Unlock Your Startup's
- Intense educational
- Networking events
- Pitching opportunities
- No-equity funding
UNICORN is a startup contest that brings together the best and brightest minds and is structured to guide startups through different stages, offering an intensive two-week program to support dynamic interaction. Whether you're an early-stage entrepreneur or an established startup, we welcome you to participate and embark on an extraordinary journey towards startup success. Your destiny as the next UNICORN awaits!
Submit your startup and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime
Be ready test your startup and receive feedback from industry experts
Showcase your progress, pitch to potential investors and partners and receive awards
Launch Your Startup to the New Orbit
Join UNICORN, the most dynamic startup contest designed to propel your project to new heights. Experience an intense educational component and vibrant networking events, pitching opportunities, and access to no-equity funding, all aimed at accelerating your startup's growth.
We know the value of real-life connections, which is why this season UNICORN offers a mix of offline and online interactions. As we all miss live events, we make sure you get the best of both worlds
- Investment wing
- Investing in startups and scaling them globally via B2B network
- $2.1M+ invested in 15 startups
- Matching with well-established SSW infrastructure
- Building ecosystem (events, global partnerships, mentors, VCs, consulting)
- One-of-a-kind state institution that helps innovative projects and technology startups raise funds at the early stages and launch their projects.
- Provided grants of over USD 8.2 mln to more than 352 teams over 4 years.
- Over USD 40 mln in investments and over USD 30 mln in related services attracted by alumni
- With USF, 119 startups represented Ukraine at 23 of the world’s largest tech events.
- TOP 100 Global IT Outsourcing
- TOP 20 largest IT companies in Ukraine
- 20 years of experience in the implementation of quality technological solutions
- Offices on 4 continents and partnerships in 30+ locations around the world
- Educational platform aimed at professional development and knowledge-sharing with IT community globally
- 19 years of experience in various fields and team of expert practitioners
- The first unique Ukrainian high-technology venture capital firm established by IT experts for IT geeks
- The most active VC in Ukraine
- 13 Ukrainian IT tech executives as General Partners
- 5 founding companies
- YCombinator, Horizon Capital, Sequoia, etc. as co-investors
- Over $3M invested in Ukrainian startups
Meet the Crew
Get ready to take off!
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to soar to new heights with UNICORN Startup Contest. Whether you’re looking for mentorship, funding, or valuable connections, this program is tailor-made for startups like yours. Mark your calendars and join us on this thrilling journey from October 9 to December 1
Competition Final will take place December 1st in Kyiv during the largest startup event of the year – Ukrainian Startup Fund Annual Summit
Join UNICORN and witness your startup’s transformation. Apply now!
Have questions or need more information? Reach out to our team, and we'll be happy to assist.