• May 26-28, 2020

    TRACTIONCamp Online Ukraine 2020

  • What is TRACTIONCamp Online?

    Entrepreneurship masterclass

    TRACTIONCamp is a tested method to bring experience-based, peer-to-peer entrepreneurship and business growth knowledge to groups of startup entrepreneurs who have launched an early version of a innovative product, and are looking for growth, sales, fundraising and scalability.

    Peer-to-peer

    Each TRACTIONCamp is an accelerator-style masterclass, built around the topics of sales, marketing, business strategy, and investor relations. Every topic is delivered by well-known and experienced entrepreneurs or investors from the industry, who share their practical insights in a personal and interactive way.

    Three days of intensive learning and connecting

    This online program, especially designed by Ukrainian Bridge and TRACTIONCamp, and supported by USAID’s Competitive Economy Project (CEP) Ukraine, is bringing the value of TRACTIONCamp in the form of a series of three two-hour interactive webinars, for selected participants representing high-growth startups with established traction. During the three episodes, participants will interact with the experts, learning from their experience and getting their questions answered and challenges solved. Applications are open below.

    Eligibility requirements:

    To participate, entrepreneurs must be/have:

    • Product-level startup company. Earlier stages are encouraged to apply as well and will be considered pending availability
    • At least a functioning Minimum Viable Product (MVP), a worked-out go-to-market plan, and functioning team (at least 2 people)
    • Product development must have started not more than 18 months ago
    • Fluency in English, as the entire TRACTIONCamp program is in English
    • Established and located in Ukraine
    • Complete application form at the bottom of this page.

    Ukrainian Bridge and TRACTIONCamp team, supported by USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine, will select companies based on their likelihood to succeed.

    Participants selected on the above criteria will be invited to the TRACTIONCamp, and informed how to access to the program webinars.

  • The episodes

    Three immersive learning sessions:

    Entrepreneurial mindset and attitude

    May 26, 2020 -- 18:00-20:00 EEST

    What sets successful founders apart from mediocre ones? It's never the idea, geography, or vertical, but it's always adaptability and attitude. In this session, we talk with a leading Silicon Valley VC about personal traits that help founders overcome difficulties, see opportunities where others don't, and the art of communication and leadership that takes a startup out of a garage and towards breakout growth.

    Business development do's and don'ts

    May 27, 2020 -- 18:00-20:00 EEST

    There may be different business models, different markets, and different adoption curves, but sales and marketing are universal to any business, and most founders make mistakes that can be avoided early on. We will talk about several successful cases where entrepreneurs turned around fortunes and seized wins that placed them on growth trajectories in sales and revenue.

    Fundraising: pitching and so much more

    May 28, 2020 -- 18:00-20:00 EEST

    Despite a perception that investors are demigods, deciding who will live and who will not at leisure, the reality is that the investment business is all about finding a good startup before others do. How to be that good startup? In this final session, we will review how to find investors in your network or vicinity, how to prepare for a pitch, how to reach out to investors, how to lay a convincing investment case that has a chance of passing scrutiny, and finally how to close the deal.

  • The experts

    Learn from experienced entrepreneurs and investors:

    Bill Reichert

    San Francisco, USA

    Investor, partner at Garage Technology Ventures

    Lane Becker

    Austin, USA

    Serial entrepreneur, technologist, investor

    Max Gurvits

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    Serial entrepreneur and angel and VC investor

    Marvin Liao

    San Francisco, USA

    Investor, company builder, early-stage guru

    Mike Reiner

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Entrepreneur, angel and fund investor, community builder

    Zhenya Rozinskiy

    Los Angeles, USA

    Angel investor, engineering manager, product and services entrepreneur

    Thor Muller

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Technologist, serial entrepreneur, social change thinker and author

  • Brought to you by

    TRACTIONCamp Online Central Asia 2020 is an initiative funded by USAID’s Competitive Economy Project (CEP) Ukraine and organized by NGO "Internet Initiatives Ukraine" (Ukrainian Bridge):

    For any questions related to TRACTIONCamp Online Ukraine 2020, please email us at: application_ua@tractioncamp.me

  • Register to participate

    Applications closed on May 23, 23:59 EEST