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.
The Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) has just released its Investors Book, a report that features data about local venture funds, accelerators, incubators, PE funds and other market players.
According to the report, 17 venture funds, six private equity funds and one corporate fund (HP Tech Ventures) currently operate in Ukraine.
The GCV Symposium has asserted itself as the leading global event for corporate venturing professionals, attracting more than 400 business leaders every year.
This year, in partnership with Ukraine Digital News, a special Eastern Europe Session will highlight the growing connections between corporations and startups in these countries — from incubation, to investment, to acquisition, to other forms of partnerships.
Newcastle-based Poptop.fm has secured £100,000 from the Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund, which is managed by Northstar Ventures. An additional £20,000 came from an undisclosed angel investor.
Presenting itself as “an international event concierge service,” the startup offers a range of services including “music entertainment, catering, decoration, photography and event planning,” to name a few.
Based in New York, the startup is a major provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to online publishing, non-profit, community and ad network markets.
If Ukrainian mobile phone users are tired of their tariff plans or fed up with poor service, they face a tough choice: either they stay with their current provider and suffer on, or change networks and be forced to change their number as well.
Such a dilemma doesn’t exist in the more than 70 countries where mobile number portability is available. Portability allows customers to move freely among networks, taking their number with them wherever they go.
The best Ukrainian players of the domestic e-commerce market will be awarded at the Ukrainian E-Commerce Awards ceremony this Friday, April 7 in Kyiv (Kiev).
While industry experts will select the winners in such categories as “Breakthrough of the Year” and “Man of the Year in e-commerce,” Ukrainian online consumers will vote online for a series of other nominations.
DataRobot, a machine learning platform that helps enterprises build predictive models at speed, has raised $54 million in a Series C funding round led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA), reports VentureBeat.
The company has an R&D office in Kyiv (Kiev), with up to 200 employees working there, according to DOU.UA, an authoritative local industry resource.
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.