Startup Weekend Mures

    Friday, May 22 - 24, 2015


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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Mures

Friday, May 22 - 24, 2015



Friday, May 22 - 24, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Petru Maior University
Str. Nicolae Iorga nr. 1
Tîrgu Mureș, Romania 540088

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

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

Startup Weekend is a global grass-roots 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 and as of November 2014, 1,900 events have been held worldwide, involving over 150,000 entrepreneurs across more than 127 countries. The result? Over 10,000 startups have been created all over the world.

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!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 22nd


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers


7:00 pm
Pitches Start


7:45 pm
Attendees vote for the top ideas


8:30 pm
Start to formalize teams
.Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.


9:00 pm
Coaches - Sign up for help!
There will be sign-up sheets for you to choose a time slot that works for your team. Don’t wait. They will fill up fast!


9:30 pm
Dinner is served


10:30 pm
Finished for the day

Saturday May 23rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


11:00 am
Meetings with coaches


1:00 pm
Lunch
La Teo


3:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


7:00 pm
Dinner
La Teo


11:00 pm
Finished for the day

Sunday May 24th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


11:00 am
Meetings with coaches
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


1:00 pm
Lunch
La Teo


3:00 pm
Meetings with coaches
Final feedback and suggestions from the coaches


4:00 pm
Final preparations


5:00 pm
Gut check.
Start prepping for presentations


6:00 pm
FINAL PRESENTATIONS


7:30 pm
Judging


8:00 pm
Dinner


9:15 pm
Awards


10:00 pm
The Closing party begins



Speakers


Josef Dunne
Co-Founder/CEO @ Babelverse

Josef is Founder & CEO of Babelverse (which aims to bring seamless communication between all languages) a startup that began at a Startup Weekend Athens in December 2010 and changed his life forever! Since then Startup Chile, 500 Startups and SV Angel invested in Babelverse. Today, Josef is currently based in London, which is also his hometown but has lived and visited many countries over the past 5 years including Greece, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Poland, San Francisco, New York, Japan, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, and recently Romania where he took his team to live and work for 1 month in a Transylvanian village, throughout this travelling he was growing the community of linguists and raising awareness of Babelverse and acquiring a lot of knowledge about starting up abroad and the differences between cultures.

Before Babelverse, he was a Web Developer working in a corporate environment for 5 years. He can assist you from business strategy, going global to web development and more.


Mircea Vadan
Startups Program Manager at How to Web and MVP Academy; Facilitator at Cluj Startups

Keen on customer development and user acquisition, Mircea, co-founded 2 startups with which he participated in accelerators and raised investment. He is driven to help startups and is active in the tech startups community (Cluj Startups)


István (Steven) Südy

While building his own startup Steve spends most of his spare time prepping startups for different startup events, conferences and competitions. He is startup mentor at Startup Pirates, organiser and head coach of Women Startup Competition and head coach at Pioneers Festival. His specialties include: social media, online communities, business models and tourism.

Event Judges


Josef Dunne
Co-Founder/CEO @ Babelverse

Josef is Founder & CEO of Babelverse (which aims to bring seamless communication between all languages) a startup that began at a Startup Weekend Athens in December 2010 and changed his life forever! Since then Startup Chile, 500 Startups and SV Angel invested in Babelverse. Today, Josef is currently based in London, which is also his hometown but has lived and visited many countries over the past 5 years including Greece, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Poland, San Francisco, New York, Japan, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, and recently Romania where he took his team to live and work for 1 month in a Transylvanian village, throughout this travelling he was growing the community of linguists and raising awareness of Babelverse and acquiring a lot of knowledge about starting up abroad and the differences between cultures.

Before Babelverse, he was a Web Developer working in a corporate environment for 5 years. He can assist you from business strategy, going global to web development and more.


István (Steven) Südy

While building his own startup Steve spends most of his spare time prepping startups for different startup events, conferences and competitions. He is startup mentor at Startup Pirates, organiser and head coach of Women Startup Competition and head coach at Pioneers Festival. His specialties include: social media, online communities, business models and tourism.


Mircea Vadan
Startups Program Manager at How to Web and MVP Academy; Facilitator at Cluj Startups

Keen on customer development and user acquisition, Mircea, co-founded 2 startups with which he participated in accelerators and raised investment. He is driven to help startups and is active in the tech startups community (Cluj Startups)


Anca Albu
Social Architect @ CEE Changers

Anca had a crucial role in the Startup Weekend core team since 2010, and as their Central and Eastern Europe Regional Manager, she was one of the most instrumental people in setting ablaze the startup revolution that engulfed the region. As the founder of CEE Changers, she is currently working on creating and growing the global startup community, focusing on post-communist countries and the way cross-sector collaboration and shared values can create a collective impact in the East-Central European region.

http://ceechangers.org/


Barta Zoltán
Legal Counsel, member of the Bucharest Chamber of Legal Counselors

I started my career in Legal activity in 2010, as member in the Legal Dept. of OTP Leasing Romania. In my time spent at the aforementioned company I gained expertise in banking and financial law, contract negotiation, litigations as well as debt collection, criminal law and enforcement.
In search of further professional development, in July 2014 I joined my current workplace, as Legal Counsel of Neogen Group, an international group of companies headquartered in Targu Mures, Romania. My current responsibilities range from corporate and financial law to online commerce, contract negotiations, settlements, litigations, consumer’s rights, labor law, etc.,




Coaches and Mentors


Adrian Pica
Product Manager

Adrian is a veteran Startup Weekend Facilitator. He founded www.150sec.com, 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.


Josef Dunne
Co-Founder/CEO @ Babelverse

Josef is Founder & CEO of Babelverse (which aims to bring seamless communication between all languages) a startup that began at a Startup Weekend Athens in December 2010 and changed his life forever! Since then Startup Chile, 500 Startups and SV Angel invested in Babelverse. Today, Josef is currently based in London, which is also his hometown but has lived and visited many countries over the past 5 years including Greece, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Poland, San Francisco, New York, Japan, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, and recently Romania where he took his team to live and work for 1 month in a Transylvanian village, throughout this travelling he was growing the community of linguists and raising awareness of Babelverse and acquiring a lot of knowledge about starting up abroad and the differences between cultures.

Before Babelverse, he was a Web Developer working in a corporate environment for 5 years. He can assist you from business strategy, going global to web development and more.


Dumitru Radoiu
Founder and Financier at Startup Lab, Co-Founder and President of the Board at Sysgenic

Dumitru Radoiu is Associate Professor at Petru Maior University (PMU), Romania and the chairman of the Mathematics and Informatics Department. Professor Radoiu's research and teaching interests are in the area of scientific data visualization and semantic web. He is the chairman of the Mathematics and Informatics Department and the director of the Advanced Computing Systems Center at Petru Maior University. He believes in the future, in setting free peoples' creativity. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. Business incubation is not about putting people into buildings but about putting "buildings" into people. Bring together the right people in one place, set free their creativity and you'll be amazed what they come up with.


Cosmin Ochisor
Business Development Manager hub:raum

Cosmin is experienced in a wide variety of business fields within (or near) Telecom industry, plus extensive experience in re-organization/outsourcing & M&A  processes; he has as well a solid marketing background. He is currently working for developing Deutsche Telekom business-incubation program; designing the proposition of the program for Central and Eastern Europe and working on implementation of the program at international scale; and also in charge of finding business opportunities for the startups with a focus on the DT group.



Florian Gheorghe
Lawyer and Angel Investor

Business lawyer and entrepreneur by passion, with experience in USA and CEE. Represented venture capital funds in CEE.
Background in US Government work. Advises startups on business and contractual modeling, funding, and exit


Barta Zoltán
Legal Counsel, member of the Bucharest Chamber of Legal Counselors

I started my career in Legal activity in 2010, as member in the Legal Dept. of OTP Leasing Romania. In my time spent at the aforementioned company I gained expertise in banking and financial law, contract negotiation, litigations as well as debt collection, criminal law and enforcement.
In search of further professional development, in July 2014 I joined my current workplace, as Legal Counsel of Neogen Group, an international group of companies headquartered in Targu Mures, Romania. My current responsibilities range from corporate and financial law to online commerce, contract negotiations, settlements, litigations, consumer’s rights, labor law, etc.,




Marius Pop
Founder & CEO @ Direct Spark

As the founder of the first official romanian growth hacking agency, Marius is continuously building what he wants to become the absolute outsourced marketing department for startups.


István (Steven) Südy

While building his own startup Steve spends most of his spare time prepping startups for different startup events, conferences and competitions. He is startup mentor at Startup Pirates, organiser and head coach of Women Startup Competition and head coach at Pioneers Festival. His specialties include: social media, online communities, business models and tourism.


Mircea Vadan
Startups Program Manager at How to Web and MVP Academy; Facilitator at Cluj Startups

Keen on customer development and user acquisition, Mircea, co-founded 2 startups with which he participated in accelerators and raised investment. He is driven to help startups and is active in the tech startups community (Cluj Startups)


Anca Albu
Social Architect @ CEE Changers

Anca had a crucial role in the Startup Weekend core team since 2010, and as their Central and Eastern Europe Regional Manager, she was one of the most instrumental people in setting ablaze the startup revolution that engulfed the region. As the founder of CEE Changers, she is currently working on creating and growing the global startup community, focusing on post-communist countries and the way cross-sector collaboration and shared values can create a collective impact in the East-Central European region.

http://ceechangers.org/


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Organizing Team

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

  • Claudia
    Goga
  • Monica
    Cacina
  • Hermina
    Man
  • Petru
    Luncan
  • Ioana
    Georgescu
  • Dorin
    Bernat
  • Ioan Iacob
    Netea
  • Liviu
    Livanu
  • Pal
    Zsolt
  • Tarina
    Pop
  • Julian
    Ban
  • Adam
    Nagy
  • Otilia
    Kovacs

Facilitators


Irina Albu

CEO@TechAngels Romania, SW Organizer since 2010

Event Staff


Csilla Varga



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