Startup Grind Chisinau with Andrew Rayel (DJ and Producer from Moldova)

Apr 12, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Dreamups Campus, Uzinelor 1 street, Chisinau, 2023

Do what you love, love what you do. It’s not always easy when you’re grinding away day in and day out to build your startup - but the love is definitely the reason many of us are either entrepreneurs, successful managers or either innovators in different domains.

In-person event

About this event

Do what you love, love what you do. It’s not always easy when you’re grinding away day in and day out to build your startup - but the love is definitely the reason many of us are either entrepreneurs, successful managers or either innovators in different domains.

This April, we have stelar news and a super-cool guest that has the potential to easy combine: the passion, the entrepreneurship spirit and the music. Andrew Rayel is the guest who comes to share with us how he has managed to turn his passion for music into daily work.

Who is the speaker?

Andrei Rața (born 21 July 1992, Chișinău), better known by his stage name Andrew Rayel, is a Moldovan producer and DJ. Initially releasing his music on Armada Music. Rayel founded label "inHarmony Music" on 22 September 2017, where his role is label chief and head of A&R.

He has DJ’ed notable clubs and large festivals around the world, from Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Stereosonic, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ministry of Sound to multiple A State of Trance events, the A State of Trance Ibiza nights and the Monday Bar cruise.

Rayel's tracks are frequently played by DJs and producers around the world, including Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, W&W, Dash Berlin, Hardwell and many others. In 2012, Rayel was ranked number 77 in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs; he was ranked #28 in 2013, winning the title of "highest climber" in the ranking. His ascent continued in 2014, as being ranked #24.

In 2015 he was ranked #40, 2016 - #65 and 2017 - #79;

Andrew Rayel's first studio album, "Find Your Harmony", was released on 30 May 2014.

Rayel's second studio album, "Moments", was released in May 2017. This album was supported by a solo "Moments Tour" that consisted of shows throughout the U.S./North America, Europe and Asia.

On 22 September 2017, Andrew Rayel launched his own record label, inHarmony Music (distributed by Armada Music) as a platform to release his tracks and to promote new talents in the electronic music scene. He released the label together with single "Mass Effect" on the same day and a collaboration with Bogdan Vix & Keyplayer titled "Soul On The Run" featuring Roxana Constantin on 2 December 2017.

Rayel's first single of 2018 titled "Horizon" was released on 9 February through label "inHarmony Music", and featured American singer Lola Blanc. He released "Trance ReBorn" on 9 March 2018, which was a collaboration with Dutch DJ David Gravell and serves as the main anthem for the 100th episode of Rayel's Find Your Harmony radio show.


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 with a stellar DJ and producer born in the Republic of Moldova.

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

The event will take place on April 12 at Dreamups Campus, Uzinelor 1.

Startup Grind is the largest independent start-up community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. Founded in Silicon Valley, it has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect with 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


  • Andrew Rayel

    A&R (Armanda Music)

    Producer and DJ



Thursday, April 12, 2018
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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