Startup School at KPI

Training environment for people who want create their own business!

 We teach

 innovative entrepreneurship

We help

to develop ideas and business projects

We find

investors / business angels for your startup

We advise you

on creation of prototypes and business products

We conduct

pitch sessions for presentation of projects to investors

Our aim 

launching and support of a large number of successful startups, and for this we:


                    Invite for training

authors of innovative technological ideas wanting to be members of a startup (cofounders), scientists, inventors, students, graduate students



Draw in                       

highly qualified coaches, mentors, experts with practical experience



 with investment and venture capital funds, private investors, business angels,

both Ukrainian and foreign



in the Festival of Innovative Projects SikorskyChallenge, where three

components of a successful startup - inventors, mentors and investors - meet

 What we do 

  • attract and select creative people willing to be engaged in innovative entrepreneurship among inventors, scientists and students from KPI, other universities, research institutions, and business
  • teach selected participants innovative entrepreneurship
  • stimulate their motivation for forming their technological ideas, growing business ideas
  • assist participants in project development and creation of prototypes of their business products
  • find investors / business angels to invest in promising projects (first and second rounds of investments)
  • select the best startup projects involving the trainers and experts from funds, investors, business angels
  • take part in organization of the competition of innovative business projects within the bounds of the Festival Sikorsky Challenge
  • help authors of ideas in "sharpening" their startup projects for interested investors
  • take part in opening and launching startups

Our Startup School is an environment where creative young people receive the ideal conditions for realization of their ideas. The way in creating a startup differs from the standard career. You become responsible for what you are doing. This allows you to complete the training not only to develop an interesting project, but also to obtain investments for its development



Why the Startup School Sikorsky Challange?


Video testimonial of our graduates…


How we train

Step by step

“Introduction to innovative entrepreneurship”

“Practice in launching a startup”

“Work with potential investors”

You will be trained

to create your own innovative business


You will be enlightened

on management of innovative projects with exemples of successful cases


You will be familiarized

with the peculiarities of the sale of software products


You will be told

about marketing on the startup market as simply as possible


You will be helped

in creation of your own startup company


You will be teached

to present your product properly (pitches and presentations)


Our team 

Dr. Michael Zgurovsky

PhD, Rector of NTUU "KPI",  Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences.

Lesya Lyushenko

Certified specialist by the International Certification of Project Managers "Certified Project Manager IPMA Level A"










Oleksii Strutsynskyi 
Director of the Innovation Holding Sikorsky Challenge.

Inna Malyukova

PhD, Head of the Innovation Ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge. 

Iurii Bogachkov

PhD, digital marketing specialist.


Pavlo Tsybulov

Certified trainer of the European program «Inno Enterprise» “Development of Innovation”

Igor Peer

Co-author of the program and leading trainer, head of the business incubator «Be Next IT» (Israel)


Maryna Ivchenko

Trainer on presentations. Certified "Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft PowerPoint 2010"

Valerii Pychko | Валерій Пичко,

Valerii Pychko

Pychko Valerii - mentor and trainer at the Sikorsky Challenge Startup School, startup analyst, digital marketing specialist.


 What makes us different from others!

Official status

The Ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge was created on the basis of NTUU "KPI" and the Scientific Park "Kyivska Polytechnica"

Creative atmosphere

Our trainings are built in such a way as to help unlock the creative potential of each student

Practical experience

Our trainers have practical experience in creation of innovative startups

Convenient location

We have our own class rooms and coworking space located in the vicinity of metro


How we work

 Step by step

You submit application for training

Our manager contact you

You acquaint with our price list and get advice, then you sign your contract for training

You start training

We conclude the contract which determine the conditions and obligations of both parties