EIT Digital Conference

1.09.2019

 

Techcelerator and Hexagon Venture (as Innovation Center in Romania) will attend the 4th edition of the EIT Digital annual flagship conference. Under this year’s theme ‘For a Strong Digital Europe’, more than 1,000 digital experts & opinion leaders will gather on September 10 in Brussels to get the latest on Europe’s digital future and discover opportunities to grow their digital business.

We are very excited to discover the 100+ ground-breaking digital deep tech innovations and live demos on display @ Conference Innovators’ Village and grow our network in the arranged matchmaking sessions.

Among the guests speakers, we name: Eva Kaili, Chair of the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), KONUX CEO and Co-Founder Andreas Kunze, and Nuria Oliver, Chief Scientific Advisor at Vodafone Institute, who will share their views on Europe’s challenges and opportunities on the global digital market.

NASA Space Apps Challenge Romania

14.10.2019

Houston, we have a HACK !

For the second time in a row, Bucharest will take part in the largest global hackathon! Space Apps is a 48 hours hackathon, engaging tens of thousands of problem solvers each year across the globe. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. It is happening in more than 200 cities simultaneously gathering together. Techcelerator joins DiFine PR and Digital Transformers in bringing this event to life in Bucharest! 

 

Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, and problem-solvers of all types, everyone enthusiastic about space is waited to develop innovative solutions for the challenges given by the Spatial Agency. 

 
We wish them happy hacking, space is the final frontier for their solutions! 

Launchpad 2SCALE

21.10.2019

October 28th, 2019 marks another hot day in our program life. Animated by the great vibe created around the How to Web Conference [link] and our goal to boost systematically our Alumni growth, Techcelerator, in partnership with Google is organizing the 4th edition of Google LaunchPad: LaunchPad2Scale as a How To Web pre-conference event.

In this edition, Google and Techcelerator program join forces to carry out the 1st ever Google LaunchPad 2Scale in Romania! Google LaunchPad2Scale is a one-day problem scaling bootcamp for early-stage startups.

6 mentors with international expertise in growing products and coaching startup founders and specifically in topics like Product Strategy, Internationalization & Scaling, Technology, and Marketing as well as Pitching, Finance or VC will join us in Bucharest and help them achieve rapid progress in a very short time. 

Diana Olar, Poland, Regional Platforms Partners Manager, CEE @ Google

Vladimir Oane, Romania, Co-Founder @ Deepstash

Greg Albrecht, Poland, Strategy & Leadership Advisor @ Albrecht&Partners

Pavlína Louženská Cezch Republic, Founder & CEO @ #HolkyzMarketingu 

Joe Tonne, Germany, Founder @ WACKU

Jessica Rameau, UK/ Sweden, Partner and Chief Investment Officer @ Wellstreet Partners

 

We’ve got some Rocket Fuel for Startups!

Meet Marvin Liao – 500 Start-ups!

At Techcelerator, the team is constantly working on improving our offer for start-ups. Through our acceleration program, and the Investors’ Dinner series, our start-ups have access to business development workshops and investment opportunities. Yet we feel that is not enough!

Because our mission is to support founders and strengthen the Romanian start-up ecosystem, we created a new series of events in which we bring mentors from all over the world, from companies that are a driving force in the global start-up ecosystem.

For our first such event of Batch #2 – meet Marvin Liao, Partner at Micro Venture Capital Fund 500 Startups, San Francisco 500 Startups Accelerator Manager and investor in seed stage startups.

We had the pleasure of hosting Marvin for an entire day, as he shared his knowledge on growth strategies from Silicon Valley. Four of our alumni start-ups - Appseed, FormulaDB, RideSafe and WireFrame -  had the opportunity to sit down with Marvin for one-on-one office hours and work on their growth plans!

And because we couldn’t miss the opportunity of having Marvin around to share his valuable insight, we prepared an evening talk, open to the local start-ups ecosystem!

The topic of the evening - “From Startup to ScaleUp, Best Practices for Growth in Silicon Valley”

Here are some highlights of his keynote speech:

Last, but not least – Don’t be afraid to be MORE AMBITIONS!

Thank you to TechHub Bucharest for hosting us and to Chivas for providing the drinks for the networking part of the evening!

Our next open event, on December 7th at TechHub, will bring two special guests from Seedrs - the first equity crowdfunding platform!

The topic: raising funds at early stage. Sounds good?

Investors’ Dinner – 2018, 20th September @ TechFest Bucharest

 

We continue our Investors’ Dinner series, with an exciting partnership! For our last event, we partnered up with TechFest – the most complex technology festival in Romania, in order to expand our platform and give even more visibility to our start-ups.

Who were the ones doing the pitching?

We make sure to find and promote start-ups that are putting their sweat into creating innovative technological products. At the same time, we make sure to work with start-ups from a variety of markets. We strive present a diverse group of teams hustling to improve their products, and become the next unicorn. We are certain they can bring value to our network of investors.

Why join our network of investors?

Should you like to take part in our next Investors’ Dinner, contact us at: cristina.toncu@techcelerator.co

Beta Bootcamp 2018 - Wrap-up

Up in the morning, until late in the evening, our mentors were next to the start-ups, during the Beta Bootcamp.

So, let’s make a short wrap-up.

First, there was coffee and some goodies. Then, on stage came Patrick Gates,  Director of Business Development EEMA at Technology Investment & Development, and he told us about business development & sales, in a blunt, but yet positive way.

Afterwards, we had an invigorating break where we infused on coffee and sweets, and then we returned in the company of Cristian Orășanu, the Strategy Director of Techcelerator. Here, he invited startups to pitch, but this time with no slides. After, they received feedback from the mentors, team and audience.

When all startups finished pitching, they had gatherings where they exchanged ideas with the team and the GapMinder Venture Partners.

After we had some of the questions answered, we returned to attend a talk held by Dan Mihăescu, Managing Partner at GapMinder Venture Partners and Bogdan Herea, CEO at PitechPlus, where they discussed funding options and how to make sure you are ready for the next seed investment.

Then, we had one more stretching break and we returned to have the last talk, where Matei Dumitrescu, Vice President of Techangels Romania talked about Revenue Models by pinpointing to each startup ways they could earn more.

Of course, we had to mingle a bit afterwaafterwarde did. All in all, we can say that Beta Bootcamp was a blast! We want to thank our mentors and startups for joining us and of course, to OK Center for hosting us! See you next time!