NEST Bootcamp
3-months program for advanced startups
is our intensive 3-months program for advanced startups, those inspiring scale-ups with revenues or proven track record, who are ready for international expansion. It is entirely free of charge, with a secured seat at NEST space at UNIT.City for the entire length of the program.
Important Dates
13 January 2022
Applications Open
28 January 2022
Final Deadline
7 February 2022
Starts of the program
13 May 2022
Within the framework of the program, we combined the international experience of American mentors and the Ukrainian ecosystem.
During the program
startups will have access to:
In-person and online sessions
Individual mentoring sessions
A full focus on personal КРІs
Participation in internal pitch sessions
Membership in the UNIT.City resident community
Access to internal and external UNIT.City resources
A free desk at NEST space
Demo Day & post program support during the year
Startup is eligible, if:
You have an MVP with a clear trAction
You are looking to expand into global markets
you Have at least 1 client or pilot project
you are Ready to attend at least 80% of the program's activities
The main target is to accelerate each part of the business over the 3-month timeframe.

Contacts, support, mentors inside the community of residents as well as to international and local partners are included!
Our jury will review all applications and ask a selected number of startups to come and pitch. Then we'll select the best startups to join the NEST BOOTCAMP.
Economic leadership program coordinator, WNISEF
Anton is responsible for managing select activities of the Economic Leadership Program encompassing innovative financing products in education, supporting entrepreneurship and governance initiatives and leadership development programming at Western NIS Enterprise Fund since 2015. He holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and a H.BA from McMaster University in Political Science with additional accreditation in Integrated Business Studies and Leadership and Management in the Non-For-Profit Sector

Dominique Piotet

Digital transformation expert and leader. Dominique is also a successful entrepreneur, with one exit, a Limited Partner in a VC Fund in Silicon Valley (The Refiners) with more than 50 investments in the portfolio, a startup mentor and advisor and is part of several nonprofits as advisor and ambassador. Currently, Dominique is the CEO of UNIT City, Ukraine's first Smart City dedicated to innovation.
Rick Rasmussen
An Industry Fellow and Member of Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley
An Industry Fellow and Member of Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. Serves as the Director of Startup Programs for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology responsible for the creation of new programs centering on Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation. Mr. Rasmussen is a Silicon Valley native that has been part of five IPOs, exits amounting to over $12B, mentored over 1500 companies. He earned an EECS degree with highest honors from UC Berkeley.
Head Business Intelligence at INDAX
Andrey Guliy is the head of analytical projects at INDAX. Engaged in project management within the UFuture holding. Since 2019, Andrey has been working with small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in the manufacturing sector. He's familiar with analytics, market strategy, consulting on the organization and growth of enterprises and startups.
Our mentors, who share their expertise and their own experience with startups
Rick Rasmussen
Core mentor & designer of program
Simon Bichara
Mentor, advisor & investor
Alina Adams
Founder and CEO of Artveoli, Inc. Aline is a serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience working in technology research and entrepreneurship organizations.
Jason Grad
Co-Founder of Massive which raised $11m. Previously 2 VC-backed acquisitions. Startup mentor in fundraising, sales, product market fit, scaling and team building.
Neeraj Berry
Co-founder and creator of Sprig - startup that raised $57M in venture funding, startup mentor in questions of developing product market fit, scaling, fundraising, and team building
Charlie Lambropoulos
Entrepreneur with 3 acquisitions and 1 IPO and background primarily in product development, online marketing and sales
Edmundas 'Eddy' Balcikonis
Entrepreneur, startup mentor mostly in the B2B SaaS field regarding product development, growth and fundraising
Olga Royenko
Creative entrepreneur CEO Royenko Marketing Agency lecturer and startups mentor
Oleksandr Zayoma
Lecturer in public speaking
Anastasiya Solianyk
Communication&Marketing Leader at Mazars
Andriy Porada
Co-Founder & CEO at BeFunders, Executive MBA, expert in fields of capital market, banking and FinTech
Oleksandr Diatlov
Tech executive, founder of 3 startups and ex-General Manager Ukraine at Very Good Security
Snezhana Sukhoroslova
Managing Partner at FINANCE PM
Oleksandr Matsiuk
Senior Investment Associate, SocialTech, MA in Strategy and International Management expert

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