Western NIS Enterprise Fund Launches New Fund to Invest in Promising Startups from Ukraine and MoldovaNovember 15, 2017
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), with more than two decades of successful experience investing in small and medium-sized companies, announced the launch of U.Ventures, a new fund focusing on investing in early-stage technology startups from Ukraine and Moldova.
Teсhnovation Challenge, a global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls started its new season in UkraineNovember 03, 2017
The Innovation Park Unit.City hosted the kick-off session of the tech entrepreneurship competition for schoolgirls and the discussion of technical opportunities for girls in Ukraine. Ukraine joined the program in 2017 and has already seen 15 teams of girls making mobile apps for solving issues in the Ukrainian cities. The project in Ukraine is supported by the Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Peace Corps.
Oshchadbank and Western NIS Enterprise Fund Provide a Social Loan to Support ATO VeteransOctober 18, 2017
Oshchadbank has provided the first social loan to a self-employed entrepreneur as part of “Social Entrepreneurship” – a joint program, partnered with Western NIS Enterprise Fund.
UA TECH EXPO ZONE for CES-2018 AnnouncedOctober 17, 2017
10 winners of the UVCA Challenge: CES-Edition contest were announced to represent Ukraine in January at the world’s largest consumer electronics show CES-2018, that is annually held in Las Vegas, NV. The contest winning projects encompass various fields ranging from aggrotech, and 3D printing to systems of traffic and parental control.
Prince of the Netherlands will attend the International Mayors Summit in KyivOctober 12, 2017
On November 28-29, 2017 Kyiv will host the International Mayors Summit. This forum will be held for the second time, covering the innovations and their urban impact. More than 100 Ukrainian mayors, foreign experts and local government leaders from Canada, Israel, Slovakia, Brazil, Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands are expected to attend the Summit. The Netherlands will show a star turn of the event with StartupAmsterdam as its official partner (an organization that focuses on Amsterdam city development) and Prince Constantijn, the younger brother of the King of the Netherlands, as the honorary guest.
Ukrainian agricultural and engineering manufactures find partners in IndiaSeptember 22, 2017
10 Ukrainian manufacturers from the agricultural and mechanical engineering sectors returned from the trade mission to India, during which they conducted bilateral meetings with over a hundred of Indian producers and distributors, and representatives of the trade chambers in New Delhi and Mumbai, as well as attended the Annapoorna World of Food India.
Future Presidents are Raised Here: A New Academic Year Started at the Ukrainian Leadership AcademySeptember 13, 2017
Today, 200 talented young people between the ages of 16 and 21 from all over Ukraine will embark on a new and exciting journey towards becoming the leaders of Ukraine. The 10-month program includes climbing mountain tops and studying the basics of state formation in the EU countries, running social projects for Ukrainian regions and taking multiple disciplines ranging from political science up to the English language. Participation is free of charge — each student receives a grant from the Western NIS Enterprise Fund funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Western NIS Enterprise Fund supports public procurement reform in MoldovaSeptember 07, 2017
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Moldova, WNISEF, EBRD and 5 local NGOs sign Memorandum on Cooperation on the implementation of a transparent and efficient Public Procurement System in Moldova, called MTender. The project is also supported by EBRD, EU and Transparency International.
Canada Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Program Launched in UkraineSeptember 05, 2017
This year Ukraine joined the international program in course of the continued partnership with Canada under Free Trade Agreement. The Taras Shevchenko National Museum hosted the solemn opening ceremony of the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Program. It is the first Canadian-Ukrainian program of research internships for the Ukrainian students with a great scientific potential. In Ukraine, the Globalink Research Internship Program is supported by joint efforts of the Government of Canada, the Western NIS Enterprise Fund, the Canadian non-profit organization Mitacs, and the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine will patronize the International Mayors SummitAugust 29, 2017
Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Ukraine and with support of the Mayor of Kyiv the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) pulls off an international event, where Ukrainian mayors and their foreign colleagues will share their best practices