StepFWD your Business Model

This article is part of the 8-part series of evergreen topics that all startup founders are confronted with. It is based on what the mentors actually teach startups during the StepFWD pre-accelerator.  Our thanks go to Mircea Vadan, Managing Partner at Activize and board member at Cluj Startups, Spherik, T.A.N., and FreshBlood, for helping founders choose their pricing and monetization strategy!  Let’s begin The business model depends on the focus

StepFWD your Customer Development

This article is part of the 8-part series of evergreen topics that all startup founders are confronted with. It is based on what the mentors actually teach startups during the StepFWD pre-accelerator.  Our thanks go to Letitia Stefan CEO at Nifty Learning & Raluca Apostol CPO at Nestor, for helping founders be prepared to talk to their customers!  Let’s begin The best founders maintain a direct relationship with their customers,

StepFWD your Startup Legal Mechanics

This article is part of the 8-part series of evergreen topics that all startup founders are confronted with. It is based on what the mentors actually teach startups during the StepFWD pre-accelerator.  Our thanks go to Tudor Stanciu & Paul Babus, part of the Digital 2 Law team, for helping founders be legally prepared!  Let’s begin Having to think about the legal aspects when starting a startup is one of

StepFWD Stories – Lopi.AI

The first startup in the series about our incredible 2020 cohort is Lopi.Ai, SAAS-based API. We help customers of online stores find their wanted products easily, provide visual search capabilities and enhance product discoverability. The Team behind the startup  Lopi.Ai has a diverse team based in Bucharest and Brasov, Romania. The company started with 3 founders, Andrei Dore (CTO), Andrei Pirvulescu (CEO), and Cristina Oprea (COO). All of them are

StepFWD Stories – Licenseware

Licenseware is the software asset management app ecosystem. The Team behind the startup  Software is eating the world. It’s been less than a century since the first modern theory of software. We’ve gone such a long way, so fast. It’s hard for us to imagine now, how the world used to work before computers. Businesses are being disrupted worldwide, and remaining relevant, every company needs to become a software company.

StepFWD Stories – Dahna

Curious about the 2020 Cohort startups? Next in line is Dahna.  DAHNA is the first application for the heart diet that prevents cardiovascular and associated diseases by assigning personalized daily menus according to the cardio-metabolic profile. It is created with the expertise of cardiologists and nutritionists. In addition, it is your hologram expert and integrated into augmented reality, a guide throughout the nutrition process from the moment you choose what

StepFWD Stories – Weddplanner

The 2020 Cohort has a lot of flavors. Today, we have in the spotlight Weddplanner, the platform created in the form of a guide that contains essential tools and all the steps necessary to plan a wedding The Team behind the startup  Hi. I’m Tania. My husband and I are very passionate about software development and finding efficient solutions to day to day problems, in general. We love building stuff

StepFWD Stories – Acertivo

Let’s explore our amazing 2020 cohort. In the spotlight for today is Acertivo,  the Mindest Fitness Gym for productivity in the workplace and beyond. The Team behind the startup  Hi guys. I’m Toni Gherca. I started Acertivo almost a year ago, together with two other co-founders: Irina Paraschiv, our Lead Scientist, and Lucian Ghinda, in charge of software engineering. Currently, my role is primarily in Product Management. This is our

StepFWD Stories – Drill.io

In the spotlight for this edition of the 2020 Cohort Showcase is Drill.io .  Drill.io (thedrill.io) is a web platform that helps companies document, apply, and track their internal processes and procedures so that their teams can always rely on relevant, updated information. The Team behind the startup  Drill.io (thedrill.io) was founded by Doru Arfire and Ana Dragnea. Doru has been developing technology for more than 20 years. His main

StepFWD Stories – Better Speech Coach

Our next amazing startup from 2020 Cohort is Better Speech Coach, a safe space that empowers you to overcome your public speaking fear. The Team behind the startup  I’m Teo and I am a public speaking trainer at Better Speech Coach.  Over the last few years, I have gained experience in areas such as recruitment, training and coaching and I noticed that oftentimes, the people around me were afraid to