Meet the "Cluj Club", the Romanian startups you'll be hearing more about

These days you read more and more about important startup hubs from Europe. Be it Berlin, London, Stockholm or Barcelona, there is definitely a lot of potential on the European scene. But how about looking more in Eastern Europe? It's my opinion that Romania and probably Cluj will soon be mentioned along with the other important cities in terms of startups. Where is Cluj? Cluj is extremely well positioned in that...

Interview: Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci gives advice to startups

Nadia Comaneci was the first ever Olympic gymnast to achieve a perfect ten score - on a compulsory routine to boot. Today, Nadia Comaneci lives and works in the US, but as we reported earlier, she is also on the review board of the new Bucharest accelerator "Digital Media Catalyst". The Digital Catalyst Fund was  started by Cristian Burci, a leading figure in the Romanian advertising industry and the founder ...

The 10 richest tech entrepreneurs in Europe

A list of the 10 richest tech entrepreneurs in Europe, because we know you just love lists, and we do too. Germany is very well represented, and SAP is almost like a country by itself. 1. Hasso Plattner, SAP: 7.3 billion $ [caption id="attachment_1761" align="alignleft" width="150"] Hasso Plattner[/caption] Hasso Plattner is a cofounder of software giant SAP AG. He was also chairman of the board until 2003 and i...

Startup Weekend Romania from 9 to 11th of November

The next Startup Weekend Romania will be held in Bucharest from 9 to 11th of  November 2012. All weekend long, you’ll learn all about how to build your lean startup: business model, validation, prototype, pitching. You don’t even need to have any idea yet about a business: you can just go there to meet other entrepreneurs and brainstorm all weekend. It’s also a great place to meet co-founders if y...

Two new Bucharest accelerators, and one of them has THE perfect 10 on board...

This year we witnessed the launch of the first two Bucharest startup accelerators: Geekcelerator and Digital Catalyst Fund. Geekcelerator is founded by Vlad Stan, an Internet entrepreneur with more than 12 years of experience in building startups and angel investor for 4 years. They started with a series of events, Disrupt or Die, which are two days of intensive hands-on working sessions plus great networking oppo...