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TechHub Meetup: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EEST)

TechHub Meetup: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup

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Thursday, October 24, we invite you to a new TechHub Meetup. This time, the discussion stars Bill Aulet, Senior Lecturer and Managing Director of Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. During the event, the guest speaker will discuss key insights from his well-known book “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup”.

Bill will discuss his experience with startups together with Marius Ursache (Founder and Chief Design Officer Grapefruit) and Andrei Marinescu (Co-Founder and CTO of Appscend), in a panel moderated by Ioana Hreninciuc (Commercial Director of Bigstep). All Bill's stage-colleagues are previous students of his, currently running important businesses.

About the guests:

Bill Aulet - a long time practicing entrepreneur and an instructor at MIT, one of the most rigorous institutions in the world. He has both created hundreds of millions of dollars of market value leading entrepreneurial ventures and also taught thousands of entrepreneurs in the past decade. In April 2013, Bill, was awarded the Adolf D. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurial Mentoring at MIT.

Marius Ursache- Marius studied to be a plastic surgeon, but instead he became a designer. In 1999 he founded Grapefruit, a Romanian digital product development agency. Today, Marius works closely with Bill Aulet, Managing Director of MIT Entrepreneurship Center on the "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" book and framework, and develops, a set of online checklists and tools for disciplined entrepreneurs.

Andrei Marinescu - co-founder of Appscend and the Chief Technological Officer, with over 7 years of experience in various programming languages. Besides software programming, Andrei is a true master in Database management and server-side scalability, he ensures that Appscend will always perform optimally and with the highest level of safety in any conditions. Appscend also develops tools, platforms and tactics to ensure mobile app deployment, lifecycle management and also user retention and mobile app marketing.

Ioana Hreninciuc - currently is the Commercial director of Bigstep, formerly Marketing Manager for Hostway Corporation in Europe. With 4 years of experience in the European hosting industry and another 5 in advertising and digital publishing, Ioana’s focus is on the business benefits that can be derived from working with cloud services and technology. Ioana met Bill Aulet in early 2011 and considers it one of the key moments in her career. Complex business processes like creating a product marketing strategy for a brand new prototype or pitching a business plan to investors became straightforward, attainable goals after just a few days of training with Bill Aulet.

Event agenda:

18:30 - 19:00 Participants’ arrival
19:00 - 19:40 Discussion panel
19:40 - 20:00 Q&A from the public
20:00 - xx:10 Networking & beers by TechHub

Spoken language of the event will be English.


TechHub Meetups is a series of informal events organized by TechHub Bucharest, designed to bring together tech specialists and tech entrepreneurs with the tech community in Bucharest and in the area. We aim to empower knowledge and experience exchange and to provide the right setting for some quality networking.

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When & Where

TechHub Bucharest
Strada Nicolae Filipescu, 39-41

Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EEST)

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