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Ukrainian Startup Pavilion at Startup Grind is a special area for the community of young entrepreneurs who proudly present their "made in Ukraine" ideas and innovations to the Silicon Valley.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 22, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Alongside the world's most innovative startups, influential investors, successful businessmen and inspiring public speakers this year's Startup Grind global conference program includes Ukrainian Startup Pavilion - a special area for the community of young entrepreneurs who proudly present their "made in Ukraine" ideas and innovations to the Silicon Valley. This opportunity was provided by American businessmen and angel investors Zhenya Rozinskiy and Nick Bilogorskiy.
Commenting on the Ukrainian Startup Pavilion on Startup Grind, Nick Bilogorskiy says: "We are happy to help young Ukrainian entrepreneurs excelling in their individual fields in order to offer exceptional possibilities for growth. Startup Grind conference is an outstanding opportunity to reach hundreds of high-class reporters, bloggers, and correspondents from around the world, including TechCrunch, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, and Mashable."
Co-Founder of Ukrainian Startup Pavilion Zhenya Rozinskiy says: "Ukrainian IT industry is booming and recent significant deals are a proof of it. Interesting and successful companies such as Grammarly, Petcube, and Depositphotos have turned the tech world's attention toward Ukraine. This year's Startup Grind conference is another opportunity for demonstrating Ukrainian talents on the world stage."
The hand-picked participants of the third Ukrainian Pavilion at Startup Grind include:
PromoRepublic, content builder for social media for small business
3DLook, a personal fitness mobile app that makes 3D model of user's body
Polaris, the world's smallest wearable GPS tracker
Raccoon.World, hand gadgets for interaction with digital and real world
PassivDom, autonomous 3D-printed mobile home
SurgeBook, an online publishing platform and community
Yarnteam, cloud software for small business owners
FORCEemotion, tracker for seniors that can measure stress level and medical data
Shelf, asset distribution and blockchain auctions
SoftSeq, cyber-security solutions that enable industry standards compliance
About Ukrainian Startup Pavilion
The first Ukrainian Startup Pavilion and a two-day boot camp were held in February 2016 at Startup Grind and followed by Pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco in September 2016. Ukrainian Startup Pavilion received non-stop traffic over the course of the event. Featured companies received positive feedback and even an acquisition inquiry. The initiative brought into the spotlight many Ukrainian startups as well as provided young entrepreneurs with mentorship, networking opportunities, visa, travel, and accommodation assistance. The program with mentors Zhenya Rozinskiy and Nick Bilogorskiy included perfect pitching, product focus, team building, fundraising, and more.
About Nick Bilogorskiy
Nick Bilogorskiy is a member of the founding team of Cyphort, cybersecurity startup, as well as angel investor, public speaker, and philanthropist. He co-founded charity organization Nova Ukraine to deliver humanitarian aid and increase awareness about Ukraine in the world. Bilogorskiy invests through 408 Ventures focusing on early stage cloud computing and cybersecurity companies.
About Zhenya Rozinskiy
Zhenya Rozinskiy is a software management professional with 20+ years of experience delivering technology solutions to advance companies' competitive positions. He's worked with Experian, Live Nation/Ticketmaster, Rallyware, and many startups to deliver top-notch technical and business solutions. Since 2014 Zhenya has focused on growing and advancing the IT ecosystem of Eastern Europe and specifically Ukraine. Zhenya is an international speaker, author, and angel investor.
About Startup Grind
Startup Grind is one of the largest independent startup communities, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400 000 founders in over 200 cities. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2010, Startup Grind has now hosted 2 000 fireside chats. The key speakers of Startup Grind 2017 include Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz), Jan Koum (WhatsApp), Alex Chung (Giphy), Sean Rad (Tinder), Mark Pincus (Zynga), Michael Seibel (Y Combinator), Dave McClure (500 Startups).
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