SWChisinau: Yum app – find nearby restaurants

Yum – the Android app that helps you find nearby restaurants according to your culinary prefferences

A young team that started its project during Student Startup Camp develops an Android app that allows its users to easily find a nearby restaurant according to their food prefferences, price category and other chosen filters – directly from their mobile phone or tablet. Also, it offers the possibility to browse through their menus, view the photos and descriptions and get informed about their promo-actions and events.

This app, called Yum, will appeal to busy people that are looking for a specific kind of dish, but don’t know what restaurants offer them, and if they are open at the moment. It is essential for tourists, because it will help them discover the best restaurants from Chișinău that offer their favourite from a wide range of cuisines, including the Moldovan one.

Download app on Google Play.

Global Startup Battle Tracks

This year attendees have the opportunity to compete in themed tracks that offer different prizes, resources, and judges!

Champions Track: The Champions Track will showcase the best of every city and Region. To compete in this Track your team must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at your local Startup Weekend. Learn more.

Startup Women Track: We’re honored to support building diversity with a Track focused on women entrepreneurs and highlighting their work and talents. The Startup Women Track drives participation at all levels by accepting teams that have a female founder, led by a woman, or consisting of 50% or more women members. Learn more.

Education, Empowered Track: From improving the way we learn to increasing access to education, we’re looking at you to join us in creating a world where everyone is empowered to be a thinker and a maker. Education, Empowered Track is sponsored by General Assembly. Learn more.

Do the KIND Thing Track: Bring your socially impactful ideas to Do the KIND Thing Track. With commitment to social entrepreneurship with impact, this Track focus is to make the world a little kinder, one act or idea at a time. This Track is powered by KIND Healthy Snacks. Learn more.

The Innovator’s Track: The .CO Innovators Track is calling all Startup Weekend teams that are launching their brilliant ideas on a .CO domain. Prizes for this Track include a trip to Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH Festival – the best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company. This Track is powered by .CO. Learn more.

Orange Moldova offers 10 free tickets

Get your free ticket Startup Weekend 2014 from Orange


Are you passionate about digital innovations? Are you curious what ideas and projects have young Moldovan IT specialists? Want to know and to experience business ideas in just 54 hours? Come to the sixth edition of Startup Weekend – a practical exercise for youngsters who dream to become entrepreneurs in the IT field.

As a partner of the project, for the fifth consecutive time, Orange Moldova offers 10 free tickets for the contest. Their owners will be able to know and engage directly in the process of creating and launching a business – from idea generation to development of a prototype, the marketing plan and business model well-defined.

Those who want to get a free ticket are invited to send a motivation letter by e-mail moldova@startupweekend.org, until November 5, 2014.

Moldova Startups Weekend ideas

Startup Weekend 2011


Connecting young players, sport agents, football clubs in a single community.

Startup Weekend 2013

Hai la Tara

Social project, founded on August, 1 2013, supported by UNDP and European Union, which aims to create an additional income for people living in rural areas, on both banks of Nistru River, by offering their space and Casa Mare for rent.



With AVO You can receive calls on your phone, without paying for roaming. To make or receive phone calls, you need to use 3G/4G with a local sim-card, or connect to the internet via Wi-Fi at a cafe or hotel.



Vintage enables businesses to decorate their offices with artworks made by the most talented artists from developing countries. We can transform your office, hotel or restaurant in an art-gallery, periodically bringing new artworks which will inspire and motivate your employees.


GSB Is Your Time To Shine

This is the awesome medal Startup Weekend Moldova winners will receive, automatically entering the Champions Circle at the Global Startup Battle.

GSB was created by the community and serves the community. It’s your chance to stand up and show the world what you’re all about. Rep your city, rep your region, bring home startup glory, and join a legacy of amazing GSB winners. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend events are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition.

Moldova Startup Weekend #6: Registration is open

It’s back!  Startup Weekend Moldova is back and better than ever!

Registration is now open and for those ready, you can jump to the FEST to get your ticket now while you can.


Startup Weekend: leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneurial education

Startup Weekend is one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneurial education around the world. Its mission is to educate and inspire entrepreneurs and give them the motivation and networking opportunities they need to take the next step in creating a successful startup company.

Its goals are not limited to just creating local startups, it is educating, inspiring the mindset switch (from employee to entrepreneur) and the development of risk taking culture. Part of the learning experience at Startup Weekend is demonstrating practices that encourage growth and innovation.

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Even if they do not continue to work on their ideas, many people take the experience and apply it at their current jobs. Others use Startup Weekend as a testing ground either for their ideas or for what joining a startup would be like. Whether entrepreneurs found companies based on the idea they pitched and developed during Startup Weekend, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill outside their usual job, including learning how to work under pressure and really fast, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared for the challenging world of startups.

In Moldova, there are no entrepreneurial ecosystems, and the education is still focused on preparing people to get jobs, with a little emphasis to teaching how to develop own businesses and create jobs, it is difficult to observe immediate results out of Startup Weekend events. Also, the fact that good IT professionals are in a constantly increasing demand, with very generous job offers from different companies, and a very little support infrastructure for startups on the other hands, is delaying many people’s  decision to quit their job and become entrepreneurs.

startup weekend

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However, getting international exposure and generating interest from accelerators and incubators from the region, as well as experienced western entrepreneurs or investors, can catalyze and foster the startup community, as well as empower the creation of local support ecosystems.