From Neural Networks to Poisonous Plants Recognition: Western NIS Enterprise Fund Holds the Fifth ІТ Technovation Girls ContestMay 27, 2021
Ukraine hosted international IT entrepreneurship girls contest Teсhnovation Girls, which became the fifth in a row. Seven teams of girls aged 10-18 pitched their solutions and competed for educational programs.
New Prospects for Social Entrepreneurs: Partners Join Western NIS Enterprise Fund to Launch Social Impact Award in UkraineMay 24, 2021
Western NIS Enterprise Fund backed the kickoff of an international program for social entrepreneurs – Social Impact Award in Ukraine. The project was also supported by the Nechytailo Family Foundation, SAP and Ukrainian Social Venture Fund.
New Prospects for the ATO Veterans: Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Oschadbank Grants a Loan at 5% Per Annum to Veterano Pizza MariupolMay 20, 2021
Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Oschadbank granted the second loan under the “Affordable Loans for Social Enterprises in Eastern Ukraine” project. It went to Oleksii Kachko, director of Veterano Pizza Mariupol.
Oschadbank and Western NIS Enterprise Fund Proceed With Social Entrepreneurship ProgramApril 28, 2021
Kyiv region-based company Smachni Spravy received a second loan under the “Social Entrepreneurship” joint program of Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Oschadbank at 5% per annum rate. The company was established by the NGO “Ukrainian Donbas” and two internally displaced persons. Part of the products are manufactured under the MAKHAN brand; the company holds three patents for its own products and focuses on production and sale of meat products, made under a unique technology.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund together with Oschadbank Granted the First Loan as Part of the Support Project for the Eastern Ukraine Social EnterprisesMarch 02, 2021
Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Oschadbank provided the first loan as part of the “Affordable Loans for Social Enterprises in Eastern Ukraine” project. It went to the Vocational Counseling Center for the Disabled “Drukarskyi Dim” in Kramatorsk.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund Sold Leading Moldovan Glass Packaging Platform to Vetropack GroupDecember 10, 2020
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) announced today that it has exited, alongside other shareholders, its stake in Moldova-based Glass Container Company and Glass Container Prim (the “Glass Container Companies”, “GCC”) to Vetropack Austria Holding AG, a subsidiary of Vetropack Holding SA (SWX:VETN). Vetropack is a leading Swiss player in the European glass packaging industry, operating facilities in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine, and Italy, with CHF 714.9 million in 2019 revenues.
International Mayors Summit and Lady Di Atelier launch a capsule scarf collection to support kids with Down syndrome and autismOctober 13, 2020
The International Mayors Summit and the first Ukrainian inclusive atelier Lady Di Atelier joined efforts to launch a capsule silk scarf collection entitled “Breaking down barriers is easy. Together!” Each item’s print is a drawing made by children with Down syndrome (called “sunny kids” in Ukraine) as part of art therapy classes at the Sunny Workshop operated by Lady Di Atelier.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) Announces an Agreement to Exit Leading Moldovan Glass Packaging Manufacturing Platform to the Swiss Vetropack GroupAugust 04, 2020
Western NIS Enterprise Fund announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell, alongside other shareholders, its stake in Moldova-based Glass Container Company and Glass Container Prim (the “Glass Container Companies”, “GCC”) to Vetropack Austria Holding AG, a subsidiary of Vetropack Holding SA (SWX:VET). Vetropack is a leading Swiss player in the European glass packaging industry with 2019 annual turnover of CHF 714.9 million, and subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine and Italy.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund Announces a New Lending Project to Social Enterprises in Eastern UkraineJuly 22, 2020
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) announces a call for applications for low-interest loans for social enterprises in Eastern Ukraine. The new $100,000 WNISEF project “Affordable Loans for Social Enterprises in Eastern Ukraine” is being implemented with the support of the American people via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the agreement with the Western NIS Enterprise Fund under the USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA).
Consortium of Ukraine’s leading ecosystem players team up to launch startup databaseMarch 12, 2020
Dealroom.co, Europe’s most comprehensive technology industry data and intelligence platform, in partnership with Consortium of Ukraine’s leading ecosystem players has launched the most extensive startup and venture capital ecosystem platform dedicated to the Ukrainian tech scene to date. The consortium consists of key players in Ukraine’s tech ecosystem led by ICU Ventures, Kyiv-based venture capital fund that invests in technology companies with strong ties to Ukraine and Eastern Europe, part of ICU group. Other partners are the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA, unites 50+ investment funds from Ukraine and globally), Western NIS Enterprise Fund (a $150 million regional fund), Horizon Capital ($850 million assets under management), TechUkraine (a nation-wide platform, uniting key Tech players to develop the ecosystem) and AVentures Capital (seed stage investor). We’ve also partnered with AIN.ua, Ukraine’s leading tech publication with over 1 million monthly visitors.