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  • Delicious & healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
  • A free .co domain name
  • Free business cards from MOO.com
  • $100 of AWS credit for hosting
  • Awesome coaching by mentors with different backgrounds
  • A network of 50+ wantepreneurs, developers, designers and friends that are also excited about turning an idea into a startup

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Schedule

Friday

Aug 29
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start working. You may stay as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Aug 30
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • 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. We have a working place for the restless.

Sunday

Aug 31
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Dinner, Wrapup & Go home!
Speakers

Sebastian Vaduva

LinkedIn

Dr. Vaduva is a successful Romanian-American entrepreneur with extensive international experience in marketing and sales in both U.S. and Romanian companies.
Having emigrated to the US in 1989 at the age of 12, he started his first business at 17 and his second one three years later. After completing his undergraduate studies with a marketing degree, he obtained his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU at the height of the dot.com boom and bust, experiencing first hand the ups and downs of the technology wave. In 1999 he became one of the youngest International Business and Marketing instructors at the University of Akron and in 2001, the director of The Center for Organizational Development within that university. At the same time he was co-directing a sizable US State Department grant under which he pursued a doctoral degree at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest in the area of comparative entrepreneurial systems and mentalities. In 2004 he was recruited by the Fulbright commission as an international MBA program director and in 2005 became the dean of the Griffiths School of Management.
As the managing director of Advanced Solutions, Sebastian has delivered over 6.000 hrs. of corporate executive education in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mentality, communication and presentation, sales and marketing, customer orientation, team management and motivation, etc. Over the last three years his work has been predominantly in the Romanian IT sector where he continues to train, mentor and coach numerous companies in the broad area of talent development.

Sponsors
Judges

Jan Lucaks

LinkedIn

Jan is the co-founder and CEO of Paymo, a online project management app used by numerous teams worldwide, based in Oradea - Romania. He started several startups throughout the years (Weblogic, FiveTailors, Viewflux) in IT services & products with both local and global reach. Although he has a technical background as a developer, today he's involved in business development, marketing and starting new ventures.

Adrian Gheara

LinkedIn

Adrian is a consultant and investor in tech startups. Former entrepreneur in the IT community, he developed multiple software and online businesses, with a success exit back in 2009. Nowadays, he helps other entrepreneurs grow their own businesses, and develop their intellectual property by financing new products. Among some of these are also 123ContactForm.com, East-Tec.com, AXOSuits.com, NeobyteSolutions.com, VinSiEu.ro.

Radu Popa

LinkedIn

Radu is a consultant at ROMCOM, a company that offers development solutions for small and medium businesses. He is experienced in training and recruitment working with clients ranging from small businesses to multinational companies. Has been very active in the IT community in Oradea by being involved in organizing the IT Bridge events. Knows how to code as he is a Computer Science graduate.

Darius Tulbure

Darius is an Online Marketing Professional with more than 7 years experience. Over the years he helped IT companies from Romania and abroad to market their products and services to the desired target group. Currently he works at Qubiz as Marketing Specialist as well as participates at various projects as freelancer.

Coaches

Alin Merches

LinkedIn

Alin is a serial entrepreneur mostly in tech startups. Co-founder and ex-CEO of Neobyte Solutions and Titan Backup that had an exit in 2009, and right now co-founder in Mobiversal.com and HoteloPro.com. In 15 years of his work as an entrepreneur he tried to leave a serious mark wherever he was involved. His specialties are: start-ups, leading people, creating new products, user experience, management and consultancy. The time dedicated for his work/specialties goes hand in hand with the time he dedicates for his other passions: family, sports, reading and travels.

Flavius Saracut

LinkedIn

Flavius is an entrepreneur and marketing professional who co-founded several software companies: Titan Backup (acquired in 2009), Shelfster (deadpooled), HoteloPro, and Mobiversal. He's currently managing the marketing side at Mobiversal, a mobile app development agency
that helped over 30 startups and established brands like Forbes create unique mobile experiences.

Alexandru Roja

LinkedIn

Alexandru received a PhD in management, and teaches courses like strategic management, business administration, strategic analysis, enterprise development strategies at West University of Timișoara. Alexandru has done various research on innovative and entrepreneurial potential in the IT industry and the development of strategic organizational capabilities to cope with the complexity
of the current business environment. Also, a special area of interest and research is entrepreneurship and management in innovative industries and training future entrepreneurs and managers.
He is the developer of Creative Synergies project analyzing the relationships between economy, technology and society for a smart strategic development, anticipation and understanding of the main global trends.

Jan Lucaks

LinkedIn

Jan is the co-founder and CEO of Paymo, a online project management app used by numerous teams worldwide, based in Oradea - Romania. He started several startups throughout the years (Weblogic, FiveTailors, Viewflux) in IT services & products with both local and global reach. Although he has a technical background as a developer, today he's involved in business development, marketing and starting new ventures.

Adrian Gheara

LinkedIn

Adrian is a consultant and investor in tech startups. Former entrepreneur in the IT community, he developed multiple software and online businesses, with a success exit back in 2009. Nowadays, he helps other entrepreneurs grow their own businesses, and develop their intellectual property by financing new products. Among some of these are also 123ContactForm.com, East-Tec.com, AXOSuits.com, NeobyteSolutions.com, VinSiEu.ro.

Ronald Borsi

LinkedIn

Ronald, over the course of 10 years, led several entrepreneurial ventures in different fields such as sports equipment distribution, telecom, FMCG distribution and professional training. Currently working as a trainer and consultant for his latest company, his true talents lie in sales, marketing and brand engagement trough gamification.
Some say he is especially fond of technology. All we know is, he plays videogames and hangs around people with glasses.

Cristian Dascalu

LinkedIn

Cristian Dascalu is the founder of ClujHUB and Transilvania Entrepreneurship Center, organisation that is developing the first incubation program in the region, StepUp and the entrepreneurial platform www.StartupTransilvania.ro. He is a firm believer in the power of entrepreneurship as an economic and social solution to Romania's needs, so much so that he has dedicated the last 7 years to this cause.
Obtaining a Masters in Economics, his professional background ranges from a vast experience in business development and sales consultancy to community development and management. Cristian is involved in developing a series events aimed at the entrepreneurial and innovation area such as: TEDxCluj, Cluj Innovation Days, Pioneers Unplugged, Startup Live and many others.

Florian Gheorghe

LinkedIn

Business lawyer and entrepreneur by passion, with experience in USA and CEE. Represented venture capital funds in CEE. Background in US Government work. Advises startups on business and contractual modeling, funding, and exit

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Organizers
Anna Maria Radu
Mihai Bujanca
Andrei Munteanu
Robert Gyorodi
Andrei Niculaș
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