to develop ideas and business projects
investors / business angels for your startup
We advise you
on creation of prototypes and business products
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.
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
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
Component of the Innovative Ecosystem
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)
Dr. Michael Zgurovsky
PhD, Rector of NTUU "KPI", Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences.
Certified specialist by the International Certification of Project Managers "Certified Project Manager IPMA Level A"
Director of the Innovation Holding Sikorsky Challenge.
PhD, Head of the Innovation Ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge.
PhD, digital marketing specialist.
Certified trainer of the European program «Inno Enterprise» “Development of Innovation”
Co-author of the program and leading trainer, head of the business incubator «Be Next IT» (Israel)
Trainer on presentations. Certified "Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft PowerPoint 2010"
Pychko Valeriy - mentor and trainer at the Sikorsky Challenge Startup School, startup analyst, digital marketing specialist.
What makes us different from others!
The Ecosystem Sikorsky Challenge was created on the basis of NTUU "KPI" and the Scientific Park "Kyivska Polytechnica"
Our trainings are built in such a way as to help unlock the creative potential of each student
Our trainers have practical experience in creation of innovative startups
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