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YOUR IDEA TO LIFE?

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Virtido Lab is a Startup incubator teaming up high growth Ukrainian tech Startups with business expertise and smart money – we help you commercialise technological innovation.

OUR EVENTS

Launching your Startup.
October 24, 2019, 19:30

Launching your Startup.

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The ideal Startup team.
November 7, 2019, 19:00

The ideal Startup team.

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Going from employee to entrepreneur.
November 28, 2019, 19:00

Going from employee to entrepreneur.

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Pitch Night
Date will be announced

Pitch Night

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Our Program

We offer an initial three month program depending on the stage of your Startup 

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Months 1 - 3

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Incubator

IDEA

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MVP

Accelerator

MVP

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PRODUCT

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Months 3 - 6

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After Accelerator

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Potential Angel Investment

Do you already have an existing product with paying customers? Come and talk to us – we might be able to help boost your business too!

We will provide you with:

  • Workshops, coachings on lean Startup, agile development, commercialisation and other valuable topics for building your venture
  • Exposure to meet & pitch your business to investors
  • Free, modern office space at Virtido office in Lviv
  • Continuous commercial coaching/mentoring
  • Monthly team expenses of USD 1’000
  • Access to Virtido in-house tech expertise

about us

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Virtido – Switzerland based IT and Consulting firm with 90+ developers in Western Ukraine (Lviv and Ternopil). Virtido realizes ideas and projects - from strategic concept to technical implementation. Founded only in 2015, Virtido has experienced very strong growth since inception and demonstrated the expertise to quickly scale the business and - at the same time - to continuously professionalise its structures.

Our Team

Mykhailo Burychka

Mykhailo Burychka

HR manager at Virtido and Project Manager at Virtido Lab. Has 10 years of experience in HR and Recruitment. Worked in IT companies and with different social and volunteer’s projects as well.

Launching with a friends FoodTech startup. In 2019 entered LvBS “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. His super power is networking across different professional and social groups.

Mykhailo believes that all great ideas lives at the intersection of different expertise and sciences.

Sebastian Flückiger

Sebastian Flückiger

Partner & CTO at Virtido, M.Sc. Management & Technology, ETH Zürich, B.Sc. Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, ETH Zürich, Corporate Master Thesis with focus Strategic Management at Swisscom, Software Developer (Java / Groovy) at Credit-Suisse Bank for 4 years, Independent Application Development (Focus Mobile)

Strong experience in ideation, lean startup, MVP induction, customer centric design, design thinking

Looking forwards to discussing exciting ideas that can change the world from the Ukraine outwards, challenge founders and help them grow their dream into a sustainable business.

 

Daniel Hasler

Daniel Hasler

Co-Founder of Virtido. Ph.D. in Biochemistry, MBA. Has 20 years of experience in Consulting, Financial Services & Start-ups. Worked in the Middle East, Swiss Banks and Agro-related conglomerate.

Vast experience in writing Business Plans, coaching Start-ups, challenging ideas

Daniel believes that bringing Ukraine great ideals forward unlocks a lot of opportunities

Jean-Luc Zehnder

Jean-Luc Zehnder

Founding Partner at Virtido, MA Business Administration and Economics, University of Zurich, CAS Management of Innovation, Federals Institute of Technology Lausanne, 10+ years of international experience in Management Consulting at PwC with main focus TMT (Telecom, Media & Technology), 2 years Investment Director at Family Office, Founder and advisor of several Startups

“Young startup professionals can especially learn from my own startup experience and avoid common mistakes. In addition, strong sales focus and affinity to select the right people to successfully complement a team”

Jean-Luc believes that plenty of “raw jewel” Startups are based in Ukraine, however they need some polishing especially in terms of commercialization in order to succeed.

 

Mission & Values

We are strongly looking for founders equipped with…

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Creativity

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Sincerity

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Hard work

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Long-term
commitment

Criteria & Process

General Criteria
  • Founders equipped with the right ethics, the capacity and the endurance to successfully build up a business
  • Scalable business model applicable to a global market
Team Criteria
  • At least two founders, with commercial and IT experience as well
  • English conversational skills
Specially encouraged
  • FinTech & InsureTech, especially Blockchain / distributed approaches
  • Technologically disruptive application
  • MedTech
  • B2B
How To Get In?
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
    Step 1
  • Apply your idea to our program and wait for The Pitch Night
  • Step 2
  • Participate and win at our Hackathons
  • Present at the Pitch Night and win an entry ticket for the incubator
  • Step 3
  • Start with our incubator program

Benefits

Startups gain access to:

Mentoring & Coaching
Mentoring & Coaching
Benefit from the vast business experience of our coaches! Enjoy a steep learning curve and avoid common mistakes as Startup founder
Funding & Investors
Funding & Investors
Virtido Lab teams-up fast-paced Ukrainian Startups and smart money. This combination allows promising Startups to tap into funding in order to scale-up their business
Commercialisation Expertise
Commercialisation Expertise
Even great ideas fail without the ability to sell a product or a service to clients. Virtido Lab challenges you to think about customer focus and monetisation of your idea at an early stage

Investors gain access to:

Tech-savvy founders
Tech-savvy founders
Over 300’000 software developers in Ukraine work on cutting-edge projects all over the world. Some of them are true entrepreneurs who can implement their own innovative tech ideas efficiently. Investors love founding teams with tech background and business acumen
Cost-Efficient Development
Cost-Efficient Development
Especially for Startups nearshore development can be a big advantage to avoid burning too much cash while building MVPs / prototypes
Loads of Business Ideas
Loads of Business Ideas
There is a lack of investments in Ukraine, whilst there is a huge pool of ideas / Startups. Virtido Lab offers investors a unique approach to access and scale those ideas

Application form

Mandatory application process steps require you to complete the Lean Canvas and the Questionnaire.

If you don’t know how to complete the Lean Canvas we suggest you to watch this explanation video:

General Info
General Info

You can download and start to work with them right away:

Download Lean CanvasDownload Questionnaire