The Current Wave: New breed of Ukrainian tech entrepreneurs seek success in global markets, Part 5

As war rages, Ukrainian startups spread message of hope

LISBON – Ukrainian entrepreneurs brought a message of hope to this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Europe’s largest tech gathering that ended on Friday: the war has made them more resilient than ever.

Standing next to her company’s stand, Olga Shapovalova, who works at education technology company Headway, said Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24 changed everything. Working from a bomb shelter became normal. Some of the startup’s employees fled.

But even as Russian missiles rained down, Headway grew its business. It hired dozens of workers, opened an office in neighbouring Poland, and used its learning app to combat the invader’s propaganda.

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