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Theme: Simplicity

This event occurred on
February 15, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Targu Jiu, Gorj

Simplicity is our theme. About how you can build great things, success stories; about how you can inspire and motivate through what you are, but with a lot of hard work and determination. Because that's what we need.

Teatrul Dramatic Elvira Godeanu
Targu Jiu, Gorj, 210135
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Aurel Sălășan

rock climbing
The climber Aurel Salasan is co-producer, co-producer and actor of the first successful Romanian expedition on Nanga Parbat, in the Himalayas, 8.126 m, nicknamed "Mount Ucigaș". Aurel and his team climbed the Schell route on the Rupa face, without additional oxygen and no sherpa aid.

Cristina Tunegaru

Professor of Romanian language, Cristina Tunegaru was noted for her opinions on the Romanian education system. Cristina Tunegaru studied at King's College London and teaches Romanian students.

Ioana Mischie

screenwriter / director
Ioana Mischie is a filmmaker, transmedia artist and futurist, awarded for film, VR and for innovative concepts. In 2018 she was a Fulbright Fellow at USC - School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, California to research transmedia storytelling, virtual reality and mixed reality for doctoral work.

Iulian Popescu

entrepreneur, IT, Soft Tehnica
Iulian Popescu is the founder of Soft Tehnica, a romanian IT company that offers solutions for HoReCa & Retail. Ela founded the company when she was a student and employed at the same time. Today, the company has designed a program, Freya, an IT solution benefiting more than 3,000 locations in Romania.

Mihai Toader-Pasti

Co-founder and CEO EFdeN
In the last 7 years Mihai co-founded two of the most successful Romanian projects: EFdeN and Your energy. It was included in "Forbes 30 under 30", "Ten Outstanding Young Persons Romania", "BIZ Innovation Champions", "100 people and ideas that change Romania", "100 faces of innovation", "DOR100" and selected in the Leadership programs of Eisenhower Youth Fellowships, Global Shapers, Aspen Intitute and Climate Reality.

Mihai-Alexandru Hash

vlogger, entertainer
Mihai Alexandru Has or Mikey H is one of the first vloggers in Romania, being the first vlogger with over one million subscribers on YouTube.

Mihnea Vilceanu

Mihnea Vilceanu is a young activist that supports the rights of vulnerable people and a life lover. When he was 16, he had an accident that left him in a wheelchair. However, Mihnea did not give up and showed that he can. He finished high school, college and also participated in a talent contest.

Mircea Căpățînă

co-founder SmartBill
Mircea is the co-founder of SmartBill, a billing and management application, used by over 70,000 companies. The business started only with passion and a lot of teamwork. Mircea and his team want this program to be a wheel that will make Romania's economy go a little better.

Oana Gheorghiu

social activist
Oana Gheorghiu, co-founder of Dăruiește Viață Association, an organization that builds a children's hospital in Romania. After managing the operations of a French company in Romania, Oana decided to devote herself full time to social involvement and founded, along with Carmen Uscatu, the Association Gives Life. At the same time, it is actively involved in making romanians responsible for decisions that influence their future. Currently, over 300,000 individuals and over 4,000 companies are part of the #NewFacemUnSpital community.

Otilia Sava

A lawyer of a lifetime, a writer on the blog in his spare time and with extensive experience in what it means to be Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Defense, where Otilia Sava has professed until 2017.

Ovidiu Drugan

After a 10-year law career, Ovidiu Drugan discovered his passion for sea and yachting and developed, along with his father, one of the largest sailing schools in the country - Setsail Nautic School.

Radu Zamfir

Radu Zamfir is the primary physician and coordinates the liver sampling team. Over the course of his career, he has made over 500 samples that have saved the lives of hundreds of patients. He is a member of the Romanian Society of Surgery, of the Romanian Association of Endoscopic Surgery, of the European Society for Organ Transplantation and a member of the Romanian College of Physicians. At the same time, in 2019 he became the director of the National Transplant Agency.

Tudor Colțan

lawyer, entrepreneur
Tudor is a lawyer, entrepreneur, involved in various social projects and a member of a team that created Lawrelai, the first travel legal consultant, easily accessible through Facebook Messenger. His team won the Global Legal Hackathon 2019 in New York.

Organizing team


Târgu Jiu, Romania


  • Alexandra Roată
  • Andreea Ciocioană