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Labs in the US, a professor from Stanford teaches Ukrainian startups and more

May was a hot month for business events, and Labs jumped at the chance to attend as many as possible to share with you the most exciting news from around the world. 

Dive right in the June news digest.

We made it to America! Labs joined Special Operation Forces Week in Tampa, Florida, US 

Daria Yaniieva, Labs Investment Director, attended the annual conference for the international SOF community with 15,000+ attendees. The event included exhibitions, Capabilities Demo in the format of rescue operation, and senior military leaders among guests, including General Brian P. Fenton, the 13th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Insights from the London Drone Defence Forum

Our Investment Director Daria Yaniieva joined the panel discussion about the future of drones together with Haluk Bayraktar, CEO and co-owner of Baykar Technologies. 100+ defence industry professionals attended the Forum and Drone Demo, where Kateryna Bezsudna, co-founder and COO of Buntar Aerospace, had the opportunity to present the Buntar 1 startup.

Lviv office welcomed Jeff Cabili, Professor at Stanford Continuing Studies

One of the most well-known experts in non-verbal communication, storytelling, and pitching, has given over 24 hours of lectures to 150+ students from Lviv universities and 20 startup teams from Ukraine, Canada, and the USA. Labs helped in gathering top UA startups in the Lviv office. Watch the video to dive into the atmosphere.

Ukrainian Aviation startup INPUT SOFT is going to solve Emirates Group’s operational challenges

Labs portfolio startup INPUT SOFT, a web-based solution for civil aviation management, has been selected by Intelak Hub to work with companies such as Emirates Group, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, Accenture, Amadeus, Microsoft, and Dubai Airports. Click to find the details.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence signs cooperation agreement with Defence Builder – accelerator co-founded by Labs 

Ukraine is accelerating battlefield technology development. The Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with Defence Builder Accelerator to jointly support developers in creating technological solutions at the request of the Defence Forces and delivering them to the front line as quickly as possible. Shaping the future of Defence Tech together.

3 new startups in the SID Venture Partners portfolio

Iris Finance, Vendora, and Relari with US-founders have been added to the venture fund’s portfolio. SID Venture Partners has already announced more than 20 portfolio startups and was recognized as the best investor in Ukraine according to Ukrainian Startup Funds and Startup Awards by Lift99. 

The successes of Ukrainian startups are discussed all over the world. We continue to build cooperation with international partners, attract investments in Ukrainian products, find new contacts, and accelerate the development of the local startup ecosystem. 

So stay with us and immerse yourself in the startup world.