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MI: Ukrainian Pitch
MI: Ukrainian Pitch – a podcast hosted by Dominique Piotet. Tech News & Tech Dudes. From Ukraine to the World.
Sep 29, 2023
Yura Lazebnikov / WePlay Studios
Yura Lazebnikov is an investor and co-founder of WePlay Studios, a content-driven production company. He is also a co-founder of the NGO “Techiia Foundation,” which since 2018 has invested over UAH 20 million in social projects focused on the Ukrainian army, healthcare, and the development of STEM education. LinkedIn of Yura Lazebnikov: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yura-lazebnikov/ About WePlay Studios: WePlay Studios is a content-driven production company that blends gaming, technology, and storytelling to create unparalleled viewer experiences. The company accelerates the entertainment industry with creative solutions in broadcasting, augmented reality, visual effects, interactive experiences, etc. Networks, brands, and agencies around the world turn to WePlay Studios for content development, production execution, and highly targeted brand integrations. Founded in Kyiv, Ukraine, by Yura Lazebnikov and Oleg Krot, the company has dual headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and Kyiv, Ukraine, with high-tech arenas and studios specialized for creating content of any kind. Today, WePlay Studios is the strategic partner of One True King, the largest streaming community in the United States, and the production partner of the Enthusiast Gaming organization. The WePlay team was shortlisted for the Sports Emmy Awards for 2022 for outstanding coverage of an esports event and a finalist of the 2021 Esports Awards for Creative Team of the Year, among many other awards. WePlay Studios is proud to have developed, produced, hosted, and broadcast over 30 esports and gaming events, amassing nearly two million followers and 235 million views on Twitch. https://weplay.tv/ On this podcast, Dominique Piotet, co-founder of the Ukrainian Phoenix Fund, discussed with Yura Lazebnikov scaling of the businesses from Ukraine to the global market. The podcast was recorded in September 2023 and sound engineered by The Podcast Bar: https://thepodcast.bar/
Sep 22, 2023
Ivan Kaunov / Defense Tech Startup BUNTAR
Ivan Kaunov – co-founder of fintech company Finmap.Online, nowadays serving in the Ukrainian Army. On this podcast, he presents defense tech startup BUNTAR. Pitch deck of BUNTAR: https://docsend.com/view/wutan9rimdtvcd6k Ivan Kaunov on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaunov-ivan/ On this podcast, Dominique Piotet, co-founder of the Ukrainian Phoenix Fund, discussed with Ivan Kaunov opportunities for investments in growing military tech. The podcast was recorded in September 2023 and sound engineered by The Podcast Bar: https://thepodcast.bar/
Sep 14, 2023
Arnaud Lumet / Luxembourg Ukraine Chamber of Commerce
Arnaud Lumet plays a pivotal role as a Founding Board Member of the Luxembourg Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and the Tech & Innovation Lead. Arnaud's journey into the tech ecosystem began with a strong belief that Europe holds vast opportunities for Ukrainian startups. Luxembourg, despite its small size, boasts a thriving tech ecosystem with over 500 startups, 15 incubation and acceleration programs, and initiatives like Fit4Start, which provides up to 150,000 EUR in equity-free support. Arnaud underscores Luxembourg's unique strengths, including its focus on Space Resources, a robust Fintech ecosystem, High-Performance Computing, a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and the innovative Digital Embassy Program. In a remarkable achievement, Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency of Luxembourg, is part of a consortium that secured 20 million Euros in funding from the European Innovation Council to support over 200 Ukrainian DeepTech startups in Europe. Contact Arnaud Lumet: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arnaud-lumet/ The podcast was recorded in September 2023 and sound engineered by The Podcast Bar: https://thepodcast.bar/
Sep 7, 2023
Michael Chobanyan / KUNA.io
Michael Chobanyan is the founder of the first Bitcoin agency in Eastern Europe and the CIS countries. Has more than 7 years of experience in managing Telecommunications / Internet Providers. Professionally studies Blockchain ecosystems since 2011. https://www.linkedin.com/in/chobanian/ • In March, 2014 Mr. Chobanyan founded KUNA Bitcoin Agency and non-government organization Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine (BFU). • September, 2014 - the first Bitcoin Embassy in the CIS countries was opened and through successful ICO (December, 2015) the first public Ukrainian exchange of crypto assets KUNA.io was launched https://kuna.io/en • In December, 2017, with community of like-minded professionals, Mr. Chobanyan created and headed the Blockchain Association of Ukraine (ABU) http://bau.ai • In January, 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos he introduced the concept of Blockchain HUB (cross-border network of professional spaces for solving the urgent problems of the Fourth Industrial Revolution). The opening of the flagship Blockchain HUB in Kyiv took place in March, 2018. • Since the start of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, Michael Chobanyan has launched a Crypto Fund for Ukraine to help the Armed Forces which has raised over $100 million of donations. At the request of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Chobanyan helped the Government of Ukraine to create and manage state cryptocurrency wallets for donations in Kuna Exchange. • In March 2022, Michael Chobanyan spoke at a hearing of the US Senate Committee on how cryptocurrencies help Ukraine during the war with Russia and why Russian oligarchs will not be able to circumvent sanctions with their help. The podcast was recorded in August 2023 and sound engineered by The Podcast Bar: https://thepodcast.bar/
Aug 31, 2023
Zoya Lytvyn / Osvitoria NGO
Zoya Lytvyn is Founder of Osvitoria NGO promoting the development and education reform in Ukraine. Zoya introduced to Ukraine Global Teacher Prize Award to enhance the prestige of the teaching profession. On this podcast, Dominique Piotet, co-founder of the Ukrainian Phoenix Fund, discussed with Zoya Lytvyn resistance of the educational front in Ukraine. More about Osvitoria: https://osvitoria.org/en/ More about Ukrainian Phoenix Fund: https://ukrphoenix.com/ The podcast was recorded in August 2023 and sound engineered by The Podcast Bar: https://thepodcast.bar/
Jul 19, 2023
Dmytro Bilash / AI Osavul / War Time Episode
In this episode Dominique Piotet, co-founder at Ukrainian Phoenix Fund, discussed information security in the war time in Ukraine with Dmytro Bilash, co-founder & CBDO Osavul, AI company which raised $1 million in 2023. Osavul is a Ukrainian AI company focusing on information security, countering disinformation, and information environment assessment. Name Osavul corresponds to the military position in old Ukrainian cossack army. Osavul maintained order in the army. Osavul was founded in March 2022 with the start of the russian full-scale invasion. Founding team found a gap in disinformation analysis and countering and started cooperating with government agencies as volunteers. The proposed AI solution became the basis for creating the first version of Osavul. Soon, Osavul software has been implemented and is used by the Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and Ukrainian security and defense agencies. Request demo: https://www.osavul.cloud/ *** _The podcast MI: Ukrainian Pitch is an independent media, we don’t have sponsors and any financing. If you want to support us, feel free to donate via PayPal: email@example.com _ _Merci!_
Jul 12, 2023
Ilia Kenigshtein / Creative States / War Time Episode
Ilia Kenigshtein, Founder of Creative States, shared with Dominique Piotet history of the foundation of the workspaces extremely popular among entrepreneurs of Ukraine's capital, and golden rules for creating a vibrant ecosystem, especially in a war time. https://creativestates.net/en _Creative States - the fastest-growing network of premium flexible workspaces with a full range of operational services partnering with A-Class building owners and professional commercial landlords. _ *** _The podcast MI: Ukrainian Pitch is an independent media, we don’t have sponsors and any financing. If you want to support us, feel free to donate via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org _ _Merci!_
Jul 6, 2023
Svitlana Malovana / Teampulse / War Time Episode
Svitlana Malovana, CEO and co-founder at Teampulse, relocated to New York City to promote the healthcare startup created from bomb shelters in Ukraine. Teampulse increases employee engagement and productivity in a hybrid work environment via gamification and wellness challenges. Launched in January 2023, the startup achieved significant milestones: 10 companies and over 1,500 active users are using the product. Svitlana Malovana is in TOP 25 women in IT by Forbes Ukraine, TOP 20 Women Leaders by Empowering Women Innovators, and Role Model of the Year by Euroasian Startup Award. Book demo: https://team-pulse.io/ *** _The podcast MI: Ukrainian Pitch is an independent media, we don’t have sponsors and any financing. If you want to support us, feel free to donate via PayPal: email@example.com _ _Merci!_
Jun 27, 2023
Andrii Dligach / War Time Episode
Andrii Dligach is Doctor of Economics, Strategist, Futurologist, and Visionary. Also he is: * Founder of the Board business community (1.500 Ukrainian businessmen globally) * Co-founder of the Center for Economic Recovery * Co-founder at Singularity University Kyiv * Investor and ideologist of ecosystems and technology startups. In this conversation with Dominique Piotet Andrii Dligach shared his vision on anthological war in Ukraine, transition from the world of boarders to the world of roads. Listen to get insights and learn about windows of opportunities in IT, food production, new energy and other industries growing despite the war. https://dligach.com/uk *** _The podcast MI: Ukrainian Pitch is an independent media, we don’t have sponsors and any financing. If you want to support us, feel free to donate via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org _ _Merci!_
Jun 14, 2023
Andrew Pryma / Ukrainian Business News / War Time Episode
Andrew Pryma came back to Ukraine in 2021 after a decade of life in the USA and a successful career on Wall Street. In this frank dialogue with Dominique Piotet investor Andrew Pryma is sharing the story of foundation of a digital media UBN.news covering news about business opportunities in Ukraine in 7 languages and specific arguments for investing in Ukraine today and coming back to the country. Subscribe to the daily newsletter of the Ukrainian Business News: https://ubn.news/subscribe/ And invest in Ukraine. *** _The podcast MI: Ukrainian Pitch is an independent media, we don’t have sponsors and any financing. If you want to support us, feel free to donate via PayPal: email@example.com _ _Merci!_
Jun 7, 2023
Valerii Iakovenko / Drone.UA / War Time Episode
Valerii Iakovenko is Founder at Drone.UA. A medical doctor by background and a serial entrepreneur in 2013 together with a partner he established Drone.UA. Today, the Drone.UA group of companies is TOP-3 the most innovative enterprise in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to the FORBES. And is included in the list of the TOP-20 most innovative enterprises in Ukraine. Before full-scale war in Ukraine Drone.UA operated in the fields of energy and the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of geodesy and topography. Drone.UA technologies were used on more than 4 million hectares of sown area in Ukraine. Nowadays, Drone.UA is involved in defense of Ukraine against the russian aggression. You can reach out to Valerii Iakovenko directly: https://www.facebook.com/valeri.iakovenko *** _The podcast MI: Ukrainian Pitch is an independent media, we don’t have sponsors and any financing. If you want to support us, feel free to donate via PayPal: __mayak.podcast@gmail…
May 24, 2023
Niels Ackermann & Sébastien Gobert / Independent Journalists Specialised on Ukraine / War Time Episode
In February 2022, the Swiss magazine L'Illustré published an article about pre-war Ukraine and included a story about the innovation park UNIT.City Dominique Piotet was running at that moment as an example of a developing and blooming Ukraine. On the podcast Swiss photojournalist Niels Ackermann and French journalist Sébastien Gobert, both specializing on Ukraine, speak from the perspective of independent reporters about the war in Ukraine which lasts over 9 years, the media presence of Ukraine, the war fatigue in Europe and the world, and positive trends of the current situation. This episode was recorded on May, 24, 2023, when ruzzians attacked New York, a small city in the East of Ukraine, and a teenage girl was wounded. In 2021 Niels Ackermann and Sébastien Gobert wrote a book about Ukrainian New York. Their previous common book "Looking for Lenin" was issued in 2017 and dedicated to the de-communization of Ukraine. The authors hunted down and photographed banned statues of L…
May 17, 2023
Viroslava Novosylna / SLOVA Tech PR & WTech / War Time Episode
Viroslava Novosylna, CEO & Founder PR agency SLOVA Tech PR, co-founder of the international non-profit community of women in tech Wtech, Board member at Advisory board PRCA, VC/PR Partner at TA Ventures and PR Army co-founder, TechStars Paris mentor. It's the conversation about the unstoppable Ukrainian entrepreneurial spirit, tech companies in a wartime, and the Ukrainian PR army fighting for peace and justice. https://www.pr.army/ www.slova.agency/en https://wtech.club/en/
May 10, 2023
Fedir Serdiuk / FAST & PULSE / War Time Episode
Fedir Serdiuk (born in 1995, in Odesa, Ukraine) is an entrepreneur and co-founder of FAST / PULSE & Beta-Victory technologies. Also, he is an advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine and a Board Member of the Ukrainian Startup Fund. During his career, most of the projects initiated by Fedir Serdiuk were focused on solving safety issues. Serdiuk spent several years as a Red Cross Rescue Team leader and Military and law enforcement personnel trainer. He is recognized as a tactical emergency casualty care instructor by California Emergency Medical Services Authority. In 2016 he founded FAST company performing high-quality practical first aid training in accordance with evidence-based medicine standards. Along with its partners, FAST offers Health&Safety training, audit, consulting and IT solutions, and fire prevention measures. Among FAST's clients are leading International and Ukrainian businesses, including Metro Group, Kernel S.A., Metinvest B.V., Naftogaz Group, etc. Withi…
May 3, 2023
Alex Bornyakov / BRAVE1 & Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine / War Time Episode
Alex Bornyakov is the Deputy Minister of the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation and Head of the Diia City project. The last time Dominique Piotet and Alex Bornyakov spoke on this podcast was in October 2020 https://mayak-innovatsiy.simplecast.com/episodes/mayak-innovatsiy-season3-episode2-alex-bornyakov-diia-city In this episode, Alex shared the news on behalf of the Ministry of the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation in a year of the full-scale war in Ukraine and presented BRAVE1, a defense tech platform for military technological developments from UAVs to demining systems. _The project BRAVE1 was launched by: the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine. Learn more: __https://brave1.gov.ua/en/_ _The episode was recorded on May 3, 2023_…
Apr 27, 2023
Ivan Kaunov & Alex Solovei / Finmap / War Time Episode
Alex Solovei and Ivan Kaunov are co-founders of the cash flow management platform Finmap. War time episode oh the podcast was recorded on April, 26, 2023, while Ivan Kaunov is still fighting in the war in Ukraine. Finmap was founded in 2019. At the beginning of 2021, the team was joined by Dmytro Dubilet, who is also a co-founder of monobank. In 2020 and 2021, the company received two rounds of investments from European investors and business angels, and successfully graduated from Startup Wise Guys accelerator. In February 2023, Finmap.online closed a €1M funding round, with SMOK Ventures as a leading investor. Czech VC Presto Ventures, investment company Capital Genetics, and the CEO of tbi bank Petr Baron also join the round. Finmap’s main product is a cloud service and iOS application that helps business owners keep track of their company’s money and personal finances. By using 3 simple buttons – income, outcome, and transfer – all analytics appears in a few clicks at…
Apr 26, 2023
Roman Torgovitsky / Healing War Scars
Roman Torgovitsky, Ph.D. is a Harvard-trained biomedical scientist (biostatistics/epidemiology/sleep medicine), author, TEDx speaker, medical and health disruptive innovator, philanthropist, and founder of Healing War Scars, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans and civilians to overcome war-induced mental and physical health problems. Roman's passion for medical and health innovation was born out of a painful experience trying to find a physician who could help his ill father. He spent years searching and observing how the medical system kept sending his dad from one specialist to another, prescribing more and more medications that caused more and more side effects, making his father’s life more and more miserable. Since that time, he has been trying to find answers to two fundamental questions: (1) Why do the medical and psychological systems fail to help so many people? (2) What can we do to help these people? His research and practice over the past ten years led him to cr…
Apr 20, 2023
Dominique Piotet at TED 2023
This week Dominique Piotet is attending TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada. It's a global event bringing together a group of industry leaders and impactful people for unique, multi-day experiences dedicated to TED’s global mission of sharing meaningful new ideas. Today's episode is just a small and warm hello from Dominique to the friends of the podcast "Mayak Innovatsiy: Ukrainian Pitch". Stay tuned! And Slava Ukraine! _Dominique Piotet__ is the co-founder of __Ukrainian Phoenix Fund, __an early-stage venture capital fund managed by __LA French Tech Kyiv__. The fund is located in Kyiv, Ukraine, and invests in Ukraine. _ _Also, Dominique Piotet is the US representative at __Beetroot__, a Swedish-Ukrainian tech company, building sustainable tech teams and software for companies around the world._
Apr 12, 2023
Glovo Ukraine / War Time Episode 2023
Maryna Pavliuk, General Manager in Ukraine & Sacha Michaud, Co-Founder at Glovo, shared with Dominique Piotet news about the company in general and amazing news on behalf of Glovo's people in Ukraine in wartime 2022-2023. Listen to the previous conversation between Dominique Piotet and Sacha Michaud recorded in March 2022: https://mayak-innovatsiy.simplecast.com/episodes/mi-ukrainian-pitch-glovo
Apr 5, 2023
Kostiantyn Tupikov / IT KEY MEDIA / War Time Episode
Kostiantyn Tupikov is a Creative Lead at ITKey.Media, a Warsaw-based English-speaking media established in 2015 and one of not many covering stories about startups, investments, and tech innovation in Ukraine and Eastern Europe overall. Dominique Piotet discussed with Kostiantyn Tupikov the situation on the market during a full-scale invasion of russia to Ukraine, the news on behalf of Ukrainian startups and young companies.
Mar 29, 2023
Vitalii Lopushanskyi / UA DAMAGE / War Time Episode
Vitalii Lopushanskyi is the Founder of UADAMAGE, AI Partner, and Advisor of Team4UA by HIT. Host - Dominique Piotet, board member at UNIT.City, co-founder at Ukrainian Phoenix Fund (based in USA), co-founder at NGO Team4UA by Humanitarian Innovative Technologies (based in Lviv) & US representative of Beetroot. This episode is recorded in wartime on March 29, 2023, in San Francisco and Kyiv, online via www.iris.fm
Apr 13, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch in War Time with Vlad Savchenko from EASE
Vlad Savchenko – Ukrainian IT businessman, President of the European association of software engineering, founder of Powercode — International IT company and Foodex24 delivery service. Dominique Piotet discussed with Vlad the situation in IT market of Ukraine during wartime. https://it-ease.com/en/ MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar.
Apr 6, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch in War Time with Lesha Shaldenko from Wantent
Lesha Shaldenko, CEO at Wantent, spent 32 days in a bomb shelter in Kyiv and kept working for his company and cooperating with video production companies, OTT platforms, TV channels, and advertising agencies across the world. Wantent is a unique AI-based platform that identifies consumer reactions to the content and provides an analysis of the emotional connection between client and product by applying machine learning technologies. https://www.wantent.io/ MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar.
Mar 31, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch in War Time with Iryna Supruniuk from TechUkraine
TechUkraine is a non-governmental organization and media platform that represents the voices of the Ukrainian tech ecosystem. In this episode, editor-in-chief of TechUkraine.org Iryna Supruniuk shared numbers of relocated Ukrainian IT specialists, news on behalf of companies helping Ukraine and its people, and a vision of how to rebuild Ukraine and its tech ecosystem once the war is over. A lot of challenges including brain drain are ahead, but everything is TECHable with Ukraine! Read official tech news from Ukraine: https://techukraine.org/ MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar.
Mar 23, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch in War Time with Anton Volovyk from Reface
Elon Musk, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus, and many other celebrities use the Ukrainian app Reface. The Reface app is a leader in AI/ML technologies for personalized content creation and hit #1 in the App Store soon after release. Also, Reface is famous for receiving a $5.5 million investment from the Andreessen Horowitz Foundation of America and business angels just in 26 hours after the meeting. In the very first hours of war in Ukraine, Reface launched an information campaign aimed to show the truth of what’s happening to the users. In this episode, Anton Volovyk, Chief Operating Officer at Reface, is sharing the war strategy of the company and the news about fundraising by Reface to aid Ukrainian defenders. Join: https://reface.fund/ MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar.
Mar 17, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch in War Time with Sacha Michaud from Glovo
Last week Spanish online delivery platform Glovo has partially resumed operations across 20 Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv, to provide essential services and give humanitarian support. Having suspended all operations on Feb. 24 after Russia invaded, Glovo restarted in a limited capacity due to an increased demand for vital services to residents and NGOs who are unable to access food, medicine, and urgent basic goods. Glovo delivered more than 10,000 orders since restarting last week and has more than 700 couriers currently able to operate in the country. We've reached out co-founder of Glovo Sacha Michaud to get a comment on this. MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar.
Mar 10, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch in War Time: Cybersecurity with Yegor Aushev
Yegor Aushev, co-founder of Kyiv-based cybersecurity company Cyber Unit Technologies, together with more than 1,000 hackers is defending Ukraine from DoS attacks and helping organize a makeshift Ukrainian coalition of hackers that has carried out cyberattacks targeting Russia. You can join the cyber army of Ukraine messaging to Yegor Aushev on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-yegor-aushev-54b18455/ MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar. Music Credit: Laniakea - Hyperion (Previously Unreleased) from Slava Ukraini! by Various Artists (Fundraiser for Ukraine) https://houseofmythology.bandcamp.com/track/hyperion-previously-unreleased
Feb 22, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch with Bill Reichert from Pegasus Tech Ventures
Bill Reichert is a venture capitalist and Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures from Silicon Valley. He works with startups and entrepreneurs helping them to get to wow and to grow into legendary companies. Among Bill’s cases are SpaceX and Airbnb, for instance. This episode is not a regular interview. It’s a mantra for those who dare to dream big and make an impact. Recorded in November 2021, during Kyiv International Economic Forum, when Bill Reichert was visiting Ukraine for the first time looking for new opportunities. And he saw the next big thing here! MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar.
Feb 14, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch with Nik Gowing from Thinking the Unthinkable
Nik Gowing is the Founder of Thinking the Unthinkable. The independent project helps leaders embrace threats and opportunities in the new era of radical uncertainty and disruption. https://www.thinkunthink.org/ Also, you may know Nik as the main presenter for the BBC’s international 24-hour news channel BBC World News 1996-2014. He presented 'The Hub with Nik Gowing', BBC World Debates, Dateline London. Nik Gowing and Dominique Piotet had a thoughtful conversation about leadership and leaders who could face the challenges of the time to ensure our survival on this planet. This episode was recorded during Kyiv International Economic Forum in November 2021, but recent events in Ukraine and in the world have heightened the urgency with which these issues were discussed. MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar.
Feb 7, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch with Chris Burry from USMAC
Chris Burry is Co-CEO of USMAC which is helping the founders of non-US technology to build great companies that can succeed not only in their local market but in global markets as well. In the past 5 years, USMAC has worked with the founders of more than 2,000 startups from more than 40 countries, including founders in Ukraine. What is USMAC’s mission? What is effectuation in entrepreneurship? Listen to this episode if you want to learn this, plus other secrets of successful entrepreneurship, and why brain circulation is more important than brain drain. MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced by ThePodcast.Bar and sound engineered by Masterskaya.Space.
Jan 6, 2022
MI: Ukrainian Pitch for Inshe Interview
This time Dominique Piotet, CEO at UNIT.City, is a hero of “Інше інтерв’ю” (Different Interview), the podcast #1 in Ukraine by Volodymyr Anfimov. It’s a frank conversation about Ukraine’s image in the world, about challenges the world is facing today, and about the mindset of a rebel. The episode is available in Ukrainian: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3je3Dlt Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3b9x2ZL SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/attic_studio/d-piotet Web: https://inshe.simplecast.com/episodes/dominique-piotet MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced by ThePodcast.Bar and sound engineered by Masterskaya.Space.
Dec 21, 2021
MI: Ukrainian Pitch by Microsoft / Petcube / 3DLOOK / UNIT.City
The world of work is changing. Artificial intelligence and automation replace a lot of jobs and create new ones. The COVID-19 crisis accelerated existing trends and caused organizations to reevaluate many aspects of work. In this episode Dominique Piotet, CEO at UNIT.City, Vadim Rogovsky, Founder at 3DLOOK, Yaroslav Azhnyuk, Founder at Petcube, Jan Peter de Jong, Country Manager at Microsoft Ukraine, are talking about the latest perspectives on the future of work, workforce, and workplace. The recording session happened in a busy restaurant in the city center of Kyiv before the new 2022 year. MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch is produced and sound engineered by ThePodcast.Bar.
1 hr 8 min
Oct 26, 2021
MI: Ukrainian Pitch by Nicolas Brusson from BlaBlaCar. KIEF-2021 Edition
Episode # 2 (36) Season 5. Nicolas Brusson is CEO and co-founder of BlaBlaCar. BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading community-based travel network enabling over 100 million members to share a ride across 22 markets. BlaBlaCar’s environmentally and human-friendly mobility network saves 1.6M tons of CO2 and enables 120M human encounters every year. Nicolas leads the company’s global operations and international growth. He drives BlaBlaCar’s corporate development and has successfully led the company’s various rounds of financing and acquisitions. Nicolas is a strong supporter of autonomous local teams and acqui-hire, a strategy he implemented to expand BlaBlaCar’s footprint to a global scale. This episode has been recorded during Kyiv International Economic Forum 2021 (October, 7). We've been talking about BlaBlaCar in Ukraine and about the tech future of Ukraine. A small hint – it's amazing. "MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch" is produced by ThePodcast.Bar and sound engine…
Oct 1, 2021
MI: Ukrainian Pitch by Oleksandr Solovei from FINMAP
Episode # 1 (35) Season 5 FINMAP is a cash flow management for modern business. It's a young but already global company. On MAYAK INNOVATSIY: Ukrainian Pitch we've been talking about a way of an entrepreneur, about smart acceleration with 500 Startups and Startup Wise Guys, and about the art of dealing with money. From Ukraine to the world. https://finmap.online/en/ Produced by The Podcast Bar and Tatiana Morozova Skydan. Sound engineering by Masterskaya and Pasha Cecetov.
Jul 4, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Vadim Rogovsky from 3DLOOK _S.4_Ep#12
Vadim Rogovsky is CEO & Co-Founder at 3DLOOK which is transforming fashion retail and manufacturing industries by providing contactless real-time body measurements and size recommendations to end consumers. Raised money from some of the most prominent investors - 500 Startups, Boost VC, Natalia Vodianova, and received the LVMH Innovation Award. We were talking about 3D scanning technology, the future of fashion, trends in retail and consumer behavior, and sweatpants as a world trend. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Jun 21, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Andriy Fedoriv_S.4_Ep#11
Andriy Fedoriv is Founder and CEO of creative investment company FEDORIV GROUP, which include: FEDORIV AGENCY (international marketing agency), FEDORIV HUB (the next-level event platform & public multimedia space), FEDORIV VLOG (YouTube channel with 100 000+ subscribers). We were discussing what it means to be a Brand Father and creative capitalist, how to create global brands, and make early-stage investments. Also, we touched on such topics as freedom and inspiration. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Jun 7, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Oleg Kurchenko from Binaryx_S.4_Ep#10
Oleg Kurchenko is Founder & CEO of Binaryx Exchange, Buying, Selling, and Trading Cryptocurrencies. We were talking about trends in the crypto world, mining, hackers, tokenization of everything, NFT, and the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
May 24, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Andreas Flodström from Beetroot_S.4_Ep#9
Andreas Flodström is an entrepreneur & CEO. 9 years ago he moved from Sweden to Ukraine and co-founded the Swedish-Ukrainian IT companies Beetroot & Beetroot Academy, now totaling 500+ team members. Beetroot helps VC-funded startups and large enterprises to scale their R&D capacity, in a sustainable way. Beetroot Academy teaches intensive IT courses and has 3,200 graduates, 70% of which were employed in IT within 6 months after graduation. We were talking about running IT business in Ukraine, sustainability in program development, trends in IT education, and good ingredients for IT-borscht. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
May 11, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_L'Oreal Ukraine & Supplio_S.4_Ep#8
This episode aims to bridge the gap between large corporations and startups and show how they collaborate. On behalf of the corporation is Mark Sawchuk, Country Manager at L'Oreal Ukraine. Startups are represented by Adam Golovenko, Founder of Supplio, a platform that integrates suppliers and beauty salons into a single system. We were talking about innovations in the beauty industry and the ideas startups bring to traditional businesses. This episode was Zoomed due to quarantine restrictions. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Apr 26, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Dasha Kichuk from Effa_S.4_Ep#7
Dasha Kichuk is CEO and Co-Founder of Effa which is creating sustainable products, aiming to replace disposable plastics around the World. Together with her husband Dasha launched Effa company to create toothbrushes made of paper. Among clients of Effa are famous hotel chains, airlines, and even Netflix. https://effabrush.com/ This episode was recorded in NEST, a space in UNIT.City entirely dedicated to the startups. https://unit.city/nest/ Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Apr 12, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Mark Patchett from Growth Shop_S.4_Ep#6
Mark Patchett is e-commerce Entrepreneur and Founder of Growth Shop, an international marketing agency and one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the world. In less than 2 years, GS has grown by more than $ 1 billion. The company’s offices are based in the UK, Ukraine and Vietnam. We’ve been talking about e-commerce. How does it work? What are the key components of growing a company online? Why Tik Tok is cool, and how to use it? Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Mar 29, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Max Gurvits from Vitosha Venture Partners_S.4_Ep#5
Max Gurvits is a US/European entrepreneur, Chief Host at Summit Summit & Partner at Vitosha Venture Partners. Active in Europe and the Middle East as startup advisor and investor, Max is particularly focused on Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Also, Max runs TRACTION Camp, a series of three-day workshops with Silicon Valley operators, for top founders in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. We’ve been talking about new normal in events, and on the startup & investments scene, about Ukraine as a powerhouse for tech talents, and also about what’s next? This episode was ZOOMed. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Mar 15, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Daniel Szemerey from Health Venture Lab_S.4_Ep#4
Daniel Szemerey co-founded and spearheads the growth of Health Venture Lab, a pan-European Healthtech accelerator with offices in Hungary, Spain and Poland. HVL covers the full pipeline, from need-based research, through early-stage product-market fit iteration, to growth-stage companies. If you want to apply, pls go: https://hvlab.eu/ We were talking about MedTech trends, immortality and the merging of humans and machines - how soon will it happen? Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Mar 2, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_IVAN DORN_S.4_Ep#3
Ivan Dorn is a singer, DJ and producer, MTV European Music Awards winner. His music combines elements of house, disco, pop, jazz, funk, UK garage, hip-hop and soul. He is a champion in ballroom dancing and sailing. He is also good in chess, tennis and football. In 2016, Ivan started Masterskaya, a music hub and an independent music label focused on bringing the exciting sound of Ukrainian underground to the main stage. We were talking about rebelliousness, American dream, the identity of Ukrainian music, and contemporary technologies in music. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Feb 14, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Andrii Degeler_TechEU_S.4_Ep#2
Andrii Degeler is a journalist and podcast host based in the Netherlands. He is covering tech news since 2007 for Tech.EU, Engadget, TNW, Ars Technica UK, the Kyiv Post, and more. We’ve been talking about recent tech news, and about the perception of the Ukrainian IT-ecosystem in Europe. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Jan 31, 2021
Mayak Innovatsiy_Yura Lazebnikov_WePlay Esports_S.4_Ep#1
Yura Lazebnikov is a managing partner of esports media holding company WePlay Esports which is developing esports studios and arenas from Kyiv to Los Angeles. We discussed trends in esports, spectacular tournaments, earnings of top-ranking players, and Ukraine's advantages in terms of esports. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Dec 24, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Giorgi Iukuridze_SHABO
Giorgi Iukuridze — co-founder of SHABO, the biggest and the most innovative winery in Ukraine. We’ve been talking about technologies in agriculture and in winemaking. What is so special about Ukrainian wine? Which technologies do help winemakers? Can we trust a robot sommelier? How did COVID change the consumption of wine? Is that true that a glass of sparkling wine could be equal to a 30 min walk in a park? Listen to learn more about winemaking, and cheers for a New Year! Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
1 hr 1 min
Dec 1, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_S.3_Episode#5_Alex ZeroGravity Kokhanovskyy_UPEA
Alexander "ZeroGravity" Kokhanovskyy has more than 20 years of experience in the esports and the gaming industry. He is the CEO & Co-Owner of DreamTeam - the first esports and gaming recruitment and management network. He built the 2nd most popular and one of the most successful teams in the history of esports - Natus Vincere (Na`Vi) and is the Co-Owner of ESForce, the 3rd biggest esports entity funded by USM Holdings (shareholder of VK.com, Mail.ru, Megafon, etc.) with $100 mln investment in the latest round. In September 2020 Alex Kokhanovskyy has founded Ukrainian Professional Esports Association https://upea.com.ua/ In Ukraine alone, two million people follow esports, and experts predict the industry could become the world’s number one sport over the next 10 years. We were talking about the life of a common e-player, about the positive impact of COVID on the gaming industry, about the esports-future of Ukraine, also, about why Kyiv is a Barça in esports, and who is e-Messi.…
Nov 25, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Season#3_Episode#4_Jan Peter de Jong_Microsoft Ukraine
Jan Peter de Jong has over 20 years of sales and management experience in digital transformation. As a Country Manager of Microsoft in Ukraine, Jan Peter is focusing on digitization, philanthropy, education, and the overall progress of Ukraine. Jan Peter graduated with a master's in Astronomy at Leiden University in The Netherlands. Thanks to scientific research at the beginning of his career, and his passion for the applicable project management, he shifted from pure science to business. We were talking about the main pillars of digital transformation, growth mindset, fairness and transparency of data, education, and empowerment of people, and about how to make Ukraine a better place using technologies. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Nov 11, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Season#3_Episode#3_Vitaly Sych_NV.ua
Vitaly Sych — Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Novoye Vremya”, one of the leading media in Ukraine. We were talking about the standards of genuine journalistic, about media as a business, about fake news and social media as a massive phenomenon, about technologies such as AI behind the modern media, and its chances to compete with a human being in journalism. Also, from this episode, you can find out what topic is more popular in Ukraine — sex or politics. For topical news from Ukraine pls visit: https://nv.ua/ukr Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
Oct 27, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Season#3_Episode#2_Alex Bornyakov_Diia City
Alex Bornyakov — Deputy Minister of The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine in charge of IT. We were talking about Diia City, a special legal framework for the IT industry. Also, we’ve discussed E-residence, paperless initiatives, digitalization of entrepreneurship tools and tax system, simplifying entry for IT-employees from other countries, and the attraction of investment to Ukraine. The episode was recorded on October 9, 2020, exactly a year ago Alex Bornyakov had joined The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. Since the recording day, plenty of new initiatives have been launched by The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. For the news and more details go: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diia-city/ Thanks for sound engineering to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
1 hr 11 min
Sep 22, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Season#3_Episode#1_Nataly Veremeeva _TechUkraine
Nataly Veremeeva — Director at TechUkraine.Org, the Gate to Technological Ukraine. We were talking about Ukraine as a Wild East full of opportunities, about the pros & cons of launching a startup in Ukraine. Why the Founders of Ukrainian Unicorns often do not communicate proudly "made in Ukraine'? What else has to be done in Ukraine to have a Silicon Next Big Something? Who is in charge of that — government or people? What is an attitude to money and entrepreneurship in Ukraine? Why where are so many girls in Ukrainian IT-industry? Thanks for sound engineering to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.
1 hr 17 min
Aug 4, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#16_Summary of Two Seasons and Plans for the Third One
Co-hosts of the show decided to reflect on previous episodes of the podcast, to thank its amazing guests for coming and to plan the next catchy topics with cool guests who push Ukraine forward. This episode is more like an inner briefing but a cozy one. Don't judge too harshly. Instead, don't hesitate to send feedback or any of your ideas for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for sound engineering to @MasterskayaLab and especially to Pasha Cecetov! Sincerely yours, Dominique Piotet, CEO of UNIT.City Andrei Komarovski, CEO of Sector X acceleration platform Tatiana Morozova Skydan, Communications at UFuture holding company, Radio&Podcast Producer
Jul 13, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_S.2_Episode#15_Nicholas Tymoshchuk from UFuture
Nicholas Tymoshchuk - CEO of UFuture holding company. He is an inspiring leader and innovative manager who established enterprises; launched greenfield projects with major international corporations, he has broad expertise in business development; corporate, government, and public affairs in Ukraine, EU, and the USA. Nicholas Tymoshchuk is proficient in policy and regulatory framework, trade, and economic affairs, investment and financing. He has profound and comprehensive knowledge of Ukrainian and international economics and politics, wide relationship map within Ukrainian and European government bodies, financial sector, and the business community, and special expertise in the energy industry: fossil fuels and renewables, plus certain competence in IT, tech and venture capital, industrials, and pharmaceuticals. We have discussed a wide range of topics from the current situation in the economics of Ukraine to goose bumping experience at the U2’s gig, from worldwide ecosystems tre…
1 hr 4 min
Jul 5, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_S.2_Episode#14_Eli David from StarupBlink
Eli David – the founder and CEO of StartupBlink, Global Map of Startups & Ecosystem Rankings. In 2020 report the Kyiv startup ecosystem is ranked #1 in Ukraine and 32 globally among 1000 cities. We were talking about the definition of the ecosystem, about conditions for growth. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Is that right regarding startups? P.S. Couple of words about circumstances this episode was made in: Dom had stuck in Kyiv traffic jam, but in order not to delay the recording Andrei and Tatiana had used AI to do the voice-over of an intro, and rolled in the conversation, in a while Dominique had joined - and it was good! Thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Jun 21, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_S.2_Episode#13_Andrew Sorohan from u.ventures
Andrew Sorohan is Venture Lead of u.ventures, one of the VC funds in Ukraine that really invests in tech. There are Petcube and 3DLOOK in their portfolio. We were talking about startups & investment in Ukraine in numbers and figures. Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Jun 14, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_S.2_Episode#12_Andrew Archer from Aitheon
Andrew Archer - a serial entrepreneur with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and robotic systems, began building robots at the age of 12 and subsequently started his first company at 16. Now he lives in Kyiv and runs a business here. Andrew Archer is, among other things, the CEO of Aitheon, a business automation platform giving businesses the ability to leverage Artificial Intelligence, process automation, distributed robotics and IOT easily. We were talking about Kyiv from the point of view of an American, about robot consciousness and perspectives of inventing a robot that would change your bed linen. Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Jun 8, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_S.2_Episode#11_Alena Kalibaba from Chasopys
Alena Kalibaba - CEO of Chasopys “creative space”, a major player in Kyiv for co-working spaces and also Board Member of Radar Tech, a corporate accelerator well know in Kyiv. We were talking about women in the tech industry, free online products, crisis and its effect on the ecosystem, accelerators as a business, and a lot of different tech stuff. Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Jun 1, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#10_Taras Potichniy from Bolt
Taras Potichniy - Country Manager of Bolt in Ukraine. Taxi Bolt was launched in August 2013 in Tallinn and Riga and in 2014 it went on to foreign shores. Bolt is in Ukraine as well. And, of course, the office of Bolt is in UNIT.City! We were talking about the “gig economy”, about drivers and pandemic’s effect on business. This episode was ZOOMed. Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
May 24, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#9_Yaroslav Azhnyuk from Petcube
Yaroslav Azhnyuk - the co-founder of Petcube and Ozero Design. Petcube designs and develops hardware and software products for pets. The idea for Petcube came when a dog of the co-founder suffered from separation anxiety and boredom. Rocky destroyed furniture and barked excessively when he was home alone, which made neighbors worry and call the police. That’s the story of developing the first prototype Petcube Camera to entertain Rocky and make him less anxious. In this episode of Mayak Innovatsiy we were talking about pros and cons of launching a company in the USA, about specific moments of running a hardware business, and some more things like - is a position of CMO, chief meow officer of Petcube, already taken? This episode was again ZOOMed. Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
1 hr 7 min
May 17, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#8_Andriy Bondarenko from Global Talent
Andriy Bondarenko - 24 y.o. entrepreneur from Kyiv, co-founder, and COO of Global Talent, now building the future of remote teams in his new project heyportal.io with ambitions to create 1 million distributed jobs. We were talking about the future of work, about skills essential for working remotely, and about wages - is it possible that in the future an engineer from Delhi could earn the same salary as an engineer from San Francisco? This episode was ZOOMed from Kyiv and Carpathian Mountains (the best place for isolation). Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
May 10, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#7_Rick Rasmussen from Berkeley
Rick Rasmussen is an Industry Fellow and Member of Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Director of Startup Programs for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology where he is responsible for creation of new programs centering on Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation. Rick Rasmussen is an advisor and board member of UNIT Factory, the coding school of UNIT City. We were talking about quarantine in Sunny California and transformation of entrepreneurs’ skills in this crisis. This episode was ZOOMed from San Jose (California, USA), Kyiv and Odessa (Ukraine). Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
May 3, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#6_Andriy Zinchuk from Demium
Andriy Zinchuk - an entrepreneur, a mentor, and a startup advisor and the managing director of incubator Demium. He is also the Chairman of the board of the Professional Government Association of Ukraine. Before becoming MD of Demium with an HQ in Spain, and with a great office in Kyiv, Andriy has been working in the VC worlds, the legal world, in the blockchain world and as an entrepreneur. Andriy studied in Ukraine and in the USA and decided to come back to Ukraine to live and work. Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Apr 26, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#5_Zoya Lytvyn from Osvitoria
Zoya Lytvyn is the founder of one of the best schools in Ukraine, Novopecherka school, a K11 school with more than 460 students in Kyiv, and of an NGO called Osvitoria, promoting the development and reform of education in Ukraine. Among many achievements, she was one of the Top-5 Women entrepreneurs awarded by the UN for advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The first from Ukraine! 02:06 - What’s cooking? VR! 03:47 - Drones can detect infected people. 05:38 - Let’s make challenges on Facebook useful! 07:12 - Meet Zoya Lytvyn, the Founder of NGO Osvitoria and of one of the best schools in Ukraine 10:36 - The best educational systems in the world. 12:18 - Perspectives of digital education. 14:30 - Reality of remote education in Ukraine. 18:00 - Come on, baby, light my fire! 19:30 - Teachers are saint people. 23:30 - Can we plug in knowledge straight into the brains?! Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Apr 19, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#4_Olia Synyakevych from FabLab Fabricator
Olia Synyakevych, designer at FabLab Fabricator, which is the most advanced lab in Ukraine in terms of prototyping in general and 3D printing in particular. FabLab launched a special program to 3Dprint masks to support hospitals and doctors during this time. For more information: www.3dmaski.com.ua 00:45 - What’s cooking? 02:30 - News about WeWork, Airbnb and Slack 07:12 - Welcome Olia Synyakevych, designer at FabLab Fabricator 12:00 - Face shields for doctors printed in FabLab. How it started. 21:00 - The best soundtrack for 3D-printing. 25:40 - The future of 3D-printing. Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Apr 12, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#3_Andrei Komarovski from Sector X
Andrei Komarovski, CEO of Sector X, leading the largest acceleration hub for startups and corporates in the Eastern Europe. Under the spotlight of Mayak Innovatsiy you’ll learn more about what makes startups great and successful and how acceleration can help. 01:33 - Do you know the origin of the word “podcast”? 02:14 - Caution: Zoom-bombing detected! 04:58 - World Health Organization supports gaming! 06:00 - Welcome, Andrei Komarovski, CEO of Sector X 10:35 - What kind of hunger have East-European startups? 13:54 - What’s common between startups and entrepreneurs? 16:22 - Empire state of startup’s mind 17:43 - The global rules of acceleration and a myth about 20-years old rich startupper. 21:33 - What technologies are being under acceleration now? 26:32 - Roadmap from an idea to the MVP. 30:20 - Wrapping up the podcast. 33:22 - From the guest to co-host. Big thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Apr 5, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#2_HB UNIT.City!
On the 6th of April 2020 UNIT.City turns 3! Dominique Piotet invites you to share a birthday cake and introduces to you the founders and dream team of the smart city. You’ll learn how to get residentship and who will be a mayor of the UNIT.City. 01:51 - Elon Mask is a godfather of UNIT.City? 03:20 - Meet&greet the dream team. 14:20 - Sing along HB song to UNIT.City! 16:30 - Daddy’s home. Meet Vasyl Khmelnitsky, founder of UFuture, company owning the UNIT.City 21:14 - Managing partner about technologies which make UNIT.City a smart city. 28:48 - How UNIT.City helps to avoid traffic jams. Thanks for sound engineering to @masterskayalab
Mar 29, 2020
Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#1_Nataliya Mykolska
Nataliya Mykolska is a the Member of the Supervisory Board of TechUkraine, a co-founder and a member of the Supervisory Boards at Trade+ Center with Kyiv School of Economics, a co-founder of SheExports Platform, co-founder of media project Brilliant Minds of Stanford and Silicon Valley, a co-founder of Stanford Ukrainian Policy Conference. She also was driver of women economic empowerment initiatives within the Government. Dominique and Nataliya are talking about innovative business in Ukraine and from Ukraine. 05:20 - Ukrainian tech talents are amazing. 07:40 - Women in government and women leadership in tech. 15:05 - How to get to Stanford University? 19:23 - A song which illustrates Ukrainian businesses the best. 21:30 - Why Ukraine is an innovative country? 26:00 - What are we doing wrong in tech? 27:50 - Should we try to duplicate Silicon Valley in Ukraine? 31:20 - Ukraine has brilliant designers but not that much in tech. 33:30 - What is doing TechUkraine? 36:00 - How…
Mar 24, 2020
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