• TRACTION Camp Ukraine and Friends Silicon Valley bootcamp and TechCrunch Disrupt Pavilion

    TRACTION Camp +

    TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco


    TRACTION Camp launched in 2015 as a USAID-backed project to support the business development operations of early-stage, scalable technology startups from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine.


    After three TRACTION Camp events in 2015, in which 78 founders of regional startups took part, more than 50% of our participants have hired new team members, and more than 40% have raised (additional) funding for their companies.


    In 2016, we're taking TRACTION Camp to a new level. After our successful TRACTION Camp AgTech Silicon Valley tour in April, we are partnering with "Ukrainian Startup Pavilion" to offer a program of 5 days of preparation and two days at a dedicated pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September 2016.

  • TRACTION Camp TechCrunch Disrupt 2016: THE PROGRAM

    Five days of learning, connecting, and immersing in Silicon Valley, followed by two days at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016

    Mentorship and training Day 1

    Cyphort, Santa Clara

    US Business Communication essentials and Pitching Training

    Mentorship and training Day 2

    Cyphort, Santa Clara

    Marketing and business development essentials

    Sightseeing Day

    San Francisco Bay Area

    Day off to enjoy the sights of San Francisco and the Bay Area

    Investor and Networking Day

    Broadway, San Francisco

    Networking and pitching to investors during cocktail and dinner

    TechCrunch Disrupt Day 1

    San Francisco

    Day one of "Ukraine and Friends Startup Pavilion" at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. First group of 10 companies showcase their products at a dedicated booth and network the floor.

    TechCrunch Disrupt Day 2

    San Francisco

    Day two of "Ukraine and Friends Startup Pavilion" at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Second group of 10 companies showcase their products at a dedicated booth and network the floor.

    Company Visits

    San Francisco and Silicon Valley

    Visits to leading accelerators and tech companies


    All participating startups will be housed in the following hotel, at TRACTION Camp expense:

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1650 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA.

    One room per startup, but founders can decide who they share a room with. Please contact Max Gurvits for details.


    Check the calendar below for the detailed agenda of all events and locations, and press +Calendar to add/follow


    Meet the mentors who will work with founders with at TRACTION Camp TechCrunch Disrupt SF

    Alina Adams


    San Francisco, USA

    Vlad Kamen


    San Francisco, USA

    Semyon Dukach


    Boston, USA

    Paul Asoyan

    Google Cloud Platform

    San Francisco, USA

    Erik Anderson

    Startup Wise Guys

    Tallinn, Estonia

    Nick Bilogorskiy


    San Francisco, USA

    Shira Abel


    San Francisco, USA

    Yevgen Sysoev


    Kyiv, Ukraine

    Zhenya Rozinskiy


    Los Angeles, USA

    Diana Moldavsky

    500 Startups

    San Francisco, USA

    Vlad Voskresensky


    San Francisco, USA

    Jake Flomenberg

    Accel Partners

    San Francisco, USA

    Sergey Sundukovskiy

    Capital One

    Los Angeles, USA


    For future TRACTION Camp events, please visit our website again after October 1, 2016.


    TRACTION Camp is produced by USAID-Regional Economic Growth (REG) project.

    A word of thanks to some of our amazing partners:

    TRACTION Camp TechCrunch Disrupt SF is organized by: