A platform for searching volunteers called VolunData and an app with the nearest healthy food restaurants EatLook won the fight among students’ startups based on the results of international Summer StartUp Camp.
The network of business-incubators YEP! organized a startup camp for 65 students from Ukraine and Moldova. For five days and for free it’s participants were taught how to think in an entrepreneurial way and to create projects.
“Many people dream of being volunteers, for example, on music festivals but don’t know how bring it into reality. On the other hand, people organizing these events are looking for such volunteers. Our platform is a meeting point for volunteers and people who organize different events,” said Khrystiya Ieremchuk, the co-founder of the winner-project VolunDate from Kiev.
An application aimed at helping to find the best journey Travel Time also landed among the top 3. One of the creators of this startup, Nadiia Dmytriieva from Kiev, is certain about the future demand for the project,
“Travel agencies, as a rule, offer too typical or costly solutions for journeys and people are too lazy to find journey options themselves. We offer a platform where every person can find all necessary information in accordance with his or her interests and desired route, namely the information concerning documents, visa, country, phrase-book and check-list for self-organization.”
Travel Time shared third place with the platform called Happy Parenting, which provides consultation for parents on issues of children’s development and upbringing
“Young parents often don’t know where to find appropriate information on proper child upbringing. Many seek for advice from parents or friends, only few resort to professional services. We offer expert consultations not only online but also in real life,” stressed Silvia Bibol, the CEO of the project from Moldova.
Overall 18 startup teams competed in Summer StartUp Camp. The best ones were chosen on the basis of relevance of topic, innovativeness of ideas and quality of pitching. The judging panel consisted of YEP! partners.
“We introduced a new nomination on this battle of ideas – The Most Promising Startup. It is remarkable that our choice coincided with the general outcome – the platform for searching volunteers for various events VolunDate. To speak generally, each team displayed creativity and unorthodox thinking in their presentations. Social orientation of projects is another positive feature worth mentioning,” stated the member of judging panel, an employee of IT-company Lucky Labs Ksenia Shevchenko.
Several days earlier Sergii Khlivnenko, Project Manager of Developing Department from Lucky Labs, held a workshop called Time-Management and Personal Efficiency for students of Summer StartUp Camp.