You need to invest a lot of money, convince the team that everything will be fine, and a year or two to try to get into the 7% of startups that do not fail in the early stages.
In YEP! Starter we will go this way with you. We have been working with early stage startups for three years and all the mistakes have already been made with 300 of our graduates. You don’t have to repeat them.
YEP Starter is an entrepreneurship program where you can create your own startup in 3 months with the help of business mentors!
In three months in YEP you will receive:
A proven idea that people definitely need
A business model that will bring money, not just pleasure
Contact with mentors from CISCO, Deloitte, Gravitec, TechUkraine, experts from Estonia and the USA.
IOON is a non-alcoholic sanitizer that converts ordinary water into a substance that kills viruses and bacteria with the help of silver atoms.
Received a pre-seed grant of $ 25,000 from the Ukrainian Startup Fund and a cash prize from Genesis on the hackathon FixtheCrisis. These resources were invested in the transformation of the laboratory prototype into an industrial design of the device. The first contracts with Ukrainian plants for the production of the device were recently signed.
Andriy Manuilov, the founder of the startup: “At YEP, we have developed soft skills – presentation, pitching of ideas and values, learned how to design a business model and met incredible people. It is in YEP! we met ADUK СТО Anton Varavin, who believed in our project and provided mentoring and technical support, and many other professionals and entrepreneurs who inspire us to create a business from our project! ”
Elomia is an app with a virtual friend-psychologist that provides psychological help to people with depression and anxiety. Works on the basis of artificial intelligence and is trained by a team of professional psychologists to use methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
The startup team has passed the YEP! Starter incubation program and continues to develop the project within the YEP acceleration program. Today, thousands of people use Elomia. In May 2020, the project was launched in the UK market. Over the past 3 months, Elomia has raised almost one million hryvnias. The team won grants of $ 25,000 from the USF, $ 250,000 from the Chernovetskyi Investment Group and became one of 7 startups at Bootcamp NEST from UNIT.City. Elomia was covered by the country’s top media: STB, ICTV, AIN, Liga.
The founder of the startup, Taras Pogrebnyak, says: “Acceleration in YEP has helped us save hundreds of man-hours and embark on a sustainable path of development.”
CamTouch is a device that allows you to turn any projector or monitor into an interactive whiteboard that can be controlled with special styluses. It is compatible with all files and applications installed on your computer, so you can work with it using a stylus.
CamTouch entered the TOP-6 hardware startups in Ukraine in 2019 and represented the country at the world‘s largest technology exhibition CES in Las Vegas. In 2019, the team won the right to represents themselves in Ukrainian delegations at exhibitions in Geneva and twice in California to show Ukrainian innovations. More than 500 schools and universities in 16 regions of Ukraine already use the invention. And recently CamTouch entered the top 3 digital innovations in the BIG IDEA CHALLENGE 2020 from the British Council Ukraine.
YEP! Starter Startup Incubation Program is supported by USAID ”Competitive Economy of Ukraine” Program, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and the University of Tartu.
During 2020, you are working on your startup in a team. The program takes place online. The program is free.
– What is Innovation? How to unclock your creative power and conquer the world?
– Best practice and challenges of SME
– Introduction to the program
– Ecosystem & YEP! Presentation
– Presentation of ideas
– Lean Business Model
– Customer Development
– Business negotiations
– Teamwork & Team Dynamics
– Sales B2C
– Sales B2B
– What is PoC and MVP? How a team can build MVP?
– UI/UX Design
– Founder Talk
– Branding fundamentals. Growth hacking: methods and cases
– Investments, Fundraising, VC
– Individual mentors session for each startup
– Legal Aspects of Startup Life UI/UX. Creating a prototype or mock-up
– Preparation of the pitch for FP
CHECK-POINT — 3-4 November 2020 Canvas validation. Status meetings with mentors
FINAL PITCH — 8 December 2020