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STARTUP PATH

About

Business Review’s vision is to help build, feed and support the growth of a stronger entrepreneur community in Romania and Eastern Europe by becoming a platform that best promotes young entrepreneurs and their interests, fosters collaboration, gives them access to networking and funding opportunities via a well established network and expands their knowledge through relevant and curated content and news.

The event welcomes partnerships with all other organizations sharing the same goal, that of building a stronger entrepreneurial community and culture in Romania and SEE by offering access to knowledge, inspiration, networks of investors and fostering meaningful relationships. We believe that only by uniting our forces and voices we can thrive. Join us and together and let’s help entrepreneurs find their path to success!

Startup PATH is an event dedicated to growth, to learning and to connecting the dots while having unique experiences. It brings together all actors of the startup scene, from universities, accelerators, to investors and thought leaders that would help entrepreneurs on their path to growth.

Reasons to attend
QUALITY CURATED CONTENT
We carefully select international and local speakers so they provide actionable learning, inspiration and motivation
RELEVANT NETWORKING
We make it easy for you to connect, set meetings and share ideas around a networking table with the speakers but also with other entrepreneurs, investors and experts
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Sign up for our Pitch competition or our Hackathon and get in front of investors to win the race.
AMAZING USER EXPERIENCE
From healthy meals and snacks to mindfulness and breathing exercises, to games and relaxation zone we’ll make your experience seamless
Past edition speakers
Andrei Pitis
CTO, Vector Watch
Carmen Punga
Industry Manager, Google
Oana Craioveanu
Managing Director, Impact Hub Bucharest
Mircea Capatina
Co-Founder, Smart Bill
Monica Cadogan
CEO, Vivre
Vladimir Oane
Director of Product, Hootsuite Media Inc
Marius Bostan
Fouder and Senior Partner at VMB Partners SA, President and Founder Member FNTM
Mihai Sfintescu
Partner, 3TS Capital Partners
Ana Maria Andronic
Partner, Biris Goran SPARL
Sergiu Negut
Associated Dean, Maastricht School of Management Romania
Dragos Rosca
Chairman and Shareholder, Delta Asset Invest, More Outsourcing, RBL – Romanian Business Leaders
Luisiana Dobrinescu
Partner, Dobrinescu Dobrev SCA
Agenda

Startup PATH is an event dedicated to growth, to learning and to connecting the dots while having unique experiences.

It brings together all actors of the startup scene, from universities, accelerators, to investors and thought leaders that would help entrepreneurs on their path to growth.

Day 1 - july 2nd
8.30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
9.20
Welcome speech by the organisers
9.30
Mindful moments with Veronica Brejan & Arnaud Complainville, Fly through Life
Track 1: Building Communities
9.40
Keynote Speaker 1
Ryan Alis
CEO & Founder HIVE
Brian Feld
author of Startup Communities
10.25
presentation Speaker 1
10.45
Building a community for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs

case studies, role models, tips and tricks

11.15
Presentation Speaker 2

topics: motivation, leadership

11.30
Short Coffee Break
Track 2: Hacking Growth Track
11.45
Incubators/ accelerators / co working spaces reps I Panel discussions
12.30
Presentation 3
12.45
Presentation 4
13.00
Presentation 5
13.30
Lunch
Track 3: Scaling up

What it takes to scale (Investors panel)
HOW TO: Success stories told by entrepreneurs that scaled (presentation style)
Funding models: Crowdfunding/ ICO/ Seed investments

14.30
Fireside Chat with a serial entrepreneur
15.30
Presentation 6
15.15
Presentation 7
15.30
3 speakers panel Investors on different funding models
Track 4: Feed your Business

Technology driven solutions
Get the right legal framework and IP
Set up the right board of advisors

16.00
Panel discussion
16.30
Coffee Break
Track 5: Go to Market

Marketing tools and how to do it right (presentations of entrepreneurs with success stories, case studies + one expert panel, big 4 or IBM with tools/ studies)
Social media as a business strategy

16.45
Panel discussions
17.15
Presentation 8
17.45
Networking Tables
Day 2 - july 3rd
8.30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
9.20
Day 1 in review
9.30
Mindful moments with Veronica Brejan & Arnaud Complainville, Fly through Life
Track 1: Leadership
9.40
Gordon Starr, Starr Consulting Group | Keynote
10.25
Fly through Life: Team effectiveness: stages of the team development, decision making process, building shared values, mission, vision

Individual Presentation

Track 2: Innovation & Technology

Technology is no longer an industry, it is the underlying driver for success in every business
Latest developments and trends in AI & machine learning

11.00
11.15
Presentation Speaker 2
11.30
Short Coffee Break
Track 3: Industry specific Startups

Science and R&D: how are they different from tech startups. Are there different rules of the game?
Creative industries
Waste management: Who’s saving the planet and how

Track 3: Women Power

Local and international success stories ( Lisa Foley etc)
Panel discussion

Track 4: Decentralization trends

Blockchain as a decentralized force
Business models that work in a decentralized economy

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Networking tables

The Networking Tables concept is meant to help attendees meet the right people and make networking more efficient.

Meet leading tech scene executives, entrepreneurs or investors and engage in the conversation.

HOST A TABLE

Being Captain of a table gives you the opportunity to meet 22 people that have chosen to join your table.

Why host a table? Because this is a huge added value and lead generation concept. If you are a key player, an investor,, a successful entrepreneur or an expert in your industry and know how to steer a discussion, this is the right place to be!

BOOK YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE

If you already have a Conference pass we’ll let you know when tables are live so you’ll be among the first to book a seat with your favourite speaker and topic. If you have not booked your conference ticket yet, hurry up and do that first, you don’t want to miss all the fun!

REALTY FORUM

About

Now at its 17th edition, Business Review's Realty Forum has grown alongside the local property market to become the leading Romanian real estate event. This June, we bring together developers, investors and consultants, to see whether success breeds success for local real estate players in 2018, as the market continues to build on the positive results seen in the last couple of years.

One thing is for sure, Bucharest has already grown to compete with other regional capitals. However, numerous Romanian cities are also increasingly more present on the real estate investors’ map. Consequently, this year we will focus not only on the office, residential, commercial and industrial markets in Bucharest, but also on those in Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca, Iași and Brașov to see what makes them so attractive to investors and what it means for the market overall.

Speakers
Antoniu Panait
Managing Director, Vastint
Ciprian Nicolae
Principal, CVI
Dorel Nita
Head of Real Estate Analysis Division, Imobiliare.ro
Dorin Stefan
Owner, Architect, DSBA
Gabriel Tomescu
CEO and VP, BMF GRUP
Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu
Senior Urban Development Expert, World Bank Group
Marius Cristea
Senior Urban Development Expert, World Bank Group
Sebastian Dragomir
Director | Office Advisory, Colliers International Romania
Realty Forum Agenda
June 19 | Sheraton Bucharest Hotel
8.30
Registration & Welcome coffee
9.00
Opening Session | Major NEW investment projects on the local real estate market.

-Investment outlook for the Romanian real estate market
-Key attraction points for new property investors
-Romania’s yield position versus other property markets in the region
-Gauging demand for new investments in the local real estate sector

9.45
How the internal migration of Romanian specialists shapes new real estate trends

-INS stats on internal migration to Romania’s main regional cities. What is driving this? Can the trend be expected to intensify in the following years?
-HR challenges and their impact on regional office and residential markets – finding and retaining employees at a time of increased job mobility

1.30
Coffee break | Networking
10.45
Office | Residential | Retail

-Bucharest vs secondary cities: why and when?
-Investments in real estate transactions in Bucharest vs. the rest of the country in 2018. Why and where?
-Demand and supply for office across Bucharest and the main regional cities in Romania
-Factors that influence the development of the real estate sector in Bucharest and secondary cities in 2018
-Mixed projects: a new trend that attracts real estate developers
-Fastest growing residential markets outside Bucharest in 2018
-Tertiary cities: are they a valid opportunity for real estate developers? Major projects developed there
-New directions for retail: online versus new concepts ( co-working, Uber, pop-up stores, stores inside apartment buildings)
-Big tech and employers as real estate and property developers

12.00
Coffee break | Networking
12.15
Industrial | Logistics

The Romanian industrial and logistics sector climbed to fresh highs in 2017, with gross take-up gaining 15 percent to over 525,000 square meters. What are the factors that influence the development of the industrial/logistics sector in 2018?
Emerging cities for industrial investments in 2018
Industries that drive demand for logistics services in the coming years
Capacity of Romania’s market to attract new players in the industrial/logistics sector in 2018

13.00
Lunch | Networking
13.30
Community development real estate projects

-Real estate projects and their impact on the development of the sector: how do real estate developers integrate community development in their plans
-Major investments in community development projects
-The integration of the community development component in the real estate projects: a new focus of the real estate developers? What should be expected from this new trend?

COUNTRY FOCUS – COMMUNITY FORUM

COUNTRY FOCUS COMMUNITY FORUM, SECOND EDITION

June 5 – 6, Sheraton Bucharest Hotel

Country Focus Community Forum is a 2-day event, dedicated to the most dynamic foreign investors’ communities active in Romania. Continuing the Country Focus event series, Business Review invites the American, Austrian, Belgian, Dutch, French, German and Greek communities to assess Romania’s new economic outlook and to identify together, recommendations that can turn challenges into opportunities.

ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

July 4, Bucharest

The event focuses on solutions and best practice models that can effectively “ecologize” Romania in order to narrow the gap with the European Union and solve important environmental issues, such as waste management, biodiversity, marine environment, soil protection, ecological infrastructures and air & water quality.

FOCUS ON BLOCKCHAIN

May 29, Bucharest
Blockchain Conference showcases companies that develop cutting edge blockchain technologies, as well as businesses that implement this technology with amazing results. This event is a pathway to implementing this technology in different operations that companies can use in order to become industry disruptors.

BR Mixers

Several editions throughout 2018

Business Review Mixers are informal get-togethers for BR club members to help our members stay connected to key business people and bring valuable networking opportunities. The synergies created will allow you to tap into unique opportunities, powerful bonding experiences and inspiring learnings.

Foreign Investors Summit, 5th edition

October 30th – November 2nd, Sheraton Bucharest Hotel

Foreign Investors Summit is Where Romania Means Business: 3 days for exclusive content sharing, 600 participants to do business with, over 50 top panelists and international guests to bring you new ideas and opportunities.

ReFocus on Retail & Logistics 

September 2018

The event is part of the Industry Forums series, meant to bring to light the latest trends and reports on the retail and logistics sectors. Foreign and local players, developers and industry experts come together for a series of panel discussions and keynotes on the industries outlook for 2018, latest developments and unique business opportunities.

BUSINESS REVIEW AWARDS GALA, 13th edition

March 5th, Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest

At its 13th edition in 2018, the Business Review Awards competition and Gala is one the most prestigious and applauded initiatives aiming to identify and reward the achievements of the Romanian business community over the previous year. The Awards will celebrate 2017’s pacesetters in an intense competition evaluated by an independent jury which ensures the integrity and transparency of the judging process.

Realty Forum, 17th edition – The Voice of Romanian Real Estate

June 19, Sheraton Bucharest Hotel

Business Review’s Realty Forum has grown alongside the local property market to become the leading Romanian real estate event. The Forum will bring together industry professionals and consultants alike to find out their take on how the market is evolving.

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