Startup awards 2020
LIFT99, together with Vector & Restream are launching Ukrainian Startup Awards 2020. The awards will highlight founders, investors and other important startup community players in 11 nominations. Nomination is open to all. Winner will be chosen by a peer-jury.
What is Ukrainian Startup Awards
Ukrainian Startup Awards is the official wrap-up and summary of the local startup scene in 2020. We are proud to include all levels of our local startup community in order to recognize the brightest achievers and most inspiring activists in 11 separate award categories. Vector will be the official story-teller of the event - as we are a part of the startup community.

Why is this ceremony important?
Expert Jury: Founders, angel investors, VC partners ONLY as the jury for the nominated companies & persons
All levels of our local startup community inclusion — place to meet Pre-seed and unicorn founders
Possibility to find new people into your team, investors or clients
Handpicked network opportunity
Vector will write about winners
Why Startup Awards?
Ukrainian startup ecosystem is growing fast. A few years ago, Ukraine was mostly known for its amazing dev power but more and more startups are now recognizing their Ukrainian roots, more and more founders are eager to get started right here in Ukraine!

It means that the local founders can really learn from each other, share their already existing know-how and expertise, and create a wider pool of valuable global contacts by collaborating.

Ukrainian Startup Awards is a great way to wrap-up the success stories of 2020 and build a technological community.

Ukrainian startup ecosystem is growing fast. A few years ago, Ukraine was mostly known for its amazing dev power but more and more startups are now recognizing their Ukrainian roots, more and more founders are eager to get started right here in Ukraine!

It means that the local founders can really learn from each other, share their already existing know-how and expertise, and create a wider pool of valuable global contacts by collaborating.

Ukrainian Startup Awards is a great way to wrap-up the success stories of 2020 and build a technological community.
How to participate?
Ukrainian Startup Awards is an intention to highlight a product, team or founder that you personally like. Anyone can participate in the selection of nominees. Write the name of the startup in the form under the corresponding category. Qualified jury will select winners of each category.

Vector will be telling about Ukrainian Startup Awards, nominees, and winners.

Ukrainian Startup Awards is an intention to highlight a product, team or founder that you personally like. Anyone can participate in the selection of nominees. Write the name of the startup in the form under the corresponding category. Qualified jury will select winners of each category.

Vector will be telling about Ukrainian Startup Awards, nominees and winners.
Whom and how to nominate?
Suggest us your favorite startups and products that you use yourself. Nominate world-changing Ukrainian startups. Highlight the investors you think do the coolest investments in the future. Spend a few minutes to apply.

The jury will select winners from among those whom you propose.

Suggest us your favorite startups and products that you use yourself. Nominate world-changing Ukrainian startups. Highlight the investors you think do the coolest investments in the future. Spend a few minutes to apply.

The jury will select winners from among those whom you propose.
What are the nominations?
In each of the nominations you can suggest a startup or founder
The Bulletproof Startup of 2020
This category highlights mature startups that turned the pandemic into one of their best years. Let's give credit to those who has not only risen and made a big boom, but those who, already caring a huge responsibility of teams, users, investments, have not slowed down, but hit back, passing the pandemic test at their best and showing their bulletproof character.
The Stereotype Crusher of 2020
Positive role models have a huge impact on the decisions our next generation is already making today. In this category, we're looking for road-pavers leading the way to more equality and inclusiveness.
The Foreign Startup of 2020
Ukraine's fast-growing startup scene is home to hundreds of foreign
companies, which come to build their engineering and product teams
in here. Their Ukrainian might not be perfect yet, but they are eager to
learn the culture and give a way to the best talents.
The Wise Wallet of 2020
The best investors are team players, gate openers and bridge builders. They lift a startup with all their resources, including their connections and know-how, giving meaning to the phrase "Smart Money". We're hoping to see at least 2 investments in 2020 from all nominees.
The Big Bang of 2020
In this category we're looking for startups who did something big and loud in 2020. Maybe a pivot? A product launch? An impressive campaign? Or a new location? Their achievement impressed and inspired us all!
The Bootstrap Badger of 2020
There are plenty of paths to success for a young startup, with funds or without. In this category we wish to praise the creativity, courage and teamwork required to survive bootstrap mode — we're looking for a startup that has raised under $200k, really stood out from the rest.
The Revenue Hack of 2020
We're looking for revenue-making machines! They've hacked their way to success and shown us all how to make money as a startup.
The Impact Visionary of 2020
This startup measures their success by the impact they have in the world and on the future of humanity. May it be in edtech, greentech, medtech — this startup had a breakthrough in 2020 in a field that really matters, with a novel solution that solves a real problem.
The Giving Back Powerhouse of 2020
A person, even an organisation that gives back to Ukrainian Startup Community without asking. They have a passion and a mission that makes our startup community stronger. The impact of their efforts resonates to the entire society.
The Founder of the Year 2020
What is the Oscars without the Best Picture? The same as Startup Awards without the Founder of the Year. Whether to judge their boldness, empathy, creativity or wit for numbers... the choice is yours. One thing is clear — this person deserves a VERY loud applause by the end of 2020!
The Startup Sector of 2020
Which sector rocked the startup scene in 2020? Was there a pattern? A trend? Help us to notice it (and maybe even list a few names)!
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