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Moldova Innovation Awards
Moldova Innovation Awards
of innovation
MIA endorses Moldovan based firms, promotes innovation, and unveils hidden champions. The winners will be announced at the first MIA ceremony on June 15.
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 nomination is evaluated by 9 top international and Moldovan experts.
  • Application
    The participant can apply with the same project in different categories to which it is eligible. Please note that a separate application form should be submitted for each category that the participant wishes to apply to, depending on the specifics and requirements of the category.
  • Evaluation
    • Moldova Innovation Awards contestants are evaluated by an independent jury comprising nine top experts from Moldova and around the world. The entire process consists of four stages, including the review, pitch and the award itself:
    • Validation to ensure eligibility criteria are met
    • Preselection by the jury
    • Selection and nomination of three entries per category
    • Selected finalists will participate in the Pitch Day contest on 12 or 13 June.
  • Gala Awards
    The competition results will be announced during the Gala Awards on June 15.
    Apply HERE.
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.
Why join MIA?
Seize this opportunity to apply for the Innovation Awards! Showcase your achievements and propel your growth in the tech industry.
Don't miss this opportunity to support the future of Moldovan tech and enhance your brand visibility. Join now!
Capture the breakthroughs and rising stars of Moldova's tech scene. Be the first to share their success stories.
Strategic Partners
Community Partners
Media Partners
Pitch battle
Join us for the inspiring Pitch Battle on June 12 and 13! Watch startups showcase their ideas, streamed live online. Be a part of the innovation journey.
Gala Awards
Celebrate the accomplishments of the top 5 winners as they receive their well-deserved awards.
Witness innovation at its finest.
The mission of MIA is to foster innovation, reveal Moldova's hidden tech gems, and attract global investment to Moldova's thriving tech industry. MIA provides a platform for the brightest talent among IT and creative teams, from rising startups to established corporate innovators, to gain recognition and visibility.
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