Razom IT

Razom IT is an economic development initiative that supports the growth of an engaged middle class by cultivating the tech start-up ecosystem in Ukraine.



Ukraine is a rising tech nation of 45 million people with 99% literacy rate and 100,000 IT professionals. Our goal is to fuel the tech start-up ecosystem in Ukraine and grow an engaged middle class in Ukraine. We believe that when entrepreneurs succeed, their ideas and contributions support the transformation of their country.


Monthly Speaker Series
We design monthly Razom IT events to amplify the voices of people from Ukraine in conversations in the US and to build a community of people in New York who are interested in the intersection of tech and Ukraine.


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Rozumne Misto (Smart City)
Rozumne Misto is an open, independent e-democracy platform that provides communities in Ukraine with access to democratic services. By partnering and integrating services such as iGov, DonorUA, Prozorro, e-data, and others, Rozumne Misto gives citizens access to the tools they need to stay informed and develop their community. Learn more at rozumenmisto.org.


A Razom volunteer’s recap of February’s Speaker Series Event

A Razom volunteer’s recap of February’s Speaker Series Event

In February, Razom welcomed Ilia Kenigshtein to New York as part of its Razom IT speaker series to present his most recent venture - Creative Quarter. Read a recap of the event by Razom volunteer, Nastia Rab.

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Razom IT presents “Converting a Tram Depot into a Creative Quarter in Lviv: A conversation with Ilia Kenigshtein”

Razom IT presents “Converting a Tram Depot into a Creative Quarter in Lviv: A conversation with Ilia Kenigshtein”

Our February Razom IT Speaker Series event focused on a creative new project developing in Lviv. Ilia Kenigshtein presented how he is converting an old tram depot in Lviv into a cool co-working space that concentrates on education, technology and entertainment.

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Razom IT presents “My City”: A marketplace of social projects & activists in Odessa

Razom IT presents “My City”: A marketplace of social projects & activists in Odessa

At our January Razom IT Speaker Series event, we learned how civic tech is driving change in Ukraine. Artem Borodatyuk, co-founder of the platform for social good, “Moy Gorod” visited New York and shared his experience of launching an online platform in Odessa, Ukraine that gets citizens to create and implement projects to make their city more livable.

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Razom IT presents “Ukraine: Rise of Tech Nation” with Yevgen Sysoyev

Razom IT presents “Ukraine: Rise of Tech Nation” with Yevgen Sysoyev

At our December Razom IT Speaker Series event, we had a great lineup of established Ukrainian IT professionals talk about the rise of Ukraine as a technology nation.

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Razom IT presents: Using Tech to Transform Government: a case study of Odessa

Razom IT presents: Using Tech to Transform Government: a case study of Odessa

Lyuba Shipovich and Natalia Shyrba quit their jobs in the US and became volunteers at the Odessa regional administration in Ukraine. Their mission was to build a team to design and deploy technology at the regional level to reduce corruption and to increase efficiency.

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Razom IT presents: Networking in NYC #Big #Smart #Now

Razom IT presents: Networking in NYC #Big #Smart #Now

We decided to take a closer look at the industry that is already tightly integrated with the global economy. As we have done since we came together in 2013, our first step was to put out a call to the public to test our idea. Would anyone show up? People came. In less than a week, 55 people RSVPd and 50 showed up.

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