Polish–Ukrainian Startup Bridge invites you to a press conference entitled „How does full-scale war affect Ukrainian startups?”, which will start on Thursday, December 22, at 12:00 in the building of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, room №2003 (2nd floor) at ul. Książęca 4 in Warsaw.

During the conference, the results and conclusions of the report „Russian aggression in Ukraine: How do Ukrainian startups survive” will be presented, entitled. For the second time, the Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge (Cooperation Fund Foundation), together with the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the Ukrainian Startup Fund, is conducting a large-scale study of the Ukrainian startup ecosystem.

This time, the subject of the study was the impact of Russian aggression on the development of the Ukrainian startup environment. The results of the research will help investors, business angels, business partners, journalists, and non-governmental organizations from Poland and Europe understand what the current challenges of the startup and innovation support ecosystem look like, and will encourage discussion about what can be done to help Ukrainian innovators.

The event will also be streamed on PUSB’s Facebook page. Registration – http://bit.ly/3PvsKPq. We will be grateful if you confirm your participation by December 21, 17:00.

The study will provide answers to the following questions:

● What is the current state of Ukrainian startups as of February 24, 2022?
● What changes have occurred since February 24 (relocations, staff reductions, wages, etc.)?
● How do Ukrainian founders view the development of their projects?
● What kind of help does Ukraine need from international partners, especially in Poland, in the context of its innovative industries?

The conference will be attended by: Łukasz Wawak, PUSB project manager, Olena Malitska, CEO of ISE Corporate Accelerator, Michał Khaletskii, Ukrainian Startup Fund expert.

Event schedule:
● 12:00 – 12:15 – registration of participants
● 12:15 – 13:00 – discussion of research results
● 13:00 – 13:20 – time for questions
● 13:20 – 14:00 – networking and buffet

For Ukraine and all startups, the report will be another reason to remind the world that the war continues, and we need support constantly and at all levels!

Since 2018, the Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge has been supporting Ukrainian startups. This year, such support has become extremely necessary for Ukraine. In 2022, 15 Ukrainian startups received financial support. We also opened a coworking space in Warsaw and organized a number of industry events that contributed to the development of Ukrainian startups. Our team sincerely believes in the victory of the Ukrainian people. Glory to Ukraine!

📣 PUSB invites Ukrainian startups to the new workshop with Christian Kumar, an investor from London. MeetUp will guide innovators like you in the commercialization of technology with a focus on market demand. We will be discussing how to scale in turbulent markets, the attitude of investors, and how to optimize your communication with investors.

‼ The event is fully free of charge, but registration is compulsory — https://bit.ly/MeetUp21_ChristianKumar‼

🗣️ This session will be delivered by Christian Kumar, who, with over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking, and wealth management. Christian has created a „demand-based” deployment model that allows rapid commercialization of ideas, a method of valuation, and funding to motivate the stakeholders whilst minimizing risks to the investors.

🔥 During the workshop, you can present your startup to Christian. Please, send us your pitch deck via the registration form.

14:00 – 15:30 — Training part:
🔹 Assessing your status [tactical roadmap]
🔹 Funding and investors’ attitude
🔹 Protecting your equity in a potential downturn.
🔹 Preparing for a demo day

15:30 – 16:00 — Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00 — Q&A session and pitching for startups (the number of participants is limited)

During this part, Christian will choose the most interesting projects for 1:1 meetings on the next day, November 25. The consultation will be from 9:00 to 13:00 (Warsaw time).

🔎 More about Christian Kumar

📅 Date – November 24th, start at 14:00 (Warsaw time)
📲 Format: offline and online event
📍 Address: PUSB coworking space, Górnośląska 4A, Warsaw 

✨ The international legal company Dentons will hold a workshop on how startups can legally organize their work in Ukraine and Poland.

⚖ Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide you with a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. More about the company https://www.dentons.com/pl.


15:00 – 15:45 – 🇺🇦 Part I. Ukrainian aspects (language – Ukrainian):
▪ Setting up an IT company in Ukraine
▪ Forms of engaging IT specialists (employment vs civil law contractor)
▪ Operation of IT under general rules, risks
▪ IT in Dia.City, risks
▪ Transfer of IT rights from IT specialist to IT company and end customer
▪ Tax resident status of Ukrainian IT specialists relocated to Poland
▪ How does the difference between the exchange rate of the National Bank of Ukraine and the market affect IT sector

16:15 – 17:00 – 🇵🇱 Part II. Polish aspects (language – English)
▪ Legal forms of companies in Poland
▪ Setting up a start-up company in Poland
▪ Basic corporate governance rules
▪ IP rights & personal data in the IT contracts. Market practices in the EU market
▪ Legal due diligence and the investment process – how to prepare and what to expect
Tasty snacks are included!

15:45 – 16:15 – ☕ Coffee break

📆 Date – October 26, start at 15:00 (GMT+2)
💻 Format: offline and online event
📍 Address: PUSB coworking space, Górnośląska 4A, Warsaw
Participation is free!
‼ Registration form – https://bit.ly/DentonsMeetup