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Ukrainian start-up named to the global program EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs 2018

Kyiv, 15 March 2018

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EY has selected 30 promising entrepreneurs from across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEIA to take part in its 2018 EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program. The 2018 class of entrepreneurs represent dynamic businesses that focus on innovative and disruptive fields like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, virtual reality (VR), customer interface, analytics, robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the course of the year, EY will support the selected start-ups with strategic guidance, advice and planning to help them to scale and grow their businesses globally.

Besides mentorship from EY professionals and access to the most diverse global network of entrepreneurs, finalists will participate in the Innovation Realized 2018 conference to be held on 23-24 April in Amsterdam. 250 executives of leading companies and specialists on innovations and business development will share their experience of transforming businesses in response to modern challenges.

Anton Potykha, founder and CEO of start-up ARbrowser, will represent Ukraine in Amsterdam. ARbrowser is a platform, which applies augmented reality technology for advertising and sales. Besides popularization of augmented reality technology among mass audience, ARbrowser allows companies to do innovative business and provides customers with an opportunity to buy goods in a new way.

Annette Kimmitt, EY Global Growth Markets Leader, says: “The EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program identifies leading start-ups who show an ability to present new business models and entry ways into markets. This year’s class is already solving big challenges, disrupting their markets and have cutting-edge technologies. We want to prepare these transformative entrepreneurs to expand from their local markets to a position of navigating and leading the world by pursuing their global growth objectives.”

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