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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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Adrian Suteu

Operations Manager at Transylvania Angels Network
People are the most valuable resource for Adrian. He knows that hardly anything remarkable can be done without valuable people. That's the main reason he joined as Operations Manager at Transylvania Angels Network. Also he is an Informational Officer at Activize - a company that helps startups with valuable resources, regardless if it's funding needs or connections that are worth more than a bag of money. His experience in Marketing helps him to easily understand almost any kind of business. The strategy is fun to create once you define the right category of clients.

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Alex Burciu

Tech Venture Partner at Fortech Investments
Alex previously built an AI unicorn sized business within Amazon by leading teams of software engineers and data scientists. Angel investor in deep-tech Romanian startups schooled at Y Combinator. Co-designed the Spherik Accelerator program and facilitated building the ROStartup ecosystem strategy with World Bank. Transformed research into spin-offs at a private AI research institute. Now a tech venture partner at Fortech Investments.

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Alex Negru

CEO at Minutizer
With a marketing educational background Alex cofounded payments company and he is the initiator of community in Romania. Alex is part of TechAngels Romania group and of TheBestNeverRest from Iasi. He is a big fan of Ethereum and decentralization.

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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.



Ana-Maria Andronic

DLA Piper, Venture Connect Foundation
Ana-Maria Andronic is the Head of Intellectual Property & Technology practice, an active contributor to the development of the IT&C industry in Romania as a whole. She is attorney licensed to practice in New York & Romania, specialised in IT & Venture Capital, assisting several prominent technology companies in their growth and international expansion.



Anca Albu

Board Member at Swiss ICT Investor Club
Anca has actively contributed for the past 12 years to the growth of the global tech startup ecosystem. Anca aims to create social impact via entrepreneurship, and has collaborated with global organizations such as United States Agency for International Development and national governments to create and run programs that would lead to a more stable entrepreneurial ecosystem in developing countries.

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Anca Bundaru

Product Manager, Consumer Solutions at Bitdefender
Anca is building meaningful products at Bitdefender. She is passionate about customer research, human-centered design, and systematically build, iterate on, validate, and grow product ideas to achieve product/market fit.

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Andra Zaharia

Cybersecurity Content Marketer
Andra Zaharia is a content marketing strategist with cybersecurity expertize. She's the creator of the Cyber Empathy podcast, which shines a light on how humans shape online security and privacy.

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Andrei Dudoiu

Managing Partner & President BOD at SeedBlink
Andrei Dudoiu is the Managing Partner & President BoD at SeedBlink, the fastest growing investing platform specialized in sourcing, vetting, financing, and scaling European tech start-ups.

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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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Andrei Rosca

Founder of Whisper - Center for Strategic Change
Andrei has been an entrepreneur since he was 17 and has started over 15 projects and companies. Some turned into successful exits, others into valuable lessons. In the last 8 years he has helped people and companies reach their objectives and accelerate their development processes as a Change Strategist. Andrei is the founder of Whisper - Center for Strategic Change and The Change Strategy Method for helping people grow and the host of the ZeroPlus Podcast.

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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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Ardian Hoxha

Chapter President at Keiretsu Forum SEE
Ardian is a changemaker, entrepreneur, investor, and speaker, with 20+ years experience in jewelry, education, media, entertainment, food industry, and telecommunications. He is the founder and investor in the American School of Kosova, Duplex Club, Albafone, Glam Radio, Green and Protein, SushiCo Kosova and SushiCo Albania. Ardian is also the founder and Chapter President of the Keiretsu Forum SEE (Southeast Europe).

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Bogdan Apostol

Co-founder & CEO at Nestor
Bogdan Apostol is Co-founder & CEO at Nestor, a company backed by Y Combinator and Silicon Valley investors. Nestor is a smart cloud assistant that helps managers find the right way to coach their people by driving behavioral change within organizations through AI technology. Bogdan is a Startup Advisor, a serial entrepreneur with over 10 years experience and innovation driver. He also co-founded Marionette Studio smart animation software and has a Ph.D in Computer Vision with research work referenced by Intel and LG.

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Bogdan Axinia

Managing Director eMAG Ventures
Bogdan is a senior leader with 20 years of experience in fast-growing tech companies. In the past ten years, He have contributed to the growth of top CEE companies as part of their board. He currently manage eMAG Ventures, a CVC looking for attractive startups in the CEE region to help them have a fast and sustainable scale-up.



Bogdan Iordache

GP at, Founder of How to Web
Bogdan has been working in venture capital since 2013, with Springboard, 3TS Capital Partners, MVP Academy and Gecad Ventures. He is the founder of How to Web, one of Europe's top 10 startup conferences, and the founder of Conectoo (exited).

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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.

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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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Bülent Duagi

Sr. Strategic Adviser ∙ Founder of Product Evolution
Bülent can help your startup create a better product, make better use of your limited resources by having a better strategy that adjusts as you evolve, and improve the quality and speed of your decisions. He is a Sr. Strategic Adviser and Founder of Product Evolution: Level up your Product team.

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Carmen Negiba

PCC Coach & Leadership development consultant
With a background of 20 years in human resources, a passion for people, neuroscience and lifelong learning, Carmen promotes leadership and self – leadership, authenticity and strong experiential learning programs, which increase awareness and flexibility. As a PCC Coach certified by International Coaching Federation and leadership development consultant and facilitator, she focuses 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


Catalin Mester

Founder at I❤️Failure, Co-founder at Voxa
Mester is a Romanian UX oriented serial entrepreneur, community builder and business mentor with over 20 years of experience. Among his biggest achievements: CO-Founded and created from scratch VOXA the leading Romanian streaming platform for audiobooks & ebooks, valued at 5.5 Mil euro.

leadership community building


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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Ciprian Harabagiu

Angel Investor, Founder at Decalex
With a technology background and passionate in business development, Ciprian is fascinated about growing projects and entrepreneurship in multiple domains, among which he led the local development of Udemy. In Decalex, Ciprian and his team delivered specialized GDPR services & consultancy to more than 1000 companies. He's actively using all the know-how in helping startups with mentoring, as well as angel investing & board of advisors in multiple startups.

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Ciprian Trip

Marketing Advisor
Ciprian is a marketing advisor and tech enthusiast based in Oradea, Romania. He gained international work experience from startups and big tech companies in Romania, Denmark, Belgium and France. He has been teaching marketing, and also mentoring technology-enabled startups for the past few years. He is most interested in fintech, edtech, martech, and media.

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Claudiu Jojatu

Co-founder at Head of strategy & growth, co-founder at Milk & Cookies
SaaSy start-up growth guy | Race car driver & Radio host | Digital marketing & lead gen strategist for B2B SaaS companies.

digital marketing strategy


Cosmin Ochisor

Partner GapMinder Venture Partners
11 years VC professional experience (T-Venture, Hubraum Deutsche Telekom). Experienced investor with extensive knowledge and understanding of business models built around high-tech. His focus is on platforms from typical B2B / Enterprise solutions and Dev tools to consumer-focused.



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.



Cristian Negrutiu

Founding Partner at Sparking Capital
Cristian is Founding Partner at Sparking Capital, a venture capital fund aiming to help innovative start-ups to scale-up and develop. He works side by side with the founders to build great companies that create long lasting competitive advantages.

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Dan Berte

Director IoT at Bitdefender
Dan works in Innovation and IoT at Bitdefender in the heart of Silicon Valley. In his prior endeavors he lead the design and product engineering & experience at Bitdefender. His team designed, engineered, built and shipped Bitdefender BOX a revolutionary device that protects all devices in the smart home for which he holds multiple patents. Prior to Bitdefender Dan founded the first free WiFi hotspot network in Europe. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics, is Tech & Innovation Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and is a Board Member - Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco.

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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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Daniel Andor

Founder & Lead Product Designer at Durran
Daniel is a Product (UX) Designer, startup advisor, and founder of Durran, a digital product design studio. With extensive experience in UX Design and digital products, he specializes in helping startup founders increase customer retention and create the right digital solution faster, using remote workshops and proven UX processes. He is passionate about working with startups that create a meaningful impact in their customers' lives.

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Daniel Kiss-Kiraly

Senior Investment Analyst at PortfoLion Capital Partners
Daniel is an investor with Portfolion, a Budapest-based multistage investment firm, seeking to partner up with ambitious teams from the CEE region. He primarily focuses on pre-seed and seed stage B2B SaaS companies from the Balkans to the Baltics and has a sweetspot for FinTech and DeepTech solutions.

fundraising strategy


Daria Gherghelas

Investment Analyst at Speedinvest
Daria is part of the Digital Health team while keeping an eye open for all things CEE. An engineer by background, Daria worked as a software developer at a Seed-stage startup, helping build the world’s largest database for small businesses. She then decided to move to the other side of the table, helping founders achieve their vision.

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Diana Koziarska

Founding Partner at SMOK Ventures
Founding partner at SMOK Ventures. Co-founder of accelerator ReaktorX. Forbes 30 under 30. Ambassador of Startup Poland.

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Diana Miron

CEO JSLeague | Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe
Taking developers from good to great, inspiring them to become the next tech leaders through education. Building communities and uniting developers to positively impact the JS community in the CEE region and to solve real life problems. More than a front-end developer. Changing the world one block of code at a time.

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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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Emanuel Martonca

Pricing Strategist and Founder at Soft Fight
Emanuel have 15 years or experience of pricing in multiple industries and countries. He have sold complex software solutions to Fortune500 companies. And he worked with more than 70+ startup founders, either to build software products for them or to optimize their pricing models.

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Felix Crișan

Co-founder & CTO at NETOPIA Systems, Cō-Fōunder & CTŌ Rōnin
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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Frederik Hagenauer

Partner at Speedinvest - SaaS & Infra
Frederik is a former founder and venture builder with a profound interest in technology. In 2012 he founded Skive, a digital learning platform trusted by over 250,000 students across Europe, where he led operations and the growth. Skive was sold to a competitor in late 2016 and Frederik subsequently worked in corporate venturing and company building.

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Gabriel Barcaru

Founder and Managing Partner of BRIDCON Business and Management Consulting
Gabriel is the Founder and Managing Partner of BRIDCON Business and Management Consulting. With broad expertise in business architecture and scalability – from design to implementation – Gabriel supports start-ups with business mentoring, business planning, business strategy, and advanced tech solutions. Decrypting human behaviour, Gabriel advises founders and teams on transforming the road to success from an expensive and time-consuming journey to a predictable and measurable experience. Gabriel is a member of various start-up hubs, accelerators and offers advice to venture capitals and private equities.

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Gabriela Amarie

CMO at Softbinator Technologies
Full-stack marketer, an experienced manager in developing high-performing teams, and angel investor. Gabriela has nine years of work experience in tech and two co-founded businesses. For the last five years, she built Digital Tailors, a product marketing agency for tech products, acquired by Softbinator Technologies. Her current focus is expanding the product marketing division as part of the Softbinator group.

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Gautam Kumar

Head of Accelerator Investments & Education at GoingVC
Gautam is the Head of Accelerator Investments & Education at GoingVC which is a Silicon Valley based firm training the next generation of VCs and investing in pre-seed and seed stage companies across the world. Formerly, Gautam was a Senior investment Manager at SeedBlink. Besides venture capital, Gautam was a content strategist at Kushim where he grew the revenue by 10x in less than six months.

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George Dita

Head of Product at Softbinator
George is Head of Product at Softbinator and he specialises in B2B SaaS products and business models. Previously he founded and exited two companies: a product prototyping agency and a product marketing agency, he designed and led multiple startup accelerators in Romania, placed several products on the market, coached startups & enterprises on product design and product management.

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Gv Freeman

Startup Coach, author, speaker, facilitator
Gv Freeman has 20 years of experience living in the center of a product, marketing, sales & self-care Venn diagram. He lives out his passion working as a startup coach helping entrepreneurs and founders not only launch and grow their businesses, but doing so in a mindful way that fosters genuine happiness and purpose. He does this work through the Product Founder's Journey; a curriculum of his own design, that seeks to share wisdom and best practices for emerging tech companies and the humans that build them. Gv is also the founder of okapi, an event program management platform, developed to support the event, experiential & field marketing industries.

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Ilinca Paun

Founder at Bravva Angels
Ilinca is Founder at Bravva Angels. She co-founded Tree House and later merged with Impact Hub and The Entrepreneurship Academy – a BA business management program. Previously she served as CEO of Colliers International Romania.

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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).

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Ioana Mirea

Managing Partner at Mirea&Briard
Ioana is Managing Partner at Mirea&Briard, a boutique law partnership focused on e-commerce and digital services, startups, tech companies and she is also a member of WILL (Worldwide International Lawyers League) professional community. She has been working with local and foreign startups since 2012.



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.

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Irina Ispas

Startup analysis & Fundraising expertise at Activize
Irina has been involved in a broad spectrum of activities related to tech startup ecosystems in the past years: fundraising, research, events, acceleration programs. Living for six years in the Baltic region and getting a degree in Digital Transformation in Estonia, Irina has knowledge of key factors that make a startup ecosystem run successfully. Currently focusing on supporting early-stage startups on their fundraising process at Activize.

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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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Jacek Łubiński

Principal at Market One Capital
Jacek is a software engineer turned finance professional turned VC. He has more than 9 years of experience in VC, during which he analyzed thousands of startups, invested in more than 40 of them and became a trusted supporter and sparring-partner for selected portfolio companies. Jacek is focused mostly on marketplaces and digital platforms.

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Kaan Eren

Investment Manager at 500 Global
Kaan Eren is an Investment Manager at 500 Emerging Europe, leading the proactive deal sourcing, screening and due diligence efforts with a mandate of investing in early-stage teams across Turkey & Eastern Europe. Kaan holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Virginia.



Karol Lasota

Principal at Inovo Venture Partners
Ex-startup founder and operator. Before joining Inovo, he was the VP of Venture Building at Daftcode, responsible for launching new data science and deep tech startups as Interim CEO/COO. Before that, he co-founded a B2B marketplace startup Cateringoo, raised a seed round, scaled it to over 15 people and over 100 enterprise customers.

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Laszlo Gulyas

Co-Head at Institute for Industry-Academia Innovation at Lorand Eotvos
László Gulyás is the deputy director of the Institute for Industry-Academy Innovation and member of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest. Formerly, he has been the head of EIT Digital Hungary, the only node of EIT Digital in the CEE. Apart from a track record of working at Harvard, CEU, ELTE Budapest University and the Universidad of Barcelona, László has 15+ years of hands-on entrepreneurship experience. He cooperates with startups, corporates and academia, as well as with investors and accelerators to boost the innovation ecosystem in Hungary and in the region.

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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.

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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.

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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.



Mara Steiu

Product Manager at Twitter, Founder at iXperiment
Mara is a Product Manager at Twitter, where she focuses on empowering developers to build innovative apps using the Twitter APIs. Mara is passionate about having an impact in the Romanian public education system, which is why she founded iXperiment, the first start-up accelerator for high school students in Romania.

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Mariia Tintul

Business Development at the Startup Wise Guys
Having 9 years of experience in IT Business Development she has had a chance to work in various industries: IT outsourcing, Product Development, Social and Cultural Heritage projects, Service business in creating business XR applications of any sort and now finally creating an XR Accelerator and being in investment and startup growth.

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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


Michal Ciffra

Partner at DEPO Ventures
MSc. Business Administration and Corporate Finance. Background in M&A and Valuations. Co-founder of DEPO VENTURES in 2016. Led 20+ investments on behalf of DEPO VENTURES. Focus on mid-deep tech & fintech. Board Observer, Board member Smartguide and Pulse, leading Blockmate, Ringil, Forloop.AI, DriveX or

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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 Guran

Founder & Managing Partner at Atnnovate
Mihai Guran specializes in management consulting for global sales and marketing, strategy and international business development since 2018. Enrolled also in Tech Angles Romania, he delivers on the mission to help IT&C companies to expand globally, to do it quickly, and to do it professionally.

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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.

legal data privacy


Radu Mesa

Founder & Managing Partner at Atnnovate
Radu Mesa is a management and sales enablement consultant with +20 years of experience in IT industry. He held various positions in corporate environments, being part of and managing international teams. He developed competencies in three main areas: Management, Learning & Development, and IT.

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Raluca Prelucă

Partner & Senior Consultant at
Raluca Prelucă, senior consultant in European funding & partner has supported the development of projects and securing financing for start-ups, NGOs, SMEs and large corporations. She is experienced with both national & European funding. She works with start-ups and social entrepreneurs in business development in several acceleration programs. Raluca is a co-founder and community manager consolid8 - rewards crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs that create impact in communities and the creative industries.

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Razvan Suta

Business Development at Startup Wise Guys
Razvan is the former COO and co-foudner of Polisensio, and former shaper of the startup ecosystem in Aalborg Denmark, as Managing Director and Board Member of Kickstart Aalborg. Nowadays, he works with Europe’s most active pre-seed VC and international startup accelerator, Startup Wise Guys. Within his mandate are business development activities in the Europe and Africa as well as managing acceleration programs. In a nutshell, over 7 years as a founder, advisor, ecosystem builder, enabler and business consultant, SW & FUp Nights facilitator.

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Razvan Todor

VP B2B2C at Bitdefender
Răzvan Todor is a Product and Business Management Leader with over 15 years of software industry experience. For the past five years, he has overseen or been directly involved in the launch of Bitdefender’s top-tier B2C and B2B2C products, such as Bitdefender BOX and the Bitdefender IoT Security Platform, as well as co-branded solutions such as NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender. His current mission is to build and expand Bitdefender’s technological reach through strategic partnerships with industry leaders in the IoT and smart home cybersecurity markets.

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Robert Cotuna

Investment Manager at Rubik Hub
Robert has professional experience for over 10 years in FDI, Banking, Business Development, and Startup Investments. He is an Investment Manager at Rubik Hub, having as a personal goal to fill in the gap between investors and startups, assisting and supporting early-stage and advanced startups in the fundraising process and connecting them with the right investors.

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Rumen Iliev

Partner at LAUNCHub Ventures
Rumen is focused on developing the Romanian market for LAUNCHub Ventures as an addition to the fund's scouting activities in Bulgaria and rest of SEE. Before joining LAUNCHub Ventures, he had his own business consultancy practice helping companies and their management to solve issues and achieve various business goals. During his professional career Rumen has held various positions in management consulting, utilities, insurance and financial services.

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Smaranda Ignat

Co-founder at PropTech Romania & Angel Investor at T.A.N
Smaranda is entrepreneur, trainer, business consultant and coach, mentor and adviser for both traditional business organizations and tech startups. Having a background in human resources, business administration, real estate and innovation, she believe that magic comes from connecting people with opportunities, facilitating the access to clients, investors and international ecosystems for the startup teams and companies she work with.

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Tudor Birlea

Founder & CEO at Freya Sense
Tudor founded and scaled a legal startup (D2L), and is right now building a new HR tech product (FreyaSense). His interests concern consumer psychology - he's a Cambridge postgrad in applied psychology - and how behavioural insights can help building better products.

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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.

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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 Aifi
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.

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Veselina Markova

Fintech Lead at Eleven Ventures
Veselina is leading Eleven Ventures engagement with fintech companies across South East Europe, creating opportunities for startups to take their businesses off. She is part of the founding team of the Visa Innovation Program, powered by Eleven Ventures - a growth platform for emerging fintech talent, geared towards collaboration and real-time experimentation with Visa and its global partner network of banks, non-banking financial institutions, small and medium enterprises and governments.

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Vojta Roček

Partner at Presto Ventures
Vojta is a founder of, where he transformed his long-standing expertise in business intelligence, data analytics, and applied AI into a B2B enterprise SaaS company. As a Presto partner, Vojta guides founders in focusing on what is really important and helps them accelerate B2B sales and partnerships development. Vojta’s mission is to help founders build new, meaningful projects and solve the hardest questions.

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