About the program

The Digital Impact Program for Cahul is implemented by Startup Moldova and is part of the EU4Moldova Project: Startup City Cahul, funded by the European Union and Sweden, and implemented by ATIC, in response to Activity 3. Supporting the development of a start-up funding and acceleration program digital and innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs, contributing to their capacity building and investment readiness.

19 months

Implementation period

780k lei

Maximum value per initiative

10 - 20

Selected initiatives

7,8 milioane lei

The total amount of funding

Phases of the program

Program Description

The Digital Impact program for Cahul phase 2 was created to strengthen the ability of technological startups from the Republic of Moldova to attract investments and scale, with an emphasis on the contribution made to the development of the startup ecosystem in the Cahul region. Within phase 2 of the program, a total grant budget of MDL 3,900.00 is available. Each final beneficiary of the Phase 2 Digital Impact Program will be able to access a grant in the maximum amount of MDL 780,000, provided that their own contribution amounts to at least 20%.

Apply now to the Program!

Every technological startup from the Republic of Moldova (or IT company that develops a product, technological service, innovative and with scaling potential) is invited to submit the project proposal until June 17, 2023.

The application package will include the following 3 documents:

    1. Concept note, completed, according to the model provided. The concept note contains the description of both the company, the current activity and the project proposed for financing.
    2. Declaration of honor, completed, according to the model provided. The declaration of honor is a confirmation of the fact that the applicant understands his part of the contribution to the project, in case of winning, that he assumes the responsibility of the contribution and confirms ethical aspects related to the activity of his company.
    3. Company extract.


In the first application stage, interested applicants will send the application package to the email address digitalimpact@startupmoldova.digital, no later than June 17, 2023, 23:59.

Interested companies can send questions regarding the program to the email address digitalimpact@startupmoldova.digital until June 16, 2023. Each file received will receive confirmation for a maximum of 48 hours regarding the receipt of the file.

All details of the application process can be found in the Applicant Guide.

Applicant’s Guide

Concept Note

Declaration of Honor

Program Description

Digital Impact is a program through which companies in the Cahul region, who want to digitize their internal processes and innovate, applied and were selected to access funding worth a maximum of 780 thousand lei per initiative. Digitization initiatives are being implemented through third-party IT companies, selected through open competition, depending on the technical requirements and specifications of each individual initiative. Each beneficiary of the program contributes at least 20% of the total value of the digitization initiative.

Application guide to the Digital Impact Program focused on the Cahul region

Results of the Selection Process

The Digital Impact Program, focused on the Cahul region, announced the beneficiaries selected for funding in the first phase of the Program. Out of 27 initial applicants to the Program, 13 were pre-selected in the first stage, and 12 of them submitted complete applications and were physically interviewed by the Evaluation Committee on January 31, right in Cahul.

Following a complex evaluation that included both application review and interviews, each applicant was given a quantitative score, and 6 of the applicants subsequently qualified for funding based on their score and program budget availability.

Thus, funding of up to 780,000 MDL per project is to be distributed between 2 public institutions, 2 non-profit organizations and 2 private companies from the Cahul region.

Selected Beneficiaries

Here are the 6 selected organizations and the digitization projects they implement with the support of IT companies, selected following open tenders held.

Cahul Land Museum

With more than 38,000 active exhibits, it will implement a complex project to digitize the museum heritage, which will lead to increased interactivity and visitor interaction with the objects exhibited at the museum, increasing the number of visitors and promoting the tourism potential of the region.

Provider: RT DESIGN STUDIO SRL, Co-financier: Cahul City Hall

Association of Mass Grape Producers from Cahul district

He proposed the launch of remote agricultural consulting services for association members, including by procuring high-performance equipment for monitoring vine plantations.

Provider: EUROALUN SRL, Co-financier: Chemonics International INC

LAG “Lunca Prutului de Jos”

It will develop a platform to promote the Lunca Prutului de Jos destination, with e-commerce and booking functionality included.

Provider: Kreyon Media SRL, Co-financier: Solidarity Fund

SRL Svirol-Agro

It set out to implement systems to optimize agricultural production processes by implementing a Cloud-type FMS (Farm Management System), the company currently managing a territory of over 3,000 ha.

Provider: Agriscop Group SRL


He set out to create digital wine cellars – an innovative idea aimed at supporting winemakers in the early stages of production and selling wine before it is produced.


“Nicolae Botgros” Palace of Culture

It aimed to create a common, digital platform for the administration and promotion of all extracurricular and cultural activities carried out in the municipality of Cahul.

Provider: ALIDENSIA SRL, Co-financier: Cahul City Hall


I will help businesses in the Cahul region to identify technologies that can help businesses break regional barriers and export services and products to other regions and other countries using digital platforms.

Andrei Stan

Vice President Product, Strategy and Finance at INDEX.DEV, UK

I hope that I will have the honor to collaborate with the first unicorn founded in Cahul and that through this program we will succeed in creating a community of entrepreneurs who have access to the necessary consultancy to produce visible changes and develop digital platforms to grow the Cahul region and not just.

Rodica Belocosov

Vice President of MoneyLion, Malaysia

I will ensure that beneficiaries understand absolutely everything related to project development, including IT project development processes. I will take care of the implementation of good practices, but also the awareness of the possibilities of scaling projects in the future.

Venedict Strișca

Expert in implementing projects in the agricultural field

Through the Digital Impact Program I aim to contribute to the development of a more open, simplified society, with more efficient governance and simpler solutions for citizens and the business environment.”

Victor Guzun

Expert in the development of projects in the digital field, Estonia

The digital solutions implemented within the digital impact program will contribute to a sustainable development of tourism in the region, whose main beneficiary will be the local community.

Andrei Rusu

Managing Partner at GoAdventure Moldova, tourism expert

I will call on my knowledge and expertise to contribute and monitor the implementation of the most advantageous solutions both for the beneficiaries of the project and for the entire Southern region.

Postolachi Vasile

Expert in digitalization projects of public services. Project manager

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