Startup Weekend Brasov #3

    Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Brasov #3

Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017



Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

hub onezero
Strada Lungă nr 100
Brașov, Romania

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Learn to build a startup from scratch

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event with a bunch of designers, developers, entrepreneurs, people with epic ideas and experts from all domains to start from scratch a brand new business.
This being said in less fancy words: a lot of people that start from an idea will work during an entire weekend for a prototype and a pitch, with a lot of feedback from the coaches too. It is not easy, but the result can be quite amazing.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. 
Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. 

The final pitch will be in front of local and national entrepreneurs and investors. You will get quite some critical feedback to grow your startup and if you are lucky an investment too.

If this sounds challeneging enough for you, don't be shy and apply to Startup Weekend Brasov.




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 19th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday May 20th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 21st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Adrian Pica
Founder & Editor @ 150sec.com

Adrian is the founder of www.150sec.com, a news/media outlet that covers tech and startups in the CEE region. He also founded Oblico (www.obli.co) , a location based networking app for events and conferences, a project that came out of a Startup Weekend, was part of the TechPeaks accelerator and received a grant from Telecom Italia. Currently he's creating awesome stuff as Product Manager at Telenav INC. He is a lean startup fan and experienced in pitch training and public speaking. He’s an organizer and global facilitator at Startup Weekend, organizer at the Central European Startup Awards. He’s an early adopter and you can reach him anytime on FB. He has one of the biggest collections of Startup Weekend T-shirts.

Event Judges


Monica Jiman
CEO @Pentalog

I joined Pentalog as a trainee in France in May 2003. Later I returned to Romania, to supervise Sales and Marketing. In 2004, Pentalog opened an office in Bucharest and I was given the responsibility of being branch manager. In 2008 I was at the head of a team of 35 people, working on consultancy projects in Bucharest and on embedded software projects. From a commercial point of view I was in charge of the development of Pentalog's local and offshore-nearshore activities. These new responsibilities also included the recruitment of consultants, as well as looking after human resources and budget management for the Bucharest office. 

Management later chose me to launch Pentalog in Vietnam (our 3rd offshore location). At the beginning of 2009, I spent 3 months in Hanoi instructing the future management in Pentalog's work methods.

From 2009 to 2011 I held the position of COO and since 2011 I have been Deputy CEO.


Dustin Overbeck
President at Town Web Design, LLC

Dustin is originally from Wisconsin, USA and earned his M.B.A. degree in Marketing/Entrepreneurship from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA. After working in marketing & analysis roles for seven years, he bid adieu to the cold bureaucratic world of corporate American for good in 2007 and embarked on a new career of being a digital nomad. 

He founded a business (Town Web Design, LLC) seven years ago while in Manila, Philippines. 

Dustin’s experience centers around getting traction for small businesses and by doing things that can scale.


Stefan Stanciu
Founding partner @ESBS Advisory

Stefan is founding partner of ESBS Advisory, a corporate finance boutique firm based in Brasov, specialised in capital raising, M&A, funds advisory, structured financing solutions and investment portfolios optimisation. Until recently Stefan has been the co-founder and CIO of Bambootree Capital, a Hong Kong based hedge fund, investing in special situations mainly in Asia and Australia. From 2007 until 2011, Stefan worked in London and New York as portfolio manager for Paloma Partners (a $5B multi strategy hedge fund based in Greenwich Connecticut). His career includes positions of senior equity derivatives trader for ABN Amro Bank in Amsterdam and Natixis Bank in Paris as well as junior fund manager for BNP Paribas Bank also in Paris. Stefan graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris specialising in financial mathematics and economics.


Coaches and Mentors


Mihai Dumitrescu
CTO @Lampix

Mihai is the Founder, CEO and CTO of Rosoftlab. Rosoftlab, since 2006, is a research and development firm in computer vision, augmented reality and related mobile and web apps. Their products and services are used by clients in Germany, Switzerland and many other countries. Employing more than 20 people, Rosoftlab counts among its clients Migros, the largest retailer in Switzerland. Rosoftlab’s continuous research and development has led to the creations of multiple companies, such as VanillaNAV, an easy to set up indoor navigation system.


Adrian Pica
Founder & Editor @ 150sec.com

Adrian is the founder of www.150sec.com, a news/media outlet that covers tech and startups in the CEE region. He also founded Oblico (www.obli.co) , a location based networking app for events and conferences, a project that came out of a Startup Weekend, was part of the TechPeaks accelerator and received a grant from Telecom Italia. Currently he's creating awesome stuff as Product Manager at Telenav INC. He is a lean startup fan and experienced in pitch training and public speaking. He’s an organizer and global facilitator at Startup Weekend, organizer at the Central European Startup Awards. He’s an early adopter and you can reach him anytime on FB. He has one of the biggest collections of Startup Weekend T-shirts.


Anna Maria Radu
PR in tech

Anna is an upcoming expert in public relations and communication from Timisoara. She believes in helping people grow their ideas, make them known across the world and connect them with like-minded individuals.


Dan Avram
Brasov Delivery Center Manager @Pentalog



Dragos Jaliu
Partener @Structural Consulting Group

Dragoș is Managing Partner of Grupul de Consultanta pentru Dezvoltare and founder of www.fonduri-structurale.ro, the most reliable source of information in Romania regarding multiple funding. Over the last 10 years, Dragoș succeeded in creating an online community of more than 100.000 people interested in finding funding for their (business) ideas, from which 40.000 are subscribers to daily www.fonduri-structurale.ro newsletters. Through the projects Dragoș implemented with European funding, he helped establish more than 100 new businesses in Romania. Dragos is Investor & Advisor, Risky Business and he has a PhD in Management and PMP (Project Management Professional) certified. He is keen on fishing and fine wines


Dustin Overbeck
President at Town Web Design, LLC

Dustin is originally from Wisconsin, USA and earned his M.B.A. degree in Marketing/Entrepreneurship from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA. After working in marketing & analysis roles for seven years, he bid adieu to the cold bureaucratic world of corporate American for good in 2007 and embarked on a new career of being a digital nomad. 

He founded a business (Town Web Design, LLC) seven years ago while in Manila, Philippines. 

Dustin’s experience centers around getting traction for small businesses and by doing things that can scale.


Vica Schipor
Creative Communicator

Vica is a skillful communicator, with a rich experience from creative and strategic planning to digital driven campaigns implementation. She has an extensive history of working across different industries, from FMCG, Pharma, Beauty, Automotive, to Banking or Tech, constantly looking for a new perspective, for the creative angle. She is an enthusiastic campaigner who believes that communication is the key to having an impact right from the grassroots.


Andrea Adamo
Associate at Work Support Agency Romania

Andrea moved to Brasov 5 years ago as emplyee and 1 year after founded with his associates Wsa a temporary work agency with 330 emplyees and 6 millions euro turnover. He's currently managing 7 companies in 3 different countries. 
tl;dr
hr specialist, uefa football coach are some of his qualifications. 2016 winner of cupa romania jud brasov. 2016 wsa best medium sized twa in bv.


Bogdan Colceriu
Cofounder Risky Business

Bogdan is a successful serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the first accelerator fund in Romania, Risky Business (www.riskybusiness.ro). Cofounder and CEO of Frisbo (www.frisbo.ro), co-founder of Okian (www.okian.ro) cofounder of Trilulilu (www.trilulilu.ro), et al. Bogdan is an e-commerce and branding expert. At Risky Business, he helps teams on product, branding, marketing strategies, go-to-market, and scaling. Besides tech, he also works with offline businesses including cheese-


Sebastian Maraloiu
Chief Marketing Officer @ Mondly

Sebastian is one of the most talented marketing professionals in Romania. In the past 5 years, he has co-founded several web & mobile startups with impressive results and he’s here to show you:

✓ How to validate your startup idea: methods of testing if your idea solves a real problem
✓ How to get your first users/clients: he got over 200000 users with no marketing budget
✓ How to get free press: he got tens of free local and international press mentions
✓ How to get into a startup accelerator: he got accepted into an UK accelerator
✓ How to get funding for your startup: he got $80000 in funding with just an app prototype
✓ How to pitch your idea: he pitched at tens of startup competitions from Seoul to London

Currently, Sebastian is the CMO of Mondly, probably the most innovative language learning company in the world with over 20 million users from 190 countries.


Alex Burciu
Tech Associate Spherik

I’m a Software Development Manager specialized in leading teams to build highly technical products that offer delightful services to customers. For the last 8 years, I’ve been working at Amazon where I founded and managed Client-Side Metrics and Robot Detection which both had significant company-wide results allowing me to grow the organization to 17 software development engineers, managers and scientists with expertise in browser internals, large-scale fault-tolerant distributed systems, Big Data and Machine Learning. Together with team members, we invented “Managing page-level usage data” and have 6 other patent-pending applications at USPTO.  At Spherik I empower technical talent with a customer-centric product development approach to facilitate innovation in building lovable visionary products that scale globally.


Slavomir Hruska
Managing director and beer lover

Slavomir Hruska is an entrepreneur and Managing Director of an innovative translation and localization company called Localization guru. He is interested in new technologies, evolving markets and business development with a focus on thinking outside of the box. He is always happy to grab lunch, dinner or a nice glass of whiskey and meet new people to talk about new opportunities or just have a good time.


Steven Sudy
NN Insurance Hungary

Steve is Entrepreneur in Residence at NN Insurance Hungary, in charge of fostering innovation within the company. He is head of Sparklab, an incubator that aims to find and mentor startups that can potentially be a partner for NN. Steve has 6 years experience with startups as a startup founder and mentor in many events including Pioneers Festival, WebSummit and The World Bank Investment Readiness Program, among others.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Brasov is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Ionut
    Tata
  • Corina
    Stirbu
  • Dragos
    Jaliu
  • Razvan
    Moraru
  • Alin
    Marin
  • Raluca
    Preluca

Facilitators


Andrei Munteanu

Tech savvy traveller. I'm a guy with a Computer Science background who found a really cool environment in Startup Weekend. I've first participated at a Startup Weekend in 2013. It was a really awesome experience and that's why I decided to be part of this great movement and the impact it has on local communities. It's a really cool experience, you get to learn a lot and meet many great people. A fresh Startup Weekend Global Facilitator with lots of energy!


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