Mission Possible launches an open call for Batch II for early-stage startups

The Kyiv-based Mission Possible venture-building program, supported by the Ukraine-Moldova American Enterprise Fund (UMAEF), has announced AIN‘s team a launching a second round for early-stage startups. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center INNOV8, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and the startup community LIFT99 Kyiv Hub supported the program.

  • Mission Possible is a transformative offline venture-building program, launched with the support of the Ukraine-Moldova American Enterprise Fund in September 2023, aimed at building and scaling Ukrainian startups. The first batch wrapped up with 20 entrepreneurs on board. The fresh batch will last from September 2024 to February 2025.
  • Ukraine-Moldova American Enterprise Fund (UMAEF) is a regional fund with $285 million in capital, operating in Ukraine and Moldova over 29 years focusing on investment in small and medium-sized businesses.

Mission Possible has managed to bring together a community of over 100 people — experts and founders keen on startup growth. The program addresses key early-stage entrepreneurial challenges, providing participants with essential knowledge, access to global markets, and capital through networking and partnerships with international organizations,

Anton Waschuk, Director of Innovation, Education, and Entrepreneurship at Ukraine-Moldova American Enterprise Fund.

Who can participate:

  • Founders with technical and engineering backgrounds, tech and particularly AI enthusiasts;
  • Entrepreneurs looking to transition into tech;
  • Bright students and scholars;
  • Individuals who have worked in startups in various roles and are ready for their journey;
  • Experienced professionals with strong domain expertise and insight;
  • Repeat founders.

The program offers:

  • Connections with advanced international ecosystems in Europe, the UK, and the USA;
  • Access to investments within the program;
  • A community of like-minded individuals and learning from successful founders and mentors from 100+ leading tech companies and startups.

Learn more about participation conditions, selection stages, and program opportunities via the link. Applications are open until August 12, 2024, inclusive.