Agenda

08:30 - 09:00

REGISTRATION OPEN

Event moderator

Sebastien Toupy

Moderator

Community builder, storyteller & strategist, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช

Opening remarks

09:00 - 09:40

Welcome speeches

Maia Sandu

The President of the Republic of Moldova, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Dumitru Alaiba

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economic Development and Digitalization, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Kent D. Logsdon

Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Moldova , ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Jฤnis Maลพeiks

Ambassador, Head of the European Union's Delegation in Moldova, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป

Katarina Fried

Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Fern Horine

Ambassador of United Kingdom to the Republic of Moldova, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Catarina Bjorlin Hansen

Director, Head of Moldova, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช

09:40 - 09:50

Discovering the untapped potential of the Moldova's Startup Ecosystem

Olga Melniciuc

CEO at Startup Moldova Foundation, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

From Zero to Hero

10:00 - 10:15

Keynote Speech: Iโ€™m โ€œBuilding Your Startup Communityโ€

Dave Parker

5X founder and an expert in scaling startups for growth and exit, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

10:15 - 10:50

Interview: Navigating the startup journey together with Bloomcoding, SelfTalk and Sumboard

Dave Parker

Moderator

5X founder and an expert in scaling startups for growth and exit, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Mihaela Kawinska

Co-founder at Bloomcoding, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Viorica Vanica

Co-founder at SelfTalk , ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Nicolae Guzun

Co-founder at Sumboard, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

10:50 - 11:00

Presentation: 3 Winning Business Models from Moldova

Nick Himowicz

Business Coach, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

11:00 - 11:15

COFFEE BREAK

From Zero to Hero

11:15 - 11:20

Presentation: The power of community on startup growth, Moldovan case

Cristian Cerneanu

Senior Entrepreneurship and Startups Manager at Future Technologies Activity, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

11:20 - 11:40

Fireside chat with accelerator's alumni, Dreamups, YEP, XY, Technovator

Cristian Cerneanu

Moderator

Senior Entrepreneurship and Startups Manager at FTA, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Mihai Moglan

Founder at SengEnergy, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Mihai Dascฤƒl

Founder at Baby Medy, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Mihai Coศ™leศ›

Co-Founder at Robolex, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Cristina Tocari

Co-Founder at Recycline, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Scaling and Growing Global

11:40 - 12:00

Keynote Speech: Unsexy Truth about Startups Success in CEE

Stoyan Yankov

Productivity & Performance Coach, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

12:05 - 12:25

Panel: The path to scale: Challenges and considerations for successful startups

Andrei Juc

Moderator

Co-founder at Kids App, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Edmundas Balcikonis

CEO and Co-founder at Such Much AI, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น

Daniel Ray

Director of Strategy at Muse Group, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

PITCHING SESSION

12:30 - 13:05

Startup Founders Showcase

Tal Catran

Moderator

Tech Innovation Expert, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

13:10 - 13:15

GenAI for Accelerated Growth: Google Cloud Empowering Startups

Kristina Poustovan

Corporate Sales Manager at Google, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

13:15 - 14:15

LUNCH BREAK

Scaling and Growing Global

14:15 - 14:30

Fireside Chat: Talents Aqusition: Strategies for business growth and expansion

Anisah Osman

Moderator

Startup Life Reporter at Sifted, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Mihai Marcuลฃa

Co-founder at Nodeshift, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

14:30 - 14:45

Keynote Speech: Rooted in Resilience: Beetrootโ€™s journey from Sweden to Ukraine, Moldova and beyond

Andreas Flodstrom

Founder and CEO at Beetroot, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

The power of money

14:50 - 15:05

Keynote Speech: How to start your startup: lessons fromย buildingย Graphy

Andrey Vinitsky

CEO and Co-founder at Graphy, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

VCs Pitching

15:05 - 15:40

Florin Visa

Early Game Ventures, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

Karol Lasota

Inovo VC, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Marius Istrate

TechAngels, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

Raya Yunakova

LaunchHub Ventures, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Robert Herscovici

GapMinder VC, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

Alexandru Bogdan

CEO at ROCA X, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

Anton Waschuk

Scout at u.ventures and Director at WNISEF, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Rฤƒzvan Suta

FinTech Program Managing Director & CEE Business Development Lead @Startup Wise Guys, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช

15:40 - 16:00

COFFEE BREAK

The power of money

16:00 - 16:15

Fireside Chat: The principles of investible startups

Olga Melniciuc

Moderator

CEO at Startup Moldova Foundation, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Marius Istrate

Chairman of the Board at TechAngels, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

16:15 - 16:25

Keynote Speech: The role of exit strategy for companies

Denis Filatov

Investment Director at Horizon Capital, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Development opportunities for startups

16:30 - 17:00

Opportunities for the development of startups in Moldova

Catalina Plinschi

Moderator

Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister at MEDD, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Natalia Dontu

Administrator at Moldova Innovation Technology Park, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Vadim Jeleascov

Head of Fintech Department at National Bank of Moldova, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Thibault Charlet

Programme Manager for Digital and Economic Development at European Commission, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

Maria Terentiev

Principal Manager, Advice for SMEs Finance & Development Group at EBRD, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

17:00 - 17:05

CLOSING REMARKS. Group picture

19:00

Start for networking dinner