Startup Weekend Oradea

    Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
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Startup Weekend Oradea

Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016

Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Oradea Trade Center
str. Nufarului 28E
Oradea, Bihor 410583

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Startup Weekend Oradea 2016

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world.

Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Here’s some of the things you get from attending:
- Delicious & healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
- A free .co domain name 
- Free business cards form
- $100 of AWS credit for hosting
- Awesome coaching by mentors with different backgrounds 
- A network of 50+ wantepreneurs, developers, designers and friends that are also excited about turning an idea into a startup

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Friday October 7th

6:30 pm
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
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 October 8th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

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

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

Sunday October 9th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

1:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:00 pm

6:00 pm
Judging & Awards

6:45 pm

Event Judges

Tibor Laszlo

Tibor is managing partner in Qubiz, an experienced IT professional, certified trainer, Project Manager and SCRUM master with proven experience in a broad range of projects.

Eric Prenen

Senior management executive, advisor and digital veteran with extensive experience in Collaboration, Knowledge Management & Digital Transformation.

Franz Osvald

As an experienced technology entrepreneur, top manager and a devoted  open-source evangelist, with more then 10 years experience, Franz and his professional team have grown Cylex International  from a small business in 2006 to a leading international IT company  which offers online business solutions for SMB's in more than 35 countries.

Coaches and Mentors

Jan Lukacs

Jan is the co-founder and CEO of Paymo, a online project management app used by numerous teams worldwide, based in Oradea - Romania. He started several startups throughout the years (Weblogic, FiveTailors, Viewflux) in IT services & products with both local and global reach. Although he has a technical background as a developer, today he's involved in business development, marketing and starting new ventures.

Adrian Gheara

Adrian is a consultant and investor in tech startups. Former entrepreneur in the IT community, he developed multiple software and online businesses, with a success exit back in 2009. Nowadays, he helps other entrepreneurs grow their own businesses, and develop their intellectual property by financing new products. Among some of these are also,,,,,

Adrian Pica
Product Manager

Adrian is a veteran Startup Weekend Facilitator. He founded, a news/media outlet that covers tech and startups in the CEE region that he later sold to an American media group.
Previously he also co-founded Oblico, 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. Adrian is a lean startup fan and experienced in pitch training and public speaking. You can reach him anytime on FB. He has one of the biggest collections of Startup Weekend T-shirts.

Raul Popa

Raul is the CEO & co-founder of TypingDNA, a startup that offers security solutions based on typing biometrics.

Alin Merches

​Serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience, co-founder of Neobyte Solutions, the company that developed Titan Backup that was sold in 2009.
Lately he co-founded HoteloPro and Mobiversal​ - one of the top mobile app agencies in Romania. 

As for now he acts as the president of Oradea Tech Hub, an NGO that helps local tech community to cooperate together and to develop new ideas and new startups.

Andrei Firoiu
Co-founder Cowork Timisoara

Engineer by nature, entrepreneur by choice, with over 10 years of experience in each. Right now I’m bootstrapping CoworkTimisoara, a coworking and events space started this year together with Adrian, with whom I started Oblico and Andrei Munteanu, a Startup Weekend organizer and facilitator. Also, I’m having fun organizing local startup educational programs, such as Startup Survivor or Startup Coffee.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Oradea team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Organizing Team

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

  • Oradea
    Tech Hub
  • Adrian
  • Alin
  • Radu
  • Adrian
  • Andrei Cosmin


Andrei Cosmin Munteanu
Events wizard

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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