5 things you want to know about the LIFT99 Kyiv Hub
One of the exciting things that new year brought is the fact that we can finally say “We’re opening the Kyiv Hub this year! ” The construction works are planned to be finished in March and the official opening date will be announced in the next few weeks. To feed your curiosity, here’s some information you’ve been asking for.
We are an international community of founders, future founders and the key people in startup teams, including freelancers and other creatives, building product companies to solve global problems.
Every one of our hand-picked members brings in unique value and is here to give back and learn from each other. We are here to build a 24/7 support system.
We are focused on providing every single one of our members the best support possible – maximizing their positive impact on the world – using our expertise, know-how and global network of successful founders, top accelerators, investors and partners.
We organise regular events in English connecting the local and international change makers. Each month we bring in the world’s top investors and impactful founders from Europe and Silicon Valley.
Our community has a high volume of startup founders AND we have an app called F2F Skillsharing Platform for founders to enforce business and personal growth.
And dogs! The well behaved furry friends are more than welcome to join you on your workday.
LIFT99 Kyiv Hub is located on Volodymyrska 101 – one of the oldest streets in Kyiv known for its many historical, cultural, and educational institutions, including the iconic Taras Shevchenko National University. It’s amazingly central, yet hidden from the busiest streets nearby. The closest metro station, Olimpiiska, is just five minutes walking distance. And let’s not forget about the food! Our favourite place for fresh food, very good coffee, and casual meetings, Imbyr, is just around the corner. To mention a few other loved places nearby: Alltrueeast for the best falafel in town, Salateira for a quick DIY salad, Lviv Handmade Chocolate for an energy boost, The Life of Wonderful People, Hedonist or Lost & Found for after work drinks. Plus cinema, gym, supermarkets… the hood has it all!
METRO: M2 at Olimpiiska (5 minute walk)
Easy access to both airports and the Central Railway station.
The space is fundamentally designed to evoke collaboration and innovation. From the spacious event area to the hallways, every square meter, every little detail is carefully thought-out.
The most important place in our hub is definitely the kitchen (to be precise – two of them). The kitchen is where the magic happens: it’s where new ideas are born, it’s where future cofounders and friends meet, it’s where the community connects and finds ways in which to support each other.
The hub has all the space and light needed to keep your mind bright and productivity up. It’s spread over 1800m2 on two floors. It has huge windows with the city view, open but smartly separated work areas, lounge area for both working and relaxing, huge event space, private phone booths and meeting rooms.
260 flex and fixed work desks + lounge area
including 13 team rooms for 4-14 people
2 community kitchens
Event venue for up to 200 people
9 meeting rooms for up to 24 people
8 phone booths
Rooftop terrace opening in summer
The Membership Options
When you become a member at LIFT99, you join a community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, creators, mentors, investors and startups of all kinds. We offer three types of membership: flex, fix, and team, starting from $200 per month. We encourage the teams also to sign up for flex and fix memberships – as the space is all about collaboration and exchanging knowledge.
WAIT, Why Kyiv?
“After running hackathons with Garage48 across CEE for the last 8 years, we’ve seen the potential this region holds. There’s a highly educated and “hungry” tech talent with great ideas. But there’s still a need for a solid support network. We see the impact LIFT99 could have on this region, and that’s why CEE is our very first target market.” – Ragnar Sass, the CEO and Founder of LIFT99.
And why Kyiv? We believe Ukraine has excellent talent – the challenge is to bring it to the next level, boost the entrepreneurial spirit in the country. That’s where LIFT99 comes in.
Any Other QUESTIONS?
We’re more than happy to answer all the questions you have. Write our community manager Mykyta to book a tour, discuss joining with your team or any other topic at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just contact us on Facebook.