Safari Diary. Sept'18. Day 1

Agenda: Ukraine Tech Gem conference

With almost 10,000 km behind us, our big and friendly group – this time it's 25 people from 13 teams – successfully landed at San Francisco airport. Taking the first breath you can tell that the ocean is close by. The gusty wind refreshes a body tired after a long flight and queues at passport control. However, not everyone can yet sense that it's the wind of change.

There is almost no time to look around. Ukraine Tech Gem conference at Hyatt Regency San Francisco is ahead, which means – a lot of useful information and new contacts. The time has come to meet potential clients, mentors and investors, give out your business cards and test out your pitches, previously prepared in Kyiv, on American audience. No buildup and no postponing «for later». Full speed ahead!

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Ukraine Tech Gem is a conference organized by Ukrainians in San Francisco. It is unique in that this is the first time the Ukrainian IT and startup industry representatives gather in such quantity and quality all in one place to present Ukraine’s intellectual, technological and business potential to American business community. The conference was organized in the shortest time – in only two months, by our Happy Farm business accelerator, European Business Association, EPAM outsourcing IT company and U.S.-Ukraine Business Council with the help of numerous Ukrainian and American partners. Over 500 representatives of IT, startup and venture businesses from Ukraine and the US – startups, product and service companies, angel investors, venture funds, students and Ukrainian diaspora have participated in Ukraine Tech Gem. A closed VIP reception was also held there, in Hyatt Regency at the end of the conference with special guests, speakers and investors taking part.

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