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Idea to startup in just 54 hours? Is it really possible?

Startup Weekend are events that 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.

If you're a developer, designer, marketer or business person and want to build the next hot new startup, join us on April 4th and let's change the world!

Tickets are normally 49€ and we're offering a big discount for the early adopters!

Check out our blog for more details about the Startup Weekend movement and register below. Also, participants to our events receive some nice swag and freebies from our sponsor friends.

We will provide meals and soft drinks (coffee, water, juices) for the duration of the event.

We've been building a nice Facebook community. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/swtimisoara/

Schedule

Friday

Apr 4
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 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

Apr 5
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Apr 6
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & Dinner
  • Awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Speakers

Maxim Gurvits

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.

Judges

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 123ContactForm.com, East-Tec.com, AXOSuits.com, NeobyteSolutions.com, VinSiEu.ro.

Bogdan Iordache

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.

Rumen Iliev

Rumen Iliev is a Partner at LAUNCHub (Launch hub), a EUR 9M seed fund, focused on investing in bright entrepreneurs from the CEE region.
Rumen co-manages portfolio relations and selection process and he works closely with companies invovled in the LH program.
Before joining LAUNCHub, Rumen had his own business consultancy practice focused on solving business issues and helping established multinationals to achieve various business goals. Now, he is fully focused on finding the best fresh startups from the Balkans and helping them grow internationally.

Maxim Gurvits

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.

Coaches

Vinay Gupta

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 Fuld

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

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.

Bogdan Iordache

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.

Maxim Gurvits

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.

Evgenios Skitsanos

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.

Vlad Ciurca

Vlad is a Specification Engineer at Skobbler (acq. by Telenav), working on creating map based applications for mobile devices. He is also the Executive Producer at Techsylvania, Organizer and Facilitator at Startup Weekend and Ambassador at Wayra CEE and How To Web Startup Spotlight.

Djordje Celic

Đorđe is a lecturer at the University of Novi Sad in the areas of: marketing, entrepreneurship, and management. He is also a business coach in the competition for the best technological innovation in Serbia. He spends his free time as a manager of the Business Incubator Novi Sad, helping innovative startups find successful business models.

Tudor Bastea

He is co-founder & CTO of the Timisoara-based startup 123ContactForm. This web form and survey builder with mobile support is ranked among top 5 applications of its kind worldwide and currently counts users from 190 countries. Tudor was born in the beautiful Transylvanian town of Sibiu and majored in Computer Science. He combines years of experience in the IT entrepreneurial industry with his out-of-the-box thinking and a genuine passion for human interaction.

Rumen Iliev

Rumen Iliev is a Partner at LAUNCHub (Launch hub), a EUR 9M seed fund, focused on investing in bright entrepreneurs from the CEE region.
Rumen co-manages portfolio relations and selection process and he works closely with companies invovled in the LH program.
Before joining LAUNCHub, Rumen had his own business consultancy practice focused on solving business issues and helping established multinationals to achieve various business goals. Now, he is fully focused on finding the best fresh startups from the Balkans and helping them grow internationally.

Dan Romescu

Mobile social architect with a clear vision for an open, innovative, green, transparent = sustainable society, with strong interest for Socionetics (Social Network Physics), Augmented Reality, AI and Neurophysics. Dan started to work on mobile software development 15 years ago, on the first mobile device – the Newton from Apple.

Alex Blogu

Alex has more than 7 years experience in marketing at Alterna Communication, a Timisoara based marketing consultancy firm. He is currently managing Online Marketing Academy at Google Romania - an initiative to drive up digital marketing skills of students from economics universities all over the country. Alex is specialized in SMB marketing and Ad Agency management.

Adrian Gheara

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 123ContactForm.com, East-Tec.com, AXOSuits.com, NeobyteSolutions.com, VinSiEu.ro.

Alex Roja

Alexandru received a PhD in management, and teaches courses like strategic management, business administration, strategic analysis, enterprise development strategies at West University of Timișoara. Alexandru has done various research on innovative and entrepreneurial potential in the IT industry and the development of strategic organizational capabilities to cope with the complexity of the current business environment. Also, a special area of interest and research is entrepreneurship and management in innovative industries and training future entrepreneurs and managers. He is the developer of Creative Synergies project analyzing the relationships between economy, technology and society for a smart strategic development, anticipation and understanding of the main global trends.

Florin Cornianu

Florin is the co-founder and CEO of 123ContactForm, one of the top 5 online survey services in the world. After 3 years of work at Alcatel Lucent, in 2006 Florin decided to dedicate himself entirely to being a full time entrepreneur, together with his old friend, Tudor Baștea. In 2010, their main project, 123ContactForm, became an independent business. Florin took over the CEO role and started building the main directions for developing his company in areas such as: marketing, client support, sales and business development.

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