Techstars Startup Weekend Timisoara

    Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019


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Techstars Startup Weekend Timisoara

Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019



Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

VOX Technology Park
Calea Torontalului 69
Timisoara, Timis 300254

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?  
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.  

What do you need to bring?
 
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.   Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues.
Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.  

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience.
Your ticket includes:
 
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!  

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at timisoara@startupweekend.org.
      
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
  No talk, all action!




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 15th


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 November 16th


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


1:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help. Make sure you read their bio as you'll have the option to sign up to one or more mentor discussions.


7:00 pm
Dinner


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


11:00 pm
Wrap-Up @1AM. Go home!
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 17th


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


1:00 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


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Ciprian Man
Angels Keeper @ Growceanu

'Angels Keeper' is what he is called amongst the Growceanu Angel Investment Group. Ciprian is a supportive leader, mentor & tech entrepreneur. Loves connecting with potential business angels and promising startups. 


Daniel Mariniuc
Private investor and entrepreneur

Daniel is currently a private investor and entrepreneur. He started 12 years ago as a Software Developer within Movidius, currently Intel Romania. He started his own company in 2016 which made a successful exit to a Silicon Valley company in late 2017. After that he joined Eyecloud Inc. as a Co-Founder & VP of Engineering. After successfully launching the first Battery based AI home security camera in the world in less than 18 months the Romanian branch of the company exited to a Top 10 - Fortune 500 company in late 2019.


Dalibor Vasiljevic
Founder & Brand Strategy Director @ Rainfall

Dalibor Vasiljević, Founder & Brand Strategy Director - Rainfall, moved from Serbia to Romania in 2000, and since then he has been very active in the marketing industry. After founding Rainfall in 2004 he concentrated on developing coherent brands from every point of view. For the last two years, he has also become a design thinking facilitator, encouraging entrepreneurs to learn more about the service design, so he’s ready to share some professional tricks with us.


Coaches and Mentors


Moe Zidan
Executive Director @ Ryyse Ventures

Moe Zidan is an executive Director at Ryyse Ventures. He worked as a Client Partner for Facebook Malaysia, as an Online Marketing Manager for foodpanda Malaysia, trained more than 4,600 Students for Social Media and Cyber Ethics and got rewarded as Best Trainer 2014 - Cyber Ethics Course – MDeC Malaysia.

He worked in sales for multiple IT firms in APAC region, built 7inchez - a Digital Agency in Malaysia, worked as a CEO for FastOrder Romania, Spain, and Egypt, managed a number of online and offline campaigns, travelled to 26 countries and lived in 5 of them, worked with more than 30 nationality and managed remote teams across 4 continents.


Bogdan Papara-Popescu
Country Manager Romania @ Roivenue

Currently Bogdan is a business consultant working as Country Manager Romania for Roivenue, a platform that helps marketers get insights about the ROI of their digital campaigns. He graduated West University of Timisoara with a degree in Philosophy. He sometimes performs in stand up comedy shows and plays American football.


Anna Maria Radu
Founder & PR Manager @ DigiTales

I am a young entrepreneur with a genuine curiosity in technology. PR at heart, I am constantly looking for promising startups that wish to share their stories with action-driven audiences. My belief in the power of the community is channeled towards Banat IT. 


Edin Serhatlic
Senior UX/UI Designer @ Haufe Group

Currently working as Senior UX Designer at Haufe Group. He was born in Romania, grew up in Germany and The Netherlands, where he studied Interaction Design and Business Innovation. During his studies he learned a lot about problem solving and even though his official job title is designer, he sees himself more as a problem solver.The past six years he has worked on different projects as a freelancer or as part of a team where he contributed to conducting user researches and shaping the results into high-fidelity (web/mobile) mock-ups, prototypes and interface designs for apps and websites.


Dalibor Vasiljevic
Founder & Brand Strategy Director @ Rainfall

Dalibor Vasiljević, Founder & Brand Strategy Director - Rainfall, moved from Serbia to Romania in 2000, and since then he has been very active in the marketing industry. After founding Rainfall in 2004 he concentrated on developing coherent brands from every point of view. For the last two years, he has also become a design thinking facilitator, encouraging entrepreneurs to learn more about the service design, so he’s ready to share some professional tricks with us.


Ionut Tarcea
Organizational culture, innovation & marketing professional

Ionut Tarcea is a Business Unit Manager of Organizational Culture. He has 20 years experience in marketing and since 2007 he is an entrepreneur and consultant.
In the past, Ionut has been involved in one of the most active and demanding telecommunications fields. He was one of the youngest marketing directors in the country, working for the telecom giant RCS & RDS (DIGI). Ionut is one of the founders of the innovative marketing concept - "de Hartie" - a creative channel of brand-consumer interactivity. In addition, his passion for bicycles came to fruition over time and Ionut became one of the initiators of the Biciclop store.
Since 2007, since joining the Ascendis team, Ionut has been involved in over 400 organizational development projects: diagnosis and culture change, strategic planning, innovation, training and work seminars, specially created according to client challenges. He has experience working with various management and operational teams in IT&C, financial system, energy, retail and pharmaceutical industry.
Ionut is convinced that if you do good, you receive good. Therefore, he is heavily involved in civic activities, supporting through training and counseling non-profit organizations, universities and entrepreneurs. He strongly believes that life is the result of our ambitions and determination.
Ionut graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies, the Faculty of International Economic Relations and the Executive MBA at WU Vienna University.


Ana Maria Gergely
Co-Founder @ Acquainted

Ana Maria Gergely is an entrepreneur, co-founder of Acquainted.io, the contacts exchange app that enables people and businesses connect through their business cards. She also facilitates the „Wizard of Words” workshops on public speaking, presentations, influencing and persuasion.Throughout the course of her corporate career, Ana Maria held senior management roles in large technology companies such as Orange, Telekom, and Xerox. She led over 1,000 people in generating more than 500 M $, and managed B2B sales and marketing operations in 85 countries.Passionate about technology and experienced in business and management, Ana Maria mentors and coaches professional women, managers and entrepreneurs. At Startup Weekend she will help teams with their problem definition, business strategy and the sales pitch.


Radu Ticiu
Angels Propeller @ Growceanu

Radu is a veteran tech entrepreneurial ecosystem facilitator, informal education mentor and startup adviser. 


Vlad Stanciu
CEO @ ROSENC Cluster

Vlad coordinated and implemented sustainability projects for over 7 years as the Executive Director of the Romanian Sustainable Energy Cluster, an organization of more than 90 members specialised in the fields of renewable energy, biomass, energy efficiency and the sustainable energy fields.

He is also Co-Founder at Eco Living project and the local chapter responsible at InnoLabs Timisoara.


Daniel Mariniuc
Private investor and entrepreneur

Daniel is currently a private investor and entrepreneur. He started 12 years ago as a Software Developer within Movidius, currently Intel Romania. He started his own company in 2016 which made a successful exit to a Silicon Valley company in late 2017. After that he joined Eyecloud Inc. as a Co-Founder & VP of Engineering. After successfully launching the first Battery based AI home security camera in the world in less than 18 months the Romanian branch of the company exited to a Top 10 - Fortune 500 company in late 2019.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars 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
    Firoiu
  • Andrei Cosmin
    Munteanu
  • Iasmina
    Stoianovic
  • Rebeca
    Vidoni

Facilitators


Martin Andrle
Product Designer & Co-Founder

Martin works as a digital product designer at Status Quack which he co-founded and you can blame him for startupweekend movement in Czechia - startovani.cz. He has his own non-profit program for young talents, impacttravelers, who are sent to developing countries to make an impact. 


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