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



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

 

                        Collaborate

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

both Ukrainian and foreign

 

Participate                         

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

 

 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

Innovation holding Sikorsky Challenge

 

The mission of the Holding, as well as the entire Innovation Ecosystem, is to promote and accelerate the development of Ukraine's innovative economy. 

The Holding selects projects for further cooperation, trains and advises startup teams, helps to create business and to attract investments, accompanies and supports new startup companies.



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

 

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

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



Advantages

 

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


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