Growth Hacking

Marketing assistance for startups

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The project is implemented with the support of the «USAID Program «Competitive Economy of Ukraine»»

About the project

idealers Creative Marketing Agency watch the agency's presentation launched the Growth Hacking startup Challenge. The initiative is supported by USAID Program Copetitve Ukraine Economy. The main goal of the program is to join the startup ecosystem and expansion of the startups into Global markets.

10 startups will be picked into the finals, where idealers will provide a scope of services, helping business in terms of product or service market launch, increase their investment attractiveness and would accelerate their growth. The scope of services inclutes the following:

Brand positioning

Brand positioning

Brand identity

Brand identity

Pitch Deck

Pitch Deck

How it was in 2023

How it was in 2023
months of cooperation

Who would fit into the Challenge:

Startups, operating in AI, Fintech, Legal Tech, Mertech, Health, EdTech, Biotech, Medtech, SaaS, AR/VR IoT Blockchain, Agrotech, HR Tech, Foodtech
Startups with finalized MVP and ready for the market launch
Startups with real traction on local and/or international markets
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Challenge Stages:


Public call

The collection of applications will begin on November 8 and will continue 2 weeks.


Gathering Applications

The collection of grant applications has been extended until November 21


Applications Review

Analysis of received applications within 1 week.
The agency and the jury will select 20 startups that will advance to the finals.


Pitch Day

Each startup will be given 90 seconds to pitch, and the jury will have 90 seconds for clarifying questions.

November 30th
Unit.City offline

10 successful startups will be selected as the winners of the project.


Jury members:

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Daria Yaniieva

Investment Director at Sigma Software Group

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Yana Paladiieva

Head of projects and programs - USF

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Natalia Petrova

Project manager at USAID

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Vadym Gordeev

CEO at Idealers

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Oleksandr Yatsenko

Principal at SMOK Ventures.

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Olivia Milton

CMO at


Important: Startups with dual purpose and military products are not accepted for the program tech.