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Schedule

Friday

May 24
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Dinner is served
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing 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!
  • Finished for the day

Saturday

May 25
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams start working and have meetings with coaches - part 1
  • Lunch
  • Teams start working and have meetings with coaches - part 2
  • Presentations from sponsors
  • Dinner
  • Status report and planning for next day
  • Finished for the day

Sunday

May 26
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  •  Final feedback and suggestions from the Coaches
  • Lunch
  • Call for help
  • Final preparations
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging
  • Dinner
  • Awards
  • The Closing party begins
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Speakers

Calin Enachescu

Rector UPM & Founder of Sysgenic Group   |   LinkedIn

Prof. Dr. Calin Enachescu graduated the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, specialized in Computer Science, at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj. He worked for a time in production, at Electromures, and since 1990 began his career in higher education at "Petru Maior", which was then called The Technical University of Targu Mures.

Not long after starting his career in University, in 1998, he founded the company Sysgenic providing Intellectual Property Based Services in application outsourcing. Sysgenic is one of the founding members of Mures Tech Cluster that brings together the technology companies (software, web, hardware) from the Mures county for regular meetings and collaborations on different projects.

Snorri Gudmundsson

Director of Marketing at the Iceland Development Agency   |   LinkedIn

Snorri is a business matchmaker. In his capacity as Marketing Director for the Icelandic Development Agency, he aims to bridge the gap between EC funding and US VCs by connecting EU and US ICTs in a way that will increase their intrinsic value. He also serves as EC expert evaluator for proposals aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness by bringing research closer to the market.

He doubles as CEO of IceStat, which provided the Icelandic government with vital data on banking activities leading to the economic collapse October 2008, and is currently exploring ways to unfreeze capital trapped in banks. He likes to network and seek to merge solutions to deliver robust and scalable platforms that improve the lives of millions of people.

When not engaged in business activities, he works in the music realm as arranger, producer and, if he really finds a talent worth developing, manager.

Mircea Vadan

Co-Founder at UseTogether   |   LinkedIn

Mircea is passionate about education and entrepreneurship and he truly likes ideas which create meaningful positive impact on society. Although as background, he is an IT engineer, he was involved in soft-skills trainings delivery and organisational management (TEDxEroilor, TIFF, Toastmasters, JCI). Now, together with some wonderful colleagues and friends, he's creating the UseTogether magic.

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Calin Fusu

Founder & CEO at Neogen & BestJobs   |   LinkedIn

Graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies, at 21 years old becomes director of two companies in Tg. Mures. Here he meets the people that will be his future partners and sets up Rogenerator (later Neogen). After a year in which several online projects are being launched , success is assured by BestJobs.ro, an online recruitment site that earns the title “Best Recruitment Website” 3 times consecutively.
After RoGenerator becomes Neogen, Calin Fusu serves as General Manager (currently,Neogen is present in 7 countries in South Eastern Europe).

Dumitru Radoiu

Founder and Financier at Startup Lab, Co-Founder and President of the Board at Sysgenic   |   LinkedIn

Dumitru Radoiu is Associate Professor at Petru Maior University (PMU), Romania and the chairman of the Mathematics and Informatics Department. Professor Radoiu's research and teaching interests are in the area of scientific data visualization and semantic web.

He is the chairman of the Mathematics and Informatics Department and the director of the Advanced Computing Systems Center at Petru Maior University.

He believes in the future, in setting free peoples' creativity. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. Business incubation is not about putting people into buildings but about putting "buildings" into people. Bring together the right people in one place, set free their creativity and you'll be amazed what they come up with.

Snorri Gudmundsson

Director of Marketing at the Iceland Development Agency   |   LinkedIn

Snorri is a business matchmaker. In his capacity as Marketing Director for the Icelandic Development Agency, he aims to bridge the gap between EC funding and US VCs by connecting EU and US ICTs in a way that will increase their intrinsic value. He also serves as EC expert evaluator for proposals aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness by bringing research closer to the market.

He doubles as CEO of IceStat, which provided the Icelandic government with vital data on banking activities leading to the economic collapse October 2008, and is currently exploring ways to unfreeze capital trapped in banks. He likes to network and seek to merge solutions to deliver robust and scalable platforms that improve the lives of millions of people.

When not engaged in business activities, he works in the music realm as arranger, producer and, if he really finds a talent worth developing, manager.

Frederic Lasnier

President and CEO at Pentalog   |   LinkedIn

President & CEO with proven ability for strong business development and a sustained track record of exploring new business ways, revenue and profit growth. Strategically-focused with exceptional leadership skills. Effective at building high-performance teams in offshore environments and leading change in competitive business environments.
- Honorary Associate Teacher in the University of Orleans for Marketing Technologies and Project Management - MBA (In association with Louisiana University)
- Associate and Board member at PeopleCentric (http://www.people-centric.fr), a low-cost recruitment office in Europe, spin off of Pentalog, based in Bucarest and Paris, dedicated to the high-tech sector.
- Owner of Pentalabbs, the first franco-romanian IT incubator http://www.pentalabbs.com

Rumen Iliev

Portfolio Manager at LAUNCHub   |   LinkedIn

Rumen Iliev is a Portfolio Manager at LAUNCHub (Launch hub), a EUR 9M seed & acceleration fund, focused on investing in bright entrepreneurs from Bulgaria and the region Rumen is co manages portfolio relations and selection process. He works closely with companies from the LH Accelerator program helping them achieve their goals.
Rumen is an MBA and MSc in Finance and before joining LAUNCHub he had his own business consultancy practice focused on solving business issues and helping companies and their management to achieve various business goals. Now, he is dedicated to helps startups as much as he can.

Calin Biris

Marketing Manager at Zonga   |   LinkedIn

Calin graduated the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, followed by a master's degree in Advertising at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, in Cluj-Napoca, and so far he gave over 25 presentations on online advertising and marketing at various conferences and events.
In January 2007 he were among the first Trilulilu users and in the autumn he had the chance to give a helping hand as Moderator of the site. He learned a lot about customer service, usability, feedback and communication. In February 2009 Calin joined Trilulilu Marketing department. This changed his career path, discovering the value and necessity of online marketing in today's business environment.
Calin is currently the Marketing Manager at Zonga, President of IAA Young Professionals in Cluj and member of Six Degrees business networking. He also offers consultancy and training on Online Marketing and Social Media.

Calin Stefanescu

Founder & CEO at T-Jobs   |   LinkedIn

Calin is the Founder and CEO of TJobsRecruit and Tjobs.ro. TJobsRecruit is a full service international personnel leasing and recruitment agency based on a unique, integrated agency network with over 2,000 recruiters. It specialises in cross-border leasing and recruiting across all personnel intensive sectors.

Before founding TJobs, Calin was the CEO of Eweb and a Managing Partner for skiresorts.ro.

Iulia Sara

Experienced HR & Career Development Specialist, GCDF Master Trainer and Founder of Active Labs   |   LinkedIn

Expertise in human capital development in private companies in Romania and The Netherlands, mainly IT&C sector, entrepreneur with the first career management service outside Bucharest (active labs ltd. – www.activelabs.ro). Founding member of the Romanian Counseling Association (ACROM - www.asociatiaconsilierilor.ro), Board of Directors member for ACROM (2009-2012), country coordinator for OH-cards project (www.OH-cards.com, www.OH-cards.ro).

Alex Pana

Director of Technology and Partner at The Development Factory   |   LinkedIn

Alex is director of technology at THE DEVELOPMENT FACTORY specializes in all aspects of digital / rich media production from creative engineering / architecting to back end programming, project management and quality assurance.

Aromatic strong coffee and fresh crispy news, this is how his day begins. Attending a meeting, negotiation, run an analysis and a handshake. “Time - my major ally, and every step, every word verified, deliberated, the goals are identified, and minutes are measured. I control the future - even feel it ... the success ...”
Alex specialties:
- ASP.NET - C# - MS SQL
- MVC3-4
- Entity Framework, Unit Of Work, POCO
- jQuery, Backbone.js, Underscore.js
- Agile(Scrum)
- Hudson(continuous integration)
- UML, Wireframes, Architecture
...to name a few.

Silver Sponsors
Coaches

Calin Fusu

Founder & CEO at Neogen & BestJobs   |   LinkedIn

Graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies, at 21 years old becomes director of two companies in Tg. Mures. Here he meets the people that will be his future partners and sets up Rogenerator (later Neogen). After a year in which several online projects are being launched , success is assured by BestJobs.ro, an online recruitment site that earns the title “Best Recruitment Website” 3 times consecutively.
After RoGenerator becomes Neogen, Calin Fusu serves as General Manager (currently,Neogen is present in 7 countries in South Eastern Europe).

Snorri Gudmundsson

Director of Marketing at the Iceland Development Agency   |   LinkedIn

Snorri is a business matchmaker. In his capacity as Marketing Director for the Icelandic Development Agency, he aims to bridge the gap between EC funding and US VCs by connecting EU and US ICTs in a way that will increase their intrinsic value. He also serves as EC expert evaluator for proposals aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness by bringing research closer to the market.

He doubles as CEO of IceStat, which provided the Icelandic government with vital data on banking activities leading to the economic collapse October 2008, and is currently exploring ways to unfreeze capital trapped in banks. He likes to network and seek to merge solutions to deliver robust and scalable platforms that improve the lives of millions of people.

When not engaged in business activities, he works in the music realm as arranger, producer and, if he really finds a talent worth developing, manager.

Frederic Lasnier

President and CEO at Pentalog   |   LinkedIn

President & CEO with proven ability for strong business development and a sustained track record of exploring new business ways, revenue and profit growth. Strategically-focused with exceptional leadership skills. Effective at building high-performance teams in offshore environments and leading change in competitive business environments.
- Honorary Associate Teacher in the University of Orleans for Marketing Technologies and Project Management - MBA (In association with Louisiana University)
- Associate and Board member at PeopleCentric (http://www.people-centric.fr), a low-cost recruitment office in Europe, spin off of Pentalog, based in Bucarest and Paris, dedicated to the high-tech sector.
- Owner of Pentalabbs, the first franco-romanian IT incubator http://www.pentalabbs.com

Simon Obstbaum

Founder of YOPESO, Business Angel   |   LinkedIn

Simon founded his IT-Outsourcing company in 2003 with offices in Germany, Romania, Republic of Moldova and Malaysia, and currently employs more than 100 people. Main focus is on e-commerce and social networking industries, but capable to provide customer tailored solutions for other clients too.

While growing his own company, Simon was constantly and actively looking to partner on different other companies too. Within his network of strategic partners he can now find solutions to most of the challenges within the IT industry.

Philipp Kandal

Co-Founder and CTO at skobbler   |   LinkedIn

Philipp Kandal is co-founder and CTO of skobbler, one of Europe’s leading mobile and app development companies focusing on location based services. Skobbler is one of the few profitable consumer app providers and has won the Navteq LBS challenge 2009 as the most innovative European LBS start-up and currently has over 2 million users. The company's headquarter is in Berlin but has the majority of the team in Cluj, with more than 60 people.

As skobbler is a venture capital backed company, Philipp gained extensive experience in pitching and negotiating with venture capitalists in Europe and the US. Finally, he successfully closed an investment round. Philipp is in charge of the Romanian development team, the German product management and is also a board member at skobbler. Currently, he is most occupied with the expansion of the mobile development teams, further product launches and pushing the international expansion in the US market.

Dumitru Radoiu

Co-Founder and President of the Board at Sysgenic, Professor at PMU   |   LinkedIn

Dumitru Radoiu is Associate Professor at Petru Maior University (PMU), Romania and the chairman of the Mathematics and Informatics Department. Professor Radoiu's research and teaching interests are in the area of scientific data visualization and semantic web.

He is the chairman of the Mathematics and Informatics Department and the director of the Advanced Computing Systems Center at Petru Maior University.

He believes in the future, in setting free peoples' creativity. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. Business incubation is not about putting people into buildings but about putting "buildings" into people. Bring together the right people in one place, set free their creativity and you'll be amazed what they come up with.

Rumen Iliev

Portfolio Manager at LAUNCHub   |   LinkedIn

Rumen Iliev is a Portfolio Manager at LAUNCHub (Launch hub), a EUR 9M seed & acceleration fund, focused on investing in bright entrepreneurs from Bulgaria and the region Rumen is co manages portfolio relations and selection process. He works closely with companies from the LH Accelerator program helping them achieve their goals.
Rumen is an MBA and MSc in Finance and before joining LAUNCHub he had his own business consultancy practice focused on solving business issues and helping companies and their management to achieve various business goals. Now, he is dedicated to helps startups as much as he can.

Calin Stefanescu

Founder & CEO at T-Jobs   |   LinkedIn

Calin is the Founder and CEO of TJobsRecruit and Tjobs.ro. TJobsRecruit is a full service international personnel leasing and recruitment agency based on a unique, integrated agency network with over 2,000 recruiters. It specialises in cross-border leasing and recruiting across all personnel intensive sectors.

Before founding TJobs, Calin was the CEO of Eweb and a Managing Partner for skiresorts.ro.

Calin Biris

Marketing Manager at Zonga   |   LinkedIn

Calin graduated the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, followed by a master's degree in Advertising at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, in Cluj-Napoca, and so far he gave over 25 presentations on online advertising and marketing at various conferences and events.
In January 2007 he were among the first Trilulilu users and in the autumn he had the chance to give a helping hand as Moderator of the site. He learned a lot about customer service, usability, feedback and communication. In February 2009 Calin joined Trilulilu Marketing department. This changed his career path, discovering the value and necessity of online marketing in today's business environment.
Calin is currently the Marketing Manager at Zonga, President of IAA Young Professionals in Cluj and member of Six Degrees business networking. He also offers consultancy and training on Online Marketing and Social Media.

Dragos Pahontu

CEO at Sysgenic Group and Owner of NDP Consult   |   LinkedIn

Dragos studied communication & economical journalism, but he always wanted to follow the most challenging business sectors. So he chose an IT&C career.
He started in 2001 as Business Developer for RDS (now the bigget East European player in the Telecom industry). After taking the local Branch to its max (90% of the market share) as Branch Manager, Dragos re-oriented to Software Applications, mainly towards Capital Markets Apps, where he saw a huge unexplored terrain starting 2005. Since then, he tries to deliver, together with my team, the most performant applications to our clients.
« How do I present myself in a nutshell? I love challenges! And my objectives stay always the same: to re-invent myself as often as possible! »

Iulia Sara

Experienced HR & Career Development Specialist, GCDF Master Trainer and Founder of Active Labs   |   LinkedIn

Career counseling practitioner since 2005, Iulia is helping individuals, groups, specialists and companies in their personal / professional development.

GCDF Master Trainer (in supervision) for the European Board for Certified Counselors.

Expertise in human capital development in private companies in Romania and The Netherlands, mainly IT&C sector, entrepreneur with the first career management service outside Bucharest (active labs ltd. – www.activelabs.ro). Founding member of the Romanian Counseling Association (ACROM - www.asociatiaconsilierilor.ro), Board of Directors member for ACROM (2009-2012), country coordinator for OH-cards project (www.OH-cards.com, www.OH-cards.ro).

Alex Pana

Director of Technology and Partner at The Development Factory   |   LinkedIn

Alex is director of technology at THE DEVELOPMENT FACTORY specializes in all aspects of digital / rich media production from creative engineering / architecting to back end programming, project management and quality assurance.

Aromatic strong coffee and fresh crispy news, this is how his day begins. Attending a meeting, negotiation, run an analysis and a handshake. “Time - my major ally, and every step, every word verified, deliberated, the goals are identified, and minutes are measured. I control the future - even feel it ... the success ...”
Alex specialties:
- ASP.NET - C# - MS SQL
- MVC3-4
- Entity Framework, Unit Of Work, POCO
- jQuery, Backbone.js, Underscore.js
- Agile(Scrum)
- Hudson(continuous integration)
- UML, Wireframes, Architecture
...to name a few.

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