Student projects on Virtual Incubation Program

26.08.2021 13:35

WheelKeep startup took part in the final of the training Virtual Incubation Program (VIP)

On August 20, The 16 best teams participating in VIP competed for funding (grant) for project development from CRDF Global. The founder and leader of WheelKeep, Pavlo Herman, presented to the judges his team's development — an invisible system to protect a bicycle from theft.

ABOUT OUR FINALISTS — a student startup, born within the walls of Noosphere Engineering School in Dnipro, WheelKeep has already launched pre-sales for the first batch of its smart devices! 
Pavlo Herman — CEO of the project and a fourth year student at DNU.

Pavlo jokingly calls himself Chief of Everything Officer:) It is he who coordinates product development, encourages the team to teamwork, presents the project in innovative competitions, is looking for new opportunities for the intensive development of the project, etc. etc.  
Respect to Pavlo for a cool pitch in English that he delivered in the final of the Virtual Incubation Program. 
Pavo tells us, "Participation in the program turned out to be useful in several ways: we improved our understanding of the financial model and market entry strategy, worked out the Pitch Deck for our startup in more details. Personally, I have improved my presentation skills in English, which will be of great help in future interaction with English-speaking investors and customers of WheelKeep devices.
However, the main achievement of our team – a feedback from mentors and personal acquaintance with them! Mentors' interest in our product and belief in our project inspires." 


VIP —is an all-Ukrainian intensive training program for student and science-intensive innovative projects, which lasted from 9th till 20th of August 2021. The aim of the VIP was to provide opportunities for the development of students, scientists, graduates, and socially important digital business.
Over ten days, the participants attended evening online sessions with experts: workshops, lectures, seminars, practical trainings and had access to an exclusive knowledge base. Each activity was accompanied by experienced Ukrainian and foreign mentors.
Apart from WheelKeep startup, several more projects of our students were selected for the VIP:
 •    SignalIO (Noosphere Engineering School KPI, Kyiv) 
•    Ibath (Noosphere Engineering School KPI, Kyiv) 
•    PancakeSat (Noosphere Engineering School Cherkasy) 
•    EasyMetters Noosphere Engineering School Cherkasy) 
•    YourAirTest (Noosphere Engineering School Dnipro) 
•    GuideAR (Noosphere Engineering School Rivne) 
•    Infusion Light (Noosphere Engineering School Dnipro) 
•    Custom Would (Noosphere Engineering School Zhytomyr) 
•    AR School (Noosphere Engineering School Zhytomyr)


We are grateful to the organizers of Virtual Incubation Program for a useful experience for our teams! The main organizers of the event:
Ukrainian Hub— an organization created to support Ukrainian startups by fostering collaboration and connections with global leaders in startup ecosystems.  
CRDF Global — an independent non-profit organization promoting safety, reliability, and resilience through science and innovation.