The incubation platform is specially designed to fast-forward

Early stage EU tech

startups

to innovate and grow

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Timeline

Steps of the Stage 1
FEB 15
APR 16
APR 25 - 28
MAY 5
MAY 10
MAY 11 - 12
MAY 17 - 18
MAY 24 - 25
JUNE 6
JUNE 14 - 15
JUNE 20
Registration launch
Submissions Deadline for Stage 1 - EIT DIGITAL Venture Program & Growth Cash Grant
Selection Interviews (online)
Announcement of Selected Teams & Growth Cash Grant Winners
Start of the Stage 1
EIT DIGITAL Venture Program Entrepreneurial education program and modular mentoring
Bootcamp 1 of Stage 1
Bootcamp 2 of Stage 1
Bootcamp 3 of Stage 1
CEE Matchmaking Event
Bootcamp 4 of Stage 1
DemoDay for EIT DIGITAL Venture Program
Steps of the Stage 2
JUNE 15
JUNE 16 - 19
JUNE 20
JUNE 21 - 22
JUNE 29 - 30
JULY 12 - 13
JULY 26 - 27
Submissions Deadline for Stage 2 - MVP International Validation
Selection Interviews (online)
Start of the Stage 2
MVP Launchpad
Bootcamp 1 of Stage 2
Bootcamp 2 of Stage 2
Bootcamp 3 of Stage 2
Startup Reaktor Launchpad CEE Event
Read carefully the Rules & Regulations
Alumni after-programme go-to-market & funding additional opportunities

Why join startups

Access

to an environment that helps you deconstruct your idea and build and MVP based on Innovation Trinity

Unique

startup recruitment validated process

Funding

opportunities from CEE network, crowdfunding platforms, angel investors syndicates or VCs

Personalised

journey based on your idea’s stage and team members’ needs

Practical

and empirical learning process developed by subject world known experts and entities

Experienced

mentors that have been in the industry +10 years

The  pillars

Access to funding

Opportunities to learn more about funding and get access to relevant investors

Workshops

Join weekly hybrid sessions that cover 8 topics that are particularly beneficial to an early-stage startup founder

Community

Interact with all involved stakeholders community in the Slack platform

Educational content

Receive a weekly curated list with educational content & resources

Feedback

Get real feedback starting with the register process and until at the end of the incubator to see the evolution

1-on-1 online meetings

Get valuable insights from meetings with fundraisers, corporates, lawyers, and accountants
How can you contribute?

Partners

Meet the experts

Cristian Dascalu

Co-Founder
Techcelerator,
VC Fund
Partner
GapMinder

Ōvidiu Ghiman

Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder -Rōnin

Tudor Pasc

Incubation
Director ROTSA

Cristina Țoncu

Co-founder at
Techcelerator

Bogdan Almasi

Co-founder and CEO
Rōnin

Florin Pop

Owner of
Primainvest Capital
Management

Dragos Nicolaescu

Owner of
Visionary
Business Consultants

Cristiana Bogățeanu

IT Business Mentor &
Tech Startups Advisor

Andra Cōstin

Head Of Marketing &
Community Rōnin

Dan Berciu

CFO
Rōnin

Dan Berciu

Managing Partner at Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Associates – Attorneys at law

Sebastian Sessler

Project Lead at Scaleup4Europe & Entrepreneur

Gabriel Barcaru

Founder and Managing Partner – BRIDCON
Business and
Management
Consulting

Adrian-Marian Popoviciu

Team Lead / Senior Software Engineer – Geotech B.V. / Epic Games S.A.

Bogdan Surdea-Blaga

Chief Digital Experience Officer – RebelDot

Adrian Șuteu

Operations Manager at Transylvania Angels Network

Alex Burciu

Tech Venture Partner – Fortech Investments

Adrian-Marian Popoviciu

Lead Product Designer & Founder – Durran

Karla Merza

Entrepreneur / Agile Coach Self-Employed

Samuel Haret

Executive Associate @Commons Accel, Fractional VP of Sales @Haret Consultancy Services

David Achim

Executive Director – Make IT in Oradea

Tudor Mihai

Innovation specialist – Innovating Society

Cristin Iosif

Co-founder & CEO -Salt & Pepper
Diana Nitescu

Diana Nitescu

CEO & Founder – OctogonHUB
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Igor Madzov

President / cofounder – Startup Macedonia/ N.E.S.T
Razvan Suta

Razvan Suta

Senior Business Developer & Fintech program Accelerator Managing Director – Startup Wise Guys
RP - Alexandra Raluca Preluca

Raluca Prelucă

Partner & Senior Consultant -fonduri-structurale.ro / consolid
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Emanuel Martonca

Founder, Pricing Strategist – Soft Fight
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Lamba-Benegui Andrei-Alexandru

CEO – CODESILK
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Sebastian Diaz

CAO – DEEP Ecosystems
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Sebastian Gabor

Founder & CEO – Digitail
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Erik Barna

Founder and Member of the Board – Life is Hard Sa
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John Harhas

Founder & Managing Director – InfinityGreece
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Raul Siderias

General ManagerSRD-media
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Georgiana Achivei

Financial Consultant and Partner Octogon HUB
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Adrian Lupau

Sales and Business Development Manager
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Vlad Icleanu

Chief Executive Officer at Veritas Wealth Management SRL
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Achim Sorin

Partner at Laurențiu, Laurențiu & Associates

Perks and prizes

To be announced soon…

Meet the organisers

Main organizer

In partnership with

In partnership with

We prepare you
to launch your
 Tech adventure

The EIT Digital Venture Program 2023 supports the launch of tech ventures in 22 countries.

Apply by April 16, 2023!

Curricula

Week 1

Topic
How to validate the problem: buyer persona, users research, experiments, validation
Duration
2 sessions x 2h

Week 2

Topic
How to define your solution and how to build and test a Minimum Viable Product
Duration
2 sessions x 2h

Week 3

Topic
Project Management Agile vs. Waterfall and Introduction into Lean Canvas Model
Duration
2 sessions x 2h

Week 4

Topic
Competition analysis, Market and Business model
Duration
2 sessions x 2h

Week 5

Topic
Selling strategy and how to sell B2B / B2C
Duration
2 sessions x 2h

Week 6

Topic
Marketing strategy: how to do marketing for a customer product
Duration
2 sessions x 2h

Week 7

Topic
Legal challenges: incorporation & accounting
Duration
2 sessions x 2h

Week 8

Topic
Storytelling and the art of creating wonderful presentations and how to prepare a great pitch
Duration
2 sessions x 2h

About

Startup Reaktor is an incubation platform, created to connect hundreds of early-stage tech startups, scaleups, investors, accelerators, corporate networks, universities and the media from CEE.

In a hybrid format, the European early stage founders of the tech startups will go through 8 weeks of a high quality learning process based on latest research and business modeling design meant to help founders find their market and scaleup beyond national borders, with the guidance of experienced mentors from all over Central and Eastern Europe.

Reaktor 2nd edition adds up new benefits through our consolidated partnership with EIT Digital. We offer our participants the EIT Digital Venture Program benefits in terms of framework and funding – a total of up to 130k euro in grants and equity investment.

The programme is designed by Romanian Tech Startups Association in partnership with EIT Digital, Techcelerator and Rōnin.

Frequently asked questions

General aspects

Startup Reaktor is addressing all early stage startups / idea stage up to going to market with an incorporated team or not, no matter if they have or not a MVP

Each team can submit one and no more than one application.

The Startup Reaktor Program reserves the right to disqualify any submission that violates any of the points above. Disqualified submissions will not be reviewed and will receive no feedback.
Any tech ideea.

Let us give you a hint: AdTech, AgriTech, Beauty, Car service / marketplace, Cleantech, Cloudtech and DevOps, Commercial space mission, Crypto / Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Data, Ecommerce, Edtech, Energy, Environment Tech, Field Service, Fintech, Foodtech, Gaming, Hardware Prototype, HealthTech, HR Tech, Industry 4.0, Insurtech, Investing platform, IoT, Legal Tech, Marketing Tech, MedTech, Mobile Apps for all verticals, Online on-demand home services, Product management, PropTech, R&D automotive, Retail Techs, Robotics, Saas, Smart City, Social Marketplace, Software robots, Space, Tourism Technology, Transport, VR / AR, Wearable
Applying teams must not have already established a legal entity for the project in question.

Selection process

The process will go through two phases:

  • The jury will shortlist applications based on individual assessments, followed by a consensus meeting.
  • Interviews via video-conference with shortlisted teams.


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Following individual assessments, the jury will convene a consensus meeting and select applicants for individual interviews with the aim of gathering additional information and clarifying any pending issues.

The jury will note the applicants on a scale from 1 to 5 where:

  • Poor – criteria are inadequately addressed or serious weaknesses exist
  • Fair – application addresses the criterion broadly, but there are significant weaknesses
  • Good – application addresses the criterion well, but a number of shortcomings are present
  • Very good – application addresses the criterion very well, but a small number of shortcomings are present
  • Excellent – application successfully addresses all relevant aspects of the criterion. Any shortcomings are minor

 

*The maximum score attainable is 30.

The goal of Startup Reaktor is to give access opportunities to startups enrolled for growing their business, funding, and scaleup beyond national borders. Selection will be based on the quality of the submission prepared by the team:

  • By validating at least a first mock-up prototype, they are proving the fit of the MVP to solve a market challenge within one of the verticals.
  • Business model, implementation, and scalability of the venture.
  • The team’s capabilities and quality of execution of the strategy, including clearly defined technical and business skills, are of paramount importance.
  • Communication skills demonstrated and general quality of the presentation.

The goal of Startup Reaktor is to give access opportunities to startups enrolled for growing their business, funding, and scaleup beyond national borders. Selection will be based on the quality of the submission prepared by the team:

  • By validating at least a first mock-up prototype, they are proving the fit of the MVP to solve a market challenge within one of the verticals.
  • Business model, implementation, and scalability of the venture.
  • The team’s capabilities and quality of execution of the strategy, including clearly defined technical and business skills, are of paramount importance.
  • Communication skills demonstrated and general quality of the presentation.

Apply now

Embark on an unforgettable startup adventure and transform your idea into reality.