29th May 2023

“I would go to startups, let them teach me”: Ukrainian universities launch a course on innovative entrepreneurship and start-up management

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The startup incubator YEP together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Diya.Biznes and the Ukrainian Startup Fund will introduce the course “Innovative Entrepreneurship and Startup Project Management” in Ukrainian universities within the framework of the “Entrepreneurial University” project.

The pilot project “Entrepreneurial University” will begin in September this year, its main goal is the development of entrepreneurial education and start-up movement in the universities of Ukraine. At the first stage of the project, the discipline “Innovative entrepreneurship and management of start-up projects” will be introduced in the pilot universities of the country.

Already in the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, university teachers will undergo preliminary training on the subject of the course (online August 26-28), the curriculum will be integrated in universities within existing disciplines or as an elective subject, and course teachers will receive the support of YEP experts and mentors … Students’ work on startups will be counted as an official discipline at the university.

During the course, students are expected to create their own startups and submit them to participate in the Startup Competition. The best teams will have a chance to receive individual mentoring support from YEP, Diya.Biznes, Ukrainian Startup Fund, Cisco, OKKO, Genesis, REACTOR.UA, TechUkraine and other project partners. Universities that will take part in the pilot project will have the opportunity to participate in the next stages of the “Entrepreneurial University” project.

Recall that in 2019, more than $ 0.5 billion was invested in Ukrainian startups and IT companies, which is one and a half times more than in the previous year.

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Source: YEP

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My name is Vicky O. Torres. I am a psychologist by profession, and I love my work very much. And in general, I am an active seeker of truth, silence and beauty of the world.

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