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FROM DREAMER
TO BUILDER

6-months in-residence venture building programme
for aspiring entrepreneurs
November 2023 — May 2024

Kyiv, Ukraine

The first cohort of 20 entrepreneurs and/or teams

has already started the program 

About

ABOUT PROGRAMME

Watch the video to find out what the programme includes

Our mission is to provide a launchpad for visionary entrepreneurs and help together create a positive impact on the world, transform industries, solve problems and turn dreams into reality by helping them make their startup ideas investment-ready

We strongly believe that tech start-ups and scale-up will become the locomotive of Ukraine’s economy and rebuild.

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Focus on talented people who have a mission to build something great – an innovative and scalable start-up

Lead-Build-Drive approach 1⁄3 theory, 2⁄3 hand-on practice

Part-time commitment from participants (approx. 15-20 hours per week)

Materials from Saïd Business School, Oxford University, support the theoretical part of our programme

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Experts from Oxford in various disciplines will share relevant knowledge and experience that will complement the theoretical basis of the course.

More than 50 courses

on 6 topics

Based on these video materials, we organize interactive sessions so that participants can deepen their understanding and master the theoretical concepts presented by leaders in the academic and professional community. This approach allows you to enrich and improve your professional knowledge and skills effectively.

Access to 2 leading online programs
Venture Creation & Venture Finance and community of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford for 20 selected participants

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, as part of the Mission Possible program, provides access to training in the international cohort of the Venture Creation Program and Venture Finance Program with the subsequent receipt of a certificate, as well as the opportunity to find partners, co-founders and mentors through the community. Entrepreneurs will also be able to use the E-school materials of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation Programme

– 6 weeks

– start 31.01.2024

Identifying business opportunities

Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Finance Programme

– 8 weeks

– start 24.04.2024

The investment cycle

Mission Possible provides access to 50+ courses across 6 subjects from from Saïd Business School, Oxford University's offering the latest insights and expertise from Oxford specialists.

MENTORS

In the Mission Possible venture building program, mentors help projects and entrepreneurs improve their own ideas and resources thanks to comprehensive entrepreneurial, operational and investment experience and understanding of the market

The selected cohort of 20 participants gets a transformative experience and builds their successful entrepreneurial path together.

For whom

UNLEASH YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL POTENTIAL

Mission Possible is designed for experienced candidates seeking support and resources to develop their own projects, capable of self-motivation and inspiring others to create a game-changing business.

 

Through Mission Possible, we provide talented individuals with a unique infrastructure for entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation, enabling their transformation from dreamers to entrepreneurs. 

 

The programme is structured to maximize the practical aspect and encourage the development of projects beyond conventional thinking. 

 

It requires a physical presence in the city of Kyiv throughout the entire 6-month programme, which runs from November 2023 to May 2024.  

1

Professional

experience

2

Mindset

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Desire to find support and resources for business development

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Looking for like-minded people for joint development

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Intention to become part of a powerful entrepreneurial community of first-time founders

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Innovative, validated and scalable business ideas

💻

 

Using technology as a key driver of one's own project

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Vision of growth and expansion of own project

🚀

The intention to create your own company and scale your own project from 0 to 1

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Proficiency in English as a mandatory criterion for participation

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Owning a project with the potential to become a viable business

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Previous project and/or team management experience

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Entrepreneurial thinking and leadership

More than 5 years of professional experience (including in management roles and/or in scientific activities)

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We provide

WE PROVIDE

Resources

Participants of our program have the opportunity

  • Identify and hire potential team members for your own project

  • Carve out your own path to success and position yourself for future programs and accelerators

  • Take advantage of a community of like-minded people to build a working, scalable business

  • Get the experience of exchanging knowledge with different profiles of program participants

For our part,

we provide

  • Online learning from academic partners

  • Business breakfasts with top Ukrainian companies

  • Offline workshops with leading experts

  • Mentoring from the founders of successful businesses

  • Pitching ideas to experts and industry leaders

Benefits

EXPERTS APPROACH

Mission Possible's expertly supported programme offers a transformative educational experience with a powerful curriculum.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Financial support includes a monthly stipend of $500 (or a one-time $3,000 for 6 months) to help you focus on your project, whether it's recruiting team members or other needs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

The program promotes gender equality and diversity in entrepreneurship by actively supporting female entrepreneurs. Our programme is inclusive and empowering for all.

PITCHING AND INVESTMENTS

Opportunity to pitch to investors and funds to receive investments for the project's development.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Develop creative thinking and innovation to transform your concept into innovative solutions and leadership qualities to become an effective leader in your project. You can turn your business ideas into actionable plans with a hands-on approach to startup development

COMMUNITY & NETWORK

The opportunity to become part of an active entrepreneurial community and attend events of our partners and establish contacts with experienced entrepreneurs and like-minded people

OFFLINE SPACE

Comfortable work in our Kyiv Kooperativ office in the very center of the city with already paid rent

Partners

PARTNERS

/nnov8 is a centre of innovation and entrepreneurship, founded to develop the technological ecosystem in Ukraine. The centre helps potential and existing entrepreneurs create and scale startups and technology businesses.

Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $285 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with over 29 years of successful experience in investing in small and medium-sized companies. WNISEF is funding innovative, high-impact, reform-focused programmes and aims to support Ukraine and Moldova during this critical period by developing sound economic policy and leadership.

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Team

Meet the Team

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Sviatoslav Sviatnenko

Founder

  • Mail
  • LinkedIn
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Alina Guseva

Event &

Community Manager

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  • LinkedIn
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Denys Korkin

Digital and visual communications manager

  • Instagram
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Oleksandr Akymenko

Programme Director

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  • LinkedIn
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Dara Koval

Head of

Operations

  • Mail
  • LinkedIn
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Aliona Guseva

Head of PR

and Communications

  • Mail
  • LinkedIn
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Olga Andrieieva

Designer

  • Behance

Advisers

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Andrii Sorohan

Venture Director

at u.ventures

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Anton Waschuk

Economic Leadership Programme Director at Western NIS Enterprise Fund

  • LinkedIn
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Ksenia Choni

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisor

  • LinkedIn
Contact
Contact
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  • LinkedIn
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