GreenTech Rangers

Pre-acceleration Programme for Sustainability Startups

ABOUT

GreenTech Rangers

GreenTech Rangers is an innovative startup pre-acceleration programme designed to improve environmental and
social entrepreneurial ecosystem in Moldova and beyond. The programme integrates various startup initiatives
to create valuable learning and startup-development journey for young talents and prospective entrepreneurs.

GreenTech Rangers is focused on nurturing and supporting intra- and entrepreneurial startups specifically
in the GreenTech / CleanTech / EcoTech industry. Through its startup development and support process,
the programme contributes to the achievement of a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
such as Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Climate Change.

The main innovative feature of GreenTech Rangers is the on-line learning-and-startup-building platform.
The platform's interactive and intuitive progression process enhanced with e-learning and gamification
allows prospective social entrepreneurs to grow their ventures with environmental and social value
from raw and untested ideas to fully fledged, financially sustainable, and profitable startups.

KEY  NUMBERS

about the current edition of the GreenTech Rangers pre-acceleration programme:

3

Progression  Levels

of intense development of social startups mixed with advanced education on social entrepreneurship and continuous coaching support

28

Local  Events

ranging from inspirational workshops and mentoring meetings to challenging Eco-hackathon and national startup pitching competition

7

Speakers and Mentors

available for sharing their extensive knowledge and experience and for supporting startup teams throughout the entire programme

50

Talented  Youth

accepted into the programme and gained advanced knowledge and skills in social entrepreneurship and purpose-driven startup development

25

Social  Entrepreneurs

educated and developed to the level of them being able to create high-performing teams and become founders of social startups 

7

Social  Startups

created and evolved throughout the programme identify their market value, develop their product, build up traction, and begin generating revenue

THEMES

GreenTech Rangers focuses on creating innovative solutions and social startups for specific
Sustainable Development Goals. In its 2020 edition, the main SDG themes are:

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Affordable and Clean Energy


We accept and support ideas of innovative solutions and social startups that are connected to the domains of Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency.

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Sustainable Cities and Communities


We expect our participants to create sustainable eco-innovations and social ventures in the domains of Transportation Infrastructure and Community Engagement.

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Climate
Action


We envision to support the creation and development of social enterprises in the domains of Climate Change Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration.

PROCESS

GreenTech Rangers is comprised of 3 consecutive levels, each containing several key events:

Seedling

Level I. SEEDLING: Ideation & Preparation

At the first level, you learn about possibilities and best practices of environmental
and social entrepreneurship through a number of Inspirational Workshops.

After that you start gaining knowledge and developing your skills and capabilities in environmental and social entrepreneurship via a series of Preparation Workshops.

Finally, you form a team with other participants, develop your startup idea, and initiate prototyping of your product or service at the Eco-hackathon.

Blooming

Level II. BLOOMING: Prototyping & Testing

At the second level, you meet existing social entrepreneurs with established businesses, who are willing to share their inspiring experience with you.

Then you and your startup team work further on developing your prototype into Minimum Viable Product (MVP) at the Sustainability Bootcamp.

Your team also gets to know coaches and mentors of the programme and receives their first advice, suggestions, and support for your green and social business idea.

Fruiting

Level III. FRUITING: Launch & Scaling

At the third and final level, your team benefits from dedicated coaching and mentoring support in startup development through several Mentoring Meetings.

We also take your team to national and international startup competitions, such as ClimateLaunchpad, for you to pitch your venture to investors and accelerators.

Finally, at the GreenTech Rangers Gala, you present your progress, results, and positive impact created and join the GreenTech Rangers alumni network.

BENEFITS

GreenTech Rangers offers a vast range of benefits for both you and your startup team:

Practical  Learning

You will gain practical knowledge and develop skills in green entrepreneurship through workshops and web platform.

International  Mentors

You will benefit from coaching and mentoring support from local and international mentors and experienced social entrepreneurs.

High-level  Networking

You will meet with peer eco-innovators, researchers, and social entrepreneurs from Moldova and other participating countries.

Year-long  Support

You will enjoy professional support for your social startup during an entire year and beyond as a member of the alumni network.

Eco-friendly  Journey

Your will develop your social startup in an eco-friendly environment with healthy meals and minimum environmental footprint.

Valuable  Prizes

You will get the chance to receive prizes valuable for your startup during different competitions within the programme.

PAST  EVENTS

Take a look at the events of the previous editions of the GreenTech Rangers programme:

OUR  GRADUATES

Meet the graduates of the previous editions of GreenTech Rangers,
who continue developing their startups after the programme:

H20nly
Nida
Arboretum
GoEco
HomeGrown
Compost Energy
Ecotreatment

SUBSCRIBE

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ORGANISERS

GreenTech Rangers is managed by a consortium of 2 organisations: MEGA and Generator Hub / DNT. Over the last 7 years, these entities
have organised over 90 events in the field of sustainable social entrepreneurship, thus engaging and developing more than 2500 young people.

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MEGA

MEGA is a social entrepreneurial organisation focused on delivering services of project gamification, serious game development, and gamified education with environmental and social value.

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Generator Hub

Generator HUB is the first creative coworking space in the Republic of Moldova. Its purpose is to increase the IT sector in Moldova and to create a community of open, talented, and socially active people.

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DNT

Educational centre DNT is an organisation established to deliver courses on different topics related to information technologies. DNT is a co-founder of Generator Hub and serves as its juridical foundation.

PARTNERS

GreenTech Rangers is supported by a number of local and international partners and sponsors.
They contribute to successful implementation of the programme and add value to it.

GEF
SGP
UNDP
ClimateLaunchpad
Climate-KIC
Devinno
Spark Research Labs

MEDIA

GreenTech Rangers is featured in news portals of a number of mass-media partners,
which help greatly in spreading the word about the programme.

Diez
Civic
GoDigital
Mama
TVR Moldova
NewsMaker
Jurnalul Verde
Arboretum
SGP
Locals
Youth
ADR Sud

TEAM

Get to know the people behind the GreenTech Rangers programme:

Alexandr Iscenco

Alexandr  Ișcenco

Strategic Coordinator

Doina Iatisin

Doina  Iațîșin

Events Coordinator

CONTACT US

We are happy to connect with you and to discuss possible collaboration and/or participation
in the GreenTech Rangers programme. Use the form below to send us a message.

You can also subscribe to the GreenTech Rangers newsletter below
to receive news and updates about the programme and its events.

Address

Stefan cel Mare 202, block 2
Chisinau
Moldova, Republic of                  


Contacts

Email:
info@greentechrangers.com
Phone: +373 22 490519
Mobile: +373 69675157

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