Tag: StepFWD

Office Hours – Customer Development

Are you looking for help in how to validate your startup assumptions? Apply now for a 1-to-1 private session with Letitia Stefan CEO at Nifty Learning & Raluca Apostol CPO at Nestor.

 

What’s it about?

Letitia & Raluca will each have 3 slots of 30 minutes where you can ask questions about:

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

 

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.

 

 

Registration

Applications are opened by April 7 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.

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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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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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Office Hours w/ Alexandra Anghel, Program Director at StepFWD

Are you a first-time or an early-stage tech entrepreneur looking to apply to the StepFWD pre-accelerator?  Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Alexandra Anghel, our Program Director, taking place on Thursday, July 9th, between 10:00 – 12:00.

 

 

About the office hours

Alexandra is the Program Director at StepFWD. She is co-founder and CTO at MorphL, which helps mid-size eCommerce companies that struggle with AI adoption, by lowering the barrier to integrating AI-based solutions. She has a technical background and before founding her first startup, she owned an outsourcing company. 

Alexandra is an alumni of three business accelerators – Techstars Montréal AI, 2019 (with MorphL), Startupbootcamp in Denmark, 2010, Prosper Women Entrepreneurs in U.S.A, 2016 (with Appticles). In 2016, Alexandra was featured as one of the 100 successful female European startup founders by the Hundert magazine. The top was also published by Forbes.

 

Alexandra will be around on Thursday, July 9th, between 10:00 – 12:00 and she will be able to help you with:

  • More details about the StepFWD pre-accelerator
  • Valuable feedback for your startup
  • Figuring out if you are a good fit for the program

 

Applications are opened by July 8th 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 Zoom call.

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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 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. 

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