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MAYAK INNOVATSIY - a podcast hosted by the CEO of UNIT.City Dominique Piotet. Tech News & Tech Dudes. From Ukraine to the World.

MAYAK INNOVATSIY - a podcast hosted by the CEO of UNIT.City Dominique Piotet. Tech News & Tech Dudes. From Ukraine to the World.




MAYAK INNOVATSIY - a podcast hosted by the CEO of UNIT.City Dominique Piotet. Tech News & Tech Dudes. From Ukraine to the World.




Mayak Innovatsiy_Vadim Rogovsky from 3DLOOK _S.4_Ep#12

Vadim Rogovsky is CEO & Co-Founder at 3DLOOK which is transforming fashion retail and manufacturing industries by providing contactless real-time body measurements and size recommendations to end consumers. Raised money from some of the most prominent investors - 500 Startups, Boost VC, Natalia Vodianova, and received the LVMH Innovation Award. We were talking about 3D scanning technology, the future of fashion, trends in retail and consumer behavior, and sweatpants as a world...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Andriy Fedoriv_S.4_Ep#11

Andriy Fedoriv is Founder and CEO of creative investment company FEDORIV GROUP, which include: FEDORIV AGENCY (international marketing agency), FEDORIV HUB (the next-level event platform & public multimedia space), FEDORIV VLOG (YouTube channel with 100 000+ subscribers). We were discussing what it means to be a Brand Father and creative capitalist, how to create global brands, and make early-stage investments. Also, we touched on such topics as freedom and inspiration. Thanks for the sound...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Oleg Kurchenko from Binaryx_S.4_Ep#10

Oleg Kurchenko is Founder & CEO of Binaryx Exchange, Buying, Selling, and Trading Cryptocurrencies. We were talking about trends in the crypto world, mining, hackers, tokenization of everything, NFT, and the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.


Mayak Innovatsiy_Andreas Flodström from Beetroot_S.4_Ep#9

Andreas Flodström is an entrepreneur & CEO. 9 years ago he moved from Sweden to Ukraine and co-founded the Swedish-Ukrainian IT companies Beetroot & Beetroot Academy, now totaling 500+ team members. Beetroot helps VC-funded startups and large enterprises to scale their R&D capacity, in a sustainable way. Beetroot Academy teaches intensive IT courses and has 3,200 graduates, 70% of which were employed in IT within 6 months after graduation. We were talking about running IT business in...


Mayak Innovatsiy_L'Oreal Ukraine & Supplio_S.4_Ep#8

This episode aims to bridge the gap between large corporations and startups and show how they collaborate. On behalf of the corporation is Mark Sawchuk, Country Manager at L'Oreal Ukraine. Startups are represented by Adam Golovenko, Founder of Supplio, a platform that integrates suppliers and beauty salons into a single system. We were talking about innovations in the beauty industry and the ideas startups bring to traditional businesses. This episode was Zoomed due to quarantine...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Dasha Kichuk from Effa_S.4_Ep#7

Dasha Kichuk is CEO and Co-Founder of Effa which is creating sustainable products, aiming to replace disposable plastics around the World. Together with her husband Dasha launched Effa company to create toothbrushes made of paper. Among clients of Effa are famous hotel chains, airlines, and even Netflix. This episode was recorded in NEST, a space in UNIT.City entirely dedicated to the startups. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Mark Patchett from Growth Shop_S.4_Ep#6

Mark Patchett is e-commerce Entrepreneur and Founder of Growth Shop, an international marketing agency and one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the world. In less than 2 years, GS has grown by more than $ 1 billion. The company’s offices are based in the UK, Ukraine and Vietnam. We’ve been talking about e-commerce. How does it work? What are the key components of growing a company online? Why Tik Tok is cool, and how to use it? Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Max Gurvits from Vitosha Venture Partners_S.4_Ep#5

Max Gurvits is a US/European entrepreneur, Chief Host at Summit Summit & Partner at Vitosha Venture Partners. Active in Europe and the Middle East as startup advisor and investor, Max is particularly focused on Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Also, Max runs TRACTION Camp, a series of three-day workshops with Silicon Valley operators, for top founders in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. We’ve been talking about new normal in events, and on the startup & investments scene, about Ukraine as a...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Daniel Szemerey from Health Venture Lab_S.4_Ep#4

Daniel Szemerey co-founded and spearheads the growth of Health Venture Lab, a pan-European Healthtech accelerator with offices in Hungary, Spain and Poland. HVL covers the full pipeline, from need-based research, through early-stage product-market fit iteration, to growth-stage companies. If you want to apply, pls go: We were talking about MedTech trends, immortality and the merging of humans and machines - how soon will it happen? Thanks for the sound engineering of the...


Mayak Innovatsiy_IVAN DORN_S.4_Ep#3

Ivan Dorn is a singer, DJ and producer, MTV European Music Awards winner. His music combines elements of house, disco, pop, jazz, funk, UK garage, hip-hop and soul. He is a champion in ballroom dancing and sailing. He is also good in chess, tennis and football. In 2016, Ivan started Masterskaya, a music hub and an independent music label focused on bringing the exciting sound of Ukrainian underground to the main stage. We were talking about rebelliousness, American dream, the identity of...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Andrii Degeler_TechEU_S.4_Ep#2

Andrii Degeler is a journalist and podcast host based in the Netherlands. He is covering tech news since 2007 for Tech.EU, Engadget, TNW, Ars Technica UK, the Kyiv Post, and more. We’ve been talking about recent tech news, and about the perception of the Ukrainian IT-ecosystem in Europe. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.


Mayak Innovatsiy_Yura Lazebnikov_WePlay Esports_S.4_Ep#1

Yura Lazebnikov is a managing partner of esports media holding company WePlay Esports which is developing esports studios and arenas from Kyiv to Los Angeles. We discussed trends in esports, spectacular tournaments, earnings of top-ranking players, and Ukraine's advantages in terms of esports. Thanks for the sound engineering of the podcast to Masterskaya.Space and especially to Pasha Cecetov.


Mayak Innovatsiy_Giorgi Iukuridze_SHABO

Giorgi Iukuridze — co-founder of SHABO, the biggest and the most innovative winery in Ukraine. We’ve been talking about technologies in agriculture and in winemaking. What is so special about Ukrainian wine? Which technologies do help winemakers? Can we trust a robot sommelier? How did COVID change the consumption of wine? Is that true that a glass of sparkling wine could be equal to a 30 min walk in a park? Listen to learn more about winemaking, and cheers for a New Year! Thanks for the...


Mayak Innovatsiy_S.3_Episode#5_Alex ZeroGravity Kokhanovskyy_UPEA

Alexander "ZeroGravity" Kokhanovskyy has more than 20 years of experience in the esports and the gaming industry. He is the CEO & Co-Owner of DreamTeam - the first esports and gaming recruitment and management network. He built the 2nd most popular and one of the most successful teams in the history of esports - Natus Vincere (Na`Vi) and is the Co-Owner of ESForce, the 3rd biggest esports entity funded by USM Holdings (shareholder of,, Megafon, etc.) with $100 mln investment...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Season#3_Episode#4_Jan Peter de Jong_Microsoft Ukraine

Jan Peter de Jong has over 20 years of sales and management experience in digital transformation. As a Country Manager of Microsoft in Ukraine, Jan Peter is focusing on digitization, philanthropy, education, and the overall progress of Ukraine. Jan Peter graduated with a master's in Astronomy at Leiden University in The Netherlands. Thanks to scientific research at the beginning of his career, and his passion for the applicable project management, he shifted from pure science to...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Season#3_Episode#3_Vitaly

Vitaly Sych — Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Novoye Vremya”, one of the leading media in Ukraine. We were talking about the standards of genuine journalistic, about media as a business, about fake news and social media as a massive phenomenon, about technologies such as AI behind the modern media, and its chances to compete with a human being in journalism. Also, from this episode, you can find out what topic is more popular in Ukraine — sex or politics. For topical news from Ukraine pls...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Season#3_Episode#2_Alex Bornyakov_Diia City

Alex Bornyakov — Deputy Minister of The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine in charge of IT. We were talking about Diia City, a special legal framework for the IT industry. Also, we’ve discussed E-residence, paperless initiatives, digitalization of entrepreneurship tools and tax system, simplifying entry for IT-employees from other countries, and the attraction of investment to Ukraine. The episode was recorded on October 9, 2020, exactly a year ago Alex Bornyakov had joined The...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Season#3_Episode#1_Nataly Veremeeva _TechUkraine

Nataly Veremeeva — Director at TechUkraine.Org, the Gate to Technological Ukraine. We were talking about Ukraine as a Wild East full of opportunities, about the pros & cons of launching a startup in Ukraine. Why the Founders of Ukrainian Unicorns often do not communicate proudly "made in Ukraine'? What else has to be done in Ukraine to have a Silicon Next Big Something? Who is in charge of that — government or people? What is an attitude to money and entrepreneurship in Ukraine? Why where...


Mayak Innovatsiy_Episode#16_Summary of Two Seasons and Plans for the Third One

Co-hosts of the show decided to reflect on previous episodes of the podcast, to thank its amazing guests for coming and to plan the next catchy topics with cool guests who push Ukraine forward. This episode is more like an inner briefing but a cozy one. Don't judge too harshly. Instead, don't hesitate to send feedback or any of your ideas for the show to Thanks for sound engineering to @MasterskayaLab and especially to Pasha Cecetov! Sincerely yours, Dominique Piotet,...


Mayak Innovatsiy_S.2_Episode#15_Nicholas Tymoshchuk from UFuture

Nicholas Tymoshchuk - CEO of UFuture holding company. He is an inspiring leader and innovative manager who established enterprises; launched greenfield projects with major international corporations, he has broad expertise in business development; corporate, government, and public affairs in Ukraine, EU, and the USA. Nicholas Tymoshchuk is proficient in policy and regulatory framework, trade, and economic affairs, investment and financing. He has profound and comprehensive knowledge of...