State space Agency of Ukraine and the Noosphere, the American company has launched an online program Yangel Big Bang - free preaccelerated online program for startups that are just beginning their careers in the space industry.
the Acceleration program of the national space Agency has received the name Yangel (Yangel) in honor of the academician and designer of rocket-space complexes of Mikhail Yangel.
the Program is open to teams who want to work on their product in Ukraine and around the world. To get into the selection, you need to have the product presentation in the form of slides or video and successfully complete an interview with the coordinators.
"Our mission is to help teams discover their potential and find a niche in which they will be able to create something unusual. In just 4 weeks we will help the participants of preacceleration to improve English, to prepare pitch and presentation, to determine the business model and test product hypothesis," says program Manager Maria Yarotskaya.
Participation in the program reaccelerating free. During 4 weeks the participants will work with the most experienced mentors, representatives of the national space Agency and the leaders of the Ukrainian business. Among them:
- Michael Ryabokon Director of innovation company the Noosphere, which popularitywith and implements scientific research.
- Andrey Kolesnik is an expert on aerospace activities, sees space industry an integral part of the development of Ukraine, Advisor to the Chairman of the national space Agency.
- Alexander borniakov - Deputy Minister of digital transformation, IT-reformer, the specialist for startups.
Team will be held crash-test ideas and prepare the first version of the pitch, will check and protesting food hypothesis, prepare presentations and landing pages, get advice on business models and marketing, learn to talk with investors and will be able to test their pitch to a live audience.
the Best startups will be invited to the next phase: 12-week acceleration program in Kiev.