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Get ready for the most important Startup event of the year!
Techstars Moldova Startup Week 2020

What is Startup Week?

The most important Startup event of the year!

Five days (16-20 November 2020) of exciting entrepreneurial events that will bring together local and regional speakers and successful startups, and include over 10 networking, workshops, trainings, launch of entrepreneurial initiatives, and much more!

Moldova Startup Week 2020 is organized under the global brand powered by Techstars to gather the local community, inspire entrepreneurship in Moldova, and empower local entrepreneurs.

The goal is to achieve our strategy 20/21:

  • To develop country innovative triangle (universities, corporations, government)
  • To share with community what was done and what we are going to do
  • To develop international collaboration with relevant verticals
  • To develop internal investment community

The main planned activities from agenda (November 16-20, 2020):

  • Gov4StartupsThe official opening of Startup Week of the year. The day will be filled with important remarks regarding the governmental support for innovation, global exposure for the local startup ecosystem, and international opportunities for future startups.
  • Startup ShowcaseThroughout the day, Moldova will present their top innovative startups to students and enthusiasts through Demo Day and Inspiring stories.
  • MatchDayFull day of online connection sessions that will match startups with mentors, accelerators, and investors to work together on improving the initiatives’ future.
  • Verticals Day The day will include a series of events presenting the novelty, non-tech, local industries that have made it into the startup ecosystem.
  • Corporate Innovation DayThis day will top up the week with an event that will include IT companies and startups, elaborating a specific picture of the future employee and describing their company!
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Who are the most active startup community ambassadors in Moldova!

There are a lot of initiatives that intend to develop a local startup ecosystem. We would like to ask you to help us to identify the most active and known community ambassador, which support and develop startups in the most effective way. THE COUNTRY SHOULD KNOW ITS HEROES. You can nominate and recommend independent individuals or people representing an organization.


What are the most impactful startups in Moldova?

What makes a startup great? Ideas, innovations, fast progress, but most of all: its impact! Startup Moldova 2020 announces START VOTING for the most impactful startups in Moldova. The contest takes place on Sli.Do and you can find it by following this link
or entering the code #92471 in the app. Vote for the most impactful startup and/or propose your startup to add to the contest



Andra Nuta
Andra NutaTechstars
Regional Manager
Marc Penzel
Marc PenzelStartup Genome
Kamran Elahian
Kamran ElahianHigh Tech Entrepreneur with 3 Unicorn IPOs!
Anatol Usatii
Anatol UsatiiMinistru al Economiei şi Infrastructurii
Scott Hocklander
Scott HocklanderUSAID
Mission Director
Adam Amberg
Adam AmbergEmbassy of Sweden
Counsellor/ Head of Development
Michael Rosschou
Michael RosschouSilicon Valley Int.
Chief Strategic Officer Company
Vitalie Tarlev
Vitalie TarlevMinistry of Economy and Infrastructure
State Secretary for IT&C
Ana Chirita
Ana ChiritaTekwill
Senior Project Director
Lio Chen
Lio ChenPlug and Play
Managing Director of the Travel and Hospitality Center of Innovation
Levan Kavtaradze
Levan KavtaradzeTMT Investment
Deputy Investment Director
Siemon Smid
Siemon SmidPwC
Director of International Business Development
Michael Horovič
Michael HorovičCIO
EDUA Group
Viorel Bostan
Viorel BostanUniversitatea Tehnica a Moldovei
Veaceslav Kunev
Veaceslav KunevATIC
Chairman of the Board
Natalia Dontu
Natalia DontuMoldova IT Park
Moshe Porat
Moshe PoratRoad2 Haifa
VP Operations & Head of AI CoE
Manuel Koelman
Andrew Wrobel
Andrew WrobelEmerging Europe
Founding Partner
Artur Gurau
Artur GurauRockit Academy
Mary Nemciuc
Mary NemciucStartup Moldova
Program Manager
Aliona Rotaru
Aliona RotaruDreamups
Executive Director
Alexandru Gozun
Alexandru GozunPwC Moldova
Thomas Ruddy
Thomas RuddyUNDP Moldova
SDG Accelerator Business Model Expert
Viorica Cerbusca
Viorica CerbuscaArtcor
Executive Director
Ana Alcaza
Ana AlcazaXY Partners
Doina Iatisin
Doina IatisinGenerator Hub
Project Coordinator
Irina Grisca
Irina GriscaIHUB CHisinau
General Manager
Traian Chivriga
Traian ChivrigaXY Partners
Olga Melniciuc
General Manager
Geta Rasciuc
Geta RasciucBabymoon Care
Founder & CEO
Dmitri Voloshin
Dmitri VoloshinSimpals
Nikolay Manolov
Nikolay ManolovXOR
Chairman Of The Board
Simon Zagaynov
Simon ZagaynovExpoPromotion
Elena Varta
Elena VartaZona Zero
Daria Khlopova
Daria KhlopovaSeedstars
Partnership Manager
Dmitri Gangaliuc
Dmitri GangaliucRiift Studio
David Smith
David SmithSmokehouse
Liliana Busuioc
Liliana BusuiocAlliance of Small Enterprises
Executive Director
Vitalie Tataru
Vitalie TataruAC Tech
Founder & Managing Partner
Lisa Gutu
Lisa GutuSalt Edge
Head of Business & Partnerships
Tudor Darie
Tudor DarieFagura
Calin Gryadchenko
Calin GryadchenkoPaynet
Chief Executive Director
Iuri Cicibaba
Iuri CicibabaTaxaco Group
Managing Partner
Horia Cardos
Horia CardosAgroland
CEO & Founder
Oleg Stiopca
Oleg StiopcaThe USAID High Value Agriculture Activity
Workforce development specialist
Eugeniu Cepoi
Eugeniu CepoiRoyal Map
Founder and Data Analyst
Sergiu Jaman
Sergiu JamanAgrobiznes
Vitaliy Buzu
Vitaliy BuzuIntterra
CEO & Co-Founder
Alex Leahu
Alex Leahu
Profesor de matematica
Vitalie Esanu
Vitalie EsanuInvat Online
Dima Albot
Dima AlbotSmartest
Tatiana Alexeev
Tatiana AlexeevTekwill in Every School
Sergiu Nagailic
Sergiu NagailicMedical Toursim Review
Olga Schipu
Olga SchipuMedpark
Tamas Bekasi
Tamas BekasiEIT Health InnoStars
RIS Business Creation Project Manager
Irina Covriga
Irina CovrigaStartup Moldova
Community Manager
Evgeny Frolov
Evgeny FrolovStartup Moldova
Startup Tracker
Antonio Nasuto
Antonio NasutoIBM
Chief Digital Officer
Izabela Milewska
Izabela MilewskaAmazon Web Services
Global Digital Skills Leader
Roman Stirbu
Roman StirbuSimpals
Olga Surugiu
Olga SurugiuOrange Systems
Director of International Operations
Corina Damaschin
Corina DamaschinTekwill
Project Manager
Irina Oriol
Irina OriolTekwill
Deputy Project Coordinator

Get Involved

We kindly ask you to involve in the organization of Chisinau Startup Week 2020, and help us bring the event to the highest level, through alignment of content agenda and partnership


Mary Nemciuc

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