Our story

About the project

About the founders

Ucluster was founded by Sergei Sokolenko and Stanislav Sokolenko (1936-2014). Sergei is an angel investor, heads product management for Streaming Analytics at Google, and in the past led product management at Amazon and Microsoft. He also founded Cuesense, a startup for text analytics. Stanislav Sokolenko was a well-known Ukrainian economist and chairman of the board of Ukrimpex. He served as First Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Head of Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Working at the UN in the 1980s, in Austria, as head of technical assistance programs for India, China and Korea, Stanislav analyzed new production systems based on networks (clusters). Returning to Ukraine, he popularized cluster education and became a co-founder of construction, textile and tourism clusters in the Khmelnytsky region.

About our work

Ucluster connects Ukrainian regional clusters of entrepreneurs, academia and local authorities. To Ukrainian startup founders and cluster participants, we offer news on startups and regional clusters both in Ukraine and abroad, and organize events that bring the Ukrainian cluster community together. To investors in the United States and elsewhere, we provide insights into the growth of promising startups in Ukraine. Soon, Ucluster will open a new startup accelerator in Kyiv, focusing on angel investments in promising Ukrainian IT startups. A conference and startup competition will be held annually to select technology startups for the accelerator. Ucluster is based in Seattle, Washington, USA.
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About us

The team

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Sergei Sokolenko

Managing Director
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Stanislav Sokolenko

Founder
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Dariia Sokolenko

Editor