BLUE LAKE ACCELERATOR'S PROGRAMME, SUPPORTED BY UKRAINIAN STARTUP FUND 

Exclusively for the Ukrainian Startup Fund, the Blue Lake team has developed a three-month acceleration programme supporting Ukrainian early-stage startups. 

Selected startups will join an acceleration programme focused on the founders' unique challenges with the focus on individual support. Our focus is on the 'go-to-market' and all parts of our Acceleration are tailored towards the goal of helping founders to find and develop their market and clients.

The programme mixes online, offline, individual and collective activities which take place in our Kyiv and London based offices. 

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The Ukrainian Startup Fund (USF) helps talented Ukrainian entrepreneurs create successful companies.


USF finances startups to participate in training programs of national and international accelerators.

We consider startups from all market segments on a condition they can answer 'yes' to all of the following questions:

  • Are you internationally oriented?

  • Is there an opportunity for explosive growth?

  • Do you have an MVP?

  • Are founders full time committed to their startup?

  • Do you have an exceptional team?

  • Do you have initial traction?

VALIDATION OF BUSINESS MODELS
GO-TO-MARKET STRATEGY
B2B/ENTERPRISE SALES
BUILDING A BUSINESS PLAN, FINANCIAL MODELING
INVESTMENTS, VALUATIONS, FUNDRAISING
SALES/MARKETING/PR WITH THE FOCUS ON THE UK MARKET
LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING (UK)
  • An individual industry expert mentor

  • Access to potential clients / investors during the programme

  • Opportunity to participate in the final Demo Day in front of investors from the UK

  • Access to an office in central London during and after the programme

  • Access to closed events with mentors, investors and experts from the Blue Lake community (London, Kyiv)

  • Assistance in registering a company in the UK (including SEIS / EIS)

  • Blue Lake community, including investors, experts and representatives of companies from the UK

  • Opportunity to receive funding at the end of the acceleration

  • Support following the completion of the programme

Onboarding/​Bootcamp

 

In-depth work with startups at the start of the programme, helping to identify the key development areas for each startup.

 

During the Bootcamp, we will pay particular attention to the 'go-to-market aspect of your future development. 

1-2-1 Mentorship

Blue Lake Accelerator brings together high profile mentors from around the globe and across different industries.

 

The principal mentor will be assigned to the startup for the duration of the programme. Founders and the assigned mentors will have at least one weekly 1-2-1 sessions. 

Classes/Online webinars

Live online classes and webinars will be lead by international industry experts and include a Q&A at the end of the sessions.  

 

(check the 'Areas of focus' section on this page). 

 

Open Office Hours

This is the opportunity for startups to schedule meetings with all mentors and the Accelerator's team members. These are popular sessions that cover a wide number of topics.

Networking

From day one startup will meet new people - founders, mentors, potential clients and investors, and other members of the Blue Lake Community.

Funding​*

Following the completion of the programme, the startups can be considered for funding by Blue Lake.  

*At the discretion of the Blue Lake Team. 

March - May 2021

Application

Check the official USF's website to apply for the Acceleration Programme.

March - May 2021

Interview

1-hour interview with Blue Lake Partners which may be followed by specific questions / requests for additional information, materials, DEMOs. 

March - May 2021

Decision

Based on the interview and provided information we will make a decision within two weeks from our first contact.

June 2021 (TBC)

Start of a 12 weeks acceleration programme

We aim to select 8-10 startups to form the batch. Preliminary start of the programme planned for June 2021 (to be confirmed). 

 

This is key information about the programme. If you have any questions, please reach out to Blue Lake at info@blualakeaccelerator.com or to Ukrainian Startup Fund