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COMING SOON. STREAMING LIVE FROM CLUJ-NAPOCA • 17 – 18 NOV • ONLINE

Learn. Network. Grow.

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LEARN

Learn from founders, investors, experts and get actionable insights.

NETWORK

Use the opportunity to chat with startup founders, investors, business and technical experts. Form future partnerships, collaborations and more.

GROW

Get actionable insights and advice from the community, apply them and effectively grow your business.

What is Upster?

Upster Conference is an initiative of Cluj Startups, NGO established in 2012, with the mission to support and facilitate the growth of the startup ecosystem.

Upster is the next step in our efforts to support and help the startup community grow. We provide the means to share knowledge from inside and outside the community and enable startups to get the applicable items that they need in order to grow their product and their business as a whole.

Upster is the means by which startups can connect with the startup community: founders, investors, accelerators, incubators and more.

Conference topics

Product Validation Investment Marketing & Sales

Validation

What’s the most important part of a startup? Idea, money or validation? Some say it’s the idea, but what can you do with an idea that nobody wants to see implemented? Others say it’s the money, but the history shows us that even a failed startup can raise millions (*cough* Quibi). But few mention about importance of validation. Eager to know why?

Product

Do products create the services or the services create the products? Some say that without a product you can’t have a service. Others argue that the service is the one that creates the product. Never thought of that, ha? Do not worry, we’ll have experts that will illuminate us once and for all.

Investment

Investors do not invest in your startups product or service. They invest in you and your team. Yes, they would like to see some traction numbers but that’s not always the case. The easiest part for a startup is to raise money. “Shut up and take my money” is a true statement when the team is right. But be aware that not all money is good. Do you know the difference between “smart money” and “dumb money”?

Marketing and Sales

Why do people love to work in marketing and sales? Because every business needs this kind of services. The best part? These skills can be learned almost for free! Marketing & Sales can either make you the wealthiest man in the world or the poorest man in the world. Choose wisely from who you learn

What people say

“Upster is an excellent opportunity to learn how to start and manage your startup and not to be in those 92% of startups that fail in the first 3 years of existence. (https://www.getautopsy.com/research/top-startup-failure-reasons)"

 

Dragoș Nicolaescu

Speaker @Upster2020, Angel Investor

"Upster team together with the mentors community knows how to engage people and inspire them to start building things the world really needs. Great work! Keep it up, Upster!”

 

Vlad Gliga

Speaker @Upster2020, Co-founder & CEO Rubik Hub

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Speakers 2021

Check-out the speakers that will write the Upster Story in 2021.

Vasiu Madalina

Managing Partner @Grai

David Achim

Director @Make IT in Oradea

Francesco Cerruti

Director General Vc Hub Italia

Stefan Koritar

CEO & Partner @ Grai Ventures

Mircea Vadan

Managing Partner Activize.tech

Bogdan Oros

Director of Operations AdButler

Mester Catalin

CEO Voxa

Mihai Guran

VP TechAngels

Vasilica Bob

Head of Product and Design

Julia Fenart

France Digitale

Vlad Sarca

Serial entrepreneur and investor

Alin Pausan

Founder of Actable100

Vlad Gliga

Co-founder & CEO Rubik Hub

Why join?

Discover actionable topics and scale

Learn from founders, investors, experts and get actionable insights. Use the opportunity to chat with startup founders, investors, business and technical experts. Form future partnerships, collaborations and more. Get actionable insights and advice from the community, apply them and effectively grow your business.

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