Ivan, and partners Arthem Kariavka and Dmytro Velychko, co-founded Kyiv Hackerspace, Ukraine’s first Hackerspace and an open community lab incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where hackers could come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.
In 2014, Ivan worked with Nazar Mokrynskiy, Anton and Alexander Diatlov and Vladislav Griezev to launch Opir.org, a geo-location service with critical real time data used to coordinate activists, deliver medicine to hospitals and self-organise the activist forces in Ukraine. It was built in less than one month, and in the first 24 hours of releasing it to the public Opir.org generated more than 800,000 views from approximately 40,000 people. The app has today become a universal tool in the monitoring of elections in Ukraine.
Ecois.me is Ivan’s latest venture, a B2B2C service, which solves problems of both end-customers and utility providers. For end-customers the service reduces electricity bills up to 20%. For utility providers Ecoisme helps to reduce power peaks and offer their customers a value added service. Ecoisme plans to sell specially designed sensors to customers who keep track of their household power consumption, upload the data on this sensor to a website, and then a mobile app gives tips on how to save energy, recognizing the most energy-inefficient devices and finding ways to optimize the usage of various devices during energy consumption peaks. Ivan works on Ecois.me with partners Nazar Mokrynskiy, Anton Diatlov and Alexandr Diatlov.