Problems! It’s all about THE problem!

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We’ve done some research for you in order to kickstart your inspiration! We’ve interviewed farmers & domain experts from agriculture about what kind of issues they are facing and have compiled a list below:

    • there are all sorts of issues when it comes to crops – like insects or other things harming the growth of wheat, corn, etc.
    • farmers face issues selling their products
    • farmers have an issue on tracking the right price of that they are selling or buying
    • the safety of the crops of the farmers
    • farmers don’t know how #technology can boost their farm into a serious business

Two great additional resources can be found here:

Feel free to kickstart your inspiration for a pitch on Friday evening at Startup Weekend Timisoara – AgTech powered by Agroland. If you didn’t already get your #ticket you can do so, right now, right here: http://bit.ly/SWAgTechTickets

🇹🇩 Ne-am făcut temele și am intervievat câțiva fermieri pentru a crea o listă de probleme de care ei se lovesc și pentru care nu au neaparat o soluție viabilă. Oricare dintre problemele de mai sus pot fi folosite ca punct de plecare în cadrul Startup Weekend Timisoara AgTech.

    • determinarea apariției unui dăunător din cultura de grau, porumb, rapiță, etc.
    • monitorizarea și prevenirea problemelor de sănătate ale animalelor mari
    • procesul de vânzare și locul unde sunt vandute produsele de la fermieri. Au vândut sau cumpărat la un preț corect?
    • există depozite libere cu prețul afișat la toate produsele agricole direct pentru comercianți la nivelul țării?
    • se folosesc fermierii de tehnologie modernă pentru a-și asigura paza culturilor?

Mai jos puteți găsi două resurse adiționale:

Poți folosi oricare dintre problemele de mai sus ca punct de plecare la prezentările de 60 de secunde de vineri la Startup Weekend Timisoara AgTech powered by Agroland. Ți-ai luat bilet? Ce mai astepți? I-ați bilet de aici: http://bit.ly/SWAgTechTickets








Tickets explained – WHY and WHAT am I paying for?

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First of all, congrats, you’ve made it here! So you found out what Startup Weekend is about and now you’re wondering WHY should you attend or why should you BUY a ticket to do so?

To answer that, we’ll need to dive into the WHAT are you getting for your money:

    • a FULL weekend’s worth of networking with co-founders, national and international mentors. Organized meeting sessions with the mentors included!
    • you’ll be working during the weekend using the Startup Weekend framework, that has kickstarted a few great startups (a national example would be Clever Taxi – SWBucharest, 2011)
    • everything will be ready (location, wi-fi, stationery, printed lean canvases) together with delicious meals so that you can just… WORK IT.
    • a workshop or two on How To Pitch and Lean Canvas
    • not to mention the fact that the teams can move onto the next intensive FREE training boot camp (Startup Generation) as part of AgTech TM and then have the chance to access a SPONSORED incubation program!

Now to come back to the WHY. Well, do you have an idea you’ve been itching to pitch? Or do you want to find out more about this whole startup world from ideation to validation (or pivoting)? Or just want to meet people, network and then have the proper network to work on your own thing afterward?

You can leverage all of the above and much more just by actively joining the 9th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara, right now for the cost of two cocktails and a bag of chips 🙂

Are you in?

Tickets —> http://bit.ly/SWAgTechTickets

FB Invite & share the event —>  http://bit.ly/SWAgTechEvent

This will be THE product/innovation/startup/business/hackathon of the year in Timisoara. Looking forward to seeing all the geeks, geekettes, business people, designers, domain experts, people with ideas or just curious on the 3rd of April at Startup Weekend Timisoara powered by Agroland!

Începem cu de ce? 🇹🇩

Felicitări! Ai ajuns până în punctul în care ai aflat despre Startup Weekend Timișoara. Iar acum te întrebi de ce să participi sau mai exact de ce să plătești un bilet pentru a participa?

Ei bine, răspunul este destul de simplu. În prețul biletului include:

  • o experiență întreagă de networking cu potențiali co-fondatori, antreprenori naționali și internaționali. Sesiunile cu mentorii sunt incluse!
  • vei lucra folosind framework-ul celor de la Startup Weekend (bazat pe Lean Startup), care a stat la baza unor companii de success. Un exemplu național ar fi Clever Taxi (SWBucharest, 2011).
  • ai la dispoziție locație, wi-fi, lean canvas împreună cu tot ce va fi nevoie pentru a menține nivelul energiei pe tot parcusul weekendului pentru a-ți putea crea (valida) startup-ul
  • un workshop despre How To Pitch și unul aplicat pe Lean Canvas
  • posibilitatea de a avansa în programul AgTech TM și de a participa la Startup Generation, o serie de workshop-uri intensive, menite să ducă echipa și proiectul formate la Startup Weekend mai aproape de un startup funcțional. Scopul final AgTech TM este accesarea programului de incubare!

Poți beneficia de experiența de mai sus la cea de-a 10-a edițe Startup Weekend Timișoara! Ne vedem?

Bilete —> http://bit.ly/SWAgTechTickets

Ne gasești pe Facebook aici —>  http://bit.ly/SWAgTechEvent

ACESTA este semnul pe care îl așteptai. Dacă ai o idee în AgTech sau nu, ne vedem toți fie că ești stundent(ă) sau expert în business, marketing, programare, agricultură sau orice alt domeniu pe 3 Aprilie la SWTimișoara AgTech powered by Agroland!

 








The BIG picture

Welcome! 🇺🇸

If you’re already here you know that Startup Weekend AgTech will take place between the 3 – 5 April 2020.

But what’s different about this Startup Weekend?

We’ll there are two important points to notice:

1. SWAgTechTM is part of a bigger program called AgTech TM geared towards sustaining the development & growth of startups in the field of Agritech. The main partner of the program is Agroland which is the biggest chain of stores for agriculture products in Romania. With their support, the program is centered around developing real ventures within a guided framework. What does this mean? It means that we have 5 phases:

a. Startup Weekend – for ideation, kickstarting ideas, forming teams, and having the first iteration within a set of problems and ideas. Participating to the Startup Weekends opens the doors for you for a real entrepreneurship ride below. You get the opportunity to pitch your idea and form a team or just join a team. You get first-hand know-how from national & international mentors and an initial shot to tackle the creation of a startup.

b. Startup Generation [FREE] – two weeks of intensive boot camp based on Design Thinking which the teams use in order to consolidate their projects, get applied know-how within workshops on how

c. Pitching for Incubation – this offers you the possibility to get selected among the teams that are part of the Incubation phase.

d. Incubation – we use Lean Startup as the methodology to guide this 3 months mentorship-driven incubation program developed to help you get your customers, the right product to market fit and some initial customers. This program is incentivized – we’ll come back with what that means.

e. Pitching for Funding – the opportunity to pitch in front of a jury panel and receive funding to develop your startup!

2. SWAgTechTM is geared towards kickstarting ideas & initiatives within the Agritech. To quote Wikipedia, Agritech is basically the use of technology in agriculturehorticulture, and aquaculture[1] with the aim of improving yield, efficiency, and profitability. Agritech can be products, services or applications derived from agriculture that improve various input/output processes. 

This is just the beginning of a series of articles about the program with a focus on Startup Weekend AgTech TM.

Salutare! 🇹🇩

Dacă ești aici înseamnă că ai aflat deja ce se întâmplă pe 3-5 Aprilie 2020: Startup Weekend AgTech!

Care este diferența dintre acest Startup Weekend și alte evenimente similare? În principiu sunt 2 diferențe pe care aș vrea să le punctăm aici:

1. SWAgTechTM face parte dintr-un programul AgTech TM de generare și dezvoltare de startup-uri în domeniul Agritech. Partenerul principal al acestui program este Agroland – cea mai mare rețea de mazagine agricole din România. Cu ajutorul lor, programul este axat pe dezvoltarea de afaceri reale cu ajutorul unui cadru care încurajeză și facilitează acest proces. Acest program este alcătuit din 5 faze:

a. Startup Weekend – destinat procesului de ideație, formării de echipe și pentru o primă iterație în ceea ce înseamnă un set de probleme identificate și idei de startups. Participarea la Startup Weekend literlalmente deschide porțile spre întreg programul AgTech TM. Ai posibilitatea de a prezenta o idee de startup, să te alături unei echipe și să interacționezi cu antreprenori naționali și internaționali.

b. Startup Generation GRATUIT – un program intensiv care se desfășoară pe parcursul a două săptămâni și care are la bază ca metodologie de lucru Design Thiking. Programul este conceput ca o continuare la Startup Weekend cu o abordare de tip workshop, adică una aplicativă.

c. Sesiune de pitching – selecția în ultima fază a programului se face cu ajutorul unei sesiuni de pitching în care echipele sunt jurizate.

d. Incubare – ne folosim de principii de Lean Startup pentru a avea un program de 3 luni de incubare care conectează echipele selectate cu mentorii potriviți pentru ca ele să poată să dezvolte startup-ul. Fie că este vorba de dezvoltarea produsului (sau a serviciului) corect fie ca este vorba de maparea potrivită dintre produs și piață.

e. Pitching pentru finanțare – oferă posibilitatea startup-urilor să susțină o prezentare în fața unui juriu cu scopul de a obține o finanțare.

2. SWAgTechTM este angrenat în jurului conceptului de Agritech. Mai exact folosirea tehnologiei în agricultură, horticultură și aquacultură cu scopul de aduce îmbunătățiri, eficientizări și profitabilitate crescută.

Acesta este începutul articolelor despre Startup Weekend AgTech TM, ne auzim!








    Let’s all GROW together

    Good morning!

    Wondered what is the right mix for a Startup Weekend?

    We’ll share our [notsosecret] recipe:

    • attendees with various backgrounds (as diverse as possible)
    • entrepreneurs with national & international businesses, from various industries, as mentors
    • angel investors with an appetite for early-stage startups

    Our friends at Growceanu are joining Startup Weekend Timisoara with the purpose to support the local startup scene. Being part of the mentoring sessions, the feedback is meant to support teams in understanding what it takes to be an investable early-stage startup. ‘Great ideas deserve to grow’ is one of their tag-lines and damn, they are right!

     

    Meet them at #SWTimisoara.

    Snatch your ticket here.

     








    Why tickets, what am I paying for?

    WHY?

    First of all, congrats, you’ve made it here! So you found out what Startup Weekend is about and now you’re wondering WHY should you attend or why should you BUY a ticket to do so?

    To answer that, we’ll need to dive into the WHAT are you getting for your money:

      • a FULL weekend’s worth of networking with co-founders, local and international mentors. Organized meeting sessions with the mentors included!
      • you’ll be working within the weekend using the Startup Weekend framework, that has kickstarted a few great startups [link]
      • everything will be ready (location, wi-fi, stationery, printed lean canvases) together with delicious meals so that you can just… WORK IT.
      • a workshop or two on How To Pitch and Lean Canvas

    Now to come back to the WHY. Well, do you have an idea you’ve been itching to pitch? Or do you want to find out more about this whole startup world from ideation to validation (or pivoting)? Or just want to meet people, network and then have the proper network to work on your own thing afterward?

    You can leverage all of the above and much more just by actively joining the 7th edition of Startup Weekend Timisoara, right now for the cost of two cocktails and a bag o chips 🙂

    Are you in?

    Tickets —> http://bit.ly/SWTimisoara7Tickets

    FB Invite & share the event —>  http://bit.ly/SWTimisoara1517Nov

    This will be THE product/innovation/startup/business/hackathon of the year in Timisoara. Looking forward to seeing all the geeks, geekettes, business people, designers, domain experts, people with ideas or just curious on the 15th of November!








    Back in business!

    Good morning! ☕️☕️☕️

    While you’re sipping your morning coffee you hear the great news! Techstars Startup Weekend Timisoara is back. If you got here you might already know what Startup Weekends are, but just to double-check, let’s put a few bullet points to help out with the perspective:

      • you have an idea which you’d like to validate
      • you’re curious about the entire process behind validating or invalidating startup ideas (and then pivoting, of course)
      • networking is what you’re after – be it mentors, co-founders, potential investors and so on
      • you want to give the whole entrepreneurial journey a try. This is the safest way to do so in a controlled environment.

    Basically, Startup Weekend events are the quickest & safest way to validate a startup idea. Don’t worry if you don’t have one! There’s always a balance of participants with and without ideas. You’ll be able to be part of the journey by joining an idea & team that you like so that you get to go through the entire process.

    And we didn’t even talk about mentors & networking. This is by far THE place to meet entrepreneurs, potential co-founders, angel investors, representatives from accelerator programs and so on. We’ve already started the line-up with an Egyptian, a Romanian living in Prague, and a local digital expert.

    SWTimisoara facebook group: http://bit.ly/SWTimisoaraFBGroup

    Feel free to reach out to us and stay tuned!








    It’s just like a festival.. entrepreneurial festival

    hey you,

    The Startup Weekend experience can be often compared to one of a festival. One that’s made with loads of creativity & ideas, being entrepreneurship oriented and all about the community => You get to validate (or invalidate) your ideas in a safe environment while giving it a go at this whole entrepreneurship thing.

    Because it is a community event and because it is a educational event we’d like everyone to take part. It does not matter what skills you master and neither does your background. At Startup Weekend everybody is important, everybody can have an idea (or not, and that’s also OK) and most important everybody can be part of one of the amazing teams working for the entire weekend.

     

    You can find the pricing of the tickets below. To ensure a valuable experience for everyone @SWTimisoara, we’re partnering up with amazing mentors, great partners & a global community. The event is completely led by volunteers and the costs of the tickets goes to making sure you have: mentors from all over (yes, both local & international), great food, swag (who doesn’t love goodies), prizes and so much more.

    If you’ve made it this far make sure you get your ticket here.

    Feel free to ping us for any questions &/ suggestions.

    OverAndOut,

    #SWTimisoaraTeam








    Everybody is a winner!

    We’re interrupting your local announcement to tell you more about what took place this weekend.

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    Startup Weekend Timisoara #5 started on Friday evening with 16 pitches. All the participants went through organized chaos and figured out that they should be working together within 7 legendary teams: Thumb wars, Money, Trainerz.co, Fitzilla, Movie lingua & Smart ticket. Find them on f6s.com.

    We’re all about learning at Startup Weekend and we hope that together we managed to grow. We had two workshops on Saturday that helped increase the know-how level with one talking about Business Model Canvas and the other one making sure your pitch will be out of this world.

    On Sunday, the pressure started to appear whilst teams were getting ready for the final presentations. They had only 5 minutes to present how their product was validated, how they built an MVP and how they will be making money. The judges were ready, and the teams delivered their pitches with style.

    At the end it all came down to figuring out how did the teams perform in relation with one-another. And thus the judges deliberated [drum roll]

    Fitzilla – 3rd place

    Movie lingua – 2nd place

    .. and the winner of SWTimisoara #5 is…. Smart ticket!

    We’re here to support all of the teams in their endeavour and to push them forward into working on their projects, learning and then pivoting some more. Make sure you join our Facebook group in order to be able to reach to anybody within the community.

    We’re working on uploading all of the media files from the event and we’re really happy that our viewers were able to be present via on-line streaming. You can already find pictures on SWTimisoara Facebook page, Friday pitches on the Youtube channel here.

    Stay tuned for more!








    SWTimisoara thanks you!

    Dear partners,

    We really appreciate your support and we assure you it got noticed!

    The awesome t-shirts and prizes powered by Blue Couch Digital. The participants, mentors and organizers were really proud to be wearing them & of course, the winning teams were really happy about winning the prizes!

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    Thanks to Telekom Romania everybody was able to connect all over the world. The internet was super-fast and stable. The participants were able to build platforms & validate via their online access.

    Telenav helped us by making sure we have everything we need to run a proper event. They were also the ones who supported us first, and it’s their 2nd time in a row partnering up with us.

    We had an amazing array of partners who helped us make a great event and we’d like to thank you all: hackTM, Techsylvania, 150Sec, ABC AcceleratorThe Hub, MemoryStudio, Ambasada, Senneviile, Universitatea de Vest, Ctrl-DAIESECESN & Best Timisoara.

    On behalf of the whole community in Timisoara, we’d like to thank you!








    Sharing your experience

    A few hours left till the big event!
    Tell your friends to stay tuned – you’ll be sharing your experiences and ideas as you go full speed ahead on your project. Why? Because Telekom’s got us covered!
    Our friends at Telekom have a keen interest in start-ups and technology innovation (obviously!), and so they lent a hand by offering us the best they have – internet connection.
    So leave your packed data at home and buckle up – you’ll be sending your updates at 4G speed.

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