Startup Life/Podcast/ The Sifted Podcast — Ukraine special: Founders on the front line Ukraine has been upended by war — Sifted meets founders in the country to find out how their lives have changed By Zosia Wanat 13 February 2023 \Startup Life UK visa endorsement fees will now cost founders £2k — down from up to 15x that By Zosia Wanat 24 March 2023 Startup Life/Podcast/ The Sifted Podcast — Ukraine special: Founders on the front line Ukraine has been upended by war — Sifted meets founders in the country to find out how their lives have changed By Zosia Wanat 13 February 2023 In this special episode of Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast, our central and eastern Europe correspondent Zosia Wanat meets the leaders of some of the continent’s most resilient startups. Based on extensive interviews with Ukrainian founders, this special episode reveals how people working in the tech sector — which is vital to the country’s economy — have battled to keep their businesses alive amid bombs, blackouts and evacuations. The podcast tells the stories of Ukrainian entrepreneurs in their own words, from colleagues trapped in basements with Russian troops on the streets, to investors pulling funding and big business pivots to stay afloat. Presenter: Zosia Wanat Producer: Tim Smith Listen to Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify and more! Related Articles Sherry Coutu and Coursera step in to upskill UK’s digital laggards By Maija Palmer Click here to read more ‘Menopause tech’ is the hot new niche in femtech By Kitty Knowles Click here to read more SoftBank is involved in 6% of all VC flows in Europe By Kim Darrah Click here to read more Online events startup Hopin hits $2.1bn valuation just 8 months after launch By Amy Lewin Click here to read more Most Read 1 \Startup Life UK government to reform ‘equity for visas’ residency application system 2 \Fintech Is Revolut really worth $33bn right now? 3 \Startup Life Techstars unexpectedly pulls out of Sweden mid-programme 4 \Deeptech The other funding gap: it’s not just unicorns that are leaving Europe 5 \Deeptech ‘There’s going to be a bloodbath’ — is generative AI a bubble?