Tag: AMA

AMA w/ StepFWD alumni – The pre-accelerator experience

Do you want to know what you learn in the StepFWD pre-accelerator and how it feels to be part of the program? Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about being a first-time startup founder, and going through a pre-accelerator program.

What’s it about?

We’ve invited 3 alumni from StepFWD20 to discuss:
☑️ Setting expectations for a pre-accelerator program
☑️ Get a closer look at the activities and time commitment in the program
☑️ Get feedback from the Alumni for the StepFWD pre-accelerator
☑️ See if the program is a good fit for you and your team

❓How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/WFZzSVR6Yi9NVDDy6

🙋🏻‍♂️ About the startups

😎 Dahna
The first mobile app for the heart diet that prevents cardiovascular and associated diseases by assigning personalized daily menus according to the cardio-metabolic profile.
😎 Licenseware
Software asset management apps ecosystem.
😎 Lopi.ai
SAAS based API which provides visual search capabilities and enhances product discoverability.

👀 You can join the event live on our:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StepFWD.today
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/StepFWD

AMA, community, founders, pre-accelerator, Public Event, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA How to Pitch

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session on how to prepare your startup pitch.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Bogdan Apostol, Co-founder & CEO at Nestor, to answer questions about:

  • Pitch structure and content
  • Your delivery of the pitch
  • Answering questions after your pitch

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/34EkheawkKm1us6Z8 

 

Who is Bogdan?

Bogdan Apostol is Co-founder & CEO at Nestor, a company backed by Y Combinator and Silicon Valley investors. Nestor is a smart cloud assistant that helps managers find the right way to coach their people by driving behavioral change within organizations through AI technology. Bogdan is a Startup Advisor, a serial entrepreneur with over 10 years experience and innovation driver. He also co-founded Marionette Studio smart animation software and has a Ph.D in Computer Vision with research work referenced by Intel and LG.

 

You can join the event live on our:

AMA, community, founders, pitch, Public Event, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Sales & Growth Hacking

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session on how to sell your product. 

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Gv Freeman, Founder Coach & Growth Strategist, to answer questions about:

  • What is your Why? Finding the pain
  • Market-product fit
  • Defining who are you selling to
  • Generating leads
  • Measuring success
  • What is Growth Hacking and what isn’t?

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/dK28x8KwndjZCWAL8 

 

 

Who is Gv?

Gv Freeman has 20 years of experience living in the center of a product, marketing, sales & self-care Venn diagram. He lives out his passion working as a startup coach helping entrepreneurs and founders not only launch and grow their businesses, but doing so in a mindful way that fosters genuine happiness and purpose. He does this work through the Product Founder’s Journey; a curriculum of his own design, that seeks to share wisdom and best practices for emerging tech companies and the humans that build them. Gv is also the founder of okapi, an event program management platform, developed to support the event, experiential & field marketing industries.

 

 

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AMA, community, founders, Public Event, Sales, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Fundraising

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session on how to prepare for your next investment round.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Ciprian Borodescu, Head of Algolia (AI R&D) Romania, to answer questions about:

  • Fundraising Options/Sources
  • Venture Capital – How it works/How do they make money?
  • Romanian VCs
  • From 0 to 1 – Getting to the first commitment
  • Practical Tips
  • Term Sheet Basics: Cap Table Math, ESOP, Board of Directors, Other terms
  • Negotiations
  • Investor Data Room

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/Vj9kjjJ6sqUdExpd7 

 

Who is Ciprian?

Ciprian is Head of Algolia (AI R&D) Romania – the search and discovery platform with more than 10,000 customers, 400,000+ developers and more than 1.5 Trillion searches conducted on the platform annually. He is a serial entrepreneur, ex-MorphL (Techstars ’19 alumnus, acquired by Algolia), and host of the Get Your AI On! Podcast.

 

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AMA, community, founders, Investment, Public Event, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Product Development

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about how to manage your product development strategy.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Monica Obogeanu, Startup Programs Manager at Orange, and, Alexandra Anghel, Director of AI Engineering at Algolia, to answer questions about:

  • The role of a product owner
  • How to do product management
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Impact Mapping
  • Story Mapping
  • How to have a growth mindset 

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/dRp3JBujwGbnj8sm9    

 

Who is Monica?

With more than 10 years’ experience in the tech startups ecosystem, Monica facilitates Orange’s relationship with innovative startups, through the Orange Fab corporate accelerator. A Computer Science graduate with a passion for building products, she worked in startups in roles like software tester of product manager and has lead multiple startup support programs.

 

Who is Alexandra?

Alexandra is Program Director at StepFWD and Director of AI Engineering at Algolia. She was previously co-founder and CTO at MorphL, a platform that uses Machine Learning and BigData to predict users behavior in digital products and services, until January 2021 when MorphL was acquired by Algolia. She has a technical background and before founding her first startup, she owned an outsourcing company. Alexandra is an alumni of two business accelerators (2010 – Startupbootcamp in Denmark, 2016 – Prosper Women Entrepreneurs in U.S.A). In 2016, Alexandra was featured as one of the 100 successful female European startup founders by Hundert magazine. The top was also published by Forbes.

 

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AMA, community, founders, Product Development, Q&A, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Product Marketing

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about how to efficiently market your startup.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Andra Zaharia, Content marketer for cybersecurity companies, and Irina Scarlat, Builder on leave, Uber & Revolut Alumna, to answer questions about:

  • The product marketing funnel
  • Figuring out positioning
  • Go To Market strategy
  • From product-led growth to hypergrowth
  • Ongoing customer development

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/PvccYXR3xwmQhZBv5    

 

Who is Andra?

Andra Zaharia helps cybersecurity companies crush clichés with content that breeds fans and fuels growth. She brings over a decade of digital marketing expertise focused on startups and scaleups, half of which she spent in the cybersecurity industry, acting as a bridge between technical pros and business leaders.

She builds content systems that drive organic growth while developing teams, processes, and the strategies to guide them. When she’s not fighting infosec marketing BS, she talks to high performers about their decision-making process for her podcast, ‘How do you know?’.

 

Who is Irina?

Entrepreneur at heart, product-marketer & team builder, Irina Scarlat has 12+ years of business experience, 10 of them in tech. She spent the last 3 years with Revolut, where she joined as Country Manager for Romania in early 2018 and grew the local market from 20k to almost 1.5M users. She then built Revolut’s growth machine, led the growth teams in CEE and, later on, their Global Growth department, shaping Revolut’s growth journey from 1M to 15M users globally.

Before joining forces with Revolut, she has been leading the marketing efforts of Uber in Romania, shaping the local strategy and working on strategic regional projects & initiatives. During her time at Uber she launched 3 cities, scaled the market to 1M users and built the marketing team from scratch.

She is a global citizen that has been living, studying & working in seven cities across Europe and the United States, she speaks four foreign languages and she’s also the mom of a hyperactive toddler 🙂

 

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AMA, community, founders, marketing, Product Marketing, Public Event, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Business Models

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about setting up your pricing & monetization strategy for your startup. 

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Mircea Vadan Managing Partner at Activize, to answer questions about:

  • How to create your pricing 
  • Monetization strategies for your startup

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/K4NvqVaoPxTFBs3F9 

 

Who is Mircea?

Driven to help startups. Mircea is all about tech startups and support programs. Startup founder. ProductManager. Community organiser. Focus: early-stage tech products, customer development, product-market fit. 

 

You can join the event live on our:

Activize, AMA, Business Models, community, founders, monetization, pricing, Public Event, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Customer Development

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about how to efficiently talk to your potential customers and validate your assumptions.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Letitia Stefan CEO at Nifty Learning & Raluca Apostol CPO at Nestor, to answer questions about:

  • How to talk to users and identify pain points
  • What success means for validation
  • Customer interviews

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/Lyxmakqy4cwZFbK69   

 

Who are Letitia & Raluca?

Since October 2016 Letitia has been part of the Nifty Learning family and it’s been the most rewarding professional and personal growth experience so far. She’s happy to offer her support to founders and teams that want to know more about the journey of founding a startup, how to pitch their business idea, how to validate it, and what to look for when speaking to potential customers or investors.

Raluca Apostol is Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Nestor – a smart cloud assistant that helps managers to find the right way to coach their people. It automatically helps organizations to drive behavioral change through people science, AI technology and coaching practices. Raluca is Y Combinator Alumni S18, Machine Learning Ph.D, Co-founder of Marionette Studio, Co-founder of Girls Who Code Iasi community, Certified Professional Scrum Master, Software Developer, Career Coach and Customer Success manager.

 

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AMA, community, customer development, customer interviews, founders, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Startup Legal Mechanics

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about dealing with shareholders, IP, Contracts, Privacy & GDPR.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Tudor Stanciu & Paul Babus, part of the Digital 2 Law team, to answer questions about:

  • Shareholders – dealing with your founders & shareholders agreement
  • IP – trademarks and copyright
  • Contracts – relevant clauses to be included
  • Privacy & GDPR

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/GH2QzmKYG2WB51rm9  

 

Who are Tudor & Paul?

Tudor is part of Digital 2 Law, a legal organisation focused on providing legal & tax services, as well as compliance tech products specifically to the startup and SME space. He is a fintech and legaltech community builder, through initiatives like Fintech Camp and Bucharest Legal Hackers, and has previously contributed to the setup and growth of the Romanian Fintech Association. 

Paul is part of Digital 2 Law, a legal organisation focused on providing legal & tax services, as well as compliance tech products specifically to the startup and SME space. Deeply passionate about tech and data privacy field, Paul is involved in the development of StartGDPR, a digital platform enabling freelancers, startups and SMEs to become GDPR compliant in a safe, fast and easy way. 

 

You can join the event live on our:

AMA, community, Digital 2 Law, founders, legal, pre-accelerator, startup, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA w/ StepFWD alumni – Toni Ghercea

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about mental health in the workplace, being a first-time startup founder, and going through a pre-accelerator program.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Toni (a StepFWD 2020 alumnus) to answer questions about:

  • How to improve the mental workspace wellbeing (we sure need some Mindset Fitness Gym right now)
  • What’s it like to begin his first tech startup
  • How was his experience during the StepFWD pre-accelerator

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/pkR2fXgV3QCQWpKMA 

 

Who is Toni?

Toni is the Co-founder & CPO at Acertivo. A marketing guy turned entrepreneur, Toni worked 15 years in marketing departments and advertising agencies, in functions varying from account executive and brand manager to art director and strategic planner, with the sole purpose of better understanding what makes consumers tick. Prior to joining Acertivo, he served as Chief Innovation Officer in a leading marketing agency, contributing to the company’s digital transformation. Toni holds an MBA from Maastricht School of Management and is an enthusiastic fan of behavioral economics and parkour. 

 

What Acertivo does?

Acertivo is a digital health startup offering a platform for mental health in the workplace. Using evidence-based protocols, Acertivo enables people to build the emotional skills fundamental to a fulfilling and productive life. From self-paced tracks and group meetups to sprint challenges and 1on1 sessions, users can build Mindset Fitness in a “gym-like” format, with individual assistance from licensed therapists every step of the way.

 

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