A new view on business. Acceleration program for 38 entrepreneurs from eastern Ukraine

Experienced mentors, more than 70 hours of intensive training and real tools from experts: Center for Entrepreneurship, with the support of USAID (USA Agency for International Development), has been conducting an acceleration program for entrepreneurs from Donetsk and Luhansk regions for two weeks.

Among the 38 participants in the program, there were very different projects: from business, which has been working for more than 5 years, to new business ideas. All participants had the opportunity to test their ideas and understand how to improve their business, which areas need innovation and search for new forms of cooperation.

The curriculum consisted of the following modules: leadership, vision, strategy work, teamwork, marketing, business model, sales, finance, design thinking. On the way, the teams got practical skills at all these important stages of doing business:

“Our business accelerator is already working actively with startups, we have expertise from the best mentors and leading experts in the field of innovation, so we want to continue to help develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem not only in Lviv but also in other cities of Ukraine. We have powerful mentors and we are ready to share our experience so that entrepreneurs from different parts of Ukraine can apply acquired knowledge and practical skills in the creation of new start-ups and business projects acquired during the program “, – says Ivan Petrenko, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship ( LvBS).