Forum How to Export / Yak Stati Exporter in American House Kyiv

October 02, 2023
Як стати експортером в America House Kyiv
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On August 28, 2018, the How to Export forum was held at America House. An event that brought together more than a hundred young Ukrainian entrepreneurs who are starting to export their business to international markets.

The event was organized by the Ukrainian company DroneUA, with the support of America House Kyiv, the US Embassy in Ukraine, the Government Office for the Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.

The forum was opened by Tatiana Strelchenko, representative of America House Kyiv, and Douglas Oneal, Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs at the US Embassy in Ukraine. Oksana Semenishin, coordinator of the Open World program, gave a welcoming speech and spoke about starting opportunities for aspiring businessmen.

Valery Yakovenko, co-founder of the DroneUA company, shared his experience in exporting “brains,” that is, high-tech products and services on the international market. The nuances of working in the foreign market, organizing and planning a company’s business scheme, as well as the basics of the taxation system and the risks awaiting a beginning entrepreneur – We talked about everything during the event.

Visitors to the event also listened to Sergei Denisenko, founder and CEO of the DelFast company. Revealed the issue of building a pilot business project; nuances and features of the international market: how to choose the right market for export, problems and their solutions at the initial stages of planning and implementation of exports. I paid special attention to the Chinese market – as the selected target market for export.

Alexander Nesterenko, CEO of ARTKB, told how to create an exclusive product that will be in demand and generate income on the foreign market. At the forum, we talked with guests about the preparation of design documentation and the production of a functional prototype, calculation of production economics, quality control and logistics.

About experience with Apple — Oleg Malenkov, COO and Co-Founder of Concepter. How to prepare to work with crowdfunding platforms, scale your business on the global market and what to do to get the world's media to write about you for free – Now visitors to the forum Forum How to Export/how to become an Exporter know.

What did visitors learn How to Export / How to become an exporter?

The topics of the forum were focused on business in high-tech industries and the field of innovation and technology. The guests of the event were explained in a simple and clear way how to start collaborating with the international market in various areas, namely:

  • We met successful Ukrainian entrepreneurs who have conquered the international market;
  • We learned how to create a pilot project to make ourselves known on the international stage;
  • Practical cases of “for export” strategy
  • We got acquainted with the problems that novice exporters face;
  • Discovered life hacks and learned how to put them into practice;
  • We learned how to build a strategy: from creating a “pilot” to for export.
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DroneUA is an international system integrator of unmanned solutions and robotics.

On the market of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the DroneUA group of companies is the largest importer and distributor of leading drone manufacturers in the world and represents technological solutions from the brands XAG, EcoFlow, Pix4D, Parrot, Chasing, DroneDeploy, AgroCares and others.

The group of companies has its own engineering, production and service divisions, as well as an open data processing center. Technological solutions presented by DroneUA are used on more than 4 million hectares of cultivated areas of Ukraine. According to the results of the 2021 and 2022 agricultural seasons, more than 2.2 million hectares were protected with drone sprayers from DroneUA.

DroneUA is among the top three most innovative businesses in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to FORBES and among the twenty most innovative enterprises of Ukraine.

The group of companies continues to expand the list of technological brands that it presents on the Ukrainian market, and is active in agriculture, the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of energy, geodesy and topography.

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