IUAlliance

Large-scale international conference, collaborative platform for building Israeli - Ukrainian Entrepreneurship Hub.

918-593-4488

Attendees

Owners and top managers of IT outsourcing companies
International venture capital funds, investors and business angels
Growing startups, entrepreneurs and developers
Leading business incubators, tech hubs and universities
Corporations
2 Days
32 Speakers
55 Companies

What we do

Ensuring partnership and cooperation between Ukrainian and Israeli businesses
Accelerating innovations
Creating meaningful alliances
Providing high-quality strategic entrepreneurship opportunities
Engaging key business players and decision makers
Raising awareness on Israeli and Ukrainian markets, forms of partnership, including international and local law adoption and amendment where needed
Attracting investment and developing bilateral innovation projects

Program

18.03 DAY#1
19.03 DAY#2

18 March - Day 1

Discovering Israeli and Ukrainian startup ecosystem
09:00 - 10:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 11:15
Official Opening
Anna Zharova \ Co-Founder and CEO of Israeli Ukrainian Alliance (IL) Alena Novgorodskaya \ Organizer & Executive Producer of Israeli-Ukrainian Innovation Expo (IL) Hennadii Nadolenko \ Ambassador of Ukraine to the State of Israel (UA) Titarchuk Mykhailo \ Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (UA) Eyal Eliezer \ Head of Invest in Israel at the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority (IL) Stavnuk Vladimir \ Chairman of the State Finance Institution for Innovation (UA) Vitaliy Bigdai \ Export Promotion Policy Program Manager at the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (UA) Iryna Onikiyenko \ Head of business opportunities at Export Promotion Office (UA)
11:15 - 11:35
The secret sauce of the Israeli Hi-Tech
Yossi Vardi \ Internet Entrepreneur, Chairman of DLD Conference (IL) (Keynote Speaker)
11:35 - 12:00
Yozma and its impact on Israel's Innovation Ecosystem
Yigal Erlich \ Founder and Managing Partner, Yozma Group (IL) (Keynote Speaker)
12:00 - 12:50
New approaches of Investing: Israeli and Ukrainian perspectives
Titarchuk Mykhailo \ Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (UA) Stavnuk Vladimir \ Chairman of the State Finance Institution for Innovation (UA) Oksana Markarova \ Government Commissioner on Investments, First Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine (UA) Karin Mayer Rubinstein \ CEO & President Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) (IL) Benzi Segev \ CEO at IVC Research Center (IL) Richard Norman \ Managing Director, Funds at OurCrowd (IL) Moderator: Alex Bart \ Founder and Managing Partner at Empire State Capital Partners
12:50 - 13:10
From the Past to the Future: Doing business in Ukraine in perspective of time and unique opportunities
Eli Schwarzfuchs \ General Manager at GlobalLogic Israel (IL) (Keynote Speaker)
13:10 - 14:00
How can Business foster Innovation?
Nicholas Tymoshchuk \ CEO at UFuture Investment Group (UA) Dr. Eleonora Shkolnik \ Executive Director of The Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Ariel and Co-Founder, TecTum Seed Foundation (IL) Dmitry Ovcharenko \ Vice-President of IT Ukraine Association (UA) Moderator: Hilla Srour \ CEO at TWC (IL)
14:00 - 15:00
Networking and Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30
Five things to consider when conducting business in Ukraine
Eran Cohen \ Regional VP, Ciklum (IL) (Keynote Speaker)
15:30 - 16:00
What made Israeli companies fall in love with Ukraine
Boaz Inbal \ General Manager at Development Center at Wix (IL)
16:00 - 16:20
IT ecosystem in Ukraine, way of working, mindset and skill set
Valery Krasovsky \ Co-founder and CEO at Sigma Software (UA)
16:20 - 17:10
How to accelerate innovations?
Dmytro Shestakov \ Managing Partner of the Innovations Development Platform (UA) Yulia Poroshenko \ Co-Founder of Radar Tech, Founder of Agrohub (UA) Maxim Bakhmatov \ Chairman of the board in Radar Tech and Managing partner at UNIT.city (UA) Refael Yucha \ Co-founder of coworking Platforma (UA) Moderator: Alexandra Govorukha \ Co-Founder​​ ​of​​ ​UTEW​, Head of PR&Events at UNIT.City (UA)
17:10 - 17:40
The new startup economy: emerging business and startup funding models using tokens and cryptoassets
Eitan Katz \ CEO at theneo.vc (IL)
17:40 - 18:10
Digital transformation for business
Oleksandr Krakovetskyi \ CEO at DevRain Solutions (UA)
18:10 - 19:30
Open Ukraine with the fastest growing tech community in CEE
Inna Stelmakh \ Co-founder of UTEW (UA) Alexandra Govorukha \ Co-founder of UTEW (UA)
19:30 - 20:30
Wine & networking

19 March - Day 2

Discovering Israeli and Ukrainian venture capital ecosystem
09:00 - 10:00
Registration
10:00 - 11:00
Start Up Tour at the (612) 307-0774
11:10 - 11:40
Breaking Mythos and Sharing Experience about Israeli Startups come to Ukraine
Yigal Sharon \ CEO at MOODYFI (IL)
11:40 - 12:00
The New Borderless World and International Payments
Eyal Moldovan \ General Manager at Payoneer (IL)
12:00 - 12:20
Market Intelligence for Investors
Stas Levitan \ Head of Sales Emerging Markets at SimilarWeb (IL)
12:20 - 12:40
From Local to Global Market: Building Global Community of Ukrainian Business Hubs
Violeta Moskalu \ Founder of Global Ukraine Foundation (UA)
12:40 - 13:10
Dov Moran \ Managing Partner of Grove Ventures (Keynote Speaker) (IL)
13:10 - 14:00
Meeting Ukrainian & Israeli Investors. How attract Investments for Innovation and Startups
Igor Rabinovich \ Managing partner Altair Capital Israel (IL) Dov Moran \ Managing Partner of Grove Ventures (Keynote Speaker) Alex Bart \ Founder and Managing Partner at Empire State Capital Partners (UA) Andrew Sorohan \ Team Lead of U.Ventures at Western Nis Enterprise Fund (UA) Moderator: Oleksandr Krakovetskyi \ CEO at DevRain Solutions (UA)
14:00 - 15:00
Networking and Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:00
Startup Battle - Open Stage for Israeli & Ukrainians Startups
Moderator: Inna Stelmakh \ Co-founder of UTEW
16:00 - 16:40
Technologies with care
Hilla Srour \ CEO at TWC (IL) Mykyta Khodakivskyi \ Business Developer at ALL-INPAYMENTS.COM (IL) Dmitriy Bechutskiy \ Founder and CEO at Stairwaysoft (IL)
16:40 - 17:20
Sharing insights & Closing Remarque
17:20 - 18:00
Business Networking
18:00 - 20:30
Innovative City in the Middle East. Walking the Streets of Tel Aviv

Events

Meetup
Start UP Tour
Sightseeing TA
Roadshow

Meetup

UTEW - Ukrainians at Tech Events of the world invites you to meetup “Open Ukraine with the fastest growing tech community in CEE”. Looking for fresh business ideas at Israeil-Ukrainian Innovation Expo? Wanna find new opportunities, high promising startups and talented people?

Have a look at Ukraine - WHAT do you know about it?

There are actually:

  • 150 thousand programmers and first place in CEE by number of engineers,
  • 1000 IT service companies,
  • 100 + International R&D centers,
  • booming IT ecosystem with IT clusters, Innovative hubs and Innovation Park in Ukraine
  • PetCube, Looksery (buyout of Snapchat), Depositphotos, Grammarly, MacPaw, Preply,
  • Read dle, ZeoAlliance and many other cool Ukrainian startups were featured by TechCrunch, Forbes, Bloomberg etc.

Sounds encouraging, doesn’t it?

So, come to the fastest growing tech community UTEW (Ukrainians at TECH EVENTS of the WORLD) meetup#10 in Tel-Aviv and learn more about building a successful business in/with Ukraine.

The main goal of UTEW is to connect IT ecosystem representatives around global tech events. UTEW unites tech companies, startapers, incubators, accelerators, consulting services

UTEW already held 9 meet ups , including the the biggest IT conferences at Eastern (Lviv IT Arena) and Western Europe (Web Summit’17).

Start UP Tour

Start Up Tour at the Taglit Innovation Center


Israel is widely known as the “start-up nation” and is recognized as a major player in the fields of innovation, R & D and entrepreneurship. Taglit-Birthright Israel built the “State of Mind” Innovation Center in partnership with The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The exciting and cutting-edge Innovation Center allows you to learn about the new advancements Israeli Start-Ups are making in different fields, such as science, medicine, security, space and more and explore the vibrant ecosystem of Israel.

Sightseeing Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has been ranked the world’s second “most innovative city” as part of the Wall Street Journal magazine and Citibank’s City of the Year contest, organized by the non-profit Urban Land Institute.

According to YnetNews, Tel Aviv was among the three cities which made it to the final out of 200. The winner was Medellin in Colombia. New York City came in third. The results were determined by online voters and Urban Land Institute judges.

Tel Aviv’s achievements in the fields of technology, high-tech and research were mentioned as the reasons for its inclusion in the competition.

According to Leslie Braunstein in Urban Land’s website, Israel’s seaside metropolis “has emerged as a global hub of technological innovation. Home to thousands of homegrown startups as well as outposts of American giants such as Google and Microsoft, Tel Aviv’s technology corridor, dubbed the ‘Silicon Wadi’ (employing the Arabic word for valley), is ranked just behind California’s Silicon Valley in worldwide importance.

With more than 700 startup companies and research and development centers, Tel Aviv is considered Israel’s “startup city.” The Tel Aviv Municipality recently launched a strategic program to position the metropolis as an international center of innovation and creativity.

“We are working to create a startup visa for foreign entrepreneurs, increasing the number of international students in the metropolis, opening work spaces for technological entrepreneurs, and more,” says Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Asaf Zamir.

We invite you to explore with us the vibrant innovative city Tel Aviv.

Israeli Ecosystem Roadshow

Tech It Forward connects global international audiences with the exciting and unique Israeli startup ecosystem, the second largest startup valley in the world. With over 1300 new startups a year, and 10 Billion dollars’ worth of exits in 2016, Israel is a leading entrepreneurial gold mine.

Our roadshow includes an intensive meeting programme of 2 days where you will meet:

  • 10 Startups,
  • 3 Accelerators,
  • 2 R&D Centers,
  • 2 Coworking Spaces,
  • 2 Venture Funds.

Our mission is allow you to network within the Startup Nation, find partnership opportunities, clients and inspiration!


Check out our roadshow packages:


Package 1: 1 day tour

Price $500 per company (up to 2 executives)

Discount for corporate packages: 15% off

Our intensive meeting program includes:

  • 6 meetings
  • Lectures and networking with entrepreneurs
  • Visits of key business centers
  • Comfortable transportation
  • Lunch
  • Nice touristic tour

Package 2: 2 day tour

Price: $850 per company (up to 2 executives)

Discount for corporate packages: 15% off

  • 12 meetings
  • Lectures and networking with entrepreneurs
  • Visits of key business centers
  • Comfortable transportation
  • Lunch
  • Nice tour in Yaffo
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to book a roadshow contact jennifer@techitforward.com

Speakers (more TBA)

Yossi Vardi
Yossi Vardi Internet entrepreneur, the chairman of DLD.
Yigal Erlich
Yigal Erlich Founder, chairman and managing partner the Yozma Group
Eli Schwarzfuchs
Eli Schwarzfuchs General manager at GlobalLogic Israel
Dov Moran
Dov Moran Inventor of the USB stick/USB Flash Drive, Managing partner of Grove Ventures
Eran Cohen
Eran Cohen Regional VP, Ciklum
Karin Mayer Rubinstein
Karin Mayer Rubinstein CEO & President Israel Advanced Technology Industries
Igor Ryabenkiy
Igor Ryabenkiy Founder and managing partner at Altair Capital
Andrew Sorohan
Andrew Sorohan Team Lead of u.ventures at Western NIS Enterprise Fund
Nicholas Tymoshchuk
Nicholas Tymoshchuk Chief Executive Officer at UFuture Investment Group
Valery Krasovsky
Valery Krasovsky CEO & Co-Founder, Sigma Software
Richard Norman
Richard Norman Managing Director, Funds at OurCrowd
Hennadii Nadolenko
Hennadii Nadolenko Ambassador of Ukraine to the State of Israel
Oksana Markarova
Oksana Markarova Government Commissioner on Investments & First Deputy Minister of Finance
Eyal Eliezer
Eyal Eliezer Head of Invest in Israel at the Foreign Investment and Industrial Cooperation Authority, Ministry of Economy and Industry.
Vitaliy Bigdai
Vitaliy Bigdai Export Promotion Policy Program Manager at the Western NIS Enterprise Fund
Stavniuk Volodymyr
Stavniuk Volodymyr Head of the board State Finance Institution for Innovation Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Boaz Inbal
Boaz Inbal General Manager of Development Center at Wix
Benzi Segev
Benzi Segev CEO, IVC Research Center
Eitan Katz
Eitan Katz CEO and Founder of theneo.vc
Yulia Poroshenko
Yulia Poroshenko Co-Founder of Radar Tech, Founder of Agrohub
Maxim Bakhmatov
Maxim Bakhmatov Chairman of the board in Radar Tech and Managing partner in UNIT.city.
Yigal Sharon
Yigal Sharon CEO at MOODIFY
Alex Bart
Alex Bart Founder and Managing Partner Empire State Capital Partners
Refael Yucha
Refael Yucha Co-Founder Coworking Platforma
Denis Gursky
Denis Gursky CEO and Founder of SocialBoost
Dmitry Ovcharenko
Dmitry Ovcharenko VP at Association IT Ukraine, CEO at Alcor
Eyal Moldovan
Eyal Moldovan General Manager at Payoneer
Stas Levitan
Stas Levitan Head of Sales Emerging Markets at SimilarWeb
Hilla Srour
Hilla Srour CEO at TWC
Dmitriy Bechutskiy
Dmitriy Bechutskiy CEO and Founder of Stairway Soft Ltd
Dmytro Shestakov
Dmytro Shestakov Managing Partner at Innovations Development Platform
Oleksandr Krakovetskyi
Oleksandr Krakovetskyi CEO DevRain Solutions
Violeta Moskalu
Violeta Moskalu Founder of Global Ukraine Foundation and initiator of the Global Ukrainians Forum
Igor Rabinovich
Igor Rabinovich Managing partner Altair Capital Israel
Igor Braginsky
Igor Braginsky President of NIX Solutions Ltd., presented in Israel by United Perfectum company

Meetup UTEW

Alexandra Govorukha
Alexandra Govorukha Co-Founder​​ ​of​​ ​UTEW​, Head of PR&Events at UNIT.City
Inna Stelmakh
Inna Stelmakh Co-Founder​​ ​of​​ ​UTEW​

Ticket categories

Corporate EXPO

Software development & outsourcing company

Two days group pass:

  • 3 Persons
  • Ted Marathon: Open Stage for Israeli & Ukrainians companies
  • Expo stand
  • Conference room
  • Meetup UTEW
  • Tel-Aviv round tour

+ Special discount for a roadshow

2975 ₪ ($850) Book the ticket

Startup EXPO

Israeli and Ukrainian startups

Two days group pass:

  • 3 Persons
  • Ted Marathon: Open Stage for Israeli & Ukrainians startups
  • Expo stand
  • Conference room
  • Meetup UTEW
  • Tel-Aviv round tour

+ Special discount for a roadshow

875 ₪ ($250) Book the ticket

Individual plan

Israeli and Ukrainian startups, other

Two days individual pass:

  • 1 Person
  • Meetup UTEW
  • Tel-Aviv round tour

+ Special discount for a roadshow

150 ₪ ($42) Book the ticket

Book your ticket

About Innovation EXPO:

Israeli-Ukrainian Alliance in cooperation with NEO.VC are delighted to present Israeli Ukrainian Innovation Expo.

During two days entrepreneurs, innovators, angel investors, venture capitalists and many others involved in developing startups in Israel and Ukraine will gather in the heart of the startup nation Tel Aviv to introduce its business activities, and share its successful stories and fears.

You may enjoy mind changing, creative and positive vibes of Israeli Ukrainian Innovation Expo 2018 by visiting Exhibitor’s Zone, getting to know our keynote speakers on the breakout meetups, discovering Israel through privately organized Innovation ecosystem tour, and doing the networking - everything is in one place.

Come and join independent Israeli Ukrainian Entrepreneurial Community of innovators, decision-makers, enablers and promote your business interests in Israel and Ukraine.

Partners

Organizer:

Israel Ukrainian Alliance

General Partners:

Stairway Soft
Ninecor
GlobalLogic
Western NIS Enterprise Fund
UNIT.City
NEO.VC
UFuture
Sigma Software
Coworking Platforma
NIX Solutions
United Perfectum
UkraineInvest

Governmental Support:

Ukrainian Embassy Tel Aviv
Invest in Israel
Export Motion Office

Strategic Partners:

WIX
Moodify
SimilarWeb
Tel-RAN
IVC Research Center
Israel Advanced Technology Industries

Venture Capital Partners:

Grove Ventures
Yozma Group
u.ventures
JSCapital
Empire State Capital Partners
Uangel
UVCA
Altair Capital
DFJ TEL AVIV
Vertex Ventures
Krypton VC 4.0

Supporting Partners:

Seedstars
Radar Tech
1991 Open Incubator
Israeli Friends of Ukraine
Uvision
Alcore
#UTEW
Global Ukraine
GoUA
All In Payments
Tech It Forward
BIG.U
International Forum INNOVATION MARKET
Step IT Academy
Black Sea Summit
KIOF
Mobile Beach Conference
TWC
WannaBiz
Chasopys
Happy Farm
Israel CIS
Indigo
Ukraine-Israel Business Council
Tech Heights
Tikkun Olam Makers
iTrends.digital
Brain Fitness for IT

Media and Event Partners:

Obozevatel
Iton TV
IT Business Week
Startup Club Israel
TAGLIT
Ukraine Discovery Tour
Na chasi
Reklamaster
IT Ukraine Association
Businesslife TV

About IU Alliance

Israeli-Ukrainian Alliance is an international professional network that provides high-quality strategic entrepreneurship opportunities for companies and organizations of all types and sizes to cooperate in Israel and Ukraine by engaging Israeli and Ukrainian diaspora all over the world. Alliance’s main objective is to develop and implement the concept of an Israeli - Ukrainian Entrepreneurship Hub – collaborative interactive platform that will extend social and business support facilities of both countries. IUA is concentrated on growing, developing and reaching full potential of both countries entrepreneurship relationship, as well as connects leaders from politics, business and society both in Israel and Ukraine.

Moreover, our main goals are to:

  • simplify trade enquiries, investment adviser search;
  • develop strategies for building international network of business leaders;
  • create opportunities of international exchange of knowledge, experience and capacities in achieving sustainable and constant growth of Israeli and Ukrainian relationship;
  • boost an open market relationships in both countries; involve international and diaspora decision makers and key players.
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Organizers

Anna Zharova

Anna Zharova

CEO and Co-founder of Israeli Ukrainian Alliance. Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Israeli Venture Fund NEO.VC. Entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, specializes in developing, managing and launching new projects in commercial and social spheres. Co-founder of nonprofit organization "Israeli Friends of Ukraine". For the last three years, Anna has been promoting social, educational and business relations development between Ukraine and Israel. She is a Global Ukrainians Community Board Member, where she heads the venture investment committee. In 2015, Anna was one of the founders of the first international accelerator for social entrepreneurship in Latvia.

Alena Novgorodskaya

Alena Novgorodskaya

Executive Producer of ISRAELI UKRAINIAN INNOVATION EXPO 2018, entrepreneur, mentor, со-founder, and COO at Tomove company. Tomove - Moving Aggregator with Progressive Object Recognition System. Since 2012 Alena has been working in the field of acceleration programs for technological startups (2012-2016, project leader of the Happy Farm business incubator).

She has also organized acceleration programs for startups and investors in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and US. Moreover, Alena was the event planner for global tech-conferences (Europe Venture Summit, Kiev 2013; UTGem, US 2014; Techconnect.tech Kazakhstan,2015).

Dmitriy Bechutskiy

Dmitriy Bechutskiy

CEO and Founder of an Israeli software development company Stairway Soft Ltd. And Business Development Director at Alcor - Ukrainian BPO company.

Dmitriy has experience at top positions in Kyiv, Moscow and Tel Aviv in a variety of businesses: a loyalty programs e-commerce and software development. PhD in economics MBA Ariel university, Israel.

Olha Stoliarchuk

Olha Stoliarchuk

Prior co-founding a company Israeli - Ukrainian Alliance, Olha had a position of Legal Counsel with NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and before she was a lawyer in the international law firm Schoenherr LLC, international law firm Salans LLC with the main expertise in oil and gas law, data protection and antitrust law. Olha is a Manager at the Ukraine Discovery Tour and a founder of NGO "Go.UA".

International experience of Olha includes traineeship in the European Parliament (Belgium) at the Office of the MEP Boris Zala.

Mykyta Khodakivskyi

Mykyta Khodakivskyi

Business Developer at ALL-INPAYMENTS.COM. All-inpayments.com is a e-marketplace for e-business and e-payment providers worldwide. Mykyta is a results-driven growth developer with a record of groundbreaking business models, and taking them from concept stretch to market. Being recognised as an niche expert in payments and e-commerce development, All-inpayments.com business model has been developed by Mykyta.

Daniel Tsiporukha

Daniel Tsiporukha

Co-founder and CEO at Echo a company dedicated to improving music listening expirience. Daniel is a serial entrepreneur, traveler and social activist. Born and raised in Kiev, worked in e-marketing since he was 18 years old. Graduated from IDC Herzliya, New Media track. Founded Echo just 3 months later after moving to the Tel Aviv. Raised 2 financial rounds and present the product at many international conferences. Directing Drink and Draw movement in Israel.

Primary Support Team

Aleksandr Koff
Aleksandr Koff Logistics Coordinator
Ruslan Kotlyar
Ruslan Kotlyar Technical Coordinator
Inna Turbaevski
Inna Turbaevski Volunteer Coordinator
Yakov Milenky
Yakov Milenky Audio|Visual Coordinator
Annie Rutman
Annie Rutman Conference MC
Olga Shakhraichuk
Olga Shakhraichuk SMM Coordinator
Jessica Rosner
Jessica Rosner Road Show organizer
Jennifer Elias
Jennifer Elias Road Show organizer
Boris Podelko
Boris Podelko Photograph
Ilia Kitov
Ilia Kitov Photograph

Address

Israel, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange,

Ahuzat Bayit St 2

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