Startup Live Cluj-Napoca: 17 – 19 May

The second edition of Startup Live Cluj-Napoca will take place on 17-19 May at Yonder HQ (18-20, Calea Dorobanților). Organized by Transylvania Innovation Ventures together with Start Europe, the event aims to reunite app developers, designers, business guys, investors and tech lovers.

Following the general Startup Live event format, ideas are presented on Friday, projects are developed during the weekend and Sunday evening projects get pitched in front of a jury. One cool thing about this edition is having Evernote as a partner, thus participants will learn about Evernote Devcup 2013 and will have the possibility to develop products that can later be entered into the global competition.


Startup Live also puts out some nice prizes for the participants, trying to fit the needs of the whole startup development cycle: Evernote Premium accounts to increase productivity, help in developing and MVP from Barandi Solutions, mentoring sessions offered by Mozilla WebFWD, workspaces offered by Cluj Hub, tickets for various national conferences (TEDxCluj, Business Days, Leadership Summit, and to the events organized by Cluj Hub) and for the international Pioneers Festival 2013 (Viena, Austria). Participating teams will also get to showcase their products to potential clients through a dedicated stand at Business Days Cluj-Napoca, on 1-2 October.


People just starting their way into the startup world need examples, success stories. This is why we chose to include on our mentors list young Romanian entrepreneurs who recently went through the experience of moving from idea to product and full time dedication. Their experience is relevant for the current Romanian context and the participants will have a lot to learn from them. We’ll also have mentors with a broader experience and specialists coming from other domains, who will meet the various participants needs.” – Marius Mocian, Startup Live organizer and Transylvania Innovation Ventures co-founder.

The mentors list includes names like: Ciprian Mardare (Co-Founder and CTO,; Cosmin Mihaiu (Co-Founder and CEO, MIRA Rehab); Cristian Constantin Olărașu (Co-Founder and CEO, Good Momming!); Denis Todirică (Founder and CEO, Glazeon); Gabriel Coarnă (Architect, Evernote Clearly); Horațiu Mocian (Founder and CEO, SociaLook); Philipp Kandal (Co-Founder and CTO, Skobbler); Tudor Vlad (Founder and CEO, KeenSkim); Victor Popescu (Founder and CEO, Gameleon) and Zoli Herczeg (BDM Applications, Microsoft).

Today’s the last day of early-bird tickets, available at Don’t tell this to anyone, but if you write Marius personally (at marius[at], you can get an extension to the early-bird discount until May 1st.

Startup Live event partners are: Evernote, Skobbler, OpenCoffe Club Cluj-Napoca, Yonder, Barandi Solutions, Klain, Business Days, și Mozilla WebFWD. The event is supported by How to Web, Startup Spotlight, Cluj Hub, și TEDx Cluj.

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