ACCELERATION HUB
Place where startups transform into businesses
At the innovation park Unit.City, surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs and founders, with access to world-class infrastructure, ranging from the fitness center to the fab lab.
Industrial tracks are industry domains where the Hub has corporate partners (big-box corporations and leaders of their markets) who share their expertise with startups, launch pilots and become clients of our startups.
Self-study acceleration program
Industrial tracks with corporate partners
What you get
The program includes a roadmap with all materials that you need to progress. It uses some elements of the best practices of Founder Institute, 500 startups and YCombinator, as well as our own 10-year plus experience.
Lectures and workshops that help better understand the content of the acceleration program. Informal meetups with successful startup founders whom you can ask whatever you want, as well as mentorship sessions that synchronize startups' fantasies with hard reality.
Regular events
The Hub counts multiple business angels and venture funds from across Ukraine, Europe and the USA among its partners. Startups that perform well while working in the Hub get personalized recommendations and meetings with select investors.
Opportunity to raise money
You can submit and application and join an active industrial track at any moment. Which means now.
To validate ideas, meet other founders, understand how to launch a startup the right way, get the most relevant up-to-date knowledge and skills and save at least 2-3 years of work life by avoiding common mistakes.
Find product-market fit, launch pilots with big-box businesses, get early traction, prepare for or raise your first round, become a strong founder, structure all the existing knowledge, and formulate a clear strategy and roadmap for your startup.
Find new distribution channels and markets for your startup together with our corporate partners, structure the existing knowledge, get your first traction in the US or Europe and prepare for or raise your next round.
Teams with ideas
Startups with MVPs
Startups with sales
For whom
The track's corporate partner is a French company L'Oréal, which is the undisputed world leader of the perfume and cosmetics market with revenue of over 25BLN euro.
The track's corporate partner is a retail chain Foxtrot, one of the largest in Ukraine by store count and sales of electronics and domestic appliances.
BeautyTech
Logistics
Industrial tracks
The track's corporate partner is Farmak, a company that has been a leader of the pharmaceutical market of Ukraine since 2010 and is the biggest medicines exporter.
MedTech
We are regularly launching new tracks with awesome companies, so keep an eye!
World-class acceleration program that you master at your own pace. Powerful corporate partners available from day one. Cool fellow founders and mentors to learn from. The most innovative place in Ukraine - Unit.City. And no shares to spare (so far).
Better than just accelerator and coworking.
Select your plan
The Hub doesn't take equity no matter the plan
Track Resident
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
  • Participation in the chosen track and the corporate partner of the track
  • Regular meetings with the corporate partner
  • Acceleration program
  • Access to all events of the Hub
  • Checkups done by the Hub's team

THIS OPTION IS GOOD FOR:
  1. Startups with a good idea that want to validate it together with a corporate partner OR, if the idea does not work out, to find a new idea together with a partner.
  2. Startups with an MVP / product that needs validation and testing
  3. Startups with sales and clients that need tracks' corporate partners as clients

A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT:
Acceleration program
You get a roadmap that is divided into stages with KPI's, to-do's and materials for self-study. That is why you will ALWAYS see WHERE your startup is NOW and WHAT you should do in order to move on to the next level.

Hub's events
Events take place once a week and are available only to the Hub's residents. Events include workshops, lectures, meetings with founders and sessions with mentors. The Hub forms the calendar of events taking into account current needs of the Hub's residents. Among the topics that are covered regularly are hypotheses formulation, market research, customer development interviews, first sales, B2B sales etc.

Checkups and consultations
Checkups are a super useful one-on-ones that take place every two weeks and last for around 20-30 minutes. Checkups will help you to understand if your startup is moving in the right direction, whether you are validating the right hypotheses and carrying out the right experiments. In general, checkups are kind of a gyroscope that calibrates your movements with reality. During consultations with the Hub's team you can ask any questions you like and get an adequate answer.

WHY STARTUPS COME TO US:
  • To upgrade themselves to the level of a strong founder
  • To stop doing unnecessary things and start doing what has to be done
  • To expand their network among fellow entrepreneurs and founder
  • To get a detailed action plan
  • To get an opportunity to fundraise from angels and funds (the Hub's partners)

HOW THE SELECTION PROCESS WORKS:
  1. Fill out the application form on this website
  2. We do a pre-screening of the applications
  3. We do a personal interview with you
  4. We notify you of the application results

IMPORTANT:
The startup who got accepted to the track can be expelled from it due to the following reasons:
  • The corporate partner of the track does not see a way to launch a test or cooperate with the startup in any other way
  • The founders of the startup don't attend Hub's events and don't take the acceleration program steps
  • The startup doesn't perform according to the expectations
Work Space at the Hub
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
  • Work space at the Hub in the innovation park Unit.City at the price of $190 person / month (and that is way less than what you would pay at one of a very undifferentiated coworking spaces in Kyiv)
  • Participation in the chosen track and the corporate partner of the track
  • Regular meetings with the corporate partner
  • Acceleration program
  • Access to all events of the Hub
  • Checkups done by the Hub's team

    THIS OPTION IS GOOD FOR:
    1. Those who need an acceleration program (99% of founders need it) but want to work on it at their own pace
    2. Teams that need work desks at really sweet prices right in the most innovative place in Kyiv
    3. Founders who not only want to work among fellow entrepreneurs (like at a coworking), but who want to hit their goals and move along a program.

    A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT:
    Acceleration program
    You get a roadmap that is divided into stages with KPI's, to-do's and materials for self-study. That is why you will ALWAYS see WHERE your startup is NOW and WHAT you should do in order to move on to the next level.

    Hub's events
    Events take place once a week and are available only to the Hub's residents. Events include workshops, lectures, meetings with founders and sessions with mentors. The Hub forms the calendar of events taking into account current needs of the Hub's residents. Among the topics that are covered regularly are hypotheses formulation, market research, customer development interviews, first sales, B2B sales etc.

    Checkups and consultations
    Checkups are a super useful one-on-ones that take place every two weeks and last for around 20-30 minutes. Checkups will help you to understand if your startup is moving in the right direction, whether you are validating the right hypotheses and carrying out the right experiments. In general, checkups are kind of a gyroscope that calibrates your movements with reality. During consultations with the Hub's team you can ask any questions you like and get an adequate answer.

    WHY STARTUPS COME TO US:
    • To upgrade themselves to the level of a strong founder
    • To stop doing unnecessary things and start doing what has to be done
    • To expand their network among fellow entrepreneurs and founder
    • To get a detailed action plan
    • To get an opportunity to fundraise from angels and funds (the Hub's partners)

    HOW THE SELECTION PROCESS WORKS:
    1. Fill out the application form on this website
    2. We do a pre-screening of the applications
    3. We do a personal interview with you
    4. We notify you of the application results

    IMPORTANT:
    Startups are allowed to stay at the Hub up to 10 months. It is because of the fact that within this timeframe you can validate all hypotheses, get all you need from our corporate partners and mentors, and hit your goals. Staying at the Hub longer than that doesn't make sense. We gotta make room for new teams that need our support.
    Remote Program
    WHAT IS INCLUDED:
    • 3-month long acceleration program
    • Streaming of ll events at the Hub OR access to them
    • Checkups done by the Hub's team
    IMPORTANT:
    • you can join the program ANY TIME you like
    • you keep all the materials that you get access to while on the program
    THIS OPTION IS GOOD FOR:
    For startups outside of Kyiv who want to find out how to launch and grow their startup, understand what they are doing wrong, get a detailed roadmap and be 100% sure they are not wasting their time and life, doing unimportant stuff.

    A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT:
    Acceleration program
    You get a roadmap that is divided into stages with KPI's, to-do's and materials for self-study. That is why you will ALWAYS see WHERE your startup is NOW and WHAT you should do in order to move on to the next level.

    Hub's events
    Events take place once a week and are available only to the Hub's residents. Events include workshops, lectures, meetings with founders and sessions with mentors. The Hub forms the calendar of events taking into account current needs of the Hub's residents. Among the topics that are covered regularly are hypotheses formulation, market research, customer development interviews, first sales, B2B sales etc.

    Checkups and consultations
    Checkups are a super useful one-on-ones that take place every two weeks and last for around 20-30 minutes. Checkups will help you to understand if your startup is moving in the right direction, whether you are validating the right hypotheses and carrying out the right experiments. In general, checkups are kind of a gyroscope that calibrates your movements with reality. During consultations with the Hub's team you can ask any questions you like and get an adequate answer.

    WHY STARTUPS COME TO US:
    • To upgrade themselves to the level of a strong founder
    • To stop doing unnecessary things and start doing what has to be done
    • To expand their network among fellow entrepreneurs and founder
    • To get a detailed action plan
    • To get an opportunity to fundraise from angels and funds (the Hub's partners)

    HOW THE SELECTION PROCESS WORKS:
    1. Fill out the application form on this website
    2. We do a pre-screening of the applications
    3. We do a personal interview with you
    4. We notify you of the application results

    IMPORTANT:
    Startups are allowed to stay at the Hub up to 10 months. It is because of the fact that within this timeframe you can validate all hypotheses, get all you need from our corporate partners and mentors, and hit your goals. Staying at the Hub longer than that doesn't make sense. We gotta make room for new teams that need our support.
    Our speakers and guests
    Our amazing partners
    Applications for all the plans above are accepted on an ongoing basis. We don't want to limit anyone's opportunity.
    Q&A
    How does an application process look like?
    1. Choose your plan
    2. Fill out an application form
    3. We do an interview with you
    4. Sign all the papers
    5. Pay the invoice and we are ready to go!
    How is Sector X different from the usual accelerator?
    There are four key differentiators:
    • You move through the acceleration program at your own pace, compared to 2-3 month common accelerator program
    • You can join the Hub at whatever stage your startup at, compared to the common accelerator that demands at least an MVP stage, but having sales is preferable
    • You get corporate partners from the industry you are building your startup in
    • We don't ask for a cut of your shares, because we don't invest ourselves
        And what's the difference with a coworking?
        Easy and simple.
        Being a coworking resident, you just sit and work, while at the Hub you move along the ACCELERATION PROGRAM, have access to potential clients and speak with mentors and experts. You need to hit your goals at the Hub. In the coworking you just need to pay.
        Can I stay at the Hub as long as I need?
        Not really. The maximum duration of your residence with the Hub is 10 months. This time is enough to test all the hypotheses you have, get everything you need from our corporate partners and mentors and see you startup transitioning to the next level. Your residence at the Hub after that won't make any sense and we need to let other bright teams benefit from what we have to offer.
        I want to come and talk to you. How do I do that?
        Drop us a line at hello@sectorx.city and arrange a meeting!