Techstars Startup Weekend, AI Edition

Chisinau, Orange kITchen, Calea Ieșilor str., 8
April 19, 5:30 PM - April 21, 5:00 PM GMT+3

Looking to start your startup but seeking AI tools for growth?

Join us for a weekend of innovation and creativity at Techstars Startup Weekend, AI Edition, hosted in the beautiful city of Chișinău at Orange Kitchen. 💛

➡ From April 19th to 21st, this event offers a unique opportunity for learning, networking, and hands-on experience for anyone interested in bringing their AI startup ideas to life and understanding how to use AI tools for growth.

Here’s What’s in Store for You:
Day 1/ Meet, pitch, and form teams.
Day 2/ Build a minimum viable product and receive mentorship from local industry experts.
Day 3/ Complete work, give final pitch presentations, network, and celebrate!

You’ll get to:
Get up close and personal with some of the brightest minds in AI from Moldova, ready to guide you every step of the way.
✅ Tap into a wealth of resources tailored to help refine your AI project.
Learn how to pitch your idea with confidence and clarity to our panel of judges.

The Techstars Startup Weekend is organized by Startup Moldova and Sigmoid, alongside our general partner Orange Systems, and with the support of FTA and Western NIS Enterprise.

We will be selecting only 50 enthusiasts to join us for 3 days of innovation at Techstars Startup Weekend, AI Edition in Chișinău. Apply today and secure your spot for an unforgettable weekend of learning and networking! 💥 💙
⏰ Deadline for applications – Apply by April 15th!


5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Arrival of participants, Network

Arrive at the venue, to Orange kITchen and get checked in for the Startup Weekend. Get to know the place, the people.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Introduction

Welcome speech from the organizers. Special guest speech.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Participants ideas presentation, Voting & Teams Formation
If you already have an idea that you want to work on during these 54 hours, now is the time to pitch it. Participants will vote on the ideas they liked the most, the ones they would like to join and work on together.

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Training – Business Model Canva

8:00 PM – … Start working as a team

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Coffee & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Review of agenda, day 2

Review the day’s agenda and what teams should be focused on. Teams formed to get their spaces set up and begin to work.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Workshop on AI Tools and machine learning

10:30 PM – 1:00 PM Teamwork, mentoring

Mentors visit each team and review their business model, providing feedback and recommendations.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch, networking

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Teamwork, mentoring

Teams work guided by their mentor, using their knowledge and experience to achieve their common goal and achieve results.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner, networking

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Teamwork

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Coffee & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Review of agenda, day 3

Review the day’s agenda, judging criteria, and the tech check.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Workshop on How to pitch

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Teamwork, mentoring

12:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch, network

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Teamwork, mentoring

The last few hours should focus on perfecting the presentation, and technical check for final presentations.


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Announcement of results


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