Our Team for Ukraine
Meet Roman, our National Lead for Ukraine!
What is your background?
Roman advises green startups as well as corporates and develops ecosystems for low-carbon entrepreneurship in Ukraine since 2009. He co-created TeslaCamp & Hack4Energy contests and brought to Ukraine international cleantech competitions, including ClimateLaunchpad and PowerUp. Since January 2017 Roman is the team leader for EBRD’s Climate Innovation Vouchers project managed by Greencubator.
Roman is also co-founder of the volunteering initiative
Group 35 aimed to help Ukrainian Armed Forces units with the necessary tactical equipment during the war.
Why did you become a country lead / why does your organization want to arrange ClimateLaunchpad in your country?
Greencubator’s mission is to connect energy talents and drive green entrepreneurship. ClimateLaunchpad ignites the creation of new green teams and startups. We want to unite our efforts in creating more successful cleantech startups in Ukraine and for the world.
Why do you think this competition is important?
Green entrepreneurs are the key to solving the climate crisis. Ukraine’s green economy ecosystem is in the making, and ClimateLaunchpad’s expertise and network will accelerate the growth of early-stage green startups.
How does your organization support cleantech start-ups?
Greencubator builds an ecosystem for green startups in Ukraine: hackathons, demo days, and educational programs. We connect energy innovators with international partners, educate the market about the green economy, and evangelize VCs and media.