Doug Richard, Nelson Gray and Emi Gal attend VentureConnect Bucharest

VentureConnect announces new important guests for the meeting on November 23 at Hotel Intercontinental: Doug Richard (School for Startups founder), Nelson Gray and Emi Gal are participating in the final VentureConnect meeting in Bucharest. Nelson Gray ( is business-angel, mentor and also actively involved in many business ventures, both through large investment strategies as well as advisory programs. As a business angel, Nelson has made over 20 investments in new or developing companies. In 2008, Nelson was awarded the title of “Business Angel of the Year 2008″ by the European Business … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

VentureConnect Cluj announces its winners: SociaLook and AROBS

The first local meeting VentureConnect this autumn took place yesterday, 12 October, the Hotel City Plaza. For the edition from Cluj, we were happy to welcome Richard Douglas: entrepreneur, investor and a real business mentor for young entrepreneurs in Europe. Two projects were selected as they have shown considerable growth potential and also managed to effectively point why their business plan is validated both by the market and by potential investors. SociaLook is a contact discovery tool that allows users to discover relevant contacts in a company by combining the social … Continue reading

GECAD with VentureConnect announce new funding opportunities

GECAD Group, in collaboration with VentureConnect, are launching a new funding opportunity for startups in the fields of software, web and ecommerce. For each of the two major biannual events organized under the umbrella VentureConnect for the next three years, GECAD Group will allocate a seed type investment of 50.000 Euro, and including the chosen startups in a sustained program of guidance and mentoring business activities. The financing program initiated by GECAD Group will debut at the event VentureConnect taking place in Bucharest on November 23, 2011. In October, VentureConnect will hold two … Continue reading

VentureConnect expands nationwide

VentureConnect, the first Romanian initiative that advocates the technology industry and mediates the close interaction of young entrepreneurs in the IT area, online and technology with important national and international investment funds, announces for this autumn two local editions: Cluj on the 12th of October and Timisoara on the 19th of October. The edition in Bucharest is scheduled for November 23 at Hotel Intercontinental. Doug Richard has confirmed his attendance in all the three VentureConnect meetings. Doug is a successful entrepreneur and important investor, with an extensive experience in developing … Continue reading