Innovx Achievements InnovX February Wrap-up

🌟 Welcome to the February Edition of the InnovX Newsletter!✨ As we step into a new month filled with promise and potential, we're excited to bring you the latest updates, achievements, and inspirations from our dynamic community. From ground-breaking innovations to impactful partnerships, join us on this journey of discovery and transformation. Let's dive into the pulse of innovation together!

InnovX InsightsπŸ“ƒ

🌟 InnovX: Pioneering Growth in Romania's Startup Landscape✨ Our impact in Romania's vibrant startup landscape continues to soar! From fostering collaboration to igniting innovation, InnovX stands at the forefront of initiatives shaping the future of entrepreneurship in the region. InnovX spearheads efforts to cultivate a supportive environment for startups, providing crucial resources and guidance to budding entrepreneurs. Together, we're not just building businesses – we're building a community, a movement, and a brighter future for Romanian startups

πŸš€ InnovX Hosts Office Hours with Eleven Ventures! 🌟 InnovX had the pleasure of hosting Viktor Minchev and Collin Mazgaloff from Eleven Ventures for Office Hours, and it was an incredible opportunity! πŸ“ˆ Eleven Ventures Office Hours.png We facilitated 1:1 meetings and held a workshop on "Investment Insights" with exceptional companies from the InnovX Community: Data Against Data , KIM 4 Industry , iFactor | Your Money. Faster , Jobful , NutriCare.Life,, Kidprenor , SkillBrain , StartGDPR , WeFlowNow , dMonitor , Ask Wire , Invoice Cash and QuickLegal were among the attendees. πŸ’Ό The day was filled with fun and excitement as we engaged in meaningful discussions, exchanged ideas, and embarked on a journey of innovation together! πŸŽ‰

Community SpotlightπŸš€

🟠 Fagura Achieves Top Brands 2023 Recognition in Fintech Category! πŸ†πŸš€ We're thrilled to announce that Fagura has been awarded the prestigious Top Brands 2023 accolade by Vip Magazine in the fintech category! 🌟 This recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of crowdlending. Congratulations for this honor! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ 1709202397562 (1).png

Celebrating Success: Adrian Herdan, CEO of Devhd, Reflects on Organic Growth πŸŽ‰ Adrian Herdan , CEO of Devhd | Premier ServiceNow Partner and an esteemed InnovX Alumni, shares insights into the company's journey marked by organic growth and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Since its inception, Devhd has prioritized a balanced approach, harmonizing customer demand with strategic investments to ensure project delivery excellence. 1709210738288.jpeg Herdan's reflection underscores the significance of maintaining equilibrium, a principle that has propelled Devhd to cultivate a dynamic team and a robust organizational culture poised for future success. With a steadfast focus on delivering projects punctually and within budget constraints, Devhd stands poised to achieve milestones and foster enduring client relationships in the years ahead. πŸŒ±πŸ’Ό

πŸŽ™ Exciting Podcast from easySales! πŸš€ easySales Global is thrilled to announce the official launch of their eCommerce Talks Podcast, with the debut episode now live! πŸŽ‰ 1709213777336.jpeg In this inaugural episode, the podcast had the honor of hosting Mircea Capatina , the esteemed founder of SmartBill , for an insightful discussion on e-factura integration and the future of financial technology. Mircea's visionary insights shed light on the transformative power of e-invoicing solutions, offering valuable perspectives for industry professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. Whether deeply entrenched in the world of finance or simply curious about the latest trends in eCommerce, listeners can expect enlightening perspectives and actionable insights from this episode. Tune in now to listen to the podcast! Don't forget to subscribe and stay tuned for more engaging conversations with industry leaders and innovators! 🎧🌐

🎬 Exciting Podcast from AskWire! πŸš€ Ask Wire is thrilled to announce their live studio session with Pavlos Loizou and Adrian Seceleanu from Ziarul Financiar , where they are crafting the next episode of ZF IT Generation! πŸŽ₯ 1709213997534.jpeg Following their remarkable achievement of clinching the top prize at Demo Day Scaleups 2023, Ask Wire joins the show for an engaging discussion. Their impressive accolades make them the perfect fit for today's conversation. Plus, they're currently undergoing a soft landing in Romania as we speak! πŸ†πŸŒ

🌟 Allevo Empowers 17 Banks to Access New BNR-Operated ReGIS System! πŸ¦πŸ’Ό Allevo proudly announces the successful completion of a comprehensive project, facilitating the connection of 17 banks, which collectively command approximately 50% of the market share, to the innovative ReGIS system operated by the National Bank of Romania (BNR). πŸš€πŸ’° ReGIS, the national real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system for lei payments, serves as a pivotal platform for settling the monetary policy operations of the central bank, interbank transfers, and transactions of other financial market infrastructures. It also facilitates payments made by participants on behalf of clients, irrespective of value. πŸ›οΈπŸ’³ The initiative marks a significant milestone in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of financial transactions in Romania's banking sector, further solidifying Allevo's position as a leader in driving technological advancements within the industry. πŸŒŸπŸ”—

**πŸš€ Exclusive Offer Alert from Instant Factoring! ** Instant Factoring is offering an unprecedented deal: finance one of your business invoices for free using their state-of-the-art digital factoring platform. Here's what you need to know about Instant Factoring : Assisting local entrepreneurs in optimizing cash flow since 2019 Financed over 52,000 invoices in the last 5 years Backed by the European Investment Fund Three-time winner of Best Digital Factoring for Small and Medium Enterprises in the CEE Region (2021, 2022, and 2023) 1709217618568.png To take advantage of this opportunity and discover more about the offer, including terms and conditions, get in touch directly with Instant Factoring's Business Development team. Be sure to mention the InnovX referral! πŸ“ž Phone: +40 786 090 382 πŸ“§ Email: 🌐 Website: Don't miss out on this chance to optimize your cash flow with Instant Factoring!

Mentor MomentsπŸ’Ό

πŸŽ‰Prof. Gabriel Raicu Elected Rector of Constanta Maritime University 🌟 Our President of Cyber Committee, Prof. Gabriel Raicu, has been elected as the Rector of Constanta Maritime University with a resounding majority vote! His dedication and visionary leadership at MARCYSCOE have led to this prestigious recognition. Prof. Raicu's election underscores his commitment to advancing cybersecutity education and research. Congratulations! 1709203382323.jpeg ** 🌟 Elevating Success: Suleiman A's Promotion πŸš€** 🌟 Celebrating a well-deserved achievement! Congratulations to our esteemed mentor, Suleiman A, on his promotion to Principal at Elevator Ventures! πŸŽ‰Your dedication, expertise, and passion for innovation have been the driving force behind this remarkable milestone. πŸš€Suleiman, a valued mentor since 2021, has been instrumental in shaping the success of our programs, including InnovX European Program, InnovX Innovators and Investors Program. Here's to your continued success, Suleiman A! πŸ₯‚πŸŒ 1709210364411 (1).jpeg

Partners' PulseπŸ“š

πŸ€πŸš€ Exciting Partnership Alert! 🌍🌟 We're thrilled to announce three new strategic partnerships that will undoubtedly propel InnovX to new heights! British Romanian Chamber of Commerce - BRCCUK : Joining forces with BRCC, the premier business-led organization fostering bilateral trade and investment between the UK and Romania, signifies a significant step in expanding opportunities and strengthening connections. Together, we're committed to driving economic growth and unlocking the full potential of this dynamic partnership for a prosperous future ahead! 1709210545458.jpeg

πŸ’ΌπŸŒ Lemonade Stand : InnovX is excited to welcome Lemonade Stand as our new investment partner! As a VC firm focused on early-stage B2B startups, Lemonade Stand brings expertise in boosting innovation in the Baltics and Eastern Europe. Together, we're dedicated to supporting diverse and ambitious teams, driving forward new ideas, and influencing tech innovation not only in Romania but across the region. 1709210267501.jpeg

πŸ”πŸš€ Google : Thrilled to announce our partnership with Google, a global tech powerhouse redefining innovation. With cutting-edge solutions and a commitment to user-centric experiences, Google is at the forefront of shaping the digital landscape. Together, we're poised to create meaningful synergies, push boundaries, and explore endless possibilities in the ever-evolving tech ecosystem. 1709210316482.jpeg

Innovation Across Borders🌍

Microsoft AI Summit: Turning Vision into Impact with AI πŸš€ Dive into the transformative world of Artificial Intelligence at the Microsoft AI Summit – "Turning vision into impact with AI" This exclusive event gathers prominent representatives from the public sector in Romania, business leaders across various industries, and domain experts to explore the multifaceted realm of AI. 1709210652818.jpeg Join to discover: 🌍 The profound impact of Artificial Intelligence on societal development and the business landscape. πŸ” Practical solutions and case studies showcasing AI implementation across diverse domains, illustrating its impact on businesses. 🀝 Microsoft's approach to responsible and ethical AI usage, ensuring transformative technology is harnessed ethically. πŸ”’ Insights into security, data privacy, and compliance at local and European levels. πŸ‘‰ Learn more and register now!

LEAP x DeepForest: Explore the Future of AI in Riyadh! 🌟 Get ready for an extraordinary journey into the world of Artificial Intelligence at LEAP x DeepFest AI , coming to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from March 4-7. 1709210522291.jpeg 🌐 WHY ATTEND #DEEPFEST24? NETWORK: Connect with over 20,000 AI enthusiasts worldwide to delve into the latest AI innovations and industry applications. Grow your connections and engage with like-minded individuals at DeepFest. DISCOVER: Experience the forefront of AI technology with 120+ leading AI companies showcasing their innovations. Whether you're an attendee or an exhibitor, DeepFest promises exposure and discovery. EXPLORE SAUDI ARABIA: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Riyadh while exploring the world's most up-and-coming city. From culinary delights to cultural experiences, DeepFest offers an opportunity to venture into Saudi Arabia's dynamic landscape. πŸ”— Register now to be part of this groundbreaking event collocated with LEAP , the largest-ever tech event in history! Don't miss your chance to be at the forefront of AI innovation. Register now for LEAP x DeepFest AI !

🌟 Exciting Update: Startup Grind Conference Unveils Mainstage Speakers! πŸš€ πŸš€ Get ready for an unparalleled experience at the Startup Grind Conference in Silicon Valley on April 23 & 24th! 🌟 1709203822595.jpeg Exciting updates are here as the first round of mainstage speakers has been revealed! Explore topics ranging from AI and ML to early stage fundraising and growth strategies, featuring some of today’s brightest tech leaders and VC's. πŸ“ˆ Discover who you'll meet from Y Combinator , Airtable , Coatue , Whatnot, AI21 Labs , Index Ventures , Zapier , StockX and more. Plus, stay tuned for new speakers every week! 🎀🌐 Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain insights and network with industry leaders at one of the year's most anticipated events. Check out more details hereπŸ”βœ¨

🌟 Don't Miss Out: Web Summit 2024 Pre-registration Now Open Pre-register now for Web Summit 2024 and save big! πŸŽ‰ Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to join one of the world's premier tech conferences at a discounted rate. Get 50% off your ticket when you sign up early. 1709211019707.jpeg Web Summit , scheduled for November 2024 in Lisbon, is the largest technology conference globally, attracting thousands of attendees, top-tier speakers, and industry leaders from around the world. Explore the latest trends, network with like-minded professionals, and gain invaluable insights to drive your business forward. Reserve your spot today and be part of this groundbreaking event! 🌟🎟️

Tech Horizon🌟

πŸš€ Bulgaria's Fund of Funds Launches €100M Boost for SMEs Discover how Bulgaria is priming its SME ecosystem for success with a groundbreaking financial injection of €100M! πŸ’ΌπŸ’° In a move set to catalyze growth and innovation, the Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria ( Fund of Funds in Bulgaria (FMFIB) ) has unveiled plans for an "Entrepreneurship Fund", financed through the EU Programme for Competitiveness and Innovations in Enterprises. πŸŒπŸ“ˆ This €100M initiative, structured into three distinct funds, aims to nurture SMEs at various stages of development, from early startups to mature enterprises. With the backing of both public and private financing, these funds offer a lifeline for businesses seeking to scale and thrive in Bulgaria's dynamic market. πŸ’‘πŸŒ± πŸ“°πŸ”Read more about this transformative endeavor and its implications for Bulgaria's entrepreneurial landscape in our feature article from The Recursive , here!

🌐The SaaS Revolution for Frontline Workers TechCrunch reveals a seismic shift in the tech landscape: a burgeoning SaaS revolution tailored specifically for the 99% of workers who lack access to traditional workplace technology. πŸ’ΌπŸ’» While major tech players have long focused on innovation for white-collar professionals, a vast market of frontline workers has remained overlooked and underserved. Now, pioneering entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to bridge this gap, recognizing the immense potential for technology to empower and support those on the frontline. πŸš€πŸ‘·β™‚οΈ With the pandemic underscoring the essential role of frontline employees, the need for accessible, frontline-friendly software solutions has never been clearer. From improved connectivity to enhanced employee engagement, these innovative SaaS platforms are poised to revolutionize the workplace experience for millions worldwide. πŸŒπŸ’‘ Read more about this transformative movement and its implications for the future of work in TechCrunch's insightful article! πŸ“°πŸ”

Navigating the Future of EdTech: Insights from Bett 2024 🌟 In a comprehensive reflection on his time at Bett Global 2024, InnovX alumnus Alexandru Holicov delves deep into the transformative landscape of education technology. From the bustling halls of the event emerged a mosaic of innovation, where educators, leaders, and innovators converged to explore the latest advancements revolutionizing learning. Alexandru's narrative illuminates the horizon of EdTech with a spotlight on AI-driven Personalized Learning, where the fusion of artificial intelligence and pedagogy promises tailored educational experiences for every learner. Venturing further, he uncovers the immersive potential of Virtual and Augmented Reality, painting a vivid picture of classrooms transformed into dynamic, interactive environments where abstract concepts come to life. 1709210841691.jpeg Yet, amidst the excitement of technological progress, Alexandru does not shy away from addressing the challenges that accompany this digital revolution. From the need to empower teachers with adequate training to safeguarding data privacy and security, his analysis navigates the complexities of integrating technology seamlessly into educational settings. For educators, administrators, and innovators alike, his insights offer a roadmap for navigating the evolving landscape of EdTech, where innovation meets impact in the quest to redefine learning for generations to come. πŸš€πŸ“š

πŸ” Tech Insights: Unlocking the Potential of Generative AI πŸ€–πŸ’‘ Expectations regarding Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) remain high among global leaders, with eight out of ten respondents (79%) in Deloitte's study "The State of Generative AI in the Enterprise: Now decides next" believing that the technology will transform their organization in the next three years. While more than half of the respondents focus on tactical benefits such as improving efficiency and productivity (56%) and cost reduction (35%), strategic areas like fostering innovation (29%) and discovering new ideas and insights (19%) are not prioritized. 1709211138675.jpeg Aligned with the emphasis on tactical benefits offered by Gen AI, most organizations continue to rely on standard solutions, including applications integrating Gen AI to boost productivity (71%), standard applications (68%), enterprise platforms (61%), and publicly available large language models (LLMs) (56%). Fewer organizations utilize specific Gen AI-based solutions, such as industry-specific software applications (23%), private LLMs (32%), and/or customized open-source LLMs (25%). Stay informed with the latest technological advancements and their impact on enterprise strategies! πŸ’»πŸš€Read more here!

🌟 As we conclude this newsletter, we're reminded of the immense impact startups have on shaping our future. At InnovX , we're dedicated to supporting these innovative ventures every step of the way. With the InnovX European Program, we're providing a platform for startups across diverse industries to accelerate their growth, access funding, and expand into global markets. πŸš€ 1709214842133.png For more details on how the European Program can help your startup thrive, book a 1:1 meeting with us here! Together, let's redefine the future of innovation. πŸ’‘ Driving growth and innovation internationally 🌍