A Ukraine House is set to open in Davos during the 48th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Under the theme “Ukraine: Creativity, Innovation, Opportunity,” this multi-format space will showcase investment opportunities in Ukraine’s IT and innovation sectors.
The Ukraine House’s agenda includes meetups involving Ukrainian startups and international investors, as well as discussions about the global economic and technological trends, where Ukraine is growingly intertwined with the international markets.
Organized by the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) in partnership with Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the Ukraine House will operate January 22-26, 2018. The initiative has been sponsored by software development company Ciklum and the IT Ukraine association, as well as Horizon Capital, Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine, AgroHub, UNIT.City, Hacken and SocialBoost.
“This Ukraine House will be a unique opportunity to highlight Ukraine as a vibrant and energetic European country and society,” said Andriy Kolodyuk, Chairman of the UVCA association, a WEF Young Global Leader, and a member of the Ukraine House Organizing Committee.
The Ukraine House initiative follows the Ukrainian Davos Nights in 2017, which attracted more than 400 participants.
During 14 years even before joining this initiative, the Pinchuk Foundation and Pinchuk’s companies organized or supported various events to promote Ukraine at the WEF in Davos.
The UVCA and WNISEF are supporting the exhibition of Ukrainian startups at the International Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas in early January 2018.