Startup Academy Bootcamp

Startup Academy Bootcamp is an unprecedented mini-accelerator program consisting of three days of learning, connecting, and dissecting strategy and operations with leading experts in entrepreneurship.

 

Participants will be pitching in front of the acceleration programs we partner with: DEX Innovation Center, XY Accelerator, Rubik Hub, Activize, and How to Web.

The Program September 30 - October 2

Day 1

 

Inspiring Session

Wednesday, September 30

 

09.00 – 09.30

Check presence. G2K Session

09.30 – 10.00

Pre-opening with Reverse Pitching: Mentors pitch to the Founders

10.00 – 11.00

“Success Journey”, Lisa Gutu, Salt Edge

11.00  – 12.30

Action: 3 Min Pitch Practice of each project, Evgeny Frolov, Startup Moldova

12.30 – 13.00

Luch

13.00 – 15:00

“Fundraising Strategy”, Levan Kavtaradze, TMT Investment

15:00 – 16.00

Action: Lean Canvas Methodology, Evgeny Frolov, Startup Moldova

16.00 – 16:15

Break

16.15 – 17:15

“How to Keep Your Startup DNA as You Scale”, Razvan Atim, UiPath

17.15 – 18.00

Q&A Session. Wrap Up of the Day 1

Our Experts

UiPath, Romania  Based in New York City, UiPath is present today in 27 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company is backed by over $1B in funding from Accel, CapitalG, Credo Ventures, Earlybird’s Digital East Fund, KPCB, Seedcamp, and Sequoia. UiPath received a valuation of $10.2B in July 2020.

Razvan Atim

UiPath, Romania

Based in New York City, UiPath is present today in 27 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company is backed by over $1B in funding from Accel, CapitalG, Credo Ventures, Earlybird’s Digital East Fund, KPCB, Seedcamp, and Sequoia. UiPath received a valuation of $10.2B in July 2020.

TMT Investments, Russia  Levan is an experienced IT project manager and software engineer with particular expertise in the digital media sector and software licensing issues. In the past, the project managed several venture capital investments, and also worked as an investment specialist at IQ Investment Ltd. and TradeMatic Ltd.

Levan Kavtaradze

TMT Investments, Russia

Levan is an experienced IT project manager and software engineer with particular expertise in the digital media sector and software licensing issues. In the past, the project managed several venture capital investments, and also worked as an investment specialist at IQ Investment Ltd. and TradeMatic Ltd.

XY Partners, Moldova  Entrepreneur, community builder and lean startup enthusiast. Founded Vintage, an art eCommerce platform. Managed IHUB Chisinau. Co-organized Ignite Chisinau and UnArtOras. Funded the Business Angels Moldova group. Previous business development manager at Tekwill. And now founder of XY, an accelerator program for helping startups to scale.

Traian Chivriga

XY Partners, Moldova

Entrepreneur, community builder and lean startup enthusiast. Founded Vintage, an art eCommerce platform. Managed IHUB Chisinau. Co-organized Ignite Chisinau and UnArtOras. Funded the Business Angels Moldova group. Previous business development manager at Tekwill. And now founder of XY, an accelerator program for helping startups to scale.

Salt Edge, Moldova  Lisa has started her own entrepreneurship journey right after finishing Computer Science College. She co-founded Fentury - a personal finance advisor app, helping its user to get better at savings. While exploring the problem of PFM market, Lisa discovered that the main problem relies in getting access to the bank data. She joined Salt Edge - the Open Banking API Platform that enables banks, lenders and other financial companies to get access to over 3000 banks in over 60 countries.

Lisa Gutu

Salt Edge, Moldova

Lisa has started her own entrepreneurship journey right after finishing Computer Science College. She co-founded Fentury – a personal finance advisor app, helping its user to get better at savings. While exploring the problem of PFM market, Lisa discovered that the main problem relies in getting access to the bank data. She joined Salt Edge – the Open Banking API Platform that enables banks, lenders and other financial companies to get access to over 3000 banks in over 60 countries.

XOR, Moldova  Nik is a former rocket scientist turned artificial intelligence expert who built XOR's first platform and oversees product development today. He is passionate about creating a labor market where the needs of employers and people are both met more efficiently. Nik famously competed in an AI competition (and won) to convince Aida to start XOR with him.

Nikolay Manolov

XOR, Moldova

Nik is a former rocket scientist turned artificial intelligence expert who built XOR’s first platform and oversees product development today. He is passionate about creating a labor market where the needs of employers and people are both met more efficiently. Nik famously competed in an AI competition (and won) to convince Aida to start XOR with him.

AlenaHuberova.com, Czech Republic  Fifteen years in the corporate arena with roles in marketing, sales and communication in a wide variety of sectors including IT, travel and tourism, wellness and beauty. Living in 5 different countries across Europe and Asia. It was through her entrepreneurship experience and through overcoming her own struggles as an entrepreneur and introvert, that inspired her to start her communication business, which has turned into a lifelong passion.

Alena Huberova

AlenaHuberova.com, Czech Republic

Fifteen years in the corporate arena with roles in marketing, sales and communication in a wide variety of sectors including IT, travel and tourism, wellness and beauty. Living in 5 different countries across Europe and Asia. It was through her entrepreneurship experience and through overcoming her own struggles as an entrepreneur and introvert, that inspired her to start her communication business, which has turned into a lifelong passion.

Touch Platform, Georgia  Alina is working with startups of the pre-seed / seed stage helping them to fundraise, identify the best markets for scaling, build the communication and the team. Previously, she was traveling around the CEE region, organizing startup competitions and conferences until settled in Tbilisi, Georgia, when she is now building the local startup ecosystem. She also used to work on the community building and programs for the local chapter of Singularity University in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Alina Rozanova

Touch Platform, Georgia

Alina is working with startups of the pre-seed / seed stage helping them to fundraise, identify the best markets for scaling, build the communication and the team. Previously, she was traveling around the CEE region, organizing startup competitions and conferences until settled in Tbilisi, Georgia, when she is now building the local startup ecosystem. She also used to work on the community building and programs for the local chapter of Singularity University in Kyiv, Ukraine.

DEX Innovation Center, Czech Republic  Evgeny has international experience, working with projects in Russia, Kazakhstan, Central Eastern Europe region, having his own, 10 years, entrepreneurial experience. He was an ambassador of Seedstarts in Czech Republic, and now collaborates with several startup accelerators in CEE. He is a certified startup tracker, passed the program in Internet Initiatives Development Fund.

Evgeny Frolov

DEX Innovation Center, Czech Republic

Evgeny has international experience, working with projects in Russia, Kazakhstan, Central Eastern Europe region, having his own, 10 years, entrepreneurial experience. He was an ambassador of Seedstarts in Czech Republic, and now collaborates with several startup accelerators in CEE. He is a certified startup tracker, passed the program in Internet Initiatives Development Fund.

BabyMoon, Netherlands and Moldova  Geta was champion of Get in The Ring Eastern Europe in 2014 (one of the eight global finalists), participated at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) delegate in 2015 and Creative Business Cup vice champion in 2016. In 2019 she was present at GES as a representative of both Moldova and Netherlands.

Geta Rasciuc

BabyMoon, Netherlands and Moldova

Geta was champion of Get in The Ring Eastern Europe in 2014 (one of the eight global finalists), participated at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) delegate in 2015 and Creative Business Cup vice champion in 2016. In 2019 she was present at GES as a representative of both Moldova and Netherlands.

EIT Health InnoStars, Hungary  In the past 15 years, Tamás Békási acquired wide-scale knowledge in process and business development, marketing communication, and international service transfer, while he worked in the agency, corporate, and SSC sector. As Business Creation Project Manager for the RIS Region in EIT Health, his top priority is to support and mentor European healthcare professionals from the ideation phase, through the market entry, to the global expansion.

Tamás Békási

EIT Health InnoStars, Hungary

In the past 15 years, Tamás Békási acquired wide-scale knowledge in process and business development, marketing communication, and international service transfer, while he worked in the agency, corporate, and SSC sector. As Business Creation Project Manager for the RIS Region in EIT Health, his top priority is to support and mentor European healthcare professionals from the ideation phase, through the market entry, to the global expansion.

Gazprom Neft, Russia  Pavel graduated from the Pskov Free University in 2007. He continued his education in graduate school at St. Petersburg State University. For about 6 years he worked in the field of human resources management. After training as a tracker in the accelerator, IF Field works as a diagnostic tracker in the Focus project and helps investment companies to track startups
IT projects in the field of online education in product management, in tasks related to Customer development

Pavel Oberemko

Gazprom Neft, Russia

Pavel graduated from the Pskov Free University in 2007. He continued his education in graduate school at St. Petersburg State University. For about 6 years he worked in the field of human resources management. After training as a tracker in the accelerator, IF Field works as a diagnostic tracker in the Focus project and helps investment companies to track startups IT projects in the field of online education in product management, in tasks related to Customer development

UPB, Romania  Lecturer @UPB, Mentor for Startup accelerators, Expert for EBRD

Razvan Craciunescu

UPB, Romania

Lecturer @UPB, Mentor for Startup accelerators, Expert for EBRD& Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Founder of 2x education NGOs, Product @UiPath Romania’s first Unicorn, Founder & CTO @FATHER EQUIPMENT, Visiting Professor @University of Rochester, Project Manager for Multimillion EU funded R&D projects,Innovation Team Leader for R&D projects, University Researcher (IoT, Mobile Comm)

MedicalTourism.Review, Spain and Moldova  Organizing Filming Projects in Asia, Europe, and Africa, 3D Animation Projects, Open Source IT Community Events, and Startups all fun, and never get stuck on boring. 
Co-Founder at MedicalTourism.Review determined on making treatment information available online for anyone.

Nicoleta Nagailic

MedicalTourism.Review, Spain and Moldova

Organizing Filming Projects in Asia, Europe, and Africa, 3D Animation Projects, Open Source IT Community Events, and Startups all fun, and never get stuck on boring. Co-Founder at MedicalTourism.Review determined on making treatment information available online for anyone.

MedicalTourism.Review, Spain and Moldova  10  years of experience in Full-stack Sr. Drupal Developer: FFW, Adyax, Development Gateway, Web Prophets, MyToys. Co-founder at MedicalTourism.Review. Co-founder of the Drupal Moldova Association.

Sergiu Nagailic

MedicalTourism.Review, Spain and Moldova

10+ years of experience in Full-stack Sr. Drupal Developer: FFW, Adyax, Development Gateway, Web Prophets, MyToys. Co-founder at MedicalTourism.Review. Co-founder of the Drupal Moldova Association.

LotfiZadeh Technology Center, Azerbaijan  18  years in deep expertise in IT, Strategy, Business Development, Innovation and Customer Experience Management. Manager of Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, the first Startup incubator in Azerbaijan. Today with several offices , more than 20 events and more than 100k engagements in a year.

Imran Baghirov

LotfiZadeh Technology Center, Azerbaijan

18+ years in deep expertise in IT, Strategy, Business Development, Innovation and Customer Experience Management. Manager of Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, the first Startup incubator in Azerbaijan. Today with several offices , more than 20 events and more than 100k engagements in a year.

Planable, United Kingdom and Moldova  Xenia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Planable, a content review and marketing collaboration platform used by over 5,000 teams behind brands such as Hyundai, Christian Louboutin, Viber, and United Nations. Prior to launching Planable, at 20 y.o. she built a digital marketing agency and led social for clients such as Coca-Cola.

Xenia Muntean

Planable, United Kingdom and Moldova

Xenia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Planable, a content review and marketing collaboration platform used by over 5,000 teams behind brands such as Hyundai, Christian Louboutin, Viber, and United Nations. Prior to launching Planable, at 20 y.o. she built a digital marketing agency and led social for clients such as Coca-Cola.

Activize, Romania  Mircea is focused on Activize.Tech, a company providing advisory for corporates, startups, accelerators and VC funds on various topics such as startup scouting/discovery, innovation programs and investment. He is involved in various communities and non-profits in Romanian startup ecosystem like Cluj Startups, FreshBlood.Health, Spherik Accelerator, Startup Weekend Cluj, Fintech.Camp and Romanian IT.

Mircea Vadan

Activize, Romania

Mircea is focused on Activize.Tech, a company providing advisory for corporates, startups, accelerators and VC funds on various topics such as startup scouting/discovery, innovation programs and investment. He is involved in various communities and non-profits in Romanian startup ecosystem like Cluj Startups, FreshBlood.Health, Spherik Accelerator, Startup Weekend Cluj, Fintech.Camp and Romanian IT.

Rubik Hub, Romania  Keen on supporting startup teams to solve real problems the world has. Strong believer in the power of collaboration

Vlad Gliga

Rubik Hub, Romania

Keen on supporting startup teams to solve real problems the world has. Strong believer in the power of collaboration & co-creation, active in bringing people together to reach common goals. Builder of high performing & successful teams, passioned to build communities and ecosystems for higher impact.

How to Web, Romania  Founder of the How to Web Conference (www.howtoweb.co), one of Europe’s leading startup and innovation events. Advising early stage startups on raising capital, building useful products, crafting great pitch decks. 
Previously partner with Gecad Ventures, entrepreneur, founded and exited Conectoo, enterprise email marketing service. Also with MVP Academy, MVP Angels, TechHub Bucharest, 3TS Capital Partners.

Bogdan Iordache

How to Web, Romania

Founder of the How to Web Conference (www.howtoweb.co), one of Europe’s leading startup and innovation events. Advising early stage startups on raising capital, building useful products, crafting great pitch decks. Previously partner with Gecad Ventures, entrepreneur, founded and exited Conectoo, enterprise email marketing service. Also with MVP Academy, MVP Angels, TechHub Bucharest, 3TS Capital Partners.

Tekwill, Moldova  Mary is a tech-savvy professional with five years of experience in developing startup ecosystem in Moldova. She is a well-connected person, who has built many bridges in between entrepreneurs, mentors and opportunities. She has extensive experience in programs, business development, strategy development, events and brings in Moldova startup initiatives as Seedstars Chisinau, Techstars Startup Week, Silicon Drinkabout, Ignite Chisinau, Startup Academy Moldova.

Mary Nemciuc

Tekwill, Moldova

Mary is a tech-savvy professional with five years of experience in developing startup ecosystem in Moldova. She is a well-connected person, who has built many bridges in between entrepreneurs, mentors and opportunities. She has extensive experience in programs, business development, strategy development, events and brings in Moldova startup initiatives as Seedstars Chisinau, Techstars Startup Week, Silicon Drinkabout, Ignite Chisinau, Startup Academy Moldova.

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