MRPL IT Cluster - Mariupol IT Cluster

Support projects for Ukrainian IT entrepreneurs
  • Training programs for Project Managers and separately for Sales Managers
  • High-level 360 consulting in the areas of: Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Delivery, HR, Recruiting
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About Us

The Mariupol IT Cluster was set up in 2018, uniting over 20 IT companies and 700 professionals from the Azov region and Eastern Ukraine aiming to develop the  Donetsk region IT sector. After February 24, 2022 cluster members got relocated to other cities in Ukraine and abroad. Part of the team is currently based in Khmelnytskyi and Mukachevo.

In our new projects we focus on providing assistance in the development and search for partners and investors for relocated IT businesses and specialists from Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Kherson and other regions affected by the war.

Cluster activities
Consulting and mentoring
Networking and consulting with Silicon Valley mentors
IT project management program for project managers
IT Business development and sales management program for sales managers
Educational activities
Cluster mission

Assistance to the IT sector of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odessa, Mykolaiv and other regions of Ukraine, assistance in developing the activities of IT companies and specialists who were forced to get evacuated due to military action.

"IT specialists in the east and south of Ukraine faced a crisis that has not often happened to  hi-tech businesses in world history. They lost their homes, got displaced all around the world and often have to start their activity basically from zero. And yet they carry on and develop the IT sphere in Ukraine and abroad thanks to their experience, professional expertise, modern ideas, flexibility and ability to adapt quickly to changes. United we do incredible things, not only saving our team and family, but also helping the country", - Andrii Gadashevich, CEO of Mariupol IT-Cluster.

Andriy Gadashevich
Director and co-founder of MRPL IT Cluster, CEO of the IT company MakeBeCool
Olga Shapran
Mentor of management development and consulting programs for the IT sector
Yuriy Davydenko
Project manager
Victoria Dulsha
Communication manager


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Training programs for Project Managers and separately for Sales Managers
High-level 360 consulting in the areas of: Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Delivery, HR, Recruiting
June — October 2023
MRPL IT Cluster mentorship program to increase IT company sales

MRPL IT Cluster is launching a consulting support program to help 7 relocated IT companies develop their development, marketing/sales, project management, and finance strategies. Meetings with leading industry experts, networking and online consultations for IT business teams.

The five-month online program is designed for representatives of the IT sector from Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kharkiv regions, or other war-affected regions, employing 15 to 300 people and facing the consequences of the outbreak of war and regressive business consequences.

June — August 2023, July — September 2023
Business Development and Sales Management in IT: MRPL IT Cluster online course

Online course "Business Development and Sales Management in IT" for sales managers of relocated IT companies.

June — August 2023, July — September 2023
Project Management in IT: MRPL IT Cluster online course

MRPL IT Cluster is launching an online course "Project Management in IT" for project managers from IT companies that have some or even all of their employees relocated. This course is for those who want to manage IT projects more effectively.

September 18—19, 2021
MRPL IT Weekend

Did you miss IT events? Not enough new insights? Need some inspiration? The large-scale event MRPL IT Weekend will take place On September 18! Everyone passionate about IT, both young professionals and experienced business owners, is welcome!

What to expect on this day?

  • Top speakers from all over Ukraine
  • Discussions on current issues in the IT world
  • People sharing common ideas, making new contacts.
March 19, 2021
Investors EAST - an online discussion about investing in the IT business of Eastern Ukraine

How to revive the economy and speed up the technological development of Eastern Ukraine? How to join efforts and successfully invest in startups? "Investors' EAST" is an online event about investing in IT technologies. We will learn how:

  • to find promising IT projects and make money;
  • not  to lose money and invest wisely;
  • to predict the future of startups and IT companies;
  • to start a reliable partnership.

We will answer all questions on March 19 at 13.00-14.30.

March 4, 2021
Open IT East: how to create startups and work with investors

Hello, Kramatorsk! Online discussion about startups and technologies, creative projects and opportunities that will not leave you indifferent.

What to expect?

  • Presentation of free opportunities from the startup center 1991 Mariupol
  • Revelation on secrets of the startup industry
  • Ruining stereotypes and catching the innovation vibe
  • Talking on issues of importance for you

Who is our audience?

  • Active young people
  • Freelancers and founders of technological projects
  • IT specialists and companies
  • Investors
  • Members of non-government organizations and the government sector in the IT field

When? March 4 at 5 p.m. online.

January 21, 2021
MPRL IT TOWN - an online meeting of the IT community and summing up the year

We summed up 2020 and set new goals for 2021. On January 21, we will meet online at MRPL IT TOWN - the IT professionals annual meeting. The video conference will be held on the ZOOM platform, the event live broadcasting can be seen on YouTube and Facebook.

The program covers:

  • the biggest achievements of the IT industry of the East
  • disappointments and insights
  • plans and new strategies for the coming year
  • trends and ideas
  • meeting the most active members of the community

Starts on January 21 at 18:30.

December 11, 2020
East Coast: IT Investment Forum

EAST COAST: IT Investment Forum is an investment forum of Eastern Ukraine in the field of information technologies. The main goal is to ruin the industrial region stereotypes, to  demonstrate opportunities and successful cases for Ukrainian venture investors, to discuss partnership between representatives of the IT industry in different regions of Ukraine.

The best experts in the field of economics, information technologies and investments, together with representatives of the startup industry and local authorities will discuss the prospects of development of the creative economy of the region.

As part of the forum, you can see the real-time presentation of startup projects of the 1991 Mariupol incubation program graduates: the latest services, applications and platforms created by the region's IT specialists. Eastern Ukraine startups have a great opportunity to present their achievements in the format of short business meetings (speed dating with investors).

October 24—25, 2020
Hackathon for developers

Hackathon for developers is a two-day competition for creative developers who can solve the most difficult tasks in a very limited time. Technology specialists 16+ who have minimal programming experience or are studying in the relevant field are welcome to participate.

The Hackathon format includes:

  • 30 participants from the Donetsk region (who have experience in IT);
  • team work on an idea and a technological solution;
  • lectures and workshops by experts that will help Hackathon participants;
  • support of moderators who will manage the teams;
  • creation of IT products in 2 days
April 15, 2020
Mariupol IT cluster: what, where, when and why?

Have you heard about Mrpl IT cluster? It’s an association of local companies and organizations for the development of the IT sphere and education in Mariupol. The cluster was created last year, it is active, it holds regular events and accepts new members. We invite you to meet the cluster members.

15.04 at 17.00 in 1991 Mariupol. Free entrance.

May 28—29, 2019
MRPL IT Conf 2019

The largest IT event of the year. Speakers from the top city companies and invited speakers. 2 days full of premium content, practical experience and real cases.

Venue: Beetroot Hub.

October 27, 2018
MRPL IT Conf 2018

The first IT conference in Mariupol! The most useful and largest IT event this fall will be held on October 27-28 at the Evo Club site with the support of the Mariupol IT Cluster.

Mukachevo, str. Sadova, 25, Ukraine
Khmelnytskyi, str. Kamyanetska, 112/2, Ukraine