Startups.ro announced last week the four winning entrepreneurs of the Start & Grow program. Some 208 entrepreneurs entered the competition. The criteria stipulated that the business should not be older than six months and should have the financial resources necessary for the start up period.
The winner of the retail category was Marius Tudosiei for Bacania Veche, a grocery store that will open next month selling healthy and traditional products. Kenubi, the brainchild of Bogdan and Razvan Hobeanu, won the IT category. It targets the international market with a software solution that allows personal computers to better search, save and organize different files.
Two businesses won the services category: Asteco Lifestyle run by Stelian and Alexandra Sarlea and Marius Dan’s Measure and Go. Asteco Lifestyle is an integrated treatment and diagnosis center for nutritional disorders that will open in Cluj. Measure and Go has been operating for the past few months, offering men professional image consulting for business dress and corporate image consulting.
The four winners will have access for the next eight months to business resources put up by the project’s partners, which include companies such as Microsoft, The Practice Salans, Kerten and R&M Audit.