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Adina Jipa

Co-Founder & Marketing at Socialinsider
Adina quitted her 9 to 5 job to build a startup, and five years later, Socialinsider is being used by top companies worldwide such as: TBWA, Geometry, Tribal Worldwide, Unicef, Honda, Volvo, Rolls-Royce, etc. Adina is a data-driven marketer, addicted to psychology, and obsessed with understanding the 'why' of every customer's move.

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Adrian Fako

Founder of 8000 PLUS, an Incubation studio
His company has multiple products in areas such as machine learning infrastructure, ecommerce platforms and elearning. 3rd place EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016, fastest growing companies, 300% in revenues YoY. Climbed high mountains since 2007, from the Alps to the Himalayas. Spoke at TEDx about his story of climbing Everest in 2014. Forbes 30 Under 30.

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Alexandra Roata

Managing Partner at Softlead
Business and IT entrepreneur with over 10 years building and growing digital projects. Alexandra is Managing Partner at Softlead, an integrated B2B software marketplace, focused on lead generation for more than 500 Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. She is also helping tech start-ups to define, develop and generate go-to-market strategies for new custom software applications.

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Alexandru Bogdan

CEO at RocaX
With over 15 years of experience in the digital and innovation field, always on the move, passionate about simplicity, strategic thinking and crafted customer experiences, Alexandru is now CEO of ROCA X, hunting for promising start-ups, accelerating their growth and helping shape them into tomorrow’s unicorns.



Alin Apostu

Founder, ACA - Entrepr&Inno
Alin Claudiu Apostu is a social entrepreneur and innovator whose mission is to empower and support young people into becoming the new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. He coordinates several leading programs which support the Romanian ecosystem. Alin Claudiu is involved in initiatives such as Global Shapers, Aspen Young Leaders, Aspire and mentor in international programs.

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Alin Vlad

Chief Marketing Officer at Otter Distribution
Alin Vlad is a marketing leader, with extensive experience in both startups and high-growing companies. As an advocate for value-driven, unselfish marketing he's trying to use this principle daily, by (over)sharing knowledge & inspiring passion to his team, clients, or marketing peers. Currently, he's CMO at Otter Distribution.



Andra Zaharia

Freelance Content Marketer
Andra Zaharia has been working in digital marketing for over a decade. Her current focus is helping startups and established companies achieve organic growth through competitive content strategies. She's a firm believer in ethical marketing tactics that enable companies, their customers, communities, and partners to thrive.

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Andrei Dudoiu

Co-founder & CEO at SeedBlink
Andrei is the Co-founder and CEO at SeedBlink, the first equity crowdfunding platform developed in Romania. After 20 years of banking, 15 years being part of Banca Transilvania team, in 2018 he started a new life journey, willing to build new experiences, to find new perspectives and purpose by developing his skills and autonomy as an entrepreneur and helping for the greater good. Since then he became a member of different social or charity organisations, advisory board member in various companies and started-up an entrepreneurial Fintech & Education venture.

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Andrei Manea

Co-Founder at CloudHero
Andrei is an entrepreneur, experienced developer and open source advocate with passion and an open view for technology, business development, social interactions and start-ups. Multicultural experience with international professional background, evolving form technical fields and management to business development. Currently Andrei is the co-founder of CloudHero, a professional services company focused around Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies.

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Andrei Munteanu

Community Manager @ Growceanu, Co-Founder & CEO Cowork Timisoara
Tech-savvy traveler, Techstars Startup Weekend Global Facilitator, and running all over the place. Co-founder at Coworking Timisoara, Startup Survivor true believer, on the lookout for a good espresso. Always open to chat about startups, tech & motorcycles.

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Andreia Aramă

Chief Make It Happen, TalentBrowse
Andreia is co-founder at, the fastest IT recruiting platform. As her third entrepreneurial endeavor, Andreia has created a solution for two of the most stringent problems in IT recruiting: the lack of suitable candidates and the long recruiting process. She's passionate about technology and loves reading about data analytics and human behaviors trends.

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Bogdan Lucaciu

Chief Technology Officer at Adore Me
Bogdan Lucaciu is the Chief Technology Officer at Adore Me, a digitally native lingerie brand. More tech than fashion, Adore Me has more engineers than marketers and fashion designers combined. Before Adore Me, he created a software company specialised in solving wicked technology problems. Bogdan loves growing technology teams while embracing the uncertainty and scarcity of the startup life.

technical building a team entrepreneurship growth


Bogdan Predusca

CEO & Co-Founder at Hyperhuman
Experienced tech entrepreneur and product leader. Passionate about innovative products built around great teams and inspiring missions.

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Carmen Negiba

ACC Coach & Leadership development consultant
Carmen has over 15 years experience in the HR and people development field, including people management and processes optimization. Passionate about people, neuroscience and transformational learning, Carmen advocate for value-driven, self-leadership and continuous-learning. As an ACC coach certified by International Coach Federation and leadership development consultant, she focus on supporting entrepreneurs to develop and sustain a growing mindset and leverage their leadership and interpersonal skills in order to reach their objectives and to grow their businesses.

mindset growth


Cezar Nourescu

Co-founder & CEO at
Cezar is an tech entrepreneur with over 15 years building and delivering IT projects, founder of 3 startups including that helps farmers to better preserve their stored crops, also voted Startup of the Year 2016 in Romania. Cezar gained a lot of experience in product and business development.

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Ciprian Borodescu

Entrepreneur, Head of Algolia R&D Romania
Ciprian is Head of Algolia (AI R&D) Romania - the search and discovery platform with more than 10,000 customers, 400,000+ developers and more than 1.5 Trillion searches conducted on the platform annually. He is a serial entrepreneur, ex-MorphL (Techstars '19 alumnus, acquired by Algolia), and host of the Get Your AI On! podcast.

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Cristian Munteanu

Managing Partner at Early Game Ventures
Cristian Munteanu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Early Game Ventures, a tech entrepreneur with a marketing and creative background, a Certified Professional Scrum Master I, a PhocusWright scholar, a skydiver, wingsuit flyer, BASE jumper, Porsche fan, anime lover, Starcraft player.



Dan Calugareanu

Partner at Early Game Ventures
Dan is Managing Partner at Early Game Ventures. Humble, curious, open-minded, enthusiastic. Ask for hard work and respect. Always happy to work in a team, as a team. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, E-commerce, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship.



Dan Lupu

Early Bird Ventures
Dan is a Partner with Earlybird Venture Capital, Digital East Fund. He is a Director in companies such as DCSPlus, Minit, Photoneo and UiPath.



Dan Oros

Head of Marketing RO, Google & Youtube
Dan leads the marketing activities for Google and YouTube RO, including the startups related programs. He is also an angel investor (part of the Accel Starters), and supporter of the local tech ecosystem.

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Dragos Nicolaescu

Founder & CEO at Visionary Business Consultants
I use my +25 years of management, business and investment roles to provide coaching, advising and investing services. In the last 10 years, I advised +250 founders to create a successful startup and invested in +50 local and international startups. To better serve my clients, I enhanced my business skills with formal studies in psychotherapy and coaching. I have extensive experience in strategy, management, and growth. I am a huge fan of anime, science fiction, and board games.

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Felix Crișan

Co-founder & CTO at NETOPIA Systems
Felix is an entrepreneur and tech investor, having co-founded in 2003 NETOPIA, which operates the biggest digital payment platform in Romania - NETOPIA Payments as well as the biggest SMS aggregating service - He is also an early crypto/blockchain enthusiast, with involvement in several crypto-projects in various roles and he is also the organizer of the blockchain meetup in Bucharest.

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Florin Cornianu

CEO at 123FormBuilder
Florin is the Co-founder & CEO of 123FormBuilder, a SaaS that provides users with the ability to build any type of online form in order to streamline workflows and to easily collect accurate data. He believes in always being ready to adapt to changes and he knows that the team matters the most in doing so.

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Gabriela Amarie

Founder & CEO at Digital Tailors Agency
Entrepreneur, co-founded her first business at 20, currently the founder of Digital Tailors, a product marketing agency focused on tech products. Passionate about emotional intelligence in business, leadership and love.

marketing PR


George Dita

CEO, Product Management and Strategy at WiseUp
George founded and leads WiseUp, a product prototyping agency where they focus on putting digital products on the market in under 3 months. George uses Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Data Science techniques in his work, to help entrepreneurs and executives make data driven decisions. Previously he designed and led multiple startup accelerators, placed several products on the market, coached startups & enterprises on product design and management.

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Ioana Hasan

Co-Founder & Product Manager at Smart Bill
Ioana Hasan co-founded SmartBill and co-wrote the first version of the software in 2007 while she was still a Computer Science student. She now focuses mainly on product management and UX. SmartBill has since become the first business ecosystem in Romania, with over 65k customers. In 2016 SmartBill received an investment of 1 million euros from 2 well known VC Funds and in 2019 norwegian company Visma Software bought 50% of SmartBill. In 2016, Ioana was mentioned by the Hundert magazine in the top 100 Female Startup Founders Europe (this was also published later by Forbes).

product management UX


Ion-Gheorghe Petrovai

Director of Innovation at FreshBlood HealthTech
Medical doctor, marketer, trainer and community leader, focused on “bottom-up” healthcare innovation catalysing (through FreshBlood HealthTech) and university led innovation (through GIPIA - Interuniversity Group on Innovation and Entrepreneurship). Hub Project Manager for the Romanian EITHealth RIS Hub in 2018-2020. EITHealth Starship Biodesign Fellow since 2017.

health business development innovation


Irina Scarlat

Chief Growth Officer at Bitpanda
Entrepreneur at heart, full-stack marketer and experienced people & projects manager, Irina Nicoleta Scarlat has 10+ years of business experience, 7 of them in tech, product marketing & managing teams. She spent the last 3 years with Revolut, where she joined as Country Manager for Romania in early 2018 and grew the local market from 20k to almost 1.5M users. She then built Revolut’s growth machine shaping Revolut’s growth journey from 1M to 15M users globally. Before joining forces with Revolut, she has been leading the marketing efforts of Uber in Romania, shaping the local strategy and working on strategic regional projects & initiatives.

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Laurentiu Mierla

Entrepreneur, Data Scientist, Researcher
Finding the comfort zone at the bleeding edge of the technology, Laurentiu is a seasoned software engineer with an experience ranging from Web and DSL Development to Big Data and Machine Learning. As a Co-Founder & R&D Manager at 44Tek Enterprise, he works on delivering Big Data solutions to corporate clients. Laurentiu is also a Big Data Advisor at MorphL.

technical machine learning bigdata product development


Letiția Ștefan

Co-founder & CEO at Nifty Learning
Since October 2016 I've been part of the Nifty Learning family and it's been the most rewarding professional and personal growth experience so far. I'm happy to offer my support to founders and teams that want to know more about the journey of founding a startup, how to pitch their business idea, how to validate it and what to look for when speaking to potential customers or investors.

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Madalina Neagu

Community Building Architect, Co-founder We For Real
Madalina is a community strategist & architect. She is advising people or organisations about building and growing a community for more than 10 years. When it comes to community building she’s done a lot: current state assessment, vision alignment, value proposition, strategy building, designing community processes, guidelines, roadmap and KPIs, members' journey and offerings, impact measurement, events and programming.

financial community building


Malin Stefanescu

Founder EEU Software, President TechAngels
Malin is the Founder and CEO at EEU Software and a Business Angel Investor, leading the eldest and largest association of business angels in Romania, TechAngels.



Melania Moga

Product Consultant, Founder at Lean in Cluj
Product consultant for technology startups in the United Kingdom and Germany, to some of the largest and innovative education and fintech companies in the world . She co-founded a startup in the fashion industry and she was named the Most Influential Woman at the Central European Startup Awards in 2015. She founded Lean in Cluj, a community dedicated to bringing together women entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, business employees, and freelancers.

technical product development


Mihai Cosmin Rotaru

Serial entrepreneur & angel investor
Mihai a serial entrepreneur, active startup investor and adviser, currently founder & CEO at UrbanAir. For more than 7 years, he was Founder & CEO at Clever Taxi, the leading e-hailing app in Romania. In 2017, Clever Taxi was acquired by FreeNow (part of Daimler).

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Mihai Oprea

Founder at Marlin Motion
Mihai builds Marlin Motion, a creative industry business that produces video content for apps. With more than 10 years experience working in startups and creating digital products he strongly believes in the 'Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.' mentality with his own twist to 'Stay Bold!'. When not immersed in the office, Mihai tackles new challenges as a freediver or participates in sailing regattas.

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Mircea Căpățână

Co-founder & CMO at Smartbill
Mircea Capatina is Co-founder & Marketing Director at SmartBill. Entrepreneur for the entire work life, started directly after University with Ioana and Radu Hasan. Marketer with technical background, good with words and numbers, Mircea is a joyful person with a lot of energy.

marketing business development


Mircea Vadan

Managing Partner at Activize
Driven to help startups. Mircea is all about tech startups and support programs. Startup founder. ProductManager. Community organiser. Focus: early-stage tech products, customer development, product-market fit

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Monica Obogeanu

Startup Programs Manager at Orange
With more than 10 years' experience in the tech startups ecosystem, Monica facilitates Orange's relationship with innovative startups, through the Orange Fab corporate accelerator. A Computer Science graduate with a passion for building products, she worked in startups in roles like software tester of product manager and has lead multiple startup support programs.

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Ovidiu Mihaila

Funding advisor at Bitdefender
Ovidiu is the Funding advisor at Bitdefender, entrepreneur and tech-innovation passionate, with 12+ years of experience in working with tech companies and entrepreneurs across Europe, aiming to accelerate their business growth and societal impact, using innovation funding.



Paul Babus

Partner at Digital 2 Law
Paul is part of Digital 2 Law, a legal organization focused on providing legal & tax services, as well as compliance tech products specifically to the startup and SME space. Deeply passionate about tech and data privacy field, Paul is involved in the development of StartGDPR, a digital platform enabling freelancers, startups and SMEs to become GDPR compliant in a safe, fast and easy way.

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Tudor Stanciu

Co-founder & Independent Lawyer at Digital 2 Law
Tudor is a lawyer part of Digital 2 Law, a distributed legal organisation focused on providing legal & tax services, as well as compliance tech products specifically to the startup and SMEs space. He has experience in building communities, through initiatives like Fintech Camp and Bucharest Legal Hackers, and in creating and running industry association, such as the Romanian Fintech Association. Over the past 4 years, Digital 2 Law has helped entrepreneurs raise over EUR 15 mil in funding.

legal community culture


Valentin Maior

CEO at Techmatch
Valentin worked almost 10 years as a full stack developer, after which he cofounded a sales, marketing & business development agency as he realised startups and agencies needed much more help on these tasks.

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Valerian Banu

Senior Product Manager at Hootsuite
Valerian is a Senior Product Manager at Hootsuite, the most popular social media management app in the world. Before joining Hootsuite he had two attempts at starting his own start-ups, with both products eventually failing. Valerian is also a founding member of Product Tank Bucharest, the oldest and most active community of Product Managers in town.

product development