Olesea FORTUNA
GEN Moldova
Moldova
GEN Moldova President
Olesea Fortuna has extensive experience in executive management of various community building and leadership projects and private enterprises, entrepreneurship ecosystem and development programs, large events, acceleration programs, with business and institutional development training and consulting experience of over 14 years. She has a leading role in the education of startups in Moldova, being the President of GEN Moldova (Global Entrepreneurship Network). She has been involved as a speaker, mentor, group coach, experimental trainer in projects focused on business development at both international and national levels. Her interests revolve around supporting and building communities to assist entrepreneurs in creating, launching, developing national and international businesses and particularly in creative industries and sustainable business models. She believes strongly in peer-to-peer learning, sharing, job-shadowing for entrepreneurs and international programs that build mutual understanding, collaboration and value exchange. Among projects deployed in the country, she co-designed the first fashion acceleration program in collaboration with Fashion Technology Accelerator from Milan and a French fashion consulting agency, has participated in the design of the first rural entrepreneurship cup (a rural business competition deployed and acceleration program with Estonian partners and with several rural incubators), deployed and consulted one of the first ecological CSA groups in Moldova (Community Supported Agriculture). She was invited as a national country expert in an EU-funded project "Women Entrepreneurship – A Job Creation Engine for South Eastern Europe". She was nominated and accepted the role of WED World Ambassador for Moldova for 2015 and 2017 Her project portfolio includes managing and consulting projects funded by private companies from Moldova, US Legislative Branch, USAID, EU Delegation, Swedish Government, Estonian Agency for Development, Czech agency for Development