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Discussions between the startup community and Dumitru Alaiba – results

On April 11, the Moldovan startup community had the opportunity to connect with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization – Dumitru Alaiba. #FoundersMeetUp

The event was organised by Startup Moldova in partnership with Yep Moldova, Dreamups and XY Partners, with the support of Innovate Moldova and development partners USAID, Sweden and UKAid.

At the event – the startup community had a chance to address concerns and challenges and present ideas for improving infrastructure for ecosystem development alongside the Deputy Prime Minister! Moreover, they shared their vision of the future of entrepreneurship in Moldova and highlighted the potential of the country’s technological ecosystem.

Deputy Prime Minister Dumitru Alaiba expressed his support for the startup community and emphasised the government’s commitment to creating a favourable environment for startups to thrive in Moldova.

I want us to build an authentic culture of startups in Moldova because we can do much more and have room for it. Startups are where new and innovative ideas emerge. So to have a vibrant and dynamic economy, we need a startup culture. We know this. This is our vision. This is what we promote. This is what we will continue to support.

The Deputy Prime Minister mentioned.

He also mentioned initiatives and policies aimed at supporting entrepreneurship, such as reducing bureaucratic barriers and ensuring access to finance and resources and others that will facilitate the creation of sustainable space.

Some of the topics covered can be seen below!

Startup support:

  1. The use of labour contracts, 0-hour contracts and service provision in startups
  2. Deferred payments and taxes for startups at the beginning of their activity
  3. Need to expand support for MITP, scaling local startup incubator/accelerator programs

Bureaucracy and foreign investment:

  1. Potential to streamline bureaucracy, especially for foreign nationals, registration and employment processes
  2. Lack of regulations for foreign venture capital investments in Moldovan startups
  3. Discussion of potential legislation to address this issue

Cooperation and access to data:

  1. The need to strengthen collaboration between state institutions, startups and SMEs
  2. The importance of accessing critical data for startups and SMEs

Payment systems and fees:

  1. The absence of payment systems like Stripe and digital banks like Revolut and PayPal
  2. The need to reduce interchange fees for banks

The meeting was an excellent opportunity for Moldovan startups to create a direct dialogue with a government official and present the potential to stimulate economic growth and innovation in Moldova. It also emphasises the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors to support the development of the startup ecosystem.

Also, during the event, the new Secretary of State in the field of Digitalization from the Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalization – Mihai Lupașco – was presented.

The event was a success and demonstrated the openness from both sides to create a bright future for the entrepreneurial landscape of the Republic of Moldova.

With continued support from organisations such as Startup Moldova, Yep Moldova, Dreamups and XY Partners and the support of development partners such as USAID, Sweden and UKAid and event partners ArtCor and Purcari Wines – the future looks promising for the Moldovan startup ecosystem.

You can contact the Startup Moldova Foundation for any questions and suggestions at community@startupmoldova.digital and follow our social networks to stay up to date with our work and opportunities for the community here.

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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