Ukrainian ed-tech firm defies war to expand in UK and EU

UKRAINIAN ed-tech firm DAN.IT is beginning a major expansion drive in the United Kingdom, backed by global tech companies and private investors.

The metaverse-based education platform will offer training programmes where budding IT specialists can gain skills from industry experts, mostly based in Ukraine, with a 24/7 direct line to tutors.

This provides an opportunity to learn in an immersive environment, where students can engage in spontaneous discussions, learn from and inspire one another.

The tech behind this learning solution, vetted by an advisory board including names like Astound, and Wix, integrates a unique practise-based teaching methodology with personalised mentorship, in-metaverse job fairs, and career coaching.

Courses include data analytics, machine learning, programming essentials, front-end and full stack development, UI/UX design and product ownership. That will expand into wider disciplines including creative thinking, digital market, cybersecurity, and soft skills for the changing tech landscape.

CEO Ksenia Stolbova said students from all over the world could benefit. “As a Ukrainian, that makes me very proud. Just 19 days after the war began, we managed to restart our business, and now, with the majority of our staff still in Ukraine, we’re truly going global.”

Founder Eddie Prilepsky added that there had been 35 percent year-on-year growth, and a 73 percent employment rate among graduates so far. “The UK is the perfect market to test those growth figures.”