Romania

Central European Startup Awards

is the biggest no-pitch, no-conference startup competition in the
Central and Eastern European region focus heavily on current
Tech-Trends and Innovation that are shaping the future of humanity.

The main purpose of the Central European Startup Awards events is to
- facilitate communication between startups, experienced entrepreneurs,
investors and supporters of the entrepreneurial system that come from different
geographical areas and have had complementary experiences.

- Encourage the innovation not only at discourse level, but also to provide expertise to boost
the growth and development of startups according to the requirements of the present and future.

- Offering that +PlusValue of credibility for the start-up ecosystem in order to facilitate their visibility internationally and globally

CESA- Nomination process

Central European Startup Awards is part of Global Startup Awards, a global competition to recognise the best talents of the global startup ecosystem.

-12 Startups from 12 Categories will represent Romannia at the CESA competition

Only the Best ones will represent Romania at the Central Europe Regional Grand Finale, and some of them maybe even at the Global Startups Awards.

more about CESA Framework

CESA - Categories

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CESA Country Ambassadors

The “Ambassador” is the exponent that promote and sustain the development facilitating the evolution of the Romanian startup ecosystem.

  • Dragos Jaliu

    Dragos Jaliu

    Partner at Structural Consulting Group

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  • Cristi Barladeanu

    Cristi Barladeanu

    Co-Founder / CEO at ThinkOut

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  • Mircea Vadan

    Mircea Vadan

    Founder at ClujStartups. Program Manager at MVP Academy Accelerator

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  • Andrei Firoiu

    Andrei Firoiu

    CEO & Co-founder of Cowork Timisoara

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National Jury Board

Tech Leaders and the influential figures from the Business World and Technology select the Bests Startups of Romania that deserve to be included on the global map of the start-up ecosystem.

  • David Timis

    David Timis

    Growth Engine Manager at Google

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  • Ioana Hasan

    Ioana Hasan

    Co-Founder & Product Manager at Smart Bill

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  • Stefan Koritar

    Stefan Koritar

    Product Manager at Telenav

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  • Gabriela Negut

    Gabriela Negut

    Policy Officer at European Commission

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  • Bogdan Ceobanu

    Bogdan Ceobanu

    Policy Officer at European Commission

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  • Roxana Rugina

    Roxana Rugina

    CEO & Founder at Simplon Romania

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  • Cotyso Bodea

    Cotyso Bodea

    Technical Director at TORA

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  • Lorena Macnaughtan

    Lorena Macnaughtan

    Advisor at Omixy

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  • Dan Cearnau

    Dan Cearnau

    CEO at Under Development Office

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  • Ioana Nistorescu

    Ioana Nistorescu

    FoodTech, Agrotech, New Product & Biz Dev

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  • Ioana Alexandra Frincu

    Ioana Alexandra Frincu

    COO at Under Development Office

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  • Ion-Gheorghe Petrovai

    Ion-Gheorghe Petrovai

    Project Manager of FreshBlood - the HealthTech Community

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  • Andras Farkas

    Andras Farkas

    Project manager at PONT Group

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  • Monica Muntean

    Monica Muntean

    Founder at Girls Who Code Romania

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  • Oana-Maria Pop

    Oana-Maria Pop

    Open Innovation Specialist

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  • Carmen Oprea

    Carmen Oprea

    Co-founder & COO at Socital

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  • Dan Berte

    Dan Berte

    IoT Director at Bitdefender

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  • Alex Feseto

    Alex Feseto

    Founder of Luminos Software

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  • Valentin Maior

    Valentin Maior

    Co-founder of RomanianIT

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  • Florina Dumitrache

    Florina Dumitrache

    Strategy & Business Development Manager at BIT SENTINEL

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  • Marius Eremia Soflete

    Marius Eremia Soflete

    Owner at Inginerie Creativa

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  • Bianca Muntean

    Bianca Muntean

    Executive Director at ARIES Transilvania

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  • Alexandra Stoica

    Alexandra Stoica

    Executive Manager of Transylvania Energy Cluster

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  • Andrei Roth

    Andrei Roth

    Director European Operations at Recognos

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  • Ciprian Soleriu

    Ciprian Soleriu

    Author & Trainer at Conversion Academy

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  • Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson

    CEO & Co-Founder at Bare Conductive

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  • Szabi Szekely

    Szabi Szekely

    Co-Founder of HalcyonX, HalcyonMobile and Dollarbird

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  • Tudor Stanciu

    Tudor Stanciu

    Startups Community Manager at How to Web

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  • Adam Rowland

    Adam Rowland

    VP Engineering at Masabi

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Country Partner