Position: ASSOCIATE PARTNER
Iurii-Volodymyr is Innovation Stream Board Member at CIVITTA & co-founder of Challenger Accelerator (https://challengeraccelerator.com/). Iurii-Volodymyr is helping startups and innovative companies in funding attraction, organising startup support programs and building innovation ecosystem in Ukraine. Iurii is an acknowledged expert in local and EU grant programs for start-ups. Iurii supported 70%+ of Ukrainian companies that received EU Horizon 2020 grants for SMEs and helped many startups to secure financing from EBRD, USAID, EU and other funding providers. Iurii-Volodymyr holds a MA degree from Fordham University of New York.
Iurii will give an overview of available funding opportunities for Ukrainian startups. Main focus of the workshops will be on equity free funding with a particular emphasis on local and international grants for startups. Grants opportunities from USF, EBRD, USAID, Horizon Europe (European Innovation Council), cascade funding grants will be discussed in detail. Iurii will also share main tips and tricks when raising the funding. After the workshop participants should have a clear understanding of available funding options for their startups, main preconditions and next steps they should take to get funded.