On June 1st and 2nd, Cluj-Napoca will be the host of another appealing event to the tech community. This time, Cluj guys have brought WordCamp – the Romanian conference for the WordPress community – to their home town. This will be the 4th yearly conference, aiming to gather both WordPress developers and users.
“WordCamp coming to Cluj is a natural evolution as we have many WordPress enthusiasts in the Cluj, Oradea, Timisoara area. Adding to that the fact that we managed to get support from the BEST students association and the support of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in organizing the event, I think this will all contribute to offering a unique experience to the participants.”
– said Stas Sușcov, one of the organizers. (see more)
The Romanian American Foundation has developed the ARTIE (Applied Research, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship) Program, offering grants of up to 80.000 USD.
Benefiting of total funds of 600.000 USD, ARTIE will offer applied research proof of concept grants in science, mathematics, engineering and information technology. The grants are dedicated both to researchers that aim to embody their technology into a product and take it into market, as well as entrepreneurs that build their product on significant technological innovation. (see more)
ICEEfest – Interactive Central & Eastern European Festival – will take place on June 6th & 7th in Bucharest. In its first year as a regional event, evolving from the local event known up to now as RoNewMedia, ICEEfest launches the “200 Seconds of Fame” program, offering startups the occasion to go on stage together with representatives of the industry giants like Google, Facebook, Skype or Yahoo.
So, if you’re a startup in the digital space (technology, interactive, mobile etc.) and you have a launched or very close to launch product, you have the opportunity to pitch on the ICEEfest stage. Startup pitches will be interlaced between the conference talks and panels, each startup getting its own timed 200 seconds of fame to present itself to the audience. (see more)
Innovation Labs Demo Day will take place next Wednesday at TechHub Bucharest. The 3-month mentorship-intensive program will be showcasing the 11 startups that are graduating the program.
Innovation Labs is an initiative of TechSoup Romania and Tech-Lounge, supported by Microsoft Romania. The program aims to cover the up-to-now missing link in the Romanian startup environment by taking the entrepreneurial culture into tech universities, to students 20 to 25 years old.
During the 3 months of program, teams of students got to experiment their own ideas and products in a mentor based environment, where experienced coaches helped them build their products while also helping them understand the basics of product development and entrepreneurship. (see more)
Adelina Peltea is a dear friend of How to Web. We’ve seen her going all around the world interviewing startup founders for her book Customer Seduction. The book is now released for some time, and Adelina is working on her own startup. She’s developing spinter.me together with her co-founder from Egypt, aiming to revolutionize the recruiting business.
Yesterday she shared her experience of prioritizing the steps of product development on her blog. As we think this might be interesting for you, read on to find out how splinter.me chose to do it. And be sure to follow Adelina as she has the custom of sharing her learnings as she walks the entrepreneurial path. (see more)