We are pleased to introduce you to a new initiative that will change the way IT companies can collaborate and grow in a challenging period of turbulence.
“IT Cluster in the Cloud” is a project created by Kharkiv IT Cluster with the support of the USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine Programme to provide support and cluster services for all IT companies interested in staying alive and growing in uncertain times.
🚀 About the project
A cluster is about belonging to a community and a certain region. Usually, if you have an office in a city, you can join the local community. But the war has changed the approach to unification. Many companies were forced to relocate their IT specialists scattered all over the country and the world. This transition to working with remote teams has created new challenges and limitations for businesses.
Kharkiv IT Cluster is a community that has grown significantly during the full-scale invasion, as consolidation is the way to survive. Today it has more than 270 members and partners. Over the years, Kharkiv IT Cluster has created a unique package of cluster services for IT businesses that help them survive and grow.
This experience inspired us to launch a new project “IT Cluster in the Cloud” together with the USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine Programme, an initiative aimed at supporting small and medium-sized businesses.
⭐️ Project goal and values
The goal of our project is to scale up support for small and medium-sized IT companies whose specialists have been displaced across Ukraine and the world, leaving their hearts in their hometowns.
- Why is it important? We want to strengthen the resilience of your local IT business as it goes global, increasing its ability to sell, hire talent (or at least retain existing talent), and attract investment.
- How does it work? We provide IT companies with access to expert support, cluster services, and networking opportunities.
🤝 Unique opportunities for you
Support and protection
You will have access to cluster services that will help you run your IT business even during the war. We have already developed a plan of measures to provide consultations on sales, marketing, recruitment, legal support and much more.
You will have access to the most up-to-date information and expertise in the IT sector.
In our virtual space, you will join a community of professionals with whom you can share experiences, ideas and best practices. Communicate, collaborate and find new ways to grow your business.
By joining the IT Cluster in the Cloud, you will:
- Increase the resilience of your business.
- Get insights on how to better position yourself in front of customers and increase sales.
- Strengthen your HR brand and be able to hire and retain talented employees even in turbulent times.
💸 Cost of participation
The cost of basic participation in the project activities is covered by the USAID Competitive Economy Program.
The USAID Competitive Economy Program supports start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to increase their competitiveness in Ukraine’s domestic and international markets, helps build a simplified and transparent business climate, and provides Ukrainian companies with opportunities to take advantage of international trade.
⌛️ Project duration
The first stage of the project will last 6 months and include a portfolio of cluster services that will result in increased sustainability of participating IT companies, their ability to sell and hire talent, and attract investment.
Fill out the application form and get a unique cluster service without geographical restrictions!
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