April 21st 2016, Point Art Hub, Bucharest


08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Welcome coffee


09:00 – 10:15 Track 1: DEFINE


  • Greentek –  a business “Proudly made in Romania”
    [toggle title=”Victor Cotrutz, CEO, Greentek” state=”opened”]Victor will speak about the importance of a strategy for sustainable growth, applied to the success story of Greentek systems. Celebrating 7 years since its establishment, the company hosts 100% of its production in Romania, with R & D centers in Iasi and exports in Germany, France, Israel, Great Britain, Poland and Russia, having an estimated turnover of 10 million € in 2016.

    • – Factors determining the long-term success of the company. Main obstacles to overcome.
    • – Financing resources and other instruments deployed, lessons for other SMEs and entrepreneurs


  • Accesible grants for SMEs
    Daniela Marin, Director BAS Program, EBRD
  • Inspiration, know-how and resources for entrepreneurs
    Oana Craioveanu, Managing Director, Impact Hub Bucharest
  • Ensurance and Risk Management
    Rares Medrega, Senior Trainer, Allianz Tiriac
  • Team Entrepreneurship – the value in investing in people
    Manuela Furdui, Managing Partner, FiNEXPERT



10:15 – 11:30 Track 2: OPTIMIZE


  • Smart Bill  –  Optimization, development, financing. What are the right elements ?
    [toggle title=”Mircea Capatina, Co-Founder, Smart Bill” state=”opened”]Mircea will share the story of the most widely used invoicing system in Romania – how they got here, how they attracted multiple series of investments over time and how their product can be of use for companies looking for operational optimization. [/toggle]
  • Prepare your business for attracting investments!
    Mihai Sfintescu, Administrator, Venture Capital and Equity Funds
  • Technologies for optimization, growth and competitive advantage
    Alina Georgescu, Sales Director, Ymens 
  • Growing pains
    Sergiu Negut, Associated Dean, Maastricht School of Management Romania


11:30 – 12:00 Networking & Coffee Break


12:00 – 12:30 Keynote Speaker – Marius Bostan, Minister of Communications and for Information Society


12:30 – 13:45 Track 3: SUSTAIN


  • Vivre – from launch to market leader
    [toggle title=”Monica Cadogan, CEO, Vivre” state=”opened”]Monica will explain how her company came to be the largest Home & Deco online retailer in Central Europe and what we can learn from a business with 1.5 m customers in over 7 countries.[/toggle]
  • The importance of communication consulting for entrepreneurs
    Raluca Ene, Managing Director, Chapter 4
  • Dreaming  to become a global player ? New markets, new oportunities
    Carmen Punga, Industry Manager, Google
  • Branding, rebranding and the relationship with the entrepreneurs . Case study
    Catalin Rusu, Chief Creative Partner & CEO, Rusu+Bortun Brand Growers


Event moderator: Sergiu Negut, Associated Dean, Maastricht School of Management


13:45 – 14:45 Networking & Lunch


14:45 – 15:15 Keynote Speaker – Andrei Pitis, CTO, Vector Watch

The winner of Business Review Awards 2016 “Innovation in Technology” prize with a story about technology and innovation, backed by the know-how of an experienced team of designers and entrepreneurs.


15:15 – 16:30 Track 4: GO BIG


  • Autonom Rent a Car – Consolidated growth on international markets
    [toggle title=”Marius Stefan, CEO, Autonom Rent-a-car” state=”opened”]With a 14 million € turnover in 2015, Autonom Rent a Car is an example of a business with a successful expansion on international markets, being one of the Business Review Awards nominees in the „Best International Expansion” category. Marius Stefan will recount the steps taken by the company, from a fleet of 3 cars in 2004 to one of 2,500 in 2015, dedicated to over 800 European clients.[/toggle]
  • Supporting the projects of the business environment
    Ramona Ivan, Director External Relations and Structured Finance, CEC Bank
  • International Expansion – insights from investors
    Cristian Nacu, Senior Investor, Enterprise Investors
  • Financing with European Funds
    Mihaela Toader, General Director, The Ministry of European Funds


13:45 – 15:45 Closing networking session



Reasons to attend:

  • Join the only event discussing small or medium businesses as a whole, interconnected system
  • Get inspired by success stories and applied advice from business leaders and expert consultants
  • Grow through your employees: HR best practices, education programs and retention strategies
  • Learn how to best use technology to your company’s advantage and optimize your business through outsourcing
  • Explore the best funding options available to take the business to the next level
  • Study the best strategies for international expansion: legal and operational implications
  • Increase market share and consolidating your brand by exploring new marketing channels
  • Network and discuss smart business solutions with other business leaders and experts
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