Startup Weekend Women Chisinau
Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018
Friday, May 18 - 20, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
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A weekend of empowering women entrepreneurs!
What is a Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. This global grassroots movement of active and empowered community leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Participants with varying specialities come together to share ideas, form teams and launch startups from the bottom up.
What’s different about this event?
This Startup Weekend is designed to engage more female entrepreneurs and provide them with the necessary resources for long-term success. The weekend will be a focused on empowering women within our community to lend their voice to innovation. It will be first Women's Startup Weekend happening in Moldova.
The innovation ecosystem has never been more exciting than it is right now.
We understand it takes a community of creative thinkers to help build an idea from concept through to execution, this event will be supporting women pitches only. In doing so, we ensure women are able to hone their creative and entrepreneurial talent in a safe environment that inspires risk-taking and innovation with the help of the broader community of men and women ready to share their expertise to champion change and fuel new ideas.
How does it work?
The concept is simple: women pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas followed by a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders providing another opportunity for critical feedback before a final winning team is chosen.
Why should I participate?
Whether entrepreneurs find co-founders, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5 job, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
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She has been involved as a speaker, mentor, group coach, experimental trainer in projects focused on business development at both international and national levels. Her interests revolve around assisting entrepreneurs in creating, launching, developing national and international businesses and particularly in creative industries and sustainable business models. Among projects deployed in the country she has participated in the design of the first rural entrepreneurship cup (a rural business competition deployed and acceleration program with Estonian partners and with several rural incubators), designed the first fashion acceleration program in collaboration with Fashion Technology Accelerator from Milan and a French fashion consulting agency, deployed and consulted one of the first ecological CSAs groups in Moldova (Community Supported Agriculture) With regard to women entrepreneurship: Olesea has initiated projects for young women starting with 2010 "Life and Business Skills for Girls", started women programs such as GEN WOW Program - a peer to peer women entrepreneurship development program (2014),GEN Creative Women , invited as a national country expert in an EU-funded project "Women Entrepreneurship – A Job Creation Engine for South Eastern Europe" and others.
She was nominated and accepted the role of WED World Ambassador for Moldova for 2015 and 2016.
Founder Media Sapiens
Manager Corporate Communications and CSR
Head of Mobiasbanca's Communication and Quality Department
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Women Chisinau team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Chisinau is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
The Cube is also home to most of Athens’ technology events, hackathons, innovation sessions and training events.
Maria has been involved with Startup Weekend since 2009, having facilitated over 20 events around the world in cities such as Torino, Athens, Volos, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Patra, Vlasic, Copenhagen, Limerick, Moldova and more.
Her first business was founded at a Startup Weekend.
Maria was invited to join as a fellow to the RSA community in 2016 which provides a platform for the world's leading thinkers, sharing their ideas online, while their Action and Research Centre searches for new and innovative ways to solve society’s greatest challenges.
She loves challenges and connecting with people with the same mindset as her own and turning nothing into something huge & impactful.
A mother to two young boys Panos 14 & George 12, loves to travel and staying fit & active, and loves trying out extreme sports.
Maria's Moto: "It's suppose to be Hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it Great"
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