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128th Startup Battle in Kyiv
December 2, 2018
128th Battle of Startups was organized by Startup.Network in Kyiv, Ukraine on November 29. Nine startups have been selected for pitch battles and project presentations after rigorous preliminary assessment.
The event started with panel discussion on Corporate Innovation Trends. Among the participants of the panel were Alexander Romanishyn, Co-owner of Reactor, Konstantin Koshelenko, Deputy Chairman at Forward Bank, Aleksey Mas, Lead of Innovation Lab at Kyivstar, and Mykhailo Khaletskyi, Senior Investment Analyst from Polish VC fund Simpact. Alexander Soroka, CEO & Founder at Startup.Network was moderator of the discussion.
Oleg Dryzhak, Founding Partner of Diamond Capital, was invited to a jury panel of the pitch battle to rate startups together with Alexander Soroka, Mykhailo Khaletskyi, Michael Chobanian, President at Blockchain Association of Ukraine & Founder at KUNA exchange, Oleksandr Striamets, PhD & X&D Leader, Samsung R&D Institute Ukraine.
Based on the voting results, the winner of the 128th Battle of Startups was INWITE – an off-Grid Communicator with Rescue, Navigation and AI functionality.