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

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Innovative Ecosystem "Sikorsky Challenge" –


is an environment created and supported by NTUU "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" and Science Park "Kyivska Polytechnika", where technology transfer is realized, technological ideas are grown, startups (small innovative technology enterprises) are launched and developed.

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

Component of the Innovative Ecosystem


"Sikorsky Challenge"


Festival of Innovative Projects "SikorskyChallenge"


This is the second step: your successful presentation to the investors. At the Festival, pitchers present their best innovative projects to venture capital and investment funds. Startup School graduates are more likely to attract investment for their projects, as they have already been “customized” for investor’s requirements in the latter stages of training in the Startup School «Sikorsky Challenge»

Startup School «Sikorsky Challenge»

This is the first step: knowledge and skills Here you will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the creation of innovative technology startups

Business Incubator "Sikorsky Challenge"

This is the third step: creation of a company

The Business Incubator was created to promote and impact on development of innovations and entrepreneurship at the University NTUU "KPI", as well as to attract investments for implementation of startup projects and to launch successful startup companies

You will leave the Business Incubator as self-sufficient startup company with the second round of investment

What is Startup School

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


Michael Zgurovsky

Rector of NTUU "KPI", Doctor of Technical Sciences, 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"

Valerii Pychko

Expert in Internet Marketing

Inna Malyukova

Director of the Institute of Continuing Education and Training of NTUU "KPI», project manager in the field of technology transfer


Pavlo Tsybulov

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

Iurii Bogachkov

Expert in Internet Marketing

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"










Oleksii Strutsynskyi 
project & program manager, business analyst

Volodymyr Gnat

mentor, partner of the "Іland Management" company, certified project manager (Project Management Professional, PMP)



Natalia Vaynilovych

Certified trainer of the European program "Trainer to Trainers YMCA Europe"





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

Application for training

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.