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TechHub Bucharest

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

This year we are teaming up with How To Web (again) for a week full of tech and startup news and entrepreneurial education. Together we are working on establishing Bucharest Tech Feast, an yearly event that will take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

This year’s event winner will participate in Startup Weekend’s yearly Global Startup Battle, and will compete against more than 120 winning Startup Weekend teams all over the world

Contact us for more details or if you are interested in Sponsoring our event

Schedule

Friday

Nov 22
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Nov 23
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Lunch
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Nov 24
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Presentations 101 - What you should include in your final presentation.
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Tech check & Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Speakers

Cristi Badea

Co-founder, MavenHut (Romania / Ireland)

Cristi is an online gaming expert & entrepreneur with over 5 years experience in social gaming. He has handcrafted and self-published dozens of social games on Facebook and been responsible over the years for top titles, that reached over 15 million players throughout the world. Cristi is the guy behind the mechanics of Solitaire Arena, the one that crunches numbers for breakfast in order to create the best games MavenHut can create.

Dragos Roua

CEO & Founder at Mirabilis Media NZ   |  

Serial online entrepreneur, personal development fanatic, blogger, father, tanguero, runner, dreamer, risk taker. Dragos also thinks happiness is a process, not a goal.

Read more abot Dragos here:
http://www.dragosroua.com/about-me/

Gold Sponsors
Coaches

Rokas Tamošiunas

Co-founder & Managing Director, StartupHighway

Rokas is long-standing startup champion with previous experience in M&A, IT, and strategic management. He has been involved with every major entrepreneurship development in Lithuania since 2008 and has an outstanding entrepreneurs network across CEE. He was previously his business owner and has been part numerous startup funding deals.

Max Gurvits

Partner at Teres Capital

Maxim has roots in early-stage online products, and has turned his focus to New Europe after 2 years of legal service innovation in the Netherlands and 2 years as an Evangelist for Eleven Startup Accelerator. His professional interests are regional M&A and corporate financing, as well as seed and acceleration VC investments in online and mobile. http://www.teres-capital.com/#!

Robert Knapp

Founder &CEO @ CyberGhost

Active angel investor and mentor to many startups, president of ANIS and associate professor at PUB. Former tech executive with 22 years of experience in tech at all levels, from open source linux kernel programming to startup co-founder to senior director of engineering and country manager.

Cristi Badea

Co-founder, MavenHut (Romania / Ireland)

Cristi is an online gaming expert & entrepreneur with over 5 years experience in social gaming. He has handcrafted and self-published dozens of social games on Facebook and been responsible over the years for top titles, that reached over 15 million players throughout the world. Cristi is the guy behind the mechanics of Solitaire Arena, the one that crunches numbers for breakfast in order to create the best games MavenHut can create.

Andrei Pitis

President of ANIS

Active angel investor and mentor to many startups, president of ANIS and associate professor at PUB. Former tech executive with 22 years of experience in tech at all levels, from open source linux kernel programming to startup co-founder to senior director of engineering and country manager.

Dragos Roua

CEO & Founder at Mirabilis Media NZ   |  

Serial online entrepreneur, personal development fanatic, blogger, father, tanguero, runner, dreamer, risk taker. Dragos also thinks happiness is a process, not a goal.

Read more abot Dragos here:
http://www.dragosroua.com/about-me/

Silver Sponsors
Judges

Bogdan Iordache

Managing partner at Wembrio

Always searching for more than enough, Bogdan is definitely the engine and sometimes the bad cop of the How To Web team. Since he ended his studies, later than usual for an entrepreneur, he started a few online & educational projects (Conectoo, StagiiPeBune), part of them still being active and successful on the Romanian market. He finds great pleasure in helping entrepreneurs find their way and improving their businesses, but also in cooking and watching football.

Andrei Pitis

President of ANIS

Active angel investor and mentor to many startups, president of ANIS and associate professor at PUB. Former tech executive with 22 years of experience in tech at all levels, from open source linux kernel programming to startup co-founder to senior director of engineering and country manager.

Catalina Rusu

COO/Co-founder at GEEKCELERATOR

GEEKCELERATOR acts as an investing studio, creating tools for founders and investing in startups that build tech tools for other founders.
Catalina has previously worked with early stage startups on defining their roadmap from point zero to Problem/Solution Fit, on practical implementation of Customer Development principles and on employing customer centered design methods in building their product.

Max Gurvits

Partner at Teres Capital

Maxim has roots in early-stage online products, and has turned his focus to New Europe after 2 years of legal service innovation in the Netherlands and 2 years as an Evangelist for Eleven Startup Accelerator. His professional interests are regional M&A and corporate financing, as well as seed and acceleration VC investments in online and mobile. http://www.teres-capital.com/#!

Robert Knapp

Founder &CEO @ CyberGhost

Active angel investor and mentor to many startups, president of ANIS and associate professor at PUB. Former tech executive with 22 years of experience in tech at all levels, from open source linux kernel programming to startup co-founder to senior director of engineering and country manager.

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Mihai Cosmin Rotaru
Irina Nicoleta Scarlat
Irina Paula Albu
Bogdan Iordache
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