Igor is a startup enthusiast and tech-savvy professional with over seven years of experience in developing startup ecosystems in emerging markets. He is a well-connected person, who has built many bridges in between entrepreneurs, media, investors and corporates in emerging markets. He has extensive experience in business development, strategy, infrastructure development and seats on the advisory board of 5 startups. Currently helping B2B and B2G later stage startups to scale to new markets and running a consulting firm that helps to develop tech startup ecosystems in Emerging markets.

From 2012 to 2014 Igor worked in the most significant venture fund in Ukraine TA Ventures and organized the largest startup related event in the CEE region.

In 2014 he was working in an investor club from Italy to develop its operations in BRICS countries.

From 2015 to 2018 Igor was a Regional Manager for CEE and MENA at Seedstars, a group of companies, based out of Geneva, that builds, connects and develops entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

In January 2020 Igor joined Global Innovation Catalyst as a Head of Programs, where he is responsible for teaching and certifying Stanford Center for Professional Development “Idea to Market” course to people around the world.