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 you do have an idea, but you’re more a marketing or sales type and you can’t manage to whip up a prototype yourself.

Speakers and mentors at Startup Weekend Romania include:

Denis Todirica

Founder of Glazeon. Young visionary full of initiative. Passionate about online entrepreneurship. Start-up Chile Entrepreneur and Founder of

Bill Liao

Bill is is currently a VC at SOS Ventures, where he is responsible for pan European investments. He is also the founder of CoderDojo, a world wide movemonet that gets kids into programming computers so they become native digital creators more than just users.

Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera is currently CEO and Founder of, a site that wants to bring startups to the right bloggers, editor for Spain, Portugal and Latam for The Kernel (, founder at, co-founder and curator of Tetuan Valley, an international startup incubator based in Madrid, startup mentor at HackFWD, Gamma Rebels, Startupbootcamp Europe, Springboard or Wise Guys, partner at Okuri Ventures, Sandbox network Madrid Ambassador, Startup Digest Madrid curator and Global Shaper (World Economical Forum) in Madrid.

Andreas Klinger

Andreas is a co-founder of, social software project aiming to change the fashion industry, one of the most renowned Seedcamp winners.

Rune Theill

Co-Founder at Rockstart Accelerator: “Passion for technology and innovation. Love startups. Enjoy running, kayaking, hiking and geeking!”

Andrei Pitis

President, ANISActive angel investor and mentor to many startups, president of ANIS and associate professor at PUB. Former tech executive with 22 years of experience in tech at all levels, from open source linux kernel programming to startup co-founder to senior director of engineering and country manager.

Hans-Christian Boos

Founder and CEO at arago AGFounder and board member of arago AG. Author of many academic and business publications, focusing on automation in IT operations, computer networks, IT security and information management. Chris is also active in several boards and supports the European startup scene as a HackFwd referrer.

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Vlad Ciurca

Vlad is a young manager and entrepreneur with over 5 years experience in retail, warehousing, business development, event organizing and product management. He is a Specification Engineer at Skobbler, working on creating map based applications for mobile devices. Vlad is the Organizer of the successful Startup Weekend Cluj event held in February 2012, and Founder of Transylvania Business Community. Prior to the above, Vlad was an Operation Supervisor at UPS and Ceva Logistics and managed a 70 person team, starting from a 4 person team. Also, he was the Co-Founder of one of the biggest online and offline communities of managers and entrepreneurs in Transylvania, Romanian Managers CLUJ, with almost 900 members. In 2011, Vlad was named a Technology and Entrepreneurship Expert in the "Young Romania Forum", a project organized by the League of Romanian Students Abroad, with the aim of getting the younger generation involved in the future of Romania. In 2012, he was a Mentor at the Imaginarium Cluj event, part of Restart Edu. You can follow Vlad on Twitter.

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