RAMP is the conference that every co-founder wishes they had attended before they ran into explosive growth – all about how to scale engineering from 1 to 1 Million users.
Three Budapest startups, LogMeIn, Prezi and Ustream, wanted to add a new genre of conference where the best engineers and developers would discuss the challenges they faced. These conferences are for hardcore technical experts and also serve as an exploration of technology pioneering in Europe. (see more)
The second edition of Startup Live Bucharest will take place on June 7-9 at TechHub Bucharest. The event aims to reunite young people passionate about tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Among the participants typologies, organizers name mobile developers, young people passionate about the business environment, business journalists, web designers and entrepreneurs from the online field looking for co-founders or mentors. The project aims to be a meeting place for the young entrepreneurs and also a way of validating their business projects and finding new opportunities. (see more)
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)