How to Web for almost 13 years has helped shape Romania’s local tech startup ecosystem. Through our annual conference and various networking tools, the team aims to continue to inspire generations of entrepreneurs.
One of those tools is Launch. This is a community that will democratize access to resources such as expertise, capital, and pilot projects beginning in early 2021. To date, Launch has helped over 300 founders and 100 startups with him, growing in cities ranging from Bucharest to Timisoara. , Cluj, Palm.
Over the past year, we’ve made this happen by attending events and leveraging our ever-exciting Slack channel, where founders and various experts network and find answers to growth dilemmas. We have witnessed the rapid evolution of early stage communities.
How… do you start?
As part of this How to Web conference, Launch hosted its fifth annual Community Evening with Daniel Rizea – Fitbit, Daniel Nanu – BCR, Lavinia Cojocaru – UiPath, Cristian George Farauanu – Confidas, Cristian Tamas – TypingDNA, Mircea Serediuc and more. welcomed a special guest. – Fame UpRaluca Pantiru – Google, Adrian Marin – Avo, Andrei Stoica – Giants – Elrond NFT, Alexandru Anghel – SOLO Fintech – etc.
Startup founders had to practice and evolve their pitching skills by getting productive feedback. I also had the pleasure of joining his Peer Talk between two of his tech experts, Raluca Pantiru, his product manager at Google, and Cristian Tamas, co-founder and CMO of his TypingDNA. rice field.
The product manager is the “CEO of the product”
“Working in the tech industry allows me to reach and be visible and improve their lives. I love the fact that I can make an impact.” – Raluca Pantiru, Google UK Product Manager, Android Health Connect
With a background in political science and law, Raluca Pantiru began her tech journey with serial entrepreneur Andrei Pitis at Vector Watch. Raluca climbed the corporate ladder with his Google UK, a tech giant, while the Romanian gadget was acquired by his Fitbit, which was later acquired by his Google. She is now part of her Android Health Connect team, dedicated to building health and wellness her solutions.
“I jumped on that ship at the perfect time.” Before sharing one of the biggest lessons she learned, she said: “When the product succeeds, the whole team succeeds. If it fails, the PM is responsible.”
Co-founders must learn to be jacks-of-all-trades
“Trust is a big challenge in the security space. You have to start with the early adopters.” – Christian Tamas, co-founder of TypingDNA
Cristian Tamas comes from a marketing background and is passionate about technology and building useful products. He started his career designing his Bannersnack for his app, but decided to shift gears and help build tools that recognize people by the way they type. Since its launch in 2016, he has raised around €9 million to innovate in the biometrics field and security as a whole.
“At first, I did whatever I was asked to do. For example, even though I was in charge of marketing, I knew the basics of coding to create a website.” he joins the conversation
In the video, you can watch peer-to-peer conversations about building wellness and cybersecurity-focused products, tips for integrating tech teams, spoiler alert – it’s all about communication and collaboration, and why not. “Getting into tech” necessarily requires a technical background, showing how researchers are being looked to to see the next tech trend.