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Launch your startup with no mistakes!

YEP! Incubator is a program for startup founders in the idea and pre-MVP stage, which will help validate the idea, structure their work, and avoid common mistakes.

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About the incubator

In the YEP incubation program, we have been helping startups validate ideas and build a scalable business model together with experts from the startup community for 7 years.

 

Since 2016, more than 500 early-stage teams have passed our incubation. Alumni of the last two years alone have raised more than 1 million dollars from investors and donors, and continue to develop their products in the US and European markets.

Stages of the program

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Stage 1 (3-4 weeks)

Online incubation on the YEP platform

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Organize basic knowledge for product development

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Work on the weak sides of your startup

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Get a structured one-pager and pitch deck

Ideation & LEAN approach
Problem-solution fit
Customer development
Marketing

Stage 2 (up to 3 months)

Mentor feedback and meetups with founders

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Learn from experienced professionals

Get mentor feedback on your product

Take the best out of networking with the startup community

Mentors feedback
YEP Community
Founder Talks
Networking
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This program is for you if…

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You have a startup at the idea or pre-MVP stage

... but you want to reach the next one faster — market, traction, investments. We will help you to figure out where to go!

2

You want to systematize your work

You've been working on a startup for a while and know something about different programs, but a few pieces are missing from the big picture.

3

You need professional support

Here you can get mentoring feedback, contacts with partners and founders, and will receive a structured roadmap.

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Speakers

YEP experts and mentors have experience working in and with startups around the world and expertise in various industries.

Founders that chose YEP

The theory of Customer Development and LEAN Startup helped a lot. By constantly keeping in mind that you need to show the product as soon as possible, you can remove unnecessary details and focus on the main aspects to validate the development. 

You understand the potential questions from the funds better, and even a simple calculation of the market makes it clear whether the project has the potential to become a venture startup.

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Kostianyn Yeishkin

Founder & CEO StanPass

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Additional opportunities

We are building a global network of partners to provide more opportunities for YEP resident startups to develop — investments, discounts, tools, and networking!

  • Скільки триває програма?
    Програма може тривати декілька місяців і ділиться на два етапи: - преінкубаційне навчання на онлайн-платформі, робота з навчальними матеріалами, структурування — 3-5 тижнів - Отримання менторського фідбеку - Долучення до спільноти YEP (немає обмежень у часі)
  • А потрібно щось платити за участь?
    Участь в програмі є безкоштовною. Від команд очікується тільки бажання працювати та розвивати свій продукт.
  • Чи варто подаватися на інкубацію, якщо ми маємо тільки ідею?
    Так! Саме вас ми і шукаємо, щоб допомогти прокачати ідею і дати навички для розбудови стартапу.
  • Чи відкрита програма для стартапів, які вже мають результати?
    Так. Ми будемо раді попрацювати з стартапами, які мають перші результати, але все ще шукають знання, структурування та нові знайомства. Крім того, якщо ви вже досягли певного рівня — можете податися в акселераційну програму YEP.
  • Де буде проходити комунікація по програмі?
    Комунікацію команда YEP будує через листування та канал в Telegram.
  • Коли очікувати відповіді, що я потрапив/ла в програму?
    Протягом 7 днів після подачі заявки.
  • Чи можу я самостійно пройти програму? Чи є обов’язковою умовою повна команда?
    Якщо ви зможете самостійно справитись з усіма завданнями та в міру проходження програми будете шукати собі допомогу, то ми тільки за! Головне — мотивація!
  • How can a university join?
    A teacher or a representative of the university administration should fill out the form on the Entrepreneurial University page. We will contact you and advise on the next steps.
  • Is this program free of charge for universities?
    Yes, thanks to the support of the USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine Program and other partners of the Entrepreneurial University, there is no fee for participation in the program.
  • How do I confirm my participation in the initiative?
    To confirm your participation, you need to send us a confirmation letter from your management using the template to daryna.tambulatova@yepworld.org
  • Can I join the program if my university does not yet have a discipline?
    So far, the discipline "Innovative entrepreneurship and startup project management" is being implemented in certain universities. If you are a university teacher/administration, please fill out the form on the Entrepreneurial University page. We are currently working on developing a course that can be joined by any interested student, regardless of university. For basic knowledge, we recommend watching our series Start a Startup on the Diia. Digital Education platform.
  • How do I get materials for the course if I am a teacher?
    After filling out the form, we will contact you, advise you on the next steps and provide access to teaching and learning materials on the Moodle platform.
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Do you have any questions?

Can't find the answer you're looking for? Please contact our team.

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