Events 2014

Events I attended in 2014

  • Connect Hub Meetings – Connect Hub, Bucharest (Ro), November 12, 2014.
    I was invited to speak about how to get your business from local to international market, in front of Connect Hub’s members. It was a great evening with around 130 young entrepreneurs, lots of questions and a very interactive event.
  • Future and Security of Electronic Payments – Marshal Garden Hotel, Bucharest (Ro), October 16, 2014.
    Guest speaker. I focused my speech on the next big thing in electronic payments – bitcoin.
  • Journal of an Entrepreneur in High Schools – Mircea cel Batran High School and Ovidius High School, Constanta (Ro), October 10, 2014.
    For the first time in Constanta, this was the second city where Journal of an Entrepreneur in High Schools has been this year.
  • Business Days – Congres Hall Palas Mall, Iasi (Ro), October 2, 2014.
    Keynote speaker.
  • Journal of an Entrepreneur in High Schools – Costache Negruzzi High School & Emil Racovita High School, Iasi (Ro), October 2, 2014.
    These get-togethers marked the start of the 4th year of the program Journal of an Entrepreneur in Romanian high schools. It was great to engage with so many talented and smart students in two very interactive meetings.
  • VentureConnect – Connect Hub, Bucharest (Ro), July 7, 2014.
    Keynote speaker in front of about 100 entrepreneurs and investors. I talked about how to exit from confort zone and make the change.
  • Authentic Leadership Summer School –  Snagov (Ro), June 30, 2014.
    Mentor for 30 highschool students interested in business and leadership. Interactive meeting, good energy.
  • – Budva (Montenegro), June 19-20, 2014.
    Speaker. Nice fireside chat with Max Gurvits about Avangate exit and my new plans.
  • Venture Mentoring – Tech Hub, Bucharest (Ro), May 8, 2014.
    I was again mentor for a small group of young entrepreneurs who wanted to talk about their businesses and the challenges they face.
  • Journal of an Entrepreneur in High Schools – Mihai Eminescu National High School, Satu Mare (Ro), April 11, 2014.
    Another meeting with high school students under the Journal of an Entrepreneur in High Schools project.
  • MBI/MBO Club – Hilton Hotel, Bucharest (Ro), April 10, 2014.
    Guest speaker at a business community meeting organized by Enterprise Investors. I talked about the Avangate learnings – relocating to the US, growing pains, exit.
  • Journal of an Entrepreneur in High Schools – Dramatic Theatre, Galati (Ro), April 5, 2014.
    A meeting with high school and university students from Galati. As usual, we talked about entrepreneurship in an interactive Q&A session.
  • Business Days – Senator Complex, Timisoara (Ro), April 2, 2014.
    I was back to Timisoara for 3 events in a day. During the first part of the day, I had the pleasure of opening the Business Days event, after that, I met the students from Loga High School under the Journal of an Entrepreneur in High Schools project (BTW, very good kids there – I liked the questions, atmosphere, the vibe in the room) and in the after-noon, I had the pleasure of meeting IT entrepreneurs at an event organized by ANIS, the national association of the software and services industry, back at Senator Complex.
  • Meeting with Romanian university students – Oxford (UK), March 6, 2014.
    Meeting with Romanian Oxford students. We talked about entrepreneurship and business opportunities.
  • Oxford Inspires – Said Business School, Oxford (UK), March 8, 2014.
    Speaker. It was one of the best conferences I’ve attended in the UK. One hour of very energetic discussions, followed by two hours (I mean it!!!!) of informal discussions on the hallways. About goals (money vs passion), failures, energy, bitcoin, Silicon Valley… a lot of good stuff.
  • Journal of an Entrepreneur in High SchoolsThe International High School of Computer Sciences, Bucharest (Ro), February 19, 2014.
    Speaker. We continued the meetings under the 2013-2014 edition of the project and we discussed about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, how you know when to exit a business, what you learn from failures and many other things. I enjoyed talking with them, just as every other time I’ve been here.
  • Tech Hub Open Hours – TechHub, Bucharest (Ro), January 24, 2014.
    Speaker. Mentorship meeting under the Tech Hub Open Hours initiative along with about 15 start-ups activating in the online and software sectors.

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