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CES bootcamp: Ukrainian edition

Icon 9 October
Icon Felix Litvinsky

Managing director of Blackstone LaunchPad at Cornell University

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Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) jointly with Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) organize UA Tech Expo Zone during CES-2018. Our aim is not only to choose best Ukrainian startups, but also to help them to achieve success on the global market.

To this matter we organize CES Bootcamp: Ukrainian edition. Best local and international speakers will spend almost 3 days for start-up training.  All 20 finalists of UVCA Challenge (will be announced soon) will have a great opportunity to improve their skills.

Managing director of Blackstone LaunchPad at Cornell University Felix is a seasoned international technology entrepreneur and a member of various angel investor groups. Litvinsky built his career launching and leading technology startup companies. He was founder and chief executive officer of Abakama, an international products and services company. He also founded and held executive positions at companies such as loT Partners, Minority Venture Partners and Alarity Corp.

Other speakers:

  • Charles Whitehead, Director of the Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship program at Cornell Tech
  • Vasile Tofan, Partner at Horizon Capital, Co-founder at Ovuline (the #1 app in the US App Store under Medical)
  • Robert Shepherd, Organic Robotic Lab, specializing in disruptive manufacturing technologies (3D printing, replica molding, microfluidics) and functional materials.

More speaker will be announced soon.

CES bootcamp program will include:
1. Developing Breakthrough Products and Services; Product Design and Development;
2. Lean Launchpad Methodology/Business Model Canvas; Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship – Listening to the Customer, Customer Discovery, Customer Validation, Customer Segments;
3. Building and Leading Effective Teams;
4. Basics of Entrepreneurial Finance;
5. Patents and Intellectual Property Rights and other topics important for every business.

All participant companies will get it own mentor from coaches who will help to improve pitching and presentation skills. As the result the best of the best companies will get the chance to win the competition and to present Ukraine at the CES-2018.

Thanks to 3 days intensive program of professional coaches and speakers 20 companies will have a great chance to achieve all their goals not only during Technology show but also after it.


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