At the second Startup Grind event in July we invited a very experienced technology advisor, Madeline Duva. She has over 20 years experience (18 years in Silicon Valley) as a Software Entrepreneur and Executive. She is instrumental in developing and executing strategic initiatives for early stage companies throughout her career.
About this event
We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
At the second Startup Grind event in July we invited a very experienced technology advisor, Madeline Duva. She has been a Strategic Advisor of Sleep Performance, Inc. since June 29, 2016, the Advisor of 3jam Inc, Nexage and Splashtop. Madeline also served as a Vice President of Business Development and Silicon and ODM partners of PalmSource, the Chief Executive Officer of the China MobileSoft Limited. Duva has over 20 years experience (18 years in Silicon Valley) as a Software Entrepreneur and Executive. She is instrumental in developing and executing strategic initiatives for early stage companies throughout her career. After several years at Fidelity, she moved to Silicon Valley where she held senior managerial posts at Communication Intelligence Corp., PenOp, Dejima, PenOp and CIC. She was the Chairman and Director of PlantSense, Inc. Now she serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eye-Fi, Inc. and Contec Innovations Inc., ad a Director at numerous companies like Drop, Fluxx, mPerpetuo, Parrot and The Founder Institute. Madeline Duva received her BA in Latin American Studies and MA with honors in LAS/Economics from Vanderbilt University.
06:00 PM - Networking and super-tasty food. You will take dinner with the greatest community members.
07:00 PM - Fireside Chat. Here is nothing to add, we will interview together a tech expert.
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. Startup Grind Chisinau is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID Moldova), the Government of Sweden through Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) in the framework of the project “The Moldova Competitiveness Project” and Ministry of Youth and Sport of Republic of Moldova.