The Ukrainian UK Start-Up Competition

Where excellence meets brilliance.
We are bringing together the tech startup communities of Ukraine and the UK to create new business, venture and partner opportunities.

We’re pleased to be supporting this initiative that brings together two of Europe’s leading tech nations. The UK and Ukraine share a passion for entrepreneurship in the digital economy, and it’s a great opportunity for bright new talent from Ukraine to showcase their businesses in London.
Natalia Galibarenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK


  • Showcase the growing startup ecosystem in Ukraine and broaden avenues for business collaboration with the UK
  • Provide the winning Ukrainian startups with a bespoke and focused series of introductions to business partners, investors and potential clients in the UK
  • Host a bespoke MiniBar event (one of the biggest startup events in London) to give the startups an opportunity to pitch their services/products to a wider audience

Competition Prize - Take Part in ‘Ukrainian Tech Tour UK’

  • Flight to London - Five winners will be flown over to London in June to join London Tech Week
  • Paid accommodation for three nights
  • Take part in a bespoke startup tour to make new business contacts and showcase to the UK startup ecosystem
  • Showcase at the biggest startup Meetup in London - MiniBar
  • Promote and showcase their businesses as part of Ukrainian Pavilion at London Tech Week

The Ukrainian startup tour will take 4 days during which the winning Ukrainian startups will participate in different events and individual introductions so they get maximum value.


Competition Jury Members

Olga Afanasyeva
Executive Director
Dmitry Ovcharenko
IT Ukraine Association
Acting Executive Director
Andrew Cetinic
Cloud9 Solutions
Managing Director
Christian Ahlert
Founder and CEO


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About MiniBarLabs and MiniBar

MiniBarLabs is a startup and innovation agency based in London running the largest UK startup community with over 8000 members. MiniBarLabs has run startup events, competitions and accelerator programs with partners ranging from Microsoft Ventures, PayPal to the British Council.