StepFWD Stories – Epic Visits

One of our cool startups from the 2019 cohort is Epic Visits. Epic Visits is the booking platform dedicated to thematic and unconventional stays for memorable experiences. Why did you pick this project to work on? In January 2019, we opened a thematic apartment that recreates the story of a family from the communist period. You can call it a living museum. The project helped us understand two things:  It’s

StepFWD Stories – Maponia

Maponia helps transport & logistics companies increase their ROI offering truck drivers time and autonomy by efficient route planning. Why did you pick this project to work on? Having a common hobby, me and my partner had the opportunity to travel in the truck cabin. Thus, we discovered how many challenges the truck drivers have during the trip. And we decided to help them by bringing the technology in the

StepFWD Stories – Jobflex

In the spotlight for today is Jobflex, the ecosystem that brings companies and employees closer through flexible work. Why did you pick this project to work on? Having worked in flexible cultures for over 13 years, I’ve seen the wonders that the right tools, processes, and mindset can do for recruiting and retaining the best talent. Also, as a mother to a three-year-old and a carer for my family, I

StepFWD Stories – maivreau.ro

The 3rd startup in our mini-series StepFWD Stories is maivreau.ro.  Their product is a curated marketplace where you can get inspired, discover, and book recreational activities and courses. Why did you pick this project to work on? Thinking outside the box, having a healthy work-life balance, and especially seeing that you’re capable of anything if you have the right mindset, has changed my life. Awesome activities helped me get on

StepFWD Stories – Hire up

StepFWD Stories is an interview series with the graduated startups from StepFWD, the 6-week pre-accelerator for tech startups with gender-balanced teams. This interview is with Hire up, the peer-to-peer recruitment platform that rewards successful referrals. Why did you pick this project to work on? Hire up: I sometimes joke about the fact that as a former recruiter, I wanted others to recruit for me and that is why I created

StepFWD Stories – Zoom Report

StepFWD Stories is an interview series with the graduated startups from StepFWD, the 6-week pre-accelerator for tech startups with gender-balanced teams. We start this series with Zoom Report, a web data platform where you can find all public statistical data a business needs in a way that’s easy to access, read and understand. With a high level of granularity, you can drill down to the community level. Why did you

StepFWD Demo Day – It’s your time to shine

The Demo Day has marked the end of the first StepFWD pre-accelerator. During the event, the 9 graduating startups have showcased their products in front of an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, industry professionals, and the extended community.   Throughout the 6 weeks, the selected startups have been through an intensive experience. StepFWD has brought together 47 mentors with diverse backgrounds, from entrepreneurs and investors, all the way to professionals from the

Save the date! November 25, Demo Day

StepFWD, the pre-accelerator made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, is inviting you to the 2019 Demo Day! The participating startups will be showcasing their achievements and will share the next steps in their entrepreneurial journey. Be sure to RSVP your spot for November 25, starting at 17:00 at Apolo 111. About the Demo Day Mentors, investors, community partners, corporates, press attendees are invited together with the broader community to the StepFWD

StepFWD has started with 11 teams entering the program

StepFWD is the pre-accelerator for early-stage tech startups with diverse teams that are planning to launch their product on the market and grow their business. The 2019 edition takes place between October 14 and November 25. The teams will showcase their progress throughout the program at the StepFWD Demo Day on November 25.  The official launch event has brought the finalist teams together with partners, mentors, and the StepFWD team.

Last week of applications at StepFWD, a 6-week pre-accelerator organized by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

StepFWD is a pre-accelerator for early-stage tech startups that aims to encourage diversity in the startup ecosystem. StepFWD is created by Codette together with TechHub Bucharest and is a pre-accelerator organized by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Applications are opened by September 29 on the program’s website www.stepfwd.today. Organized in partnership with Google for Startups and supported by the US Embassy in Romania, StepFWD aims to support early-stage tech startups that have