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Startup Weekend Bucharest I Fintech Edition

Be part of Startup Weekend to learn how you can validate your fintech startup idea. Grab your ticket here to save your place on May 10, starting 18:30!

 

What is Startup Weekend?

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 3000 past events in 135 countries around the world.

This is the fifth edition of Startup Weekend Bucharest and the first specialized edition – we are working on Fintech solutions.

 

Who can participate?

Anybody who is interested in Fintech. If you have an idea on how Blockchain, Big Data, AI and other technologies can be used to solve financial sectors issues, come and pitch! Both industry experts and people with less experience, but a lot of enthusiasm can join and form teams around an idea.

 

How does it work?

Participants that have an idea, get 1 minute to pitch. 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. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, 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.

 

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

co-founder, community, fintech, Hackathon, idea validation, networking, pitch, Startup Weekend, startups, techhub bucharest

Skills of the future – Is your career secured?

Facebook Developer Circles: Bucharest is proud to launch the first event where you will have the chance to meet the community and talk about the future of employment. RSVP here to save your front row spot on May 3, starting 18:30!

 

About the event

Join us for an intriguing discussion about automation and the future of employment. How long do you think it will take before machines do your job better than you do? We are entering a new age of automation, unlike anything that’s come before. Let’s discuss what skills will secure our careers!”

 

About the speakers

Vlad Sas is a 25yo programmer and entrepreneur.  Always eager to engage in brainstorming, validating ideas, concepts and always enjoying a good debate, he will be your host for the following events and your point of contact if you feel like reaching out to Facebook for guidance.

Caroline Matte joined Facebook 2 years ago to launch the first startup incubator from Facebook, in France. Before working at Facebook, she ran equity-based startups acceleration programs in France and Spain and participated in social investment funds. She now drives scaled startups programs globally at Facebook.

 

Event agenda

  • 19:00 – 19:10 Settle In – Grab a nametag and say hello!
  • 19:10 – 19:20  Launch Event Opening Speech – Learn more about Developer Circles and the community we’re building in Romania (speaker: Vlad Sas)
  • 19:20 – 19:30 Facebook Developer Circles Program. What Are We Trying To Achieve? – Meet Caroline! Developers Programs Manager at Facebook (speaker: Caroline Matte)
  • 19:30 – 19:50 The Talk: Skills Of The Future – Is Your Career Secured? – Time to find out if we have what it takes to compete with the machines. (speaker: TBA)
  • 19:50 – 20:20 Snacks, Drinks & Networking – Let’s get to know each other better

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Skills of the future – Is your career secured?.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

community, Facebook Developer Circles, future, jobs, open event, skills, TechHub, techhub bucharest

April BucharestJS Meetup

Join us to get a solid introduction into DApps, explore some unconventional ways of working with React and be the first to hear the BucharestJS surprise news. RSVP here to save your front row spot on April 24, starting 18:30!

 

About the event

Loredana Bourceanu is currently Software Lead at Modex, a blockchain company. In this role, she is responsible with coordinating the technical team, as well as maintaining an efficient liaison with the other departments involved in the software development process. A professional focused on delivering the best results, Loredana has more than 8 years experience in software development (embedded systems, payments and blockchain) as a developer.

We live in a world of “the conventional”. Go online and research React, and most articles, guides, tutorials and handbooks you will find will contain some variant of the classic React class components and Redux, with small changes, here and there. Today, we will be taking a dive into the unconventional, to explore a few of the other (arguably better) options out there, by working with React in a functional manner, using React Hooks, GraphQL, and Observables.

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Welcome
  • 19:00 – 19:15 Intro notes
  • 19:15 – 20:00 Introducing DApps with Loredana Bourceanu
  • 20:00 20:30 Unconventional React by Sabin Marcu – Software Engineer at R/GA
  • 20:30 – 21:30 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to April BucharestJS Meetup.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

Blockchain, bucharestjs, community, DApps, JavaScript, Modex, open event, react, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Security Espresso 0x1a

Come to learn about DNS censorship and how to organize a Capture the Flag competition.RSVP here to save your front row spot on April 23, starting 18:30!

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:45 Michael Casadevall – Censorship through DNS – Studying Tampering of Domain Name Information on the Public Internet

DNS tampering is one of the most common forms of Internet censorship. This is primarily due to a lack of authentication and the ease of manipulating traffic on the fly and can take a multitude of forms. This type of censorship has been used to enforce various gag orders such as was used the British Isles to block torrent websites. It is also a known technique used by China’s Great Firewall. It can be used to simply block websites, redirect users to seemingly correct sites, and is difficult for the typical user to detect. For example, this type of attack could be used to redirect a user silently from a whistleblowing website to a honeypot. While efforts are underway to create secure amendments to DNS, they cannot solve these fundamental problems.

In an effort to understand how widespread DNS censorship is, I have created a special tool known as DNS Catcher to study in-flight responses, and check them against known good authoritative data to confirm their authenticity. By doing so, we can develop new tools and methods to detect DNS tampering, and at a minimum, prevent users from unknowingly connecting to addresses that are known to have been tampered with.

  • 19:45 – 20:00 Break
  • 20:00 – 20:45 Anatol Prisăcaru – Organizing a CTF: Lessons Learned Over the Years

I bet you’ve always wondered what goes into creating a Capture the Flag competition. I bet you wondered how we balance the feasibility of finding a flag with the challenge of burying it inside systems with obscure vulnerabilities. Popping boxes is fun, but do you know what it takes to craft that satisfying experience?

This talk is going to answer all these questions and more! I’ve been crafting CTF challenges for 5 years now and I have a few stories to tell: from the way we craft challenges to the way we set up the infrastructure. From how to come up with versatile and unpredictable challenges, to how to maintain a good difficulty progression and enforce rules. If you’ve ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes of a CTF, or ever wanted to organize a competition of your own – I’ve got you.

  • 20:45 – 21:30 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Security Espresso 0x1a.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

Capture the Flag, community, cyber-security, DNS, security espresso, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

3 years of Code for Romania/ Civic Labs launch

Come join us a fun evening when we will celebrate Code for Romania’s accomplishments so far and all the people behind their success: volunteers, partners, sponsors, all together. RSVP here to save your front row spot on April 20, starting 18:30!

 

About the event

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and we couldn’t agree more. It was only yesterday when we had our first Hangouts call, and now, 3 years into it we’ve gathered more than 650 volunteers, 60.000+ pro-bono working hours, launched 8 civic tech applications and 4 more in the making and built 4 strong, local communities of civic tech heroes.

We will also talk about the future and, for the first time, we will launch the Civic Labs platform, our civic technology projects generator and the first prototypes of the digital solutions that we have identified so far to Romania’s social blockages in areas such as human resources in education, domestic violence, access to legislation, disaster relief and risk management, and mother and child’s health.

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Intro with Will Tyner @National Geographic documenting Code for Romania as part of his work on “Exploring civic technology in Romania”Strategic Partner moment: Romanian-American Foundation**
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Code for Romania: 3 years of activity report
  • 19:30 – 20:00 Unveiling Civic Labs with Civic Labs team
  • 20:00 20:30 Civic Labs Strategic Partner: Fundatia Vodafone Romania**
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Code for Romania Advisory Board speakers: Sorin Mindrutescu & Ryan Crozier 
  • 21:00 – 21:30 Q&A
  • 21:30 – 22:30 Drinks & Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to 3 years of Code for Romania/ Civic Labs launch.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

celebration, Civic Labs, Code for Romania, community, open event, TechHub, techhub bucharest

HackDay #4

Join us on the 20th of April for ther fourth monthly Code for Romania Hack Day for 2019. If you’re in Bucharest, Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca or Iași you can participate in-person at one of the Code for Romania local community events. Bring your laptop, get connected and start coding for one of the apps that will change Romania for the better! If you can’t join us in person in one of the four cities you can always join us online and work from home or from your favorite coffee shop!

 

About the event

You’re a developer so you know that magic in technology needs skills, time and consistency. You can’t build the best, most awesome app overnight. But there’s strength in numbers and if we all work together we can work towards fixing society’s problems. That’s why we run the monthly HackDay, to meet and work together so that we can develop tech solutions for societal problems. We were the ones we’ve been waiting for!

 

Event schedule

10:00AM –  last man standing*

* since we will celebrate the third Code for Romania anniversary together they are preparing a very interesting day for you and past 18:00 we invite you to join us at their special event 

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to HackDay #4.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

Code for Romania, community, Hackathon, open event, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Crypto-currencies and the Internet of value

Join us to dig deeper into the intricacies behind the future of crypto-currencies. RSVP here to save your front row spot on Aril 19, starting 18:30!

 

What’s in it for you?

During the evening, the Blockchain Romania community’s speaker will try to give you some answers to the following questions:

  • Are crypto-currencies the money of the future?
  • Are they, in report with money, analogous to what TCP/IP was for the Internet?
  • What makes a piece of paper valuable just because it has a central bank’s governor signature?
  • What makes Bitcoin different from other coins?
  • Are any attributes (such as decentralization) that make a crypto-currency more valuable?

 

About the speaker

Tudor Smirna is the director of Ludwig von Mises Institute Romania. He has studied the connection between banks and crypto-currencies (also teaches about “Money, Banks and Bitcoin”) and has a Ph.D. from Academy of Economic Studies (where he’s also an Assistant Professor).

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Discussion with Tudor Smirna
  • 20:00 20:15 Q&A session
  • 20:15 – 21:00 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Crypto-currencies and the Internet of value.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

bitcoin, Blockchain, Blockchain Romania, community, cryptocurrencies, future, open event, TechHub, techhub bucharest

April meetup: Druid, Flink, Kafka for Data Analytics

Join us to learn how a high-cardinality data cube built on top of Apache Members: Druid, Flink, and Kafka in order to provide data analytics for engineering, product and business groups. RSVP here to save your front row spot on April 18, starting 18:30!

 

About the event

This evening we will hear from Artiom & Cosmin about migration of their analytics architecture from batch to streaming processing. Their presentation will not only cover the use case but will as well talk briefly about Apache Flink and Apache Druid – two solutions that had not been covered before in the Bucharest Big Data Meetup.

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 20:00  Interactive analytics at big scale using Apache Druid. Best practices and use cases. Artiom Darie & Cosmin Vasii @ AddsWizz
  • 20:00 20:30 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to April meetup: Druid, Flink, Kafka for Data Analytics.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

apache, Bucharest Big Data, community, Data Analytics, migration, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Can you be the founder of the next big fintech startup?

This event is for all professionals in the financial sector with an interest in technology, aspiring entrepreneurs that are looking for opportunities in fintech and founders of fintech startups. RSVP here to confirm your seat for April 17, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

The purpose of this meetup is to help you:

  1. Discover how to come up with great ideas that can change the financial world
  2. See the opportunities that will help you validate your fintech idea and turn it into a startup
  3. Network with like-minded people from the fintech community

 

Event agenda  

  • 18:30 – 19:00 –  Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:40 –  How to come up with fintech startup ideas investors are looking for today Cristian Munteanu Managing Partner at Early Game Ventures

The financial industry is ripe for disruption but not every startup founder comes with a background in banking, payments or trading. However, don’t let this fact be discouraging! Your experience from other industries can bring a fresh perspective to the table.

This year Early Game Ventures led a 650k Euro investment round in Romanian fintech startup SymphoPay, the middleware platform that adds marketing capabilities and analytics to all existing POS devices turning them into actual computers.

  • 19:40 – 20:00 – How can Elevator Lab Bootcamp help you validate and develop you fintech startup ideaVlad Stanilescu Chief Digital Officer at Raiffeisen Bank

Elevator Lab Bootcamp is an educational program aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs understand what it takes to build a fintech startup and how they can turn their fintech startup idea into an MVP. Vlad will address any questions regarding the program.

  • 20:00 – 21:00 – Drinks and networking

 

About our speakers

Cristian Munteanu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Early Game Ventures. He is a tech entrepreneur with a marketing and creative background, a Certified Professional Scrum Master I, a PhocusWright scholar, a skydiver, wingsuit flyer, BASE jumper, Porsche fan, anime lover, Starcraft player.

Vlad Stanilescu is Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Raiffeisen Bank Romania. Vlad is part of digital transformation initiatives in banking and leader in Product Management, IT and Telecom Engineering/Operations and Customer Experience areas. At all times he is looking to generate meaningful improvements and to challenge the status quo.

community, Early Game Ventures, Elevator Lab, fintech, founders, idea validation, networking, open event, Raiffeisen, startups, techhub bucharest

Info Day on Innovative Enterprise Week Bucharest 2019: EIC SME Instrument & EIC Pilot

Join us for an event organized by UEFISCDI in cooperation with the European Commission. We will be discussing EIC SME Instrument & EIC Pilot” to advance the opportunities provided by the funding instruments of the European Innovation Council (EIC), under the future research and innovation funding programme, Horizon Europe.

 

About the event

The debates will focus on:

  • EIC SME Instrument
  • EIC Pilot

The speakers will be representatives from the European Commission and experienced investors, active in the innovative entrepreneurship field.

 

Event agenda

  • 17:30 – 18:00 Welcome and Registration
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Debate on EIC SME Instrument & EIC Pilot
    • Ramona Samson – Deputy Head of Unit, Investments and SMEs, Directorate-General
      for Research and Innovation, European Commission
    • Viorel Peca – Head of Unit Future Emerging Technologies – DG CONNECT,
      European Commission
    • Cosmin Ochisor –Partner, GapMinder Venture Partners
    • Moderator: Mihai Sfintescu, Jury member, European Innovation Council
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Q&A / Networking session

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Info Day on Innovative Enterprise Week Bucharest 2019: EIC SME Instrument & EIC Pilot.

community, European Union, Investment, open event, TechHub, techhub bucharest

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