The Changers network is intended to lead the change in mentality and the way entrepreneurship is being conducted, impacting the development of communities and startup ecosystems at their foundations.
Discovering together the common bottlenecks and the issues of what it takes to solve real problems and create true value is crucial for developing countries affected by corruption and bad business practices.
Started in Central and Eastern Europe, our goal is to shift the established economic model, attempting to fundamentally change the way that active community leaders collaborate and influence their local ecosystems.
Create an open-source, practical framework for entrepreneurial development that can be adapted and adopted by developing countries that need help with creating / growing their own startup ecosystem.
Building a roadmap for the activities that need to be created to achieve a healthy entrepreneurial environment, leading to the development of a knowledge based society, that advances rapidly through technology and entrepreneurship.
Become part of a global network of people whose expertise will enable entrepreneurs worldwide to achieve their potential.
Moldova is at a crossroads geographically, politically, and economically. Positioned between Western Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Moldova has the advantage of geographical and cultural proximity to both western markets and eastern markets. Economic transition has been typical of most post-communist counties, change and adaptation has been a slow and complex process.
Trade and services, telecommunications and information technology contribute significantly to the economy, accounting for 25% of GDP. The Moldovan information communications technology market is at an early stage of development, yet it is among the most dynamic sectors of the economy, with 0,87% of Moldovan workforce being employed in the IT industry.
19:00 - Networking event with the local community
Travel to eco-resort Butuceni + guided tour of the location 15:30 Introductory presentation about Moldova IT sector / entrepreneurial ecosystem Explaining the rules and expected outcomes Opening of The Challenge Workshop 19.00 Dinner with cooking masterclass
Full day of The Challenge Workshop 18:00 Presentation of the final conclusions and draft roadmap 19.00 Dinner and cultural evening (concert + dance class)
Other fun available activities: Cow/Goat Milking Feeding chicken Hoeing garden weeds Traditional cooking workshop
Departure to Chisinau & City Tour Head home or Visit to Cricova underground winery
Cricova A mere 120 kilometres (75 mi) of labyrinthine roadways, versus MM's 200 kilometres (120 mi), tunnels have existed under Cricova since the 15th century, when limestone was dug out to help build Chişinău.
After returning to Chisinau from t]The Changers Challenge workshop, there are 4 extra days of activities planned:
Free agenda or separate agenda for selected guests (meetings with local stakeholders, ministry, USAID Project)
Attend Moldova ICT Summit - most important IT event in Moldova Presentation of the Challenge workshop outcome in front of the Moldovan Government officials Participation of select guests as conference speakers Networking event at the US Ambassador residence
Moldova ICT Summit Day 2 / Departure
All Guests Departure :(