11-17 SEPTEMBER 2016

Building the next generation of Tech Entrepreneurs in Romania

 

 

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WHAT IS #defineSchool?

With #defineSchool we want to help create the next generation of tech entrepreneurs for Romania! Therefore, this is a 6 day program dedicated to students and young professionals with ages between 20 and 26 years who are interested in launching a startup. Hence they will have the opportunity to learn directly from the experience of well known IT leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

MAIN ACTIVITIES
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Trainings

Each day will have a training session focused on different themes: Market Research, Marketing, Financing, Human Resources or Pitching.

Guest talks

The participants will have the chance to talk and learn directly from well known IT leaders and successful entrepreneurs

Team work

Throughout the program, the participants will have sessions of teamwork where they will apply the lessons learned from trainings

Social evenings

Each day will end with a social event that will help participants get to know each other and also to relax and have fun
SPEAKERS & TRAINERS
Philipp Kandal

Philipp Kandal

Engineering VP @ Telenav


He is in charge of the 250+ engineering team in Silicon Valley, Romania and China and spending most of his time in airplanes between Europe and the US. Before skobbler was acquired by Telenav in 2014 he was co-founder and CTO of skobbler, a pioneering navigation company. Philipp is deeply passionate about how autonomous vehicles will transform transportation and save millions of lives. He is an expert in emerging markets and offering regular coachings and trainings there.

Iulian Pădurariu

Iulian Pădurariu

Co-Founder and CEO at PONY Car Sharing


he is one of the most outstanding strategy consultants in Romania and the Co-Founder of the first Car-Sharing service in Romania, based on a trust exercise – PONY Car Sharing. In his vision, Iulian thinks that only using these exercises we are able to get out from the vicious cycle of the „in our country it is not possible” thinking model. By this vision, Cluj-Napoca has been chosen as the FIRST CITY IN ROMANIA to try this exercise.

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson

Co-Founder, Group COO and Chairman Technology Outsourcing Xoomworks


Steve is an entrepreneur and business strategist, and has over 16 years experience starting, building and selling companies. His businesses have spanned consulting, outsourcing, recruitment technology and on-line games. He is currently Co-Founder and Group COO of Xoomworks – a niche technology consulting and outsourcing business based in the UK, France, Romania and Bulgaria.

Adrian Pica

Adrian Pica

‎Founder and editor at 150sec.com, Product Manager at Telenav


Passionate about internet start-ups, product focused, social media, digital advertising, sales, on-line and off-line marketing, experienced manager and with great event organizing skills. I have dedicated many years of my professional career to the development of my expertise in these areas. Experienced entrepreneur and marketer.

Gabriel Dombri

Gabriel Dombri

Founder at GROWTH MARKETING Academy & CEO tapptitude


He is now CEO at tapptitude, a full-stack mobile product studio. Last year he founded GROWTH MARKETING Academy as a private school in growth marketing. Previously: Co-founder @Startcelerate, Digital Marketing Manager @Palgrave Macmillan in London. Highly passionate about products and innovation, Gabriel is focused on helping smart entrepreneurs create value and grow their businesses using a growth mindset & tools.

Mircea Vădan

Mircea Vădan

Cofounder Cluj Startups & Startups Program Manager at How to Web


Keen on customer development and user acquisition, Mircea, co-founded 3 startups with which he participated in accelerators and raised investment. He is driven to help startups and is active in the local tech startups community (Cluj Startups). Nowadays he works as consultant for companies building tech products and he is organizing programs for startups (like MVP Academy, Startup Spotlight).

Roxana Rugină

Roxana Rugină

Founder Simplon Romania & Cluj Makers


Technologist and communication expert engaged in social and disruptive innovation. She is passionate about creative technologies and innovation in education.  Her entrepreneurial drive determined her to move from Paris to Cluj, where she co-founded Simplon Romania and Cluj Makers.  Today she is managing various web projects and mobile applications like Skin Vision. With 10 years of experience in project management, marketing and education, she wants to help more people to learn how to code, develop digital & entrepreneurial skills to solve real problems

Florin Șomodi

Florin Șomodi

Owner SDI Network


Florin has more than 12 years’ experience in B2B consultatives sales of products & services for industries, horeca, or retail networks. Also, more than 12 years of voluntary work in civic organizations in leadership positions, training and projects coordinator.
Over 7 years’ experience in sales, leadership and teamwork training , for more than 1000 participants.
Licensed in the LIFO Method, with implementation in sales & negotiation, leadership, teamwork, personal development. He is an independent sales trainer, mentor & coach.

Cornelius Brody

Cornelius Brody

Founder, Chairman of the Board iQuest Group


As founder and long-time CEO of iQuest, Cornelius has had a central role in shaping the company´s vision and direction for the first 16 years of its existence. During this period, he has built iQuest into a robust player in the software solutions and services market with a strong international client portfolio and an exceptional talent pool of 600 people. Along the way he helped establish a powerful company culture based on excellence, commitment and trust.

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WHY ATTEND?

Learning experience

Learn from the best trainers everything you need to know about launching a successful startup

Networking

Network and share your ideas with other creative and ambitious young people
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Open talks

Engage in open discussions with well known IT leaders and successful antrepreneurs
LAST EDITION
Speakers & Trainers
Peter Barta

Peter Barta

CEO of the Post Privatisation Foundation


Highly experienced management professional, with over 17-years international experience. Mr. Barta has been involved in different management positions within national and international organizations. Currently is CEO of the Post Privatisation Foundation (FPP), a VC Fund jointly managed by the European Commission and the Government of Romania.

Bogdan Herea

Bogdan Herea

Owner of PITECH+PLUS


Bogdan Herea has over ten years of experience leading his own group of digital consultancy companies. PITECH+PLUS. Recently he started mentoring young generations in the area of tech innovation by launching ACADEMY+PLUS.

Bogdan Oros

Bogdan Oros

CEO of the Post Privatisation Foundation


Bogdan is the CEO of Onyx Beacon, one of the leading ibeacon technology providers with customers and partners in more than 70 countries. He is working right now at his 2nd startup, having failed the first one, a mobile customer feedback solution for retailers called TxtFeedback.

Tudor Rad

Tudor Rad

Owner of Transylgamia


Tudor is a serial digital entrepreneur being involved in online marketing since 2002. In 2007 he co-founded IDEA Studios, one of the largest independent game development and publishing studios in Romania. He currently leads his second gaming start-up. Transylgamia.

Alexandra Damian

Alexandra Damian

Content Specialist at Netlogiq


Born with the soul of a digital native Alexandra stepped into the online marketing realm as a freelancer inhaling and exhaling know-how in this field for over 4 years. Being highly involved in local community projects and working for internet giants like Facebook, she stirred up online conversation between brands and consumers, turning both sides into enthusiasts. At the moment, when she’s not travelling or learning how to speak Hungarian, she creates awesome content for clients in many different fields at Netlogiq, a digital marketing and web development agency in Cluj-Napoca.

Adrian Pica

Adrian Pica

Entrepreneur


Passionate about internet start-ups, product focused, social media, digital advertising, sales, on-line and off-line marketing, experienced manager and with great event organizing skills. I have dedicated many years of my professional career to the development of my expertise in these areas. Experienced entrepreneur and marketer.

Ancuta Bodnarescu

Ancuta Bodnarescu

Head of Online Marketing at Netlogiq


With over 3 years of experience in the online world, Ancuta is leading the online marketing department at Netlogiq. Focused on results and obsessed with Google Analytics, she believes that doing what you love makes you great and brings those awesome results. Ancuta has coordinated over 20 projects developing online marketing strategies in a number of verticals like Travel & Tourism, Healthcare and Medical, Constructions and Retail.

Mircea Vadan

Mircea Vadan

Co-founder of Seed for Tech


Keen on customer development and user aquisition, Mircea previous to Seed for Tech, co-founded 2 startups with which he participated in 2 accelerators and raised investment. He is driven to help startups and is active in the tech startups community.

Testimonials

The experience I had with you and the speakers has been above expectations. Thanks to the team, I am grateful for your hard work and for putting together this event of immeasurable caliber. I use this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful success you have brought in our hearts.

Sasa Chereja

participant

I don’t regret for one moment that I came all the way from Bucharest to be a part of this event. Thank you for a productive week, for the opportunity of meeting great people […] it was and it will be an unforgettable week. I went back home filled with positive energy, lots of ideas and new information.

Badea Florentina

participant

Simply awesome! I learned a lot of new things that I hope to put to good use as soon as possible.

Canta Danut

participant

Congratulations for the organization of this program! This event has managed to change my perception and give me a whole new perception on certain things. Congratulations on the initiative and organization!

Diaconu Eduard

participant

Registration closed! Congratulations to all the participants for taking up this challenge!

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