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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 Pica

CPO at Potters Technologies
Adrian is a Product Management leader who has crafted products used by tens of millions at 2 unicorn companies (Bolt and Grab). He has extensive expertise in direct-to-consumer high-growth digital companies operating in mobility and delivery marketplaces, insurance, location, and KYC. An entrepreneur at heart, Adrian founded and sold 2 companies started from scratch. He’s currently working as CPO at Potters Technologies, building advanced mobility solutions for the delivery and ride-hailing industries.

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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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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 Pausan

Product Line Manager
Alin Pausan is a product manager at base who got the chance to work with lots of early stage startups and also on global payment solutions like Paypal, Google pay or Apple Pay. He initiated a pre-accelerator in Cluj-Napoca where together with the Cluj Startups community they helped 20 teams go through the end to end process of validating and developing a product. And when is not working he is spending time doing via ferrata, running (marathon runner), yoga, travelling and what makes him balance his life.

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Alin Vlad

Ecommerce Director 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 Ecommerce Director at Otter Distribution



Anca Albu

Board Member at Swiss ICT Investor Club
Driven by curiosity and passion, with extensive knowledge in all things ethical marketing, digital product development, design, and vast business acumen, Anca works towards creating a more positive present and building a better future. As part of the core Startup Weekend team, she actively helped develop the tech-entrepreneurial revolution that engulfed the CEE region starting in 2010. As Managing Director of the Swiss ICT Investor Club, she built Switzerland's largest and most active angel investor network of more than 500 members. Currently, Anca works with QAI Ventures, empowering Quantum Technologies’ global transformation with strategic startup investments and collaborative ecosystem building.

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Anca Bundaru

Product Manager
Anca Bundaru is building meaningful products at Bitdefender. She’s shaping the product roadmap, drives delivery of a comprehensive product offering and manages the lifecycle for cybersecurity and privacy products.



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. After 20 years of banking, in 2018 Andrei pivoted his career and entered the entrepreneurship world. He first co-founded Human Finance a platform that developed education digital tools for entrepreneurs and aggregated an investment readiness rating for the early-stage innovative startups. One year later, in 2019 he and his partners made a spin-off and launched SeedBlink, the first financing infrastructure for European innovation developed in CEE.

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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.

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Bogdan Predusca

CEO & Co-Founder at Hyperhuman
17+ years in tech, spanning from startups to global enterprises. Tech entrepreneur and former Fitbit product leader, with deep expertise in consumer products, connected hardware and digital health. An MBA and Master of Computer Science graduate that was part of two major tech mergers and acquisitions. Passionate about innovation and teamwork, he nurtures growth and solutions-oriented mindsets in diverse multicultural teams. Beyond tech, his enthusiasm for GT cars and sports fuels his appetite for healthy competition and ambitious challenges.

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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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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 Pasca

Co-Founder & President Proptech Romania
Having over 20 years of experience in business strategy, sales & marketing, with the last five 8 years of experience in innovation for the real estate industry,Ciprian has a passion for technology, startups, investment and M&A. He is co-founder and Managing Director of Proptech Romania organization and initiator of the Real Estate Hackathon and Skanska Proptech Hackathon - a unique proptech corporate-startup initiative. He enjoys being involved in provocative projects, his main preferred activities include growth strategies for tech companies, business development, marketing strategy, investment management, and sales enabling strategies.


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 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

Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital (DEF I & II)
Dan is a Partner with Earlybird Venture Capital, Digital East Fund. He is a Director in companies such as DCSPlus, Minit, Photoneo and UiPath.



Daniel Rizea

Director of Engineering at Google
With an experience of over 10 years in global tech companies and fast scaling international start-ups, Daniel Rizea is Director of Engineering in Google. Presently, he is managing a team of 90 engineers from the Bucharest, London and Mountain View offices, overseeing the development of features such as Sleep, Activity , Mental Health, Nutrition and Health Experiences on Google wearable devices.



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
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 Burghelia

Venture Partner at V7Capital
Eduard is a 26-year-old entrepreneur and venture partner. He founded Confidas, a business credit reporting platform that had over 20,000 users before being acquired in 2023. Eduard is now a venture partner at V7 Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage startups. He helps other entrepreneurs develop their business strategy and growth marketing plans.

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Elena Filip

Founder at Digital Storytellers
Part of Batch 3 MVP Academy in Bucharest, Batch 1 WeXelerate in Vienna & Forbes 30under30 with Accelerole. 10+ years of experience in business development, strategic marketing, forming & managing teams.

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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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Fred Fous

Founder & General Partner at PurposeTech
Zdenek Fred is an impact-driven entrepreneur who has co-founded 6 companies over the past 15+ years. His main expertise lies in growth, talent acquisition, organizational development and strategy. On a personal note, Fred loves to discuss education, social entrepreneurship, adventurous travel (70+ countries visited, mainly as a backpacker), global politics and future trends and technologies.

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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 Diță

George specialises in B2B SaaS products and business models. Previously he founded and exited WiseUp and Digital Tailord: 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. In his last role he grew the revenue of his unit to over 1M eur in revenue.

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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.



Irina Scarlat

Product Growth @ Mondly by Pearson
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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Iulia Meirosu

PartnerPartner at WIT Angels Club
Spent ~ 18 years in banking building departments and managing change, responsible for client strategy and distribution channels, leading diverse, distributed teams. Now I dedicate my career to innovation, bringing energy and experience to start-ups, as angel investor, part of WIT Angels community and as a builder of the ecosystem at the Romanian Fintech Association. I am passionate about sharing what I know with bright and brave founders to help them build the future.



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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James Ker-Reid

CEO & Founder at Sales for Startups
Prior to establishing Sales for Startups, James spearheaded a startup acquisition valued at $500 million. With over 15 years of extensive B2B sales expertise, he successfully marketed to startups and enterprises across the UK, Europe, Asia, and North America. Sales For Startups builds a reliable revenue engine inside your own organisation. As part of your in-house team, we build a model that can be scaled quickly and effectively at Seed & Series A tech startups.

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Jan Follendorf

Investment Analyst
Jan is a member of the investment team at SpeedUp VC - a group of polish venture capital funds that focus on investing in Cleantech, Medtech, and Edtech companies in the CEE and DACH regions. He also collaborates closely with startups, providing support for their PR activities and assisting in building their media presence.

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Janna Goncharova

Head of Scale Up Studio at Startup Norway
Janna is a venture capital investor with experience from INKEF Capital, the leading early-stage VC fund in the Netherlands with EUR 500M assets under management, and focus on Series A European technology startups, and Rocket Internet, the world's largest venture builder outside of the US with a portfolio of over 100 companies including Zalando, Global Fashion Group, Hello Fresh etc and a focus on e-commerce and marketplaces. Currently, Janna helps promising Nordic startups to scale internationally and secure institutional funding.



Jørgen André Nilsen

Partner at Televenture Management
Jørgen André Nilsen is a partner at Televenture Management, a manager of six early stage venture funds focusing on on industrial and disrupt technologies. He was previously Investment Director at Kjeller Innovasjon AS and Technology Advisor for the Norwegian Trade Council in San Francisco. Before becoming an investor and venture manager, Mr. Nilsen was a serial entrepeneur both in Norway and in Silicon Valley within industries such as energy software, e-learning and internet consulting



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.



Kamen Bankovski

Kamen is an active participant in the Bulgarian and SEE entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is an investor and a founding member of Vitosha Venture Partners, a Sofia, Bulgaria-based early-stage venture capital fund and has deployed over 15 million euro and financed and supported over 80 start-ups. Kamen helps various projects, initiatives and start-ups in the SEE, working with regional investors and organizations to provide general support for entrepreneurship. With more than 300 companies mentored, he participates as a mentor and speaker in accelerators, training programs, and tech and startup events and conferences throughout the SEE region.

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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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Liz Stefan

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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Loredana Botezatu

Product Marketing Manager
Loredana Botezatu is a communication-driven professional with a demonstrated history of working in cyber security tech, publishing and content creation. Passion for customer engagement and scalable creativity. Certified Pragmatic Marketing professional (PMC-III). I am an insightful, empathic and sociable person who loves elegant solutions for complicated problems.

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Madalina Pangrate

Industry Manager, Google
Madalina Pangrate is an accomplished Industry Manager with over a decade of experience in Marketing, Media, and PR. Her current consultancy portfolio includes prominent companies in the Ads & Business sector from the Gambling & Retail industries in Romania, UK, Germany or Belgium. With eight years of dedicated service at Google, Madalina brings extensive industry expertise to her role. Prior to joining Google, she worked for F64 and Rogalski Damaschin PR, gaining invaluable experience both as a client and in an agency.



Malin Stefanescu

Founder EEU Software, VP TechAngels
Malin is the Founder and CEO at EEU Software and a Business Angel Investor



Max Moldenhauer

Founding Partner at Sunfish Partners
Max is the co-founder and managing Partner of Sunfish, a venture capital fund focused on early stage investments in deep tech companies in CEE. Sunfish is headquartered in Berlin and Warsaw and has invested in 15 companies so far. Before founding Sunfish Max has co-founded 5 companies himself as a serial entrepreneur, allowing him to advise founders based on his first hand experience of turning an idea into a company. Max holds a degree in business from the WHU Koblenz in Germany. I am happy to support founders with ambitious tech forward ideas searching for product market fit and to help them tell a compelling story for investors.


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.

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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 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 Rotaru

Serial entrepreneur & angel investor
Mihai is 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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Mircea Căpățână

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

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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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Mădălina Ceaparu

Program Management Leader | Global PMO
Mădălina Ceaparu is a seasoned IT&C professional with nearly two decades of experience in Program Management, B2B and B2C Marketing, Operations. Throughout her career trajectory, she has spearheaded various initiatives with a focus on Transformational Programs, Cross-Functional Initiatives as well as Compliance Projects. She is currently leading the Project Management Office within the Business Solutions Group of Bitdefender, responsible for the coordination of strategic long-term programs, as well as deployment of immediate business tactics to increase competitiveness and customer satisfaction. Outside of work, Mădălina is a passionate Generative AI Evangelist invested in leveraging the latest tools and trends in this emerging market for her personal and professional growth.

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Oana Dima

Co-Founder at EMRO Ventures
Serial entrepreneur, 10+ years presence on the romanian startup scene. Former Co-founder and COO of Cyberghost VPN, currently Co-founder of Emro Web Ventures.

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Ovidiu Mihaila

Founder Fundingloop
After graduation, I briefly worked with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs before transitioning to a management consultant role for Swedish and Polish firms. During that time, I became more and more engaged with the non-reimbursable funding landscape. Afterwards, from 2012, I worked with Bitdefender’s research teams to secure funding for disruptive advancements in cybersecurity. In 2020, I founded fundingloop, a Swiss advisory firm which supports tech-driven innovators to bring their forward-thinking solutions to market, quicker and easier, by getting EU and VC funding.



Paul Babus

Founder Law of Tech
Paul is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and managing partner of Law of Tech, a Romanian law firm dedicated to assisting businesses overcome their legal challenges.With over 8 years of experience in business law, Paul specializes in a wide range of practice areas including mergers and acquisitions, investments, intellectual property, data protection, corporate and commercial.He is deeply active in the business ecosystem, and works closely with entrepreneurs, startups, businesses, and communities to provide legal guidance, mentorship, and assistance.

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Raluca Dragnea

Senior Global Marketing Manager Threat Intelligence and Technology Licensing at Bitdefender
Raluca Dragnea is a senior marketing expert and life-long technology enthusiast focused on B2B technology markets. Schooled in an aggressive and unpredictable multinational telecom environment, matured in a competitive, fast-growing banking climate and refined in an intense, agile, and rapidly changing IT security environment. Raluca has 15+ years’ experience in marketing, go-to-market strategy, market research and competitive analysis in industries such as IT Security Technology, Retail Banking and Telecom. Proud supporter of technology startups and #womenintech, focused on encouraging diversity in STEM and leadership roles.



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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Robby Guerrier

Senior Growth Executive for AWS, Chief Growth Officer at Vestinda
Robby, Senior Growth Executive for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Chief Growth Officer - late co-founder at Vestinda, has sculpted success stories across the tech ecosystem. With a foot in prestigious accelerators like Techstars and 500 Startups, part of renowned VC such as Nextgen VP (US) and Blockchain Founders Fund (Singapore), Robby has mentored numerous startups toward scalable growth. His knack for forging strategic partnerships and executing impactful GTM strategies has been a catalyst for startups across North American and EMEA. During his tenure with Amazon, Robby has grown substantially a portfolio of high-growth B2B startups and ISVs by offering strategic growth guidance and direction to renown startups such as Contentful, Aptos, Jetbrains, Onfido, Glassbox, Incredibuild, EverSQL, and many more. Robby has been a founder himself and also led a team of Growth Partnership Managers for AWS spanning across EMEA for multiple years.

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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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Sergiu-Traian Vasilescu

Managing Partner at VDLawGroup
Sergiu-Traian Vasilescu is the founder and Managing Partner of VD Law Group, advising clients with IT&C projects in areas such as tech, fintech, e-commerce, digital media, blockchain, cryptocurrency, privacy and data protection. Educated in an entrepreneurial spirit at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Sergiu is strongly skilled in anticipating potential cross-disciplinary risks and regulatory and technical issues. Moreover, Sergiu has gained extensive experience in private investments, pharmaceuticals and medical-related legal issues. With a strategic business approach, Sergiu offers one-to-one business legal advice for the top management of leading Romanian tech companies. His work includes dealing with blockchain, fintech and crypto projects, listed companies, data and privacy issues, contracting with innovation partners and clarifying regulatory matters on technology supply, licensing and implementation. Sergiu regularly participates as a speaker at tech and fintech events and as a mentor for fintech hackathons.

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Sorin Carp

UX Manager, B2C
Sorin Carp is a Computer Science Graduate turned Designer with 15+ years of experience shaping digital products for industries such as Education, Health, Fashion, and Cybersecurity. In the past 5 years at Bitdefender, he has been involved in improving both products and business KPIs; he co-created the new service, Bitdefender Digital Identity Protection, and is currently leading the UX Design Team responsible for the entire portfolio of Consumer Products.



Teodora Paucean

Public Speaking Trainer & Professional Coach
With a background in Psychology, Communication Science, and Human Resources, Teodora is a Public Speaking Trainer and a Professional Personal Development Coach. She is the founder of Better Speech Coach, a startup focused on helping people develop their public speaking, communication and storytelling skills. Teodora's focus is supporting entrepreneurs, educators, facilitators and leaders in enhancing their ability to speak clearly, confidently and persuasively in order to accelerate their career prospects.

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Thron Berg

Senior Investment Advisor
Active angel investor for 4 years and advisor/lecturer on fundraising for start-ups over the last 3 years and been in dialogue with a couple of hundred start-ups. Holding positions as chairman and board member in large and small companies. Retired as Partner/Managing director at Accenture after 30 years of service.



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

Cofounder & tech lawyer, Ventures'n'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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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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Vladi Iancu

CTO at Omniconvert
Over a decade in software development, specializing in the dynamic ecommerce and marketing/advertising sectors. Vladi showcases a remarkable ability to assemble and lead agile, result-oriented teams capable of launching successful products from the ground up. His journey, enriched by challenges, has cultivated a wealth of knowledge and wisdom he's eager to impart.

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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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