Bucharest #1


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Share your idea, build your team and get to work: life is short, so why wasting time? Give all you’ve got and create a new business from scratch in a weekend. In a unique atmosphere, people from various backgrounds come together and develop early business concepts.

Mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business. By Sunday, you’ll have the foundations for a functional start-up: the projects developed during the weekend will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

You can either pitch your own business idea or help a presenter develop their idea. From business guy to programmer to designer – everyone is welcome!


17:00 - 17:30


17:30 - 18:00


18:15 - 19:30

Idea Pitching

19:30 - 21:30


21:30 - 22:00


22:00 - 23:45

Working time

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 10:45

Inspirational talk – Ciprian Mardare founder Nexi.me (member of Rockstart Accelerator Amsterdam)

10:45 - 11:15

Presentation #1 How to pitch an idea – Catalin Costea

11:15 - 11:35

Introducing Mentors (Florina)

11:35 - 13:35

Mentoring Session #1

13:35 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Presentation #2 How to fail – Marius Mocian

14:30 - 16:30

Mentoring Session #2

16:30 - 17:30

Presentation#3 About Pioneers - Philipp Baumgärtel

17:30 - 21:00

Working time

21:00 - 22:00


22:00 - 23:45

Working time

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:00

Presentation #4 – About public speaking with Catalin Costea

11:00 - 14:00

Working time

14:00 - 16:45

Final pitches

16.45 - 17:00

About Startup Chile with Denis Todirica

17:00 - 23:00

Networking & Party


Global Partners


City Partners

Alecsandru Imbuzan
Co-founder, Next Brands
Andrei Costescu
Founder, MReady
Catalina Rusu
Co-Founder, Geekcelerator
Cristi Badea
Co-founder, Mavenhut
Cristian Constantin Olarasu
Co-Founder & CEO, Good Momming
Denes Lenard
Director, WebFoo London Ltd.
Dragos Roua
Entrepreneur, Blogger
George Lemnaru
Social Game Entrepreneur
Ioan Cocan
Managing Partner, Tremend Software Consulting
Irina Danila
Founder & Creative Director, Next Brands
Iris S. Hafner
Chief Executive Officer, IT-Layer / International Recruiting and Outsourcing
Marius Mocian
Head of sales, hipMenu
Mihai Varga
Creative Director, WebFoo London Ltd.
Razvan Crisan
Founder, ORICUM Association
Vlad Popa
Business Development Manager, AvocatNet.ro
Vlad Stan
Co-Founder, Geekcelerator
Alfonso Von Wunschheim
Managing Director, FutureVents
Alin Popescu
Managing Partner, AvocatNet.ro
Mark Tuttle
Partner, PlacemarkOne.com Mark is a California‐born „all‐rounder” C level executive in technology and business, with 25 years of experience in a wide variety of activities and roles. Mark’s startup efforts have successfully served top companies worldwide, including Hewlett‐Packard, Apple Computer, Lucent, Yahoo!, Philips, and others. Mark has served in a variety of positions, founder, CEO, CTO, CFO, board member, adviser, consultant, business developer, mentor, lecturer, and coach. "I have founded and worked with a lot of start ups in the last 25 years, most don't hit it big, but a serial entrepreneur keeps on learning, and trying!"
Michael Schuster
Partner, Speedinvest Michael has worked in the IT industry the past decade, riding the startup rollercoaster on a daily basis. From starting the first commercial bloghoster in Europe, over to semantic technologies for collaboration, media companies and social media monitoring he has a broad experience in the daily life of a young tech company. Through his background in Computer Science and Economics and Business Administration he is able to work with startup teams and founders to get their product ready for prime time, address customers early in the life cycle and help build a team with the necessary skills.
Mihai Mafteianu
Serial Entrepreneur and Investor


2 tickets for the Pioneers Festival


Pixel Blend was established in 2006 with the objective of addressing the need for high-end software that keeps up with an always evolving technologies sector. It was founded by programmers who succeeded to apply a method that provides a harmonious link between software engineering, computer programming and creative concepts. The company delivers custom built applications based on innovative outlooks and extensive expertise, incorporated in a coherent strategy, cutting edge technology and user friendly designs. The end goal is that our customers are able to enhance their businesses..

Contact person

Florina Dumitrache
Andrei Mihai Bălan
Andrei stepped into the startup scene two years ago and he was charmed from the very beginning. He is a passionate guy and now he has two main projects: building his first startup who will revolutionize the travel industry and participating at the organizing of Startup Live Bucharest. In the same time, he loves to motivate people to achieve their dreams, that is why he is very excited to meet new people at the event.
Diana Dragici
Diana is the fashion eye of the organizing team. Very creative and innovative, she always succeeds to bring colors to our life through her creations. Diana is tasting the entrepreneurship flavor through her own brand designed to highlight uniqueness through custom handpainted clothing. Her passion for organizing events and her interest for the future of young entrepreneurs drove her implication in this event.
Gabriel Paul Firan

Catalina Soare
Catalina has always been passionate about entrepreneurship. She started her own company few years ago trying to enter this magnificent world and yes, she never stopped loving it. In present she is finishing her masters and writing a challenging paper about startups life.

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