ABOUT CLUSTER

Developing an environment for technology business

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About us

Kharkiv IT Cluster - Kharkiv-based NGO since 2015 unites the leading IT companies, local authorities and higher education institutions to introduce comprehensive changes into IT ecosystem of the city.

The objectives of the project are to promote the city as the best location for Ukrainian and foreign IT companies and  gradual transformation of Kharkiv into a national-scale IT center.

The mission of the Kharkiv IT Cluster is to develop a favorable environment for IT business in the Kharkiv region.

History

Kharkiv IT Cluster was created in 2015 by 6 Kharkiv IT companies: AltexSoft, Insart, Promodo, Sloboda Studio, Telesens and Videal - to jointly walk through the challenges of that period: the risks perceptions with Kharkiv borders and IT resources flee.

The key Cluster focus of 2015-2016 was to build the strong IT community and international network to protect Kharkiv IT ecosystem.

The key achievements were:   

  • establishing the strong legal and advocacy practice that successfully helped protect the local IT businesses
  • establishing strong embassy relations to promote removal of “risks zone” mark on Kharkiv by US, Canada
  • closer IT community networking

Within 2016 the risks were well managed so by the 2017 the new focuses emerged: attractiveness of Kharkiv as innovative and developing IT location and support for capacity development.

The 2016-2017 key achievements were:   

  • launch of the educational platforms: kids2IT, students2IT, Unicorns  
  • launch of the Professional Talks: Legal, Marketing, Finance, HR and professional business breakfasts
  • launch of the professional services within the IT Cluster

In 2018 we continue to work on IT community growth and development of IT ecosystem, targeting the education, city infrastructure, innovative Kharkiv PR and Cluster Value-Added Services.

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Team

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Olga Shapoval
Executive Director
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Oksana Kobzar
Head of Legal Committee
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Alyona Belyaeva
PR&Communications manager
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Tatiana Kurtova
Office Manager
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Anastasiia Funkendorf
Project Coordinator
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Yuliia Demianiv
Junior Project Manager
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Darya Tamanova
Intern
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Kateryna Malbiieva
Project Coordinator
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Dasha Zozulya
Intern
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Ksenia Hornar
Intern
Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Artem Vovchenko
Intern
Kharkiv IT Cluster

Supervisory Board

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Oleksandr Medovoi
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
President & CEO
AltexSoft
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    Igor Braginsky
    CEO NIX United
    NIX Solutions
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      Gennadiy Bukshevalov
      DevCenter Director
      Softserve
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        Roman Katerynchyk
        CEO & Founder
        Artjoker
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          Alexander Kolb
          CEO
          Promodo
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            Eduard Rubin
            Head of Supervisory Board
            Telesens
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              Vasyl Soloshchuk
              СЕО & Owner
              Insart
                kholodenko About Us
                Aleksey Kholodenko
                CEO
                CodeIT
                  yakovlev About Us
                  Dmitry Yakovlev
                  Co-founder
                  Videal

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