More than a thousand participants took part in Moldova Startup Week 2020 on November 16-20, during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, the most important event of the year dedicated to local start-ups.
The event boasted over 1,050 participants from Moldova and abroad, 64 top speakers, and 36 events dedicated to local start-ups. Over 20,000 Internet users were connected online, including from Ireland, Romania, Germany, Poland and Belarus.
Moldova Startup Week 2020 set the tone for global trends in innovation-based entrepreneurship, and connected experts, mentors, managers, international partners, enthusiasts and the best start-up founders. The event is a TechStars initiative and is part of the series of projects developed by TEKWILL as part of the “Startup Moldova” programme, with the support of USAID and Sweden.
Participants heard details of a unique new structure to be created in 2021, responsible for the management of the promotion and development of projects in support of the start-up ecosystem in Moldova. It will also provide technical advice and assistance and will align with the Government’s Digital Innovation Fund initiative. The new organisation will attract funding resources and help strengthen the absorption capacity of local start-ups.