About the project
About the founders
Ucluster was founded by Sergei Sokolenko and Stanislav Sokolenko (1936-2014). Sergei is an angel investor and is currently leading product management in the Berlin office of Snowflake. In the past, he worked in product management at Google, Amazon and Microsoft in the United States and also founded Cuesense, a startup for text analytics. Stanislav Sokolenko was a well-known Ukrainian economist and chairman of the board of Ukrimpex. 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.