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Strada Nicolae Iorga No. 1, 540088 Targu Mures Romania

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!



May 22
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.
  • Coaches - Sign up for help! There will be sign-up sheets for you to choose a time slot that works for your team. Don’t wait. They will fill up fast!
  • Dinner is served
  • Finished for the day


May 23
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams start working
  • Meetings with coaches
  • Lunch
  • Meetings with coaches
  • Presentations from sponsors
  • Dinner
  • Status report and planning for next day
  • Finished for the day


May 24
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Final feedback and suggestions from the coaches
  • Final preparations
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Judging
  • Dinner
  • Awards
  • The Closing party begins
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Philipp Kandal

General Manager EU of Telenav / skobbler   |   LinkedIn

Philipp Kandal is General Manager EU of Telenav a leading global navigation company. He is in charge of a 100+ people team in the areas of product and technology. Before Telenav acquired skobbler in 2014 he was co-founder and CTO of skobbler, a pioneering company in OpenStreetMap based navigation solutions both for consumers and automotive clients. Philipp is deeply passionate about the innovations in the navigation space especially in regards to OpenStreetMap and how it will enable the next wave of (semi)autonomous vehicles. Besides this Philipp is an avid believer in startups and follows this passion as an angel investor and advisor for several young companies.

David Trayford

CEO @ Wow Media   |   LinkedIn

David is the owner of Wow Media Ltd, a specialist advisory company which brings the creativity of entertainment to the business world. He is a Team Project coach at Singularity University in Mountain View, California. Speech coach for several TED and TedX speakers. Mentor for Seedcamp, Start-up Live and Pioneers’ Festival. He organises and hosts teambuilding events for multinational companies across Europe and has diplomas in Radio production, TV presenting and Voice Over. He started his working life in London in finance -banking and then derivatives broking- before taking early “retirement” to start a property company in Hungary. He has taken on several corporate advisory roles including CEO of an international trading company. He recently founded – Central Europe’s newest, best connected co-working space.

Adrian Pica

Global Facilitator at Startup Weekend (UP Global) and organizer @SWTimisoara. Communications Manager @CESAwards, Startup Scout @inventures_eu. Founder @oblicoHQ   |   LinkedIn

Startup Weekend Global Facilitator and Communications Manager at Central European Startup Awards. Passionate about start-ups, social media, sales, on-line and off-line marketing and advertising, experienced event organizer and with great management skills. I have dedicated many years of my professional career to the development of my expertise in these areas. Experienced entrepreneur and marketer.

Media Sponsors
Hermina Man
Monica Cacina
Claudia Goga
Dorin Bernat
Liviu Livanu
Petru Emil Luncan
Ioan Iacob Netea

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