IT Arena announces winners of Startup Competition 2022
On October 1, as a part of IT Arena, one of Eastern Europe’s largest annual professional tech conferences, the finals of the Startup Competition 2022 took place at the Lviv National Opera House. This year, the total prize pool grew to $335,000.
- WRAP won the Best Startup Award in the Startup Competition and received $20,000. The startup develops a web app for filmmakers that simplifies and automates video production workflow. WRAP was founded by Yaroslav Semerak.
- Knopka took the second place and $18,000 prize. The startup develops an loT/SaaS solution for hospitals, which ensures that medical assistance is provided within 3 minutes. The Zaporizhzhia-based startup was founded in 2019 by Ivan Osadchy.
- Founded in 2021 by Denys Skrypka and Vlad Kotov, Nanit Robotics won the third place and $15,000. It is the developer of edtech solution for kids and adults in STEM, allowing to learn engineering skills in creative process.
About IT Arena
Since 2014, IT Arena has annually brought members of the Ukrainian and Eastern European tech communities together for one special event. The conference typically attracts more than 5,000 tech professionals from over 40 countries. These professionals come to IT Arena from all areas of tech – from large companies like Google, F1, Spotify, Tesla to local startups like Liki24, Legal Nodes, AXDRAFT.
In 2022, IT Arena was themed “Ukraine 3.0: Brave. Resilient. Digital”. The event gathered almost 1000 participants, the world acknowledged experts, charity foundations, and ambitious Ukrainian startups demonstrating Ukraine’s resilience and advancement in tech.