Tag: startups

Demo Nights Bucharest // Early Stage Investment

This one is for all the entrepreneurs and tech startup aficionados out there! RSVP here, let’s meet on February 25, starting at 18:30 at Demo Nights Bucharest edition, and connect with startup-minded people!

 

About the event

If you are an early-stage tech startup founder, you have a working prototype or a stellar idea and a business model to go with it, apply here by Thursday, February 20, by the end of the day, to showcase your project.

Ambitious founders are invited to apply and:
– feedback from a panel of industry experts, successful founders and investors,
– the possibility to connect with all the major corporate startup programs, angel investors, and VCs.

All the pitching teams get free tickets to the How to Web Conference 2020!

The awarded teams (‘Best Pitch’ & ‘Best Startup’) will also receive:
– free of charge expo booth at the How to Web Conference
– acceleration into the Startup Spotlight competition.

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 18:45 – Check-in
  • 18:45 – 19:00 – Welcome
  • 19:00 – 20:00 – Pitch Session // Early-stage tech startups pitch (5 min. pitch + 5 min. Q&A)
  • 20:00 – 20:30 – Fireside Chat // A discussion with Malin Stafanescu (TechAngels) & Florin Stoian (Milluu) on Early Stage Investment
  • 20:30 – 20:45 – Awards // Best Startup & Best Innovation
  • 20:45 – 21:30 – Networking // Wrap-up with drinks & pizza

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Demo Nights Bucharest // Early Stage Investment.

Bucharest, community, Demo Night, founders, networking, open event, pitch, Public Event, startup, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Series A Academy vol. Bucharest

LAUNCHub is coming in Bucharest with its series of different topics related to the fundraising process. RSVP here, and let’s meet on Friday, February 21st, starting at 5 PM.

About the Event

Series A Academy started internally as a bi-weekly series intended to prepare LAUNCHub Ventures portfolio companies for a Series better A fundraising.

This idea has been growing for a while now, and they still have some knowledge and insights to share with the community on raising Series A funding round.

There is no better way than to learn directly from the founders who have raised the A round and to have the opportunity to talk to the investors who have done this for many years. Therefore, for the Series A Academy vol Bucharest the superheroes guests are:

  • Sergiu Negut, co-founder of FintechOS (Series A funded startup)
  • Dan Lupu, partner at Earlybird VC (Series A Investor)

The discussion will be moderated by Mircea Vadan, from Activize.Tech and Rumen Iliev, partner at LAUNCHub Ventures, will be there to fill in the Seed investor perspective where needed.

Event Agenda

17:00 – Registration

17:30 – Activize – Ecosystem Overview – Mircea Vadan

17:45 – Friendly panel discussion on raising a Series A (Sergiu Negut, Dan Lupu, Rumen Iliev)

18:30 – More time for Q&A from the audience

18:50 – Closing and networking.

Bucharest, community, founders, Investment, meet-up, meetup, networking, open event, panel, Public Event, Q&A, startup, startups, techhub bucharest

The Research Loop with Andrei Urse and Stefan Condurachi

We are starting the new year with a new UX Design for Startups meetup and with a subject that is very important for any business and for all UX-ers: research, which helps to understand users, business content and much more! RSVP here to save your front row spot on February 6, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

Andrei Urse and Stefan Condurachi (Softvision Cognizant), experienced and know-how UX-ers will show us what they call The Research Loop:

 

  1. Decisions involving stakeholders:

– Decision making + administrative work

– Defining success in terms of objectives (what we want)

– Selecting the research type and budgeting – Breaking myths

 

  1. Planning and research implementation:

– Research process by research type: selecting participants, facilitating interviews/usability testing, questionnaires.

 

  1. Data analysis:

– Data triangulation, data mapping from multiple sources

– Discovering tendencies, trends, new information (insights) from data analysis

– How to avoid including your own biases into data interpretation

– Simplifying data into “pills”/fragments that are easy to understand and explain to the rest of the team & stakeholders

 

  1. Presenting discoveries:

– Communicating discoveries to the team

– Data driven pitching – data stories -> how to emphasise opportunities

– What’s next? 

 

About the guests

Andrei thinks that to be a User Experience Designer now, more than ever, means that you have a large responsibility towards people that you design for. Our decisions can influence user experience in totally unexpected ways, which can lead to both wanted or unwanted consequences. He thinks that research is the most powerful and accessible tool that a User Experience Designer has at his disposal to discover and anticipate the real needs of users. 

Stefan Condurachi has varied experiences as a UX Designer, from a company and startup perspective, but also as a freelancer and even a teacher. His approach has at its forefront the understanding of core business through research, in order to better understand the main needs of users (pain points) and to find interaction areas with the business (touchpoints). 

 

Event agenda

  • 18.30-19.00 – Welcome & registration
  • 19.00-20.30 – The Research Loop with Andrei Urse and Stefan Condurachi
  • 20.30-20.45 – Q&A
  • 20.45-21.30 – Networking

community, networking, Research Loop, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest, users, UX, UX Design for Startups

Office Hours with Professionals

Need help for your startup to figure out legal aspects such as IP, Data Protection, dealing with competitions and many others? Then apply now for a 1-to-1 mentoring session with Bianca Naghi & Ionela Cuciureanu from GNP Guia Naghi and Partners.

 

About the guests

Bianca Naghi is a Partner at GNP Guia Naghi and Partners. Until September 2018 Bianca was involved in coordinating a dynamic and creative team specialized in competition, data protection, consumers protection and intellectual property. Bianca is recommended by the main international consultancy publications as a top expert in competition and consumer protection law, being recognized for her significant experience in all complex aspects of the field.

Ionela Cuciureanu is an Associate at GNP Guia Naghi and Partners. Ionela’s main areas of expertise are Intellectual Property and Data Protection, but she is also acquainted with the labor, foreign direct investments, corporate and commercial areas. Her experience includes assisting clients in data protection and GDPR related matters, trademark, designs copyright and patent prosecution, counterfeit and customs issues, IP due diligence procedures and assignments, but also representing clients in court and in front of the Romanian and European patent offices, in trademark, design and patent disputes.

 

About the Office Hours

Ionela & Bianca will be able to help you with various legal aspects such as:

  • IP
  • Trademarks 
  • Cybersquatting
  • Data Protection and GDPR
  • Competition
  • Corporate, etc.

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

  1. Check out all the details about Ionela and Bianca
  2. Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in maximum 5 minutes
  3. Prepare to talk about your challenges and  can our guest can help you with

Our guests will be around on Wednesday, January 29 between 10:00 and 14:00. 

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.

community, founders, legal, legal tech, Office Hours, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Critical thinking for entrepreneurship

The new year starts with a blast and a new Tech Startup School meetup dedicated to critical thinking for business purposes: better understanding how you make decisions, your business contexts, what influences you, why some actions work or don’t work etc. RSVP here to save your front row spot on January 21, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

You will train this skill under the masterful watch of Radu Atanasiu. He teaches Critical Thinking for Business and Managerial Decision-Making at Maastricht School of Management, at Entrepreneurship Academy, online, on iversity.org, and in executive education workshops.

Radu is a business angel and the founder of DeBunavoie.ro – a volunteering platform.

Here’s his proposal for the evening:
“What are you counting on?” We’ll start with the famous question posed by Ilie Moromete, a question that is more pressing than ever. Then, we’ll identify the weak points of a business plan, in a practical manner. The Achille’s heel in most business plans which fail is represented by false assumptions that managers don’t even realise they make. We will train our sense of identifying these assumptions, especially for our own business plans, in an interactive session based on case studies, and the business experience in the room.”

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 18:45 Welcome & registration
  • 18:45 – 20:45 – Critical Thinking with Radu Atanasiu
  • 20:45 – 21:30 – Networking

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Critical thinking for entrepreneurship. 

community, Critical Thinking, networking, startup, startups, Tech Startup School, TechHub, techhub bucharest

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

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