On March 21st, in Vinnytsia, the first Regional Meetup in 2019 took place. The event was organized by the Cooperation Fund Foundation, Simpact VC and supported by the Polish National Centre of Research and Development, GPW – Warsaw Stock Exchange, RE:ACTOR Open Innovation Platform and Polish Institute in Kyiv.
Vinnytsia was the first city in 2019 visited by the Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge Team. Guests had an opportunity to participate in workshops on Polish Public Investments presented by Łukasz Wawak (PUSB) and Sławomir Roszczenko (representative of Polish Agency of Trade and Investments) and on behalf of the Private Sector Marek Czwienczek (Redbreek VC), Krzysztof Grochowski (Simpact VC), Paweł Bochniarz (MIT EF CEE & ValueTech VC) and Mateusz Ciasnocha (AgriTech Hub).
Additionally, we have organized a local Startup Competition and short mentorship sessions, in which 14 startups from Ukraine took part. Nine of them were chosen to present for the above-mentioned investors, and the best – NoPlag – was given a symbolic reward.
The main goal of this cycle of events is to promote, encourage and facilitate the business relations between the investors, mentors, accelerators and startups, across the Polish-Ukrainian border.
Stay tuned for our next meetups in another cities all over Ukraine!