In a state of war, it is important to continue innovation, responding quickly to new challenges to become a reliable front that works for the restoration and development of Ukraine.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAM: AUGUST 8-26
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 31
A three-week educational project for startups that create products with an impact on the recovery of Ukraine.
Launched by SET University in partnership with Startup Wise Guys and tech2impact.
We invite prominent startup founders and their teams to join SET Bootcamp, the biggest educational event for startups this summer
The main criteria for selecting startups is the impact on the key areas essential for the recovery
AND SOCIAL SUPPORT
SET Bootcamp program
is a complete startup development guide with real-world mentorship by Ukrainian and global entrepreneurs
Join SET Bootcamp to get access to expert-led sessions covering all the fundamentals
CUSTOMER DISCOVERY & PROTOTYPING
PITCHING & INVESTOR DECK CREATION
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES STRATEGY
MARKETING & BRAND BUILDING (USING GROWTH HACKING TOOLS)
CASE STUDIES & SUCCESS STORIES FROM STARTUP FOUNDERS & INVESTORS
Startup founders & their teams willing to grow their
companies and adapt to the changing environment
English is important.
Participants should have a basic working-level of English
Innovation/Product Managers, C-Level Executives
eager to improve the products they are working on
Engineering teams who want to understand
the business side of entrepreneurship
Teams of technologists who want to understand
the business side of entrepreneurship
University students willing to learn
the practical aspects of building a startup
1. Complete the application form.
2. Your application will be reviewed by SET Bootcamp mentors and organizers. Should you get accepted to SET Bootcamp (or not) we will notify you by the email you stated in the application form before August 1, 2022.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 24
APPLY TO SET
WHO ARE THE
Startup Wise Guys
ONE OF THE LARGEST ACCELERATORS & EARLY
STAGE INVESTORS IN EUROPE
Since Startup Wise Guys birth in 2012 in the tech-savvy Estonia, they have become the most experienced accelerator in the region and
the strongest footprint in CEE and CIS countries.
They have also invested in 250+ early-stage startups with founders from more than
NEXT-GENERATION TECH UNIVERSITY IN UKRAINE
SET University provides a world-class higher education in IT for Ukrainian students all over the world.
The university combines a modern academic approach and strong expertise in technology
to create an intellectual and educational hub focusing on entrepreneurial culture, research and a well-connected community.
FOR EMEA REGION
tech2impact Accelerator is a 5-month virtual program designed with impact tech founders in mind that aims to support founders from the EMEA region with becoming investment-ready, finding the right investor, and scaling positive impact.
Founders of teams are required to attend weekly lecture/ training /mentor programs for three weeks (August 8-26), which will be held daily from 9:30 – 17:00 EEST
09:30 - 09:45
+ GOALS & OBJECTIVES
09:45 - 11:15 MANAGEMENT
CURRENT TRENDS IN MANAGEMENT.
11:15 - 11:25
11:25 - 12:50 MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS PROCESS AUTOMATION
12:50 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
13:00 - 14:45 WORKSHOP
MANAGEMENT IN DEALING
WITH UNCERTAINTY AND RISKS
14:45 - 15:00
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:45 MARKETING
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00 MARKET ANALYSIS
12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30 BRAND COMMUNICATIONS
13:30 - 13:45
13:45 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:30 INTERNATIONAL PR
15:30 - 16:45 WORKSHOP
PERSONAL AND COMPANY BRANDING IN SOCIAL MEDIA
09:45 - 10:45 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
PITCHING AS A HERO
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DUE DILIGENCE
12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:30 1:1 MENTORING SESSIONS
Over the past 25 years, Eric co-founded four tech startups and an incubator. He has been an ecosystem organizer and startup mentor for 13+ years. His experience bridges both the technical and business sides of entrepreneurial ventures. He strongly believes in Design Thinking and Customer Discovery as the first steps to aligning product-market fit. In early 2022, Eric drew on his experiences building teams, developing ecosystems and working in areas of uncertainty to co-found Innovators for Ukraine (in4ukraine), whose mission is to help displaced Ukrainians regain independence and thrive through work, entrepreneurship and community. AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Customer Development / Product-Market Fit Ecosystem Development Team Development Inspirational Leadership Biz Dev / Growth / Sales Product Management / Development from 0 to 1.5
Babson Summer Venture Program
Innovators for Ukraine
Startupers Online platform
Startup entrepreneur and mentor
Director of Sales Development,
Very Good Security
She leads and scales teams of outbound SDRs and inbound BDRs. Also, Maryna is a leadgen community influencer, journaling a popular Telegram channel on sales development and performing as a sales development course author and lecturer.
Her employment history in business development, sales, marketing, and lead generation includes working in such companies as DataArt and Provectus. Maryna has extensive experience in demand generation and event management organizing and coordinating BuildStuff Conference in Ukraine, IT Financial events in London, New York and Munich. Mother of dragons and consultant with 10 years + experience in IT, Maryna works with the implementation of outbound and inbound leadgen strategies within the SaaS industry.
Head of Growth,
Christoph has worked with startups over the past 10 years and helped them in scaling their marketing efforts. As one of the first Growth Hackers in Austria, he was always keen on finding new and resource-low ways to grow companies,
both as an in-house marketer as well as the Head of Growth for a Growth Hacking agency where he previously worked. He mainly focuses on B2B SaaS marketing, but is a strong believer that there is no B2B or B2C - only B2H. Next to his main job, Christoph works as a lecturer for various universities of applied science in Austria and is also one of the most booked mentors on Growthmentor. Areas of Expertise: SEO / SEA / CRO / Demand Generation / Demand Capture / LinkedIn Ads / Growth Processes / Organic LinkedIn / Data Analytics
Global Staffing and Recruiting Expert, Entrepreneur
Ex-KPMG, COO at GT. Mentor&Advisor for start-ups.
Yana has more than 10 years of experience in recruitment and business operations.
She worked her way up from a recruiter to the COO of an international IT company.
Now she is building teams for TOP product companies and start-ups from all over the world.
For the past 8 years, have been engaged in international PR of Ukrainian tech startups, in particular Reface, Allset, and now Respeecher - Emmy-award winning startup that made AI voices for Star Wars.
Clients were featured in WSJ, Forbes, Mashable, the Verge, Tech Crunch, and Financial Times.
For over a year, Orysia been conducting a PR Basics course on Projector. During the war, became more actively involved as a fixer and worked with the BBC, Guardian and The Times.
Marian is an entrepreneur from Ukraine with a passion for innovation and technology. He is working on building bridges and connecting communities via technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Many years of partnering up and working with 20+ technology and entrepreneur communities led Marian to launch TECOM,
an annual event celebrating the power of the tech and innovation community. TECOM Shanghai 2019 brought Marian to Forbes China. In the same year, he won the Yicai Brilliant Award and entered the list by EqualOcean of 30 Foreign Entrepreneurs in China 2020. In 2019 Marian started to organize Founders Breakfast, a Friday morning meetup to connect startups and founders to the entrepreneurial ecosystem via expert talks and trustful connections. Founders Breakfast has chapters in Shanghai and Hangzhou. To inspire others and share knowledge and success stories from industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators, Marian launched a series of on-the-go interviews called Between Meetings. In 2021 Marian co-founded Startups Gear. On one hand, it's a tool that connects startups to growth opportunities but on the other hand, it is a Startup Relationship Management (SRM) platform that helps corporations, VCs, incubators, and event organizers discover, connect and collaborate with startups.
Daily 3 ingredients: branding, communication & tech
Zivile is actively engaged in the Nordic Startups Ecosystem. Previously, she worked as a startup program manager at TechBBQ and has taken an organizer’s and advisor’s positions for multiple hackathons and sprints.
She works as an Ecosystem Manager at Uizard.io, the easy collaborative design tool for non-designers that helps to build interactive prototypes in no time. Zivile creates opportunities for startups to scale through different marketing and communication activities and helps boost their brand visibility. She is also an active mentor who looks for various ways to design and develop a more diverse and inclusive tech ecosystem.
Agency Development Manager, EU Headquarters,
Tenured digital marketeer with 10+ years of experience working with businesses of various sizes & verticals from SMBs in Fintech & Retail to Global FMCG players. Focused on relationship-building and developing growth strategies for both agencies and its clients, looking for expansion opportunities and optimal online presence.
Had an opportunity to work remotely as Regional Account Executive for APAC region, driving its global and regional strategy for Top Beauty player in the region. In recent months, contributed to the Ukrainian Startup Ecosystem by engaging in collaborative team projects aiming to fuel Ukrainian Start Ups acceleration amidst uncertainty.
Chief communications officer,
WePlay Holding esports group
Alena is a PR expert and strategic communications advisor. She is the founding managing partner at PRaxis Comms, PR & Communications agency.
At WePlay Holding, she is responsible for strategic communications, Global PR
including supervising the press office, and reputation management. She has been working in communications for 22 years, of which eight in leadership positions. Before joining WePlay Holding, she headed the PR department at the marketing communications agency SAME & Friends. Alena is a certified PR and communications professional. She holds a British Dip CIPR diploma from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and is a member of international PR associations CIPR, PRCA, IPRA, PSPR. She teaches a course in PR and journalism in esports at the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport, the author of the Telegram channel “PR & Comms jobs”, mentor at PRJCTR mentorship program.
She has raised over $300M within her 20-year career, including funding from EBRD, KfW, and other international organizations
Snizhana has two decades of hands-on experience in finance and fundraising. For almost 10 years, she has advised entrepreneurs, helped build accelerator programs, and mentored startup founders. Snizhana operated in various capacities within her career, including financial management, project management, and team leadership roles in banking, food production, aviation and venture capital industries. Her background also includes portfolio management, restructuring and raising funds for complex resource-intensive projects.
Early-stage startup mentor, financial and fundraising advisor
Anna has over 15 years of corporate, venture, and startup experience and a vast business and investor network in the CEE region.
VC & PE professional connecting early-stage founders with investors in Europe/US on the side. Passionate about Fintech (payments, DeFi, CeFi), SaaS, Web3, and women empowerment.
Previously served as a head of business development at a Venture Door and advisor in FemTech accelerator. Graduated Babson College in Finance and Economics, magna cum laude.
Founder and CEO,
She has worked in finance for more than 10 years, being expert in financial planning and risk management. During this period she was a lector for more than 1500 students and participated as a mentor in CEE SeedStars, EO business
Incubator, Tech2Impact programs. 2 years ago she launched her personal startup fuelfinance and dove deep into CEO staff details, trying to change the world of finance. Already been hosted by 15 podcasts (Masters of Scale, etc), been featured by CNN, Insider, American Banker etc. Passionate about wakesurfing, Petrykivka painting, Ukrainian Art and non-trivial things.
15+ years of management experience, MBA, Design Thinking certification at MIT Sloan Management (USA), lecturer on "Innovation and Digital Transformation" course at MIM-Kyiv Business school, and Expert at Ukrainian Startup Fund.
Kaiku - an AI scouting platform for venture funds that has worked with over 300+ in 50+ countries.
Alex also is Venture Director at Birmingham Enterprise Community, one of the UK’s leading accelerators.
Camelia is an investor relations & access to finance expert, with extensive international experience from start-up level to IPO and beyond. Proud mentor of Startup Wise Guys since 2018. In her free time, she actively volunteers to support rare disease patient advocacy.
Investor and a founding member,
Vitosha Venture Partners
Kamen is an active participant in the Bulgarian and regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. He helps various projects, initiatives and start-ups in Bulgaria, working with regional investors and organizations to provide general support for entrepreneurship in the Balkans. With more than 250 companies
mentored, he participates as a jury and mentor in accelerator and incubator training programs throughout the region. He has previous operational experience in multiple startups and technology companies and has further background in management consulting and private equity, founding his first company at the age of 21.
Started his career as an engineer at the biggest Ukrainian airlines, UIA. 12 years ago became one of the first employees at the Kyiv office of Google.He’s covering the largest Google Ads exporters - companies from Ukraine and Belarus
promoting their digital goods globally. In recent years actively working with Tech and Gaming industries, helping large partners and working on scaled marketing initiatives. Developed several courses for Ukrainian product managers and marketing specialists, built acceleration programs for startups. Currently, together with Google for Startup team working on Ukraine Startup Fund - a $5 million fund allocating equity-free cash awards and Google support for Ukraine-based startups.
Julija (JJ) Jegorova
Black Unicorn PR
JJ is a trained journalist and counts with over a decade of experience in Public Relations and communications, and has worked both in-house and agency-side internationally. JJ's professional journey began working for some of the world’s most renowned brands, including TomTom, ASUS and VISA until shifting her focus
towards the world of startups in 2015. From then on, Julija headed PR for one of the most successful London tech startups and worked with independent PR agencies for a wide range of technology clients. In 2018, JJ founded Black Unicorn PR to bring something new to the market – a PR agency that would put itself in the shoes of startup founders and support them as a true extension of their team. JJ is a regular speaker at various conferences across Europe about the role and importance of PR and communications. She can be found jet-hopping, delivering workshops and mentoring sessions for ecosystem facilitators, established companies and startups.
Halyna is a tech entrepreneur & venture capitalist with core expertise in cybersecurity, privacy & health tech. Graduated from Cornell Tech with her masters she worked with Pfizer, Credit Karma, WTW, Amazon, TrustArc, and USAID.
Advised 150+ companies in 30 countries globally, scaled teams from 3 to 300 people, and led transactions from pre-seed to $500mln+ from Kyiv to Silicon Valley & NYC. Now passionate about seed-stage startups and
building great new things in cybersecurity. Halyna is regularly invited as an expert to multiple startup accelerators, working groups, advisory boards, and associations internationally including Founder Institute, Ukrainian Startup Fund, Startup Grind, 1991 Open Data Accelerator, The Hague Institute of Innovations in Law, and Oxford and Cornell Universities. Halyna holds CIPP/US certification and she is often featured by media including Forbes, AIN, and Tech24.