Thank You to Our Sponsors and Event Partners

Together we succeeded to organize an event in which we offer the opportunity for startupers, developers, business professionals, tech and business students, to test and develop a startup in 54 hours. This event is possible thanks to the involvement of our sponsors, contributors and media partners.

We appreciate your support and we want to say THANK YOU!
FACILITATOR: Irina Albu – CEO@TechAngels Romania, SW Organizer since 2010

Mentors:
Adrian Pica – Global Facilitator at Startup Weekend (UP Global) and organizer @SWTimisoara. Communications Manager @CESAwards, Startup Scout @inventures_eu. Founder @oblicoHQ, Josef Dunne – Co-Founder/CEO of Babelverse, Dumitru Radoiu – Founder and Financier at Startup Lab, Co-Founder and President of the Board at Sysgenic, Cosmin Ochisor – Business Development Manager hub:raum, Florian Gheorghe – Lawyer and Angel Investor, Barta Zoltán – Legal Counsel, member of the Bucharest Chamber of Legal Counselors, Marius Pop – Founder & CEO @ Direct Spark, István (Steven) Südy, Mircea Vadan – Investment Manager at Seed For Tech, Anca Albu – Social Architect @ CEE Changers,

SponsorsUPMBestJobsTelekomFortechReeaNeogenZumziLateralCiuc PremiumAmplusnetSnackBoxSabau&AsociatiiBBimageContinentalOfficeCaffetjobsOffice ClubPentru carieraZookuPioneersTechsylvaniaPlug&StartSeed for TechStartup LabDirect Spark

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SW Mures 2015 Wrap-up

That’s it! Startup Weekend Mures was awesome.

METRICS: 43 attendees, 70 participants, 14 ideas pitched, 9 teams formed, 25 sponsors, 10 mentors, 5 judges, 20 partners, 200 Ciuc :)), 2 kg of coffee (=250 cups).

WINNERS

  • 1st place: Congrats to Ferma pe net
  • 2nd place: Congrats to THelp
  • 3rd place: Congrats to Hyperion
  • Best Tech: Congrats to HomeON
  • Best Design: Congrats to Hyperion
  • Most Fun: Congrats to life4cats

Reflections. The quality of the ideas and people, the Sunday pitches and the energy in the room, were all reasons that reinforced the necessity for organizing this event. The next Startup Weekend Mures will be announced. Until then we’ll organize a new series of local events that will provide practical support to people who want to start, run or grow their own businesses.

We just wanted to say thank you to our mentors, sponsors, partners, volunteers and attendees, that made this event happen.

You guys made this event, THANK YOU all for a great weekend!








So…who are the winners this time?

The party is now over. We know we always say this, but boy oh boy is it SOOOO hard to choose the winners each fortnight. The level of work is amazing. It is near impossible to pick just a few entries as winners. All of us find it VERY VERY hard and hope that you do not get discouraged and continue to join us in future challenges!
  • 1st: Ferma pe net
  • 2nd: THelp
  • 3rd: Hyperion
  • Best Tech: HomeON (aka SmartHome)
  • Best Design: Hyperion
  • Most Fun: Life4cats

We hope you are all having a fun time, just as we all are. CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! Please claim your prizes in maximum 5 days.








Demo day

Teams are allowed to work until 5 pm. Teams will present starting at 6pm sharp. You’ll have 5 minutes to present + 2/3 minutes of Q & A.

Presentation order for Startup Weekend Mures 2014

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Bring out the Awesomeness of the Team!








Final round of Startup Weekend Mures 3rd edition

In the final round we have 9 teams. Here it is a short description of each one.

  • aStory – Educational platform for creating digital stories for kids
  • City Assist – Social CRM for Independent Service Providers
    City Assist
  • Ferma pe net – Farmers’ market meet online grocery
  • Hyperion – Shed Light – Intelligent system that builds psychological profiles
  • life4cats – Everything you need for your cat
  • MILLIONAIRE APP – An expensive app for millionaires that will work at self esteem
  • Moments Counts  -Turn chip devices into photo frames & instant send images from km to them.
  • Smart Home – Home Automation and Internet of Things implementation
  • Thelp – An easy to use and secure online platform for getting your place cleaned







Friday pitches

We had 14 total pitches and about 43 attendees (70 participants) made it out for day 1 of 3rd edition Startup Weekend Mures 2014.  And here are the 8 ideas that went to the next stage of marathon.

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Facebook, PayPal, Uber, just a few names that will be at the Techsylvania conference

Peste 600 de participanti la cea de-a doua editie internationala a Techsylvania

Cluj-Napoca găzduiește pentru al doilea an consecutiv, între 6-9 Iunie, “Techsylvania”, cel mai mare eveniment internațional pe zona de tehnologie și inovație din regiune, la Casa de Cultură a Studenților.

Ediția din 2015 debutează cu un hackathon (maraton de programare) de 24 de ore (în perioada 6-7 Iunie) care se adresează unui număr de peste 130 programatori pasionați, dornici să pună bazele unor aplicații din domeniul dispozitivelor wearable (la purtător) și internet of things. Aceste dispozitive, cele mai noi din domeniu, vor fi puse la dispoziția participanților prin intermediul partenerilor evenimentului.

La finalul celor 24 de ore de programare, în urma unei sesiuni de prezentări, vor fi validate 3 echipe câștigatoare, care vor primi premii ce constau în dispozitive și invitații de a își prezenta produsul la acceleratoare de startup-uri.

A doua parte a evenimentului este conferința, care va avea loc în perioada 8-9 Iunie, unde temele de discuție vor gravita în jurul celor trei teme principale: Cod (cele mai noi soluții și teme tehnice), Produs (managementul produsului, marketing), Finanțare (modalități de finanțare și tipuri de investiții).

După un succes răsunător avut la conferința din 2014, unde pe scenă au urcat delegați ai unor companii de top precum Twitter, Zynga, Techstars și Telenav, ediția din 2015 include reprezentanți de seamă, atât români, precum Florin Talpes (CEO Bitdefender), Andrei Dunca (Co-fondator al LiveRail, companie achiziționată de Facebook în 2014),  cât și internaționali precum Jambu Palanniapan (Manager General Regional pentru Europa Centrală și de Est în cadrul gigantului Uber), Frank Meehan (Partener la Spark Global Ventures și fost membru în consiliul de administrație al Siri și Spotify) sau Charmaine Li (Senior Editor la Tech.eu). Lista întreagă a speakerilor este în curs de definitivare și o puteți găsi actualizată pe site-ul evenimentului.

Evenimentul va găzdui peste 600 de participanți, fiind un bun prilej pentru invitații din diverse medii de a împărtăși cunoștințe utile, care să contribuie la dezvoltarea ecosistemului tehnologic și al gradului de inovație din Cluj-Napoca și România.

Techsylvania” are drept scop promovarea comunităților din orașul Cluj-Napoca și din România ca centre ale tehnologiei recunoscute și confirmate la nivel internațional, dar și stimularea dezvoltării de produse locale. Evenimentul oferă atât oportunitatea de interacțiune socială cu scopul stabilirii de parteneriate, găsirii de finanțări sau obținerii de mentorat din partea experților, cât și a promovării unor idei tehnice revoluționare din rândul programatorilor români.

Doritorii își pot achiziționa bilete cu prețuri începând de la 69 euro, iar înregistrările vor putea fi efectuate online pe site-ul Techsylvania (http://techsylvania.co).

“Techsylvania” este un proiect organizat cu sprijinul partenerilor: Accenture, Fortech, iMedicare, Telenav, GetYourGuide, Paypal, Laurențiu, Laurențiu și asociații, Garmin, Creatix Media, Squirrly, Eloquentix, Yopeso, Imprezzio, SDL, Life is Hard, Pitech+Plus și Learning Connexions.








We are Giving Away Great Prizes

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FIRST PLACE

1. 1 ticket at Plug&Start, 10-12 JUNE 2014-19th edition, Troyes, France [access to the event and meals are included]

Being a successful entrepreneur…

No longer depends on just having a “good idea”. Nowadays it requires skills in various fields such as law, business, finance and marketing. Entrepreneurs often feel trapped in a maze of constraints. Thus, it is natural to want to assist them by accompanying them during the development of their project and to evaluate their growth. This is why the Plug & Start Days were created.

Depending on the stage you have reached in your project, we offer you the appropriate course and specific personalised advice. This is how we guarantee 100% effectiveness at the end of three days.

The main goal of the Plug & Start Days is to prevent innovative entrepreneurs from giving up before their project has even begun by helping them accomplish the 2 major steps in setting up a business: transitioning from a good idea to a complete and credible project and convincing enough sponsors (especially investors) to increase its chances of success. Twice a year (in May-June and November), Plug & Start Days offers selected candidates a personalised training program depending on the stage they have reached in their project (two courses are offered: Emergence or Creation-Development) so that every entrepreneur has the best possible chance to “Come with an idea and leave with a company”.

2. 2 tickets at Pioneer Festival, 29th & 30th of May, Vienna

  • access to the event
  • access to all after parties
  • access to all workshops

Connect: Expand your network in the international tech & startup scene
Deep dive: Gain know-how to boost your startup and learn from top notch founders
Move forward: Get inspired by the brightest minds of our days about the trends and technologies of tomorrow
Cash in: Meet the leading Business Angels, Accelerators and VCs
Boost: present your startup & technology to the targeted Pioneers audience
Synergize: Extend your collaborations with corporates and startups

3. 3 joker tickets at Techsylvania: Choose to go to the Hackathon or to the Conference on technology and innovation, 6-9th of June, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between 6th and June 9nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

4. Mentoring sessions by Seed for Tech

Free-pass to Seed For Tech’s pre-seed program, consisting of mentoring and support on customer validation, business model and pitching.

5. Free access for 1 year by Direct Spark (in value of 200 euro)

You can think of Direct Spark as your outsourced growth hackers. The ones you call for product strategy and user growth. We work with both very early stage and established startups – companies that are in the six or seven figures in annual $ revenue. Powered by a strong data driven culture, our services range from analytics, AB testing, and CRO to adwords, email marketing or coywriting.

6. Co-working space by Startup Lab Mures

A place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network. Create. Work. Collaborate. Learn. Share. Enjoy. Refresh. Get inspired. Play. It’s not a home, nor an office. it’s not a lounge… but a little bit of all.

  • 3 months usage of Startup Lab Mures co-working space for 5 team members (Piata Republicii, Nr. 28, SALA B14, Targu Mures).

7. Business Package by zooku.ro 

Hosting: Traffic: Unlimited, Space: 10 GB Domain Extension: “.com” or “.eu”, Validity: 1 year Mailling package: 50,000 emails, unlimited/day

8. 3 months free trial of the Business Phone Service from Round Assist

Put your business on the map with a tollfree number!
Customers and investors from the US and Canada will always be a call away!

This includes:

  • 1 toll free number (reachable from the US and Canada)
  • 5 virtual extensions
  • VoIP accounts
  • advanced call routing
  • call scheduling
  • customizable Call attendant and voice mail greetings
  • voice mail – to – email delivery
  • and many more business features

9. Two group coaching sessions (80 minutes each) by PentruCariera.ro 

The coaching sessions will take place in Tg. Mures or online via Skype, until 1st July.

PentruCariera.ro is a group of certified career consultants, internationally recognized with more than 12 years of practice in this area. You don’t know what career suits you…? Or you have problems at work and you cannot solve them? PentruCariera.ro supports you to define your professional profile and to find solutions to different aspects regarding your professional life. PentruCariera.ro is the only website where you can find a large variety of tools with instructions – for free, a guided process to define your professional profile, confidential space and direct access to specialists – career consultants – easy to reach to, ready to apply, wherever you are. Download for free – solve problems, make the best decisions about your career – clarify your professional profile, talk with your career consultant. Access PentruCariera.ro! 

SECOND PLACE

1.  Co-working space by Startup Lab Mures

A place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network. Create. Work. Collaborate. Learn. Share. Enjoy. Refresh. Get inspired. Play. It’s not a home, nor an office. it’s not a lounge… but a little bit of all.

  • 3 months usage of Startup Lab Mures co-working space for 5 team members (Piata Republicii, Nr. 28, SALA B14, Targu Mures).

2. 2 joker tickets at Techsylvania: Choose to go to the Hackathon or to the Conference on technology and innovation, 6-9th of June, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between 6th and June 9nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

3. Advanced Package by zooku.ro  Hosting: Traffic: Unlimited, Space: 5 GB Domain Extension: “.com” or “.eu”, Validity: 1 year Mailling package: 50,000 emails, unlimited/day

4. Free access for 6 months by Direct Spark 

You can think of Direct Spark as your outsourced growth hackers. The ones you call for product strategy and user growth. We work with both very early stage and established startups – companies that are in the six or seven figures in annual $ revenue. Powered by a strong data driven culture, our services range from analytics, AB testing, and CRO to adwords, email marketing or coywriting.

5. 1 month free trial of the Business Phone Service from Round Assist

Put your business on the map with a tollfree number!
Customers and investors from the US and Canada will always be a call away!

This includes:

  • 1 toll free number (reachable from the US and Canada)
  • 5 virtual extensions
  • VoIP accounts
  • advanced call routing
  • call scheduling
  • customizable Call attendant and voice mail greetings
  • voice mail – to – email delivery
  • and many more business features

6. Two group coaching sessions (80 minutes each) by PentruCariera.ro 

The coaching sessions will take place in Tg. Mures or online via Skype, until 1 July.

THIRD PLACE

1. 1 joker ticket at Techsylvania: Choose to go to the Hackathon or to the Conference on technology and innovation, 6-9th of June, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between 6th and June 9nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

2. Co-working space by Startup Lab Mures 

A place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network. Create. Work. Collaborate. Learn. Share. Enjoy. Refresh. Get inspired. Play. It’s not a home, nor an office. it’s not a lounge… but a little bit of all.

  • 3 months usage of Startup Lab Mures co-working space for 5 team members (Piata Republicii, Nr. 28, SALA B14, Targu Mures).

3. Advanced Package by zooku.ro  Hosting: Traffic: Unlimited, Space: 2 GB Domain Extension: “.com” or “.eu”, Validity: 1 year Mailling package: 50,000 emails, unlimited/day

4. Free access for 3 months by Direct Spark  

You can think of Direct Spark as your outsourced growth hackers. The ones you call for product strategy and user growth. We work with both very early stage and established startups – companies that are in the six or seven figures in annual $ revenue. Powered by a strong data driven culture, our services range from analytics, AB testing, and CRO to adwords, email marketing or coywriting.

4. 1 month free trial of the Business Phone Service from Round Assist

Put your business on the map with a tollfree number!
Customers and investors from the US and Canada will always be a call away!

This includes:

  • 1 toll free number (reachable from the US and Canada)
  • 5 virtual extensions
  • VoIP accounts
  • advanced call routing
  • call scheduling
  • customizable Call attendant and voice mail greetings
  • voice mail – to – email delivery
  • and many more business features

5. Two group coaching sessions (80 minutes each) by PentruCariera.ro 

The coaching sessions will take place in Tg. Mures or online via Skype, until 1 July.

Special prizes

  • Best Technical Achievement 
  • Best Design   
  • Most fun

Each place is awarded with 1 joker ticket at Techsylvania: Choose to go to the Hackathon or to the Conference on technology and innovation, 6-9th of June, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between 6th and June 9nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

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40 RON discount to all of you for paragliding from Mures Fly!!!!!!

And everyone is eligible to join the Startup Weekend group www.startupweekend.rewardli.com to get freebies and perks like:

  • One individual coaching session (50 minutes each) by PentruCariera.ro  for the first 20 participants that are part of the teams and attend the whole event (this is valid only for the first 20 applicants who register for this session).The coaching sessions will take place in Tg. Mures, Bucharest or Ploiesti or online via Skype, until 15 July. PentruCariera.ro will consult the mentors and the organizers before providing the coaching sessions to the applicants. To benefit from these services, contact Iulia Sara, GCDF Career consultant – 0745 603 278 or iulia.sara@pentrucariera.ro
  • Free .co domain name and 3 months of hosting from Domain.com
  • 100 free MiniCards or 50 free business cards from moo.com
  • 12 months free from Zendesk
  • 6 months free from MailChimp
  • BizSpark program Access to Microsoft software for developing and testing. Three years of free software, support, and visibility for startups. Microsoft Corporation created the BizSpark program to support entrepreneurship and help startups grow their business. By providing founders with access to leading technology products, business and technical support, and market visibility, Microsoft is assisting young companies in their early years, when they need it most.

 More than 50,000 startups from over 100 countries are enrolled in the program. The program was founded in November 2008.
 The three-year program provides startups with access to a global community of advisors, investors and partners as well as Microsoft software and services.
 More than 1500 BizSpark Network Partners assist startups through financial and legal assistance, mentoring, networking and business advice.
 Thirty-five percent of these members are in the U.S., with the remainder based internationally.

… and much more listed at http://startupweekend.rewardli.com/offers

Hope to see you there!








3rd edition, great partners!

We just wanted to say thank you to confirmed sponsors that make this event happen.

Neogen builds and invests in companies that democratize the world of work. With emphasis on mobile, we cover full time jobs,temporary work, tasks and deliveries, and specific verticals. We also invest in inspirational e-commerce.

  • BestJobs.ro – Job Board – BestJobs is the leading recruitment tool on the Romanian job market. With a powerful database of more than two and a half million resumes, BestJobs.ro is able to match in no time the best candidates with the newest job openings in every field of activity.
  • Kolektiva.com – Travel&Outdoor – Explore the world with Kolektiva! Search the hottest accomodation deals in your country or abroad and choose your next destination. Get the mobile app and book the best travel deals on the go!
  • Zumzi.com – Booking paltform – Zumzi is an online appointment booking service. Browse beauty salons, spas, health or other local services deals, check the pricing and availability, and book online appointments in a matter of seconds.

Telekom – Telekom Romania actively supports innovation, simplicity and competence according to the brand’s core values, thus its involvement in fully supporting start-ups comes natural. Telekom Romania has developed various platforms for start-up businesses and supports them through commercial offers which help them significantly reduce costs and provide access to online and consulting services. Moreover, the company supports entrepreneurship and start-ups through various partnerships for dedicated events and initiatives rolled out by the main tech hubs in Romania, as well as through various programs within the Deutsche Telekom Group.  Also, Telekom Romania is actively promoting start-ups’ access to programs developed through Deutsche Telekom’s incubator, hub:raum.

Fortech – Repeatedly included in Deloitte rankings of the fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe and EMEA, Fortech is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing software services companies in Romania. Fortech team currently numbers about 450 software development and QA engineers, experienced in essentially all major technology areas (.NET, Java, C/C++, PHP, Mobile etc.), several niche technologies (Cobol, Teamcenter etc.), manual and automated testing. The value we add results from a proven experience in building dedicated partnerships, strong internal processes and highly skilled IT professionals with quality-driven mindset.

Reea – We’ re an Interactive agency with over 15 years experience. #branding #PR # #2Danimation #smm #magento #drupal #mobileapps #UX #ruby #iOS

Products

IntegraSoft is a software and hardware design company specialized in Internet communication technologies, client-server and distributed systems and microprocessor-based systems used in power line and wireless communications.

Lateral. We create bridges between people and technology. Services: Design, Software Development Software, R&D, Mobile, Hardware, Games, Prototyping. Think Lateral Innovation. Innovation. Lateral Thinking is where we feel at home.

Zooku is one of the top website hosting companies from Romania. Beside hosting services, Zooku offers professional email, domain registration and a newsletter sending service through Sendmachine.com

Sponsors








Fortech as Platinum Sponsor @swmures

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1. Why have you decided to support Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is “home” to many talented people with an entrepreneurial mind. We are happy to support both internal and external such programs that foster innovation, exchange of ideas and co-creation of tech products and startups.
It’s a path we have ourselves walked. Moving from the clean sheet of paper to the forefront of IT services and now expanding our business to include software product development has been a journey with many key lessons. Hence our decision to support Statup Weekend and other similar initiatives.

2. Tell us more about your initiative Seed For Tech. What is it and why now?

Our interest in software product development coupled with the level of business maturity we have now achieved in terms of stability, expertise, management and brand positioning are determinant factors which led us to build Seed For Tech.
Shortly, this is an investment structure through which we provide seed funding, product development and go to market support to early stage companies and founders. Basically we partner with them in building the new venture.
With Seed For Tech, we are looking forward to interact and partner with founders and programs like Startup Weekend. The effervescence and creative bravery that surround those 54 hours of pitching and coding is amazing and we definitely want to be part of it.

Company Profile:

Repeatedly included in Deloitte rankings of the fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe and EMEA, Fortech is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing software services companies in Romania.
Fortech team currently numbers about 450 software development and QA engineers, experienced in essentially all major technology areas (.NET, Java, C/C++, PHP, Mobile etc.), several niche technologies (Cobol, Teamcenter etc.), manual and automated testing.
The value we add results from a proven experience in building dedicated partnerships, strong internal processes and highly skilled IT professionals with quality-driven mindset.
Hundreds of projects successfully delivered to more than 100 clients in Europe and the USA (among which T-Systems, Symantec, Pfizer Vienna eMarketing Centre and Renault Technocentre France) recommend Fortech as a reliable and trusted partner for the long term needs of our clients.