Michael Babich

Entrepreneur, Startups, and Tech in Kyiv, Ukraine

Michael Babich

Entrepreneur, Startups, and Tech in Kyiv, Ukraine

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I help companies with business design to transform and implement innovative solutions. I focus on the right strategy and business model for the right product. Passionate about network effect and marketplaces.

Bio:

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the development and growth of high-tech companies. For 10 years, he led high-tech outsourcing company in Ukraine, with offices in two cities. He also built two start-ups and made two exits via M&A. Most recently, Michael serves as an independent consultant helping companies with business design and strategy to build innovative products and grow. He supports Ukrainian start-up ecosystem by advising and giving lectures.

Before closing his last start-up venture RocketStart (marketing suite for small business) Michael launched in Ukraine representative office of Polish media-corporation ITI Group: prepared launches of a satellite network, a TV channel, and a network of movie theatres. He played a leading role in building the company's media assets. Prior to ITI Group Michael launched in Ukraine successful international lifestyle magazine MAX (GQ competitor): bought license, set up the office, and within six months made it profitable.

Previously Michael was a consultant at Project Consulting Group. Under his leadership, three international businesses entered the Ukrainian market and brought $15M investments. Before that, Michael was an account manager at McCann-Erickson where he managed ad campaigns for L’Oreal cosmetic and Boehringer Ingelheim pharmaceutics.

Michael is a graduate of Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Ukraine and holds specialist (M.B.A. equivalent) degree in International Economic Relations.

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