Startup Weekend Timisoara

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014

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Startup Weekend Timisoara

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Timisoara Startup Hub

Timisoara, Romania

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Friday November 14th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 15th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 16th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Mentors, Coaches and Speakers

Tudor Bastea
CTO & cofounder @

He is co-founder & CTO of the Timisoara-based startup 123ContactForm. This web form and survey builder with mobile support is ranked among top 5 applications of its kind worldwide and currently counts users from 190 countries. Tudor was born in the beautiful Transylvanian town of Sibiu and majored in Computer Science. He combines years of experience in the IT entrepreneurial industry with his out-of-the-box thinking and a genuine passion for human interaction.

Florin Cornianu
CEO at

Florin is the co-founder and CEO of 123ContactForm, one of the top 5 online survey services in the world. After 3 years of work at Alcatel Lucent, in 2006 Florin decided to dedicate himself entirely to being a full time entrepreneur, together with his old friend, Tudor Baștea. In 2010, their main project, 123ContactForm, became an independent business. Florin took over the CEO role and started building the main directions for developing  his company in areas such as: marketing, client support, sales and business development. 

Otilia Otlacan
International advertising consultant for reddit inc

Otilia specializes in advertising operations, web monetization and tech PR. She is the founder of RightFit Media, an ad tech boutique consulting firm, and is currently serving as international advertising consultant for reddit inc. Previous employers include Google and Facebook, as well as digital music and gaming startups.

Evgenios Skitsanos

Being software developer since 1992 and establishing in four years later his first web development company, today Evgenios runs multiple software and hardware design companies that serving big names like Electrolux, DHL, BMW, Toyota and some others. Evgenios has a lot of experience in software architecture, applied programming, noSQL databases, hardware and when it comes to non technical things you can reach him regarding running multinational and multicultural development teams worldwide, product design, business modeling and business development, forming and operating companies, new venture opportunities.

Josef Dunne
Co-Founder/CEO @ Babelverse

Co-Founder/CEO of Babelverse (Startup Chile, 500 Startups & SV Angel have backed Babelverse somewhere along our journey!) He is currently based in the international and truly Babelverse city that is London (also his hometown).

Very experienced in user experience and accessibility, it's something I think should be at the forefront of any decision. If we're to take the web forward its capabilities must be accessible to all members of society.

Mayel de Borniol
Co-Founder & Architect @ Babelverse

He's been hacking together websites, apps, and online communities since the mid-90's, and building startups for almost 10 years. The Babelverse team are real adventurers, award-winners (LeWeb, TheNextWeb, TechCrunch Disrupt), with experiences over multiple continents which include but are not limited to: flying to Silicon Valley with no return ticket (and no money to buy one), crashing on random people’s couches for months on end until near-homelessness, and finally getting an investment from one of the biggest VCs in Silicon Valley. 

Kumaran Veluppillai

Product + Marketing Geek. Co-organizer of Lean Startup London.

Adela Cristea
Managing Partner Ascent Group

Adela is the co-founder and managing partner of Ascent Group, a consulting group of companies with headquarters in Romania and 7 offices in 4 countries within Eastern Europe. Adela studied both Economics and Law and also attended various scholarships abroad, in the USA, Germany and Belgium. 10 years ago, after 8 years of working in multinational companies and international consulting firms, Adela decided to move to enterpreneurship by launching a consulting group of companies that is advising entrepreneurs and managers who are starting new businesses or relocating business in the region. Her group of companies is providing legal, tax and HR consulting services for start-ups, but also business developement and training services for major companies. Over the years Adela advised more than 100 business start-ups and business developments in countries likee Romania, Moldova, Serbia and Bulgaria, in various fields of activity, such as: manufacturing, logistics, banking and financial services, IT services, trade, etc. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Timisoara team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Startup Weekend Timisoara is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Radu
  • Vlad
  • Ana Maria
  • Andrei
  • Laura
  • Andrei
  • Kristine
  • Valentina
  • Diana
  • Adrian
  • Doru
  • Daia


Dave Parker
VP Product, UP Global, Tech CEO, Founder, Mentor & Board Member

Dave Parker is a Tech Entrepreneur, Senior VP of Programs & Product.  Entrepreneur, Founder and Board Member at UP Global  and

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