Denis Dovgopoliy is a managing partner of GrowthUP Group, as well as co-founder and president of the GrowthUP Accelerator, which focuses on acceleration and investment in Eastern European startups looking to enter the global market. Dovgopoliy has a strong understanding of the principles of business development and entrepreneurship in the technology sector, which he applies as a board member and adviser to a number of startups from Central and Eastern Europe. He has designed a 45-hour authorial course, partially licensed by various regional accelerators for tech entrepreneurs. He has, since 2007, maintained one of the most popular blogs about high-tech and venture capital in Ukraine, and, in 2011, published "The four Steps to the Epiphany" by Steve Blank in Russian. He is also a co-founder or executive committee member of various events, including iForum, Silicon Valley Open Doors, IDCEE, Startup Crash Test, Kyiv Startup Week, SVOD Europe, and others. Prior to GrowthUP Group, Denis held C-level positions and completed several exits with Ukrainian companies. He graduated from Kiev Polytechnic Institute in 1996 and IMI in 2000 (MBA). Since 2005 years in Venture Capital. Well connected, 300+ investments and equity deals.