Meet the Captain!

David Gilgur, founder of the Blue Lake Accelerator. 'The people who really run organisations are usually found several levels down, where it is still possible to get things done.' Following his Masters MSc in Finance and Economics from the University, David worked at Bloomberg, London. After six years of working with the world's largest financial institutions, David left to start Vimes Group. As the Director of Vimes David supported Ukrainian firms and startups making their way on the UK's markets. One of the regular projects run by VimesVC is Ukrainian Startup Roadshow where startups from Ukraine were showcased to London based VC's. This finally brings us to today. Watching so many amazing

Meet the Blue Lake Accelerator Team!

Second in Command - Lyubov Guk. 'Do. Or do not. There is no try.' Being an inherent part of Vimes Group for the last 5 years, Lyubov is passionate about building British-Ukrainian bridges and linking together opportunities in different industries, IT & Tech, FMCG, Renewables just to name a few. Basing on the solid experience in strategy and investment consulting, a wide network on the UK and Ukraine, Lyubov drives the Blue Lake Accelerator's development from the very beginning. Lyubov's personal conviction is that secret to a startup's success is simple. If you have comprehensive support, access to high-profile experts, the international business community and yes, - you're super open-minde

Meet our new partner!

Partnership with like-minded partners is critical for the Blue Lake development. We're happy to introduce you our new partner - COSA! COSA helps its international business clients to enter and safely operate in new markets, understand particularities of certain environments, build beneficial partner relationships and avoid cooperating with untrustworthy contractors abroad. 'We provide business owners, top managers, and members of supervisory boards with up-to-date information based on comprehensive analysis of the target company’s business environment both domestically and internationally, internal and external risk assessment, as well as opportunities identification through competitive inte

Blue Lake Family is growing!

We’re happy to share incredible news with you - MiniBarLabs, our new partners, just joined the Blue Lake family! We're really excited about this! MiniBarLabs runs London’s oldest and biggest tech start up community with over 9,000 members and provides start up education and corporate innovation services for clients and partners ranging from PayPal, Microsoft Ventures, BBC to Publicis and P&G. Welcome on board, guys! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + For techie news, projects and events ++CodeMaker - Learn Software Development for Non-Programmers +++Join over 8000 tech start up entrepreneurs, software developers, CTO's and investors at: www.m

Blue Lake Accelerator is 1 month old today!

First of all, want to give big thanks to our partner from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv who notwithstanding the academic holidays been working with us on this project. So what was done this first month? + We have launched the Blue Lake Accelerator Program in Ukraine. + We opened up the first round of applications for the first class that will commence on September 2019 + Preparations started for the graduation startup roadshow in London for December 2019. + We are actively working with our partners and investor to make sure that Accelerator delivers maximum utility to the participants. Now. Deep breath in and full steam ahead!

Happy to introduce you our new partner - alwaysfriday!

Meet the new Blue Lake Partner and one of the early evangelists of the project - alwaysfriday, a UK based one stop shop for all sales and marketing, strategy design and website development needs for forward thinking companies. alwaysfriday is a team of seasoned professionals who have successfully delivered high complexity projects for Google, Microsoft, Cisco, London Business School and other world leading organisations. The company has put together the best of their knowledge from technology, business development, sales, marketing and communications to help organisations to build their brand in local and global markets, grow their sales and reduce acquisition costs. Welcome on board!

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