Startup Kultur

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Startup Kultur

What is
Startup Kultur?

The Goethe-Institut Ukraine and IZONE welcome you to the interdisciplinary festival for creative and social startups from September 30th to October 1st. Let’s get together, get connected and exchange our experience.

Over two days, Ukrainian and international startups will gather in Kyiv to showcase their projects. The participants will get an opportunity to learn tricks of the trade from prominent experts in entrepreneurship, communication and startup development while networking, partying and having fun. The participation in Startup Kultur Festival is free of charge.

The festival is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany within the programme “Strengthening Civil Society Cooperation In the Countries of the Eastern Partnership And Russia”.

Year’s Speakers

Jurgen Enninger - Head of the cross department Excellence Team for Culture & Creative Industries, City Of Munich.

Svitlana Bovkun - Producer of Kyiv Maker Faire, maker community coordinator, marketing communication consultant for IT, coach and facilitator for networking, creative economy advocate.

Svitlana Kolodii - Project Manager, Crowdfunding Expert, Co-Founder of Urban Space 500, Coordinator в GoEast.

Anna Rösch - Freelance Business Analyst at Tom Spike GmbH i.G., Finance at Impact Hub Berlin.

Yulia Bevzenko - Blogger, guide in Kyiv since 2014, author of «100 cool places in Kiev».

Tetyana Emelianova - Business coach, consultant, expert in motivation, introduction of changes and quality management of the service.

Dina Volynets - Chairwoman at KITE Development Management Centre, Co-owner and Development Director at Synergy Development Consulting. Educator and head of incubator for public organisations #pumpyourngo. Strategic development specialist, NGO coach and mentor in humanitarian projects funded by USAID, DANIDA, UNDP and ECHO in Belarus and Ukraine.

Miriam Yasbay - freelance innovation expert, creative consultant, and design thinking facilitator with a focus on cultural change and disruptive interventions. She was part of the programme lead team at the HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam, Germany and offers training and consultancy for companies, organisations, students and entrepreneurs around the globe.

Mykola Skyba - expert of the educational division at the Ukrainian Institute for Future (UIF), founder of the Next Generation Business School educational platform, moderator at “Culture2025” platform. National project coordinator at COMUS, creative industries expert at EU’s «Culture and Creativity» programme.

Yulia Fediv - Head of the National Bureau of the EU’s "Creative Europe” program in Ukraine.

ActiveYOUkraine is an international team of young people who are connected by the strong commitment to support Ukrainian active society.

Iryna Solovey - president at Garage Gang, co-founder of the platform of social innovation "Big idea", public activist.

Olena Taranenko - Chief communications officer in TEN, ex-director of Hoshva PR. Worked with such brands as OLX, Martini, Helen Marlen, Synevo, Vichy, Durex, Watsons, Scholl, WOG and GAP.

Olena Podoprigora - curator of business programs Impact Hub Odessa, organiser Creative Mornings Odessa.

Galina Danilenko is a communications specialist. Has more than 9 years of experience in strategic communications for local and international companies, government organizations and non-commercial projects.

Negotiations Theater

Iryna Konchenko - Business coach, psychologist, founder of the project “Vertical Move Labs”.
Natalia Astaulova - Psychologist, business coach, author of the development of soft skills and creativity trainings.
Katerina Konovalova - Art-coach, emotional intelligence development consultant .

Olga Spector Founder and CEO of the Happy Paw Foundation.

Program of

September 30th – October 1st, Kyiv

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