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  • I remember fondly & with admiration the IDCEE & the enthusiasm & spirit evidenced. Hopefully, before too long, things will return to some form of normal and the country can
    once again move forward with
    the energy demonstrated at the conference.

    Limor Schweitzer

    CEO @RoboSavvy & Franky the Robot

  • I was blow away by the vibrant start-up scene at IDCEE this year. If you're serious about building business or investing in the region you have
    to be there.

    Michael Kent

    CEO & Founder @Azimo

  • It was an amazing experience to be part of so much enthusiasm.

    Martin Albert

    CEO @Bitalo AG

  • I was very much impressed by the level of technological innovation, professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit that was displayed by the
    startups at IDCEE.
    I look forward to being a part
    of the conference next year!

    Andeas Otto

    Investment Director @SevenVentures


  • During the Investor Day Central and Eastern Europe conference, 19 Ukrainian startups were awarded top honours 

  • Startups include Petcube, Looksery and booking service GoodHotels 

  • Ukraine exports $2 billion (£1.27 billion) in software service each year

  • This figure us expected to grow by 85 per cent by 2020


Lifting any possible doubt about the resilience of Ukraine’s high-tech sector in these troubled times, the IDCEE conference was held brilliantly last week at the Olympic stadium of Kiev. Some 2,000 local and foreign startup entrepreneurs, venture investors, representative of small and large high tech and financial companies, industry experts and other IT people gathered in the gigantic venue.


Ukrainian tech companies Kwambio and Petcube received the highest recognition at Investor Day Central and Eastern Europe, a conference for startups that took place in Kyiv on Oct.9-10. Overall, as many as 19 startups took home prizes that range from mentorships to up to $19,000 in cash winnings.


That is right – the 5th edition of IDCEE will take place on October 9-10 in Kiev. Traditionally, it will host the biggest Startup Alley in the region (150 startups) and hold Startup Competition with €30,000 total cash prize. The line-up of the anniversary conference will focus on e-health, charity, media, robotics, e-commerce and mobile applications. Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon and Tech Area will be introduced. And Netocratic will be there – moderating a panel discussion on sharing economy and reporting from the scene.


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IDCEE 2013 Summary Video (copy)