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UiPath Bucharest

Str Caderea Bastiliei 39, Building A

010613 București


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Deciding on the partners and investors you take on board in the early days can have a huge impact on the future of your business.

But what does a startup need to get off the ground? Funding, mentorship, business partnerships? Do founders have a clear vision of how to evaluate their options?

How to Web is bringing together highly experienced Romanian and European founders, operators and investors to discuss best practices on how to choose the right business relationships, the first funding options, to analyze how can startup programs and corporates accelerate growth and look into the role advisors should play for early-stage startups.

We hope that at the end of the evening you’ll:

  • find it easier to evaluate the funding options available and manage your expectations

  • have a better understating of opportunities and challenges of early-stage acceleration programs in Europe

  • get creative on ways in which startups can collaborate with companies and programs that put innovation at the core of their business

  • have more clarity on what to ask from business partners and investors

  • decide if your business is at the right stage to join acceleration programs

  • connect with like-minded professionals


18:30 - 19:00 - Registration

19:00 - 19:05 - Welcoming note : How to Web & Ui Path

19:05 - 19:10 - Introduction from Laszlo Gulyas, Corresponding Officer at EIT Digital - leading European open innovation organization that brings together a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe.

19:10 - 19:40 - Open debate: how are founders managing expectations of their first business partnerships and how should they navigate through the struggles of the first funding rounds?

  • Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou, Co-Founder and Partner at Found.ation - leading startup enabling platform for tech-oriented products & services in SE Europe

  • Rumen Iliev, Partner at LAUNCHub Ventures - seed stage Venture Capital firm based in Sofia investing in early-stage startups in Bulgaria and the wider Southeastern Europe region

  • Vlad Sorici, Program Manager at Orange Fab Corporate Acceleration Program - equity-free corporate accelerator, aiming to facilitate the creation of commercial partnerships between innovative startups and Orange

  • Teodor Blidarus, Managing Partner Softelligence Romania - supporting the development of the Romanian software and services industry, the growth of both intellectual property generator and outsourcing and global services companies.

19:40 - 19:55 - Q&A: come prepared with your most burning questions!

19:55 - 20:00 - Closing remarks

20:00 - 21:00 - Networking: continue the conversations started over a beer or a glass of wine.

Who is the event for?

While the event is aimed at founders, if you’re a professional, business angel or a tech-enthusiast, don’t hesitate to join the event! Thinking outside the box and sharing expertise is what really helps early-stage startups get a kick start, so your contribution could be essential.

We can’t wait to meet you,

The How to Web team

Many thanks to our friends from UiPath for hosting us!

How to Web started in 2009 at a point when the IT industry was centered on outsourcing activities and since then we’ve been actively supporting the development of the Romanian technology industry in the CEE region and helping companies differentiate and innovate. Together, we’ve grown into a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, investors and professionals with a creative mindset who want to take advantage of the opportunities technology innovation creates.

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