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AGENDA

Leaders & Trends Startup Academy Designing Innovation Networking
09:30
09:30
09:40
Intro & Welcome

09:40
10:20
Keynote
Building a tech unicorn from Romania
Daniel Dines (Ui Path, Founder & CEO)

10:20
11:00
Keynote
Technology against democracy
Christopher Wylie (whistleblower), Vlad Andriescu (start-up.ro, Chief editor)
09:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
11:00
11:30
Break
Coffee
11:15
11:30
11:30
12:00
Pitching
Startup Spotlight pitches
11:30
12:00
Presentation
Your best pitch deck
Elise Sass (Lift99, Founder, pitch trainer)
11:30
13:00
Masterclass
The Corporate Startup
Dan Toma (Independent Innovation Consultant)
11:45
12:00
12:00
12:25
Fireside chat
How mobile-first banks are winning the game
Andrius Biceika (Revolut, Head of business development), Sia Houchangnia (Seedcamp, Partner)

12:25
12:45
Fireside chat
Launching Future Fintech Innovators 2018 (in partnership with UniCredit Bank)
Gabriela Bejan (Digital Taylors, Founder & CEO), Irina Scarlat (Revolut , Country manager), Eduard Alexandrian (4secunde, Founder & CEO), Alexandra Dabu (How to Web)
12:00
12:25
Panel
How to profile your investor
Rumen Iliev (Launchub, Partner), Dan Mihaescu (Gap Minder Ventures, Founding partner), Dimitris Kalavros (Velocity Partners, Partner), Mircea Vadan (Activize, Managing partner)

12:25
13:00
Presentation
Anatomy of a term sheet
Dylan Kennett (DLA Piper, Corporate Associate) , Flavius Florea (DLA Piper, Managing Associate Intellectual Property & Technology), Cristina Bucur (DLA Piper, Counsel Corporate M&A), Ana Maria Andronic (DLA Piper, Head of IP Practice and Technology)
12:00
13:00
Office hours with
Cristian Patachia
Orange Fab
12:15
12:30
12:45
12:45
13:00
Fireside chat
Consumer fintech startup Q&A and demo - Fintech OS
Teodor Blidarus (Fintech OS, Founder & CEO), Kamil Mieczakowski (Notion Capital, Associate)
13:00
13:00
14:30
Break
Lunch
13:00
14:30
Break
Lunch
13:00
14:30
Break
Lunch
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:30
15:00
Pitching
Startup Spotlight pitches
14:30
16:00
Masterclass
The Disciplined Entrepreneur: Processes, Tools and Hacks
Marius Ursache (MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Mentor and Teaching Fellow)
14:30
15:00
Presentation
11 Important Truths About How Innovation Really Works
Mike Parsons (Qualitance, CIO)
14:30
16:00
Office hours with
DLA Piper Romania
Dylan Kennett (Associate Corporate M&A, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales), Flavius Florea (Managing Associate Intellectual Property & Technology), Cristina Bucur (Counsel Corporate M&A), Ana Maria Andronic (Head of IP Practice and Technology)
14:45
15:00
15:00
15:20
Fireside chat
The key challenges Blockchain startups face today
Luka Sucic (Aeternity Ventures, Programs & Bizdev), Beniamin Mincu (Elrond Network, Founder & CEO)

15:20
15:45
Presentation
ICOs are dead, but hybrid models are next
Andre Guedel (KPMG, Crypto Economist, Head Intl. HQs Cluster)
15:00
15:30
Fireside chat
Startup / corporate collaborations that really work
Jon Bradford (Motive Partners, Partner), Monica Obogeanu (How to Web, Innovation Manager)
15:15
15:30
15:30
16:00
Presentation
Using Service Design to design what matters
Tudor Juravlea (Design Thinking Society, Co-founder and facilitator)
15:45
15:45
16:00
Fireside chat
Blockchain startup Q&A and demo - SupplyBlockchain
Radu Georgescu (Gecad Ventures, Founding Partner), Sebastian Cochinescu (SupplyBlockchain, Founder and CEO)
16:00
16:00
16:30
Break
Coffee
16:00
16:30
Break
Cofee
16:00
16:30
Break
Coffee
16:15
16:30
16:30
17:00
Pitching
Startup Spotlight pitches
16:30
16:50
Fireside chat
How to cross the finish line: lessons learned after 4 exits in 4 years with CleverTaxi, Bitnet Systems, Vector Watch, Froala
Andrei Pitis (Fitbit, VP of Techology, business angel), Bogdan Iordache (How to Web, Chairman)

16:50
17:10
Panel
How to choose your acceleration program, and what to get out of it
Marvin Liao (500startups, Partner), Marko Srsan (TechStars London, Program director), Mircea Vadan (Activize, Managing partner)

17:10
17:30
Presentation
The Tech Founder's 1st Content Marketing Strategy
Ivan Brezak Brkan (Netokracija, Founder and CEO)
16:30
18:00
Masterclass
Value of Design Beyond Aesthetics
Julian Lukaszewicz (Fjord/The Dock, Business design lead)
16:45
17:00
17:00
17:20
Presentation
2019: will tech kill democracy?
Tobias Stone (Writer, academic, entrepreneur)

17:20
17:45
Panel
Narratives of power taking over the news
Dragos Stanca (Thinkdigital, ICEEFest, Founder and CEO), Greg Mroczkowski (IAB Europe), Kit Gillet (Journalist)
17:15
17:30
17:30
18:00
Fireside chat
2 x 3 lessons learned after building CleverTaxi and exiting to MyTaxi / Daimler
Mihai Rotaru (Clever Taxi, Founder & ex-CEO), Alex Dumitru (Clever Taxi, Founder & CTO), Bogdan Iordache (How to Web - Chairman)
17:45
17:45
18:00
Fireside chat
Techdemocracy startup Q&A and demo - MorphL
Ciprian Borodescu (MorphL, Founder & CEO), Veronika Pistyur (Bridge Budapest, CEO)
18:00
18:15
18:30
18:45
19:00
19:15
19:30
19:45
20:00
20:00
22:00
Break
Fitbit Party
20:00
22:00
Break
Fitbit Party
20:00
22:00
Break
Fitbit Party
20:15
20:30
20:45
21:00
21:15
21:30
21:45

Leaders & Trends

  • Intro & Welcome
    09:30 - 09:40
  • Building a tech unicorn from Romania Keynote · Daniel Dines (Ui Path, Founder & CEO)
    09:40 - 10:20
  • Technology against democracy Keynote · Christopher Wylie (whistleblower), Vlad Andriescu (start-up.ro, Chief editor)
    10:20 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break
    11:00 - 11:30
  • Startup Spotlight pitches Pitching
    11:30 - 12:00
  • How mobile-first banks are winning the game Fireside chat · Andrius Biceika (Revolut, Head of business development), Sia Houchangnia (Seedcamp, Partner)
    12:00 - 12:25
  • Launching Future Fintech Innovators 2018 (in partnership with UniCredit Bank) Fireside chat · Gabriela Bejan (Digital Taylors, Founder & CEO), Irina Scarlat (Revolut , Country manager), Eduard Alexandrian (4secunde, Founder & CEO), Alexandra Dabu (How to Web)
    12:25 - 12:45
  • Consumer fintech startup Q&A and demo - Fintech OS Fireside chat · Teodor Blidarus (Fintech OS, Founder & CEO), Kamil Mieczakowski (Notion Capital, Associate)
    12:45 - 13:00
  • Lunch Break
    13:00 - 14:30
  • Startup Spotlight pitches Pitching
    14:30 - 15:00
  • The key challenges Blockchain startups face today Fireside chat · Luka Sucic (Aeternity Ventures, Programs & Bizdev), Beniamin Mincu (Elrond Network, Founder & CEO)
    15:00 - 15:20
  • ICOs are dead, but hybrid models are next Presentation · Andre Guedel (KPMG, Crypto Economist, Head Intl. HQs Cluster)
    15:20 - 15:45
  • Blockchain startup Q&A and demo - SupplyBlockchain Fireside chat · Radu Georgescu (Gecad Ventures, Founding Partner), Sebastian Cochinescu (SupplyBlockchain, Founder and CEO)
    15:45 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break
    16:00 - 16:30
  • Startup Spotlight pitches Pitching
    16:30 - 17:00
  • 2019: will tech kill democracy? Presentation · Tobias Stone (Writer, academic, entrepreneur)
    17:00 - 17:20
  • Narratives of power taking over the news Panel · Dragos Stanca (Thinkdigital, ICEEFest, Founder and CEO), Greg Mroczkowski (IAB Europe), Kit Gillet (Journalist)
    17:20 - 17:45
  • Techdemocracy startup Q&A and demo - MorphL Fireside chat · Ciprian Borodescu (MorphL, Founder & CEO), Veronika Pistyur (Bridge Budapest, CEO)
    17:45 - 18:00
  • Fitbit Party Break
    20:00 - 22:00

Startup Academy

  • Your best pitch deck Presentation · Elise Sass (Lift99, Founder, pitch trainer)
    11:30 - 12:00
  • How to profile your investor Panel · Rumen Iliev (Launchub, Partner), Dan Mihaescu (Gap Minder Ventures, Founding partner), Dimitris Kalavros (Velocity Partners, Partner), Mircea Vadan (Activize, Managing partner)
    12:00 - 12:25
  • Anatomy of a term sheet Presentation · Dylan Kennett (DLA Piper, Corporate Associate) , Flavius Florea (DLA Piper, Managing Associate Intellectual Property & Technology), Cristina Bucur (DLA Piper, Counsel Corporate M&A), Ana Maria Andronic (DLA Piper, Head of IP Practice and Technology)
    12:25 - 13:00
  • Lunch Break
    13:00 - 14:30
  • The Disciplined Entrepreneur: Processes, Tools and Hacks Masterclass · Marius Ursache (MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Mentor and Teaching Fellow)
    14:30 - 16:00
  • Cofee Break
    16:00 - 16:30
  • How to cross the finish line: lessons learned after 4 exits in 4 years with CleverTaxi, Bitnet Systems, Vector Watch, Froala Fireside chat · Andrei Pitis (Fitbit, VP of Techology, business angel), Bogdan Iordache (How to Web, Chairman)
    16:30 - 16:50
  • How to choose your acceleration program, and what to get out of it Panel · Marvin Liao (500startups, Partner), Marko Srsan (TechStars London, Program director), Mircea Vadan (Activize, Managing partner)
    16:50 - 17:10
  • The Tech Founder's 1st Content Marketing Strategy Presentation · Ivan Brezak Brkan (Netokracija, Founder and CEO)
    17:10 - 17:30
  • 2 x 3 lessons learned after building CleverTaxi and exiting to MyTaxi / Daimler Fireside chat · Mihai Rotaru (Clever Taxi, Founder & ex-CEO), Alex Dumitru (Clever Taxi, Founder & CTO), Bogdan Iordache (How to Web - Chairman)
    17:30 - 18:00
  • Fitbit Party Break
    20:00 - 22:00

Designing Innovation

  • The Corporate Startup Masterclass · Dan Toma (Independent Innovation Consultant)
    11:30 - 13:00
  • Lunch Break
    13:00 - 14:30
  • 11 Important Truths About How Innovation Really Works Presentation · Mike Parsons (Qualitance, CIO)
    14:30 - 15:00
  • Startup / corporate collaborations that really work Fireside chat · Jon Bradford (Motive Partners, Partner), Monica Obogeanu (How to Web, Innovation Manager)
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Using Service Design to design what matters Presentation · Tudor Juravlea (Design Thinking Society, Co-founder and facilitator)
    15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break
    16:00 - 16:30
  • Value of Design Beyond Aesthetics Masterclass · Julian Lukaszewicz (Fjord/The Dock, Business design lead)
    16:30 - 18:00
  • Fitbit Party Break
    20:00 - 22:00

Networking

  • Cristian Patachia Office hours with · Orange Fab
    12:00 - 13:00
  • DLA Piper Romania Office hours with · Dylan Kennett (Associate Corporate M&A, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales), Flavius Florea (Managing Associate Intellectual Property & Technology), Cristina Bucur (Counsel Corporate M&A), Ana Maria Andronic (Head of IP Practice and Technology)
    14:30 - 16:00
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Leaders & Trends The Growth Machine Better Teams Networking
09:30
09:30
09:40
Intro & Welcome
Intro & Welcome

09:40
10:20
Keynote
The future of supply chain systems
Christian Lanng (Tradeshift, Founder and CEO)

10:20
11:00
Keynote
The future of urban mobility
Jevgeni Kabanov (Chief Product Officer, Taxify)
09:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:30
11:30
Office hours with
Manuel Heilmann
cleverbridge, VP of Global Sales
10:45
11:00
11:00
11:30
Break
Coffee
11:15
11:30
11:30
12:00
Pitching
Startup Spotlight pitches
11:30
13:00
Masterclass
The process that drives growth
Timothy Sherratt (Grow Grow Grow)
11:30
12:00
Presentation
Difficult people. Practical things to try before they mess up your culture.
Matei Pavel (T-Me Studios, Co-founder)
11:45
12:00
12:00
12:25
Presentation
The future of work - a venture perspective
Marvin Liao (500 Startups, Partner)

12:25
12:45
Presentation
Winning against Populism: Preparing for the Artificial Intelligence (R)evolution
Radu Magdin (CEO, Smartlink)
12:00
12:30
Presentation
Data-driven HR - Does employee engagement create better teams?
Bianca Guta (eMag, People Analytics Lead)
12:00
13:00
Office hours with
KPMG Romania
Dr. Victor Iancu (Advisory Director, Experience Design Lead), René Schöb (Partner, Head of German Desk), Adela Ciucioi (Partner, Audit), Laura Toncescu (Partner, Legal Services)
12:15
12:30
12:30
13:00
Panel
Tech Leadership: Diversity, Inclusion & Innovation
Catalina Dodu (Atos, Global CyberSecurity Services PreSales Director), Simona Sandru (Pentalog, Projects Director), Valentina Ion (Microsoft, Director Government Industry), Steliana Moraru (Global Women in Tech, Head of Marketing and Strategy)
12:45
12:45
13:00
Fireside chat
AI startup Q&A and demo - Druid
Ondrej Bartos (Credo Ventures, Partner), Dragos Metea (Druid, CEO)
13:00
13:00
14:30
Break
Lunch
13:00
14:30
Break
Lunch
13:00
14:30
Break
Lunch
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:30
15:00
Pitching
Startup Spotlight pitches
14:30
15:00
Panel
Good practices for growing your company using distribution partnerships
Rene Schob (KPMG, Partner), Dan Lupu (Earlybird Ventures, Partner), Irina Scarlat (Revolut, Country manager)
14:30
16:00
Masterclass
Culture First - It Matters More Than You Think
David Bizer (Talent Fountain, Founder and CEO)
14:45
15:00
15:00
15:20
Presentation
5 megatrends shaping city transportation
Mihai Rotaru (business angel, Clever Taxi, Founder)

15:20
15:35
Panel
The real hustle: how two wheels mobility services are conquering the city
Gabriela Bejan (Digital Taylors, Founder & CEO), Andrei Botescu (Atelierele Pegas, Ape Rider, Leading Pioneer), Victor Racariu (Glovo, General Manager Romania)

15:35
15:45
Demo
UiPath Hackathon - Reshapers of the Future winners showcasing their products
15:00
15:30
Presentation
How to leverage B2B sales for SaaS through the power of Linkedin
Valentin Radu (Omniconvert,, CEO and Founder)
15:15
15:30
15:30
16:00
Panel
Setting up your sales machine
Xenia Munteanu (Planable, CEO and Founder), Carmen Sebe (Gecad Ventures, Partner), Manuel Heilmann (Cleverbridge, Director of Global Sales)
15:45
15:45
16:00
Fireside chat
Transportation startup Q&A and demo - GetPony & CruiserAviation
Julian Padurariu (GetPony, Founder, Cruiser Aviation, Founder), Gyula Feher (Founder Ustream, business angel)
16:00
16:00
16:30
Break
Coffee
16:00
16:30
Break
Coffee
16:00
16:30
Break
Coffee
16:15
16:30
16:30
17:30
Pitching
Startup Spotlight Finals
16:30
18:00
Masterclass
How to add extra $$$ to your MRR with Success Driven Onboarding
Claudiu Murariu (InnerTrends, Founder and CEO), Aaron Krall (SaaS Growth Hacks, via video)
16:30
17:00
Presentation
Motivating the team: how ESOP works
Tudor Nedelea (DLA Piper, Head of Tax Practice), Lidia Duțu-Cârstea (DLA Piper, Tax Senior Manager)
16:45
17:00
17:00
17:30
Fireside chat
Building a freedom-centered organization at UiPath, in hypergrowth mode (100 to 2000 in less than 2 years).
Marius Istrate (Ui Path, Chief People Officer), Andrei Postolache (Introspecials, Managing Partner)
17:15
17:30
17:30
17:45
Fireside chat
The obstacle is the way
Radu Paltineanu (Long Distance Touring Cyclist - First Romanian to Cycle the Americas), Sergiu Negut (Maastricht School of Management Romania - Associated Dean of Entrepreneurial Growth)
17:30
18:00
Presentation
-
17:45
17:45
18:00
Awards
Startup Spotlight Awards
18:00
18:15
18:30
18:45
19:00
19:15
19:30
19:45
20:00
20:00
22:00
Break
Goodbye drinks
20:00
22:00
Break
Goodbye drinks
20:00
22:00
Break
Goodbye drinks
20:15
20:30
20:45
21:00
21:15
21:30
21:45

Leaders & Trends

  • Intro & Welcome Intro & Welcome
    09:30 - 09:40
  • The future of supply chain systems Keynote · Christian Lanng (Tradeshift, Founder and CEO)
    09:40 - 10:20
  • The future of urban mobility Keynote · Jevgeni Kabanov (Chief Product Officer, Taxify)
    10:20 - 11:00
  • Coffee Break
    11:00 - 11:30
  • Startup Spotlight pitches Pitching
    11:30 - 12:00
  • The future of work - a venture perspective Presentation · Marvin Liao (500 Startups, Partner)
    12:00 - 12:25
  • Winning against Populism: Preparing for the Artificial Intelligence (R)evolution Presentation · Radu Magdin (CEO, Smartlink)
    12:25 - 12:45
  • AI startup Q&A and demo - Druid Fireside chat · Ondrej Bartos (Credo Ventures, Partner), Dragos Metea (Druid, CEO)
    12:45 - 13:00
  • Lunch Break
    13:00 - 14:30
  • Startup Spotlight pitches Pitching
    14:30 - 15:00
  • 5 megatrends shaping city transportation Presentation · Mihai Rotaru (business angel, Clever Taxi, Founder)
    15:00 - 15:20
  • The real hustle: how two wheels mobility services are conquering the city Panel · Gabriela Bejan (Digital Taylors, Founder & CEO), Andrei Botescu (Atelierele Pegas, Ape Rider, Leading Pioneer), Victor Racariu (Glovo, General Manager Romania)
    15:20 - 15:35
  • UiPath Hackathon - Reshapers of the Future winners showcasing their products Demo
    15:35 - 15:45
  • Transportation startup Q&A and demo - GetPony & CruiserAviation Fireside chat · Julian Padurariu (GetPony, Founder, Cruiser Aviation, Founder), Gyula Feher (Founder Ustream, business angel)
    15:45 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break
    16:00 - 16:30
  • Startup Spotlight Finals Pitching
    16:30 - 17:30
  • The obstacle is the way Fireside chat · Radu Paltineanu (Long Distance Touring Cyclist - First Romanian to Cycle the Americas), Sergiu Negut (Maastricht School of Management Romania - Associated Dean of Entrepreneurial Growth)
    17:30 - 17:45
  • Startup Spotlight Awards Awards
    17:45 - 18:00
  • Goodbye drinks Break
    20:00 - 22:00

The Growth Machine

  • The process that drives growth Masterclass · Timothy Sherratt (Grow Grow Grow)
    11:30 - 13:00
  • Lunch Break
    13:00 - 14:30
  • Good practices for growing your company using distribution partnerships Panel · Rene Schob (KPMG, Partner), Dan Lupu (Earlybird Ventures, Partner), Irina Scarlat (Revolut, Country manager)
    14:30 - 15:00
  • How to leverage B2B sales for SaaS through the power of Linkedin Presentation · Valentin Radu (Omniconvert,, CEO and Founder)
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Setting up your sales machine Panel · Xenia Munteanu (Planable, CEO and Founder), Carmen Sebe (Gecad Ventures, Partner), Manuel Heilmann (Cleverbridge, Director of Global Sales)
    15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break
    16:00 - 16:30
  • How to add extra $$$ to your MRR with Success Driven Onboarding Masterclass · Claudiu Murariu (InnerTrends, Founder and CEO), Aaron Krall (SaaS Growth Hacks, via video)
    16:30 - 18:00
  • Goodbye drinks Break
    20:00 - 22:00

Better Teams

  • Difficult people. Practical things to try before they mess up your culture. Presentation · Matei Pavel (T-Me Studios, Co-founder)
    11:30 - 12:00
  • Data-driven HR - Does employee engagement create better teams? Presentation · Bianca Guta (eMag, People Analytics Lead)
    12:00 - 12:30
  • Tech Leadership: Diversity, Inclusion & Innovation Panel · Catalina Dodu (Atos, Global CyberSecurity Services PreSales Director), Simona Sandru (Pentalog, Projects Director), Valentina Ion (Microsoft, Director Government Industry), Steliana Moraru (Global Women in Tech, Head of Marketing and Strategy)
    12:30 - 13:00
  • Lunch Break
    13:00 - 14:30
  • Culture First - It Matters More Than You Think Masterclass · David Bizer (Talent Fountain, Founder and CEO)
    14:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee Break
    16:00 - 16:30
  • Motivating the team: how ESOP works Presentation · Tudor Nedelea (DLA Piper, Head of Tax Practice), Lidia Duțu-Cârstea (DLA Piper, Tax Senior Manager)
    16:30 - 17:00
  • Building a freedom-centered organization at UiPath, in hypergrowth mode (100 to 2000 in less than 2 years). Fireside chat · Marius Istrate (Ui Path, Chief People Officer), Andrei Postolache (Introspecials, Managing Partner)
    17:00 - 17:30
  • - Presentation
    17:30 - 18:00
  • Goodbye drinks Break
    20:00 - 22:00

Networking

  • Manuel Heilmann Office hours with · cleverbridge, VP of Global Sales
    10:30 - 11:30
  • KPMG Romania Office hours with · Dr. Victor Iancu (Advisory Director, Experience Design Lead), René Schöb (Partner, Head of German Desk), Adela Ciucioi (Partner, Audit), Laura Toncescu (Partner, Legal Services)
    12:00 - 13:00
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