What is YEP!STARTER?

YEP!Starter – Ukrainian entrepreneurship program, in which you will create your own startup with the help of business mentors in 3 month!

TURN YOUR IDEA OR SCIENTIFIC PROJECT INTO THE STARTUP JUST IN 3 MONTHS ATTENDING LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND BOOTCAMPS

WORK WITH THE TOP EXPERTS AND ENTREPRENEURS ON YOUR OWN STARTUP

FIND YOUR TEAM AND STUDY WITH THE BEST STUDENTS OF UKRAINE

ATTEND NETWORKS AND MENTORING SESSIONS TO SUCCESSFULLY DEVELOP YOUR PROJECT

PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF ESTONIA. JOINT PROJECT OF YEP, BEETROOT ACADEMY AND GARAGE48

Who are the previous participants of the YEP!Starter?

Pasha and Anatoly are groupmates at KPI. By doing the course projects, they came to the idea that there is no sense to write abstracts to get a diploma for mom and dad.

Guys have decided to make projects that can be useful for people and can be commercialised. So they will get both – the diploma and money, and become great engineers.

Their diploma work – a device that turns a car into an electric hybrid – guys have submitted to YEP! Now they have SEM startup, the business model, first customers, investment in project implementation, and participation in European startup events.

But it could be just a diploma of 50 pages…

Vicky likes board games. Therefore, being a YEP resident! she has developed her own brand. Mentors’ve helped her to create business model. This is how the new Ukrainian brand BGTopi appeared – boxes with board games and an exclusive merchant in Ukrainian.

Igor is a 3 year student of Kyiv National University. He generally likes the university, but he always wants more. He wanted to make his own cool project. Igor came to YEP! without a team and an idea, but with the desire to make the greatest startup ever.

For three months, Igor has found the team and they’ve made GiftHub startup together. This is the telegram bot that helps you pick up a birthday gift. January 24 Igor will present his startup at DemoDay in Estonia.

What is the format of yep starter?

During the 3 month you gonna work on your startup in team. According to the schedule you will visit the bootcamps to develop your project in Kiev or in Kharkiv. You choose the city yourself. The program is free)

Prestarter

for individuals

Kyiv
Kharkiv

Team formation
Idea generation
Creative thinking
Ideation

BootCamp 1

 Kyiv
 Kharkiv

Startup ecosystem
Lean approach
Mission, vision, values
Design thinking
Business model
Customer development

BootCamp 2

Kyiv
Kharkiv

Marketing
Digimarketing
Branding
Project management
Team Work

BootCamp 3

Kyiv
Kharkiv

Mentor sessions

BootCamp 4

 Kyiv
 Kharkiv

MVP, Prototyping
User experience design
Finance, investments, legacy
Sales, metrics
Business ethics
Presentation, pitching

Regional Final

 Kyiv
 Kharkiv

 

DEMO DAY

Kyiv & Kharkiv

Mentors

TAAVI TAMM

Launched his very first business when he was a first year student in College – and he failed. He tried again and again until he figured out how to do it. Lately he has been working as a Service Design Strategist for WAE in NYC. Today he’s a freelance service designer, trainer and an entrepreneur. Taavi is managing regional STARTER program in Pärnu, Estonia.( Service Designer, Trainer & Co-Founder at lastesuu.ee)

RIINA NIINE

Riina is a passionate designer who is currently working as a UX/Product Designer for a software company Fleet Complete Nordic . She has long term experience with startups in product develeopment and design from concept ideation to user-centered solutions and implementation.

MARET AHONEN

Executive Manager in Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the University of Tartu.

MARELLE ELLEN

Head of Marketing in Startup Day. She has been with a couple of early-stage start-ups, helping them to build their brands, develop marketing strategies and get the most out of their digital marketing.

HARALD LEPISK

Inspirator, videographer, entrepreneur

YULIIA DEHTIAROVA

Business Analyst у Lizard Soft

Yevgenia Gireva

Partner у Axon Partners

YEVGEN OSMAK

Head of IT Department in Zeppelin International

Volodymyr Zubchenko

CEO Business-Leader School KNU, business coach

Vladislav Brazhnik

Designer in ШОМ

Viktor Kompaneyets

Product Management у IT Step

Valeriia Holierova

Event manager, international partnerships

VADYM SYNZHERETSKYI

Co-Founder/CEO in BUKI

PAVLO PLASTOVETS

Deloitte, Chief Innovation Officer

Oksana Kochkodan

Partner у Axon Partners

Max  Ivanzov

 Head of sales, CarFinder, sales & project management

KATERYNA SAPNOVA

Talent Project Coordinator в Deloitte

Ihor Levenets

GiftHub, Chief Executive Officer

DMYTRO OLIINYK

Academy Manager in UAL

DENIS ZERNYSHKIN

Gravitec.net, CEO

PARTNERS OF THE YEP STARTER