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Sergiu is serial entrepreneur and social giver.
As a social giver, Sergiu contributes to the development of Easter-Europe startups ecosystem, being the regional director at Startup Grind.
Also he co-funded Dreamups - the first accelerator and entrepreneurial campus in Chisinau/Moldova.
Mihai is passionate about innovation, technology and startups. He is the co-founder of the tech entrepreneurial community Dreamups, where he runs the Founder Institute accelerator, as well as startup programs like Startup Grind and the Space Program. He developed and is currently involved in a series of startups, managed through the Arbo Capital company. Being a social contributor for many years, he has brought TEDx to Chisinau, the ideas worth spreading conference, founded the MediaPoint youth organization, and served as VP on the managing boards of JCI Chisinau and AIESEC Moldova.