Startup Nations Conference: Lessons for Ukraine

Ukraine has seen many upheavals in the last few years. What is missing in the debate is a clear direction as to where the country should be heading in the future. Old school politicians talk about change but are only sluggishly reforming the country at best.

This is why the first Startup Nations Conference will be held in Kyiv. We will bring more than one hundred people together to share ideas on how to create change from the ground up. Our goal is to inspire and empower you with creative ways how to advance freedom in society.

Agenda – Saturday the 14th of September 2019

12:30-13:00 Reception with coffee and opening of the conference

13:00-14:00 Yanick Dols will share key insights how blockchain technology can transform capitalism and empower communities

14:00- 15:00 Peter Beukelman will talk about strategies how to advance freedom in society

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 Toine Manders talks about how to live free in an unfree world

16:30-17:30 Vít Jedlička talks about the Free Republic of Liberland. Current events and opportunities.

17:30-18:00 Drinks and networking

About the speakers:

Yanick Dols is a tech-savy entrepreneur with a key interest in the intersection of society and technology.
Working with several projects to build and researching new ways to build our society to be more united, inclusive, autonomous and sovereign.

Peter Beukelman is a electro technical engineer and started thinking about liberty around the time the dot-com bubble burst and he read and watched anything he could find on liberty. At some point he found out that if everybody has the same rights, a ruler, aka government, must be illegitimate. He visits liberty based events around the world such as Hoppe’s “Property and Freedom Society”, the “Contra Cruise” and “Anarchapulco”. Peter is a big fan of crypto currencies, was a candidate MP for the Libertarian party in The Nethlernads and he writes weekly for a Dutch libertarian website.

Toine Manders – Lawyer, entrepreneur and anti-politician, has built a reputation in the field of tax planning, estate planning, asset protection, trust services and formation and management of companies and trusts for entrepreneurs and consultants as the director of trust firm HJC, which formed about 7000 corporate entities in total. Between 1984 and 1996, HJC advised about 6,000 clients on how to avoid the military draft.
One of the major breakthroughs in his work was the Inspire Art decision, in which the European Court of Justice ruled that every entrepreneur in the EU has the freedom to form a company in another member state, and therefore may choose the member state with the most business friendly company law, even if all activities are in his home country.
Toine Manders was the leader and chairman of the Libertarian Party of The Netherlands (LPNL). He was the top candidate on the list of LPNL for the Dutch national elections in 1994 and 2012. Manders was interviewed by hundreds of national TV and radio stations, newspapers, magazines and journals. He has been invited to (nationally broadcasted) debates with professors, members of parliament, and other politicians. He spoke at hundreds of seminars for entrepreneurs and their advisors.
On 16 June 2017, Manders testified before the Dutch Parliamentary Questioning Committee Tax Schemes. His clear and well-represented counter arguments against the system of taxation have been a hit on social media. Several videos with subtitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish and other languages have gone viral and have been watched over 1.5 million times.

Vít Jedlička is the President of the Free Republic of Liberland. He proclaimed Liberland on 13 April 2015 and has since travelled all over the world to rally support. Vít will share the history and the latest developments regarding Liberland.
Jedlička’s working career ranges from sales and management to financial analysis and IT. Over the years he has developed strongs views on the role of the state in society. He considers himself as a libertarian with liberal views on individual freedom and the least state intrusion possible.