Our locations in Eastern Europe; Lviv, Wrocław & Ternopil
As a member of the European Union and neighbour of Ukraine, Poland is the logical extension of Virtido’s presence in Eastern Europe. Culturally close to Western Ukraine, Virtido can use many synergies between these locations and rapidly scale. Our Polish headquarter is situated in Wroclaw.
With over 50’000 IT & Software companies and nearly 80’000 technical graduates each year, Poland is one of the most attractive IT labour markets and talent pools in Europe.
Western Ukraine and in particular Lviv („Lemberg“) as well as Ternopil have close historical links to Western Europe. Between 1349 and 1772 as well as 1918 and 1939, Western Ukraine belonged to Poland and from 1772 to 1918 Western Ukraine was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
At our main location Lviv, there are 12 universities with over 100,000 students, whilst in Ternopil there are 4 universities and 4 institutes with over 36,000 students (Ternopil has the highest share of students of the total population in the Ukraine!). Based on this excellent educational infrastructure, there is a large pool of highly educated professionals in Western Ukraine. The young generation is highly motivated, whilst income level is comparatively low in contrast to neighbouring EU countries such as Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania
What are our location advantages?
With over 50’000 IT & Software companies and nearly 80’000 technical graduates each year, Poland is one of the most attractive IT labour markets and talent pools in Europe. Ukraine has a large pool of well-educated and highly motivated professionals (all our employees have a university degree) and an IT industry with over 200’000 workers.
In Poland we have offices in Wrocław, also known as the Silicon Valley of Poland. Our locations in Western Ukraine are in and around Lviv, which has been known for years as a dynamic “nearshoring” hub for Western Europe.
Several years of own experience in Ukraine, absolute confidence in our selectively chosen talent and very dynamic cooperation with the local community are the basis for successful services of Virtido. In Poland we can rely on synergies between the two markets through geographical and cultural closeness.
Our main office for IT Nearshoring is located in Lviv – our new premises are very modern and interactively equipped. Individual customers occupy a room exclusively with their dedicated IT team, while the developers of other customers share a room. Team events and offers such as English & German classes are held together to promote the Virtido community beyond project boundaries. In addition, we have two other locations in Lviv and join forces with local partners for special projects and for sharing a resource pool.
The city of Lviv
The historic centre of Lviv was mostly built at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Not coincidentally numerous coffee houses and restaurants reminiscent of Vienna are located around the idyllic town hall square. The opera house is located in the city centre where regular performances take place. Lviv has excellent transport links via Vienna, Munich or Warsaw. If you ever wanted to visit Lviv, it would be a pleasure for us to guide you through the city!
The historic centre of Lviv was rightly added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1998. Lviv hosted the UEFA European Championship 2012 and since then has a very modern airport with many connections to Western Europe.
Our Business Process Outsourcing Team is located in Ternopil. For the recruitment of German-speaking employees, we work closely together with the Faculty of Economics and the Department of German Studies at the local university.
The city of Ternopil
Ternopil is approximately 120 km away from Lviv located around an artificial lake. Unfortunately, the city was largely destroyed at the end of the Second World War. However, Cathedral, Theatre Square and a few other buildings are still reminiscence of its former architectural beauty.
Virtido is active in Wroclaw – the city of bridges (around 300) – since the beginning of 2022. The rich history of the city is reflected in the diverse architecture from different epochs. With 11 universities and over 15’000 IT-related graduates, Wroclaw has earned the label ‘Polish Silicon Valley’
The city of Wrocław
Wrocław looks back on a turbulent history. Between the 13th century through the end of World War II, the city was host to a mainly german speaking population. The city was held by Bohemia, Hungary, Austria and Germany. Since 1945 Wrocław is part of Poland. The rich history of the city is reflected in the diverse architecture from different epochs. With 11 universities and over 15’000 IT-related graduates, Wrocław has earned the label ‘Polish Silicon Valley’ and is a city of bridges (around 300).