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Nurturing Tomorrow’s Innovators: A Recap of Startup Weekend 2023 – October Edition

The October 2023 edition of Startup Weekend in Chișinău was not only a hub for tech experts and entrepreneurs but also a platform that welcomed young, budding talents. Among the 79 participants, the event saw the active involvement of four underage kids who joined the entrepreneurial journey, side by side with their parents, from the event’s beginning to its conclusion. This inclusion marked a remarkable and heartwarming aspect of the event.

Despite the energy and enthusiasm that fulfilled the event, some participants humorously expressed their desire to work 24/7, perhaps a testament to their dedication. However, the event’s structured schedule led to the fondly remembered tradition of sending everyone home at 10 PM each night, ensuring a balance between hard work and necessary rest.

At the heart of the event, 11 inspiring pitches were delivered, each packed with innovation and ambition. These pitches exemplified the diversity of ideas and the quality of projects that came to life during this edition of Startup Weekend. The culmination of the event was the recognition of three standout teams, whose journey we look forward to witnessing as they strive for success.

“Solar Guard” secured the first-place position with their innovative solution for monitoring surplus electricity in photovoltaic parks, addressing a pressing issue in the renewable energy sector.

“Eneta” took second place with their intelligent clothing personalization application, a reflection of the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry.

“Ciorăpel” took third place with their intelligent robot designed for household management, specifically the organization of toys and socks, making life a bit easier for many.

Startup Moldova, the driving force behind the event, had much to be proud of. The dedicated team, led by Crudu Ilinca, who is now officially a seasoned community coordinator at Startup Moldova, managed an unforgettable event.

The success of Startup Weekend 2023 – October Edition was only possible through the generous support of its partners. Orange Systems and Innovate Moldova, also by USAID Moldova, the Embassy of Sweden in Moldova, and UKAid, played a key part in making this event possible for creative young minds.

Special thanks go to event facilitator Cosmin Pirvu from Veridion, appointed by Techstars, who guided participants through the 2.5 days of Techstars Startup Weekend. Doru Curoșu set the tone with an engaging icebreaker session, and participants gained valuable insights on HOW TO PITCH workshop, from Tal Catran.

An outstanding lineup of mentors, including Vitalie Eșanu, Roman Știrbu, Eugeniu Cepoi, Ivan Tasca, Nikita Katrechko, Andrei Valcov, and Aliona Levca, offered their expertise. The jury, consisting of Sergiu Placinta, Mihaela Negru, Cristian Cerneanu, and Veaceslav Bârdan, raised the bar contributed to the quality of the pitches and ideas presented.

In conclusion, Startup Weekend 2023 – October Edition was not just a tech event but a celebration of innovation, inclusivity, and unwavering support for aspiring young minds. The event exemplified how entrepreneurship and innovation can flourish with the right blend of passion, dedication, and mentorship. We eagerly await the future achievements of these remarkable teams and anticipate the next chapter in the journey of Startup Moldova.

Startups attending list

viarliveViar.live allows any 360 ̊ enthusiasts and business owners to create and share amazing VR experiences with ease
respiroMarket place for psychological support
easyplanSAAS solution for dental clinics
bloomcodingBloomcoding is reinventing online coding education for children, by teaching kids how to code through Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences.
enabldEmpowering Communication Service Providers to offer smart and cost-effective business communications services
xorXOR builds modern communication software for recruiting and HR to hire and retain talent more efficiently.
faguraP2P credit platform
donkeyDonkey.io makes code deployments simple and fun, regardless of the location you are delivering your software solution to.
metafarmA WEB 3.0 platform where for tokenizing real assets in agriculture using Blockchain, NFT and Metaverse technologies.
selftalkSelftalk is a behavioural health app that helps tech employees deal with anxiety, stress, depression, and negative inner conversation.
delyA set of white label delivery solutions that features the whole package of software required to set up and run your own delivery business
undeA platform for event pages management with tools for events promotion, tickets sale and community building
brizyBrizy is a multiplatform website builder that anyone can use.
sonr_musicSONR Music is a compact disc-shaped 100% waterproof audio player.
boldA platform that brings together specialists from the NEW MEDIA ART area for promoting and re-imagining new products.
langlyA non-standard platform for learning English based on the Oxford English course.
stilioStilio is web platform and booking app designed for Beauty industry, an online digital solution for making online appointments to beauty salons and specialists.
watznowWatznow offers a quick way to share videos with people around you or anywhere in the world with an interactive map.
fastbossFastBoss is Integrated mobile-first CRM-like tools with embedded Virtual Assistant for salesmen and business owners
enamplyAI-assisted productivity management platform that reduces bias in performance improvement and creates a habit of feedback.
influenceInfluence.md is a platform that connects brands with digital storytellers, influencers, and content creators in order to personalize their brand story.
aml_cryptoBlockchain Analytics & Crypto Investigation.
baby_medBaby Medy inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of parents and their kids by providing the best care through medicine and modern technology.
doctor_chatDoctorchat is an online clinic platform.
renterRenter is a long term electric bicycle rental service for couriers
my_idMyID provides identification and validation process tools for businesses
music24Platform for music artists where they can sell their songs and merchandise, directly communicating with their fans
clickschoolClick School provides online training and career guidance services in the IT field that the beneficiary pays upon employment.
kicklyA platform for sports organizations to create graphic content in minutes
toutoringOnline tutoring for students
startupProvide a set of products and services that allow the creation of applications and websites without code.
consulterFind the right expert advice for your business with Consulter - the marketplace for top-notch consultants across industries.
inst_expertInstant online help from reliable therapists
sahInteractive online chess courses for children
swiftSaasS solution to connect with customers who leave their contacts online
greenoGreenoSoil is a ClimateTech and AgTech company building the first and the largest global geospatial data marketplace in agriculture
iAsigiAsig is a property and casualty insurance agency powered by technology.
indexIndex is a global network of vetted, world-class software developers, that helps enterprises to find and hire top-caliber engineering talent.
planablePlanable is a content review and marketing collaboration platform used by over 5,000 teams.
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