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UX starts with Design Thinking

For the first UX Design for Startups meetup, we challenge you to a hands-on, interactive and intense experience of Design Thinking, to understand the bigger frameworks behind UX. RSVP here to save your front row spot on December 5, starting at 18:30!

 

 

Disclaimer! Please join us only if you’re sure you can make it in time and stay until the end of our workshop, as this is how the workshop works. Design Thinking implies some basic rules that we all must follow, otherwise, it wouldn’t be design thinking 🙂

 

Why UX and Design Thinking?  

Design thinking is an iterative process which seeks to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and identify alternative solutions, which were unseen beforehand. It is a solution-based approach to problem-solving, while being both a framework and a set of tools.

This framework influences the way we do UX, because user experience starts with design thinking. “UX and design thinking seem like two sides of the same coin; the first is the more tactical and build-oriented manifestation, whereas the latter is the more strategic and conceptual manifestation.” (https://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/september-october-2015/design-thinking-and-ux)

 

What we’ll do

In max. 2 hours, you will learn the process and reshape a digital product with a focus on humans and their needs, through prototyping and testing.

Our guide will be Tudor Juravlea, who is the Design Thinking Society co-founder and an experienced facilitator of design thinking processes for more than 5 years. Tudor applied both User Experience Design and Service Design on real projects in telecom, banking and energy. He also has NGO and startup experience.

Tudor loves tech and creators, but knows that while software isn’t built to last long term, solutions are. Tech can only be disruptive when users are at its center. So the biggest disease for any business is to forget about its clients. Tudor believes that’s also the biggest risk for humanity: to forget what makes us human in the first place – childlike curiosity, creativity and collaboration.

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 18:45 – Welcome & registration
  • 18:45 – 20:15 – Crash Course into Design Thinking for UX-ers & startuppers
  • 20:15 – 20:45 – Q&A with Tudor
  • 20:45 – 21:30 – Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to UX starts with Design Thinking. 

community, design thinking, open event, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest, UX Design for Startups, workshop

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

Introduction to Design Thinking

The time for the 3rd Tech Startup School meetup has come, and this time is about Design Thinking. RSVP here to save your front row spot on November 13, starting at 18:30!

About the event

Design thinking is an iterative process which seeks to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and identify alternative solutions, which were unseen beforehand. It is a solution-based approach to problem-solving while being both a framework and a set of tools.

So, for the 3rd Tech Startup School meetup, our friends prepared a crash course in Design Thinking. In max. 2 hours, you will learn the process and reshape a product or experience with a focus on humans and their needs, through prototyping and testing.

Your guide will be Tudor Juravlea, who is the Design Thinking Society co-founder and an experienced facilitator of design thinking processes for more than 5 years. Tudor applied both User Experience Design and Service Design on real projects in telecom, banking, and energy. He also has NGO and startup experience.

Tudor loves tech and creators but knows that while the software isn’t built to last long term, solutions are. Tech can only be disruptive when users are at its center. So the biggest disease for any business is to forget about its clients. Tudor believes that’s also the biggest risk for humanity: to forget what makes us human in the first place – childlike curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

Dragos Nicolaescu, along with his co-hosts Alice Teodorescu & Andrei Tudose, welcome you on November 13th, to a new evening of learning, fun, and networking.

Don’t forget to book your place in advance!

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 – Welcome & registration
  • 19:00-20:30 – Introduction to Design Thinking (Tudor Juravlea)
  • 20:30-21:30 –Networking

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to  Introduction to Design Thinking.

Bucharest, community, design thinking, meet-up, meetup, networking, open event, Public Event, startup, startups, tech events, TechHub, 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

#Live Growth Hacking Experiences with Alin Vlad and Dorin Boerescu

Third Growth Marketing Society meetup brings two special guests, who will present their growth hacking experiences, case studies, and how they applied #growth strategies and tactics for their projects. RSVP here to save your front row spot on October 16, starting at 18:30!

About the event

Alin Vlad is a Full Stack Marketer, Growth Hacking & Marketing Automation aficionado, and CyberGhost VPN CMO (a cybersecurity startup), with extensive experience in tech for both startups and the corporate world.
Dorin Boerescu is a seasoned entrepreneur, 2Performant CEO (a smart affiliate marketing platform), and experimented marketer.
As an intro, we’ll also have a presentation from our new partner – WeContent, the biggest content marketing conference in Romania.

Event agenda

  • 18:30-18:45 Welcome & Registration
  • 18:45-18:55 Meeting WeContent – special partner 🙂
  • 18:55-19:10 1-minute presentation
  • 19:10-19:40 Growth Hacking with Alin Vlad (20’ presentation + Q&A 10’)
  • 19:40-20:10 Growth Hacking with Dorin Boerescu  (20’ presentation + Q&A 10’)
  • 20:10-20:15 Feedback session
  • 20:15-20:20 Tidying up & networking
  • 20:15-21:15 More networking

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance at Growth Marketing Society meetup #3. 

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

Office Hours with Professionals

Need help for your startup to figure out how to get the most significant return in terms of branding, exposure, and community building for the time, energy, and know-how invested in organic growth through content marketing? Then apply now for a 1-to-1 mentoring session with Andra Zaharia, Freelance Content Marketer.

 

About the guest

Andra Zaharia has been working in digital marketing for over a decade. Her current focus is on helping startups and established companies achieve organic growth through competitive content strategies. She’s a firm believer in ethical marketing tactics that enable companies, their customers, communities, and partners to thrive.

 

Her work with startups includes things such as: 

  • helping them find the right positioning for the audience they’re targeting (and understanding who their customers are)
  • identifying which of their assets (product-related or brand-related) they can leverage to differentiate themselves in the market
  • prioritizing their content efforts based on their resources so they can establish a strong presence on the channels their customers prefer (e.g., building a website that really shows the value of their product/service, figuring out which social media channel to focus on, etc.).  

 

The Schedule

Our guest will be around on Thursday, October 10, between 14:00 and 18:00. 

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 Andra.
  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, community, 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

Office Hours with Investors

Are you looking for early-stage funding for your startup? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Malin Stefanescu, President at TechAngels.

 

About the guest

Malin is the Founder and CEO at EEU Software and a Business Angel Investor, leading the oldest and largest association of business angels in Romania, TechAngels. He is actively looking to put early-stage technology startups in contact with investors looking for investment opportunities.

 

The Schedule

Our guest will be around on Thursday, September 19, between 14:00 and 18:00. 

There are 5 slots available (40 minutes each) that you can apply to until September 17. 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 September 18.

 

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

  1. Check out all the details about Malin and TechAngels
  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! 

community, early-stage, Investment, Office Hours, startups, TechAngels, 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

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