What is YEP!STARTER?

YEP!Starter – Ukrainian entrepreneurship program where you will create your own startup with business mentors` support in 3 months!
Our educational program is not exclusively performed by theorists but practitioners: real entrepreneurs, lawyers, marketers, CISCO, Deloitte and Gravitec finance managers, international experts.
Without “lectures” and vacuity, only intense workshops and face-to-face mentorship sessions. When program ends, all teams shall present their projects to investors and attract financing.
YEP! is a community of more than 200 students passed through the YEP!Starter program who continually help one another to achieve success in the world of startups.

AND HOW IS IT GOING FOR THE YEP!STARTER ALUMNAE?

 
 
Victoriia and Daryna challenged themselves and in 3 months created their own brand – wapa_wapa. They print children’ pictures on clothing and various accessories. By now girls have first permanent clients and cooperate with well-known brands.
 
 
GiftHub began their activities being the 2nd year students. Imagine, how many times they heard that they have lack of experience and shall find a “normal” job? Thousands! But they took it easy and launched their application on Product Hunt which was widely observed by top Ukrainian mass-media.
Be as GiftHub )
 
 
Dream Space team dropped the ball on the rules and created a startup. While their uni’ mates are actively designing CV’s, they are drawing up an investment proposal for the development of their own business.

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

10-11.10| Kyiv
09.10| Kharkiv

Team formation
Idea generation
Creative thinking
Ideation

BootCamp 1

15-17.10 | Kyiv, Kharkiv

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

BootCamp 2

22-23.10 | Kyiv
 25-26.10| Kharkiv

Marketing
Digital marketing
Branding
Project management
Team Work

BootCamp 3

06.11 | Kyiv
08.11 | Kharkiv

Mentor sessions

BootCamp 4

12-13.11 | Kyiv
15-16.11 | Kharkiv

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

Regional Final

05.12 | Kyiv
02.12 | Kharkiv

 

DEMO DAY

19.12| Kyiv & Kharkiv

Mentors

TAAVI TAMM

Service Designer, Trainer & Co-Founder at lastesuu.ee.

RIINA NIINE

UX/Product Designer for a software company Fleet Complete Nordic.

MARET AHONEN

Executive Manager in CIE of the University of Tartu.

MARELLE ELLEN

Head of Marketing in Startup Day.

HARALD LEPISK

Inspirator, videographer, entrepreneur

YULIIA DEHTIAROVA

Business Analyst у Lizard Soft

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

CBDO at DoDigital Agency

Valeriia Holierova

Innovation manager at yep

VADYM SYNZHERETSKYI

Co-Founder/CEO in BUKI

PAVLO PLASTOVETS

Deloitte, Chief Innovation Officer

Oksana Kochkodan

Partner у Axon Partners

Oksana Kochkodan

Partner at Axon Partners

Max  Ivanzov

 Head of sales, CarFinder, sales & project management

KATERYNA SAPNOVA

Employer Brand Specialist at Genesis

Ihor Levenets

GiftHub, Chief Executive Officer

DMYTRO OLIINYK

Academy Manager in UAL

DENIS ZERNYSHKIN

Gravitec.net, CEO

PARTNERS OF THE YEP STARTER