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 tech industry. With the help of the mentors, the startups have learned how to validate their assumptions, iterate fast through each stage of the business and identify the best distribution channels to bring their products on the market.

At the Demo Day, the teams have presented their business plans, the progress they have realized so far, the revenue model, their sales strategies and how they intend to extend on the local and international markets.

The evening started with talks from the program partners – Google for Startups and the U.S. Embassy in Romania, followed by an inspirational presentation by Irina Scarlat, Country Manager and Head of Growth – CEE at Revolut.

Through StepFWD we wish to create an ecosystem that supports gender-balanced startups. We believe that diversity is a key driver to succeed in a business and teams that are diverse are bringing a diverse approach and creative solutions. We wish for the graduating startups to continue their growth and bring their contribution to developing the local tech ecosystem and the next generation of founders.” Giorgiana Vlasceanu, Program Manager at StepFWD

The StepFWD graduating startups

Epic Visits – A curated booking platform dedicated to thematic accommodation and experiences.

Hey, Be Well – An app that you can learn what means to be well with online courses designed by specialists.

Hire up – Peer-to-peer recruitment platform that rewards successful referrals.

Jobflex – Ecosystem that brings companies and employees closer through flexible work.

MaiVreau – A curated marketplace where you can get inspired, discover and book recreational activities and courses.

Maponia – Maponia helps transport & logistics companies increase their ROI offering truck drivers time and autonomy by efficient route planning.

The Cast List – An all-in-one casting platform, working as a meeting point for actors and directors or producers, bringing together professionals from all corners of the industry.

Vestinda – A wealth management marketplace platform.

ZoomReport – The platform fr Public Statistical Data, easy to acces and understand.