Ukraine war: Trying to run start-ups in a conflict

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    According to Lyubomyr Dykun, 95% of his employees “have gone to fight.”

    He serves as the company’s chief executive officer. G-Mak is a Ukrainian home security business. His concept is the Amazon Ring home security system on steroids. What appears to be a little black box with a camera was created by his company.

    Tear gas can be sent out if it senses an intruder to deter any potential burglars.

    The company’s clever catchphrase is “Ukrainians know how to protect.” But the battle has given him a major issue. His workforce has been destroyed.

    Even under the best of circumstances, starting a profitable business is a significant challenge, but doing so during a war is more challenging. Blackouts, infrastructure attacks, and bombings are just a few of the difficulties currently faced by workers in Ukraine. Despite this, a group of start-ups from Ukraine travelled a long way to Las Vegas to attend the largest tech conference.

    Artem Didinskyi, the co-founder of online kitchen designer Corner, said that it took him three days to arrive. He had to get special clearance from Ukrainian officials to attend because Ukrainian men under 60 are not allowed to travel outside of the nation. He finds working in Kyiv, where electricity is a luxury, and the many neon signs of Las Vegas to be worlds apart.

    But Artem has come up with something of a solution. The gas station nearby has a dependable generator. Today, the forecourt of his office is a gas station. The coder can only function in this manner.

    He claims his unit is without heating. He says, “I sleep with my dog in my bed to help keep me warm.”

    30% of Ukrainian fields, according to Tatiana Gorzey from eFarm, are poisoned. It’s incredibly challenging to check every inch of a field that is millions of acres large.

    Lyubomyr, the CEO of G-Mak, plans to attempt manufacturing his home security systems in America. His opportunity to network with possible investors at CES is crucial. A large portion of the group portrays the war as valiant and believes they can win.

    They also stand a fair chance of succeeding abroad if they can, despite all the obstacles the war has presented to them.