The Future of Ukraine Summit 2023

Berlin | Germany

Building Back a Better Economic Ecosystem.

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‘The Future of Ukraine’ is a two-day summit where key stakeholders gather to discuss ideas that will define Ukraine’s economic rebound, all the while providing a platform to assist Ukrainian technologically oriented, visionary startups in obtaining international funding and market access.

As part of our initiative to generate business opportunities, we will bring together decision-makers from across the economic ecosystem as well as tech companies and future investors.


Who will attend

event speakers across

Government Officials

Government members, senior state officials and scholars from Ukraine and beyond discussing how to create a resilient and opportunity-filled Ukrainian economy and what systematic changes can bring us there.

Business Leaders

Leaders of leading Ukrainian Tech business sharing their personal experience and lessons learned from building internationally prominent businesses.

Innovative Startups

Representatives of 24 Ukrainian innovative startups pitching their creative solutions to an audience of potential investors and clients.

Investment Firms

Leading investment firms, innovation leaders and innovations scouts from global corporations sharing their experience on how they worked with tech startups.

Showcase your innovation

Startups attending Future of ukraine 2023

Startup Registration for Future of Ukraine has been closed. Thanks to everyone that registered. More information about pitching startups will be available in the agenda. 


Michal Kramarz

Head of Google for Startups CEE at Google

Hergen Wöbken

Managing Director at Institute for Strategy Development

Elisabeth Türk

Director of the Economic Cooperation and Trade Division at UN Economic Commission for Europe

Taras Potichnyi

Independent Director @Uklon

Alexa Gorman

Head of SAP.iO & Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board at High-Tech Gründerfonds

Hila Engelhard

Head of Department for Economic & Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Israel in Germany

Evgeniya Blyznyuk

Co-Founder & CEO at Gradus Research

Christoph Räthke

Investor at Angels of Deutchland

Puru Trivedi

Vice President of External and Corporate Affairs at Meridian International Center

Beny Rubinstein

CEO, Banco BV Israel & VP Global Business Development at

Maxime Lefebvre

Permanent Affiliate Professor at ESCP

Dyma Budorin

Co-Founder & CEO at Hacken

Adam Lazowski

Professor of EU Law at University of Westminster

Sanna Bedi

Innovation Specialist at UNICEF Venture Fund

Bryony Cooper

Managing Partner at Venture Capital fund

Sebastian Schwenke

Managing Director at BACB e.V

Henry Shterenberg

President of World Trade Center Kyiv

Yuliya Chufistova

CEO of Mayors’ Club Ukraine

Wilfried Hoop

Director of Diplomatic Protocol Office - Liechtenstein

Constantin "Tino" Schmutzler

Founder & CEO at Berlin Startup School

Christopher Hafner

Managing Director at Almaaber Advisors

Daniel Wild

Founder and General Partner at Tiburon Group of Funds

Iryna Papusha

Corporate Director & Co-Founder of Women Leaders of Ukraine

Robert Govers

Chairman at International Place Branding Association

Jaigeun Lim

Director of Policy Evaluation Division at Seoul Metropolitan Government

Christian Claussen

General Partner at Ventech VC

Antoine Leboyer

Managing Director, TUM Venture Lab for Software and Artificial Intelligence

Norbert Hermann

Head of Startup Affairs at Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Kim Zeitlow

Director at FDI Center

Dr. Tanja Emmerling

Partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds

Tom Austin

Ukraine Special Projects Director at Trimble

Sayed Yahya

Founder and Managing Director, Integrated Services Network

Jan Berewinkel

Head Of Business Services Berlin Districts & Startups at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology





Ticket | June 7-8, 2023
  • Access to All Conference Sessions of the Future of Ukraine Summit, Berlin
  • Access to Post Conference Networking
  • Conference Materials
  • Includes Coffee Breaks, Snacks and Refreshments, Seated Lunch


Ticket | June 8, 2023
  • Access to Conference Sessions on the 8th June of the Future of Ukraine Summit, Berlin
  • Conference Materials
  • Includes Coffee Breaks, Snacks and Refreshments, Seated Lunch


Bronze package

  • 30 minute Panel Discussion of your choice
  • Logo in the event brochure
  • Company profile and logo on the event website
  • One complimentary summit access pass
  • Delegate list: 1 week prior to the conference and complete list after the conference

Silver package

  • 15 minute Speaking slot or exhibiting
  • Logo in the event brochure
  • Company profile and logo on the event website
  • Two complimentary summit access pass
  • Delegate list: 1 week prior to the conference and complete list after the conference

Gold Package

  • 30 minute Speaking slot or exhibiting
  • Logo in the event brochure
  • Company profile and logo on the event website
  • Three complimentary summit access pass
  • Personalized email introduction before the conference
  • Delegate list: 1 week prior to the conference and complete list after the conference

event partners


Trimble’s 14,000 employees across the world transform the way the world works by connecting the physical and digital worlds through hardware, software, and services across agriculture, construction, geospatial, and transportation. Trimble enables better decision-making by connecting the right information with the right people. It starts with understanding the value and context of available data, then using it to digitally transform project delivery and asset resilience. Trimble has been active in Ukraine, directly and through our agriculture, geospatial (digital surveying and mapping), and construction channel partners for over 15 years.


We are a group of international investigation, insurance, medical, legal, security, defense and logistics professionals and field agents. With direct physical presence in the hardest to access regions and conflict zones, our well-seasoned network perform investigative, insurance, medical, legal, security and defense and logistical tasks. Integrated Services Network is multilingual, multicultural with the highest degree of transparency and minimum risk to your projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan & India, Central Asia & CIS, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon & the Middle East, Ukraine, East Europe & the Balkans.


Berlin Partner is the business development agency of the State of Berlin. We support companies on their way to Berlin, but also in their development there. Berlin Partner offers free individual services with excellent networking.

Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge (PUSB) is a project implemented by the Cooperation Fund Foundation together with the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy of Poland.

It aims to connect the most ambitious Ukrainian small & medium-sized enterprises – startup founders with the Polish ecosystem, which is supportive of innovations (investors, mentors, and Venture Capital funds).

Our mission:

  • Valuable business relations between Poland & Ukraine
  • Exposure for Ukrainian startups in the Polish venture capital market
  • Sharing knowledge about the enterprise support system
  • Provide substantive business support to Ukrainian small and medium enterprises
Follow PUSB on FacebookLinkedInInstagram.

Ukrainian Startup Fund was established in 2018 as a state-owned legal entity founded by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine that focuses on supporting Ukrainian startups offering non-refundable and non-equity grants. Initially set up to boost the development of the Ukrainian startup ecosystem, USF today is the largest angel investor in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, with over 250 startups funded in more, than $6.5 mln. Now USF is the main entry point into the Ukrainian startup ecosystem and the government implementing agency aiming at startup grants and technical assistance.

Ukrainian Association of Investment Business is a non-governmental non-profit self-regulatory organisation (SRO) for asset management companies and non-state pension funds administrators registered in Ukraine. Hence UAIB also represents all investment funds founded as collective investment institutions (CII) under the respective Law of Ukraine, as well as non-state pension funds being administered and managed by the Association members.

UAIB was stablished in April 1995 and is one of the oldest and most influential professional organisations of the capital markets of Ukraine being actively involved in improving of the market’s legal framework and regulation. As of 1st January 2023, UAIB had 306 members, including 300 AMCs.

UAIB members had north of UAH 540 billion of assets under management (cca EUR 13.5 billion) in total as at 1st December 2022.

UAIB website:

SmartMoneyMatch is a network that connects the global investment community in over 200 countries and territories around the globe.
Our mission is to connect the global investment community. To achieve the goal we provide a matching platform for investments. 
FDI Center is a leading advisory firm in the field of foreign direct investment (FDI). We work with countries, regions, cities, special economic zones and industrial parks from around the world to develop and implement successful strategies for attracting investment. We specialize in helping investment promotion and economic development agencies, other government organizations and industrial parks to attract and retain FDI. FDI Center is the foremost source of practical knowledge and advice on all aspects of FDI attraction. 
FDI Center’s website: 

The European Business Association, that works on the Ukrainian market for 23 years, is the ultimate voice of the business in Ukraine and one of the biggest and most influential business community in the country, uniting around 1000 member companies from a variety of fields – transport and logistics, agriculture, food industry, fuel and energy, health care, light industry, IT and more. The EBA strive to ensure open and transparent communication between business and authorities. The EBA works to enable its companies to work together to address issues important to Ukraine’s business climate and to improve it for the benefit of industry, society, the economy and the country as a whole

The Global Business for Ukraine is an extraterritorial arm of the EBA (Ukraine)The general purpose of this organization is to unite international businesses around Ukraine, strengthening trade, and economic ties, helping to find partners in the country and give information to potential investors. Support and contribution from the global community is now very crucial to show that democracy and justice really matter. For more information about the GB4U please visit –

Ukrainian Marketing Association is a national professional membership organization established as NGO and presenting more than 1000 marketers and 120 marketing organizations from all around Ukraine. The purpose of The UMA is to advance the marketing industry and to promote its role in the Ukraine’s economy by:

• Providing educational programs and publications in all aspects of marketing profession development, its finance, management, and other specialized areas of professional interest;
• Conducting meetings and other programs designed to promote the exchange of ideas among members and to facilitate the conduct of their business;
• Collecting and disseminating information pertaining to the marketing industry, including statistical data and other statistical research;
• Developing and maintaining professional certification programs to encourage high standards for marketing professionals;
• Advocating the interest of the marketing industry to local, state/regional, and international governmental bodies; and
• Publicizing to the general public promotional and educational marketing business information.

1991 Accelerator — one of SocialBoost’s flagship projects, the first accelerator in Ukraine with the most highly-focused and deep pipeline. It assists entrepreneurs on their business journey, from a flash of inspiration to real startups, that provide services to citizens, businesses, and government agencies.

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GT Invest — operator of business processes in Ukraine

We help foreign businessmen open their companies in Ukraine and operate here.

  • GT Invest is engaged in the actual launching of investment projects and provides an entire cycle of business services: from the idea of a project to its launch on the market. 
  • GT Invest provides integrated services for foreign investors in Ukraine:
  • Relevant market environment research and analysis
  • Strategy development and a phased plan for the project implementation refining
  • Business model management organisation
  • Individual software product development
  • Actual launching of the project. 
  • GT Invest has solutions for all issues with no exceptions.

InvestForum UA is a platform for organising interaction between initiators of investment projects in Ukraine and foreign and domestic investors, which currently has three components: a. Investment Forum on the island of Tenerife (2020, 2021); b. Online conferences Ukrainian Economic Renaissance Forum (2020, 2021); Ukrainian Economic Resistance Forum (2022); c. formation of a community of socially responsible business, formulation and advisory support of investment projects.

InvestForum UA events are organised by a community of leaders of Ukrainian business associations and companies, including the Ukrainian Lime Industry Association, the Ukrainian Cooperative Federation, the Ukrainian Marketing Association, the Lviv Business School of UCU (LvBS), Wolf Theiss Ukraine, Baltic Partners, and others.

Additional information is available:

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The Startup Club is a fast growing online startup and entrepreneur community. We organize Pitch Nights and Investor Networking Conferences, online and across the world, helping companies through various industries and stages of development in their fundraising and growth needs.

Miteyda specializes in helping partners optimize their operations and achieve their business goals through innovative products and expert consulting.

We provide the finest solutions for customers, while ensuring software development and business automation affordability on European and US markets.
Uniting people of various backgrounds and perspectives, Miteyda is partnering with world-leading businesses in the fields of retail, banking, and fintech industries.

TechUkraine is a platform aimed at supporting Ukraine’s technology ecosystem.

TechUkraine focuses on disseminating knowledge about the Ukrainian startup ecosystem, creating new opportunities, and establishing connections between leading Ukrainian startups and global technology centers. The TechUkraine presentation is available here.

TechUkraine promotes the development of the Ukrainian ecosystem by strengthening cooperation and coordination between all ecosystem participants. Every day, the TechUkraine team coordinates cooperation between businesses and young startups. We are a bridge between the Ukrainian startup community and global investment programs. The project team cooperates with investors from all over the world to bring innovative ideas of the Ukrainian technology sector to the world. 

“The Ukrainian tech ecosystem has already achieved significant results. But in order to achieve the huge ones, we need a strategic approach and the cooperation of key ecosystem players. And this is exactly what we are doing at TechUkraine,” said Natalia Veremieieva, Director of TechUkraine.

The Association is an independent membership-based organisation which is leading in the development of the financial technology (FinTech) innovation ecosystem in Switzerland. We are the center of gravity for the FinTech community in Switzerland. Currently 550 individual members represent various stakeholder groups, including entrepreneurs, financial industry insiders, investors, journalists, policymakers, and others. Our activities include networking, ecosystem development, knowledge creation, advocacy, and promotion of FinTech in Switzerland. Our objective is to promote and accelerate growth for the evolution of the Swiss financial center.

The Association provides members with a single point of access to policymakers, regulators, partners, investors, industry leaders, academics, and talents. The mission is to foster better outcomes for all stakeholders by encouraging greater interconnectedness, thought leadership, and activities focused on generating an impact on the development of the ecosystem.

ESCP Business School

Rooted in its European values and identity, ESCP inspires and educates purpose-driven leaders who will have a strong impact on planetary, social and organisational progress. By producing research-based knowledge disseminated through a unique pedagogical model based on systematic mobility across 6 urban and phygital campuses across Europe, ESCP delivers the best degree and non-degree business education programmes based on multiculturalism and interdisciplinarity to international high-potential students and executives.

Business Woman is an international women’s magazine about business, politics, the public sector and the volunteer movement for peace in Ukraine and the world. This magazine is aimed at business-minded, successful women who are developing their careers or businesses.

It’s dedicated to inspiring women, creating the platform for their development and bringing them the very best content and data. Since 2014 Business Woman has been telling the world about strong and influential women from different fields. It’s the first Ukrainian magazine accredited by the European Parliament, with offices in 30 countries.

We provide world-class higher education to the future tech leaders to rebuild Ukraine. SET University encourages an interdisciplinary approach to spark innovation that cuts across disciplines. We celebrate fundamental academic learning and practical experience alike by providing remarkable resources – from outstanding professors to partnerships with the world’s top universities, from an R&D lab with real-life case studies to internships.

Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) was established to spread the word about Ukraine’s achievements and opportunities and to support investors in every aspect, from providing reliable information to establishing international connections at the industry and government levels. On the other hand, the blossoming local technology sector has triggered the emergence of new local investors, who certainly benefit from their western peers sharing their expertise and best practices. By building a bridge between Ukrainian and global ecosystems, UVCA facilitates the motion of knowledge and capital in both directions. UVCA is a member of Invest Europe.

1) Lobbying and protecting industry interests at the level of local self-government bodies and ministries.
2) Branding of the IT community in the Ukrainian and global business environment and formation of cross-industry ties.
3) Annual research and reporting of local IT infrastructure and related industries.
4) Provision of platforms for information partnership and cooperation with specialized and European mass media.
5) Mentorship, informational and technical support, and development of connections of open profile IT communities.
6) Cooperation with SEI & HEI regarding improving their educational programs, student programs, and career guidance campaigns.
7) Lobbying and controlling infrastructural changes in Vinnytsia, forming the concept of one of the best Ukrainian IT hubs.
8) Cooperation with international business associations, promoting participating companies to the world market, organizing trade meetings, and networking.
9) Co-organization, information support, and holding of own profile events about IT and for IT.
10) Consultations, acquaintances, exchange of ideas, and collaborations between companies and partners (individually).» 

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