The incubation platform is specially designed to
fast-forward early stage EU tech startups to innovate and grow.

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The incubation platform is specially designed to
fast-forward early stage EU tech startups to innovate and grow.

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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 meet for 8 weeks of high quality learning, practical examples, case studies, access to opportunities for growing their venture and scaleup beyond national borders, with the input 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.

The pillars

Access to funding

Available funding up to 130k euro, up to 25k euro per participant. Opportunities to learn more about funding and get access to relevant investors

5 Market Verticals

Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Tech, Digital Finance


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


Interact with all involved
stakeholders community in the
Slack platform


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

1-on-1 online meetings

Get a one-on-one meeting with fundraisers, corporates, lawyers, and accountants


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

Why join Startup Reaktor?


…to an environment that's conducive to idea developing and building your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)


…startup recruitment
validated process


…opportunities from CEE network: crowdfunding platforms, angels investors syndicates or VC


…to help you out in fast-forward your startup


…mentors that have been in the industry + 10 years


…approach in terms of content, study cases and examples


Meet the experts

Cristian Dascalu

VC Fund

Ōvidiu Ghiman

Chairman of the Board
and Co-Founder -

Tudor Pasc

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
Business Consultants

Cristiana Bogățeanu

IT Business Mentor & Tech Startups Advisor

Andra Cōstin

Head Of Marketing & Community Rōnin

Dan Berciu

CFO Rōnin

Alin M. Laurentiu

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

Daniel Andor

Lead Product Designer & Founder - Durran

Karla Merza

Entrepreneur / Agile Coach

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

CEO & Founder - OctogonHUB

Igor Madzov

President / cofounder - Startup Macedonia/ N.E.S.T

Razvan Suta

Senior Business Developer & Fintech program Accelerator Managing Director - Startup Wise Guys

Raluca Prelucă

Partner & Senior Consultant - / consolid8

Emanuel Martonca

Founder, Pricing Strategist - Soft Fight

Lamba-Benegui Andrei-Alexandru


Sebastian Diaz

CAO - DEEP Ecosystems

Sebastian Gabor

Founder & CEO - Digitail

Erik Barna

Founder and Member of the Board - Life is Hard Sa

John Harhas

Founder & Managing Director - InfinityGreece

Raul Siderias

General Manager

Georgiana Achivei

Financial Consultant and Partner

Adrian Lupau

Sales and Business Development Manager

Vlad Icleanu

Chief Executive Officer at Veritas Wealth Management SRL

Achim Sorin

Partner at Laurențiu, Laurențiu & Associates

Perks and prizes

To be announced soon…

Meet the organisers

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22-26 Regele Ferdinand Street, Central Commercial Center, 3rd Floor, 400110
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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.

Team composition

Identify the core knowledge and expertise of each team member, as well as any areas of competence in need of improvement. Be as open and honest as possible. Also describe your team’s access to expertise and knowledge in any specialist field outside your own but necessary to implement the solution envisaged, such as your product and/or service, and to launch your venture.

Business model 

Using 2 to 3 sentence statements, describe who is your customer and the challenge that your product and/ or service will actually solve or help to solve. Characterize clearly and quantitatively the current problems faced by customers with existing solutions (from competitors, direct and indirect).

Uniqueness of the solution 

Describe your technology, the stage of technical development and what the next critical steps in development are to establish your MVP and have your solutions ready to launch in the market. What makes it different (better) from existing solutions? In other words, do not describe how your technology works but rather explain what technology it is, what it does and how it meets customers’ needs. 

Innovativeness of the solution 

 In a clear, 2 to 3 sentence statement, describe your solution, the benefits for the customer and how it overcomes the problems identified. 

Impact of the solution 

Describe the main characteristics of the market in which you will introduce your solution (product or service) and in which way your value proposition (to the customer) makes it an attractive opportunity for an investor. Include the financial needs for implementation and the projected returns for a hypothetical investor. Also, highlight how the market has been growing and how it is expected to grow in the foreseeable future.

Vlad Icleanu

Chief Executive Officer at Veritas Wealth Management SRL