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Office Hours w/ Cristian Negrutiu, Founding Partner at Sparking Capital

Are you looking for early-stage funding for your startup? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Cristian Negrutiu, Founding Partner at Sparking Capital, taking place on Wednesday, March 31, between 15:00 – 17:30.

 

About the guest

Cristian is Founding Partner at Sparking Capital, a private venture capital fund aiming to help innovative start-ups to develop, by working side by side with their founders.

 

About the office hours

Cristian is an experienced investor and he will be able to help you with:

  • Valuable feedback for your startup
  • What you need to do in order to be investable by Sparking Capital

 

Applications are opened by March 30 at 14:00.

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 Cristian and Sparking Capital
  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! 

community, founders, Investment, Office Hours, Sparking Capital, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Customer Development

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about how to efficiently talk to your potential customers and validate your assumptions.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Letitia Stefan CEO at Nifty Learning & Raluca Apostol CPO at Nestor, to answer questions about:

  • How to talk to users and identify pain points
  • What success means for validation
  • Customer interviews

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/Lyxmakqy4cwZFbK69   

 

Who are Letitia & Raluca?

Since October 2016 Letitia has been part of the Nifty Learning family and it’s been the most rewarding professional and personal growth experience so far. She’s happy to offer her support to founders and teams that want to know more about the journey of founding a startup, how to pitch their business idea, how to validate it, and what to look for when speaking to potential customers or investors.

Raluca Apostol is Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Nestor – a smart cloud assistant that helps managers to find the right way to coach their people. It automatically helps organizations to drive behavioral change through people science, AI technology and coaching practices. Raluca is Y Combinator Alumni S18, Machine Learning Ph.D, Co-founder of Marionette Studio, Co-founder of Girls Who Code Iasi community, Certified Professional Scrum Master, Software Developer, Career Coach and Customer Success manager.

 

You can join the event live on our:

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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.

 

To find out more, apply now for a 1-to-1 office session with Alin-Vlad Badelita, Startup Program Manager at Microsoft, taking place on Wednesday, March 24, between 11:00 – 13:00.

 

 

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 March 23 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/ 

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Office Hours w/ Andrei Dudoiu, CEO of SeedBlink

Are you looking for early-stage funding for your startup? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Andrei Dudoiu CEO of SeedBlink, taking place on Tuesday, March 16, between 11:00 – 13:30.

 

About the guest

After 20 years of banking, Andrei started a new life journey in 2018, willing to build new experiences, developing his skills and autonomy as an entrepreneur and support the innovation ecosystem. Since then, Andrei initiated Human Finance – a digital accelerator – and more recently, SeedBlink – an investment platform dedicated to back Romanian and European tech startups & their visionary Founders.

Our aim is to become Europe’s fastest-growing investment platform, benefitting of the power of three: crowd reach, angel flexibility and VC structure.

 

About the office hours

Andrei is an experienced investor and he will be able to help you with:

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

 

Applications are opened by March 15 at 14:00.

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 Andrei and SeedBlink
  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! 

community, founders, Investment, Office Hours, SeedBlink, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Startup Legal Mechanics

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about dealing with shareholders, IP, Contracts, Privacy & GDPR.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Tudor Stanciu & Paul Babus, part of the Digital 2 Law team, to answer questions about:

  • Shareholders – dealing with your founders & shareholders agreement
  • IP – trademarks and copyright
  • Contracts – relevant clauses to be included
  • Privacy & GDPR

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/GH2QzmKYG2WB51rm9  

 

Who are Tudor & Paul?

Tudor is part of Digital 2 Law, a legal organisation focused on providing legal & tax services, as well as compliance tech products specifically to the startup and SME space. He is a fintech and legaltech community builder, through initiatives like Fintech Camp and Bucharest Legal Hackers, and has previously contributed to the setup and growth of the Romanian Fintech Association. 

Paul is part of Digital 2 Law, a legal organisation focused on providing legal & tax services, as well as compliance tech products specifically to the startup and SME space. Deeply passionate about tech and data privacy field, Paul is involved in the development of StartGDPR, a digital platform enabling freelancers, startups and SMEs to become GDPR compliant in a safe, fast and easy way. 

 

You can join the event live on our:

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AMA w/ StepFWD alumni – Toni Ghercea

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about mental health in the workplace, being a first-time startup founder, and going through a pre-accelerator program.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Toni (a StepFWD 2020 alumnus) to answer questions about:

  • How to improve the mental workspace wellbeing (we sure need some Mindset Fitness Gym right now)
  • What’s it like to begin his first tech startup
  • How was his experience during the StepFWD pre-accelerator

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/pkR2fXgV3QCQWpKMA 

 

Who is Toni?

Toni is the Co-founder & CPO at Acertivo. A marketing guy turned entrepreneur, Toni worked 15 years in marketing departments and advertising agencies, in functions varying from account executive and brand manager to art director and strategic planner, with the sole purpose of better understanding what makes consumers tick. Prior to joining Acertivo, he served as Chief Innovation Officer in a leading marketing agency, contributing to the company’s digital transformation. Toni holds an MBA from Maastricht School of Management and is an enthusiastic fan of behavioral economics and parkour. 

 

What Acertivo does?

Acertivo is a digital health startup offering a platform for mental health in the workplace. Using evidence-based protocols, Acertivo enables people to build the emotional skills fundamental to a fulfilling and productive life. From self-paced tracks and group meetups to sprint challenges and 1on1 sessions, users can build Mindset Fitness in a “gym-like” format, with individual assistance from licensed therapists every step of the way.

 

You can join the event live on our:

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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.

To find out more, apply now for a 1-to-1 office session with Alin-Vlad Badilita, Startup Program Manager at Microsoft, taking place on Wednesday, February 24, between 11:00 – 13:00.

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 February 23 at 18:30.

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/ 

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Office Hours w/ Alexandru Bogdan – CEO at ROCA X

Are you looking for early-stage funding for your startup? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Alexandru Bogdan – CEO at ROCA X, taking place on Thursday, February 18, between 11:00 – 13:30.

 

About the guest

With over 15 years of experience in the digital and innovation field, always on the move, passionate about simplicity, strategic thinking and crafted customer experiences, Alexandru is now CEO of ROCA X, hunting for promising start-ups, accelerating their growth and helping shape them into tomorrow’s unicorns.

 

 

About the office hours

Alexandru is an experienced investor and he will be able to help you with:

  • Valuable feedback for your startup
  • What you need to do in order to be investable by ROCA X 

 

Applications are opened by February 18 at 14:00.

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 Alexandru and ROCA X
  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, community, founders, Investment, networking, Office Hours, RocaX, startups, 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. To find out more, apply now for a 1-to-1 office session with Sergiu Pop Partner Specialist Azure at Microsoft taking place on Wednesday, December 9, between 10:00 – 12:30.

 

 

About the guest

As Partner Specialist Azure at Microsoft, Sergiu is working with key startups ecosystem players in Romania and helps startups as they build and scale their companies. Sergiu drives digital transformation projects in Corporate & Enterprise space by promoting Microsoft strategic solutions together with our Top Partners & startups ecosystem and Microsoft sales team. 

He has more than 11 years of experience in managing teams, projects and processes in challenging environments and more than 15 years of experience in marketing. Before joining Microsoft, Sergiu was Marketing and Communication Manager at Xerox Romania, working closely with the Romanian channel partners to digitally transform their business. He has been developing and implementing marketing strategies and tailor made campaigns across the entire distribution cycle (vendor, distributor, reseller, end-user), delivered over 100 trainings and workshops, 50 events designed.

 

About the Office Hours

Sergiu 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 December 8 at 14:00.

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 1 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/ 

 

We prioritize enterprise technology, or B2B, startups who can best serve our customer base and will benefit most from the program. New member applicants are evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Offering an innovative technical solution that supports customers in their digital transformation
  • Less than seven years in existence
  • Less than $25M in total annual revenue
  • Seed, Series A, B, or C stage (or validated equivalent)

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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. 

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