Tag: Orange

Office Hours Product Development

Are you looking for help in how to manage your product development strategy? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Monica Obogeanu, Startup Programs Manager at Orange, and, Alexandra Anghel, Director of AI Engineering at Algolia, taking place on Thursday, June 10, between 11:00 – 12:30.


What’s it about?

Monica & Alexandra will each have 3 slots of 30 minutes where you can ask questions and get feedback 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 


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.




Applications are opened by June 9 at 15:00.

After the registration, a selection will be made based on the best compatibility with the guest and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation 1 day before the event with the logistical details of how to join the Zoom call.

community, founders, Office Hours, Orange, pre-accelerator, Product Development, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

StepFWD 2020 – Demo Day

StepFWD, the pre-accelerator made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs is inviting you to the 2020 online Demo Day! The participating startups will be showcasing their achievements and will share the next steps in their entrepreneurial journey. Registrations are opened! 


About the Demo Day

Mentors, investors, community partners, corporates, press attendees are invited together with the larger community to the StepFWD 2020 Demo Day. 

We will be celebrating diversity in the startup ecosystem and we will connect to see how we can push the growth of the ecosystem together.

The 2020 cohort has been through an intense set of activities: workshops, hands-on sessions, roundtables, speed mentoring sessions, office hours, 1-on-1s, all-hands meetings, and virtual coffees (coffee is best served among friends).  

And now they are ready to present their progress and share their future plans with you!


3 Reasons to participate at the Demo Day

  • Celebrate the startups’ progress
  • Connect with the founders and offer them your help
  • Network with the participants


 Demo Day Agenda 

  • 17:00 – 17:30 – Networking → Your chance to meet some of the participants until we kickstart the Demo Day
  • 17:30 – 18:00 – Welcome StepFWD team & partners → You’ll find out what happened during the online pre-accelerator
  • 18:00 – 18:40 – First 5 startups pitch 
  • 18:40 – 18:50 – Break & Networking
  • 18:50 – 19:30 – Last 5 startups pitch
  • 19:30 – 19:35 – Closing remarks
  • 19:35 – 19:50 –  Networking → Have your drinks ready to meet the founders 


StepFWD 2020 Demo Day is happening on the Hopin platform and it will be LIVE on the StepFWD & TechHub Bucharest Facebook pages.


About StepFWD

StepFWD is an 8-week pre-accelerator program, aimed at fueling growth for tech startups with diverse teams. StepFWD is powered by TechHub Bucharest in partnership with Google for Startups and Orange Romania. 

community, Demo Day, founders, Google for Startups, networking, Orange, pitch, startups, StepFWD, techhub bucharest

Founders Meeting – Horizon 2020 & 5G Technology

For all tech founders out there: join us for a conversation about technological advancement in 5G Technology, the opportunities that arise for new product development, and Orange’s experience of working in Horizon 2020 research projects alongside startups. APPLY here to join other founders for this invite-only online event on October 5, starting at 19:00!


About the event

Learn more about Orange’s 5G commercial rollout in Romania, the opportunities open for startups like the 5G Online Challenge, as well as Orange’s involvement in Horizon 2020 research projects that also include startup partners. 


Cristian Pațachia is Development & Innovation Manager at Orange Romania. Manager with more than 20 years’ experience in the telecom industry, with expertise in a broad range of technologies, product development, and innovation management. At the moment he is the Development and Innovation team manager in the Engineering department, coordinating multiple research projects in various fields such as 5G & networks of the future, cybersecurity, smart cities, APIs exposure and monetizing, cloud technologies & IoT/M2M.

Marius Iordache is 5G Technical Manager at Orange Romania. With over 13 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Marius is currently leading the technical implementation of Orange’s 5G network in Romania. He is CCIE certified and has vast experience in planning, designing, and creating architectures for complex fix and mobile networks, in multi-vendor environments. He contributes to multiple technical research projects in the Horizon 2020, 5G-PPP framework.



Some basic rules to follow during the call

✍️ Post your questions in the chat and the moderator will pass them on to the guest

🔇 Use the mute button at your site to prevent transmitting background noise

👉 Do not multi-task (do other work) during the meeting

🤫 Find a quiet space to participate

📣 Speak up to get attention if you (really) have something to say

5G, community, founders, founders meeting, Horizon 2020, invite-only, Orange, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Copyright © TechHub Europe Ltd,