We are excited to meet you on 12-18 September

Building the next generation of Tech Entrepreneurs in Romania

5 days program dedicated to students and young professionals with ages between 20 and 26 years who are interested in launching a startup. Hence they will have the opportunity to learn directly from the experience of well known IT leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

Main activities



Each day will have a training session focused on different themes: Market Research, Marketing, Financing, Human Resources or Pitching

Guest Talks

The participants will have the chance to talk and learn directly from well known IT leaders and successful entrepreneurs

Team Work

Throughout the program, the participants will have teamwork sessions where they will apply the lessons learned from trainings

Social Evenings

Each day will end with a social event that will help participants get to know each other and also to relax and have fun

Why attend?

Learning experience

Learn from the best trainers everything you need to know about launching a successful startup

Making an Impact

Share your ideas with other creative and ambitious young people

Open talks

Engage in open discussions with well known IT leaders and successful entrepreneurs

Last editions speakers

Gina Lupu

Gina Lupu

CEO & Founder @ Wolfpack Digital

Gina Lupu, CEO and Founder of Wolfpack Digital, a digital agency with a team of 50+ based in Cluj covering powerful web and mobile products start-to-end.

 Daniel Metz

Daniel Metz

Chairman of the Board Directors @ NTT DATA Romania

Daniel Metz is the businessman who founded 18 years ago EBS Romania SA. At the moment, Daniel Metz is Chairman of the Board Directors at NTT DATA Romania.

Ana Maria Udrişte

Ana Maria Udrişte

Founder @ Avocatoo

Ana-Maria Udriște is not only an entrepreneur, but a lawyer as well. In 2016, she left founded Avocatoo, a platform for legal services where clients can find a specialized lawyers, molded to their needs and with a fixed cost.  

Malina Platon

Malina Platon

Global Head, Key Accounts Program @ UiPath

Malina is currently the Global Head of Key Accounts Program for UiPath, being responsible for building and expanding the business engagements with UiPath most strategic customers across Americas, EMEA and APJ.

Cornel Amariei

Cornel Amariei

Inventor & CEO @ .Lumen

Cornel Amariei is a inventor, author, and entrepreneur, known as the founder and inventor of .lumen, a blind assisting system which partially regains the spatial awareness of the visually impaired.

Ligiu Uiorean

Ligiu Uiorean

Director & Founder @AirportLabs

Ligiu is the director and founder of AirportLabs. Ligiu contributed to large infrastructure projects in Europe and Middle East

Laurențiu Bălașa

Laurențiu Bălașa

CEO @ Basmo

Poetry, 3 Exits, and 8 Companies launched and now building the most impactful app on your reading habit, Basmo.

 Voicu Oprean

Voicu Oprean

CEO @ AROBS Transilvania Software

Voicu Oprean is the CEO of AROBS Transilvania Software with the main goal to promote the Romania IT software specialists and their skills. 

Andrei Dudoiu

Andrei Dudoiu

Co-Founder & CEO @SeedBlink

After 20 years of banking, Andrei started a new life journey in 2018, willing to build new experiences, developing his skills and autonomy as an entrepreneur and support the innovation ecosystem.

Antonio Eram

Antonio Eram


He was actively involved in the Romanian Internet and Telecom business. In 2003 he co-founded NETOPIA. With a branch in Silicon Valley, is Romania’s premier mobile marketing and payments provider. 

Matei Pavel

Matei Pavel

Chief Executive Officer @ Keemoji & Investor

Matei Pavel is a serial entrepreneur & investor, he founded several successful companies and built one of the world’s largest mobile app publishing companies. T-Me Studios, Konkurs, Cautareduceri are some of the successful businesses that make us think about him. 

Adrian Pica

Adrian Pica

Product Director @ Bolt

Passionate about internet start-ups, product focused, social media, digital advertising, sales, on-line and off-line marketing and experienced manager. He co-founded 2 companies (Oblico and 150sec). Experienced entrepreneur and marketer.


#defineSchool it’s different in every single way: knowledge, teamwork, fun, practical activities, cool challenges, and meetings with successful entrepreneurs. This project gives you all the necessary information to start your first startup: learning experience, networking and open talks with a passionate community of people. What I love the most about this project is that besides all the business knowledge and skills that I acquierd, it offered me long term friendships and memories that I will talk about when I will become old.

Ionuț Carp


In #defineSchool we learn differently. We learn from experience. We learn from mistakes. But most important, we learn together (speakers, trainers, participants) to become the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. For me, this was an amazing experience that took me out of my comfort zone and made me realize how important it is to have a growth mentality, mentality that you can only develop by surrounding yourself with quality people like the people I have met in #defineSchool.

Andreea Țicală


#defineSchool represented an opening towards the entrepreneur community in Cluj-Napoca, maybe even Romania. Trainings helped me learn a lot of new things, but more than that, I interacted with people sharing the same mindset, which aided me in broadening my networking skills. Thanks to #defineSchool I am now a part of ClujStartups and I have met people with the same passions as mine and I have attended numerous events in the entrepreneurship domain. I’d recommend anyone to spend their time in this program.

Victor Motogna


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the accomodation included in the participation fee?

Yes, the accommodation is included in the participation fee, as well as the food, transport from Cluj, activities and other surprises.

Are any skills required in order to be accepted?

We are looking for eager young people who want to outdo themselves and they are willing to learn more.

What if I cannot attend the program in a day?

You invest time and energy so we strongly recommend you to participate in the entire program to get the most out of this experience.

What happens if I don't follow the schedule?

The schedule is designed to give you a unique experience every day during the event. Working together is one of the most important part, so how can we be happy when someone is missing? It’s up to you! Do you want to fully exploit this opportunity or not?

Can I talk to the speaker after the training or speech session?

Yes, you can talk with the speakers after sessions, and depending on their availability you will have the chance to ask for their advice.

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With #defineSchool we want to help create the next generation of tech entrepreneurs of Romania!