11 startups selected by Techcelerator for an acceleration program dedicated to FinTech industry

Bucharest, October 19, 2020: Techcelerator selected 11 startups for the NEXT FinTech acceleration program, rolled out with the support of the European Fund for Southeast Europe in Luxembourg and partners GapMinder VC, Google for Startups, Seedblink, TechAngels, RoFintech Association, and Stripe.

Citește mai departe11 startups selected by Techcelerator for an acceleration program dedicated to FinTech industry

Techcelerator and Google launch “Advancing AI” Accelerator, dedicated to Romanian startups

The program aims to boost the Romanian AI ecosystem by supporting AI entrepreneurs with access to the best of AI Google technologies and experts, further to business development and investments

 Romania, Bucharest – September 14th, 2020.

Citește mai departeTechcelerator and Google launch “Advancing AI” Accelerator, dedicated to Romanian startups

The international hackathon, NASA Space Apps Challenge, also organized in Romania, goes online and starts the contest’s registrations

Bucharest, Cluj Napoca,  September 9th, 2020. NASA Space Apps Challenge opens the registrations for the fifth edition of the hackthon which takes place in several cities in Romania and in other over 200 points on the world map, in the last 9 years. “Take action” is the event’s motto for October 3-4 and the invitation addressed by the organizers to participants from around the globe who will develop solutions to the proposed challenges, correlating NASA data, in a collaborative manner.

Citește mai departeThe international hackathon, NASA Space Apps Challenge, also organized in Romania, goes online and starts the contest’s registrations

Techcelerator opens applications for fifth batch, with focus on Fintech startups, in partnership with several European and local partners

Romania, Bucharest, September 8th, 2020. Techcelerator opens the applications for its fifth acceleration batch, this time with focus on FinTech startups. The founders can register here by October 1, 2020. Up to 12 selected startups from this specific area of focus for Techcelerator will enter the NEXT FinTech, a mixed online & offline Techcelerator program.

Citește mai departeTechcelerator opens applications for fifth batch, with focus on Fintech startups, in partnership with several European and local partners

The always-to-consider solution for when you’re asked something you’re not 100% into – friction & commitment

Rick Bolin - Commited

Let’s say someone asks you a favor.

  • “Hire me!”
  • “Teach me X!”
  • “Get me into the masters!”
  • “Give me object Y!”.

You want to help, but you would prefer investing in helping someone you know is committed. One possible solution would be to refuse the person – “Look, it’s better for both of us if we don’t do so”. What might an even better solution be?

Citește mai departeThe always-to-consider solution for when you’re asked something you’re not 100% into – friction & commitment

Taking measures on time

Lilian D - Time

I’m surprised, a lot of times, on some measures taken at the last minute.

One example is with measures that have a clear deadline – “You must submit form X on day Y”. And then, one day or two before day Y, a new law comes, saying “We have postponed the rule with a few days/weeks/months”.

To me, that’s absurd – a lot of people, most likely, want to plan their submission, and not leave everything for the last day. Instead of making them happy, the politicians with power postpone the deadline for the few who, most likely, would have not met the deadline anyway.

It’s like having 10 employees, 5 which work hard, and 5 which don’t, and you give laws to helps those who, anyhow, don’t work that much.

Another example. Recently, the Government promised to give some answers and clarifications prior to starting the school, on September 14th. And when were those clarifications/answers given? Just a week prior to the date. You have all the summer with no activity in the educational system, and then you give a reaction only one week prior to the start of the school.

The thing is, this encourages poor planning. If I see the politicians planning, actually preparing, things for the last minute, this gets done in other circles, who mimic the behavior of politicians.

We have CoVID since March 2020, and in September 2020 we discover we don’t have time to buy tablets for pupils to study on.

“We’ll just wait and see how it goes” is a much poor principle than “Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur.

Citește mai departeTaking measures on time