Mentors

Our mentors are trusted entrepreneurs, investors, corporate partners or industry experts

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Alin Apostu

Project Manager at RBL - Vreau să fiu Antreprenor
Alin-Claudiu Apostu is a multipotentialite serving the global community in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneur and investor at heart, he strongly belives in a happy and sustainable world.
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Alin Vlad

Chief Marketing Officer at CyberGhost
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 CyberGhost.
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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.
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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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Andreia Patroiu

Chief Make It Happen, TalentBrowse
Andreia is co-founder at TalentBrowse.com, 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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Ciprian Borodescu

Entrepreneur, CEO at MorphL
Ciprian is Co-founder & CEO at MorphL - a platform that uses big data & machine learning to predict user behavior in digital products & services with the end goal of increasing KPIs through personalization. Since 2015 he's also the organizer of BucharestJS - a JavaScript developer group in Bucharest which grew to one of the biggest in the region with over 3,000 members.
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Cosmin Ochisor

Partner GapMinder
Over 5 years in investment at: Hub:raum as Investment Manager, and Gapminder Ventures as Partner; more than 7 years in different roles within CEE startup ecosystem Hands-on experience in closing deals in various jurisdictions (Poland, UK, USA, Czech Republic, Romania).
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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.
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Cristina Pana

Learning Facilitator & Business Administrator at DOvelopers
At DOvelopers, Cristina works with software teams in delivering Personalized Learning and Agile Coaching programs. She looks forward in helping teams and organizations that look to have a succesful Agile transformation process.
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Dan Calugareanu

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.
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Dan Oros

Head of Marketing RO, Google & Youtube
Dan is leading the Marketing department at Google and YouTube in Romania. Prior to joining Google, Dan was Country Manager for BlaBlaCar, the world largest's carpooling platform, in Romania, Hungary and Croatia. Before that he worked as management consultant for A.T. Kearney and as Head of Special Projects for Ana Holding.
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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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Eduard Budacu

Founder at DOvelopers
Specialised in Agile, Scrum, Mobile & Web Development. Passionate about personal growth and learning how computers think. As part of DOvelopers, Eduard provides knowledge and expertise for fast growing companies in a connecting environment. DOvelopers helps teams to feel empowered and experience innovation by creating custom learning, coachning and mentoring programs.
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Enis Hulli

Partner at 500 Startups Istanbul
Enis is a Partner at 500 Startups actively looking for companies to invest in Eastern Europe and Turkey. 500 Istanbul is an early-stage VC fund within the San Francisco based 500 Startups network, with over 1,500+ investments in 60 countries and venture partners in 25+ countries.
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Gabriela Bejan

Founder & CEO at Digital Tailors Agency
CMO with 6+ years of experience in the tech industry. Worked with tech accelerators and developed marcom strategies for tech products from various industries. Currently, she's running Digital Tailors, a product marketing agency helping tech startups and companies grow.
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Irina Scarlat

Country Manager at Revolut Romania
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 is the Country Manager of Revolut in Romania and currently leads Revolut’s efforts to setup world-class growth teams in Europe and beyond.
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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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Malin Stefanescu

Founder and CEO EEU Software, Business Angel Investor
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.
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Melania Galea

Product Consultant at Education First, Founder at Lean in Cluj
Product consultant at Education First, the largest privately own education company 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 bring together women entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, business employees and freelancers.
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Mihai Cosmin Rotaru

Entrepreneur and tech freak
Founder & CEO at Clever Tech. For the past 7 years, Mihai has been the mastermind behind Clever Taxi, a Romanian startup who pushed the quality benchmarks for taxi services around the country, introducing new options for his product. In 2017, Clever Taxi was acquired by MyTaxi (part of Daimler) for an undisclosed amount and Mihai kept leading the company as CEO.
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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
Monica is the Startup Programs Manager for Orange Romania. In the pas she has managed the first editions of the MVP Academy pre-accelerator, Startup Spotlight program and lead the community and operations of How to Web for several years. A Computer Science graduate with a passion for creating products, Monica previously worked a product manager for a startup.
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Ruxandra Burtica

Data Scientist at CrowdStrike
Ruxandra works as a data scientist at CrowdStrike, building models that power the company's Next-Generation Antivirus. Prior to being into Machine Learning, she served as a founder and CTO at CloudHero, a startup that helped developers easily deploy their applications in the cloud. She loves working in a dynamic environment, solving real problems and making an impact.
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Tudor Stanciu

Co-founder & Independent Lawyer at Digital 2 Law
Tudor Stanciu is an indie lawyer who is now the co-founder of Digital 2 Law, a project focused on providing independent legal/tax experts with a sustainable and predictable path of growing their practices. He is also a fintech and legaltech community builder, through initiatives like Fintech Camp and Bucharest Legal Hackers.