Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe located in its geographical heart. Since the 8th century Ukraine's capital, Kiev, has been an important economical and cultural centre located at the cross-roads of the most important trade ways linking the West and the East.
The country has always been a desired target for many powerful empires. Over time, social traits such as the importance of freedom, creativity and tolerance have become prevalent in the Ukrainian society. Entrepreneurship has also been anchored in the Ukrainian blood. Combined, this has created a moderate and lean approach to life and the starting of new companies. The city has a gravitational pull on alumni from the best technical institutes in Ukraine and has a large, creative, entrepreneurial scene.
The capital of Ukraine, Kiev, is a dynamic bustling city with many different nationalities living together.