Let’s talk about the organizing team

Andrada Olteanu

Andrada is the communication mastermind, always ready to help you and give you creative ideas. She was a proud (exchange) student of Østfold University College and she participated in her first Startup Weekend program in Stockholm, participating in the creation process of an amazing shooter game.
In the last few years, she volunteered in more than 3 associations and she currently works as a marketing specialist for RQM Certification considering herself the jack of all trades in the company.

Andrei Munteanu

Andrei is #allOverThePlace and everyone knows that. If there’s a cool tech event in Timisoara and you don’t see Andrei, something bad must have happened and somebody should call him immediately. He is the one who coordinates this year’s edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara.
Energetic and ambitious, he is the co-founder and event wizard at Cowork Timisoara, the perfect space for startups and freelancers in Timisoara. Also, he is a global startup weekend facilitator for more than 2 years now.

Dragos Damian

Meet our colleague and friend Dragos, an energetic young man ready to come with the craziest ideas. He is the one who adds the funny stuff in the process.
This creative guy is the master of web technologies, currently working as a front-end developer for a big IT company: NTT Data. In his spare time, he is a CoderDojo mentor, helping kids learn how to code, make websites and, most important, have fun in the process

Madalina Soit

Mada is our logistics lady, ready to make a spreadsheet with new things we have to do or buy.
She is preoccupied about the environment, volunteering for a cause named “Borcanul cu ulei” and, of course, for startup weekend programs. Currently working as a Marketing specialist at VI, dreams of starting her own startup soon.

Alex Bordea

Alex is the man who cold-called and wrote emails to everyone in order to find the perfect partners. He managed to do this successfully and we couldn’t be more proud of our partners.
He is the founder of Digital Mushroom, a marketing and advertising company in Timisoara, where he (and his team) finds solutions for any aspect related to your business image.

Gabriel Minca

Meet Gabi, the down to earth person from the group. He is the mastermind behind our sidekick facebook bot, Wilson. If you didn’t meet our virtual colleague yet, check this out. Gabi is working as an escalation engineer for Toluna, a marketing / IT company. He found out about the Startup Weekend program from college and instantly became obsessed with it. In his spare time, he likes to learn about mobile technologies, especially Android.

Bogdana Zadic

Bogdana is our networking girl. She is the one who always knows a person in every company from Timisoara. Currently, she is a software developer for NTT Data, passionate about books, good movies and travel. Working with her, you’ll be surprised how ridiculously efficient she is and we are glad to have her (and her pug) on our side. And she writes amazing articles 🙂

If you want to meet them and be amazed of this awesome event they created, get your ticket from here. Don’t forget that the early bird tickets will be available only until 24.05 so hurry up!








Meet the Mentors: Eduard Boka

Meet Eduard, one of the mentors you’ll meet at the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. His area of expertise includes leadership, marketing skills and knowledge about how to create a better future for ourselves. He will help you find the inner problem you want to actually resolve and make you see the startup from a different perspective. Together you’ll pivot your idea until you’ll be sure you’ll want to spend all your time on it. Also, he will share his experience with failed projects that he made, the importance of those and the experience he got creating products that saved millions of dollars for his clients.

Eduard is the manager of Demoki Interactive, a group of companies united under the same goal: to create digital solutions used by thousands of people. One of the best projects he made is coPrinted, a service that empowers the users to create the most amazing and affordable printable PDF files with ease. The users can select from a variety of designs and add other colors, fonts and pictures to make it personal.

Working also as a web developer for a long period of time, Eduard is the combination of a code machine and a manager with a creative, free spirit. He loves technology, marketing and to explore new ideas in the hunt for the next big service or product.

We are proud to have Eduard on our side, as a mentor and Demoki Interactive as a silver partner.
We are sure you want to meet Eduard so don’t hesitate and book your early ticket while you can.








Meet the businessman, Mihai

The mentor announcements continue with Mihai Mihaiescu, another super mentor at this year’s edition of Startup Weekend Timişoara.

He is a business analyst, project management hero and co-founder at Asgard Systems, a company specialized in high-end computer systems for the enterprise environment. Over time, Mihai has implemented over 100 business analysis and process optimization projects in partnership with companies of all sizes. Mihai is a guru in business development, involved with the local community, often having awesome workshops at @Startup Coffee Timisoara.

He will help you better understand your startup idea, validate it and inspire you when you need to pivot. Apart from being an entrepreneur, he’s an expert in business analysis and consultancy, process optimization and information system architecture.

You can meet him in person at Startup Weekend Timisoara #6. Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/TicketsSWTimisoara6








Meet the Mentors: Alexandru Ghiura

Another day, another amazing mentor! Meet Alexandru Ghiura, a super-human who will teach you how to visualize your project and design a product that will spark an unknown desire in people’s hearts. 

We chose him because of his experience and skills. One of them is a natural ability to inspire people and make them work flawlessly on a common goal. Also, he likes to break projects to the basics to make them easier to understand and scale.

Day by day, you can find him in a software company, TIBCO, working as a manager – software engineering.

One of his latest creations is a startup named Coderbox where he is a co-founder. The company aims to help people evolve and find their dream tech job. One of the cool way he does this is by organizing meetups with people who are already in the dream position.

If you want to meet him in person and get inspired by him, reserve your seat at the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara http://bit.ly/TicketsSWTimisoara6








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.

OverAndOut,

#SWTimisoaraTeam








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 150sec.com, 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: http://bit.ly/TicketsSWTimisoara6








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: http://bit.ly/TicketsSWTimisoara6.








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!”