UNFPA Ukraine x School of ME

Accelerator for social enterprises

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EMBRACEBreak the circle

International levelThe project "EMBRACE: Strengthening national and regional mechanisms for building an adaptive, accountable and cost-effective system for combating and preventing gender-based violence" is being implemented in Ukraine by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
Financial independence of womenThanks to the project, a pilot initiative, theCareer Hub, has already been launched, where women who have experienced gender-based violence can receive advice on increasing economic independence and professional development.
Entrepreneurial talentThe accelerator for social enterprises, implemented by the School of ME, aims to develop 10 social enterprises that share the goal of EMBRACE and support women.

Accelerator

November 2021 - Visits and evaluation

Experts of the School of ME team get acquainted with representatives of enterprises.

December 2021 - Development plans

During the fair of social enterprises in Kyiv, experts and entrepreneurs identified KPIs.

January to December 2022 -Active phase 

Performing trainings, sessions, business- and marketing plans.

March 2022 - Reporting

A lot of work has been done, it's time to take stock and be proud of yourself. 

Social enterprises

Ten accelerator enterprises that will shine with new colors in the spring 2022

"Greenhouses of a good field" (Dobropillia)
We grow salads and spices, and create conditions for socialization, development of professional potential and financial stability of women who are in vulnerable situations or have suffered from violence.
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Social atelier Butterfly (Lviv)
The atelier provides services in the field of tailoring, textiles, knitted and embroidered products, and the atelier also creates opportunities for women's self-development, in particular, trainings and personal supervision are organized for employees of the enterprise.
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Social atelier Butterfly (Lviv)
The atelier provides services in the field of tailoring, textiles, knitted and embroidered products, and the atelier also creates opportunities for women's self-development, in particular, trainings and personal supervision are organized for employees of the enterprise.
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Estet-studio "Source of beauty in Monaco" (Vinnitsa)
Aesthetic studio that provides pedicure and podological services. Our mission is to help women and girls who have suffered from gender-based domestic violence, strengthen their potential and become economically independent.
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W2W: WOMEN TO WOMEN (Cherkasy)
Sewing micro-enterprise for sewing eco-bags and knitting eco-bags in the technique of macrame with an online store.
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Imprint studio "My space" at the Public Association "Social Enterprise "Training and Production Center" (Poltava)
Imprint studio. We will create exclusive clothes for you, taking into account all your wishes!
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ADoro Cafe (Kryvyi Rih)
Coffee shop with Italian coffee, breakfasts and light evening snacks. Branded coffee and hot drinks, in winter – tea, in summer – lemonades, smoothies, ice cream.

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"New Life" (Zaporizhia)
Development and manufacture of children's designers, blanks for children's creativity, household and interior products, creativity and design. The range includes many products for the manufacture of which only high-quality plywood is used.
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Coffee house GG Space (Nikolaev)
The coffee shop, which provides comprehensive psychological and consulting services on the basis of the GG space "Career Development Office" aimed at strengthening the economic capacity of women who have suffered from domestic violence.
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Visual content studio ENJI - Light & Shadow (Kherson)
Photo and video services: studio shooting, reporting, field photo shoots, photos of goods / services. Our goal: to ensure the economic independence of women by obtaining conditions for running their own business in creating photo / video content.
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Fair of social enterprises"Key to freedom"


From December 10 to December 12, 2021, a fair-presentation of the Accelerator participants took place in Kyiv.Among other guests who visited the cafe and the market was the First Lady of the country Olena Zelenska.

Learn.Motivate.Create.

Set ambitious goals, be afraid and go forward, open up to the world and discover the world - the participants of the Accelerator will have an exciting journey, not only business, but also personal.

Team of mentorsEach company is accompanied by a mentor who supports and helps to develop.

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Mila Yazvinska

Marketing and communications expert with more than 10 years of experience in corporations, IT startups, government and non-governmental organizations; mentor of teams in educational projects. Marketing and Communications Manager, School of ME.

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Denis Bortnikov

Trainer in crowdfunding and mindfulness, facilitator of educational events, mentor of teams in incubation and acceleration programs for entrepreneurs.Project and community manager of the School of ME.

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Grigory Kravtsov

Expert in strategic planning, analyst, mentor of more than 20 SMEs from the service sector, agricultural sector, biotechnology, IT sector and others. Project manager and analyst atthe School of ME.

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Yuriy Lopatynskyi

Executive Director of the Walnut House Charitable Foundation, founder and head of the Walnut House social enterprise (Lviv), the company directs part of the profits to the project to support women.

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Oleg Zdrenyk

Trainer and mentor in social entrepreneurship, founder of the social bakery "Dobrodiy" and the social sewing workshop "Dobrodiy Oleg Zdrenyk 2.0".

Accelerator ExpertsTraining sessions with people whose experience and skills are raised by corporations and states.

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Andrew Shimmer

Co-founder and first dean of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School (1999-2008), president and senior consultant of the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute of Malaysia (2008-11), president of the Kyiv School of Economics (2012-14), Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (2014), first director of the UCU School of Management (2015-2016). Now he is the co-founder and chairman of the board of the Schumpeter School of Innovation and the managing partner of the strategic workshop breakthrough.in.ua.

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Mykhailo Krikunov

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chartered Marketer (Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, 1999). Dean of Kyiv Business School, Chairman of the Board of the Cluster Development Agency Clust-ua. Teacher, consultant in management, marketing and economic development (cluster approach), top manager, specialist methodologist of adult education, MBA program developer, corporate program trainer, business / career / scientific mentor. He has more than 30 years of experience in management and teaching, research, business consulting, training in the field of marketing and management.

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Artem Kornetsky

Doctor of Philosophy, associate professor, co-founder and head of the educational organization School of ME, associate professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University, co-founder of the Ukrainian Social Venture Fund.