Ukraine will once again showcase its IoT and innovation achievements to the world.
For the second time in a row Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) together with Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) are organizing the UA TECH Expo Zone at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - one of the largest consumer electronics conferences, which will be held on January 9-12 in Las Vegas.
This time Ukrainian pavilion will be represented by 10 best startups, which is 2 more than in January, 2017.VISIT UA TECH EXPO ZONE AT THE EUREKA PARK DURING CES 2018, JANUARY 9-12
It is extremely important to introduce the country’s innovative achievements at the highest international level. I`ve got an idea of contest a year ago, and I`m very happy that our Association together with Western NIS Enterprise Fund realized it, for the second time arranging a booth of the Ukrainian developers’ solutions at CES. We run a thorough selection of the projects nationwide, inviting only the real experts – top-rank investors to the jury. It allows our winners to succeed in their search for partners, clients and the like right at the exhibition. It should be pointed out that last year 7 out of 8 startups attracted investment. We expect our 10 winners to raise the bar this year.
Executive Director of the UVCA
For three years in a row, we’ve been supporting projects related to the development of a startup ecosystem in Ukraine, since it is one of the WNISEF’s main priorities. We are convinced that only those innovative business solutions that offer value-added products and can compete in the global market will raise Ukraine’s economy to a new level. Products developed by Ukrainian startups, such as Petcube, Grammarly, Depositphotos correlate with global market trends. Most Ukrainian startups that participated at CES-2017 found reputable investors and started to export their products. And we believe that UA TECH EXPO ZONE at CES-2018 will elevate Ukrainian startups to new heights.
President and CEO of the Western NIS Enterprise Fund
The second time at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), that takes place every year in Las Vegas, Ukraine will present its national Tech Expo exhibiting 10 best startups, which were chosen by UVCA members – leading Ukrainian and foreign investors.
AgriEye helps farmers increase yield and reduce costs.
Service provides recommendations for precision agriculture with the help of fully autonomous drones, multispectral cameras and AI cloud platform.
Andrii Sevriukov, CEO at AgriEyesevryukovandrey@outlook.com
Making roads safer.
Discoperi, Inc. is a startup company that saves lives by identifying risky drivers and informing the other drivers on the road about potential threat so that they can avoid traffic accident. In 2016 1.3 mm people died in road accidents, 75% of which were caused by risky drivers. Our mission is to lower this number down to zero. For doing that we developed System EYE. System EYE consists of a device, AI algorithms and connectivity features. Every car becomes a data provider about surrounding risk factors. Once it captures something – it informs the driver as well as other drivers in the same area, so they can avoid potential collision.
Oleksandr Bondarenko, CEO at DiscoperiCeo@discoperi.com
The most innovative robotic solution for agricultural spraying.
Kray Protection Unmanned Aerial System is the industrial robotic spraying drone built to replace agriculture planes and ground sprayers. It flies in a fully automatic mode - thanks to computer vision system, the drone can estimate the terrain and avoid obstacles in its way. A farmer has only to set up the mission and drone will follow the trajectory adjusted, spraying the necessary volume of pesticides on each specific part of the field. At the same time, the electrostatic spraying ensures the maximum coverage of crop protection application. Kray Protection UAS performs the high operational speed - up to 70 mph, which allows reaching the coverage up to 1200 acres per day. It is an easy-to-use, efficient and affordable solution, which solves the main crop dusting problems faced by farmers all over the world.
Dmytro Surdu, CEO at Kray Protectiondmytro.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kwambio is a 3D printing company focused on ceramics.
Kwambio owns ceramic powders, industrial 3-D printers, and even a proprietary 3-D printing binder jetting technology. We do not outsource any work to other companies. Everything is manufactured in-house so we can guarantee the highest quality and affordable prices. We offer 120 colors and 3 finishes to choose from.
During CES we plan to present our new 3-D printer, specifically developed for 3-D printing of ceramic objects and molds, used in design, healthcare, and aerospace industries.
Vlad Usov, CEO at Kwambiotheone@kwamb.io
Enable smart home with a clock.
LaMetric Time is award-winning (Red Dot 2016) internet-connected clock/display that enhances your interior and shows vital information from the Internet and smart home devices. It’s like Apple Watch for your home or office which makes information visible from a long distance.
Time, weather, news, climate measurements, security alerts, digital metrics, sales figures and other information come to you at a glance without seeking in smartphone or PC.
Nazar Bilous, CEO at LaMetric Timenazar@lametric.com
MMone is 3 axis turning 360’ spinning Virtual Reality interactive simulator.
The construction of MMOne rotates the base 60’ left/right and "hand" makes the chair raise up to 30’.
Revolves 360’ around its own axis in two dimensions.
All these movements are unique and carry the maximum thrill for the gamer.
Possible areas of implementation – entertainment, simulation and healthcare.
Andrew Borisov, CEO at MMOneandrew@mm-company.com
PassivDom - A Ukrainian innovative company that reinvents the house with the purpose to design and build homes that fit the future.
This modern house claims to combine 1) autonomous and off-the-grid capabilities, 2) fast and strongly built technology using 3D-printing, and 3) the ability to make its own decisions with the help of artificial intelligence. Today, PassivDom implements these features in one house - ModulOne - an energy efficient, self-sustainable and very smart house that can be used in any climate. The company launches manufacturing facilities in the US and processes orders all over the world.
Maxim Gerbut, CEO at PassivDommaxim@passivdom.com
We help busy professionals to save time by capturing and organizing their thoughts with a personal voice assistant.
It works online and offline, and lets you calendar events, create reminders and take notes at the spur of the moment. Perfect to use when driving, walking, at work and workouts.
Nazar Fedorchuk, CEO at Senstonenass@senstone.io
Univrsee is a platform with marketplace for VR content publishing, distribution and screening.
Our mission: To open the immersive universe of VR-content creators fantasy to the entire world. We're sure that people's fantasy is even wider than the universe we live in. Univrsee platform outstands from the others with its unbeatable scaling capabilities. One can organize mass events with hundreds of simultaneous spectators, streaming, online or offline views and still be flexible with locations and equipment. Univrsee can be used and integrated not only in cinemas. Our partners can set it up in places with a big traffic of people who search for the entertainment experience.
Sergei Tereshchenko, CEO at Univrseest@univrsee.com
Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) has been established by the example of the European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (InvestEurope), and currently unites 46 members – leaders of the international and Ukrainian investment market: Almaz Capital, AVentures Capital, Digital Future, Horizon Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Intel Capital, EBRD etc. The Association shapes the future direction of the private equity industry by promoting investment opportunities in Ukraine, representing interests of private equity investors to policymakers and improving investment and business climate in Ukraine.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $150 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with more than two decades of successful experience in investing in small and medium-sized companies. WNISEF was funded by the U.S. government via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since its inception 20 years ago, WNISEF’s cumulative investments total over $168 million to 118 companies employing around 25 000 people and made it possible to unlock $1.5 billion for companies in Ukraine and Moldova. In 2015 WNISEF has launched a $35 million legacy program focused on export promotion, local economic development, impact investing and economic leadership. WNISEF is funding innovative, high-impact, reform focused programs aimed to transform lives of the ordinary people in Ukraine and Moldova.