Mate academy is an Ed-tech startup that helps people get into Tech free before employment. Сompany has more than 120 employees, 60+ developers among them. The main product is a technological platform where people learn coding. 2000 students places worldwide with 90% success rate. Since 2022 Mate academy scaled its operations worldwide. Students from UK, EU, Asia, Africa, the US, and Canada learned to code on Mate academy platform and found jobs as software engineers. The head office is located in Kyiv. Currently, Mate academy offers employees a remote-first format also. Even before the start of the full-scale war, Mate Academy did not cooperate with Russia in principle and never enrolled students from the aggressor country. The ed-tech startup systematically supports volunteer funds that help the Armed Forces. In particular, from February 2022, about 6 million UAH were transferred to support Ukraine. Also, service members who joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine after February 24 will be able to study for free at full-time programs without further financial obligations regarding payments after employment. “Mate academy’s aim is to teach programming to 1 million people worldwide. Investments in the growth of IT education are strategically important for our state. I’m sure cooperation with the Lviv IT Cluster will help to get one step closer to realizing this goal. In addition, the Ukrainian Tech-industry is one of those that keeps the economy of our country. So consolidation market Members will only contribute to better results. That is extremely important for support and recovery of Ukraine”, says Roman Apostol, CEO and co-founder of Mate academy. “The development of tech education is one of the main directions of the Cluster’s work. On our account, 18 updated bachelor’s programs in four universities of Lviv. I am sure that among a number of our educational initiatives and projects, Mate academy will find those that allow us to make IT education in Lviv even better”, adds Stepan Veselovskyi, CEO Lviv IT Cluster.