Startups Dreamup in Chisinau

Staring at laptops adorned with stickers, sipping coffee, tapping their sneakers, the young people who gathered for a talk from a visiting technology journalist Thursday evening looked like they might be at Durham’s American Underground or some other entrepreneurial hub in the United States. They nodded when the host said “awesome” and “cool.” They laughed … Continue reading Startups Dreamup in Chisinau

More for Entrepreneurs

Moldova’s entrepreneurship scene keeps getting bigger. I’ve written previously about the Dreamups Innovation Campus and the Diamond Challenge competition for high school students, in which the team I mentored claimed one of the top prizes this year. On Sunday, Champa and I visited Tekwill, a center that opened in March in northern Chișinău. It’s an … Continue reading More for Entrepreneurs

Preparing Their Pitches

The students you see in this post represent Moldova’s brightest hopes for the future. They are optimistic in a country where many people are pessimistic. They want to start businesses and help others. They are overflowing with great ideas, and they are brave enough to present them on a stage in front of a group … Continue reading Preparing Their Pitches