Status Pimp and 123ContactForm Status: finalists chosen for VentureConnect Timisoara

On October 19, we held the second VentureConnect edition in Timisoara. As for the meeting in Cluj, we enjoyed the presence of Douglas Richard: entrepreneur, investor and a real business mentor for young entrepreneurs through the European School for Startups program.

Of the eight submitted projects for the final meeting in Timisoara were chosen two businesses that have shown considerable growth potential: Status Pimp, a platform that offers means of business communication through pltforms such as: Yahoo Messenger, Facebook or Twitter and 123ContactForm, a tool created to carry out online forms in a more simple, fast and easy manner for non-experienced users.

“We are delighted to come to Timisoara with VentureConnect. After last week’s edition in Cluj, we are confident that we have chosen wisely: Romanian entrepreneurs are motivated by example. And the best way to demonstrate how important it has become the business vision is by bringing in Cluj, Timisoara and Bucharest Doug Richard, founder of School for Startups. The investor – entrepreneur meeting are useful for both sides: on the one hand we see really interesting projects throughout Romania, and on the other hand we discovered a creative manner through which we can polish characters, to unveil business opportunities and to penetrate the local market with valid business mentoring programs.” mentions Péter Barta believes, Executive Director Post-Privatization.

VentureConnect comes to reinforce the concept it started from: bring a true business atmosphere locally and the know-how already demonstrated in previous editions. I am personally glad that VentureConnect included Timisoara in their city tour this year, said Stefan Szakal, Managing Partner Studio X3.

VentureConnect final meeting takes place on November 23 at Hotel Intercontinental. and projects can be submitted until November 11.

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  • Who should apply?

    Entrepreneurs with ongoing businesses and developing projects in the IT/Internet/Technology areas who are in search of more than EUR 250,000 for expansion capital.

    Together with GECAD Group, we are launching a new funding opportunity for startups in the fields of software, web, technology and ecommerce. The seed investment grated through VentureConnect starts with EUR 50.000 for each session.

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  • Application Process

    Close to Cluj? Select VentureConnect Cluj button on the homepage. Send your application form by October 2nd. VentureConnect Cluj is organized on 12th of October. Attendance is free of charge.

    Close to Timisoara? Select VentureConnect Timisoara button on the homepage. Send your application form by October 7th. VentureConnect Timisoara is organized on 19th of October. Attendance is free of charge.

    Interested in coming to Bucharest directly? Select VentureConnect Bucharest button on the homepage. Send your application form by November 15th.

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  • Testimonials

    Călin Ştefanescu, CEO TJobs, advises Romanian entrepreneurs: The first event held in June 2010 was an excellent initiative, with well selected entrepreneurs offering a balanced choice of local and international potential.

    Stefan Cordier, from Lime&Tonic believes: "I was thoroughly impressed with the organization of the event, the caliber of investors present, and the great ventures presented by the entrepreneurs. We had lots of follow-up meetings with investors & left with very positive feelings that we will close additional investment. Well worth the trip.

  • Eligibility Rules

    This autumn, VentureConnect announces two local meetings: in Cluj-Napoca on 12th of October and in Timisoara on 19th of October. The two VentureConnect local editions are a selection for the final competition in Bucharest, on 23rd November.

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  • Venture Connect is an initiative of: Biris Goran