On 12th of May in wonderful Kyiv we gathered twelve start ups to pitch for the Ukrainian UK Start Up competition to come over to London for Tech Week in June. The quality of all entries has been amazing and not only was the level of technical expertise excellent even design and business propositions were on par with international standards. Big thanks to our sponsors Cloud9Solutions, PeopleForce, Alcor and partners Ukrainian Embassy London, Ukrainian Venture Capital Association and Radar Tech. Here the winners:

YouControl – financial health monitoring of companies

Rawr – extraordinary IoT collar technology for pets

Whooshi– wireless portable sound amplifier & smart music app

Cardiolyse – amazing heart monitoring for disease prevention

Attractor – amazing big data/ai UX conversion micro improvement tool


Today we are launching the Ukrainian UK Start Up Competition which aims to create better connections in between both countries and provide new business opportunities. Read more details here

Cannabis / CBD Start Up Accelerator 27th of February

CBD and medical cannabis are a rapidly expanding industry, with consumer demand growing exponentially. CBD oil is used in cooking, mixing cocktails, vaping, and as pain and anxiety relief by athletes and consumers alike. It is a space ready for innovation. Yet informative and educational CBD and Cannabis events are still rare and the legal landscape, business practises and opportunities are fast evolving. This is why we are organising the UK’s first one day accelerator program for startups, young brands, investors and representatives from retailers and corporations to meet, learn and facilitate business deals.

The “Cannabis and CBD Startup Accelerator’ will take place in the afternoon at Droga5’s offices at the newly opened WeWork Campus in Devonshire Square, ideally positioned between the City of London and Shoreditch. Read more here

We have just launched Un-Age – a social enterprise that helps under 25 year olds and over 55 year olds create new businesses together in East London. We started Un-Age because we believe that diversity across age and culture creates more interesting and, ultimately, more successful businesses. We are happy to announce that we got the support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Hackney Council and are about to run our first inter-generational start up program at East London Business Centre. Check out the Un-Age website and our crowdfunding campaign.

moreinfoCodeMaker – A one day course to teach you the essentials of coding, how web and mobile apps work and how to build them. Being more digitally enlightened will enable you to converse better with software developers, scope projects and make better choices in your digital projects. Attendees have included senior marketeers from Adidas, BBC Worldwide, Diageo, Money Supermarket, Mr and Ms Smith, Haymarket, Phillip Morris and many of London’s leading agencies as well as others who want to manage their digital project better.

  • Founder of DoNation on MiniBar “ Really interesting mix of people, definitely helped me to overcome my fear of techie geeks… ”

    Hermione Taylor
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    Nick Black
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    Rupert Hurley
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    Tom Allason