Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge became a co-organizer of the IT_EUREKA Startup Contest in the field of information technologies, which will take place on December 15-16, 2021. It aims to promote the Ukrainian IT ecosystem, share knowledge in startup development, and help vigorous idea generators bring them to life.
IT_EUREKA is a startup contest conducted by the Swedish IT consulting company Sigma Software with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Sigma Software Labs is a driver of this year’s edition.
As part of the cooperation agreement, PUSB will provide mentoring support to the participants of the IT_EUREKA competition, led by experts from the Polish business environment. Moreover, it will increase the prize pool of the competition by providing financial support to future winners.
– We are very pleased to cooperate with Sigma Software and Sigma Software Labs, which allows us to strengthen our support for young, innovative technology companies in Ukraine. Combining our skills and experience in the industry, we use our strongest points, thanks to which the competition gains even more potential and reputation – says Łukasz Wawak, project manager of the Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge project.
The teams selected for participation will be allowed for a mentoring program with experts from such areas as business, investment, and finance, marketing, software development. At the next stage, the teams will take a crush test of their products and will have an opportunity to share video presentations on No Fears educational media to participate in viewer vote. During the final that will take place in the online format, an expert jury will choose the winner. The jury will include representatives of innovative structures, venture businesses, international organizations, and funds, etc.
With every new season, IT_EUREKA Startup Contest gathers an increasing number of talented startup founders from all over Ukraine. The most famous success stories of the IT_EUREKA 2020 season include the ones of Elomia, IOON or Lawyerd. Today these teams are receiving investment offers from Ukraine and abroad, winning competitions like Kyiv Tech Hub, Startup Competition at IT Arena, Innovating Justice Awards, developing their products and easily finding new users.