Program for female entrepreneurs

Start and strengthen your business idea with our WeStart program

The program is designed for Ukrainian speaking women who have a business idea or an existing business that they want to pursue and develop during the program. 

Are you ready to take your business to the next level with fellow ambitious entrepreneurs?

Registration is completed.

WeStart
WeStart

Program for female entrepreneurs

Start and strengthen your business idea with our WeStart program

The program is designed for Ukrainian speaking women who have a business idea or an existing business that they want to pursue and develop during the program. 

Are you ready to take your business to the next level with fellow ambitious entrepreneurs?

Registration is completed.

WeStart Program

WeStart is a 6-week digital skills training and coaching program from Google for entrepreneurial women. This new WeStart cohort is for female-identifying entrepreneurs from Ukraine in their pursuit of starting and growing their businesses in Denmark or Ukraine. Participants will receive  digital skills training,  tool-based virtual workshops, physical networking events with first row access to top experts, and inspiring and practical advice from other entrepreneurs and business leaders. 

The 6-week program consists of online training and physical networking events in Copenhagen covering the following topics:

  • Validation of your business idea
  • Building a business
  • Financing your startup
  • Creating a narrative
  • Sales strategy, channels and tools
  • Getting customers onboard online
  • Access to investments & crowdfunding
  • Go to market strategy

Through WeStart you will receive access to mentors and partners who can  support your development and help your business grow . Through a combination of group exercises,1:1s and special events you will learn from some of the top mentors in Scandinavia and Ukraine.

"Take advantage of this unique offer of your time in Denmark
to build your dream and Ukraine in the near future"

- Anna Petrova founder of Startup Ukraine
Anna Petrova

Who is WeStart designed for? 

WeStart is tailored for Ukrainian female-identifying entrepreneurs currently residing in Denmark. It is meant for women who already have an existing business or have a business concept that they want to pursue and develop and launch following the program. 

What you will get from WeStart

Following the motivational launch event,  you will participate in tool-based virtual workshops, and physical networking events with access to top experts, business specialists. In addition to valuable skills learned during the training workshops, you will graduate with: 

  • Access to tools and tips to create your business model
  • Support to succeed with your business through proven business methods 
  • Access to peer supporters via the Ukrainian community in Denmark 
  • Actionable tools, tips and ressource to drive marketing
  • Access to financial opportunities and mentorship
  • Motivation, new connections and skills, and fun 
#WeStart

"The WeStart program is not judging and it meets
the female entrepreneurs where they are and where they want to go.
After finishing the program, I had the skills and faith to build my own dream".

- Åsa Eriksson, WeStart Norge 2022

Content delivery


Online workshops

The majority of the training is delivered live and online and in Ukrainian. The virtual workshops are led by trainers and constructed of practical, interactive and hands-on lessons. 


Networking events

Participants will join events to meet and share advice with other WeStart entrepreneurs.


Guest speakers

Participants will hear inspiring growth stories from entrepreneurs from Ukraine, Scandinavia and more.


1:1 mentoring

There will be opportunities for 1:1 mentoring and support to tackle any gaps in knowledge specific to each entrepreneur.

Practical information 

WeStart is offered without at no cost for participants and runs for 6 weeks; from 30 May until 8 July. Workshops are held twice a week with four hours per workshop. Live workshops are held online via Google Meets so you will need to ensure you have a stable internet connection and a laptop, tablet or a mobile device with a camera and microphone. 

  • 17 May Info meeting: 18:30-19:30 on Google Meet (Online). You will receive a link for the meeting by registering to the program.
  • 30 May WeStart Kick-off in downtown Copenhagen 13:00-16:00 (Physical)
  • 8 July WeStart Graduation in downtown Copenhagen: Time soon to be announced (Physical)

Apply already today

Apply today to the WeStart program by register and filling out the application. Please include some background information on what motivated you to start your business, as well as other information on your business concept, progress to date (for existing businesses) and contact information. The deadline for applications is 19 May 23:59. You will receive confirmation of your submission to the email you provide.

PRICE

No cost to participate for qualifying entrepreneurs

DATE / TIME

30 May -
8 July 2022

PLACE

Online/Downtown Copenhagen

Registration process:

Step 1:
Registration

Step 2:
You will receive an application form, which needs to be submitted by May 19, 2022 (we look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible)

Step 3:
You will be informed if you accepted into the program by May 23th, 2022.

Step 4:
Please confirm or cancel your spot before 24th of May 23:59.

FAQ

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is 19th of May at 23:59. 

Who can apply?

The program is designed specifically for Ukrainian female-identifying entrepreneurs currently residing in Denmark. You can apply for the program if you are already an entrepreneur with an established business or you have a clear business idea and want to pursue entrepreneurship.

What happens if I can not participate in all the lessons?

We are seeking applicants who are dedicated and can participate in all planned workshops and dates. We understand that sometimes there might be conflicting plans or something unforeseen may arise along the way. If you cannot participate in some of the sessions, let us know and we will do our best to find an alternative solution. 

Does it cost anything to participate?

No, there is no cost to participate in this program.

When do I know if I got a place?

All applicants will receive an email on the 23th of May to inform whether they have been accepted into the program. 

How many are offered a place in the WeStart program?

We plan to bring 50 companies/business ideas onboard.

Can people apply together?

Yes, it is possible to apply with a co-founder.

How do I know the application is registered?

Once you have submitted your application, you will be diverted to a page with notification where you are told that the application has been successfully registered. You will also get a confirmation in your email you have provided.

Can I participate if I don't speak Ukrainian?

No. The program is in Ukrainian and therefore all participants should understand and be able to communicate in Ukrainian. 

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