Conference
Speakers

A line-up to startle your innovation spirit

Meet the speakers who are building what's next:

  • All topics
  • Product
  • Growth
  • Team
  • Founders
  • Innovation

Bruce
McCarthy

Founder @ Product Culture

World's #1 Product Roadmaps Expert, Author of "Product Roadmaps Relaunched", Serial Entrepreneur & Leader of Product Teams.

Matt
Lerner

Founder
Startup Core Strengths

Europe #1 Growth Expert, creator of Startup Core Strengths — one of the best growth programs for startups worldwide.

Erin
Staples

Developer Relations & Community Expert

Experience in building healthy communities at their intersection with product, seasoned with marketing coordination and strategic planning

James
Mayes

Co-Founder @ Mind the Product

Co-Founder & CEO of Mind the Product, now Evangelist for Pendo, experienced in building high-performance tech teams.

Sultan
Seitbekov

Lead Product Manager @ Miro

User-focused and data-driven Product Leader with experience in building startups, high-performing product teams and products from scratch.

Julia
Steier

Product Manager @ Google

Data-driven Product Manager with a background in computer science, a passion for design, and the desire to build products that matter.

Andrew
Michael

Host @ CHURN.FM

Leading Product Churn Expert and seasoned entrepreneur with 12 years of experience in digital growth companies as a founder or senior manager.

Lucia
Collara

Product Expert

Product Teams Development Expert, Product Director, Lecturer at TAG Innovation School, Product Tank Co-Organizer, with over 10 years of experience in overseeing tech, product design and product management departments.

Valentin
Radu

Founder & CEO @ Omniconvert

Go-to-Market Expert, Founder at Omniconvert CVO Academy, and Co-host at The eCommerce Growth Stories

Eden
Bidani

Conversion Copywriter @ Green Light Copy

Conversion Copywriting & Acquisition Expert, helping SaaS and tech companies acquire more customers, more profitably.

Ivan
Kovalyov

VP of Product @ Payhawk

Engineer turned Product Manager, now leading product managers and product organizations. Ivan wore different hats: founding member, Manager, and now VP at a Series B organization.

Liviu
Herman

Chief Product Officer @ Tazz

Experience in Product Management, with a high focus in putting together people, technology and processes to achieve business and organizational success.

Christoph
Auer-Welsbach

Co-Founder @ Kaizo

Hybrid Workforce Leader, Deep Tech Investor, Founder & Product Manager with a strong background in finance, strategy, AI, blockchain & Web3.

Ivan
Burazin

Chief Developer Experience Officer @ Infobip

The Co-Founder of Shift, the biggest dev conference in SEE, acquired by Infobip & Codeanywhere, the first cross-platform Cloud IDE

Stéphane Ouaki

Head of Department @ European Innovation Council (EIC)

Head of Department - European Innovation Council (EIC) in the newly established European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency

Cristian
Patachia

Development & Innovation Manager @ Orange Romania

Experienced manager with over 15 years of experience in the telecom industry, covering an extensive spectrum of technology, business development, and innovation management

Alexandra
Lung

Chief Product Officer @ uptime

Product leader, mentor & coach, top 25 PLG influencer 2021, with 14+ years of diverse global experience, working in start-ups, scale-ups, and enterprise.

Ondrej
Bartos

General Partner
Credo Ventures

Early stage investor, with investments in UiPath, PriceFX, Productboard and many more.

Martin Olczyk

Managing Partner @ Techstars

Global early-stage investor in +50 startups, former technology investment banker, entrepreneur, and founder of four companies.

Kirsten
Connell

First Cheque Fund @ Octopus Ventures

Kirsten leads the pre-seed fund at Octopus Venture focused on B2B SaaS, FinTech, and Digital Health across Europe. She has spent the best part of the last decade working alongside some of Europe’s most exciting high-growth startups.

Dag
Ainsoo

General Partner @ Startup Wise Guys

General Partner in Startup Wise Guys, one of the largest early stage investors in Europe, having invested in more than 300 companies from over 40 countries. Former startup founder and angel investor.

Alex
Serdiuk

CEO @ Respeecher

CEO of Respeecher, Emmy-award-winning voice cloning technology

Gilles
De Clerck

Founder & Growth Strategist @ Ablaze Growth Studio

Leading European Growth Expert, skilled in getting, keeping and monetizing customers.

Mike
Butcher

Editor at Large @ TechCrunch

Journalist, Co-Founder of Pathfounder; The Europas Awards, TechForUK, TechVets, Techfugees and TechHub.

Dan
Lupu

Partner
Earlybird Venture Capital

Investor in technology companies such as UiPath, FintechOS. Computer science and business background.

Carlos
Espinal

Managing Partner @ Seedcamp

Top European Investor, with a funding history of 9 unicorns and thought leader at Seedcamp Podcast.

Mick
Halsband

VC Founder @ Lunar Ventures

Tech leader turned early-stage deep tech investor, backing technical founders building the technology giants of the future.

Andreas Munk Holm

Founder & Host @ The European VC

Andreas is Europe's LP hypeman, aka founder of The European VC - the go-to podcast and connector of the European venture industry.

David Cruz e Silva

Founder & Host @ The European VC

David is Europe's LP dealmaker, aka founder of The European VC - the go-to podcast and connector of the European venture industry.

Juliana
Jackson

Growth Product Manager @ CXL

Product leader obsessed with data analytics and user behaviour. Host @ Standard Deviation Podcast and Women Techmakers Ambassador.

Todor
Breshkov

Founding Partner @ LAUNCHub

Investor, entrepreneur, interested in technology and innovation. Former Investment Banker and angel investor, now a VC.

Monica
Obogeanu

Startup Programs Manager
Orange

Manager of the Orange Fab Romania program, facilitating collaborations between innovative startups and Orange.

Mihaela
Paun

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Consumer Solutions Group @ Bitdefender

Accomplished marketing executive with an innovative and results-driven approach, focused on leveraging marketing transformation in digital marketing and sales

Enis
Hulli

General Partner
500 Startups Istanbul

Investor and advisor in early-stage technology companies and the host of cc:, a podcast on growth journeys.

Zosia
Wanat

Senior CEE Correspondent @ Sifted

Zosia Wanat is a Sifted senior reporter covering startups in central and eastern Europe. Previously she worked for POLITICO and MLex in Brussels as a policy reporter and for the Financial Times as a reporter in London, Paris, and Warsaw.

Robert Katai

Product Marketer @ Creatopy

Product Marketing Manager & the host of one of the most popular podcasts in Romania called “Katai”. His work was featured on TechCrunch, AdWeek, Entrepreneur, Marketing Pros, and his blog on robertkatai.com.

Radu
Georgescu

Chairman of The Advisory Board @ Seedblink

Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist, with over 30 years of experience in founding and developing companies.

Raluca
Bujoreanu

Product Leader @ Zalando

Strategic Product Leader, solving customer and business problems through technology and building innovative, effective digital experiences.

Miruna Dragomir

CMO @ Planable

Seasoned Growth Marketer, having enabled a 70X growth in revenue at Planable, during her time here and continues going up. Miruna was previously part of Uber’s Marketing Team and Oracle

Alexandru
Iliescu

Co-Founder @ Mondly

Language learning innovator. EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology and Innovation 2018.

George
Lemnaru

CEO @ Green Horse Games

Serial entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in creating and scaling community-based social games.

Andrii
Degeler

Head of Media @ TNW

Covering all things tech since 2007 for Tech.eu, Engadget, The Next Web, Ars Technica UK, the Kyiv Post & more.

Cathy
White

Founder & Director
CEW Communications

Startup & Venture Communications Specialist focused on PR, content creation, and social media.

Bogdan Iordache

General Partner @ Underline Ventures

Seasoned investor with over 9 years experience in helping CEE startups grow and meet their global goals. Founder of How to Web and Conectoo.

Romeo
Mann

Founder
MAN.digital

Sales and marketing expert working with software houses and software consulting companies and B2B SaaS in CEE.

Michal
Rokosz

Partner @ Inovo Venture Partners

VC Investor, currently Partner at Inovo Venture Partners. Previously, he was COO at Booksy.

Irina
Obushtarova

Co-Founder & CEO @ The Recursive

Entrepreneur and journalist,, helping innovative ventures from Emerging Europe scale internationally.

Bogdan
Ripa

VP of Product Management @ UiPath

Entrepreneur at heart & startup co-founder, currently expanding UiPath's product suite as the Vice President of Product.

Ivaylo Simov

Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ Eleven Ventures

The Co-founder and Managing Partner of Eleven - the most active early-stage investment fund in Southeastern Europe with more than 150 investments.

Marvin
Liao

Partner & Board Member
Gamegroove Capital

Investor and adviser in technology companies, formerly a Partner at venture capital fund 500 Startups, running the SF based accelerator program.

Alexandra
Balkova

General Partner & Head of Portfolio @ Startup Wise Guys

As Partner and Head of Portfolio, Alexandra is currently managing 300+ companies from 40+ countries invested by Startup Wise Guys

Cosmin
Ochisor

Partner
GapMinder Venture Partners

Investor and adviser in early-stage technology companies. Recently invested in some of the newest high-growth tech startups from CEE - Deepstash, Soleadify, Machinations, Frisbo, Innoship.

Andra
Zaharia

Content Marketer
The Content Habit

Content marketing specialist for cybersecurity companies, with over 10 years of experience, helping them drive organic growth.

Mike
Korba

CCO & Co-Founder @ User.com

Marketing Automation Expert, helping teams implement and use marketing automation technologies successfully.

Borys
Musielak

Founding Partner
Smok Ventures

Early-stage investor in CEE, previously engineer turned entrepreneur.

Elena
Vrabie

Sales & Senior Content Manager @ The Recursive

Innovation Reporter at The Recursive with 10+ years of experience as a freelance writer based in Bucharest, Romania

Cristian
Munteanu

Founder & Managing Partner
Early Game Ventures

VC with a background as a tech entrepreneur in Romania and the US (Seattle and Silicon Valley).

Radu
Negulescu

Founder & CEO @ Sessions

Serial entrepreneur, starting his first company at 16 while still in high school. Before Sessions, he built one of Romania’s biggest system integrators: Trencadis.

Alexandru
Bogdan

CEO
ROCA X

CEO at ROCA X, Strategist, Investor, Growth Marketer, Experience Designer

Ana
Oarga

Co-Founder & Product Strategist @ Just Mad

Product Strategy Consultant, helping product teams calibrate their growth compass and find their true north.

Adriana
Spulber

Head of Communications @ Underline Ventures

Adriana has been part of or around startups for more than a decade. After failing at a startup, she joined How to Web to rephrase how a tech conference should communicate. and later Pago fintech as their marketing manager, where she is now growing a b2c payments' product.

Vlad
Andriescu

Editor-in-Chief
Start-up.ro

The editor-in-chief of start-up.ro —the coolest place to find out about the most interesting startups. He has a 10 years experience in the media landscape and he's constantly looking for founders who are not afraid of making mistakes and changing the world.

Ioana
Serban

Fractional CMO for B2B startups & Founder @ Techmakers

Ioana brings 15+ years of experience in B2B international marketing and business development for tech companies, mostly SMEs and startups

Nicoleta
Cherciu

Partner Digital and Technology Law @ Sirbu & Vornicu Law

Tech-savvy lawyer and researcher. She is currently Partner at Sirbu & Vornicu Law where she leads the Digital and Technology Law practice where she advises companies, including start-ups, on IT law, IP law, data protection, cybersecurity, and corporate law matters.

Sebastian
Gabor

Founder @ Digitail

Founder on a mission to solve the gap between the ever-growing expectations of millennial pet parents (📈 39%) and the experience offered by veterinarians with their current tools

Dana
Mustatea

Growth Marketing Project Manager @ UiPath

Dana's responsibility is growing the B2B Online Profile of UiPath by handling the peer reviews project across seven platforms.

Bogdan Apostol

CEO @ Nestor

Founder and CEO of Nestor, the People Intelligence Platform that helps organizations engage, develop, and retain talent in the new hybrid world. Bogdan is a YC alumni and a deep believer in customer-driven development.

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