The European Startups Universe incubator

Register now in the largest incubator for tech startups in the EU, a project supported by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions

Bucharest, February 7, 2022: European Startups Universe is an incubation program that runs in parallel in 11 EU countries respectively: RomaniaGreeceSpainCroatiaCYPRUSFranceHungaryItalyLuxembourgNetherlands and Slovenia, lasting 6 weeks, starting in March 2022. 

Romanian technology startups at the beginning of the journey, incorporated locally or in the diaspora can register until February 28 here:

The initiative is officially supported by Maria Gabriel, the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth of the European Commission and by the European Committee of the Regions. 

In Romania, the initiative is implemented by ROTSA – Romanian Tech Startups Association, a non-profit organization that aims to promote, support and represent the interests of technology startups in Romania, regardless of vertical. 

"It is our organizational mission to bring together the main actors of the national tech startup ecosystem, facilitating their communication and creating connections and partnerships between them. We are happy because we have been selected to implement this program at the national level because we thus have a better opportunity to support startups' internationalization initiatives and to identify funding sources with which to grow.” – Cristiana Bogățeanu, ROTSA Executive Director. 

The program is aimed at all EU tech startups and aims to connect hundreds of early-stage startups with experts, unicorn startup founders, investors, VCs, etc.

Program activities will take place online in March and April, during which each EU early stage tech startup team or founder will have access to funding opportunities, the possibility to scale to other EU countries and opportunities to find new customers.

Several types of activities will take place within the incubator, such as: office hours, 1:1 meetings with mentors, workshops, educational content etc., each week of the 6 having a specific theme:

WEEK 1 – How do you build your team?

WEEK 2 – How do you communicate with customers to discover their needs?

WEEK 3 – How do you build an MVP?

WEEK 4 – How to sell yourself (investment perspective)?

WEEK 5  How to do marketing & sales for a consumer product?

WEEK 6 – How do you make a pitch deck?

After the incubation program, organized at the national level by the countries involved in the program, there will be sessions with Angel investors from the European level, this part will deal with European Startup Universe HQ, the initiator of the project. 

European Startup Universe Romania ambassadors

The speakers who joined to support the office hours sessions are: Cristina Țoncu – Co-founder @Techcelerator; Tudor Mafteianu – Managing Director @Blu Capital Partners / Leafway Holdings; Malin-Iulian Ștefănescu – CEO @TechAngels; Mihai Carabas – Lawyer / Entrepreneur @Carabas, Lungu – SCA; Simona Bonghez – Managing Partner @Colors in Projects; Ștefan Koritar – CEO & Partner @Grai Ventures; Smaranda Ignat – Co-founder @PropTech Romania; Cristian Dascălu – Co-founder / VC Fund Partner @Techcelerator / @Gapminder, Cristian Negrutiu – Founding Partner @Sparking Capital; Alexandru Popescu – Managing Partner @Cleverage Capital; Haret Samuel – Scaling Specialist/Sales Mentor @Commons Accel; Bogdan Almasi – Co-founder and CEO @RONIN; Irina Leca – Marketing Manager @Google Portugal. 

experts who joined to participate in the 1:1 sessions at the event are: Andrei Ostacie – Co-Founder @OKAPI; Cristina Țoncu – Co-founder @Techcelerator; Mihai Carabas – Lawyer / Entrepreneur @Carabas, Lungu – SCA; Tudor Stanciu – Co-founder & Digital Lawyer @Digital 2 Law; Daniel Andor – Founder & Lead Product Designer @Durran; Florin Pop – Owner @Primainvest; Diana Nitescu – CEO @TOP Minds | Founder @OctogonHUB; Mircea Vadan – Board Member / Partner @Activize; Adrian Gheorghe – Investor Relations @Growceanu Angel Investment; Alexandru Popescu – Managing Partner @Cleverage Capital; Haret Samuel – Scaling Specialist/Sales Mentor @Commons Accel; Bogdan Almasi – Co-founder and CEO @RONIN; Irina Leca – Marketing Manager @Google Portugal; Philip Choban – CEO @Telios Care. 

Partners: ClujHub, Techcelerator, Cluj IT Cluster, DIH4Society, Commons, County Council of Cluj Students, Narada, Medicalo Healthcare, C-EDU Education Cluster, Smart Everything Everywhere (SEE),, UNSR – National Union of Students from Romania, Foundation "Alaturi de Voi" Romania (ADV Romania), Growceanu, Organization of Economic Students - OSE, Wingravity, INNO (ADR North-West), TOP Minds, OctogonHUB, Adservio, Colors in Projects, Rubik Hub, Romanian Youth Council, UEFISCDI, Student Organization of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (OSUT Cluj), PropTech Romania, Primainvest Capital Management, Florin Rosoga, Știrile Transilvaniei, ElfNet, Grai Ventures, EMCC Romania, Asociatia InspirAction, RONIN – European Digital Exchange SA

Startups interested in participating in the ESU Romania incubator can register by filling out this form:

For more details about the event, visit the dedicated page OF program and our channels of social media