Between 15th to 17th of March, the 8th edition of Startup Weekend Cluj is taking place. For 54 hours, people working in IT, business, marketing, design, and not only, and wanting to start a business, meet to validate their business ideas and learn from experienced mentors.
The seven previous editions gathered over 700 participants, who formulated 220+ business ideas, 90+ of which reached the final stage. A total of more than 80 mentors have been assisted by the participants, who have provided their knowledge and professional experience.
Entrepreneurs and new technologies are expected and encouraged to participate. Startup Weekend Cluj is the perfect environment to meet new people from different industries and with the most diverse expertise. One of the advantages of the Startup Weekend experience is learning. For 54 hours, participants have the opportunity to learn at an accelerated pace the most important steps to develop a business and receive real-time feedback from mentors – entrepreneurs and people with vast experience in various fields.
Confirmed mentors for the 8th edition of Startup Weekend Cluj include Anca Bundaru – Product Marketing Manager@Bitdefender, Stefan Neagu – Co-founder of Persona.im and ARK.io, Cristian Orasanu – Strategy Officer@Techcelerator and Paybilla Founder.
Early Bird Tickets, with a 50% discount, are available until January 31st.
About Startup Weekend Cluj
The Startup Weekend concept appeared in America in 2007. What was initially a group of people who shared their experience and helped each other evolved over time into a global community of entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs. Hundreds of cities in 135+ countries have borrowed this idea for tens of thousands of people to start their business at a Startup Weekend event.
The eighth edition of Startup Weekend Cluj will take place on March 15-17, 2019, at TELENAV Romania, Bd 21 December 1918, Cluj-Napoca, The Office Building.
The 6th edition of Startup Weekend Cluj is set to take place during the weekend of March 17-19, 2017. Early Bird discounted tickets can be purchased until February 17. This is the place where creative ideas meet the skills & the passion to bring them to life.
Usually we tend to think about tech related products when the word startup is mentioned. While the tech component might play a more or less important part, there is a wide choice of areas to choose from, when thinking about starting your own company.
In the last few years the most amazing tech progress was made in the area of electronic & electrical devices, of course, but the new technologies have entered all human areas of activity. Take, for example, medicine, engineering, architecture, design, marketing, and also many more. A lot of great ideas have come to life and became successful stories, thanks to the founders’ courage to explore & make experiments.
Another reason we are so fond of and encourage pluridisciplinarity, is the mix of knowledge and solutions that can result in amazing discoveries, when brought together. Think of an architect’s expertise in organizing spaces, objects & activities, combined with a sociologist’s insights on human behavior. Each of them might be a great expert in their field, but when they work together, their power will increase exponentially. And this is true each time you put together two apparently unrelated disciplines: magic happens.
During previous Startup Weekend Cluj editions 520+ attendees have pitched 160+ business ideas. 68 teams have put their efforts into turning an idea to a prototype, a MVP or a detailed presentation, closely advised and encouraged by 60+ coaches.
We’ll soon start to announce this year’s edition mentors. Stay tuned to be up to date with the news. We believe in people and in their power to work together and to shape the future, which is why we strongly encourage you to Get the Early Bird Discounted ticket.
The event will take place at Exclusive Catering & Events, during the weekend of March 17-19, 2017.