Things are shaping up for us here at Startup Weekend Timisoara. We’re confirming more and more awesome mentors for you […]
Vinay founded and ran WhipCar.com from 2009-2013. It was the world's first peer-to-peer car rental service. Previously Vinay held senior positions at American Express and AT&T. He has experience in a variety of sectors from digital media, entertainment, insurance and telecommunications. He completed a full-stack developer training at Makers Academy in 2013 to prepare for his next set of ventures. Vinay has an MBA from London Business School and a double-degree in Finance and Political Science from the University of Maryland.
Iwein is the founder of StarterSquad.com, an international team of Startup developers. He's an experienced developer and development coach. He has a lot of experience in developing for startups as well as enterprises, but he also has experience building businesses and in sales. He can help you find the balance between technical excellence, business agility and customer experience.
Daan Assen is Founder of e-learning company Atrivision and co-Founder of StarterSquad, a distributed team for building Internet Startups. Since 1999 Daan has been involved in the launch of several Startups. He has a background in Business Administration (TiasNimbas
Business School) and Marketing (Harvard Business School). Specialized in Business Model Innovation, Lean Startup & Customer Development. Daan is lecturer Entrepreneurship & Innovation at TSM Business School.
Always searching for more than enough, Bogdan is definitely the engine and sometimes the bad cop of the team. Since he ended his studies, later than usual for an entrepreneur, he started a few online & educational projects (Conectoo, StagiiPeBune), part of them still being active and successful on the Romanian market. He is also founder and CEO of How to Web. He finds great pleasure in helping entrepreneurs find their way and improving their businesses, but also in cooking and watching football.
George M. Etheridge
Is an awesome business mentor, being part of the American Business Mentoring and providing clients worldwide with a myriad of cost effective services. His strong points reside in Leadership, Coaching, Sales Training, Business Development, Continuous Improvement and Client Care, making him an excellent mentor to all participants at Startup Weekend.
Max is a VC partner at Teres Capital, a new venture fund for high-growth companies in Southeastern Europe, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. An entrepreneur and VC, he previously co-founded an online legal service company in the Netherlands, followed by a brief stint as an investment banker. Max was on the founding team of Eleven Startup Accelerator in Sofia, the largest acceleration program and seed fund in the Balkans region, before joining Teres.
Being software developer since 1992 and establishing in four years later his first web development company, today Evgenios runs multiple software and hardware design companies that serving big names like Electrolux, DHL, BMW, Toyota and some others. Evgenios has a lot of experience in software architecture, applied programming, noSQL databases, hardware and when it comes to non technical things you can reach him regarding running multinational and multicultural development teams worldwide, product design, business modeling and business development, forming and operating companies, new venture opportunities.
A creator of many things starting in school, admitted very early at the Academy of fine Arts in Gent, Belgium to become a photographer and cineaste, Patrick spent his first professional years as a free-lancer working for video-productions and television.
His first company followed very soon and many other came over the time, making him a pure sang serial entrepreneur. Always in pursuit of the right combination of design, technology and user experience, never a manager, but always a dedicated coach and “human connector”. Belgium was for long his home base, but very early he started to work all over Europe. Recently landed in spectacularly diverse Istanbul/Turkey, Patrick found his new roots and the great challenges he awaited for.