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Office Hours w/ Microsoft for Startups

B2B startups can benefit from the Microsoft for Startups program: from technical resources and cloud to selling alongside Microsoft through its partner channels.

To find out more, apply for a 1-to-1 session with Alin-Vlad Badelita, Startup Program Manager at Microsoft. 

 

The Office Hours

Alin will showcase the program benefits so you can decide if it’s a good fit for you:

  • Azure Marketplace Portal → helps you reach customers and monetize your products and services
  • Co-Sell program → A worldwide enterprise sales force paid to connect your solutions to their accounts
  • Technical enablement → free Azure cloud & technical consultancy

 

Applications are opened by September 21 at 16:00.

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

 

About Microsoft for Startups

Microsoft for Startups is a comprehensive global program designed to support startups as they build and scale their companies. Whether you’re looking to further develop your application with Microsoft Technologies, land new customers, or scale globally, Microsoft is here to help.  https://startups.microsoft.com/en-us/benefits/ 

 

About Alin

Alin is a startup growth enthusiast with a passion for innovative technologies, marketing, and developing business opportunities for small companies with big ideas. With over 11 years of digital experience, 6 of which in startups, he managed to play different roles in several organizations – from business development, project & product management to event management, digital marketing, and strategy.  

He is highly experienced in working in online ventures and always checking the market’s pulse for new players, tech stacks, and strategies that can be molded and adapted to optimize processes and improve workflows. Advertising background and entrepreneurially educated by local and international founders, he advocates for innovation in legacy systems, remote work and a fintech promoter in the local ecosystem.

B2B, Bucharest, community, founders, Microsoft for Startups, Office Hours, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

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

Office Hours Sales & Growth Hacking

Are you looking for help on how to sell your product? Apply now for a 1-to-1 feedback session Gv Freeman, Founder Coach & Growth Strategist.

 

What’s it about?

Gv will have 3 slots of 30 minutes where you can ask questions and get feedback 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?

 

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.

 

 

Registration

Applications are opened by July 21 at 15:00.

After the registration, a selection will be made 1 day before the event based on the best compatibility with the guest. 

Only the selected startups will receive the logistical details to join the office hours.

1-on-1 Private Sessions, community, founders, Growth Hacking, Office Hours, Sales, 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.

 

 

You can join the event live on our:

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

Office Hours Fundraising

Are you looking for help to better prepare for your next investment round? Apply now for a 1-to-1 feedback session Ciprian Borodescu, Head of Algolia (AI R&D) Romania.

 

What’s it about?

Ciprian will have 3 slots of 30 minutes where you can ask questions and get feedback 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

 

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.

 

Registration

Applications are opened by June 30 at 15:00.

After the registration, a selection will be made 1 day before the event based on the best compatibility with the guest. 

Only the selected startups will receive the logistical details to join the office hours.

community, founders, Investment, Office Hours, pre-accelerator, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Office Hours w/ Kaan Eren, Investment Manager at 500 Startups Istanbul

Are you looking for early-stage funding for your startup? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Kaan Eren, Investment Manager at 500 Startups Istanbul, taking place on Thursday, June 24, between 11:00 – 13:45.

 

About the guest

Kaan Eren is an Investment Manager at 500 Startups Istanbul, leading the proactive deal sourcing, screening and due diligence efforts with a mandate of investing in early-stage teams across Turkey & Eastern Europe. Prior to joining 500 Startups, Kaan was an Investment Banking Vice President at Ünlü&Co, where he played an instrumental role in advising landmark deals with total transaction value exceeding $2.5B, including the largest Turkish IPO and infrastructure deal of the last decade.

 

 

About the office hours

Kaan will be able to help you with:

  • Valuable feedback for your startup
  • What you need to do in order to be investable by 500 Startups Istanbul

 

Applications are opened by June 23 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.

 

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

  1. Check out all the details about Kaan Eren and 500 Startups
  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 investment! 

1-on-1 Private Sessions, 500 startups, community, founders, Investment, Office Hours, startups, 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.

 

You can join the event live on our:

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

Office Hours w/ Microsoft for Startups

If you are a B2B tech startup, you can benefit from the Microsoft for Startups program: from technical resources and free cloud to selling alongside Microsoft salespeople and partner channel.

 

 

Alin is a startup growth enthusiast with a passion for innovative technologies, marketing, and developing business opportunities for small companies with big ideas. With over 11 years of digital experience, 6 of which in startups, he managed to play different roles in several organizations – from business development, project & product management to event management, digital marketing, and strategy.  

He is highly experienced in working in online ventures and always checking the market’s pulse for new players, tech stacks, and strategies that can be molded and adapted to optimize processes and improve workflows. Advertising background and entrepreneurially educated by local and international founders, he advocates for innovation in legacy systems, remote work and a fintech promoter in the local ecosystem.

 

The Office Hours

Alin will be able to help access one or more of the program benefits:

  • Customized Go-To-Market plan → tailored to your business
  • Commercial Marketplace Portal → helps you reach customers and monetize your products and services.
  • Co-Sell program → A worldwide enterprise sales force paid to connect your solutions to their accounts
  • Technical enablement → free Azure cloud & technical consultancy

 

Applications are opened by June 15 at 16:00.

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

 

About Microsoft for Startups

Microsoft for Startups is a comprehensive global program designed to support startups as they build and scale their companies. Whether you’re looking to build your first application, land your first customer, or scale to a million users, Microsoft is here to help. From technical resources and free cloud to selling alongside Microsoft salespeople and partner channel, we’re invested in your success: https://startups.microsoft.com/en-us/benefits/ 

B2B, community, founders, Microsoft for Startups, Office Hours, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

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.

 

 

Registration

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

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