Please submit your application form to participate in the AEQUO Legal Tech Challenge 2017. The winner will receive $20,000, access to the leading legal and IT professionals, opportunities to attract investment for project development and much more.Prize: $20 000 Final: 11-12 November, 2017
LawYour idea helps to propel legal services to the next level
TechYour idea is a high-tech approach to providing legal services
LoveYour idea inspires and ignites the fire of souls
Dmytro ShymkivDeputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, innovator, Ukrainian top-manager in IT, ex-Director at Microsoft Ukraine
Andrey KolodyukChairman of the Supervisory Board of Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA), venture capital investor, cofounder and managing partner of AVentures Capital
Viktoriya TigipkoFounding and Managing Partner of TA Ventures, a venture capital fund, initiator of Code Club UA, the Ukrainian chapter of CodeClubWorld to teach programming to kids, President of the Odessa International Film Festival, initiator and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ukrainian Film Academy
Igor MazepaCEO of Concorde Capital, investment banker, chairman of the board of The Price of the State's Business Council, member of "Ukrsotsbank" Supervisory Board.
Marina VyshegorodskikhVice President of Culture, Communication & Organisational Development at Ciklum. Supervrisory board member of BrainBasket Foundation.
Taras PolishchukCo-founder and CTO of the best travel start-up 2016 – TripMyDream, development engineer in IT with 10 years of experience
Denis LysenkoManaging partner at Aequo. For over 15 years Denis has been acting for foreign investors (strategic players, private equity, banks and other lenders) in cross-border transactions.
Call for applications
Announcement of the shortlisted participants
Selection and announcement of top 10 finalists
Bootcamp with presentation of ideas, keynote speakers, and announcement of the winner
Boris PratsyukPhD in Technical Sciences, founder of Android Dev Club, Head of R&D engineering at Ciklum. Co-founder of Fino start-up.
Alexander MarinychThe Engineering Manager at Grammarly deals with all aspects of engineering teams (people, processes, product, work environment). Before working in Grammarly, Alexander 12 years of programming, starting with academic projects on C ++ and continuing all the variety of technologies in the era of startups.
Gennadiy KornevFounder of Dovhe Ventures, a company helping startups and tech entrepreneurs to boost their projects and launch international sales. Previously, he was in charge of content projects in PocketBook and Kyivstar.
Natalia RogovayaCIMA Adv Dip MA Investment analyst of the international investment platform Startup.Network. Consultant on business planning and financial modeling
Artem KorytnyEngineering Manager / Customer Manager in the group company Altran, Lohika. Development and support of projects in the markets of the USA, Europe and Israel
Alex KavinskyCo-founder and CEO of 7Devs, software developer company specialized in IoT, medicine, specialized social networks and e-commerce. Portfolio manager, account manager, project manager with 7-year of experience.
Myroslava SavchukSenior associate with Aequo, specializes in international arbitration and litigation with particular focus on commercial, corporate, antitrust and tax litigation. Innovation advocate
Andrey NikolayenkoSenior associate, patent and trademark attorney, Aequo, focuses on trademark, patent, copyright/related rights and domain name litigation. LegalTech savvy
Do I need to know how to program?No, not at all!
How much does it cost?Nothing! The AEQUO Legal Tech Challenge 2017 is completely free to everyone attending! Oh, and we forgot to mention free food and drinks!
How do I know if I got accepted?We will be doing two rounds of acceptances and we will email you with details if you get accepted.
I know a company that would like to sponsor the competition. What do I do?Excellent! Please let them know that they can contact us by e-mail: email@example.com
How many people on the team?From two to five participants
What if I have additional questions?Please contact us through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Extra recognition by HiiL Innovating Justice 2016, The Hague Institute for Innovation Law
«Idea to Change the Country» – the National Competition for the Best CSR Projects 2016.
Software, development, licensing and maintenance agreements, commercial technology arrangements
Related IP technology issues
Competition issues in the IT sector
Data protection and information security
Strategic investments and private equity transactions in the IT sector
Tax advice on outsourcing arrangements
An attorney-at-law and a registered patent and trademark attorney. Since 2003 Oleksandr has been practicing law in the areas of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, trade names, copyright and related rights, domain names) and Litigation. His legal expertise includes litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution over a number of patents, well-known trademarks and trade names of many major Ukrainian and international TMT companies. Oleksandr works in close cooperation with the Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property (PTO) and is involved in projects for improving the mechanisms of intellectual property rights protection in Ukraine. He has participated in drafting and amending a number of legislative acts regarding the intellectual property relations in Ukraine. Oleksandr has been repeatedly recommended by reputable international and local legal rankings such as Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, World Trademark Review 1000, and The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, 100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine (Clients Choice) by Legal Gazette (Ukraine), etc. World Trademark Review 2016: «Oleksandr knows the market inside out and provides robust protection across all areas of IP.»
Anna is regarded by industry experts as one of Ukraine’s most experienced lawyers in TMT. Her transactional experience includes work on a number of the most complex and high value TMT deals in recent Ukrainian history, as well as regulatory matters and data protection. Anna is one of Ukraine’s leading transactional lawyers. Anna focuses on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate commercial advice to private and public companies. Anna is a well-known practitioner in the sphere of corporate governance. In addition, she regularly advises national and international clients in connection with labor and employment issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and transfers of undertaking. Anna has been repeatedly recommended by reputable international and local legal rankings such as Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Best Lawyers, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, and The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, 100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine (Clients Choice) by Legal Gazette (Ukraine), etc. Legal 500 2016: «Anna Babych has impressive experience and is up for any challenge.»