SW Cluj Gets An Official Mobile App

This is the first year that Startup Weekend Cluj has an official mobile app that was masterly crafted by the mReady team. We believe it will prove to be a useful tool for all our attendees and are really excited to give it a try.

It’s an easy way to get a hold of everyone who’s present at the event. You can share ideas, find the right team mates and receive feedback. Startup Weekend Cluj mobile app makes it easy to reach out to mentors, whenever you need help and it offers all the useful data you need to know at just an arm’s reach. See what’s happening and stay up to date in just a few easy steps.

  1. Set up your profile

After you have downloaded and installed the app, it’s time to share with others who are you, what are your skills and who are you looking to meet. Based on the preferences you choose, you will receive personalized profiles suggestions. The more targeted your selection, the better results you will be given.

  1. Browse profiles to see who else is there

Browsing profiles is easy and fun. The app’s internal algorithm will make sure you only get relevant suggestions, based on your selected preferences. If you already know who you’re looking for, you can always search for their names in the category lists.

  1. Reach out to people

To start a conversation with someone, you’ll have to send them a message first, to let them know you’re interested. As soon as they get back to you, the adventure begins. You’ll see that there are also people interested in meeting you. Make sure you don’t keep them waiting. The magic happens when you let it happen.

We’re really excited to meet you soon! Get your app from the App Store or Google Play and let the fun begin! The login information will be sent via email only to Startup Weekend Participants.








Startup Weekend Cluj 2017

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.








Under Development Office Joins Up As A Platinum Sponsor

Startup Weekend is held thanks to our partners and sponsors. This year we are glad to welcome Under Development Office as a Platinum sponsor.

Under Development Office may not sound familiar, but they are a growing business right now, on the Romanian software market, and are interested in making Romanian startups shine. They are starting this by supporting our event.

UDO started as a small software company in 2011 and grew bigger and bigger by the year, offering competitive software solutions to medium and large organisations. Right now they have gathered a complex portfolio that holds some of the greater companies on the European market such as PwC, Deloitte, Volkswagen and others.

Right now UDO is focusing on supporting smaller companies, with great focus on startups. Their strategy implies empowering entrepreneurs in developing companies that bring change and innovation to various industry sectors.

This year UDO is offering a special prize to one of the participating teams at SWB. They will support the MVP development of a selected idea and will support this team in bringing their idea into reality by teaming up with them in creating a great product.

We are glad to be the first event that benefits of Under Development Office’s new development strategy and hope to become long time partners in supporting innovative businesses.








We’ve got a special prize: YOUR MVP development

Startup Weekend is held thanks to our partners and sponsors. This year we are glad to welcome Under Development Office as a Platinum sponsor.

Under Development Office may not sound familiar, but they are a growing business right now, on the Romanian software market, and are interested in making Romanian startups shine. They are starting this by supporting our event.

UDO started as a small software company in 2011 and grew bigger and bigger by the year, offering competitive software solutions to medium and large organisations. Right now they have gathered a complex portfolio that holds some of the greater companies on the European market such as PwC, Deloitte, Volkswagen and others.

Right now UDO is focusing on supporting smaller companies, with great focus on startups. Their strategy implies empowering entrepreneurs in developing companies that bring change and innovation to various industry sectors.

This year Under Development Office is offering a special prize to one of the participating teams at SWB. They will support the MVP development of a selected idea and will support its founders in bringing their idea into reality by teaming up with them in creating a great product. We are glad to be the first event that benefits of Under Development Office’s new development strategy and hope to become long time partners in supporting innovative businesses.








What’s in it for you at Startup Weekend 2016?

Got your ticket to Startup Weekend? Are you thinking of attending, but you’d like to know what the incentives are? Look no further, we’re disclosing our awards for the Startup Weekend competition 2016. Are you ready to rumble?

1prize

1st Place

  • From our partners at The Grape, 1 Unlimited Membership Plan for one month for the team – maximum 3 members at a time. Also, they have 1 Free Unlimited Weekend for whole team, just so you can take your business from idea to reality.
  • ProteckMark will offer a 1500 lei discount for registering three classes of marks at OSIM, so your business is up, running and legal.
  • Train2perform, our human resources management partner, will offer you a 4 hours Teamwork training, so your team will be well formed and ready to embrace the entrepreneurial adventure.
  • As we all know paperwork is a hustle for those without experience, so Avisso jumps in with 100% discount for consultancy services offered for setting up your company.
  • Marius Ursache, our mentor at the event and at  MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Singularity University and startup accelerators around the world, will offer you 3 hours of tailored mentorship.
  • Adrian Pica, mentor at Startupbootcamp, Founders Institute, Spherik Accelerator, Sprint Point accelerator and master of workshops on Lean Startup, MVP creation and early stage startup at several universities (Maastricht University, Bolzano University, Trento University, Timisoara University, Cluj University) will upgrade you with 3 hours of mentorship.
  • 2 sessions of individual coaching for each member of the team will be provided by Felicia Stoica, a Professional Systemic Coach, trained by Alain Cardon, MCC within an intensive Coaching program. As in she really know what she does.
2prize

2nd Place

  • From our partners at The Grape, one 3 Days/Week Membership Plan for one month for the team – maximum 3 members at a time. Also, one Free Unlimited Weekend for whole team.
  • ProteckMark will offer a 750 lei discount for registering three classes of marks at OSIM, so your business is up, running and legal.
  • Avisso jumps in with 75% discount for consultancy services offered for setting up your company.
  • Marius Ursache will offer you 2 hours of tailored mentorship.
  • Adrian Pica will upgrade you with 2 hours of mentorship.
  • 2 sessions of individual coaching for each member of the team will be provided by Felicia Stoica.
3prize

3rd Place

  • From our partners at The Grape, one part-time Membership Plan for one month for the team – working hours: 16:00 – 19:30.
  • ProteckMark will offer a 500 lei discount for registering three classes of marks at OSIM, so your business is up, running and legal.
  • Avisso jumps in with 50% discount for consultancy services offered for setting up your company.
  • Marius Ursache will offer you 1 hours of tailored mentorship.
  • Adrian Pica will upgrade you with 1 hours of mentorship.
  • 2 sessions of individual coaching for each member of the team will be provided by Felicia Stoica.
romsoftprize

Romsoft award

  • Romsoft will give to any of the teams a special award, consisting of 1 year subscription to Lynda, LinkedIn’s learning tool that offers over 4,000 courses on Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple products, as well as business skills, computer programming and web design, audio and video tools, and more, all taught by industry experts.

Gather your team, set up your goal and come get our ‘shiny’ prizes. What are you waiting for?








Mixing Skills and Passion to Make a Memorable Event

Pick 9 people with totally different backgrounds and ask them to get together to plan and organize a Startup Weekend event in Bucharest. That’s what David and Alin have done and so far we’re having the best time in getting this event done.
Spending our Sunday nights brainstorming and planning an event that has had a 3 years pause in Bucharest is no easy task, but challenges are welcome in our team. We are indeed a diverse bunch of folks, from entrepreneurs, engineers to communication and online marketing experts, and we’re mixing all the skills and passion we have in order to make a memorable event.
Our team consists of a bunch of wonderful folks that we are glad to present:
David Timis (Google)
Alin Apostu (Romanian Business Leaders)
Mihai Toader-Pasti (EFdeN, EnergiaTa, RoGBC)
Liliana Simionescu (Team 365 Associates, Casa Jurnalistului)
Ioana Alexandra Frincu (Motric, Rotaract)
Cristi Neacsu (Cegeka Romania)
Liviu Grandl (AIESEC Bucharest, The Alternative University)
Elena Bicher (Promocrat)
Irina-Paula Albu (TechAngels Romania)
 
Startup Weekend Bucharest is 100% a volunteers work, so we are happy to put up our energy and time in the game to organize this event.

 








Everybody is a winner!

We’re interrupting your local announcement to tell you more about what took place this weekend.

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Startup Weekend Timisoara #5 started on Friday evening with 16 pitches. All the participants went through organized chaos and figured out that they should be working together within 7 legendary teams: Thumb wars, Money, Trainerz.co, Fitzilla, Movie lingua & Smart ticket. Find them on f6s.com.

We’re all about learning at Startup Weekend and we hope that together we managed to grow. We had two workshops on Saturday that helped increase the know-how level with one talking about Business Model Canvas and the other one making sure your pitch will be out of this world.

On Sunday, the pressure started to appear whilst teams were getting ready for the final presentations. They had only 5 minutes to present how their product was validated, how they built an MVP and how they will be making money. The judges were ready, and the teams delivered their pitches with style.

At the end it all came down to figuring out how did the teams perform in relation with one-another. And thus the judges deliberated [drum roll]

Fitzilla – 3rd place

Movie lingua – 2nd place

.. and the winner of SWTimisoara #5 is…. Smart ticket!

We’re here to support all of the teams in their endeavour and to push them forward into working on their projects, learning and then pivoting some more. Make sure you join our Facebook group in order to be able to reach to anybody within the community.

We’re working on uploading all of the media files from the event and we’re really happy that our viewers were able to be present via on-line streaming. You can already find pictures on SWTimisoara Facebook page, Friday pitches on the Youtube channel here.

Stay tuned for more!








SWTimisoara thanks you!

Dear partners,

We really appreciate your support and we assure you it got noticed!

The awesome t-shirts and prizes powered by Blue Couch Digital. The participants, mentors and organizers were really proud to be wearing them & of course, the winning teams were really happy about winning the prizes!

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Thanks to Telekom Romania everybody was able to connect all over the world. The internet was super-fast and stable. The participants were able to build platforms & validate via their online access.

Telenav helped us by making sure we have everything we need to run a proper event. They were also the ones who supported us first, and it’s their 2nd time in a row partnering up with us.

We had an amazing array of partners who helped us make a great event and we’d like to thank you all: hackTM, Techsylvania, 150Sec, ABC AcceleratorThe Hub, MemoryStudio, Ambasada, Senneviile, Universitatea de Vest, Ctrl-DAIESECESN & Best Timisoara.

On behalf of the whole community in Timisoara, we’d like to thank you!








Startup Weekend Timisoara #5 is on!

Guys and girls, yesterday was an awesome Friday where we met our amazing participants which had a bunch of great and fresh business ideas. There were a total of 16 pitches. Everything was live streamed.

Here is a link where you can rewatch it on our facebook page.

Let’s have a look at the ideas that were chosen to validate, worked on and presented on Sunday evening. You’ll be able to reserve a spot for the final presentations here.

1. Be more functional – is all about improving fitness experience;
2. Thumb work- is a multiplayer video game on iOS;
3. Smart ticket- want to help improve transportation, make it easier for people; 
4. Language Helper – all about new and fun ways you can learn a new language;
5. Money – these guys want to create an app for managing your money. The MONEY BOT lines in your messenger;
6. Smart Assistant – app that helps you to organize your time;
7. Biro – making bureaucracy easier.

Pitches from Startup Weekend Timisoara #5

You can also take a peek on all the teams which participate here.
We are excited to see what the participants are gonna create during this weekend.
We wish them lots of luck!








Sharing your experience

A few hours left till the big event!
Tell your friends to stay tuned – you’ll be sharing your experiences and ideas as you go full speed ahead on your project. Why? Because Telekom’s got us covered!
Our friends at Telekom have a keen interest in start-ups and technology innovation (obviously!), and so they lent a hand by offering us the best they have – internet connection.
So leave your packed data at home and buckle up – you’ll be sending your updates at 4G speed.

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