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.
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.
Day one sets the stage for a lot of interaction and introspection. First part is about finding and aligning with your purpose, about the power of communities of like minded people. Second part of the day is all about money, from raising capital, to going global, scaling and exiting. We’re finishing the day strong with a Pitch competition and amazing prizes.
Paula Rusu has dedicated her life to activism and to raising public awareness about how the Romanian medical system must better address the issue of tuberculosis, or TB. Paula previously had a successful journalism career, including as a TV anchor and producer.
It's essential to build a start-up community: a critical mass of entrepreneurial leaders who embrace creating something new, a long-term vision to make that community a place where dreams can become reality, a philosophy that welcomes everyone who wants to engage, at any level, around that purpose and, finally, a commitment to have lots of activities and events that engage people in the actual act of entrepreneurship. We’ll explore what it takes to build such an ecosystem, what are the roles the stakeholders have to assume, what are the benefits as well as look at some of the successful models around the world.
•Entrepreneurship community models around the world
•Roles of stakeholders: from leaders to feeders
•Long term initiatives for impact
•How can Incubators/ accelerators / co working spaces help build the ecosystem
The stages. The Types of investment vehicles. What’s required. The communication strategy. The One Pager & Deck. The Pitch
Business Review brings #Make it Happen campaign to life, an initiative to uncover some of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures, some of the newest ideas and how they were brought to life by talented entrepreneurs in Romania. In this panel discussions you will get to know more about these businesses, how they started what their challenges were, how they treated success or failure.
At the age of 33, Anubhav “AJ” Jain – a serial entrepreneur who ‘cut his teeth’ in Australia – has achieved an enviable level of success steering companies in a range of markets, including computer hardware, mobile apps, medtech and health products.
•Best practices brought to you by VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Fund Managers
•What’s new to know
•How do you prepare a round
•New Investment Funds on the horizon. What do they offer and what do they expect from startups?
A new entrepreneurship wave is sweeping the world, redefining every industry, and young people are the ones who enable it. YouTube and social media stars started out by filming videos as a hobby and quickly created lucrative business portfolios. Many social media stars are using multiple income streams to build not just their audience but also their fortunes. FInd the key to success from some of the most followed and admired such newpreneurs.
• Diversification As The Key To Success
• Make millions without leaving your house
Scaling up business resources for startups includes executive education, coaching, inspirational and engaging events, supporting software and dynamic online learning
Not all start-ups make it big, but the ones that do greatly impact society by means of new technology, services and increased employment do.
Mark is a strategist, author, and entrepreneur. His work combines collective intelligence with AI, networks, complex systems, behavioral science and neuroscience. He works at the intersection of business, technology and society in areas including innovation, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He is author of Scaling: Small Smart Moves for Outsized Results
10 Startups will pitch on stage for 3 minutes each, in front of a jury. Winners will be announced next day
Day two will be a smooth transition to topics that highlights what you need to be a great leader, women leadership models in different entrepreneurship ecosystems and growth hacking strategies. The second part of the day will focus on topics like trend setting entrepreneurs who built a community around their businesses and it will end with a series of network tables and interactive workshops.
Alex Dona has been the managing partner of satire website Times New Roman since 2012. He has worked for many years in sales, for companies such as Audionova, and then in the media field at The Money Channel, Telesport and Sanoma Hearst. He also hosted a radio show at Rock FM.
Beyond hard work, great ideas, talent and timing, there are certain intangibles that go along with business success. Among the many qualities that are necessary to meet the challenges which come with building a company, there are three which every entrepreneur must possess: fear, courage and endurance.
As a coach and consultant, Gordon supports visionary leaders in transforming their organizations and in producing breakthroughs in individual, team and organizational performance.
Vision, mission, and hard work—these are the basic qualities of any successful entrepreneur, whether male or female. However, while entrepreneurship may seem like a gender-neutral endeavor at first blush, women are still notoriously underrepresented in the career path. Times are changing! Today, women are wielding more and more power on both sides of the business transaction.
•Switching paths: how building a solid education and refining mixed professional skills offers the freedom and flexibility to switch carriers and industries, build things from scratch and make the leap of faith into the startup life
•The architecture of a business and the ”business model” of country project
•Redefining success and learning paths: what it takes to build a startup in different entrepreneurial ecosystems
•Working spaces vs. ecosystems, creativity and the icon of garage startups
•The impact of participatory placemaking and bottom-up urban regeneration projects in cities
Growth hacking has become such a highly-demanded discipline for startups. Is all about driving as much growth as you can, with spending as little money as possible. A good growth hackers are driven by the challenge is disciplined in prioritizing and testing marketing ideas, and religiously analyzing such results to see which tactics worked the best and should be scaled out further, to continually improve until finding that "Aha Moment" that will lead to rapid, viral and affordable customer growth
Local and international success stories will cover this very important segment through panel discussions and presentations.
Local entrepreneurs managed to take the pulse and set the tone in their communities by putting a twist on conventional business models. They managed to create strong brands and identities that bring people together around common values.
•How hipster values can be successfully harnessed
•Creating genuine communities through conventional businesses
•The power of intuition: why our subconscious mind is often right?
•Brain basics: neuroplasticity, brain waves, brain parts and brain polarity
•Emotions regulations: amygdala vs prefrontal cortex, meta-awareness, negativity bias and Losada ratio
•Mindfulness from the cushion to real life: meditation and mindfulness during activity
The Networking Tables concept is meant to help attendees meet the right people and make networking more efficient.
Meet top notch speakers, mentors, leaders, entrepreneurs or investors and engage in the conversation.
Being Captain of a table gives you the opportunity to meet 18 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!