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TEKWILL CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2018
March 1, 2018 @ 11:24 am - 5:00 pm
Tech Village is set to be an unprecedented investor’s conference, where person to person interaction is the most important element. The conference will unite 50 local and international investors and 50 startup founders in the same village at Orheiul Vechi. For a weekend, the fast-paced future businesses will be born out of the idyllic atmosphere of Moldova countryside.
Date: October 13
Tech Fest is an umbrella event, hosting a series of activities dedicated to all those passionate about technology and innovation in the country (i.e. connectivity applications, smart solutions, VR, gaming robots, AI, automotive, etc.). The event is open to all tech enthusiasts: IT professionals, vertical industries, entrepreneurs and students.
MAKER FAIRE CHISINAU
Date: October 13
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
ICT CAREER ORIENTATION
Date: October 17
ICT Career Orientation is dedicated to all young people studying ICT specialties within higher or vocational education institutions and aims to motivate and guide them on the opportunities for professional growth in the ICT.
The annual event has become the main communication platform between current and future IT professionals, employers and potential employees. Major IT companies will come to share useful insights and information on current career directions, cutting-edge technologies, suggestions for developing a successful career, but also to talk with students about requirements and recommendations for continuous professional growth.
Young people will have the opportunity to discuss with potential employers and learn from them what are the opportunities they can take advantage of, career prospects and steps to be taken to increase their chances in the field. The event agenda will include guidance sessions on mainstream topics and trends. Within the Companies Fair held in the hall of the university, the participants will learn more information about participating companies, internship opportunities, and employment conditions.
WOMEN IN ICT
Date: October 22
The “Women in ICT” event celebrates female role models, brings into the spotlight successful practices and stories, and dismantles stereotypes and common misperceptions about career opportunities in IT. Another aim of this event is to support women IT professionals, encourage experience and knowledge sharing, and give a significant boost to communication and collaboration among them.
Participants are given the opportunity to get to know each other and to exchange views and visions. Well-known ICT managers and successful professionals share their experiences and offer suggestions and recommendations on how to build a bright career in IT. Over 200 participants are expected to attend the event.
Within the event, the “Women in ICT” Awarding Ceremony will take place. The Ceremony has the purpose to recognize and celebrate the professionals, that have had a significant contribution to the development of the local ICT industry. Twenty female IT professionals, managers, representatives of ICT public authorities and teachers, educating IT professionals, will be awarded.
STARTUP WEEKEND MOLDOVA
Date: November 05-09
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
CHISINAU STARTUP WEEK
December 10-14, 2018
Next to Startup Weekend, CSW is one of the Startup Programs of the global ecosystem – Techstars hosted by over 75 communities around the world, created to inspire and strengthen the area’s entrepreneurial community through a week-long series of more than 30 free networking and workshops sessions on topics such as finding funding, marketing for startups, and sales training.
The goal is to create an environment where people from Moldova and South-Eastern Europe can come together to share their stories, learn, network and expose potential.
A fixed-term, cohort-based program that includes seed investment, connections, mentorship, educational components, and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day to accelerate growth.