Meet Doina Ciobanu (The Golden Diamonds)

May 10, 2017, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Dreamups Campus, Uzinelor 1 street, Chisinau, 2023

Moldovan bred and London-based Doina Ciobanu is an influencer and model with a degree in Political Science and History. Often seen on the front rows during fashion weeks, Doina has been recognised by the likes of Vogue, Forbes, Elle, GQ and Harper’s Bazaar.

In-person event

About this event

Hey, dear grinders,

We want to grow a strong community in Moldova, this is the reason why we accepted the challenge to organize each month in Chisinau, great fireside chats with great people. In May we prepared a special event for you and we invited a female founder, Doina Ciobanu.

Doina has been recognized by the likes of Vogue, Forbes, Elle, GQ and Harper’s Bazaar. With public speaking experience at events such as We Summit and the Festival of Marketing, and hosting and presenting at Social City London and WGSN Future Awards, Doina is part of the new “millennials” that recognize and harness the power of social media. She has been named by Forbes as one of the top 19 Young Entrepreneurs of Romania, twice as one of Romania’s most influential fashion icons, and twice for 'Best Personal Style' by Elle.

Doina has worked with luxury fashion brands as diverse as Agent Provocateur, Fendi and Versace, was the first ever digital influencer to be the face of a Paul Smith campaign, and has worked with beauty brands such as L’Oréal and Bobbi Brown. Despite being on a plane each second week, photographing by day and attending London’s key social events by night, Doina is also currently completing a bachelor degree in political science and diplomacy.

Doina is represented by NEXT Models worldwide.

Join us for an amazing evening with Doina and learn how to become successful, more about modeling and business in this field.


06:00 PM - Networking and super-tasty pizza. You will take Tuesday dinner with the greatest community members.

07:00 PM - Fireside Chat. Here is nothing to add, we will interview together a great community leader.

08:00 PM - Networking. After an inspiring dialog, we will have time to interact more with people that you will meet there. Remember we make FRIENDS, not CONTACTS.

Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success. Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Join us once a month to learn from the leading entrepreneurs and game-changers, and enjoy an evening of learning, making friends, and helping one another to take the Chisinau entrepreneurial scene to the next level!

*Dreamups General Partner - Orange Moldova.

Check out what happened


  • Doina Ciobanu

    The Golden Diamonds



Wednesday, May 10, 2017
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC


Networking and Food
Fireside Chat


  • Aliona Rotaru


    Chapter Co-Director

  • Kardo Sharifi

    Project Manager

  • Milena Obada


    Graphic Designer

  • Crina Burca

    Team Member

  • Irina Potinga


    Program Manager

  • Argentina Botezatu


    Marketing Manager

  • Andreea Rusu

    Project Manager

  • Julia Bishir

    Marketing Manager

  • Gianina Tronciu


    Community Manager

  • Dmitri Namasco

    CEO Mozaic / Project Manager


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