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Office Hours with Professionals

Need some help to understand more about the marketing experimentation mindset and how to set up a proper marketing funnel depending on the type of the product you are developing? Then apply now for a 1-to-1 mentoring session with Gabriela Bejan, Founder & CEO of Digital Tailors Agency.

About the guest

Gabriela Bejan, CMO with 6+ years of experience in the tech industry, worked with tech accelerators and developed marcom strategies for tech products from various industries. Currently, she’s running Digital Tailors, a product marketing agency helping tech startups and companies grow.

Her work with startups includes things such as: 

  • Product marketing for startups
  • How to scale your business through growth marketing services
  • Talk about the first A/B tests you should run to find out what marketing channels work for you
  • Understand more about the marketing experimentation mindset and how to set up a proper marketing funnel depending on the type of the product you are developing

 

The Schedule

Our guest will be around on Wednesday, November 20, between 11:00 and 15:00. 

There are 5 slots available (40 minutes each) that you can apply to. After the registration, a selection will be made based on the best compatibility with the mentor, and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation by email.

 

We recommend these 3 steps to make the most out of this meeting:

  1. Check out all the details about Gabriela.
  2. Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in maximum 5 minutes
  3. Prepare to talk about you’re current marketing strategy (if there is one), and how you’re planning to do this job in the future.

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Bucharest, community, founders, growth marketing, marcom, marketing, networking, Office Hours, Open Hours, startup, startups, techhub bucharest

Office Hours with Investors

Are you looking for early-stage funding for your startup? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Cristian Munteanu and Dan Calugareanu, Partners at Early Game Ventures.

About the guest

Cristian Munteanu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Early Game Ventures, 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.

Dan Calugareanu is a Managing Partner at Early Game Ventures. Humble, curious, open-minded, enthusiastic. Ask for hard work and respect. Always happy to work in a team, as a team. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, E-commerce, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship.

The Schedule

Our guests will be around on Tuesday, October 29, between 10 AM and 2 PM. 

There are 5 slots available (40 minutes each) that you can apply to. After the registration, a selection will be made based on the best compatibility with the investor and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation by email.

We recommend these 3 steps to make the most out of this meeting:

  1. Check out all the details about Cristian & Dan and Early Game Ventures.
  2. Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in maximum 5 minutes
  3. Prepare to talk about why you are looking for an investment right now and why you are a suitable candidate for an angel investment! 

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Bucharest, founders, Founders Only, Investment, networking, Office Hours, Open Hours, startup, startups, techhub bucharest

Lean Startup for Tech (+AMA with Dragos Nicolaescu)

Join us for the second meetup of the Tech Startup School community. RSVP here to save your front row spot on October 9, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

For this meetup we have Dragos Nicolaescu introducing the Lean Startup framework for tech startups and how we can use it to generate and test ideas, develop an MVP (minimum viable product), raise funding, etc.
Then, you can ask Dragos specific questions about entrepreneurship and early-stage startup investment in the Ask Me Anything session. We’ll all have a lot to learn, for sure!

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 18:45 – Welcome & registration
  • 18:45-19:15 – Connect: participants presentation
  • 19:15-19:45 – Lean Startup for Tech (Dragos Nicolaescu)
  • 19:45-20:45 – AMA with Dragos
  • 20:45-20:50 – A feedback moment
  • 20:50-21:20 – Networking
  • 21:20-21:30 – We all make sure the space is neat and pretty

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Lean Startup for Tech (+AMA with Dragos Nicolaescu).

AMA, community, founders, lean startup, meetups, MVP, networking, startups, Tech Startup School, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Startup Matchmaking – Find your co-founder

Are you interested to join the startup world, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you already have an early-stage startup and you want to bring in a co-founder to the project? Then register here and come to the Startup Matchmaking @TechHub Bucharest, on September 17, to meet your co-founder.

 

About the event

Several early-stage tech projects are taking the stage to present what they are working on and to look for a co-founder to join their team. If you’re looking to employ your skills in the thrilling startup environment, but you don’t have an idea just yet, register here to meet like-minded people whose entrepreneurial journey you can join.

What will happen during the event?

  1. Startups will have 1 minute to present their project and what kind of co-founder they are looking for 
  2. Participants will get 1 minute to present themselves, their previous experience and what kind of startup they want to join
  3. The magic happens at the networking session

You will also get the chance to talk with the Program Managers of StepFWD to see if your newly formed team is eligible to take part in the pre-accelerator which is set to start next month. 

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:05 Event intro
  • 19:05 – 19:20 Co-founders Pitch
  • 19:20 – 20:00 Participants Open Mic
  • 20:00 – 21:30 Networking!

 

About StepFWD

Organised in partnership with Google for Startups with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Romania, StepFWD aims to fuel growth for early-stage tech startups with diverse teams. The founders will take part in hands-on workshops and mentoring sessions, they will connect with the local startup ecosystem and will learn how to quick-start their business model validation process and go-to-market strategy. 

apply, co-founder, community, founders, networking, open mic, pitch, pre-accelerator, startup matchmaking, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Ignite Tech Startup School

A new community is born next Wednesday and we’re so lucky to witness this. The first meetup of the Tech Startup School is an introduction to the complex world of Tech Startups and a chance to connect with like-minded people, learn from each other and have fun together. RSVP here to save your front row spot on September 11, starting at 18:30!

This is an event for entrepreneurs, freelancers and people who are curious to find out more about our topic.

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Welcome & introduction
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Connect – Each person has 1-2 minutes to introduce themselves (name, expertise and needs/expectations from this community)
  • 19:30 – 20:30 Problem Discovery – Brainstorming on what the problems are in growing the tech startup ecosystem
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Networking

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Tech Startup School meetup #01.

Bucharest, community, founders, meet-up, meetup, networking, open event, Public Event, startup, startups, tech, tech events, techhub bucharest

Office Hours with Catalyst – SG EBS External Accelerator Program #2

SG EBS is looking for innovative startups to join the external accelerator program! Apply now for a 1-to-1 discussion to find out if your company is a good fit on August 29th at TechHub Bucharest.

 

About the session

 

You will be meeting with the innovation team who acts as an enabler & driver of innovation within the organization, to discuss more about your fit in the Catalyst program. What are we looking for:

  • You have proven knowledge in the area of expertise in 
    • Candidate smart experience – Customized platform to increase the quality of exchange between EBS and the professional community in order to attract more candidates for the company. As the main features, it should include learning opportunities, career recommendations, referral of candidates, all trough gamification.
    • Knowledge hub – Lessons learned information system with complex query options such as semantical, predictive, natural language and network graph view.
    • Smart document processing – Intelligent solution to reduce the time for scanning, recognition, classification of documents and storage of employees digital files
    • Early resignation prediction – A solution for identifying and predicting employee disengagement that could lead to resignations by leveraging sentimental analysis and artificial intelligence
  • You have at least one small product developed within your start-up
  • Your start-up can sustain a full product development (including infrastructure and support model) to be purchased by SG EBS in case of successful MVP within Catalyst Program
  • Your startup is registered as a company in Romania

 

About Catalyst

 

CATALYST start-up accelerator program embodies collaboration and innovation. This platform connects SG EBS (Societe Generale European Business Services) to Romanian start-ups, to harmonize the expertise.

 

How does your start-up benefit from the program?

 

CATALYST is a comprehensive 10-week program wherein the selected start-ups get to work on our theme-based Business challenges with guidance, coaching and mentoring from SG EBS’s experienced subject matter experts on Business areas.

 

With the enriched interaction, remuneration, it’s a good opportunity to test, iterate and scale your product or solution with a real scenario.

 

Based on the demo day outcome at the end of the 10 weeks, potential engagement with Societe Generale for the full solution implementation and long term collaboration could emerge. The MVP belongs to the start-up and if successful, is considered for full application development to be purchased by SG EBS from the start-up.

 

Societe Generale European Business Services was founded in 2011 to be the shared service center for Societe Generale Group and delivers high added value services in various fields of activity for worldwide entities of the Group (finance/ accounting, procurement, human resources and IT). The mission of the innovation team is to act as an enabler & driver of innovation within organization​. Innovation  complements Continuous Improvement and focuses on implementing new technologies and new ways of working ​​in order to enable transformation strategy and solve complex, non-standard business challenges to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

The Schedule

 

Our guests will be around on Thursday, August 29th, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. There are 4 slots available (30 minutes each) that you can book online here. After the registration, a selection will be made based on best compatibility with the accelerator and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation.

 

To make sure you get the most out of this meeting, we recommend you: 

 

  • Check out all the details about Catalyst
  • Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible time frame 
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered 

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Bucharest, community, founders, Investment, meet-up, meetup, networking, Office Hours, Open Hours, startup, startups, techhub bucharest

Office Hours with Catalyst – SG EBS External Accelerator Program

SG EBS is looking for innovative startups to join the external accelerator program! Apply now for a 1-to-1 discussion to find out if your company is a good fit on August 29th at TechHub Bucharest.

 

About the session

You will be meeting with the innovation team who acts as an enabler & driver of innovation within the organization, to discuss more about your fit in the Catalyst program. What are we looking for:

  • You have proven knowledge in the area of expertise in 
    • Candidate smart experience – Customized platform to increase the quality of exchange between EBS and the professional community in order to attract more candidates for the company. As the main features, it should include learning opportunities, career recommendations, referral of candidates, all trough gamification.
    • Knowledge hub – Lessons learned information system with complex query options such as semantical, predictive, natural language and network graph view.
    • Smart document processing – Intelligent solution to reduce the time for scanning, recognition, classification of documents and storage of employees digital files
    • Early resignation prediction – A solution for identifying and predicting employee disengagement that could lead to resignations by leveraging sentimental analysis and artificial intelligence
  • You have at least one small product developed within your start-up
  • Your start-up can sustain a full product development (including infrastructure and support model) to be purchased by SG EBS in case of successful MVP within Catalyst Program
  • Your startup is registered as a company in Romania

 

About Catalyst

 

CATALYST start-up accelerator program embodies collaboration and innovation. This platform connects SG EBS (Societe Generale European Business Services) to Romanian start-ups, to harmonize the expertise.

 

How does your start-up benefit from the program?

 

CATALYST is a comprehensive 10-week program wherein the selected start-ups get to work on our theme-based Business challenges with guidance, coaching and mentoring from SG EBS’s experienced subject matter experts on Business areas.

 

With the enriched interaction, remuneration, it’s a good opportunity to test, iterate and scale your product or solution with a real scenario.

 

Based on the demo day outcome at the end of the 10 weeks, potential engagement with Societe Generale for the full solution implementation and long term collaboration could emerge. The MVP belongs to the start-up and if successful, is considered for full application development to be purchased by SG EBS from the start-up.

 

Societe Generale European Business Services was founded in 2011 to be the shared service center for Societe Generale Group and delivers high added value services in various fields of activity for worldwide entities of the Group (finance/ accounting, procurement, human resources and IT). The mission of the innovation team is to act as an enabler & driver of innovation within organization​. Innovation  complements Continuous Improvement and focuses on implementing new technologies and new ways of working ​​in order to enable transformation strategy and solve complex, non-standard business challenges to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

The Schedule

Our guests will be around on Thursday, August 29th, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. There are 4 slots available (30 minutes each) that you can book online here. After the registration, a selection will be made based on best compatibility with the accelerator and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation.

 

To make sure you get the most out of this meeting, we recommend you: 

  • Check out all the details about Catalyst
  • Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible time frame 
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered 

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Bucharest, catalyst, fintech, founders, Investment, networking, Office Hours, Open Hours, Public Event, sgebs, startup, startups, techhub bucharest

Startup Matchmaking – Find your co-founder

Are you interested to join the startup world, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you already have an early-stage startup and you want to bring in a co-founder to the project? Then register here and come to the Startup Matchmaking @TechHub Bucharest, on May 30, to meet your co-founder.

 

About the event

Several early-stage tech projects are taking the stage to present what they are working on and to look for a co-founder to join their team. If you’re looking to employ your skills in the thrilling startup environment, but you don’t have an idea just yet, register here to meet like-minded people whose entrepreneurial journey you can join.

 

This edition of the Startup Matchmaking event is part of the Elevator Lab Bootcamp, 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. We will have the founders that are part of the program come to pitch their startup projects in the search for their co-founders.

 

What will happen during the event?

  1. Startups will have 1 minute to present their project and what kind of co-founder they are looking for
  2. Participants will get 1 minute to present themselves, their previous experience and what kind of startup they want to join
  3. The magic happens at the networking session

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:05 Event intro
  • 19:05 – 19:20 Co-founders Pitch
  • 19:20 – 20:00 Participants Open Mic
  • 20:00 – 21:30 Networking!

 

Community Partners

co-founder, community, founders, networking, open event, open mic, pitch, startup matchmaking, startups, 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

The Fintech Revolution I Fast-Rising Challengers vs Leaders

The meetup is dedicated to bringing everybody interested in Fintech and being inspired by representatives from big financial companies. RSVP here to save your front row spot on April 15, starting 18:30!

 

About the event

All startups aim to be disruptive – to completely change the status quo through technology – and the financial sector has been going through massive changes in the past year. Most financial services are now digitized – the bank clerk seems a job from the past.

In this fast-changing environment, what does it mean to be an established company, with a long tradition versus being a fast-rising startup?

Our speakers will share their experience in the financial and digital sector, as well as insights about Fintech – the theme of this year’s Techstars Startup Weekend Bucharest I Fintech Edition.

 

Event agenda

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to The Fintech Revolution I Fast-Rising Challengers vs Leaders.

 

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, fintech, founders, networking, open event, Startup Weekend, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

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