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New law makes Ukrainian language mandatory for local websites, e-merchants, software publishers and distributors

Almost 28 years after Ukraine’s declaration of independence, and five years after a quasi-state of war with Russia, a new law imposes the use of the Ukrainian language in all B2C communications in the country. Signed by outgoing president Petro Poroshenko on May 15, the law will  come into effect progressively within three years after its official publication …

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Ukrainian IT professionals may benefit from Germany’s Blue Card program

Ukrainian software developers are taking advantage of Germany’s Blue Card program for highly skilled immigrants. The program’s fast-track system for obtaining visas is one of the main reasons why Germany is becoming the main destination for Ukrainian information technology professionals. “They [the German embassy] only needed a work contract and a few documents with translations,” says Andrey Tkachenko, …

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Ukrainian-Polish startup valued at $5 million in deal with UK fund

Prof.Estate, a startup developing real estate solutions with its main office in Kyiv (Kiev), has raised a seed-stage financing round from Forum Capital, a London-based investment banking firm, and other unnamed investors. Although the amount of the transaction has not been disclosed, the startup’s CEO Andrzej Olejnik told Ukrainian tech blog AIN.UA that Prof.Estate has …

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SVOD Europe 2016: European and Californian entrepreneurs and investors to discuss industry’s “myths and realities”

The Silicon Valley Open Doors Europe conference (SVOD) will hold its second European edition in partnership with Google European Headquarters оn January 27-28, 2016 in Dublin (Ireland). Attendees will hear from, and exchange with, experts from the global technology and venture industries. Highlighting the latest innovations and development trends of the industry, the event will …

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“The IT industry is developing more actively than ever,” says Dutch businessman in Ukraine

To explore the market opportunities and business potential of Ukrainian regions, the Embassy of the Netherlands has organized a series of trade missions to a number of Ukrainian cities, including Lutsk, Lviv (Lvov), Kharkiv (Kharkov) and Dnipropetrovsk (Dnepropetrovsk). The most recent trade mission took place on October 12–14 in Dnipropetrovsk, which is the fastest growing region in Ukraine and …

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Ukrainian online tutor platform graduates from Berlin business accelerator with $120,000

In a small theater in the middle of Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, a Ukrainian entrepreneur comes on stage to music playing from the American drama series “The Game of Thrones.” Taking place on Sept. 10, it was the culmination of three months of working on product design, marketing and fundraising at the TechStars Berlin business accelerator. …

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Ukrainian tech startups showcase potential at London roadshow

As Ukraine’s technology startups struggle to connect with Silicon Valley investors, their fellow countrymen in London are trying to open doors in the U.K. investor community. To get the ball rolling, Ukrainians Serhiy Burnus and Oleksiy Kolchanov organized the Ukrainian Startups Roadshow at three London locations on July 23-25. Taking place at Bloomberg headquarters, Google Campus, and Deloitte …

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Warsaw event to highlight latest e-commerce trends in Central and Eastern Europe

E-commerce Trends 2015, a major e-commerce event in Poland, will hold its 6th edition at the Businessmen Institute in Warsaw on September 22-23. Highlighting the most important aspects of e-trade including cross-border trade, mobile commerce, modern logistics, payment and marketing services, the event will bring together key players from Central and Eastern Europe offering services and solutions for online shopping. …

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Mobile Monday resumes event activity in Ukraine

Resuming activities in Ukraine after two years of interruption, Mobile Monday gathered more than 90 industry professionals at Kyiv (Kiev)’s iHUB on June 25. In addition to mobile developers, project managers, top managers and investors, the event hosted industry figures from such companies as Groupon, ABBYY, Lohika Systems, Intersog, 4shared, Ciklum, Luxoft, PaymentWall. Also attending were Ms. Arja Makkonen, Ambassador of …

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