February 11th - March 12th, Tekwill

Startup Academy Moldova

Reserve your spot now!



Traian Chivriga

Founder at XY

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.


Artur Gurau

President of Digital Communication Network

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.


Nicolae Esanu

Co-Founder at ITWorks

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 Gutu

Head of Business Developmnet at Salt Edge Inc.

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 Chiriță

Tekwill Project Coordinator

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

Project Manager and Public Speaking Mentor

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.


Introduction in Entrepreneurship

February 11th
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Lean Startup Methodology
  • Essential tools for an entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurship Education or Getting Started
  • Price: 500 MDL

Ideation & HR Management

February 13th
  • Ideation
  • Building the team
  • Talend acquisition
  • Team Management
  • Price: 500 MDL

Market and competition analysis

February 18th
  • Market Segmentation
  • Select the Market
  • Build an End User Profile
  • Profile the Persona
  • Price: 500 MDL

Create a Business Model

February 20th
  • Full Lifecycle Use Case
  • Validate Your Core
  • Design a Business Model
  • Quantify the Value Proposition
  • Price: 500 MDL


February 25-26th
  • Start With a Smaller Niche
  • Keep Leads Warm
  • Utilize Social Media
  • Think Beyond Adwords
  • Price: 800 MDL


February 27th
  • Optimize Funnels Bottom Up
  • Understand Conditions to CLOSE
  • Tune One Stage of a Funnel at a Time
  • Price: 500 MDL

Operational plan and project management

March 3rd
  • Operating Plan
  • Startup Project Management
  • Fluid Processes
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Price: 500 MDL


March 5th
  • Start with a paper prototype
  • Create a digital wireframe
  • Share your prototype with people
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Price: 500 MDL

Finance & Budgeting

March 10th
  • Accounting
  • Financial Model
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Unit Economics
  • Price: 500 MDL


March 12th
  • Being Consistently Pitch Perfect
  • Advice on pitching
  • 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch
  • Price: 500 MDL



Reserve your spot now!

One Module

500 MDL
  • One mentoring session

Full Program

3000 MDL
  • All worshops