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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romanian agri shop chain invests EUR 50,000 in innovative startups

Agroland, the biggest chain of agriculture-dedicated shops in Romania, has launched an online hackathon for agritech startups.

The company will invest EUR 50,000 in this project, whose goal is to select five teams of entrepreneurs and help them turn their ideas into startups. The five selected teams will get mentorship, access to Agroland’s business network, training and workshops from Ascendis, and EUR 10,000 each to cover the seed costs.

The hackathon takes place on November 13-15.

“We believe that the growth potential in agriculture is much higher than in other economic branches, so we set out to support the talent and dedication of tech startups in the field, which can strengthen the growth of the agricultural sector in Romania," said Horia Cardoș, founder and CEO of Agroland.

Agroland operates 247 shops throughout Romania and recorded a turnover of EUR 30 mln in 2019.

[email protected]

(Photo source: George Oprea/Dreamstime.com)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romanian agri shop chain invests EUR 50,000 in innovative startups

Agroland, the biggest chain of agriculture-dedicated shops in Romania, has launched an online hackathon for agritech startups.

The company will invest EUR 50,000 in this project, whose goal is to select five teams of entrepreneurs and help them turn their ideas into startups. The five selected teams will get mentorship, access to Agroland’s business network, training and workshops from Ascendis, and EUR 10,000 each to cover the seed costs.

The hackathon takes place on November 13-15.

“We believe that the growth potential in agriculture is much higher than in other economic branches, so we set out to support the talent and dedication of tech startups in the field, which can strengthen the growth of the agricultural sector in Romania," said Horia Cardoș, founder and CEO of Agroland.

Agroland operates 247 shops throughout Romania and recorded a turnover of EUR 30 mln in 2019.

[email protected]

(Photo source: George Oprea/Dreamstime.com)

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