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From dream to business. Learning for those who do not miss opportunities

WITH US YOU WILL INVENT AND LAUNCH YOUR OWN STARTUP

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From dream to business. Learning for those who do not miss opportunities

WITH US YOU WILL INVENT AND LAUNCH YOUR OWN STARTUP

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WHO IS IT FOR?

If you dream of your own startup but don't know where to start, join the KSE Graduate Business School's Startup Ecosystem programme and make your dream come true! We are looking for talented and courageous participants who are ready to work on their idea from 0 to MVP, which will be invested.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING?

80 academic hours of training in business basics● workshops from Ukrainian and foreign experts● opportunity to validate the idea and create an MVP● development of a step-by-step business plan● mentoring support from professional startups

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WHAT IS THE OUTCOME?

The finalists will have the opportunity to attract the first investments for the development of their own business. The programme was created to develop innovative solutions in the areas of Agriculture, Green Tech, Demining, Logistics, Health Tech, Robotics, Manufacturing and IT/AI, which are crucial for the development of Ukraine's economy.

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Mistake Marathon

The start of your Marathon and the first event in the Startup Ecosystem programme. Here, you will learn about the failures and victories of Ukrainian startups and make sure that mistakes are experience, without which there is no success.

You will receive your first assignment - to write a motivation letter answering the question: "What positive impact do I want to make by taking the opportunity to become a member of the Startup Ecosystem?"
The jury will select 100 of the most motivated future founders who will move on to the next stage of the programme.

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Innovation Day

100 participants from the previous stage will continue their studies at Innovation Day in December. You will work on your own idea in one of the 8 proposed areas - you will learn how to validate your idea, modify it to meet the needs of the audience, and pitch it to investors. You will attend lectures and workshops from KSE GBS professors and guest speakers who will immerse you in the world of startups.
Your second task is to present your idea and describe the problem it solves, the target audience, and competitors. The best 80 ideas will move on to the next stage of the programme.

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Best Idea Development Stage

Here, we select the best ideas to turn the teams' work into full-operating start-ups. It is at this stage that the ideas of the selected teams will begin to turn into MVPs - minimum viable products.

DONE

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MVP Stage

The selected teams from the previous stage will start creating their own MVP (minimum viable product). Participating startups will learn areas of competitor analysis, pricing modeling, design thinking, financial planning, and working with the target audience to get the first feedback on the MVP. Your team will receive a practical task: to collect feedback from the potential target audience on the product, which is developing. During the presentation of the results at the end of the MVP Stage, participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback from experts in the form of advice/questions/comments during the MVP Crash Test.

IN PROGRESS

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We have already found the coolest mentors for the participants who will use their knowledge and experience to help startups develop their ideas. However, the names of these mentors are still classified. We will tell you about them a little later.

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Mentor 1

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Mentor 2

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Mentor 3

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Do you have the experience to become a mentor and the desire to strengthen the programme with your expertise? Are you ready to work with us to find talents who will change the future for the better with their ideas?

Join the Startup Ecosystem mentor team! Leave your application

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Startup Workshop

Startup Hackathon

Mistake Marathon

Innovation Day

Idea Development

EDUCATION SUPPORTERS

INFORMATION SUPPORTERS

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  • How long is the programme?

    The programme lasts for 7 months, during which you will work on developing your own startup idea and validating it, creating an MVP and assembling your cool team.
    The programme will be accompanied by support and mentoring from Ukrainian and foreign mentors, business experts and lecturers from KSE Graduate Business School.

  • Is there an approved list of sectors for creating startups?

    Yes, the programme was created to develop innovative solutions in the sectors of Agriculture, GreenTech, Demining, Logistics, HealthTech, Robotics, Manufacturing and IT/AI, which are crucial for the development of Ukraine's economy.
    All programme participants work in teams in one of the following sectors

  • What are the stages of the programme?

    0P: Workshop - DONEStartups Fails and Wins
    1P: Simple Program - DONEBrainstorming techniques to generate startup ideas (practise)
    Lectures: ● Incubators and Accelerators, Community and Ecosystem Builders ● Investors: Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Corporate Investors● Strategic Partners● Nonprofits and NGO
    2P: Idea Development Program
    ● Introduction to LEAN● Kaizen principle● Market analysis (lecture + workshop)● Building a startup team● Mentors & Advisors● Design thinking● Innovation strategy and management of inventive activity"● Idea Crush Test
    3P: MVP Program
    ● Competitor analysis● Financial planning (cash flow)● Marketing strategy● "Management accounting, cost management ● cost management and costing. Pricing model"● Proof of MVP hypotheses ● Branding (promotion in social networks)● MVP Crush Test
    4P: Investment Program
    ● Presentations and public speaking ● Grants and fundraising● Creating a business plan ● Communication with investors ● Communication with the team● Product launch ● Team management ● Governmental regulations● IT project management
    4P: Prototype Program
    ● Presentations and public speaking ● Grants and fundraising● Creating a business plan ● Communication with investors ● Communication with the team● Intellectual property ● Pilot projects ● Team management ● Prototyping
    Pitch DayPitching competition

  • How much does it cost to participate in the programme?

    Participation in the programme is absolutely free.

  • What is the format of participation?

    The programme will be held exclusively offline at the Kyiv School of Economics campus (3 Shpaka St., Kyiv). The event will not be recorded.
    Participants from other cities are responsible for their own accommodation and meals during the programme.

  • Can I work individually?

    No, programme participants work in teams. Team size is 4 people.

  • What will participants receive at the end of the programme?

    Teams that have passed all stages of the programme will be given the opportunity to pitch their idea to investors and attract investment for business development.

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