Innovx Achievements May Wrap-Up

InnovX Insights📃

Venture Vista: Startup Boardroom Showcase

✨ This month, we proudly hosted the "Venture Vista: Startup Boardroom Showcase," a significant event in the journey of innovation and entrepreneurship. Co-hosted with EY, this exclusive showcase provided a platform for top innovators from the InnovX Community to present their ideas to a panel of experts eager to support their endeavors. 🚀 1716899256305.png

Our expert panel included Corina Mîndoiu , Raluca Popa , Cristi Movilă, CMX , Nicu Iancu , Madalina Ciinaru , Madalina Vilau , Ioana Tinca , Alexandru Dincovici and Cristian Ignat . 💻

Each startup delivered captivating pitches, presenting solutions poised to revolutionize their industries. Congratulations to the innovators: Antonia Dumitriu and Matt Gordon from Irisphera , Andrei Dumitrascu from Softlead , Ionut Gavrilescu from FieldOS , Virginia Zetu from FiberCon , Bogdan Litescu from Plant an App , Andrei Muscalu from SUNMARKET , Cristian Barbuia from Safeflows and Mihai Ciocârlan from Pronext Management . 📣

The networking session that followed was a fertile ground for fostering connections, collaborations, and potential partnerships. It was inspiring to see the exchange of ideas and the sparks of innovation in every conversation. For more events check-out our website: A special thank you to our partner, EY , for their invaluable support, and to the dedicated EY team: Corina Mîndoiu , Raluca Popa , Lucia Preda and Alexandra Ionita . Your efforts were instrumental in ensuring the event's success.

🌟 Students in Startups 🌟

This month, we hosted another incredible event as part of the InnovX Academy Program in partnership with UiPath : "Students in Startups"! It was a transformative experience, offering students profound insights into their future career paths. 💡 1716904200163.png

The event featured electrifying discussions and direct engagements with amazing innovators eager to share their expertise and opportunities with students. Speakers included Miruna Mutu from UiPath , Ionut Gavrilescu from FieldOS , Antonia Dumitriu and Matt Gordon from Irisphera , Andrei Muscalu from SUNMARKET . 🚀

The jaw-dropping job fair was a highlight, presenting students with a spectrum of exciting opportunities. 🎓 Our heartfelt gratitude goes to UiPath, Gabriel Sidor and Doinita Danuta (Doina) for making this event possible!

InnovX European Program: Autumn Edition Registrations Now Open 🚀 Registrations for the InnovX European Program - Autumn Edition are now open! ✨ 1716899824180.png

In a rapidly evolving world, technology drives economic growth and societal change, with startups at the forefront of innovation. These companies hold the potential to disrupt industries, create jobs, and stimulate economic growth. 🌱 However, the path to success for startups is challenging, from securing investment to expanding into global markets. This is where InnovX , one of Europe's leading innovation accelerators and an official partner of the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) , comes into play with its InnovX European Program. 👩💻 As the application period approaches, the question for aspiring entrepreneurs is simple: are you ready to unlock your startup's full potential? Apply here 👉

Community Spotlight🚀

Kinderpedia Shines at Podim Conference, Wins "Talk the Walk" Award

The final of the Podim Conference Pitch competition was an exhilarating journey filled with passion, innovative ideas, and untapped potential. Kinderpedia had the invaluable opportunity to showcase its platform to an expert jury and a large audience of entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals. Kinderpedia was honored to receive the prestigious “Talk the Walk” award from Infobip. Special thanks to Lucija Reic for recognizing the synergy with Kinderpedia and appreciating their product and pitch. 🏆 The conference provided several one-on-one meetings that opened exciting paths for collaboration. Valuable insights were gained from Francois Mazoudier's presentation on managing the fundraising process, leading into the Fundraising Bootcamp program. More importantly, the event allowed the team to connect with fantastic like-minded individuals, share experiences, and grow together. 🌟 1716880428878.png

A new tradition was also started at PODIM with morning runs, bringing energy and enthusiasm to each day. 🏃♀️🏃♂️ Kinderpedia's team celebrated the inspiring pitches from Mark Duerkop , Přemysl Koudela and Ilya Novodvorskiy and congratulated Stjepan Steve Zelić on winning the Pitch Competition and his upcoming US expansion. Kinderpedia's co-founders, Daniel Rogoz, Evelina Necula and Valentin Ilea , along with their dedicated team, were commended for their passion and hard work. Their efforts continue to garner global recognition for innovation and social impact. 🌍💡

Romanian Startups Shine at Ambassador's Reception in Iceland

On the 14th of May, a select group of 12 innovative startups from Romania attended a special reception hosted by the Ambassador of Norway in Iceland. Among these leading startups, these companies are making significant strides in their respective fields: QuickLegal , Autosymed SRL , Quarks Interactive , VOXivers - AI-Powered Speech Therapy & Education , ProcessLab and many others. 1716880963268.png

The reception provided a unique opportunity for these companies to engage with key stakeholders and gain international exposure. It's a testament to the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit that thrives within Romania, supported by the EEA and Norway Grants by Innovation Norway in Romania. We're incredibly proud of their achievements and eagerly anticipate their presentations at the Iceland Innovation Week. Stay tuned for more updates as we cheer on QuickLegal, Autosymed SRL, Quarks Interactive, VOXivers, and ProcessLab! 🌟🚀

dotLumen Triumphs at Gala ANIS 2024 with Double Award Win

We are thrilled to announce that dotLumen - Empowering the Blind has won not one, but two prestigious awards at the Gala ANIS 2024: Innovation of the Year and R&D Project of the Year. 1716883098359.png

The Employers' Association of the Software and Services Industry (ANIS) annually recognizes outstanding Romanian-made software, and we are incredibly proud to bring home these two awards. Congrats dotLumen - Empowering the Blind and thank you ANIS Romania ! 🎉 Stay tuned for more updates on our journey and achievements.

SiWeGO Achieves Milestone with Official Patent for Innovative App

SiWeGO has proudly unveiled a new achievement: their app has been officially patented! This marks a significant milestone for the team, seeing their idea materialize into an officially recognized innovation. 1716883286258.png

The team expresses profound pride in being at the forefront of innovation with a patented solution in Italy. This recognition not only signifies a major step forward for SiWeGO but also represents a significant advancement for the transportation industry as a whole! 🌍🚗 To learn more about SiWeGO and their innovative app 🟢, visit

Kinderpedia Joins COBIS Community in London

Kinderpedia is thrilled to announce its participation in the vibrant COBIS - Council of British International Schools community in London this year! ✨ With a mission to bring integration, coherence, adoption, and impact to the bustling education market, Kinderpedia is confident in its ability to make a difference. 🚀 1716883521227.png

If you haven't already, visit our website at to explore how our software is transforming education for the better. 👩🏫 We look forward to seeing you soon at COBIS!

Data Privacy Manager Set to Present at Adria Summit

Data Privacy Manager will be presenting at Adria Summit with the session titled "Data Privacy Manager: Using AI in Personal Data Protection." 1716883635538.png

The presentation will showcase how AI and ML are utilized in their world-leading privacy automation and governance SaaS to enhance personal data management, thereby improving companies' data privacy practices. Attendees can expect insights into proprietary algorithms for detecting and classifying personal data, along with a sneak peek into new developments currently underway. 😎

Tune in to ZF IT GENERATION to Learn How Flaminjoy Expanded Internationally

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Discover how local startup Flaminjoy successfully expanded its presence internationally to 10 countries in the last 7 months. What are its further development plans for its influencer marketing platform? Get insights from Sorin Amzu , Flaminjoy.

Ask Wire Secures €570,000 Investment to Enhance Real Estate Data Platform

Ask Wire , a participant in last year's InnovX accelerator program, has announced a €570,000 investment to further develop their platform, which utilizes data to provide insights into real estate projects. Among the investors is Founders Bridge . 💼💰 This recent funding round brings Ask Wire's total raised amount to €2.5 million for product development. 📈💻 1716884900929.png

Ask Wire is building a digital product with comprehensive information about real estate assets. It can be utilized by banks to develop lending products or by insurers to better understand property values. 🏢📊 The platform collects data on properties in the Balkan region, including environmental risks, cadastral data, urban planning documents, market dynamics, demographics, and climate change data. By combining these datasets, they have created a platform where information can be accessed in an organized manner. This enables companies to create better-tailored products for each property and automate decision-making processes. 🌍🔍

ZIM Connections' Debut at Viva Technology: A Thrilling Experience

ZIM Connections is delighted to share their experience attending Vivatech for the first time! Alongside Pablo, their Partnership Development expert, they divided and conquered, engaging with new and existing B2B partners, having amazing conversations with potential investors, and gathering invaluable feedback from ZIM travelers. This debut at Viva Technology in Paris marks just the beginning for ZIM Connections! Their participation in the event was an intense and exhilarating 48 hours, during which they scheduled over 15 meetings, walked more than 30,000 steps, and spoke with over 100 people. 1716886585058.png

Sometimes, spending countless hours in the office can make work feel routine, even mundane. But stepping into the vibrant energy of VivaTech and witnessing stakeholders' genuine excitement and enthusiasm as ZIM Connections shared their innovations was nothing short of inspiring. These moments remind them of their work's profound impact. Seeing the spark in someone's eyes when they grasp ZIM Connections' vision and understand the revolutionary potential of their technology—those are the moments that reignite their passion and drive. They reaffirm why ZIM Connections tirelessly strives to revolutionize the connectivity market and lead the charge in technological innovation. Now, they're back with their hearts full, fully motivated, and ready to tackle the next wave of challenges and opportunities. 🚀💪

InnovX Podcast🎙️


InnovX Podcast Series: May Episodes Highlights

🎙️ This month, the InnovX Podcast Series has been buzzing with insightful discussions and industry expertise! 🌟 "Innovative Solutions in the Financial Sector" 🌟 Martin Gollegger - Product Manager at capito 🌟 Steliana Moraru - Chief Operating Officer at OTP Leasing Romania
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"Revolutionizing Cardiac Care: The Corflow Chronicles" 🌟 Delia NECULA, MBA - Mentor & President of MedTech Committee at InnovX 🌟 Grzegorz Jarząb - Chief Technology Officer at Autosymed SRL 🔗 Listen Here:

''Empowering Education: Leveraging Technology for Growth and Success'' Mihai Mocanu , Chief Marketing Officer at Adservio Irina Balan , Cloud Business Solutions Director at Microsoft
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Don't miss this opportunity to gain unparalleled insights and embark on a journey towards redefining the future of education. Join us on Spotify for more InnovX Podcasts:

Partners' Pulse📚

🌎 Tilia’sTravels – Recent Highlights! 🌍

Andrew Gray spoke at the Vestbee conference in Warsaw, emphasizing Tilia's data-driven investment approach: “We invest where we see a link between the company’s product and solving global climate or social problems.” 1716882746860.png

At ChangeNOW in Paris, Petr Vitek and Kamilla Racz pitched to select Limited Partners, showcasing opportunities in climate, education, and healthcare, and championing the CEE region's potential to produce world-class companies. Petr also attended TechChill in Riga, inspired by the Baltic founder spirit and in Budapest, we hosted a private brunch with Startup Hungary, uniting regional ecosystem leaders.

Fortech Investments Celebrates Strategic Partnership Between Licenseware and ICE Information Technology

In a recent development, Fortech Investments extends congratulations to Licenseware for forging a new strategic partnership with ICE Information Technology, a prominent entity in the Middle Eastern IT sector specializing in Software Asset Management. This collaboration signifies a significant advancement for Licenseware, facilitating their entry into a new market. Leveraging ICE Information Technology’s extensive regional expertise and integrated service offerings, this partnership is poised to deliver a robust solution for organizations aiming to optimize software costs and mitigate risks. Stay tuned for further updates on this promising collaboration as Fortech Investments continues to support innovative ventures! 🎉

European Innovation Council Engages at VivaTech

Two full days at Vivatech culminated in a visit from Thierry Breton , EU Commissioner, and engaging conversations with EUeic beneficiaries. I had the opportunity to speak to approximately 15 more beneficiaries and contributed on stage. 🚀🌟 1716886422924.png

Innovation Across Borders🌍

UNIDO Regional Conference: "Connecting for Development – Innovating for Impact" 🌍💡

🚀 Excited to share that the UNIDO Regional Conference: "Connecting for Development – Innovating for Impact" will be taking place in Vienna, Austria, from June 3-7, 2024! 🌍💡 Organized by the UNIDO Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia, this event aims to foster innovation, sustainability, and climate action through networking and partnerships among European businesses and UNIDO-supported start-ups worldwide. Key participants will include both UNIDO Member States such as Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania, as well as non-Member States like Estonia, Greece, and Latvia. 1716903782983.png

One of the key highlights of the event is the Cleantech Days 2024, spearheaded by the UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Building on the success of the inaugural Cleantech Days in 2023, this year’s forum will focus on scaling up clean technology start-ups and SMEs from 16 countries. It’s a prime opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their impactful solutions and connect with businesses, financiers, and investors. The event will kick off on June 3-4 with thematic discussions and partnership-building activities, followed by dedicated sessions for UNIDO-supported start-ups from June 5-7. These sessions will include solution presentations, pitching, and extensive networking opportunities. 🌟 Panel Discussion 3: Public-Private Development Partnerships on the 4th of June 🌟 One of the key sessions to look forward to is the panel discussion on effective public-private partnerships for global development and the 2030 Agenda. We’re thrilled to have Daniel Dumitrescu, PhD., Chief Innovation Officer at InnovX, as a speaker. His insights will be invaluable in understanding how such partnerships can drive sustainable industrial growth. 💡 Cleantech Days 💡 Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to engage in personalized mentoring sessions hosted by Nicu Iancu, Chief Strategy Officer, with the help of Vlad Maftei and Daniel Dumitrescu, PhD. with Diana DUMITRESCU, PhD. These sessions are designed to provide tailored guidance and support to maximize the impact of innovative solutions. This joint event is set to be a cornerstone for sustainable industrial growth and global development cooperation. Looking forward to seeing the incredible innovations and collaborations that will emerge from this gathering! A special thanks to Adnan Šerić for inviting us and to Josef Kock, Christoph Klose, Janez Rogelj, Kjell Sundin, Marco Matteini, Irhad Puce, Dona Scola, Solomiya Omelyan, Dominika Dor, Michael Schmidt, Gerswynn Mckuur, Eric Jensen, Olga Rataj, Konrad Krull, Alessio Brina, Mariia Pavlova and Julia Oberreiter for their support and contributions to this event.

🚀 InnovX Heads to London Tech Week 2024!

InnovX is thrilled to announce our participation in London Tech Week 2024! 🚀 Join us from June 10th to June 14th in London as we immerse ourselves in the heart of innovation, alongside innovators, investors, and tech giants from over 90 countries. 🌍 1716903361350.png

London Tech Week isn't just an event; it's an experience where the global tech ecosystem converges to explore the future of technology. With a new venue at Olympia and exciting new features, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. 💡 Whether you're a visionary entrepreneur, an investor seeking the next big thing, or an enterprise tech leader shaping the future, London Tech Week is where you need to be. 🌐 A special thanks to Cristina Dragu 🇬🇧💰🚀 for providing us with this amazing opportunity and always supporting our endeavors. 🌻 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect, learn, and stay ahead of the curve in tech innovation. Ready to be energized, inspired, and one step ahead? Secure your spot now and join us at London Tech Week 2024 Ana Bobirca , Diana DUMITRESCU, PhD. and Bianca Păcurar will be there on behalf of the InnovX Team. Get your ticket here:

UNCHAIN Startups Tournament: Showcasing Innovation in Fintech

Are you a budding fintech startup eager to showcase your innovative ideas? Don’t miss the UNCHAIN Startups Tournament at the UNCHAIN Festival on June 19-20, 2024 in Oradea, Romania! This is your chance to pitch your startup to industry leaders, network with potential investors, and gain valuable exposure. Selected teams will receive two complimentary tickets to the festival. 1716903720555.png

To support our vibrant startup community, the organizers are offering special tickets exclusively for startups. This ticket includes full access to event content stages, networking areas, official party, and city tours, enjoying the local landmarks. Secure your spot and take your startup to the next level. Register now , for the competition or purchase the exclusive startup tickets and be part of the future of innovation in finance!

Startup World Cup Regional Finale at Engaged Investments Conference!

We are thrilled to announce the regional finale of the global Startup World Cup , the world's largest startup competition! Join us at the Engaged Investments Conference on October 24th in Prague for this exciting event. 1716891402764.png

What's at Stake?

  • Grand Prize: Advance to the Grand Finale in Silicon Valley with a chance to win $1,000,000.
  • Funding Opportunity: Secure DEPO Ventures funding of €100,000. One startup could take it all, or the prizes might go to two different winners – it all depends on the judges' decision. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your startup’s potential on a global stage. Apply now and take your venture to the next level! Startup World Cup | Prague Regional Finale Wednesday, October 24th, 2024 Prague, Czechia Criteria:
  • Location: Primary founder or company from Central and Eastern Europe and Baltics region.
  • Stage: Pre-seed, Seed, Series A.
  • Industry: Agnostic.
  • Attendance: Personal attendance required. Register Here: See you at the Startup World Cup Regional Finale in Prague! 🚀

Tech Horizon🌟

Insights from ROCA X CEO on Innovation and Technology

"Innovation will drive the evolution of strategic fields like education and healthcare through at least 2027, with #ArtificialIntelligence emerging as a key technology in their development, according to the World Economic Forum. Technology was the key focus during the pandemic and the initial CONFIDEX debates, launched at that time, highlighted the key sectors that businesses and institutions were relying on for economic recovery. 'eHealth, edutech, and remote work: these are the three areas where technology adoption and usage have surged exponentially. Technology is a sector poised for accelerated development and high resilience to crises,' remarked ' Alexandru Bogdan , CEO of ROCA X , during the CONFIDEX debate in May 2020. 1716881333410.png

These are the fields we continue to invest in today and closely monitor through the #CONFIDEX study with each new edition."

Grants Available to Support Entrepreneurs in Developing Advanced Digital Technologies Details 👉 Who can apply? SMEs established no later than December 31, 2021, submitting projects in partnership: • Lead partner – SME not operating in the IT field; • Partner – SME operating in the IT field. What is the maximum project funding amount? • Micro-enterprises – Between 500,000 and 600,000 euros • Small enterprises – Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 euros • Medium-sized enterprises – Between 500,000 and 3,000,000 euros What can be financed? a) Activities related to regional state aid: activities aimed at increasing the competitiveness of SMEs through investments contributing to the development of advanced digital technologies; b) Activities related to state aid for research.

As May comes to a close, we reflect on the dynamic events and milestones achieved within the InnovX community and beyond. From groundbreaking partnerships to international conferences and innovative initiatives, this month has been a testament to the resilience and creativity of entrepreneurs and innovators worldwide. Thank you to all our partners, alumni, and supporters for your continued dedication and enthusiasm. Together, we are shaping the future of innovation and entrepreneurship. Here's to a month filled with achievements and a future brimming with endless possibilities. 1716893353061.png