IT_EUREKA 2022: startup launch

Test your startup right now

The first international season of startup competition that had six successful rounds in Ukraine and is the largest in the country.

Teams from Ukraine and European countries are invited to participate.

Important! The competition is held in English.

Applications for IT_EUREKA 2022 are closed
See you next year

Winners will receive cash and partners awards for further project development

Semi-finalists

of the competition

finalist

Scally

finalist

Naratta

finalist

Fentry

finalist

Foodwise

finalist

Phygit

finalist

Anna

finalist

OptySun

finalist

MemoShot

finalist

Tetenger

finalist

Max Game Value

finalist

Coaty World

finalist

InTempo

finalist

Interview.top

finalist

NetWork

finalist

Bees Against Mines

finalist

Scalemate

What to expect

in the first international season?

01

Synergy of Ukrainian and European teams

02

Lectures from top representatives of the European IT industry, founders of famous startups, partners of international venture funds

03

Learning the basics of building a successful business project

04

Basics for participation in world-famous acceleration programs

05

Individual team coaching, practical advice from mentors

Competition

timeline

03.10-21.10 accepting applications
22.10-28.10 prelimary selection
31.10 -11.11 basic program
12.11-16.11 team case
17.11-21.11 selection and semifinalists announcement
23.11-09.12 hardcore program: mentoring sessions, workshops, celebrity talks
​​10.12 crash test
14.12 competition final

Who is recommended

to apply?

early-stage software startups that have their own team or plan to create one soon

early-stage software startups that have their own team or plan to create one soon

everyone who has real startup idea, but need more practical knowledge to launch their project

everyone who has real startup idea, but need more practical knowledge to launch their project

entrepreneurs or students with creative ideas that are willing to build their own team

entrepreneurs or students with creative ideas that are willing to build their own team

everyone who does not have their own team, but is willing to drive idea by their own

everyone who does not have their own team, but is willing to drive idea by their own

Program

overview

BASIC PROGRAM

  • Soft skills workshops
  • Effective team communication
  • Celebrity talks
  • Panel discussions with top industry representatives

TEAM CASE

HARDCORE PROGRAM

Business basis

  • Business model definition and validation
  • Building a project roadmap
  • Creating an MVP based on the idea
  • Customer Development
  • Product Lifecycle

Legal basis

  • IP and GDPR
  • Technical idea security
  • Legal documents overview (MOU, Term Sheet, etc.)
  • Company incorporation

Financial basis

  • Finance accounting in the project
  • Financial audit
  • Financial metrics and performance analysis

Marketing basis

  • Competitor analysis
  • Building a matrix of competitive advantages
  • Product Market Fit
  • Go-to-Market strategy
  • Target audience study
  • Creating the brand value proposition
  • Growth and scaling hypotheses (B2B, B2C, etc.)
  • Sales strategy

Fundraising basis

  • Setting goals for investment search
  • Investor portrait
  • Resources to find the right investor
  • Communication with a prospective investor
  • Minimum fundraising requirements

Pitch basis

  • Types of pitch presentations
  • One-liner development
  • Features of investor pitch
  • Structure of pitch presentation
  • Secrets of a quality pitch presentation

CRASH TEST

DEMO DAY

IT_Eureka

Insights

6

years in Ukraine

2200

participants

850

projects

FAQ

Are there any special requirements/restrictions for contestants?

IT_EUREKA evaluates only your idea, there are no special requirements for contestants. However, only persons who turned 18 can apply for the competition. There is no upper age limit.

What is the working language of the competition?

This year, the competition enters the international level, so the mentoring program and project presentations are made in English.

Are there any benefits or coefficients for participants from the territories of Ukraine where military actions are taking place?

All contestants are admitted to the contest on general terms without benefits.

If I don't have a team, can I present my idea alone?

Yes, it is not necessary to have a team to participate in the competition, having an idea and the desire to develop it is enough.

Is there a priority industry to which the idea should relate to?

The organizers of the competition do not require projects to relate to a specific industry, but your idea must contain innovation and an IT component.

Is participation in the contest free?

Participation is absolutely free. In case a participant needs to come to the organizer's locations, travel expenses are covered by the participant.

Do organizers plan to arrange an offline meeting of the finalists?

We plan the mentoring program in an online format. Organizers will provide information on possible offline meetings and events in advance.

What are the benefits for the participants who listened to the educational component of the competition, but did not make it to the finals?

All participants of the competition who attended at least 80% of the mentoring lectures will receive certificates with calculated ECTS credits.

How will applications be selected?

All competition applications will be reviewed by the competition jury and evaluated according to the criteria. The best of the applicants will be invited to the semi-finals. The winning team will be chosen by the jury in the final of the competition.

How do I know that my application has been selected and recommended for participation in the semi-finals?

On October, 28, the lists of semi-finalists will be published on the official website of the competition. In addition, we will contact all participants using the contacts that were specified during the registration of the project.

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