StartupGrind will hold it's September 'fireside chat' in one of the most creative and innovative space in Bucharest. Serban TIR is the C.T.O. of Gemini Solutions. Serban Tir has been a part of the Romanian IT community since 1996, at first as a techno/geek lover, then becoming an architect software, and later passing to the business side. Serban has an 18-year experience working with different companies in Silicon Valley, from start-ups to public companies. During this time he played various roles in the projects he was involved in, starting as a developer and reaching the position of Engineering Vice President. Besides the passion for technology and innovation, Serban is also actively involved in CSR projects and is very passionate about sports.
Our fireside chat events have three segments, typically an hour each:
18:00 - 19:00
The first hour we will serve food and drinks and help you make friends. You could say it’s networking, but we aim to make it much more than that! The StartupGrind Bucharest team will ensure your experience stands out from other events.
19:00 - 20:00
The second hour is for the interview with Serban and the Q&A time. We call it a fireside chat for a reason - it is meant to feel like an intimate conversation. Think of it as assisted storytelling, if you will. Because Serban is a Silicon Valley techie who commutes back and forth between Bucharest and Palo Alto, we will discuss about but not only:
1. Silicon Valley - the home of the Tech Entrepreneur;
2. Tech start-ups and the whole Silicon Valley environment around them;
3. Tech Innovation as a Life Style.
20:00 - 21:00
The final hour is another chance for you to connect with each other more and to meet the speaker.
About our Speaker:
Serban TIR is the C.T.O. of Gemini Solutions
Serban Tir has been a part of the Romanian IT community since 1996, at first as a techno/geek lover, then becoming an architect software, and later passing to the business side.
Serban has an 18-year experience working with different companies in Silicon Valley, from start-ups to public companies. During this time he played various roles in the projects he was involved in, starting as a developer and reaching the position of Engineering Vice President.
Now Serban is the CTO at the Gemini Solutions group of companies.
Besides the passion for technology and innovation, Serban is also actively involved in CSR projects and is very passionate about sports.
About Gemini Solutions
Founded in 2005 by a core group of Silicon Valley technologists, Gemini Solutions is dedicated to delivering world-class software product development services. The company’s founders understood that too many companies, both startups, and mature organizations, were frustrated and disappointed with the traditional outsourcing model. Technology organizations wanted higher caliber technical capability, a broader range of expertise, better collaboration and communication, and greater agility than traditional outsourcers could provide. They sought partners that could act as extensions of their in-house teams, technical experts who would listen and proactively contribute. Gemini Solutions built out its technical organization to address this unmet need. Unlike conventional outsourcing, Gemini Solutions' approach focuses on building great products, utilizing skilled talent, collaborative product development, and long-term partnerships.
Today, Gemini Solutions has over 100 software engineers covering a broad spectrum of technologies across the entire software product development lifecycle. Gemini Solutions technical teams are recognized not only for their fast-paced development but also for their product development discipline. Gemini Solutions’ unique blend of creativity, agility, discipline, and technical excellence engenders successful and enduring partnerships.
About our Host:
Dani Dumitrescu is the Director of StartupGrind Bucharest.
With a Ph.D. in Cybernetics and Economic Statistics, over 18 years of experience in the financial field (banks, insurance, guarantee funds, commodities and stock exchanges, money transfer, NPLs, fin-tech and European funds), Daniel Dumitrescu worked in the last years as Financial Expert of the European Commission and Chief Executive Officer of the Romanian Commodities Exchange.
Currently, he is a Co-founder alongside Dr. Diana Dumitrescu of the European Center for Services Investments and Financing, based in Bucharest and offices in Brussels and London, with the mission of helping innovative SMEs to develop through European and alternative funding by understanding all the requirements and benefits associated with each type of finance.
European Center for Services Investments and Financing - ECSIF Ltd. is going further to fulfill its mission by investing own or attracted funds in the development of European innovative companies. Our range of investments varies from acceleration stage Start-ups to early IPO - successful SMEs. We selectively invest in the following innovative industries: Fin Tech, Energy Tech, Health Tech.