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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!

 

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Startup Weekend Bucharest I Fintech Edition

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.

 

 

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!

co-founder, community, fintech, Hackathon, idea validation, networking, pitch, Startup Weekend, startups, 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

What NOT to expect from working in a startup?

Join us for the first Startup Matchmaking Meetup to find out what you should avoid doing when applying for a startup job and what it’s actually like to be part of a startup team. Register here to save your seat for the discussion starting on April 11, at 18:30!

 

About the event

Our speakers will share from their experience the faulty expectations people have about working in a startup and what life in a startup it’s actually all about.

What’s more, the startups that have jobs on the Startup Matchmaking platform will be joining the event. So if you want to talk with the founders and their teams, this is your chance to meet with all of them in one place.

 

About the speakers

 

Schedule

 

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Opportunities in Fintech

Join us to discuss the regional fintech ecosystem and what are the areas that require innovation. RSVP here to save your front row spot on April 2, starting 19:00!

 

About the event

During the panel, we will review the financial areas that required innovation and how fintech startups can solve these problems. We will then look at how can a startup leverage the partnership with an established player to kick start its operations and share some best practices in working with financial institutions.

You will also get an overview of who are the key fintech players in the Central and Eastern European region and of course, who are the actors that should get engaged in the fintech ecosystem innovation process.

 

About the speakers

Maximilian Schausberger is Head of Fintech Partnerships at Raiffeisen Bank International and is responsible for the two fintech partnership programs, Elevator Lab and Elevator Ventures. These two programs enable RBI to work with innovative start-up companies in the financial sector and to offer RBI customers the best fintech solutions. By actively approaching these companies, RBI positions itself as an attractive partner in Central and Eastern Europe and offers fintech companies a platform to grow in this region. He is a fintech fan from day one and a frequent speaker at international fintech conferences.  

Tudor Stanciu is a fintech and legaltech community builder, through initiatives like Fintech Camp and Bucharest Legal Hackers. Currently, he is a co-founder of Digital 2 Law, a project focused on providing independent legal/tax experts with a sustainable and predictable path of growing their practices.

Vlad Stanilescu is Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Raiffeisen Bank Romania, part of digital transformation initiatives in banking and leader in Product Management, IT and Telecom Engineering/Operations and Customer Experience areas. At all times looking to generate meaningful improvements and challenge the status quo.

 

Event agenda

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Registration
  • 19:30 – 19:40 Welcome by Vlad Stanilescu, CDO Raiffeisen Bank Romania
  • 19:40 – 20:30 Discussion with Maximilian Schausberger, moderated by Tudor Stanciu
  • 20:30 20:50 Q&A session
  • 20:50 – 21:30 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Opportunities in Fintech.

CEE, community, Elevator Lab, fintech, open event, Raiffeisen, startups, techhub bucharest

Startup Metrics Workshop

Join this workshop if you want to learn what investors are looking for when investing in a startup. Sign-up here to save your spot on March 14, starting 14:30!

 

About the event

Deep dive into different metrics investors look into depending on different verticals, industries and business models. Enis Hulli will go over SaaS, b2c mobile apps, e-commerce and hardware business metrics, and share his experience on promising figures that makes investors want to invest!

 

About the speaker

Enis is a Partner at 500 Startups actively looking for companies to invest in Eastern Europe and Turkey. 500 Istanbul is an early-stage VC fund within the San Francisco based 500 Startups network, with over 1,500+ investments in 60 countries and venture partners in 25+ countries. 500 Istanbul aims to help the talented entrepreneurs of the broader region and the diaspora in building explosive businesses.

 

Event agenda

  • 14:00 – 14:30 Registration
  • 14:30 – 16:30 Startup Metrics Workshop with Enis Hulli
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Networking

 

Registration

Sign-up here to confirm your attendance to Startup Metrics Workshop.

 

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!

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Office Hours with Enis Hulli, Venture Partner at 500 Startups

Are you looking for early-stage funding or taking part in a seed program? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Enis Hulli, Partner at 500 Startups.

 

About the session

Enis is a Partner at 500 Startups actively looking for companies to invest in Eastern Europe and Turkey. If you are an early stage startup that has a working prototype/MVP and early-stage users, then these sessions are a great occasion to discuss investment opportunities or how you can take part in a seed program.

500 Istanbul is an early-stage VC fund within the San Francisco based 500 Startups network, with over 1,500+ investments in 60 countries and venture partners in 25+ countries. 500 Istanbul aims to help the talented entrepreneurs of the broader region and the diaspora in building explosive businesses.

 

The Schedule

Our guest will be around on Wednesday, March 13, between 9:00 and 17:00, and Thursday, March 14, between 9:00 and 14:00. There are 20 slots available that you can book online here. After the registration, a selection will be made based on best compatibility with the firm 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 500 Startups
  • Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible timeframe
  • Come up with a few scenarios of how you might partner with 500 Startups to further develop your product
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered

Apply now by filling out the form available here for your meeting with Enis Hulli, Partner at 500 Startups!

 

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!

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3 early-stage VC funds will answer your questions

Come to discuss with representatives from 3 Venture Capital funds that are active in the Central an Eastern Europe. RSVP here to save your seat on March 12, starting 18:30!

 

About the event

Early Game Ventures is hosting a panel of VCs active in Central and Eastern Europe.

Partners in three early-stage VCs will talk about their investment thesis, what they are looking to invest into, how much and in exchange for what. The representatives of Early Game Ventures, 500 Istanbul and Buran Venture Capital will then answer questions from the audience.

Networking, pizza, and craft beer will close the evening. All founders at heart are welcome.

About the VC funds

Early Game Ventures is an early-stage VC fund investing in startups that jumpstart new industries in the emerging markets of Europe.

500 Istanbul is a seed fund under the broader 500 Startups network that invests in early-stage technology companies from Southeast Europe and Turkey, and aims to back entrepreneurs with a global vision, be the first institutional money in and help them scale internationally by using 500 Startups’s expertise and network.

Buran VC  is a Series A focussed fund that invests into companies with founders from Eastern Europe and Israel.

About the speakers

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.

Enis Hulli is a Partner at 500 Startups Istanbul, educated as an engineer he has a firm grasp of the technological aspect of the startup world and the ambition and knowledge to see the global potential in the regional startup scene. He aims to cultivate and grow the startup ecosystem, help talented entrepreneurs of the broader region in building explosive businesses that will integrate with Silicon Valley.

Marton Medveczky is an Investment Associate within Buran responsible for CEE countries within Buran. Marton has a background in M&A with KPMG, worked in as Sales Head for Hungary in Docplanner and also came up with the idea of Central European Startup Awards – now a leading CEE startup event.

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:10 Welcome speech by Cristian Munteanu, Managing Partner — Early Game Ventures
  • 19:10 – 20:10 Panel discussions
  • 20:10 – 20:40 Q&A
  • 20:40 – 21:30 Networking, pizza, craft beer

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to 3 early-stage VC funds will answer your questions.

 

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!

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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 February 26, 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

 

Event agenda

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

 

Community Partners

 

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!

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