UKRAINIAN CIRCLE

Kyiv Team

About Kyiv

Kyiv is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnipro. The population is around 3 million making Kyiv the 7th populous city in Europe.

Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural entre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions, and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kyiv Metro.

Kyiv is the undisputed center of business and commerce of Ukraine and home to the country´s largest companies, such as Naftohaz Ukrainy, Enerhorynok and Kyivstar. Real Estate is one of the major forces in Kyiv´s economy. It ranks high in terms of commercial real estate for it is here where the country´s tallest office buildings (such as Gulliver and Parus) and some of Ukraine´s biggest shopping malls (such as Dream Town and Ocean Plaza) are located.

Kyiv hosts many universities, the major ones being Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, the National Technical University "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. Of these, the Mohyla Academy is the oldest outright, having been founded as a theological school in 1632, however the Shevchenko University, which was founded in 1834, is the oldest in continuous operation. The total number of institutions of higher education in Kyiv approaches 200, allowing young people to pursue almost any line of study.
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UNIT.City

UNIT.City is Ukraine’s first innovation park. It is the location where matchless infrastructure and all-inclusive ecosystem enable high technology, innovative and creative businesses to happen and flourish. The mission of UNIT.City is to create a unique innovation platform where advanced companies, start-ups and mavens get an opportunity to cross paths and work together ramping up their growth and honing quality.
Kirill MazurHead of Ecosystem & Partnerships
Kirill is running a team responsible for building the UNIT.City ecosystem. He focuses on an establishment of new local and international partnerships, as well as on bringing new corporate innovation programs to UNIT.City. Prior to UNIT.City, Kirill was a managing partner of a VC investment fund with $25 mln. under management. During his management period the total value of the invested companies increased by almost 800% (from $8 million to $70 million).
Rafael Gattringer

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