Lessons From The Founders Scaling Their Startup In A War Zone

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, the lives of Stacy Pavlyshyna and Roman Sevast changed from startup founders to survival coordinators. Headquartered in Kyiv, the founders of Awesomic (YC S21), share their experience of securing their safety and evacuating their team members from across Ukraine under the dangers of war and missile attacks—all while continuing to build and scale their startup.

The following organizations helping Ukraine need your ongoing support:
Nova Ukraine (https://novaukraine.org/donate/)
Razom for Ukraine (https://www.razomforukraine.org/donate/)
Come Back Alive (https://www.comebackalive.in.ua/donate)

For more ways to support Ukraine, read our blog post:

Thank you to Stacy Pavlyshyna and Roman Sevast for sharing their story. If you are in need of design work with fast turnaround, check out Awesomic (https://www.awesomic.io/).

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Chapters (Powered by https://bit.ly/chapterme-yc) –
00:00 – Introduction
00:45 – Awesomic typical day
01:56 – Russia attacks Ukraine
03:03 – Focus and executing emergency plan
04:03 – Hardest part of the war
05:00 – Getting people to safe place
06:05 – Growing the business
06:57 – Startup mode

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