CEO Night: Benefit from Investing & Partnerships in CEE
Don’t fight for a place in the sun on the European market. Become a big fish in the emerging CEE region!
Three TOP-leaders, CEOs and founders, from abroad share their experience in building and developing companies in Ukraine. Why? How? And what’s the outcome? Get hot tips on the business goldmine from:
💥 Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and CEO, Horizon Capital, Executive Vice-President of Western NIS Enterprise Fund;
💥 Andreas Flodström, Co-founder Sweden-Ukrainian IT company Beetroot Ukraine and IT school Beetroot Academy;
💥 Dominique Piotet, CEO of UNIT.City, the first innovation park in Ukraine.
Moderator: Andrew Wrobel, the Founding Partner of Emerging Europe and the leader of the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates initiative.
The event is powered by Innovecs, a global software development company, and supported by our media partner — Emerging Europe, an intelligence, community and news platform.
🗣 Meet our speakers:
💥 Lenna Koszarny — Founding Partner and CEO. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine; a Member of the Private Equity Women Investor Network with over $3 trillion AUM. Ms. Koszarny is a recipient of a Commemorative Medal by the President of Ukraine, in recognition of her long-standing contribution to the country. Originally born in Canada, Ms. Koszarny has lived and worked in Ukraine for over 26 years.
Key facts about Horizon Capital:
⚡️ The leading private equity firm focused on Ukraine and the near region with over $850 million in AUM via four funds.
⚡️ Funds are backed by over 40 institutional investors; 25+ years tenure in the region.
⚡️ An active, value-added, growth equity investor, investing alongside visionary entrepreneurs leading transformational businesses in Ukraine and the near region.
💥 Andreas Flodström — a social entrepreneur. Andreas is an active member of Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden, gathering 300 top entrepreneurs under the age of 33. He was awarded 2018’s “Entrepreneur Of The Year” in Sweden. He previously invested in the fast-growing Estonian Product Startup, “Klaus”, and intends to reinvest a larger portion of future profits into the Ukrainian Start-up Ecosystem.
Key facts about Beetroot Ukraine:
⚡️ Founded in 2012, it’s currently helping 100+ product companies in 20 countries with tech expertise.
⚡️ 470 team members.
⚡️ According to World Blu certification, it is included in the Top-33 list of most democratical companies.
⚡️ Founded in 2014, Beetroot Academy now operates in 20 large and mid-size cities and has graduated more than 2500 students. 70% of our graduates have been successfully placed in jobs.
💥 Dominique Piotet — a digital transformation expert, entrepreneur, with one exit, a Limited Partner in a VC Fund in Silicon Valley, a startup mentor and advisor. Dominique was CEO of FABERNOVEL US. He was responsible for innovation at BNP Paribas globally. He is a Knight of the National Order of Merit, given by the French President. He was recognized as Digital Personality of the year in 2013 and received the prize of the best book on technology in 2008.
Key facts about UNIT.City:
⚡️ The first innovation park in Ukraine with 50 000 m2 (out of 25 ha) of space for businesses, education, innovation and living.
⚡️ 4 business campuses, IT-school, coworking, gym, drive-in cinema, cafe, food court, art objects etc.
⚡️ Founded in 2017 it now has around 100 resident companies with more than 2000 people.
⚡️ UNIT.City attracts investment funds to Ukraine, accelerates startups, boosts tech ecosystem.
Andrew Wrobel — trained as a journalist, he specializes in technology and innovation, foreign direct investment, nation branding and soft powers, and cross-cultural communications. He is also a juror at various international business-related competitions, a media coach, a location promotion trainer and a media commentator.