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 – 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

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In the spotlight for this edition of the 2020 Cohort Showcase is . ( 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 ( 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

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The 2020 Cohort of StepFWD has a lot of flavors. We want to showcase all the amazing things that the startups from this year try to build. The first startup for this series is, the platform that helps busy parents to find verified and trusted babysitters. The Team behind the startup  Laura, Co-Founder and COO, is a former babysitter with over 8 years of experience in childcare, human resources

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 – 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

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The 3rd startup in our mini-series StepFWD Stories is  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