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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#SWTimisoara: The Jettison

Jettison: to cast (cargo, supplies, etc.) overboard or out so

 as to lighten or stabilize a vessel or aircraft in an emergency.

Payload_fairing_jettisonWe’ve had quite an enthusiastic liftoff on Friday evening at the opening of Startup Weekend Timisoara 4th edition. As you would expect, a rain of information fell down on everyone; names, terms, faces, ideas–it poured on us. All for the best: we got connected, we’ve shared our 1 million dollars ideas and most of all, we’ve learned by doing.

Saturday came with the speed of light. Breakfast, coffee, chit-chat, then off to work. The 9 teams were still trying to figure out their way through. The business model canvas was still a headache generator. Some have migrated to other groups; most have polished their initial ideas and managed to implement bits of it.

It was time to jettison the bad and incorporate the good–they needed a serious mentoring session. The 9 mentors have advised the teams in marketing, tech and design issues. They have even challenged them to get to customer validation without having the product ready. And some of the teams succeeded: GoLivery has actually earned money!

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The outcome of the mentoring session was easy to observe. The venue at #SWTimisoara has also contributed to this. Ambasada feels like home–you can either focus in a corner of the room, join the team work or have a chilled conversation outside the terrace.

The evening was booked for entertainment. A dinner on the Bega river bank  and a stroll in the city center prolonged our quality time together. But of course, it wouldn’t have been a true Startup Weekend experience without a party! Some beers and 80-90s remixes have concluded a productive day.

It’s Sunday, so this means we’re getting closer to the end of our journey. Stay tuned to find out how the story ends!








SWTimisoara #4: The Liftoff

After months of coordinated preparations, crafting stories and organizing info sessions, running after deals and contracts, but most of all, trying to make a journey for the upcoming startup adventurers, it’s finally here: Startup Weekend Timisoara is ready for the liftoff!

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Timid faces waiting in line at the registration desk, wondering whether the M size for T-shirt or the ‘non-tech’ tag fits them, energetic future entrepreneurs, skilled pitchers, mature professionals, bright minded students–these would be the words for the people we’ve met on the first day of our event.

Yet, they all possess one special trait: the thrive for new experiences. And they sure do a delicious mix!

Screen Shot 2015-05-09 at 11.40.21Our Binary Star facilitator, Gwight Dunning has introduced them in the science behind Startup Weekend. In the attempt of entertaining and informing at the same time, he has managed to keep things on the right track.

Another vivid presence on the scene was Josef Dune, who shared some weighty startup lessons from his personal experience with Babelverse.

Half Baked was quite some fun to watch–and even more fun to explain. As you can see, the keywords were less than ordinary. Nonetheless, it was both an energizer and a think outside the box exercise. All credits go to our awesome facilitator for that!

We think that the pitching session was one of the most rewarding parts of the evening. Almost 20 pitches have fed the curiosity in the room, ranging from grocery purchase and delivery to job recruitment and medical history apps or online streaming platforms for coders. Of course, the ‘Uber for’ and ‘Siri-like’ ideas were not missed.

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However, only half of the intial ptiches managed to form teams around them. They have gone from ecstasy to agony and back in trying to tailor their startup idea according to their resources and team brainstorming results.

At around 10 o’clock, three teams were still trying to fill in the business model canvas. Downstairs, a squat was deliberately cleaning their vocabulary and imagination during a Cards Against Humanity session that lasted until closing. Outside, the terrace offered room for philosophical debates & jokes. Ambasada surely had plenty of room for all of us!

And let’s not forget that all of these wouldn’t have been possible without our supportive sponsors and partners!

This would sum up the first day of our journey. Stay tuned to see the outcome of Startup Weekend Timisoara 4th edition story!

 








The rules of Startup Weekend

Fiindcă următorul eveniment e dupa colț, astăzi ne vom uita peste planul de desfășurare 🙂

STARTUP WEEKEND este o mișcare susținută de GOOGLE menită sa inspire și să ajute tinerii antreprenori să învete bazele fondării unui Startup.

Fie că ai deja o idee de afacere, îți dorești să nu depinzi de un job convențional sau pur și simplu vrei să experimentezi lucruri noi care să te ajute să te dezvolți personal și profesional poți să te înscrii și să petreci un weekend productiv alături de noi.

Planul e următorul :

 Vineri:

  • participanții care au deja o idee de business își prezintă ideile în fața tuturor participanților în 60 de secunde.
  • Toți participanții votează ideea/ideile care le-au placut, așa că fiecare participant care si-a pitchuit ideea va trebui să își atragă votanții și oamenii care să facă parte din echipa lui
  •  Ideile cu cele mai multe voturi urmează să fie dezvoltate iar pentru asta se formeaza echipe în jurul lor. Marimea echipei diferă, au fost și echipe de 3 persoane dar și de 11 persoane.

Dacă cineva are o idee în care crede cu tărie, dar care nu a fost foarte populară poate, totuși, să încerce să își constituie o echipă din participanții din sală sau, de ce nu…să profite de atmosfera motivantă și să își dezvolte chiar el/ea ideea.

Toată lumea e invitată să participe la evenimentul nostru. Credem că fiecare participant are cel puțin un skill care în face special. Secretul e să fim atenți și să comunicăm unii cu alții. Fără disciminare!

  • Există 3 categorii de participanți: developers, designers și business (marketing, sales, comunicare, business development .etc), deci daca ești programator și nu știi oameni de business ai ocazia să îi întâlnești și să îi convingi să lucreze pentru ideea ta. La fel, dacă ai nevoie de un programator pentru ca ideea ta să prindă viață poți găsi un asemena profesionist  între ceilalți participanți. În felul acesta toate ideile au șanse egale să devină business-uri adevarate.

Dacă ai prieteni care îți susțin ideea și care vor să se implice în dezvoltarea ei poți să vii cu o parte din echipă deja formată, ba chiar beneficiați și de un discount.

 Ce fel de idei sunt acceptate?

In principiu ideile pe online, mobile, tehnologie, inginerie, medical tech sau legal sunt mai ușor de materializat în 52 h, cu toate acestea pot fi prezentate și idei din alte arii, idei de business-uri offline.

In cazul în care ideea ta are aplicabilitate mai mare offline e recomandat ca pe parcursul weekendului sa te concentrezi pe livrabilele de comunicare sau servicii de care are nevoie ideea ta (de exemplu: site-ul web, aplicația mobilă pe care vrei să o folosești etc).

Nu acceptam idei la care s-a lucrat deja. E în regulă sa faci research, sa discuti cu diferite persoane despre ideea ta, sa analizezi ideea din toate punctele de vedere, dar e important sa nu fi  implementat deja vreo componentă. In felul acesta fiecare echipă va porni din acelasi punct.

Sambata :

  • vei lucra efectiv la idee de afacere, împreună cu echipa și vei primi ajutor și sfaturi de la mentori. Pentru această etapă fiecare echipă își aduce laptop, extra monitor și ce mai crede că îi este necesar. Noi vom asigura conexiunea la rețeaua electrică și accesul la internet. Spațiul de lucru va fi Biblioteca Facultății de Inginerie a Universității Petru Maior.
  • în această zi vom recomanda validarea ideei (customer validation) care se realizează prin interviuri pe teren cu potentiali clienti, chestionare și orice altă metodă prin care vei considera că poți să primești un feedback la ideea pe care o dezvolți.
  • pentru a simplifica planul de materializare a ideii tale iți vom sugera crearea unui model de business. Pentru asta de obicei, participanții folosesc un model simplificat( Business Model Canvas) care cuprinde toate aspectele unui business și care te va ajuta să economisești timp.
  • în același timp echipa va trebui să lucreze la implementarea ideii, la crearea unui prototip. practic să pună în aplicare modelul de business creat. Avand in vedere ca timpul e scurt, este destul de dificil sa finalizați de aplicat planul și să dezvoltați până la forma finală site-ul, aplicația sau ce v-ați propus să faceți, de aceea încurajăm fiecare echipă să realizeze măcat un prototip (proof of concept, landing page, website cu dummy data) al produsului final.
  • în paralel ați putea începe chiar și promovarea ideei și puteți încerca deja să faceți vânzări.
  • Mentorii vor sta la dispoziția echipelor pe tot parcursul weekendului conform unei planificări. Fiecare sesiune de mentoring va dura aproximativ 30 de minute pentru fiecare echipă cu fiecare mentor în parte.

Cine sunt mentorii?

Mentori sunt antreprenori de succes, investitori sau profesioniști cu experiență în dezvotarea unui startup sau în finanțarea unui aseamenea tip de afacere. Unii dintre ei și-au vândut deja startup-urile unor mari compani.  Lista de mentori o gasești aici:http://www.up.co/communities/romania/targumures/startup-weekend/5388#event-coaches

 Duminica:

  • veți lucra în continuare la implementarea planului, la dezvoltarea și la implementarea idei în echipă și cu ajutorul mentorilor.
  • spre finalul zilei va trebui să pregatiți pitch-ul final, adică prezentarea reușitelor de pe parcursul weekendului
  •  la final fiecare echipă își va prezenta idea si ce a reusit sa facă (modelul de business, validare clienților, prototipurile produselor)
  • urmează ca juriul, format din mentori în principal, să aleagă câstigătorii și să înmâneze premiile pentru munca depusă de echipe.
  •             După jurizare și premii toată gașca de participanți e poftită la PARTY!

După ce criterii se jurizează?

  • criterii de jurizare: Business Model, Customer Validation, Design & Implementation

 Ce premii vor fi?

Premiile oferite nu sunt premii menite sa ajute cat mai mult startup-urile dupa eveniment, cum ar fi:

  • oportunitate de a te intalni si prezenta ideea in cadrul unui accelerator de afaceri si posibilitate de a fi acceptat in programul de incubare/accelerare. Acceptarea intr-un astfel de program inseamna ca acceleratorul investeste in echipa, iti ofera mentoring si relatii, oportunitate de finantare ulterioara
  • hosting,
  • free pass program accelerare SeedForTech
  • consultanta, mentoring
  •  bilete la conferinte sau hackatons (Techsylvania)

            De ce sa participi? Ce castigi?

  • cel mai important castig este the learning experince. Inveti ce inseamna sa iti faci un startup intr-un mod practic, ajungi sa treci prin multe situatii specifice lansarii unei afaceri, si asta intr-un timp foarte scurt
  • inveti ceva nou. Au fost participanti care fac ceva in viata de zi cu zi si la SW au facut total altceva. De ex. sunt progranatori si la event au mers pe strada sa vb cu potentiali clienti
  • Cunosti potentiali parteneri de afaceri, poti cunoaste persoane din arii de care ai nevoie pentru dezvoltarea afacerij tale si altfel nu ai putea sa ii abordezi asa usor. De asemenea lucrezi efectiv in echipa, poti vedea exact care e chimia dintre membrii ei, sinergia echipei si astfel poti sa iti dai seama cum iti doresti sa evolueze echipa ta.
  • poti sa iti lansezi efectiv o afacere. Sunt startup-uri care au pornit de la un eveniment SW: Zaarly, FoodSpotting, Babelverse
  • Ai ocazia sa faci networking cu persoane influente si de success, poti cunoaste potentiali investitori
  • e o experienta din care inveti lucruri noi despre tine, te dezvolti si castigi mult mai mult decat ai castiga intr-un weekend obisnuit…in care cei mai multi dintre noi ies in oras/pub/club 🙂







Zenith to Guide the Upcoming Startup Adventurers

Zenith: point directly above your head in the night sky.

Since the ancient times, people have always perused the sky, whether for orientation, future predictions or simply a bench they could relate to.

Josef Dune, mentor and speaker at the 4th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara is constantly looking for and providing benchmarks in his career. He is the co-founder and CEO of Babelverse, where he aimis to bring seamless communication between all languages.

Currently based in London, Josef follows his professional pursue, exploring user experience and accessibility, which, in his opinion, is something that should be at the forefront of any decision.

On a daily basis, he enjoys travelling, meeting and experiencing new cultures, cooking and experimenting with cuisine, throwing himself down a mountain on skis or a snowboard and overall just enjoying himself and living the mysterious journey of life.

He will be sharing his exotic startup experiences this weekend at Startup Weekend Timisoara. Get inspired, build stuff that matters!

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Latest Updates to Get You Yearning for More

 

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What would you do if you could buy only one of these three icecreams to satisfy your appetite for an entire summer?

Just try to imagine yourself drooling while running, vividly grasping it with your hand and almost sensing the texture of a sweet, cooling, low-fat desert.

You could save each drop of that smooth, bittersweet strawberry flavour if you’d be on time.

Hurry up and get your last minute ticket because this is the only Startup Weekend Timisoara edition this year! 

We’ll be meeting on the 8-10th of May at Ambasada, which means that you only have a couple of days to save all that awesomeness from melting away.

Your ticket is here:

http://swtimisoara.eventbrite.com/

 








Virtual Creation Comes to Life at #SWTimisoara

We have recently told you about Proton, the tech savvy and entrepreneur that will be mentoring at Startup Weekend Timisoara 4th edition. His name is Calin Brandabur and he is known in the local community due to his ambitious project for home automation and many other hardware experiments.

Uniqueness has always raised interest. On this special occasion, Calin’s brand new project Symme3D has allowed us to take that trait a little bit further: we have 3D printed trophees for the most challenging projects at #SWTimisoara!

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And that’s not all. We will also exhibit the ‘maker’ at our event!

His various experiments have proven that the promising printer executes unparallelled fast and accurate designs for home use. Moreover, the purpose of the 3D printed products vary from motorcycle components to jewelry. Well, that’s what you call a useful household appliance!

Don’t miss the chance to taste a bit of the Startup Weekend Timisoara experience, get your last minute ticket here:

http://swtimisoara.eventbrite.com/

Are we there yet?

 

 

 








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.








Albedo Sets Light on Beauty and Mentors

Albedo: The albedo of an object is how much light it reflects. A perfect reflector such as a mirror would have an albedo of 100, the moon has an albedo of 7, and the Earth has an albedo of 36.

It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yet, it takes talent to enhance looks and create unicity using just some clicks and lots of imagination.

Silviu Runceanu is an experienced UI/UX designer who has spent his last 12 years on learning and actually doing appealing design for various purposes.

His latest goal was to become an expert in building sites. If it is to evaluate his accomplishments, we would give him a 100 in an albedo scale.

As a Startup Weekend Timisoara mentor, our precious Albedo will help you put the spotlight on your idea. He’s also a startup mentor and a serial entrepreneur, so he’s just doubled up his skills: designing for business. Oh, and he likes sweets. Make it triple!

Wait no more, meet him at Startup Weekend!

Just in case you haven’t booked your seat yet:

http://swtimisoara.eventbrite.com/

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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!