Kiev, Ukraine -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/10/2014 -- The founders of We.Ua, a patriotic social network in Ukraine, are launching a campaign to raise funds for the First National Hackathon in Kiev. The event will use the power of the Internet and technology to unite the youth of their country currently embroiled in war.
Ukraine, the largest country in Europe, is fighting for its independence and state unity. Thousands of people have lost their homes and risked their lives. Many are afraid of dreaming or making plans for the future.
The young entrepreneurs decided to step up to re-connect and empower the people in the chaos of war and to galvanize communications with the rest of the world through an online community We.Ua . The network is available in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages and already has attained more than 50,000 signups.
The founders are also planning to organize the National Hackathon in December in Kiev. The event will provide unparalleled opportunities for software developers, web designers, hardware hackers, students and anyone interested in technology to connect, collaborate and create. It will identify the most valuable incentives and help to connect their authors with potential partners, customers and investors.
The hackathon will open for the Ukrainians the world full of possibilities and equip them with the information and tools to pursue their dreams. “Many young people are scared and have lost hope because of the situation of uncertainty and political turmoil. We want to show them the direction and bring hope back into their lives. We will help to convert the ideas born by Ukrainian programmers into reality and to stimulate the development of the new generation of growth hackers who will change our and YOUR lives.” Said Olexandr Bondarenko, co-founder of We.Ua.
The backers of the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo can choose among unique Ukrainian gifts and most importantly, feel their involvement in building a community of people, independent from political games, commercial advertising brainwashing and willing to take responsibility for their future and for the future of their country.
Company WE.UA - started in 2014 as it company in Kiev. The main business is Patriotic Social Network and software development.
To learn more about the Crowdfunding campaign, visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/first-national-hackathon
Address: Lomonosova M. str. 24, Kiev Ukraine, 03022