With the support of the European Union, the first entrepreneurship support and development center opened its doors in Tiraspol. It will provide young entrepreneurs with access to information, advice and training. For the opening of the Business HUB in Tiraspol, the European Union granted 200,000 euros through the “Confidence Promotion Measures” program, implemented by UNDP Moldova.
“We have been waiting a long time for the opening of this center. Here we have a wonderful infrastructure for the development of entrepreneurs, for supporting them by offering consultancy and other services to stimulate the potential”, says Zinaida Emilianova, manager of the Business HUB.
Of the 16 places intended for residents, 12 are already rented and thus young entrepreneurs can work on realizing their own business ideas.
“We believe that business ideas, startups and innovative entrepreneurial spirit are the key factors that will develop and expand at the Business HUB opened in Tiraspol. The Business HUB will help the creative and technology community to progress and thrive. Coworking spaces will facilitate connections between entrepreneurs, business support organizations, academia and consumers. Certainly, the good functioning of the Center will strengthen both the collaboration and the trust of the interested parties on both banks of the Dniester”, said Jānis Mažeiks, the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova.
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The new Business HUB created in Tiraspol has not only offices and workspaces for residents, but also a conference room and other infrastructure elements necessary for young entrepreneurs.
“New models of entrepreneurship and industries are in high demand among young people, who represent approximately 26% of the population on both banks. Digital, creative, technological and green jobs complement or replace traditional professions. Thus, it is our priority to support the creation of infrastructure projects for young people, such as the Business HUB, connecting them to the European network of innovation, technology and creativity laboratories, which will stimulate joint international projects that will address the needs of the beneficiaries” , mentioned Andrea Cuzyova, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Moldova.
The launch of the Business HUB will contribute to the economic development of the region, by training young professionals, providing them with new skills and professions of the future. The EU program “Trust-building measures”, implemented by UNDP, contributes to increasing trust between the inhabitants of both banks of the Dniester River by involving them in joint projects.