Romania

DigiFed

Deadline for application: 9 June 2020 DESCRIPTION DigiFed implements a business plan for the sustainability of the federation of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs), while providing significant support mechanisms for individuals and groups of SMEs to foster the introduction of digital technologies in their product and service offerings. TARGET GROUP Teams working on smart applications/solutions in …

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Startup Avalanche (part of Techsylvania)

Deadline for application: 30 June 2020 DESCRIPTION Powered by Techsylvania in partnership with Risky Business, Startup Avalanche is a launching platform connecting ambitious early-stage startups with experienced international VCs and investors.  Startup Avalanche is not just another pitching competition. Hundreds of startups from all around the world apply every year, yet less than 16 are …

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AIR – Accelerating Investment Readiness

Deadline for application: 31 May 2020 DESCRIPTION Competition for social ventures in the Danube region with projects with a positive social or ecological impact. TARGET GROUP Initiatives in the Danube region – Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania and Ukraine. BENEFITS Awards of 10.000 EUR; …

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Civic Europe Idea Challenge

Deadline for application: 27 May 2020 DESCRIPTION Incubator for civic ideas and initiatives, which can get grants of up to 50.000 Euro, with the aim of strengthening civic connections and developing a more cohesive community. TARGET GROUP Initiatives in Central, Southeastern and Southern Europe: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, …

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Studentist – The App That Makes Dental Care Affordable to Thousands of Romanians

Many of us take dental care for granted, but unfortunately, for thousands and thousands of people, paying for such services is not an option.  Studentist comes to their aid, while also helping dental students who need to complete their studies. The app is very well adapted to the Romanian reality, where many people still cannot …

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Taraba Virtuala – Healthy Products Just a Click Away

Taraba Virtuala (Romanian for Virtual Stall) is one of the best known businesses with social impact in Romania. And for good reason. They manage to solve two important problems for two categories of people: farmers and city dwellers who want to make healthier diet choices. Through their platform, Taraba Virtuala brings together these two categories …

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Sacosa De Panza – A Better World Starts With A Bag

Sacosa de panza (Romanian for “Canvas bag”) is one of the most longevous social businesses in Romania. Their activity started 10 years ago, in 2009, when the term “social entrepreneurship” was a rather obscure one and many people still thought helping people is solely the role of the NGOs and the government. And making money …

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Mesteshukar ButiQ – Social Entrepreneurship Meets Great Design

It’s hard to tell how many Roma people actually live in Romania. During the last census, up to two thirds of them decided not to declare their ethnicity. So, according to some sources, anywhere between 600,000 and 2 million Roma have the Romanian citizenship. After many centuries of tumultuous history, many of them still face …

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