered the main e-commerce trend in 2017, will replace applications and become a regular channel for interaction between companies and clients soon, believe the organizers of the conference.
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.
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.
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 🙂 )
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.
Ukrainian e-commerce and e-payments professional invited to leading international event (Berlin, Feb. 14-16)
Payment and e-commerce professionals from all across Europe, including Ukraine, are cordially invited to the international Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE2017) conference and expo, which will take place in Berlin, February 14-16, 2017.
MPE 2017, is Europe’s top event about merchant payments, CX, POS and card acquiring, featuring 300+ CXOs and MDs, 150+ speakers, 1000+ of participants from 40+countries, 70+ sponsors & exhibitors.
Innovative companies from Ukraine and neighboring countries are invited to pitch their projects to the board of jury of international investors as part of Belgrade Venture Forum. The event claims to be the largest forum of innovations, entrepreneurship and investments in the South East Europe region. It will be held on December 5 – 7 in Belgrade, Serbia.
The Pitching Competition provides strong innovative startups with an opportunity to present themselves directly to a large group of international investors interested in the region.