Ukrainian Delegation Will Visit Austria with a Trade MissionJune 27, 2018
On July 4-6, 2018, Ukrainian business and government delegation will head to Austria with a trade mission, aimed to bring out new export opportunities for Ukrainian producers of food and food products. The mission is organized by the Export Promotion Office under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine with the support of the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Austria.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund Awarded Six More Scholarships to Ukrainians to Study at Top U.S. UniversitiesJune 26, 2018
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) has awarded six talented Ukrainians with grants to study at top U.S. universities within SEED Grant program. The SEED Grant program was launched by WNISEF in 2015 and provides Ukrainians and Moldovans with scholarships covering up to 100% of tuition for MBA, MPA and LLM studies at top U.S. universities.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund Elects Marta Farion to Board of DirectorsJune 21, 2018
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) announced today that the Board of Directors elected Marta Farion as a Member of the Board, subject to USAID approval. Marta Farion is an American attorney, active in the Ukrainian-American community and with years of experience in Ukraine.
U.Ventures Invests $1.15 million into 3 Ukrainian startupsMay 14, 2018
Established by Western NIS Enterprise Fund, U.Ventures invests $1.15 million into 3 Ukrainian startups: YouTeam, 3DLook and Pufetto.
Schoolgirls create 29 mobile apps to change UkraineMay 14, 2018
On May 12, 2018 the Sikorsky Challenge startup school of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute hosted Regional Pitch Event of the Technovation Challenge, an international IT education program for schoolgirls. Twenty-nine teams of girls aged 10-18 years from 37 cities of Ukraine presented their products – 29 mobile applications, aimed to change Ukraine.
Ukrainian Electrical Goods Manufacturers Debuted at the Largest Fair in Guangzhou, ChinaApril 27, 2018
As part of the persistent support of Ukrainian manufacturers and promotion of the Ukrainian products at the world market, the Ukrainian Association of Electrical Goods Manufacturers together with Western NIS Enterprise Fund wheeled out home production at the international exhibition – China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), which was held April 15-19, 2018 in Guangzhou, China. The stand featured 20 types of Ukrainian products.
Ukrainian Electrical Goods Manufacturers Present Their Products at the Largest Chinese FairApril 11, 2018
Keeping up with promotion of the Ukrainian products at the world market, the Ukrainian Association of Electrical Goods Manufacturers together with Western NIS Enterprise Fund ensured setting up of the Ukrainian stand at the international exhibition – China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) held on April 15 – May 5, 2018 in Guangzhou, China. The stand will feature 20 types of Ukrainian products.
‘’Million Worth Community’’: Western NIS Enterprise Fund grants UAH 1 million to the Pechenizhyn CommunityMarch 14, 2018
“1 + 1” sets up the finale of the first Ukrainian business-social reality TV show “Million Worth Community”. At the show, 5 united territorial communities (UTC) contended for UAH 1 million grant from the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) by developing projects to improve life in the regions. Consequently, the Pechenizhyn UTC came out on top, having developed a raspberry shock-freezing project.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Oschadbank proceed with crediting social enterprises at unprecedented ratesFebruary 19, 2018
Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Oschadbank granted another social loan under the “Social Entrepreneurship” program. This time it went to the Vocational Counseling Center for the Disabled “Drukarskyi Dim” in Kramatorsk, where this loan will be used to purchase new equipment for printed materials production in order to consequently strengthen the Center’s competitive position in the regional market. This, in turn, provides opportunities for creating new jobs for the disabled. At present, “Drukarskyi Dim” employs 11 workers, 4 of them are with special needs. Re-equipment of the enterprise will ensure the employment of 6 to 12 disabled workers, as well as scaling up their wages.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund provides a 5% loan to NGO “Tourism and Sports Club “Manivtsi”February 08, 2018
The Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) provided a 5% loan through PJSC “Kredobank” to the Lviv City NGO “Tourism and Sports Club “Manivtsi ” under the Impact Investing Program. The loan recipient is a private social entrepreneur Sofia Stupko, a member of the NGO “Tourism and Sports Club “Manivtsi”.