Tag: StepFWD

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

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 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

AMA Product Development

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about how to manage your product development strategy.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Monica Obogeanu, Startup Programs Manager at Orange, and, Alexandra Anghel, Director of AI Engineering at Algolia, to answer questions 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 

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/dRp3JBujwGbnj8sm9    

 

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.

 

You can join the event live on our:

AMA, community, founders, Product Development, Q&A, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

AMA Product Marketing

Join us for an Ask Me Anything session about how to efficiently market your startup.

 

What’s it about?

In this AMA session, we’ve invited Andra Zaharia, Content marketer for cybersecurity companies, and Irina Scarlat, Builder on leave, Uber & Revolut Alumna, to answer questions about:

  • The product marketing funnel
  • Figuring out positioning
  • Go To Market strategy
  • From product-led growth to hypergrowth
  • Ongoing customer development

 

How to ask questions?

Either in the chat of the live event or you can send them beforehand using the form: https://forms.gle/PvccYXR3xwmQhZBv5    

 

Who is Andra?

Andra Zaharia helps cybersecurity companies crush clichés with content that breeds fans and fuels growth. She brings over a decade of digital marketing expertise focused on startups and scaleups, half of which she spent in the cybersecurity industry, acting as a bridge between technical pros and business leaders.

She builds content systems that drive organic growth while developing teams, processes, and the strategies to guide them. When she’s not fighting infosec marketing BS, she talks to high performers about their decision-making process for her podcast, ‘How do you know?’.

 

Who is Irina?

Entrepreneur at heart, product-marketer & team builder, Irina Scarlat has 12+ years of business experience, 10 of them in tech. She spent the last 3 years with Revolut, where she joined as Country Manager for Romania in early 2018 and grew the local market from 20k to almost 1.5M users. She then built Revolut’s growth machine, led the growth teams in CEE and, later on, their Global Growth department, shaping Revolut’s growth journey from 1M to 15M users globally.

Before joining forces with Revolut, she has been leading the marketing efforts of Uber in Romania, shaping the local strategy and working on strategic regional projects & initiatives. During her time at Uber she launched 3 cities, scaled the market to 1M users and built the marketing team from scratch.

She is a global citizen that has been living, studying & working in seven cities across Europe and the United States, she speaks four foreign languages and she’s also the mom of a hyperactive toddler 🙂

 

You can join the event live on our:

AMA, community, founders, marketing, Product Marketing, Public Event, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Office Hours – Business Models

Do you need help with your startup’s pricing & monetization strategy? Then apply now for a 1-to-1 feedback session with Mircea Vadan, Managing Partner at Activize

 

What’s it about?

Mircea will have 3 slots of 30 minutes where you can ask questions about:

  • Monetization strategies for your startup 
  • How to create and validate the pricing 

 

Who is Mircea?

Driven to help startups. Mircea is all about tech startups and support programs. Startup founder. ProductManager. Community organiser. Focus: early-stage tech products, customer development, product-market fit. 

 

 

Registration

Applications are opened by May 4 at 16:00.

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.

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Business Models, community, feedback, founders, Office Hours, startups, StepFWD, TechHub, techhub bucharest

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