Tekwill Visionary Club

9 November 2017, 17:00 - 18:00

Funding Sources for Your Startup
In this “Chisinau Startup Week” edition of Tekwill Visionary Club, we bring you an international panel of investment experts to discuss how to get your startup funded!
Do you believe startups will shape Moldova’s future? Join the club! Tekwill Visionary Club brings together visionaries and influencers from around the globe to discuss worldwide market and technology trends in order to envision Moldova’s path forward. Come meet the visionaries, listen to their stories, ask questions, and build long-lasting relationships.
The main speakers who will take the stage in this week’s panel are Utkarsh Amitabh, Daria Demchenko and Rumen Iliev. Daria Demchenko is the Coordinator of the Ukrainian Business Angels Network (‎UANGEL). She is a unicorn hunter, startup-investor relations manager, analyst as well as a journalist. Daria is also an organizer of local Ukrainian ecosystem events, such as Startup Wise Guys Roadshow Kiev, Pitch to Cross-Border Angels, Angel Investor Day Lviv and the Connect Ukraine festival. Daria is also a mentor at AngelHack and Aspen Institute Ideas Festival.
Rumen Iliev is a partner in Launchub Ventures – a venture fund investing in technology companies with an average investment ticket of EUR 500k and a capacity of up to EUR 1.5M per company. The companies Rumen engages with usually have a product loved by their customers in industries that are being transformed through technology or are the pioneers in industries that are yet to penetrate our lives. Rumen wears many hats, as a mentor, strategist, advisor, devil’s advocate, and occasionally “the guy who makes the slides” - when the founders are too busy closing deals. He supports, challenges and listens but the decision makers are always the founders. Rumen traded his management consultancy practice to enter the VC world in 2012 and has been part of Launchub since the very first day. Previously, he held various positions in multinational organizations in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Rumen holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Economics, Prague, the Czech Republic, and a MBA from the IEDC - Bled School of Management, Slovenia.
The event will be moderated by Utkarsh Amitabh. Utkarsh works at Microsoft and is the Founder of Network Capital, a global peer mentoring platform with over 15,000 members from 89 countries. His vision is to democratize inspiration and offer the best possible mentoring and career guidance to every person on the planet. Typically mentor-mentee pairs come from different economic and social backgrounds so that learning is nuanced and holistic. Utkarsh’s work at Microsoft involves working closely with governments on innovative digital transformations. He is part of the team that built India’s first smart village in Harisal. In less than 2 years, Harisal has transformed from being called the malnutrition capital of India to being featured in the Prime Minister’s book of pioneering innovations. Harisal's transformation model is being used as a reference to build and scale smart villages across India. Utkarsh is passionate about building a global movement for smart villages by forging partnerships to provide last mile internet connectivity and building a thriving digital ecosystem suitable to rural areas. Utkarsh was one of the 50 World Economic Forum Global Shapers selected to represent the community in the Annual Meeting in Davos in 2017 and one of the 73 Shapers selected for Summer Davos in Dalian. He is a Penn Social Impact House Fellow, the Torchbearer of the Young India Fellowship and an MBA from the INSEAD-Wharton MBA program where he was recognized as the Andy Burgess Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship. He has recently been handpicked by UNLEASH.org as one of the 1000 global leaders to develop innovative models for implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Come find out more about the incredible journeys of our speakers, meet them in person, and hear their perspective on what are the best instruments and opportunities to fund for your company! Join us for Tekwill Visionary Club on November 9, 2017 at 17:00 at Tekwill.
The event is free of charge, to ensure a guaranteed seat, please register here.