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The Ukrainian Startup Fund has selected the top 15 Ukrainian startups for the first time

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The Ukrainian Startup Fund has selected the top 15 Ukrainian startups for the first time

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The Ukrainian Startup Fund  has selected the top 15 Ukrainian startups for the first time. These companies have made a significant contribution to the development of the startup ecosystem, continue to grow, and create innovative developments even in the conditions of war.

 

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The winners of the USF Startup Awards 2023 are:

Startup of the Year — S.Lab — Sustainable Laboratory;

Newcomer of the Year — Numo ADHD;

People's Choice — Uspacy;

Breakthrough of the Year — Releaf PAPER & BAGS;

Best Female-Founded Startup — Fuelfinance;

Best Dual-Use Startup — Himera;

Best Deep Tech Startup — Haiqu;

Founder of the Year — Олександр Соболенко (Releaf Paper);

Accelerator | Incubator of the Year — Startup Wise Guys;

Investor of the Year — SID Venture Partners;

Coworking | Space of the Year — Lift99 Kyiv Hub;

BSO of the Year — USAID;

Union of the Year — Techosystem;

Volunteer of the Year — Esper Bionics.

 

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The Startup of the Year is S.lab, which produces environmentally friendly packaging from plant-based components as an alternative to styrofoam. This material decomposes in the soil within a month and a half and can completely replace plastic. In 2023, S.lab won at IT Arena and received $10,000 in investments. It's impressive that Ukrainians are creating valuable innovations for the world despite the ongoing conflict!

 

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Over the past 4 years, the Ukrainian Startup Fund has become a place that unites all players in the ecosystem. More than 380 startups have received $8.7 million for development and scaling. They have initiated collaborations with global institutions, from Amazon to Payoneer. Additionally, the Fund has launched the defense-tech cluster Brave1 to enhance the country's defense capabilities.

 

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