Tucano = love + peace + coffee

Since Startup Weekend is all about hands-on experiences, work and starting a business in 54 hours we must have a lot of energy.
Thus we must get our fuel somewhere, right?
That’s why we would like to present you one of our partners at this year’s edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara: Tucano Coffee.

Tucano is not only a coffee shop, it’s a place where you can find love, peace and coffee, as their motto says. They started in Moldova, Chisinau and now they’re also in Timisoara delighting us with amazing and creative recipes. Tucano will provide coffee at Startup Weekend Timisoara to keep you alive and kicking while working on your startup.

We are happy that they became our partners and we are sure you will love the Startup Weekend experience. So in order to enjoy a great coffee and attend this year’s edition reserve your seat here.


The Hub – a mobile playground

Today, we want to present you one of our partners: The Hub. They will entertain everyone with awesome technologies at the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara.

The Hub is a mobile playground founded by a group of young & brave people who want to help you create a memorable event. They provide an innovating mobile system for entertaining complete with an Oculus Rift and an HTC Vive. The VR technologies from these 2 headsets are the most advanced available on the market and it is already used in the health system, business, sports and, of course, entertainment.
The playground is suitable for any event as the team will make sure the activities will fit and the attendees will remember the event. You can relax with a movie or hype up with a concert, game or many other activities.

We are glad we have them on our side and hope our partnership will last forever.
If you wanna give it a try for free, get your ticket at the most amazing startup event in western Romania.

Let’s talk about the organizing team

Andrada Olteanu

Andrada is the communication mastermind, always ready to help you and give you creative ideas. She was a proud (exchange) student of Østfold University College and she participated in her first Startup Weekend program in Stockholm, participating in the creation process of an amazing shooter game.
In the last few years, she volunteered in more than 3 associations and she currently works as a marketing specialist for RQM Certification considering herself the jack of all trades in the company.

Andrei Munteanu

Andrei is #allOverThePlace and everyone knows that. If there’s a cool tech event in Timisoara and you don’t see Andrei, something bad must have happened and somebody should call him immediately. He is the one who coordinates this year’s edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara.
Energetic and ambitious, he is the co-founder and event wizard at Cowork Timisoara, the perfect space for startups and freelancers in Timisoara. Also, he is a global startup weekend facilitator for more than 2 years now.

Dragos Damian

Meet our colleague and friend Dragos, an energetic young man ready to come with the craziest ideas. He is the one who adds the funny stuff in the process.
This creative guy is the master of web technologies, currently working as a front-end developer for a big IT company: NTT Data. In his spare time, he is a CoderDojo mentor, helping kids learn how to code, make websites and, most important, have fun in the process

Madalina Soit

Mada is our logistics lady, ready to make a spreadsheet with new things we have to do or buy.
She is preoccupied about the environment, volunteering for a cause named “Borcanul cu ulei” and, of course, for startup weekend programs. Currently working as a Marketing specialist at VI, dreams of starting her own startup soon.

Alex Bordea

Alex is the man who cold-called and wrote emails to everyone in order to find the perfect partners. He managed to do this successfully and we couldn’t be more proud of our partners.
He is the founder of Digital Mushroom, a marketing and advertising company in Timisoara, where he (and his team) finds solutions for any aspect related to your business image.

Gabriel Minca

Meet Gabi, the down to earth person from the group. He is the mastermind behind our sidekick facebook bot, Wilson. If you didn’t meet our virtual colleague yet, check this out. Gabi is working as an escalation engineer for Toluna, a marketing / IT company. He found out about the Startup Weekend program from college and instantly became obsessed with it. In his spare time, he likes to learn about mobile technologies, especially Android.

Bogdana Zadic

Bogdana is our networking girl. She is the one who always knows a person in every company from Timisoara. Currently, she is a software developer for NTT Data, passionate about books, good movies and travel. Working with her, you’ll be surprised how ridiculously efficient she is and we are glad to have her (and her pug) on our side. And she writes amazing articles 🙂

If you want to meet them and be amazed of this awesome event they created, get your ticket from here. Don’t forget that the early bird tickets will be available only until 24.05 so hurry up!

Meet the Mentors: Eduard Boka

Meet Eduard, one of the mentors you’ll meet at the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. His area of expertise includes leadership, marketing skills and knowledge about how to create a better future for ourselves. He will help you find the inner problem you want to actually resolve and make you see the startup from a different perspective. Together you’ll pivot your idea until you’ll be sure you’ll want to spend all your time on it. Also, he will share his experience with failed projects that he made, the importance of those and the experience he got creating products that saved millions of dollars for his clients.

Eduard is the manager of Demoki Interactive, a group of companies united under the same goal: to create digital solutions used by thousands of people. One of the best projects he made is coPrinted, a service that empowers the users to create the most amazing and affordable printable PDF files with ease. The users can select from a variety of designs and add other colors, fonts and pictures to make it personal.

Working also as a web developer for a long period of time, Eduard is the combination of a code machine and a manager with a creative, free spirit. He loves technology, marketing and to explore new ideas in the hunt for the next big service or product.

We are proud to have Eduard on our side, as a mentor and Demoki Interactive as a silver partner.
We are sure you want to meet Eduard so don’t hesitate and book your early ticket while you can.

Meet the Mentors: Alexandru Ghiura

Another day, another amazing mentor! Meet Alexandru Ghiura, a super-human who will teach you how to visualize your project and design a product that will spark an unknown desire in people’s hearts. 

We chose him because of his experience and skills. One of them is a natural ability to inspire people and make them work flawlessly on a common goal. Also, he likes to break projects to the basics to make them easier to understand and scale.

Day by day, you can find him in a software company, TIBCO, working as a manager – software engineering.

One of his latest creations is a startup named Coderbox where he is a co-founder. The company aims to help people evolve and find their dream tech job. One of the cool way he does this is by organizing meetups with people who are already in the dream position.

If you want to meet him in person and get inspired by him, reserve your seat at the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara http://bit.ly/TicketsSWTimisoara6

Elena Toscheva – Techstars fairy living in Spain

Today, we want to present you Elena Tosheva. She is one of the awesome peeps from Techstars who helped us to lay the foundation of the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. She is the Regional Manager for Techstars Startup Programs in Europe and works with a community of leaders from 28 countries.

Elena considers herself quite shy but she managed to start her own business when she was only seventeen years old. The business failed but she’s proud that she learned a lot with her team. She believes that the power comes from the people and that education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world.

Currently living in Spain, Elena has a vast background in entrepreneurship, business development, leadership and business strategy. Because of her vast knowledge in entrepreneurship, she was a Co-organizer for 2 months at Startup Weekend. Since November 2016, Elena is a global facilitator, always ready for action.

We are thrilled to have her on our side, to work with her and to share the same ideas: #NoTalkAllAction

Elena, we want to thank you for what you do!

Don’t forget to get a ticket and reserve your seat for this amazing edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. You can buy a ticket from here.

Meet Wilson, our virtual colleague

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Wilson was preparing to for an important task:

To become our awesome colleague in order to help you to get all the information you needed for the next Startup Weekend Timisoara.

He was trained by the oldest masters to know all the answers to your questions. He has a vast knowledge in Startup Weekend news and he knows everything about the 6th edition of this event.

Let’s let him present himself and his knowledge.

“Hi, I’m Wilson and my main purpose is to come in handy. Here are just a few things I can do for you.
You can summon me by starting a chat with the page “Startup Weekend Timisoara” and press “Get started”. You can always get back to the main menu by typing “menu”, “go back to the menu” or a similar phrase.

I can answer various questions about this event like: is this a tech event? Let’s find out!

Quick question: do you know where this event will take place? The answer is at Cowork Timisoara. I can give you directions in order to be easier for you to get here.

I can answer many questions like:

  • Who can join?
  • Do I need a team?
  • What should I bring?

If I can’t find an answer for your questions, you can always talk with one of my masters by accessing the “Contact us” block.

So what are you waiting for? Go to the ticket section and buy your early bird ticket while is still hot.
See ya all!”

We are back and we have early tickets for you!

Summer is coming which means there are now less than 2 months until we open the doors on the 6th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara. As you already know, each year, we come better, faster, stronger, and bring you one of the most important events from Timisoara. It will take place from 16th – 18th of June, so you should save the date.

Another awesome announcement is that the early bird tickets are available. You can purchase them until May 9. There are 3 types of tickets: one for the techie, one for the creative type and last but not least, one for the amazing non-tech. There are limited seats for each type of participants.

So, “be an early bird” and get your ticket from here: http://bit.ly/TicketsSWTimisoara6

The concept is implemented in over 100 countries. The event has an educational purpose in terms of entrepreneurship and is based on the collaboration of participants with different working areas.

We have prepared plenty of surprises which await to be discovered by you.

Stay tuned for further updates, until then… 😀

#SWTimisoara team over and out!