Two weeks before the application deadline for MVP Academy 2017, the acceleration program for early-stage tech startups, we’re moving through the country meeting startups in all stages and industries. After the great outcome of meetings in emerging startup-center Iași, we arrived for a couple of days in vibrant Timișoara.
The local ecosystem has enjoyed an impressive run of recent deals involving tech startups, and is also home to some fast-growth companies – to name a few of Timișoara’s achievements up-to-date:
- 123ContactForm’s large round of over EUR 1 million, in June 2015;
- Freshhome’s exit to Soda.com, in February 2016;
- Presslabs and Symme3D are also names startups look up to.
This relative abundance of local success stories is a result of the efforts of community stakeholders, that have taken the lead in creating the conditions for startups to appear. Groups such as Timisoara Startups, or hubs like Timisoara Startup Hub and the newer Cowork Timisoara play a big role in this – that’s why we had a short chat with the people behind them, to understand the mechanics of it all:
The growth would not have been possible with financial resources – local angel investors understood this, and are meeting regularly to discuss with startups that may be potential investment targets. We got the chance to discuss them firsthand during an event at Timisoara Startup Hub.
This week, we’re in Cluj for a couple of meetings:
- MVP Academy 2017 presentation, Tuesday, Feb 7, at Cluj Cowork;
- One-to-one meetings with startups that are interested in this year’s acceleration program, for which you can register in advance.
Applications for MVP Academy 2017 end on Feb 19, on the program’s website. If you’re an early-stage tech startup, with an exceptional founding team and are aiming to reach global markets, we are eager to work with you.