Bohdan Kupych

VP of Business Development @KM Core

Bohdan Kupych, a Canadian, has worked in the technology industry for more than 25 years 19 of which have been in Ukraine and Russia. Bohdan is an enthusiastic proponent of development of the high-tech industry in Ukraine and the region based on the strong legacy of R+D and science.

 

Bohdan is an active member of the international business community, was a founding member, the first President and 10 year Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. Bohdan has also lectured on marketing and entrepreneurship at Kyiv Mohyla Business School and has been a keynote speaker at the Global Technology Symposium at Stanford, IBM Global CEO Forum, Russia and other industry events.

 

Bohdan studied Political Science at York University, Toronto, completed the leadership program at INSEAD and the VC Program at Haas School of Business, California. Bohdan holds a Graduate Diploma in Management and MBA from Athabasca University in Canada.

 

Today Bohdan is Vice President Business Development for KM Core - an innovative technology investment company based in Ukraine with responsibility for business development and management of the company's portfolio of investments in IT, software, semiconductor and Clean Tech. Bohdan sits on several Boards of portfolio companies and works with strategic and technology investors such as Intel Capital, IFC and EBRD. Previously, Bohdan was Vice President Business Development for Sitronics, the largest technology company in Russia, CEE and CIS with responsibility for strategic partnerships with CISCO, IBM and Oracle. Bohdan also was a key member of the IPO team which took Sitronics public on the London Stock Exchange in 2007. Previously, Bohdan was CEO of Kvazar-Micro, Chief Marketing Officer at UMC (now MTS) the leading mobile operator in Ukraine, General Manager of Digital Equipment Corp. in Ukraine and an executive with Digital Equipment of Canada.

History

2012

Main stage18.10
Startup accelerators in Western Europe and CEE: which is better for CEE startups?

Speaker

Workshop Stage19.10
Founder Institute: Bridging Ukraine and Silicon Valley

Speaker

2011

Main Stage25.10
VC industry in CEE: Where does it stand compared with Western Europe?

Speaker

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