The Tech StartUp School project for the development of youth entrepreneurship was presented to the heads of education departments of the Lviv region

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Recently, the Department of Education and Science, Lviv Regional Military Administration, has held an online meeting with the heads of education departments of the Lviv region territorial communities. Nazar Podolchak, the head of the project for the development of youth entrepreneurship in the region, the head of the Tech StartUp School, Lviv Polytechnic National University, told the audience about its purpose and the main stages of implementation.

The project aims to identify children’s inclinations and develop their creativity. There will be several courses related to this, which will show children that entrepreneurial skills are relevant not only when a person is engaged in business, but also in different positions and at different stages of life.

«First of all, this is an educational program. We offer six educational disciplines, the main one of which is called «creative thinking», where we will teach how to develop creative thinking, get out of difficult situations, find the right and alternative solutions. This course will consist of 16 lessons over three months. The other five courses are optional – 3D modeling, robotics, biotechnology, the Internet of Things, and IT basics. These courses will help reveal a child’s inclination towards a certain direction», said Professor Nazar Podolchak, Doctor of Economics, head of Tech StartUp School, Lviv Polytechnic.

In the near future, a letter with an invitation to participate in the project and a presentation of educational opportunities will be sent to the communities of the region.

Let us remind you that the initiative will be implemented in 10 partner communities of the USAID Project «HOVERLA» in Lviv region: Brodivska, Dobrotvirska, Obroshynska, Zhydachivska, Zhovkivska, Rava-Ruska, Horodotska, Sokilnytska, Kozivska, and Zolochivska communities.

The beginning of studies is scheduled for January 23, 2023. Until then, children can register for studies.

  • Requirements for participants:
  • age 12–20 years;
  • youth (junior students of higher education institutions, students of pre-higher vocational and professional education institutions);

Only residents of Lviv region communities, including internally displaced persons, can participate in the project. To participate, you need to fill out the registration form. The deadline for registration is January 12, 2023.


The USAID project «Increasing the efficiency and accountability of local self-government bodies» (HOVERLA) assists the Government of Ukraine in promoting and implementing decentralization reform by supporting local self-government bodies, which should become more capable, accountable to citizens and able to provide services effectively. In total, the Project’s support covers 7 regions and 65 communities.