Venture Mentoring: IP in online, pleasure gained by experts

Venture Connect Foundation is organizing the eighth meeting of the Venture Mentoring program. Each month, mentors from Venture Connect Foundation meet entrepreneurs who need answers and solutions to the business problems they face. The program began in March, with more than 100 companies taking part in the program so far.

The meeting from 14th of November will be organized at Post Privatization Foundation and will be led by Ana Maria Andronic, Senior Associate in the law firm Biriş Goran and Venture Connect founding member.  Ana Maria intends to discuss topics of interest for the business environment such as intellectual property in the online area, registration of a trademark or patenting a product.

About Ana Maria Andronic

Ana Maria Andronic is a specialist in intellectual property rights, with over thirteen years experience in the legal field, starting her career as a judge in 1997. Ana Maria is one of the few lawyers in the business that blends continental right with common law, based on her legal experience in the United States of America, having the right to practice in Romania and in New York State.

A few years ago, Ana Maria was a lead attorney at the American Bar Association/Rule of Law Initiative in Bucharest, where she managed several justice reform related projects funded by the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Justice (DoJ). She specializes in IT transactions, with an emphasis on Internet, copyright and trademark related matters and corporate/M&A issues.

This is the second meeting of the Venture Mentoring program I lead and I’m looking forward enjoy both interaction and questions from participants. I feel great among entrepreneurs from IT environment and it’s a pleasure to have intellectual challenges coming from them, so I, enthusiastically, expect the meeting to discuss in a friendly and relaxed environment. The topics discussed will include aspects of legal protection and commercial exploitation of software or website, details of registration marks, or any other legal issues faced by entrepreneurs in their everyday work. My wish is that this meeting will support the entrepreneurial community and help understand how online businesses can grow better and faster. ” says Ana Maria Andronic.

About Venture Mentoring

Up to now, over 100 companies and early stage startups have participated in the Venture Mentoring program. Among the discussed topics were: structuring an online business and investment necessary documentation, strategy and ownership in a company, communication and branding for start-ups, security product and service through intellectual property rights. In addition to access the information useful for business sites, participants benefit of new business opportunities, getting in contact with new customers and potential partners.

Venture Mentoring is a singular event in the Romanian business landscape. I attended several meetings and I was excited about the open and friendly environment, where myself and other entrepreneurs who were just starting out, received feedback and suggestions to our ideas from businessmen with experience. Finally we exchanged ideas and information with other participants and with some of them and I began to collaborate on various projects. Venture Mentoring is undoubtedly a very useful event for me, ” says Cornel Nita, CEO Iptelis.

To participate at the Venture Mentoring eighth meeting, participants can register here:

We look forward to having you join us!