The aim of the Venture School program is to create a professional community of investors around Sector X Acceleration Platform. Structured theoretical part of the program also gets complemented by plenty of case studies, personal communication with leading early stage investors, active business angels and representatives of the venture capital funds from Europe (Sweden, Denmark, Finland) and the USA.


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Day 1
May 28
17.00 PM

Lead by Can Saracoglu:

  • The history of the venture capital market in the world
  • The role of accelerators in the ecosystem
  • How business angels analyze and choose projects/startups to invest
  • Case study
Day 2
June 1
12.00 PM

Lead by Anette Nordvall:

  • The theory of the venture investments
  • The key principles of operation of early stage investors (business angels, seed funds, accelerators)
  • Typical risks and mistakes of the venture capitalists
  • Case study
Day 3
June 4
17.00 PM

Lead by Jens Damsgaard:

  • Strategy of the investment portfolio creation and management
  • Assessment and selection of the companies for investments, due diligence
  • Intellectual property regulations and legal aspects of structuring of venture capital deals
  • Case study
Day 4
June 8
12.00 PM

Lead by Timo Ketonen:

  • Review of the most demanded streams for investment
  • Impact investing
  • The role of the startup team and advisors in shaping the business strategy
  • Case study
Day 5
June 22
12.00 PM

Meetup with Marvin Liao, Angel investor and Partner at the leading global accelerator 500 Startups.


  • Form a strategy of investment portfolio management.
  • Choose a revenue strategy in a venture capital market.
  • Analyze key risks.
  • Use key analysis metrics for the tech business.
  • Form the exit strategy from the company and co-investment.
  • Identify the value of tech companies at different stages.
  • Structure venture capital deals by conditions and jurisdictions.


Marvin Liao
Partner, Head of SF Accelerator 500 startups

Our special guest!
Marvin is a Partner at Micro Venture Capital Fund 500 Startups, running the SF-based accelerator program as well as investing in Seed stage startups. He Invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SaaS, Marketplace, Mobile, AdTech/MarketingTech, Digital Health, Internet of Things, and Fintech startups.

A 10.5 year veteran of Yahoo! Inc., Marvin has held roles in the various departments of sales, business development, ad operations, and marketing. Most of his roles were regional or global management roles giving him extensive experience across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States in his career at the company.

Can Saracoglu
String Ventures

Can Saracoglu is a VC and a serial entrepreneur with five exits -- two as a co-founder and three as a VC. He's the founding partner of String Ventures ... Read more > , a seed and early stage VC fund, which invests in disruptive startups. He's a lecturer at Bogazici University Computer Engineering Dept, lecturing engineers to become startup founders. Can Saracoglu ran various accelerators in leading tech universities and is an expert in idea-to-product (0-to-1).

Anette Nordvall
Capital A Partners

Anette Nordvall is an active early stage tech investor with extensive Entrepreneurial and Business development background. After spending 17 years on ... Read more > the east coast she is now residing in Stockholm, Sweden as Venture Partner with Capital A Partners, a US-based Nordic Tech Fund. Since 2011 Partner with Stockholm Business Angels (STOAF) and is Co-Founding Board member to NordicBAN (Nordic Business Angel Network). Anette was appointed by Di Digital as one of Sweden’s Most Powerful Tech-investors 2015, 2016. Nominated as Pay-it-forward Investor 2017 at Swedish Start-up Gala. Named one of "Nordic100 Most Influential Person” in 2017 and 2018 as "Swedens nicest angel investor".

Jens Damsgaard
Opencircle Capital

Jens Damsgaard is a partner in the venture capital funds Opencircle Capital in Lithuania and Science Ventures Denmark in Denmark. He has an entrepren ... Read more > eurial background and has been part of 35+ investments and 50+ licensing deals to global companies. He is educated from the University of Southern Denmark, MIT in Boston, US and INSEAD in France.

Timo Ketonen
Aboa Advest

Timo Ketonen is an entrepreneur and angel investor with a broad work experience in finance, media, marketing and service design. He founded Aboa Adves ... Read more > t in January, 2015. Aboa Advest is a family-owned investment company focusing on startups and other growth companies. Timo is particularly interested in impact investing and passionate about helping startups grow profitably. His responsibilities also include Board memberships in four companies and two foundations. Timo is also a co-founder of Monttu Ventures and a member of FiBAN.


full program
Includes 5 days of the program and extra benefits
12 900 UAH
for women
Promo price for women (shoot us an email to get a promo code)
7 900 UAH
promo for motivated students
Please drop us a letter to and tell us why you need the program
8 900 UAH


16 hours of world-class theory and practice;

Certificate of completion;

Meetup with Marvin Liao, Partner at 500 startups;

Invitation to the pitch session of the Sector X startups that are part of the New York accelerator;

Exclusive Access to the past and future Sector X' startups;

Free participation at one-time events by Sector X;

Invitations to venture capital events in Europe at the partners’ price;

Participation in the program of co-investing with Sector X;

Coffee breaks.


Who is doing the program?

The program is run by the Sector X Acceleration Platform’s team and invited practitioners of venture capital market such as business angels and representatives of the early stage venture capital funds.

How many seats are available?

In order to maximize the experience and to provide the atmosphere of collaboration and companionship, we've limited the number of seats to 30.

How do I know that the program is what I need?

If you are: - Interested in venture capital investments - Interested in startups in general and would like to participate in their lives - Have $20K+ per year for investments - Prepared for smart risks and not just for bank deposits or refinance Then welcome to the club.

What is the course language?

The language of the speakers is English. However, there will be a free live translation on the premises.

Where will the program take place?


I’ve heard that there are no startups in Ukraine.

There are enough. Maybe not that many of really good ones, but there are some at least. Besides, it is essential to understand that as a potential early stage investor, you are not limited to Ukraine. You can use the knowledge obtained during the program almost everywhere.



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