What is Startup Moldova?

Startup Moldova is a private initiative, a non-profit organization, founded in April 2021 by the National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC). Led by a team of Board Members, our organization is dedicated to accelerating economic growth and prosperity in the Republic of Moldova through a thriving startup and digital innovation ecosystem by 2030.

Startup Moldova in numbers

320 +
offline people at our events
6700 +
People joining us online
58 +
tech startups investable NOW
3
core team members
23 +
investors to intermediate warm welcome with
4
board members

What is our mission?

Our mission is to empower startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators by providing them with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive and contribute to the economic growth and prosperity of our nation. Through strategic partnerships, advocacy, mentorship, and education, we aim to build a robust startup ecosystem that drives economic development, job creation, and sustainable progress in Moldova.

Our key areas of activity

The key beneficiaries we keep in mind while designing our strategy, but also executing it on a daily basis are: Startup founders and teams, as well as future founders.

Foster a collaborative ecosystem

To nurture Moldova’s startup ecosystem, we craft a strategy, engage the community, and promote local founders. Our community events, overview of events and programs, and directory of startups support collaboration and knowledge sharing

Improve access to funding

Enhancing Moldova’s funding landscape, we shape the legal framework and mentor startups for successful fundraising. We foster connections with investors, build trust, and establish dedicated funds for financial backing while reinforcing the ecosystem’s growth with community programs

Nurture startups growth

We aim to nurture Moldovan startups by contributing to a pro-startups legal environment, offering mentorship and access to essential services. Additionally, we support their global exposure at key international events

Key partners

In order to deliver the work we do, we are partnering with companies and institutions which contribute to the impact we can generate for the ecosystem growth

Our team

Meet our team! We are happy to present to you the professionals that work daily with the startup ecosystem and find new opportunities for innovators in Moldova. Get to know our role in Startup Moldova foundation below and let us know how we can help!

Olga Melniciuc

Executive Director

Ursu Mircea

Legal Counsellor

Veronica Țăruș

Investment Officer

Ilinca Crudu

Community coordinator

Olesea Peredenco

Projects Assistant

Doina Guzun

Head of communication

Artiom Pînzari

Projects Coordinator

Daniel Florea

Event Manager

Ligia Dolinta

Web Designer & Developer

Denis Bucharsky

Graphic & UX Designer

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Check our open positions and become a part of our team.

Our board members

Roman Stirbu

CEO Simpals

Eugene Tsyrklevich

Founder & CEO – Parkopedia

Nikolay Manolov

Co-founder – XOR

Vasile Granaci

Head of EMEA – Oyster | Angel Investor

Vitalii Petrosyan

CEO / Fondator – Langly OÜ

Natalia Donțu

Administrator – Moldova Innovation Technology Park

Vasile Tofan

Senior Partner – Horizon Capital

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