Accelerate your expansion into the new markets with u.connect program

u.connect program is about helping Ukrainian technology startups who are seeking to increase their customer base, find new distribution channels and secure global investment opportunities. Startups can participate in one of the world leading conferences/trade shows/startup competitions and get access to resources to enter new markets, solidify international partnerships and increase international revenues.

How does it work

The program is targeted to help startups:

  • Develop distribution channels
  • Increase existing customer base
  • Establish new partnerships that lead to new investments

Up to $5,000 per startup

If approved for u.connect program, startups may incur the following project expenses:

  • Airfare and ground-transportation;
  • Participation cost of attending a trade/consumer shows or startup battle

How much?

Eligibility criteria

Growth-oriented startups that meet the following criteria may be eligible to participate:

  • Established in Ukraine/Moldova startup with developed MVP;
  • Startup must demonstrate existing revenues and validated product by a reputable 3rd party; Project must produce a market ready product or service;
  • Increase existing customer base;
  • Have developed a preliminary new market entry plan;
  • Demonstrates the potential for growth in new, international markets;


If you meet above mentioned eligibility criteria, you can apply for the program by sending to our email [email protected] your company presentation, estimated budget and brief description  of how this will help your startup (subject line .connect_name of your startup). Selected startups will be contacted with further information.


Up to 2 weeks