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My name is Katerina, and I am a Founder of the Open Innovation Studio. After 10+ years of experience in startups I have founded this venture with the mission to drive sustainability and profitability of businesses through constant innovation. I believe in immersive innovation and think that there are so many opportunities for established companies and young startups to collaborate together and improve user experiences! They simply need to find ways to connect and work effectively. Since I have been on both sides - an employee at the large enterprises like airports, and a startup founder - I really understand the challenges and needs of both types of businesses.

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For 10 years I have been working at startups in various fields: sharing economy, travel retail, web3. My roles have varied from co-founder and CEO to Head of operations and strategic initiatives. Finally, I got involved in the Open innovation area with the goal to help established companies connect with cutting-edge products and startups, launch pilot projects, do integrations, partnerships and acquisitions.
Some words about my previous professional experience.
I joined Unstoppable Domains at its earliest days, have been an 11th employee, and have seen the startup grow to 150+ employees and become a 1-billion dollar company. I have been responsible for various business areas, including hiring, partner integrations, and operations, and now I am managing strategic initiatives like developing Unstoppable Women of Web3 and Partnerships with Accelerators. Unstoppable Women of Web3 is the initiative to educate women on web3, drive diversity in the space, showcase more females and help them grow and connect.
Before Unstoppable Domains, I have been a CEO and co-founder of two e-commerce startups in travel retail (Mydutyfree) and sharing economy (Dressboom), leading teams of up to 20 people. Bringing IT companies from ideas to traction, revenue, and expansion.

On top of that, for 5+ years I have been working at large state enterprises - the International Boryspil Airport and the National Sport Complex 'Olimpiyskyi'.
I am a business-minded person, trying always to see opportunities how to improve effectiveness, make something easier/cheaper/quicker, how to bring more joy to people's lives. I love being a part of innovations, business, and startups ecosystem.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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