Everyone with a business idea and a plan to develop it as a startup can join the pre-incubation program by Ukrainian Future, the business incubator of the Young Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. UF Startup School Beginner is designed for participants aged 15 and above who seek to evaluate their entrepreneurial potential and take a real step towards turning their ideas into a functioning business. Over the course of 2.5 weeks of practical training and individual consultations with entrepreneurs and international business consultants in online sessions, program participants will:
- Understand how the startup ecosystem works.
- Transform their idea into a business model.
- Evaluate their idea from the perspective of potential customers and partners.
- Improve their leadership skills and teamwork abilities.
- Familiarize themselves with the key tools for managing a startup as a project.
- Prepare for presenting their business idea to potential partners.
At the end of the program, there will be a Crash Test, which involves testing the idea for its compatibility with the market's current demands through a traditional pitch format. Based on the results, participants will receive:
- A certificate from the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine indicating the completion of the program.
- A grant for services provided by the Ukrainian Future business incubator (a package of services and access to physical space to continue working on the project).
- The opportunity to join the community of Ukrainian Future business incubator residents for further project development.
Program Start: December 12, 2022.
Duration: 2.5 weeks (until December 29).
Format: Group online sessions three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) from 17:00 to 18:30, along with individual consultations.
Working languages: Ukrainian, English.
Target audience: Youth with their own innovative developments and business ideas, aged 15+.
Number of participants: 20-25 attendees.
Selection criteria: Competitive basis.
To apply for the UF Startup School Beginner program, click here.
We invite everyone who has a business idea and believes in themselves and the future of Ukraine!
*The organizer and coordinator of the program is Ukrainian Future, the business incubator of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.