Prizes Startup Weekend Mures

We are Giving Away Great Prizes

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Startup Weekend Mures is awarding prizes to help you get your business off the ground! The top three teams chosen by our judges on Sunday will win:

FIRST PLACE

1. 1 ticket at Plug&Start, 11-13 JUNE 2014-19th edition, Troyes, France [access to the event, transportation, accommodation and meals included for 1 person]

Being a successful entrepreneur…

No longer depends on just having a “good idea”. Nowadays it requires skills in various fields such as law, business, finance and marketing. Entrepreneurs often feel trapped in a maze of constraints. Thus, it is natural to want to assist them by accompanying them during the development of their project and to evaluate their growth. This is why the Plug & Start Days were created.

Depending on the stage you have reached in your project, we offer you the appropriate course and specific personalised advice. This is how we guarantee 100% effectiveness at the end of three days.

The main goal of the Plug & Start Days is to prevent innovative entrepreneurs from giving up before their project has even begun by helping them accomplish the 2 major steps in setting up a business: transitioning from a good idea to a complete and credible project and convincing enough sponsors (especially investors) to increase its chances of success. Twice a year (in May-June and November), Plug & Start Days offers selected candidates a personalised training program depending on the stage they have reached in their project (two courses are offered: Emergence or Creation-Development) so that every entrepreneur has the best possible chance to “Come with an idea and leave with a company”.

2. 2 tickets at Pioneer Festival, 29th & 30th of October, Hofburg Vienna

  • access to the event
  • access to all after parties
  • access to all workshops

Connect: Expand your network in the international tech & startup scene
Deep dive: Gain know-how to boost your startup and learn from top notch founders
Move forward: Get inspired by the brightest minds of our days about the trends and technologies of tomorrow
Cash in: Meet the leading Business Angels, Accelerators and VCs
Boost: present your startup & technology to the targeted Pioneers audience
Synergize: Extend your collaborations with corporates and startups

3. 2 tickets at Central European Startup Awards, 30th May, Budapest, Hungary

Central European Startup Awards is a series of events all through the region that will lead to a grand finale, an award ceremony held in Budapest on 30th May 2014, to crown the startup kings and queens of Central and Eastern Europe. Our goal is to bring the startup ecosystems closer together, and place the region on the map as a leading center for innovation.

4.  3 tickets at Techsylvania: Conference on technology and innovation, June 2nd, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between May 31st and June 2nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

5. Mentoring sessions by Matei Dumitrescu, TechAngels Investor

Matei is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about startups, business models, investments who wants to offer his experience to young companies that start or grow a business, by mentoring, providing a network of specialists that can help the sustainable development of business and investment opportunity, in order to turn a good idea into a business success.

*The 3 sessions [1 hour each] will take place online / at the location and time of Matei’s choice.

6. Co-working space by Startup Lab Mures & Cluj Hub A place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network. Create. Work. Collaborate. Learn. Share. Enjoy. Refresh. Get inspired. Play. It’s not a home, nor an office. it’s not a lounge… but a little bit of all.

  • 3 months usage of Startup Lab Mures co-working space for 5 team members (Piata Republicii, Nr. 28, SALA B14, Targu Mures).
  • 2 months usage of CLUJ HUB co-working space for 5 team members (Pitesti 19, Cluj-Napoca). 

7. Business Package by zooku.ro 

Hosting: Traffic: Unlimited, Space: 10 GB Domain Extension: “.com” or “.eu”, Validity: 1 year Mailling package: 50,000 emails, unlimited/day

8. 3 months of conversion hacking services from Direct Spark

If you’re startup you can think of Direct Spark as your outsourced growth hackers. The ones you call for product strategy and user growth. We work with both very early stage and established startups – companies that are in the six or seven figures in annual $ revenue. Powered by a strong data driven culture, our services range from analytics, AB testing, and CRO to adwords, email marketing or coywriting.

9 . Two group coaching sessions (80 minutes each) by PentruCariera.ro 

The coaching sessions will take place in Tg. Mures, Bucharest or Ploiesti or online via Skype, until 15 July.

PentruCariera.ro is a group of certified career consultants, internationally recognized with more than 12 years of practice in this area. You don’t know what career suits you…? Or you have problems at work and you cannot solve them? PentruCariera.ro supports you to define your professional profile and to find solutions to different aspects regarding your professional life. PentruCariera.ro is the only website where you can find a large variety of tools with instructions – for free, a guided process to define your professional profile, confidential space and direct access to specialists – career consultants – easy to reach to, ready to apply, wherever you are. Download for free – solve problems, make the best decisions about your career – clarify your professional profile, talk with your career consultant. Access PentruCariera.ro!

10. Free MENSA Romania testing for all team members (31 may, Targu Mures)

Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world.

 

  SECOND PLACE

1.  3 tickets at Central European Startup Awards, 30th May, Budapest, Hungary

Central European Startup Awards is a series of events all through the region that will lead to a grand finale, an award ceremony held in Budapest on 30th May 2014, to crown the startup kings and queens of Central and Eastern Europe. Our goal is to bring the startup ecosystems closer together, and place the region on the map as a leading center for innovation.

2. Mentoring session by Matei Dumitrescu, TechAngels Investor

Matei is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about startups, business models, investments who wants to offer his experience to young companies that start or grow a business, by mentoring, providing a network of specialists that can help the sustainable development of business and investment opportunity, in order to turn a good idea into a business success.

*The 1 hour session will take place online / at the location and time of Matei’s choice.

3. Co-working space by Startup Lab Mures & Cluj Hub A place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network. Create. Work. Collaborate. Learn. Share. Enjoy. Refresh. Get inspired. Play. It’s not a home, nor an office. it’s not a lounge… but a little bit of all.

 

  • 3 months usage of Startup Lab Mures co-working space for 5 team members (Piata Republicii, Nr. 28, SALA B14, Targu Mures).
  • 2 months usage of CLUJ HUB co-working space for 5 team members (Pitesti 19, Cluj-Napoca).

 

 4. 2 tickets at TechsylvaniaConference on technology and innovation, June 2nd, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between May 31st and June 2nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

5. Advanced Package by zooku.ro  Hosting: Traffic: Unlimited, Space: 5 GB Domain Extension: “.com” or “.eu”, Validity: 1 year Mailling package: 50,000 emails, unlimited/day

6. 1 month of conversion hacking services from Direct Spark

If you’re startup you can think of Direct Spark as your outsourced growth hackers. The ones you call for product strategy and user growth. We work with both very early stage and established startups – companies that are in the six or seven figures in annual $ revenue.  Powered by a strong data driven culture, our services range from analytics, AB testing, and CRO to adwords, email marketing or coywriting.

7. Two group coaching sessions (80 minutes each) by PentruCariera.ro 

The coaching sessions will take place in Tg. Mures, Bucharest or Ploiesti or online via Skype, until 15 July.

THIRD PLACE

1. 2 tickets at TechsylvaniaConference on technology and innovation, June 2nd, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between May 31st and June 2nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

2. Mentoring session by Matei Dumitrescu, TechAngels Investor

Matei is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about startups, business models, investments who wants to offer his experience to young companies that start or grow a business, by mentoring, providing a network of specialists that can help the sustainable development of business and investment opportunity, in order to turn a good idea into a business success. *The 1 hour session will take place online / at the location and time of Matei’s choice.

3. Co-working space by Startup Lab Mures & Cluj Hub A place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network. Create. Work. Collaborate. Learn. Share. Enjoy. Refresh. Get inspired. Play. It’s not a home, nor an office. it’s not a lounge… but a little bit of all.

  • 3 months usage of Startup Lab Mures co-working space for 5 team members (Piata Republicii, Nr. 28, SALA B14, Targu Mures).
  • 2 months usage of CLUJ HUB co-working space for 5 team members (Pitesti 19, Cluj-Napoca).

4. Advanced Package by zooku.ro  Hosting: Traffic: Unlimited, Space: 2 GB Domain Extension: “.com” or “.eu”, Validity: 1 year Mailling package: 50,000 emails, unlimited/day

5. 1 month of conversion hacking services from Direct Spark

If you’re startup you can think of Direct Spark as your outsourced growth hackers. The ones you call for product strategy and user growth. We work with both very early stage and established startups – companies that are in the six or seven figures in annual $ revenue. Powered by a strong data driven culture, our services range from analytics, AB testing, and CRO to adwords, email marketing or coywriting.

6. Two group coaching sessions (80 minutes each) by PentruCariera.ro 

The coaching sessions will take place in Tg. Mures, Bucharest or Ploiesti or online via Skype, until 15 July.

Special prizes

1. Best Technical Achievement 

1. A wildcard by Launch HUB Accelerator for the MAY Window

The wildcard is subject to decision of the winning team to apply for the LAUNCHub Acceleration Program (30k EUR investment for 8-10% equity). The team will be given a head start by having a personal or Skype interview with the LH Team. Usually LH team invites for personal or Skype interviews below 20%  of all applicants and this is the so called semi-finals. If the interview is successful the team will be invited to the Long Weekend in Sofia which is the final stage in our selection process. LH is a 9M EUR Seed & Acceleration fund, supported by a mentor-led program that invests in startup companies, mainly from the ICT sector from Bulgaria and the region. The funding ranges from EUR 30K to 200K per company and aim at helping you grow your business faster! Find more about LH here.

2. 1 ticket at Techsylvania for the Best Developer:  Hackathon, June 2nd, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between May 31st and June 2nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

2. Best Design  

2 tickets at TechsylvaniaConference on technology and innovation, June 2nd, Cluj Napoca

Techsylvania is the place where inspiration, ideas and knowledge lead to the creation of new projects and collaborations! This time it’s not about Dracula, food nor exceptional places to see, but about technology! This is because Techsylvania is the biggest tech event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city.

In between May 31st and June 2nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

3. Most fun

1. 1 ticket at Central European Startup Awards, 30th May, Budapest, Hungary

Central European Startup Awards is a series of events all through the region that will lead to a grand finale, an award ceremony held in Budapest on 30th May 2014, to crown the startup kings and queens of Central and Eastern Europe. Our goal is to bring the startup ecosystems closer together, and place the region on the map as a leading center for innovation.

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Everyone is eligible to join the Startup Weekend group www.startupweekend.rewardli.com to get freebies and perks like:

  • One individual coaching session (50 minutes each) by PentruCariera.ro  for the first 20 participants that are part of the teams and attend the whole event (this is valid only for the first 20 applicants who register for this session).The coaching sessions will take place in Tg. Mures, Bucharest or Ploiesti or online via Skype, until 15 July. PentruCariera.ro will consult the mentors and the organizers before providing the coaching sessions to the applicants. To benefit from these services, contact Iulia Sara, GCDF Career consultant – 0745 603 278 or iulia.sara@pentrucariera.ro
  • Free .co domain name and 3 months of hosting from Domain.com
  • 100 free MiniCards or 50 free business cards from moo.com
  • 12 months free from Zendesk
  • 6 months free from MailChimp
  • BizSpark program Access to Microsoft software for developing and testing. Three years of free software, support, and visibility for startups. Microsoft Corporation created the BizSpark program to support entrepreneurship and help startups grow their business. By providing founders with access to leading technology products, business and technical support, and market visibility, Microsoft is assisting young companies in their early years, when they need it most.

 More than 50,000 startups from over 100 countries are enrolled in the program. The program was founded in November 2008.
 The three-year program provides startups with access to a global community of advisors, investors and partners as well as Microsoft software and services.
 More than 1500 BizSpark Network Partners assist startups through financial and legal assistance, mentoring, networking and business advice.
 Thirty-five percent of these members are in the U.S., with the remainder based internationally.

… and much more listed at http://startupweekend.rewardli.com/offers

Hope to see you there!