Startup Workout Weekend – Cluj Napoca, April 26th & 27th

The European Entrepreneurship Foundation is organizing Startup Workout Weekend in Cluj Napoca, on April 26th and 27th. The event aims to gather 10 of the best startups in the region and give them a boost through mentoring, networking and immediate feedback.


The program

The event starts on Friday with a screening of the Something Ventured movie, a documentary featuring the people who “were backing and building companies before the term ‘venture capital’ had been coined: companies that led to the birth of biotechnology and the spectacular growth in microprocessors, personal computers and the web”. After the movie, it’s networking time by beers and pizza.

On Saturday morning, each of the 10 startups gets 5 minutes to pitch their business in front of the mentors, who will also be giving on the spot feedback. EEF founder and president, Peter Zaboji, will then deliver a keynote entitled From brick to click. After lunch, teams will go through 20 minutes long private mentoring sessions. This is a time to get personal feedback on their specific businesses, ask the mentors for specific advice.

Mentoring sessions will be followed by three presentations on entrepreneurship: Imre Hild will present iCatapult – the “global business development excelerator for CEE tech startups”, Andris Szabo will hold a talk entitled From employee to entrepreneur and Csaba Szabo will talk about the Singularity University. And at the end of the day, time for a hang-out after the workout aka some more networking and fun out at a local pub.

The mentors

When you’re growing your startup you need all the good connections you can get. Startup Workout Weekend gathers great mentors from the region:

Peter ZabojiEEF founder and president, Seedcamp partner, entrepreneur and investor
David SzabobloggerEEF fellow, LEGO SERIOUSPLAY facilitator and strategy advisor at Microsoft’s incubation business
Andrei Pitis, active angel investor and mentor to many startups, president of ANIS and associate professor at Politehnica University of Bucharest
Adrian Gheara, serial entrepreneur, business angel investor, co-founder of Neobyte Solutions
– Imre Hild, EEF Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Seedcamp mentor, Global Entrepreneurship Ambassador of Hungarian Venture Capital Association
Stefan Szakal, entrepreneur, co-founder & CEO of X3, E-spress-oh, Ctrl-D
Lucian Todea, entrepreneur, founder & CEO of Soft32
Filip Chereches-Tosa, entrepreneur, built CashBasejobberjobberBase, started GeekMeet, co-founded Lateral, now building other cool new products
Marius Mocian, co-founder Transylvania Innovation Ventures, Pioneers Festival Ambassador, entrepreneur
Csaba Szabo, EEF alumnus, Singularity University ambassador for CEE, director EEF chapter Transylvania
Andras Szabo, EEF alumnus, employee turned entrepreneur, former director EEF chapter Transylvania

Apply now!

Check out the event website for all the up-to-date information. And if you want to take your startup for a workout in Cluj, fill-out the application form until April 21st!

Startup Workout Weekend is orgainzed by the European Entrepreneurship Foundation with the support of How to Web and Transylvania Networking Ventures and is sponsored by Microsoft.

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