#SWTimisoara 4th edition: The Universal Facilitator is Here!

Binary star: a star which is actually made up of two stars orbiting each other.

Meet Dwight Gunning, our binary star. Why is that, you may ask. Well, we’ve attributed that specific Universe element to him because he combines both tech and entrepreneurship expertise. Just like two specialists in one.

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Dwight has a special role at our 4th edition: he’s our event facilitator. Facilitators a core part of the Startup Weekend model, as every Startup Weekend event must have a Certified Startup Weekend Facilitator to help ensure the event is run successfully.

Dwight is an Australian software engineer and entrepreneur currently based in Amsterdam. A technologist at heart, he has launched several web and mobile companies in the fields of transport and education. He has also been active as a Startup Weekend organizer and facilitator since 2010.

You can meet our binary star at the 4h edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara!

Book your seat here:

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Meet Planetary Nebula, Our Rocket-Science Mentor at SWTimisoara #4!

Planetary Nebula: a nebula of gas surrounding a star.

We have attributed this cosmic element to Alejandru Roja, our mentor at Startup 462561_272083406262108_1902287747_oWeekend Timisoara 4th edition. According to the legend in the kids’Astronomy dictionary, a Planetary Nebula is the soft surrounding blanket on a powerful planet. Well, the same is Alex in this context: he is the closest and the friendliest to the wide and bright science of entrepreneurship.

Alexandru is a PhD in Management and Lecturer in various startup-core subjects such as strategic management, business administration, strategic analysis, enterprise development strategies, managerial and entrepreneurial simulations at West University of Timișoara.

Not anyone gets to be as easy-going in matters of business without deeply knowing it first. Thus, Alexandru has done various research on innovative and entrepreneurial potential in the IT industry and the development of strategic organizational capabilities to cope with the complexity of the current business environment.

Moreover, he is the developer of Envisioning project analyzing the relationships between economy, technology and society for a smart strategic development, anticipation and understanding of the main global trends.

You can benefit from his wisdom by being a part of the 4th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara.

Hurry up, book your seat to get aboard!

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Startup Weekend Timisoara 1st day: the pitches

Friday’s pitches at Startup Weekend Timisoara

The competition has been running up tight this evening, as almost half of the participants have pitched their startup ideas which have proven to be highly creative, challenging and most of all, courageous!

There were 15 brilliant ideas, but only the most brilliant of the `brilliantest` have managed to gather valuable professionals around them and form multi-specialised teams.

By the evening, 8 nice and happy teams were exchanging ideas, each and everyone contributing with its unique startup vision to this Startup Weekend extravaganza!

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Stay tooned to find out which teams will launch startups with promising perspectives!

 

 

 

 

 








Startup Weekend Timisoara has officially begun

Ladies and gents, the much-awaited, deeply-desired long weeking is finally HERE! The 3rd edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara has officially begun.

We started this awesome ‪#‎SWTimisoara edition by warming up with pizza, drinks and chats .
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Right after this, ‪#‎SWTimisoara talks have begun with the welcoming presentation of our host Adrian Pica and the inspirational talk of Professor Ambrahamsson on startup challenges.

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What we learned? Build stuff that matters!

 








Countdown has started! Next batch of mentors announced!

There are only 3 days left until the big event!  Let me introduce you to the next batch of cool mentors that are going to help you get your startup up and running!

f7b1b897928441d49c46250873fcac36Silviu Runceanu
Visual UX+UI Designer

Visual UX+UI Designer with more than a decade of experience. Works with countless Startups all over the world.

 

8f4091084305429e89e4965aece935e8Irina Marinescu
Marketing Strategist

Irina has 9 years experience in Product & Marketing Strategy and worked with Top 3 Internet Goods companies.

3ce313296b13983379aa65b8f4eafc97Marius Mocian
Head of Sales @ HipMenu

Marius is head of sales at hipMenu, the marketplace for food delivery at you office and home. They are present in Cluj-Napoca and just launched in Timisoara, planning to expand in all Romania and beyond. He is an active member of Cluj-Napoca’s startup community, mentoring different startups in the region. He can help you with sales, business development and business strategy.

5ef8bcbf8c5a4d78bb2e45293ba281a4Grigorios Chatzikostas
Business Development Manager in BioSense Center

Grigoris works as a Business Development Manager in BioSense Center, trying to set up win-win collaborations among researchers, ICT companies and end-users. His experience includes writing (sometimes successful) proposals for EU funding and coordinating large-scale projects for the introduction of ICTs in agriculture and environmental monitoring. In the past 12 years he has managed projects of total value of ~30 mEUR. If you meet him in person, he will immediately start pitching about his current project, FRACTALS, an accelerator for SMEs and startups, which offers 50-150 kEUR (equity-free!) to teams with the best ideas for apps in the agrifood domain. He dreams of a world where geeks and farmers speak the same language…

b313800660d44b639d9a982a50ba25e9Calin Brandabur
CEO and Founder Casa-Automata.com

Entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, senior software architect, software development workflow analyst with over 15 years experience in software industry, working with several fortune 500 companies, bootstrapped several start ups all over the world mainly United States of America.

So? Did you get your ticket? http://www.eventbrite.com/e/timisoara-startup-weekend-3-14-16nov-tickets-13522073887

More information here: http://timisoara.startupweekend.org








First prizes and GSB

Pretty cool prizes are up for grabs at Startup Weekend Timisoara!

Besides an awesome team, a crazy ride down the experience lane and tons of applauds, here is a glimpse of what one of the winning teams will get their hands on:

– one Alcatel One Touch Pop C5

– one Alcatel One Touch Pop C7

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This is not all! Place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at Startup Weekend Timisoara, this moves you into the Regional Round of Global Startup Battle! Isn’t that awesome?

Here’s how it works:  This year attendees have the opportunity to compete in themed tracks that offer different prizes, resources, and judges!

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Champions Track: The Champions Track will showcase the best of every city and Region. To compete in this Track your team must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at your local Startup Weekend. Learn more.

Startup Women Track: We’re honored to support building diversity with a Track focused on women entrepreneurs and highlighting their work and talents. The Startup Women Track drives participation at all levels by accepting teams that have a female founder, led by a woman, or consisting of 50% or more women members. Learn more.

Education, Empowered Track: From improving the way we learn to increasing access to education, we’re looking at you to join us in creating a world where everyone is empowered to be a thinker and a maker. Education, Empowered Track is sponsored by General Assembly. Learn more.

Do the KIND Thing Track: Bring your socially impactful ideas to Do the KIND Thing Track. With commitment to social entrepreneurship with impact, this Track focus is to make the world a little kinder, one act or idea at a time. This Track is powered by KIND Healthy Snacks. Learn more.

The Innovator’s Track: The .CO Innovators Track is calling all Startup Weekend teams that are launching their brilliant ideas on a .CO domain. Prizes for this Track include a trip to Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH Festival – the best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company. This Track is powered by .CO. Learn more.

Stay tooned to find out more!

All there is left do to now is for you to get your ticket. And as you remember, we’ve got limited tickets.

To read more about our event click here.








Meet the breakfast

Delibox.ro and Startup Weekend Timisoara have prepared for you  four delicious recipes  for breakfast. The  mixes are called premium because each sachet contains 60% fruit, seeds, nuts or various walnuts and 40%muesli.
This way, each mix has a delicious and unique fruit taste, energy offered by seeds / peanuts / nuts and fiber provided by cereal flakes.
The four mixes are :

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Morning Fresh(with intense citrus flavor, and the energy of aloe vera),

Tropical Delight (pineapple, papaya and goji)

Power Nuts ( intense flavored berries, almonds and cashews).

 

Check our page and remember to register: http://timisoara.startupweekend.org

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#SWTimisoara Mentors Update

Our mentors list is getting bigger and better! We doing our best so that you can enjoy the Startup Weekend Timisoara experience; therefore, we are trying to bring together high-profile professionals who can lead you in the process.

7d13904ea97b44cdadbeefdb1f66972aPekka Abrahamsson
Full professor and Dean of Computer Science faculty at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Can help you with: Lean Startup, business Modeling, Rasperry Pi Hardware Projects

Working as a full professor and Dean of computer science in Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy. From my professorship in University of Helsinki, Finland.
Former Chief Scientits of SINTEF. Lean Startup fan.

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Managing Partner Ascent Group

Adela is the co-founder and managing partner of Ascent Group, a consulting group of companies with headquarters in Romania and 7 offices in 4 countries within Eastern Europe. Adela studied both Economics and Law and also attended various scholarships abroad, in the USA, Germany and Belgium. 10 years ago, after 8 years of working in multinational companies and international consulting firms, Adela decided to move to enterpreneurship by launching a consulting group of companies that is advising entrepreneurs and managers who are starting new businesses or relocating business in the region. Her group of companies is providing legal, tax and HR consulting services for start-ups, but also business developement and training services for major companies. Over the years Adela advised more than 100 business start-ups and business developments in countries likee Romania, Moldova, Serbia and Bulgaria, in various fields of activity, such as: manufacturing, logistics, banking and financial services, IT services, trade, etc.

Do not miss the opportunity of getting mentorship from professionals with valuable experience!

Register here!








Black Friday

Guys and girls, Black Friday deals are here!

There is only one more week left until #SWTimisoara and the clock is ticking. So, whether you are a developer, designer or non-technical, today all tickets are only 35euros! We want everyone to come and express their ideas for Startup Weekend Timisoara, and build up their startups in 54 hours.

Tickets are limited, so hurry up and get your ticket NOW!

Don’t forget the promotional code: SWBLACKFRIDAY

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To beard or not to beard?

Movember is here, everyone!

Prepare yourself because the place you want to be on 14-16 Movember is at Startup Weekend Timisoara! And this is why you should attend:

– uber-cool mentors

– most awesome venue

– great participants

– it’s weekend, have some fun

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Here are some awesome facts about beards:

– Beards make you 63% more likely to win staring contests

– Fits on your face

– Science has shown that beards rarely sleep

– Stroking of beard increases creative power

– Quadruples handsomeness

Tickets for you and your beard here!