Six local startups in the field of environmental technologies will develop their services and products, in order to expand abroad, within the Moldova Power Accelerator acceleration program. For 10 weeks, the newly launched businesses will have the expertise, mentoring and guidance of international experts from the DEX Innovation Center in the Czech Republic, but also in the Republic of Moldova, to scale their business. Moldova Power Accelerator is organized by Startup Moldova, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Sweden in the Tekwill project, implemented by the National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC).
Ana Chirita, TEKWILL Director: “Startup Moldova contributes to the development of the ecosystem through innovation and knowledge of the technology industry with other related fields. Integrating these technologies into different spheres of life can provide multiple opportunities for business development and growth. Moldova Power Accelerator is the key for startups and innovators at the forefront of the green industry. We want to develop innovative products and services, with potential for other industries and that are tangible, including abroad.”
The teams will have access to the expertise of the mentors’ group at the DEX Innovation Center in the Czech Republic, an institution that contributes to accelerating sustainable energy innovation in Europe and supporting startups in this field, to find their business model and to achieve performance. The aim of the program is to help local initiatives increase their sales and significantly improve their value in the international market. At the end of the online acceleration program, startups will be able to present their services and products to investors in order to obtain financing.
The 6 startups participating in Moldova Power Accelerator are:
Oleg Negru, Founder of “NGR Green Power”: “Through our startup, we aim to build medium-sized solar power stations, which will be as an alternative to renewable energy for local agriculture. Our main goal is that the final products of the startup NGR Green Power to effectively replace local irrigation systems so as to grow the green economy”.
Ilie Cebotari, Founder of “Design Academy”: “Our startup, “Design Academy “, is positioned as a consulting company for the construction of architectural and green design buildings. Our primary goal is to promote the efficiency of natural resources, to reduce pollution and to continuously look for solutions to improve and perform in the proposed activity. We will also strengthen a group of companies under the auspices of “Green Building Design”, to further promote care for the environment and renewable energies in any sector of activity.”
After completing the acceleration program, startups will participate in a Bootcamp, where they will learn to prepare their pitches for presenting business ideas to investors abroad, will develop their voice and presence skills, benefiting from individual consultations from communication and marketing specialists.
And at the end of December, the six startups will participate in Demo Day, where they will present their services and products to investors, in order to obtain financial resources. Moldova Power Accelerator is implemented by DEX Innovation Center (Czech Republic).
The TEKWILL project – The revolution begins!
The Tekwill project is implemented by the National Association of ICT Companies, with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development and Sweden. “Tekwill” was created in 2017 as a Center of Excellence of the ICT sector in Moldova, with the main purpose of aligning the field with current market requirements. Aiming to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the IT industry and other strategic sectors of the economy, the center expanded its fields of activity, becoming in 2019 a complex project at national level, with the slogan “The revolution begins!” The basic objective of the TEKWILL Project, as a platform dedicated to the progress of the IT sector, is to ensure a major impact on the economic development of the country, by improving the entrepreneurial and educational capacities of society, but also by increasing the research and development potential of educational institutions, in line with the demand in the IT market.