In the Spotlight | with Madis Alesmaa from Alpha AR, the winner of Spotlight 2021

Alpha AR, an AI-based deep tech solution that makes 3D easy and scalable for AR/VR, NFTs, games and marketing from Estonia, is the winner of the €350,000 grand investment prize from How to Web’s 2021 Spotlight competition. We talked with Madis Alesmaa, the Co-Founder and CEO of Alpha AR, about the company’s vision, the Spotlight program experience and… Read more »

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Alpha AR, an AI-based deep tech startup from Estonia, is the winning startup of Spotlight 2021 competition and takes home the €350,000 investment prize

Alpha AR from Estonia, an AI-based deep tech solution that makes 3D easy and scalable for AR/VR, NFTs, games and marketing, is the winner of the €350,000 investment prize from How to Web’s 2021 Spotlight competition. „We want to thank the How to Web team for all the support during the two months of the… Read more »

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The winning startup of the €350,000 prize will be announced on November 24th at Spotlight Pitch Day event 

On November 24th, How to Web will announce the winner of the €350,000 grand investment prize at Spotlight Pitch Day, the competition at the end of the Spotlight 2021 program. Investors, startup founders, tech enthusiasts, and business representatives are expected to attend the event, which will take place online. Registrations for the Spotlight Pitch Day… Read more »

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In the Spotlight | with Andreea Pipernea (NN Private Pensions Fund)

Andreea Pipernea is the CEO of NN Private Pensions Fund, being a professional with 20+ years of experience in banking, asset management, and insurance within European and global institutions. She is passionate about business strategy and committed to supporting the growth and development of Romanian entrepreneurial companies. Andreea Pipernea shared with us what does the process… Read more »

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In the Spotlight | with Laura Ștefan (Mastercard Romania)

Laura Ștefan is the Director, Commercial and Nontraditional Business Development at Mastercard Romania. Being a finance professional with more than 10 years of experience in the banking sector, Laura also works closely with lean practices and processes. She revealed her thoughts about the state of innovation within the payment sector, how does Mastercard integrate innovation in… Read more »

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In the Spotlight | with Lavinia Neagoe and Daniel Rizea (Fitbit)

Lavinia Neagoe is a Senior Engineering Manager & Bucharest Technology Site Lead at Fitbit, with 15 years of experience in leading global engineering teams. Her mission is to drive excellence in building new technology for businesses and customers.  The ultimate goal is to impact people’s lives in a positive way through technology and innovation. Lavinia… Read more »

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In the Spotlight | with Bogdan Axinia (eMAG Ventures)

Bogdan Axinia is a senior leader with 16 years of experience in tech companies, currently working as advisor with C-level executives and their teams to drive business growth through technology. He revealed to us his perspective about a good relationship between investors and founders, the strengths and weaknesses of entrepreneurs and the potential of the… Read more »

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In the Spotlight | with René Schöb (KPMG Romania)

René Schöb is the Head of Tax & Legal at KPMG Romania and coordinator of the KPMG Romania Startup Grow Pad Program, aimed to help startups find the right resources and financing they need to develop and grow. René Schöb helps companies to create value by expanding in new territories and embracing new technologies. He shared… Read more »

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In the Spotlight | with Horia Velicu (BRD – Groupe Société Générale)

Horia Velicu is the Head of Innovation Lab at BRD, responsible for sustaining bank’s innovation initiatives. He joined the company in 2003 and performed various roles in the financial markets perimeter. As a former investment banking operations manager, in this innovation related role, Horia Velicu is exploring new kind of solutions and partnerships, with a… Read more »

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In the Spotlight | with Gabriel Diaconescu (BearingPoint Romania)  

Gabriel Diaconescu is a Senior Manager at BearingPoint Romania, responsible for the BearingPoint Business Services Unit in Romania. He joined the company in 2014, focusing on digital innovation in various industries.  A former entrepreneur, in his role, Gabriel Diaconescu is combining his business knowledge with technology expertise, integrating innovative digital solutions into the business processes… Read more »

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42 of the most promising Eastern European tech startups have been selected for Spotlight 2021

42 startups have been selected in the current edition of the Spotlight program, organized by How to Web, which will end on November 24th with „Pitch Day” pitching event. The chosen teams come from Romania, Estonia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Republic of Kosovo, Hungary and Ukraine. The 42 selected startups are: Alpha… Read more »

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