Cristian Dascalu is a Gapminder VC Fund Partner actively investing & accelerating startups in Eastern Europe, open innovation expert & advisor in digital transformation
As an entrepreneur, Cristian co-founded a series of businesses and major projects aimed at the development of the tech startups and digital innovation areas such as GapMinder VC, ClujHUB, Techcelerator, Digital Transformers, TechFest, TEDxCluj, Creative Industries Cluster, NASA Space Apps Challenge Romania, and others. Starting in 2012, as a founder of ClujHUB – second co-working space in Romania, Cristian is a key contributor to the startup community. At European level, he is a co-founder of the Internet Innovation Hubs Network, with the HQ in Brussels. With a Master in Economics (specialization Management & Marketing) and strong capabilities in sales, management and business development, Cristian is a creative thinker, strategist and passionate developer of communities in the innovation and digitalization areas.