Startup Weekend Timisoara

    Friday, June 16 - 18, 2017


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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Timisoara

Friday, June 16 - 18, 2017




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday June 16th


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 June 17th


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!


5:00 pm
Pitch Training


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 June 18th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


1:00 pm
Lunch


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


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards


7:45 pm
Wrap-Up & Beers


Event Judges


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


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.


Mihai Mihaiescu
Co-Founder @ Asgard Systems

Mihai is a business analyst, project management hero and co-founder at @Asgard Systems, a company specialized in high-end computer software systems for the enterprise environment.
Over time, Mihai has implemented over 100 business analysis and process optimization projects in partnership with companies of all sizes. 

Mihai is a guru in business models, involved with the local community, often having awesome workshops at @Startup Coffee Timisoara.


Coaches and Mentors


Milan Steskal
Co-founder @ Mentegram

Co-founder and CEO at Mentegram, author of Idea To Funding, mental health advocate and a lean startup fan.
At Mentegram, we are bridging the gap between the clinicians and people suffering with mental illnesses. Our customers from USA, Australia and Israel use our software to optimize their work and provide more efficient care to their patients.My book, Idea To Funding, helps founders understand how to get the investment for their startup. It is a compilation of my wins, fails and lessons learned. Some of the stories talk about how to find and validate ideas, get customers, build products as well as raise money.


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.


Stefan Neagu
Innovation Enabler @ Societe Generale European Business Services

He was preparing to be a priest but eventually, ended up working in banking industry, working for ABN Amro and RBS, taking care of IT Infrastructure. In 2013 went to US to look for funding for his startup and meet Tim Draper. Then, babies started to pop-up for all his startup team members and priorities changed. With extensive expertise in banking related applications like core banking, payments systems, card management and internet banking, Stefan re-discovered crypto in 2016 with Ethereum and Lisk. Rediscover crypto, because he’s still searching from time to time some old harddisk from the 2009 when he was mining Bitcoin. Now, he’s Innovation Enabler for Societe Generale Shared Service Center in Bucharest, blockchain consultant, Lisk Country Ambassador for Romania, ARK founder member and manages Fermat Romanian Chapter.


Judit Boszanovics
Innovation Manager at Sparklab by NN

Idealist champion and project campaigner. Judit is enthusiastic about working together with creative minds and to redesign services of today & tomorrow by merging traditional values with technology-driven innovations. During 10 years of freelancing, she acted as a solution manager in 250+ successful projects, then she commited herself to the startup scene. She co-founded EXQUIS Business & Technology Solutions and created preventive risk management & early warning solutions that improves financial and health awareness. Now, as the newest team member of Sparklab, a non-equity, mentorship-driven and task-based startup incubator program of NN Insurance Hungary, she proudly encourages innovation for a better quality of life.


Mihai Mihaiescu
Co-Founder @ Asgard Systems

Mihai is a business analyst, project management hero and co-founder at @Asgard Systems, a company specialized in high-end computer software systems for the enterprise environment.
Over time, Mihai has implemented over 100 business analysis and process optimization projects in partnership with companies of all sizes. 

Mihai is a guru in business models, involved with the local community, often having awesome workshops at @Startup Coffee Timisoara.


Alexandra Bondareva
Scrum Master at IBM, co-author of "Idea To Funding"

Alexandra enjoys helping people achieve their goals in shortest terms possible by setting the right focus.She has 10 years of experience in IT, from sales and content marketing to project management and programming. Holder of the Professional Scrum Master certification, she is currently ensuring that Scrum is correctly implemented on one of the IBM's biggest internal projects.Alexandra is a never resting idea generator. Her teams have won the second place on the Startup Weekend and the first place on the Healthcare Hackathon in Bratislava. She's also a co-author of the "Idea to Funding" book that describes how to get the investment for your startup.


Vlad Isac
Co-Founder @ Gesto

Between all the software projects and volunteering activities I enjoyed most growing the Gesto product and the hackTM hackathon I started to organize 3 years ago. 

I get a lot of satisfaction from the fact that a small team can develop a product that reaches traction and solves real customer problems. I love it when an end user cannot imagine how they handled the same problem before starting using our product.

Putting together a great team to produce such a big event with a lot of impact is always a challenge in itself. Software developers and graphic designers are sometimes a special breed and their acknowledgment and satisfaction after a successful hackathon drives me to do it again.


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


Alexandru Ghiura
Co-Founder / Partner @ Coderbox

Alex is a Software Engineering Manager at Tibco and proud co-founder / parter of a startup called Coderbox

The company aims to help people evolve and find their dream tech job. One of the cool way he does this is by organizing meetups with people who are already in the dream position.

We chose him because of his natural ability to inspire people and make them work flawlessly on a common goal. Also, he likes to break projects to the basics to make them easier to understand and scale.


Eduard Boka
Manager @ Demoki Interactive

Eduard is the manager of Demoki Interactive, a group of companies united under the same goal: to create digital solutions used by thousands of people. One of the best projects he made is coPrinted, a service that empowers the users to create the most amazing and affordable printable PDF files with ease.

As a creative spirit, he will help see the problem you want to resolve with your startup under a different perspective. He will share his experience with failed projects and with projects that saved millions of dollars for his clients.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Timisoara team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Andrei
    Munteanu
  • Dragos
    Damian
  • Andrada
    Olteanu
  • Madalina
    Soit
  • Alex
    Bordea
  • Gabriel
    Minca
  • Bogdana
    Zadic

Facilitators


Filippos Protogeridis

Filippos is a User Interface Designer based in Athens, Greece. With great interest in emerging technologies, usability and innovation, he has been a member of several university research groups as well as board member of student entrepreneurship organisation ThinkBiz until mid 2014. Filippos has worked with technology oriented companies in Greece (Warply, e-FOOD.gr) as a UI/UX Designer focused on web and mobile, and is currently also serving as board member and creative director for Sneak Aces, Athens-based streetwear clothing brand. His aim is to effectively combine functionality with clean aesthetics in order to deliver solid, useful products. 


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