Introducing Venture Growth Program!
Get your spot until May 28th.  

  Expand your existing business with a 10 weeks intensive growth program! 

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Venture Growth Program

What Is The Venture Growth Program?

It’s a 10 weeks intensive mentoring program, aimed at supporting entrepreneurs to clarify business goals, prepare for market expansion, get ready for VC level investments create a vibrant business networking environment.

What’s In It For You, The Entrepreneur?

The program will help you clarify your business goals:

where to place your growth efforts,
how to define your next business level, in terms of processes, operations and market,
how to identify actionable steps to reach that level in an effective way.

You will also get one to one access to successful mentors, businessmen who proved their ability to build and maintain large, profitable ventures.

A significant part of the program will be allocated to case studies derived from your real business problems. The structure of the program will help create a supportive environment for networking and potential partnerships among all involved parties (mentors, investors and accepted applicants).

Last, but not least, it will prepare the ones who are seeking VC investment for this important event in the life of a business.

Who Can Apply?

We're looking for established businesses, with at least 2 years of activity and relevant revenue. It's a growth and scale program and we'd love to support you after you successfully proved you already have a working product, a market and a team.

How It Will Unfold?

The program will unfold in 7 live sessions, which are all including mentoring and one to one coaching.

Applying window: until May 25th.

Opening session: May 30th.

Mentoring sessions:

June 8th

June 15th

June 22nd

June 29th

July 1st

Closing session / Demo day: July 8th

There will be a selection process, which will end on May 25th, when we will also announce, via email and on the website, the lucky participants.

The program has only 8 available spots and the fee is 890 EUR (no VAT will be added).

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The Mentors

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Radu Georgescu


Radu Georgescu is currently Founding Partner at Gecad Ventures. With over 20 years experience in founding and developing companies, his primary focus is on Software, Internet, eCommerce.
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Marius Ghenea

Investment Director, 3TS Capital

Marius Ghenea is a renowned Romanian entrepreneur, the business man to go to when you have a golden idea, and the person to trust for guidance in case of business challenges.
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Ana Maria Andronic

Partner Biris Goran and Co-Founder Venture Connect

Mary, as her friends call her, a seasoned attorney who firmly believes that action — and not chance — determines progress, developed and co-founded Venture Connect.
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Alexanre Almajeanu


Alexandre is the co-Founder of, which has been sold in 2007 to and then sold to the Japanese group Rakuten.
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Valentin Radu


Valentin Radu is a serial entrepreneur and visionary involved in tech and digital marketing. Married with two children, he learned entrepreneurship starting 4 companies from scratch.
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Péter Barta

Business-angel and Executive Director , Fundatia Post-Privatizare

Péter Barta is a man with entrepreneurial spirit and a can-and-will-do attitude, highly experienced in both the private and public sectors.
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Daniel Visoiu

Partner at BAC Romania & Co-Founder Venture Connect

Primarily a lawyer by training, Dan has been doing his best to bring out the entrepreneur in him.
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Orlando Nicoară

General Manager , Mediafax Group

Orlando entered the Romanian online market in 1996, when internet connectivity in Bucharest was reduced to a handful of users.
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