Entrepreneur, community builder and lean startup enthusiast. Founded Vintage, an art eCommerce platform. Managed IHUB Chisinau. Co-organized Ignite Chisinau and UnArtOras. Funded the Business Angels Moldova group. Previous business development manager at Tekwill. And now founder XY Incubator, an accelerator program for help startups to scale.
He is the CEO of Granat Digital Agency and the President of the Digital Communication Network. He is a digital communication innovator and strategist, early stage investor with hundreds of successfully implemented projects over the past 12 years. Mr. Gurau launched the Rockit Digital Conference in Moldova in 2014 and co-founded the Rockit Academy (Academia Rockit) in 2016, initiatives which support global development in the digital communications space. Mr. Gurau also co-founded the Digital Communication Network professional association after participating in the U.S. exchange program in 2015. His interests include innovative startups, social entrepreneurship, technology, media, politics, and sports.
12+ years experience as an sales evangelist, strategist and teacher. Helping prospects and customers make strategic decisions that have meaningful impact on their business. Leading great sales teams as small as 5 and as large as 30. Empowering good sales people to become great sales people leveraging traditional and non-traditional methodologies.
Lisa has started her own entrepreneurship journey right after finishing Computer Science College. She co-founded Fentury - a personal finance advisor app, helping its user to get better at savings. While exploring the problem of PFM market, Lisa discovered that the main problem relies in getting access to the bank data. She joined Salt Edge - the Open Banking API Platform that enables banks, lenders and other financial companies to get access to over 3000 banks in over 60 countries. While being at Salt Edge, Lisa has started working on the PSD2 Compliance solution in the Cloud, helping banks to meet all the regulatory requirements in a span of a few month. Lisa is active in the Open Banking space for the last 5 years and is currently Head of Business Development at Salt Edge.
Ana Chirita is the Strategic projects director of Moldovan Association of Information and Communications Technology Companies, Tekwill Project Director. As an advocate for the Moldovan IT community, she plays an important role in developing Moldova’s ICT industry. For the last 10 years Ana has actively been involved in a series of initiatives aiming to advance the competitiveness of the ICT sector and promote the ICT as a core enabler for national economic development. Under her leadership the Association became an important voice of the industry and a viable platform of dialogue and collaboration between the private sector, Government and development partners. Within the Association, Ana manages to attract all the interested stakeholders and needed resources in order to address important for industry challenges. The projects she is managing – Moldova ICT Summit, IT Career Promotion Campaign, Smart Classroom, Educational Initiatives, improving the legal and fiscal framework for ICT companies and many others – are meant to produce impact and strengthen the trust in Moldovan ICT industry. Starting 2015 Ana coordinates the Development of ICT Excellence Center in Moldova Project – Tekwill.
Roman Gluck’s day to day activity is being a Project Manager / UX Designer under the flag o' WIS Digital Agency. Besides that he has an extensive 6 year background in Public Speaking and Pitching as a trainer for startups and speakers at IT conferences. For the last 3 years he was responsible for preparing speakers for Moldova Developer Conference ‘16-’18, being a coach for startups during Startup Academy Moldova by ATIC, trainer at numerous workshops for students from Moldova.Thanks to the fact that Roman has been in 3 startups, he had the opportunity to gain experience in pitching in front of international judges in: Germany, Copenhagen, Netherlands, Lithuania and others. He uses this experience to help startups and speakers succeed in delivering their idea to their audience and to judges at startup competitions. Roman has 7 years of acting school background which helps to deliver captivating ideas and stories to any audience.