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MIA endorses Moldovan based firms, promotes innovation, and unveils hidden champions. The winners were announced at the 1st edition of MIA Gala on June 15, 2023.
We award innovation by IT and creative companies. Startups, corporate innovators, game-changing companies.
Moldova Innovation Awards is the key innovation in tech part of the Moldova Digital Summit.
Each nominee was evaluated by international and local jury experts
Showcase your initiative's positive societal, environmental, and economic impacts.
Earn recognition for unique digital innovation with the Special Jury Prize.
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Exhibit your startup's innovative product or service for the Rising STARtup award.
Make a statement with your innovative product in the Best Product Innovation category.
Highlight your service's uniqueness and growth potential for the Best Service Innovation award.
Meet the MIA’23 winners

Best Product Innovation

Access thousands of banks globally through a single API

Access the open banking data across Europe and beyond with Salt Edge. Never stop growing. Keep testing and adding new bank connections so you can enjoy a gateway to any bank account.

Nominees in this Category
From all-around BGP routing optimization, to automated bandwidth control, DDoS mitigation, and more, learn how the platform can take your network to the next level!
Parkopedia brings together interconnected parking and charging technologies to transform the EV driver experience, starting in Europe and North America.
Best Service Innovation

All insurances just a click away

With omnis you can create travel and MTPL insurance*, receive notifications for insurance and documents that expire soon, have all the insurance created at your fingertips at all times.

Nominees in this Category
Offers experienced, dedicated teams who speak your language, accommodate your business hours and share your culture. Developers can quickly switch between tasks and adapt to evolving project needs.
An injectable antibiotic gun (Health Injector) and a cloud-based software solution to automate the monitoring of farm animals and farm functioning, per general.
Impactful Initiative of the Year

Refinance a credit or fuel your dreams

The Vision of Fagura is that people can manage online their entire financial life. Their mission is to make a revolution in the financial system and create exceptional services where customers can get, multiply and control their money at a click away.

Nominees in this Category
Is an initiative that aims to reform charitable giving in Moldova by providing a user-friendly platform that allows individuals and business organisations to make diverse types of donations for a large variety of causes.
Caring for your loved ones is now in the palm of your hand. With the Gardy.me app, you can carry out your personal tasks worry-free, while remaining just as thoughtful and engaged in family activities.
Rising STARTup

Digital Programming and Logic School For 5-14 year olds.

Main mission: To teach one million children to code. Their firm belief is that programming is the next form of 21st century literacy. In the digital age, to program is to succeed.

Nominees in this Category
The Selftalk approach unites psychology, coaching, AI, behavioural and neuroscience experts to drive change on a large scale, strengthening resilience, versatility, and efficiency.
The one-step solution for all your event needs. Transform the way you plan and execute events. The comprehensive platform puts you in control of every aspect of your event, from planning to promotion to management.
Special Jury Prize

A form of remote employment where an individual performs job duties for one company while officially employed by another.

Offers experienced dedicated teams who speak your language, accommodate your business hours and share your culture. Developers can quickly switch between tasks and adapt to evolving project needs.

National and international experts from across the world
  • Angelos Angelou
    Angelou Economics Founder & CEO
    Founder & CEO of AngelouEconomics, a leading US and international consulting company specializing in strategic economic development and site selection, and International Accelerator, an Austin | TX, USA-based startup accelerator that focuses exclusively on foreign-born entrepreneurs helping them launch their startups in the US.
  • Manisha Aryal
    Global Lead for Digital Development
    A digital development strategist at Chemonics, providing market opportunities leveraging digital ecosystem. Expertise in media and information systems. Her works spanned countries in the former Soviet Union, South Asia, North Africa, and the Balkans.
  • Rick Rasmussen
    Industry Fellow for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Silicon Valley native that has been part of five IPOs, exits amounting to over $12B, mentored over 1500 companies and advised over two dozen accelerators.  He is a past Entrepreneur-in-Residence of Institutional Venture Partners and member of the Sand Hill Angels investment group.
  • Mateusz Majewski
    Vice President South Eastern Europe at UiPath, Poland
    Business Leader with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, driving digital transformation across Europe, helping customers to transform their organization and achieve more with AI-powered automation. Currently running South Eastern European operations for UiPath.
  • Kadri Tuisk
    Founder and CEO @Clanbeat & @SageAI / Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Estonia
    Nominated 'Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year' in Estonia, 2021. Founder & CEO of edtech start-up Clanbeat, bridging the students' mental health gap. Leading SageAI exploring how AI unlocks the human potential of the adult B2B market.
  • Vasile Tofan
    Senior partner Horizon Capital, Moldova
    Joined Horizon Capital in 2012, following a career in both management consulting as well as industry. Prior to joining the firm, as a consultant with Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) in Amsterdam, Mr. Tofan focused on growth-enhancement projects, mostly in the FMCG and tech sectors, working mostly in emerging markets, including Russia, Nigeria, Romania, and Slovakia.
  • Victor Guzun
    Policy Expert on Digitalization at IPRE. Manager at Guzun Consulting OU, Estonia.
    A policy expert on digitalization at the Institute for European Policies and Reforms in Moldova and a manager at an international consulting company in Estonia. Victor collaborates with in-al institutions and organizations on digital transformation policies in the Republic of Moldova and other countries.
  • Ion Sturza
    President Fribourg Capital, Romania
    Through his activities, he brought significant contributions to the development of Liberty Technology Park in Cluj,  Elefant Online company, the accelerator Spherik, as well investing in technology startups.
  • Vitalie Eșanu
    Founder & CTO Soofragio, Founder & CTO Privesc.Eu, Owner Evisoft
    IT Expert, Coding Specialist, and Entrepreneur. With over 23 years in the industry, Vitalie innovated solutions for iOS app, AI and Media systems. His main goal: Drive technology transformations, develop cutting-edge software, and mentor the next generation.
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