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