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

Kyiv, Ukraine

Start Date: 27th November 2023

Applications must be submitted by 23:59 on November 24th

The first cohort: 20 entrepreneurs and/or teams.



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.


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


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, will provide 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.


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

For whom


Who are we looking for?

Our programme is tailored to individuals with the drive, experience, and ambition to succeed as entrepreneurs. 


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.  







Desire to find support and resources for business development


Looking for like-minded people for joint development


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

Entrepreneurial thinking and leadership

Previous project and/or team management experience

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

Proficiency in English as a mandatory criterion for participation

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

Owning a project with the potential to become a viable business








Innovative, validated and scalable business ideas


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


Vision of growth and expansion of own project

Join us offline in the heart of Kyiv to get a transformative experience and build your own successful entrepreneurial path together.

If you meet the requirements of the project and feel the potential to grow and scale, apply now and seize the opportunity to turn a bold mission into reality.

We provide



As a member of our program, you will have the opportunity to

  • Identify and recruit potential team members for your own project

  • Set yourself on the path to success by positioning yourself for future programmes and accelerators

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

  • Get the experience of exchanging knowledge with various profiles of programme 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



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


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.


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


Opportunity to pitch to investors and funds to receive investments for the project's 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 will be able to turn your business ideas into actionable plans thanks to a practical approach to startup development.


You will have the opportunity to be in a community of like-minded people and people who strive for the same as you.


Work comfortably in our central Kyiv office space at Kooperativ, with rent already covered.



/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.


Meet the Team


Sviatoslav Sviatnenko


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Ksenia Choni

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisor

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Oleksandr Akymenko

Programme Director

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Olga Andrieieva


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Aliona Guseva

Head of PR

and Communications

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Denys Korkin

Digital and visual communications manager

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Andrii Sorohan

Venture Director


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Anton Waschuk

Economic Leadership Programme Director at Western NIS Enterprise Fund

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We look forward to hearing about your idea

  • Do you need an idea to apply for the program?
    Yes, you need to have an idea. If you start working on an idea even before the start of the program, it will be a plus for you during its passage.
  • Are only certain types of startups and/or ideas in specific industries accepted?
    We are open to all kinds of ideas and startups. For you, if your project is technological, innovative and scalable, the type and industry do not matter.
  • I am not a specialist with a technical background. Can I apply for the program?
    Yes, because your leadership skills and desire to create an innovative business are more important to us.
  • What are the stages of selection?
    First you need to fill out the registration form here. Later, we will contact you additionally for a personal interview. A week after that, you will know the result.
  • Is it possible to combine participation in the program with other work or training?
    Yes, you can combine, but calculate your own possibilities. The program will involve your involvement for 2-3 hours every day.
  • Is it necessary to live in Kyiv during the program?
    Your physical presence in Kyiv is important to us. We believe that the best result can be achieved by being in a community of like-minded people live, and not in an online format. That is why we give participants the opportunity to visit a cozy office at Kooperativ during the entire program.

We look forward to hearing about your idea!

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