It’s just like a festival.. entrepreneurial festival

hey you,

The Startup Weekend experience can be often compared to one of a festival. One that’s made with loads of creativity & ideas, being entrepreneurship oriented and all about the community => You get to validate (or invalidate) your ideas in a safe environment while giving it a go at this whole entrepreneurship thing.

Because it is a community event and because it is a educational event we’d like everyone to take part. It does not matter what skills you master and neither does your background. At Startup Weekend everybody is important, everybody can have an idea (or not, and that’s also OK) and most important everybody can be part of one of the amazing teams working for the entire weekend.


You can find the pricing of the tickets below. To ensure a valuable experience for everyone @SWTimisoara, we’re partnering up with amazing mentors, great partners & a global community. The event is completely led by volunteers and the costs of the tickets goes to making sure you have: mentors from all over (yes, both local & international), great food, swag (who doesn’t love goodies), prizes and so much more.

If you’ve made it this far make sure you get your ticket here.

Feel free to ping us for any questions &/ suggestions.



Superhero in casual clothes

Yet, another day doesn’t pass without meeting an awesome mentor who will be present to guide you during the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara.

Adi PIca mentor SWTimisoara

Meet and greet Adi Pica, a superhero ready to save startup ideas. He does that by writing about Startups, tech and business in CEE in, a media outlet. He is also a Product Manager at Telenav, a place where he is changing the way people interact with their cars. Since 2013, Adi is a great global facilitator at Startup Weekend and above all Mentor at Spherik Accelerator which was nominated for one of the best supporters for Startups by Business Review in 2015.

He is an expert in MVP creations, lean startups and customer validation. He is going to come on handy and Adi will be more than pleased to help you with each and every area of your startup idea.

Get amazed by this cool bearded man’s energy at the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. You can get your early ticket from here:

Meet the Mentors: Vlad Isac

Vlad Isac

For those of you who don’t already know him, meet Vlad Isac. He is one of the mentors that will help you develop your startup in 54 hours at the event.

Vlad is a great support of the startup community in Timisoara with many projects in development, co-founder of hackTM and his own startup, Gesto. Besides that, he is involved in a lot of voluntary activities like CoderDojo Timisoara, organizing the first edition of StartUp Weekend Timisoara and much more.

He is also an online POS solution developer and coworking space owner.

When asked about his startup, Vlad said that: “Gesto is a smart stock control software, integrated with POS and ERP solutions, which leverage complex machine learning algorithms to output predictions for bakeries and fresh food retail, businesses that face a major level of specificity like high stock turnover caused by very short shelf life.”

Vlad will be a great mentor for this edition, and if you don’t believe us check what other people had to say about him:

I know Vlad from the Romanian startup community, we’ve met during How to Web where he represented Timisoara Startup Hub. I think his entrepreneurial experience with Gesto and his community development experience come hand in hand and make him a great professional to work with.

Bogdan Iordache – Advisor at Catwalk15

I’ve known Vlad for some time as a great supporter of the startup community in Timisoara. He’s a smart and highly energetic guy and I’d recommend him for his business acumen and his great entrepreneurial skills.

Philipp Kandal – General Manager EU / Head of Openstreetmap @ Telenav

Follow him on Twitter to find out more and if you want to meet him and be amazed by his creativity get your early ticket from here:

Elena Toscheva – Techstars fairy living in Spain

Today, we want to present you Elena Tosheva. She is one of the awesome peeps from Techstars who helped us to lay the foundation of the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. She is the Regional Manager for Techstars Startup Programs in Europe and works with a community of leaders from 28 countries.

Elena considers herself quite shy but she managed to start her own business when she was only seventeen years old. The business failed but she’s proud that she learned a lot with her team. She believes that the power comes from the people and that education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world.

Currently living in Spain, Elena has a vast background in entrepreneurship, business development, leadership and business strategy. Because of her vast knowledge in entrepreneurship, she was a Co-organizer for 2 months at Startup Weekend. Since November 2016, Elena is a global facilitator, always ready for action.

We are thrilled to have her on our side, to work with her and to share the same ideas: #NoTalkAllAction

Elena, we want to thank you for what you do!

Don’t forget to get a ticket and reserve your seat for this amazing edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. You can buy a ticket from here.

Awesome facilitator in the hood!

We have prepared an awesome surprize for you: our facilitator at the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara is  Filippos Protogeridis.

Filippos is from Greece and he is always ready to accept new challenges. Because of his creativity, Filippos is a product designer who works for several companies in creating awesome products. His work was featured on AWWWARDS, Abduzeedo, SiteInspire and Behance. He has plenty of skills in web development and web design. When Filippos was still a student, he co-founded the first Student Entrepreneurial organization in Athens, Greece.

He will be our facilitator for this event and will be the person who will help you understand the objectives, make you work in synergy with your team and materialize your startup idea. As usual, the Startup Weekend organizers have designated a facilitator that will contribute to the event in a very active and engaging way, supporting the local movement. This means he is a superhero always saving the world and ready to boost your energy.

Come and join us on our amazing 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara, starting on the 16th of June. You won’t be disappointed.
You can buy your early bird ticket from here.

Meet Wilson, our virtual colleague

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Wilson was preparing to for an important task:

To become our awesome colleague in order to help you to get all the information you needed for the next Startup Weekend Timisoara.

He was trained by the oldest masters to know all the answers to your questions. He has a vast knowledge in Startup Weekend news and he knows everything about the 6th edition of this event.

Let’s let him present himself and his knowledge.

“Hi, I’m Wilson and my main purpose is to come in handy. Here are just a few things I can do for you.
You can summon me by starting a chat with the page “Startup Weekend Timisoara” and press “Get started”. You can always get back to the main menu by typing “menu”, “go back to the menu” or a similar phrase.

I can answer various questions about this event like: is this a tech event? Let’s find out!

Quick question: do you know where this event will take place? The answer is at Cowork Timisoara. I can give you directions in order to be easier for you to get here.

I can answer many questions like:

  • Who can join?
  • Do I need a team?
  • What should I bring?

If I can’t find an answer for your questions, you can always talk with one of my masters by accessing the “Contact us” block.

So what are you waiting for? Go to the ticket section and buy your early bird ticket while is still hot.
See ya all!”

We are back and we have early tickets for you!

Summer is coming which means there are now less than 2 months until we open the doors on the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. As you already know, each year, we come better, faster, stronger, and bring you one of the most important events from Timisoara. It will take place from 16th – 18th of June, so you should save the date.

Another awesome announcement is that the early bird tickets are available. You can purchase them until May 9. There are 3 types of tickets: one for the techie, one for the creative type and last but not least, one for the amazing non-tech. There are limited seats for each type of participants.

So, “be an early bird” and get your ticket from here:

The concept is implemented in over 100 countries. The event has an educational purpose in terms of entrepreneurship and is based on the collaboration of participants with different working areas.

We have prepared plenty of surprises which await to be discovered by you.

Stay tuned for further updates, until then… 😀

#SWTimisoara team over and out!

Here’s what happened at #swcluj2017

This year Startup Weekend Cluj has reached its 6th edition and has become, once again, a place where young people met to exchange ideas, learn about entrepreneurship from the mentors and put the basis of their own business.

A weekend filled with energy, discussions & feedback sessions with mentors, has ended with the final presentations and awarding the winners of the 2017 edition. Out of 97 participants, 33 have pitched their ideas and, after the voting, 15 ideas were selected to get to the next stage.

StepUp – Kids gait abnormalities carefully monitored. It helps doctors keep a close eye on their patients. (Andrei Munteanu)

Psytera – A tool for psychoanalysts to better manage the interaction with their clients. It will improve time efficiency and convenience, and take psychology to a digital dimension. (Ion-Gheorghe Petrovai)

Get your garbage together – This is a project to raise awareness & make it easier for people to recycle and to get informed about ecology and the way in which humans affect nature. (Alexandru Tamas)

Restate – A platform for connecting people who are looking to buy a flat directly to the sellers, bypassing 3rd party intermediaries. (Despina Donca)

Din grădină (From the garden) – Gives the farmers the opportunity to sell their products online, being in direct contact with the buyer. (Ana Maria Seplecan)

Studmate – A platform for students where they can share info & other useful materials, depending on their field of interest. (Paul Chirila)

Hashiru – A local development platform where you can build your own app without having to learn to code. (Cosmin Hărănguș)

Jump in – Ride sharing for people living in the same neighbourhoods. (Eliza Nițoi)

Votespot – Contextual feedback made easy. A product which enables companies to get real time feedback from their customers, thus improving their services & staying ahead of the competition. (Vlad Mirel)

Venue Video – An entertainment system for a venue (bar, restaurant, etc), for people to watch livestreamed videos from other places around the world & have the opportunity to interact with people in other locations, using interactive games, advertising, etc. (David Altmayer)

PubJump – Aims to create a global platform for pub crawling to promote fun in an organized way. It would address 3 markets: the pub, the consumer and the brands. Bring new technology to the old centuries ”art” of pub crawling. (Gyula Nemeth)

Hobby Seeker – A platform for those who want to try new activities (hobbies) find other people with the same interests & do it together. (Andrei Vasilescu)

HoppaCar – A website that connects all the public transport companies in Romania with their clients. Sell & buy tickets, and plan your travel itinerary all in one place. It would address mainly people who travel between cities on a regular basis. (Adrian Buhai)

Teenera – Most people don’t know what career to choose, this is where Teenera comes to the rescue. It will provide users with their own career paths and assess what opportunities might lay ahead, in this particular direction. (Marian Alecu)

And the winners of Startup Weekend Cluj 2017 are:

  • Psytera – locul I
  • Grip App – locul II
  • Venue Video – locul III

The organizers of his edition of Startup Weekend Cluj are: Mircea Vadan, Adriana Pieptea, Andrada Todea, Cristina Juc, Roxana Rugina, Adrian Pica, Onisim Gabrian, Francisc Salamon, Flavia Tiloiu, Alexandru Selejan, Luiza Ivan, Larisa Lacatus, Cristina Tare, Mark Filipas.

We are really grateful to the lovely people who have agreed to share their own experience with the teams as mentors: Sebastian Campos Groth – Program Manager @ Techstars, Erik Barna – Founder & CEO @ Life is Hard, Florin Muresan – Founder & CEO @ Squirrly, Alex Burciu – Software Development Manager, Florian Gheorghe – Layer & Angel Investor, Adrian GhearaTech Startups Advisor & Investor, Andrei Firoiu – Co-Founder @ CoWork Timisoara, Lucian Despoiu – Founder & CEO @ Majoritas, Tsvetelina Yordanova – Graphic Designer, Madalin Craciun – Lead UX Designer @ mReady, Roxana Rugina – Program Facilitator @ Spherik Accelerator. The event was hosted by Galin Zhelyazkov – Advisory Board Member @ Beehive.

This whole weekend wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors: Telenav, mReady, Spherik Accelerator & Life is Hard, and partners: Engager, Techsylvania, Tech Open Air, Pioneers, Login, Webit, How to Web, Wolves Summit, Cluj Cowork, Cluj Hub, Impact Hub Cluj-Napoca, Symme 3D & Cheerup, whom we are deeply grateful for.

If you want to say Hi, you can reach us at, or find & follow us on social media: SWCluj.

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.