Mentors

Bucharest Mentors

Cluj Mentors


Andrei Pitiș

President at ANIS

Active angel investor and mentor to many startups, president of ANIS and associate professor at Politehnica University Bucharest.

Radu Georgescu

Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Over 20 years of experience in founding and developing companies – Software, Internet, eCommerce. Successful exits include acquisition of RAV antivirus technology by Microsoft in 2003, ePayment business by Naspers in 2010 and Avangate by Francisco Partners in 2013. Board Director and Adviser to a number of start-up and mature technology companies.

BOGDAN IORDACHE

Founder at How to Web

Serial entrepreneur, founder of best Central and Eastern European conference in digital/online entrepreneurship – How to Web.

Ioana Petrescu

Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister

Ioana Petrescu is an assistant professor at University of Maryland, College Park. She teaches economics to public policy Master and PhD students and writes about entrepreneruship and taxation. She received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Wellesley College. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, she worked as an N.R.I. Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. She was born in Bucharest, Romania, lived in Bucharest, Boston and Washington, DC.  She currently serves as the economic adviser of the Prime Minister of Romania.

VLADIMIR OANE

Chief Product Officer at UberVU

A driven entrepreneur and a great mentor to new startups, founder of uberVU, one of the most successful Romanian startups.

Teodora Juravle

Marketing Communications Manager at Carrefour

Cristi Olărașu

Tech Entrepreneur

Julien Ducarroz

CCO, Orange Romania

Julien joined Orange Group in 2001 and Orange Romania in 2007. In May 2009 he became Chief Commercial Officer and his responsibilities are overseeing sales, marketing, online and brand & communication teams. His area of expertise include value-based marketing and value pricing, sales, online, new technology and innovations strategy.

Cristian Patachia

Development & Innovation Manager

Orange Romania
Experienced manager with 13+ years of experience in telecom industry covering an extensive spectrum of technology, business development and innovation management.

Ștefan Slavnicu

Chief Technology Officer at Orange Romania

Teodor Ceaușu

Country Manager Ixia Romania

Silviu Neghina

M2M Proposition Manager

Silviu is M2M Proposition Manager since August 2012, in charge with developing the M2M products and services for business and corporate customers. He has a 10 years’ experience in Telecom sector, being responsible during this time with the customer relationship, sales and launch of successful M2M services on the Romanian market.

Delia Chiricescu

Managing Director at Microchip Technology

Marius Glod

Value Added Services Expert

Enthusiast and technology passionate with more than 7 years of experience in Value Added Services domain, Marius was involved in a broad range of projects such as design and architecture of Short Message Service platform, validation of SIM cards electrical profiles and launch of Multimedia services.

Giuseppe Cinque

Product Strategy in Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Robert Knapp

Co-founder and CEO, CyberGhost

Robert Knapp is co-founder and CEO of CyberGhost SRL. CyberGhost is one of the most known VPN suppliers worldwide. The company consists of 20 employees, who established in an extremely short time an extraordinary service with more than 2.5 million users!As a CEO, he sets the short, mid, and long term milestones for the company and leads the people in the right direction. He always keeps his office door open and his eyes on the revenue.He started his own company when he was 18, and since then he was self-employed, first in music and event-business, later in IT and internet. Since then, he learned everything from his own mistakes and managed to cultivate a love-hate relationship with attorneys and accountants. He’s a sucker for excel sheets with numbers, conversion rates, St. Pauli soccer team, tattoos and Italian coffee.

Lucian Ghindă

Co-founder at DevAcademy

Lucian has 10+ years of experience in IT field and 7+ years experience in training. Over the past years he’s been involved in multiple local and international software development projects (automated hosting), as well as in personal and professional mentorship projects.

Ravi Buck

Economic Officer, US Embassy

Petru Jucovschi

Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft

Cosmin Stan

Sr. R&D Manager, FotoNation

Cristian Ene

Development Manager for Electronic Arts

Dragoș Manescu

Project Manager, Adobe

TODI PRUTEANU

Business Strategy Manager, Microsoft Ro

Iasi Faculty of Informatics gradute, he is in charge with education, marketing and business development programs of Microsoft Romania.

Jean Baptiste Dernoncourt

General Manager at Carrefour Romania

Cristian Udrescu

Business Advisor at Trend Consult Group

Cristi is a self motivated, passion driven CEO with expertise in technology and services for private large customers and SMB market using on-line, B2B and SaaS channels. He has 13 years of high-end information technology sales, management, marketing and business development experience in the IT&C industry.

Mihnea Dumitru

CMM at Orange Romania

Mihnea is Convergent Marketing Manager at Orange Romania since September 2012, in charge with developing innovative products for business customers. He has a wide experience in the telecom sector, being responsible for the launch of several successful services on the Romanian market.

Diana Olar

Commercial Director at ChargeAds

Diana joined MediaCafe in 2014 and has since dedicated to the development of ChargeAds, a bold marketing automation company operating in the world’s most dynamic ad trading space – programmatic & RTB. Diana brings 10+ years of  international experience in digital marketing and strategy, is a frequent speaker at industry events and involved for over 7 years in technology-driven NGO and entrepreneurship initiatives.

Nicolas Bry

Serial innovator, he sets-up creative business units and innovation hubs, at executive committee level. Graduate from Engineering School Supélec and from HEC Business School, he develops Rapid Innovation platform (open innovation, API), and crowdsourcing platform (Imagine With Orange). Tweeting at @nicobry, and mentoring start-ups projects with HEC Business School and Stanford Ignite.

Ana Andronic

Head of IP, IT&Media Practice at Biris Goran

Widely regarded as one of the leading lawyers in Romania when it comes to IT and online matters, she is the driving force behind VentureConnect, the leading investment platform for IT and online entrepreneurs in Romania.

Andreea Badescu

Certified Trainer la Process Communication RO

Passionate about development: after 6 years of Corporate Banking Product Development and 4 years of Business Development, Andreea became a certified PCM Trainer, focusing on People Development, Communication, Motivation and Team- Synergy.

Bogdan Doinea

Technical Manager Europe at Cisco

Raluca Georgescu

Co-Organiser E-Commerce Awards Gala GPeC

Experienced online business strategy and management professional having run large Romanian internet companies specialising in e-commerce, classifieds and digital publishing. Raluca has also been involved for over 5 years in the development and mentoring of the Romanian startup scene.

Alex Negrea

Co-founder & CTO at docTrackr.com

Alex was co-founder & CTO of docTrackr. docTrackr was part of the very first batch of incubated startups at LeCamping in Paris and followed by an amazing experience as part of Techstars, Boston 2012, and has been acquired by Intralinks in April 2014.

Andrei Ismail

Owner at ProgrammerFitness.com

Bogdan Bocse

Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft

Bogdan Ripa

Director Product Management at Adobe Systems

Bulent Duagi

Jr. Product Manager at Bitdefender

Billy currently manages the Mac&iOS products at Bitdefender. He loves building products that are both useful and easy to use. He is also contributing to the development of the Product Managers/Start-up community in Romania. In a previous career, he was the HR Business Partner for the IT department in Vodafone and for the Adobe Romania campus.

Catalin Tenita

Founder at Zelist

Dan Mircea Suciu

Director of Engineering 3Pillar Global Cluj

Lecturer at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, UBB, specialized in databases and object oriented modeling. Very passionate about animated movies and video games.

Daniel Rizea

Engineering Manager at Vector Watch

Iulia Porneala

Head of Product Management at CyberGhost

Tudor Juravlea

User Experience Architect at ING

Bogdan Rusu

Business Relationships Manager ANIS

Always cooking up something, Bogdan is managing the business relationships for ANIS, and has been involved in a couple of startups like StreamON TV, Tattooit.ro or his latest project Simbio – featuring the Wild Media guys. He is skilled in Sales + Marketing, and reads sociology for fun.

Adrian Georgescu

Game Engineer at Mavenhut

Pushing the boundaries with new technologies and thus creating new challenges every day to solve, is what Adrian did in the approximately 7 years of web and server technologies experience. Passionate about programming as an art, he believes that software is a true craftsmanship.

Mihnea Dobrescu-Balaur

Backend Engineer at Hootsuite

Currently working on scaling the new Hootsuite Analytics to millions of users. Interested in Open Source and programming languages.

Petru Ratiu

Senior System Administrator at Avangate

System Administrator in an Open Source / Linux environment. Interested in large-scale network administration and people-aware approaches to system and network design and operation. Building and maintaining infrastructure.

Ciprian Gavriliu

Product Designer & UX Consultant

Ciprian Gavriliu is a consultant for Product Design and User Experience. Currently, he coordinates and develops the international agency Triple Magic where he predominately works with US and UK clients.

Radu Vasile

Game Engineer at Mavenhut

With more than 6 years of experience in software development, Radu is specialized in web development, and is responsible for finding solutions to performance problems keeping the highest possible quality.

Dragos Bardac

Co-founder at Lifebox.mobi

UX Design driven entrepreneur with a passion for photography and film, founder of Lifebox – Innovation Labs 2014, MVP Academy 2014 and Ignite 100 Alumni.

Carmen Ruse

User Experience Designer at Adobe Systems

Carmen went from architecture to the User Experience Design field, guided by the passion to create products that people value. She is currently organizing the first User Experience conference in Romania and is part of the team focused on building the UX community in Bucharest.

Alexandru Eftimie

CEO Korect Solutions

Alex is a passionate web developer with an entrepreneurial attitude, whose main focus areas are FOSS and Education. He is currently a Team Leader at a Romanian consultancy agency in Bucharest, Eau de Web, and has a 3 startups, 8 years experience.

Razvan Rughinis

Associate Professor at Politehnica University

Experienced teacher and mentor with the Computer Science & Engineering Department of Politehnica University.

Daniel Rosner

Coordinator of InGear Laboratory

Daniel is the coordinator of the InGeAr laboratory, inside University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest – the core of a community of passionate robotics, electronics and embedded systems young enthusiasts. Daniel has extensive experience in robotics and hardware design, with focus on electronics design.

Ilinca Munteanu

PR & Social Media Coordinator at Tech Lounge

Ilinca has over 3 years of experience in Digital Marketing and PR. She has worked for one of the most awarded Romanian PR agencies, for clients ranging from consumer electronics to FMCG, tech and retail. She is currently pursuing her passion for entrepreneurship, leading the Innovation Labs communications team.

Mihai Bucicoiu

Coach at Innovation Labs

Bogdan Tenea

Coach at Innovation Labs

Radu Popovici

Coach at Innovation Labs

Florina Dumitrache

Coach at Innovation Labs