X-Awards powered by Microsoft - Startups Battle

Thu, Aug 27, 2020, 7:30 PM (EEST)

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About this event

X-Awards powered by Microsoft - For the month of August 2020, we will be rolling out the #SGPitchBattles. The winners of the Bucharest SG Pitch Battle will receive free memberships into the Startup Grind Membership Program. They will also be selected for a Global Pitch Competition which Startup Grind HQ is organizing with startups from all around the world.

The X-Awards powered by Microsoft is the perfect occasion for local startups to participate in the SG Startups Battle as a gateway to the Startup Grind Global Pitch Competition, the winners of which will get many exciting prizes.

Top 5 selected startups will pitch for 3 minutes in front of a panel of judges who will be part of the event. Members of the jury will put questions to the startups for another 3 minutes.

19:30 - 20:00 - Welcome and Registration @ Del Piero Tent, Juventus Academy Bucharest on the Sport4Future Arena, Intrarea Cerecilor Nr. 7, Bucharest.

19:40 - 20:00 - Panel - Corporate Programs for Startups


  • Rene Schob - Head of Tax & Legal at KPMG Romania, Coordinator KPMG Romania Startup Grow Pad Program
  • Aimen Aldahash - Partner Development Manager - Microsoft for Startups
  • Bogdan Buta - US & Romanian Qualified Corporate Lawyer at CMS

20:00 - 20:20 - Sports & E-Sports, Coaction or Disruption?


20:20 - 20:40 - Panel - Investments for Startups


20:40 - 21:30 -  X-Awards - the Startups Battle


21:30 - 22:00 - Summer Mixer (Blending in safety Startups with Investors and Corporates to shake the perfect Cocktail)


The event is taking place outside under the shade of the "Del Pierro" Tent of Juventus Academy on 800 square meters. Participation is limited to 50 persons according to the law and providing to each participant 16 square meters, 4 times the legal distancing limit. Masks are available on-site.

In order to respect the law, the choice of other attendees and make sure it will be a safe and fun event we will adhere to the following participation rules:

At registration Startup Grind Bucharest Staff will:

• ID each attendee

• give a COVID-19 document with information regarding the rules that apply during the event (the document must be signed by the attendee)

• check the temperature of the attendee

• offer masks (mandatory) that will have to be used during the event

• offer gloves (optional)

During the Panels:

• Attendees must wear a mask

• Attendees will stay on their individual beanbag

• Attendees are not allowed to move the beanbags

• While moving on the space attendees must wear a mask

• While discussing with other attendees, the mask must be worn

• During the event, attendees will avoid forming crowds

• While speaking with another attendee, social distancing must be observed

During the Mixer:

• Attendees will receive individual boxes with snacks and beverages

• Attendees will receive individual bottles of drinks


  • Andrei Dudoiu

    Andrei Dudoiu


    Co-founder & CEO

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  • Rene Schob

    Rene Schob


    Head of Tax & Legal at KPMG Romania, Coordinator KPMG Romania Startup Grow Pad Program

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  • Luigino Pellegrini

    Luigino Pellegrini

    Juventus Academy Bucharest


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  • Alina Catalina Banuleasa

    Alina Catalina Banuleasa

    Design Thinking Society


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  • Aimen Aldahash

    Aimen Aldahash


    Partner Development Manager

    See Bio
  • Ciprian Paltineanu

    Ciprian Paltineanu

    Innova Human Capital

    Principal Investor

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  • Bogdan Buta

    Bogdan Buta


    Corporate Lawyer

  • Moderators

    • Dani Dumitrescu

      Dani Dumitrescu

      Startup Grind Bucharest


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    • Diana Dumitrescu

      Diana Dumitrescu

      Startup Grind Bucharest



    Thursday, Aug 27
    7:30 PM - 11:00 PM (EEST)

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    • Dani Dumitrescu

      Dani Dumitrescu

      Startup Grind Bucharest Chapter

      Chapter Director

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    • Diana Dumitrescu

      Diana Dumitrescu

      Startup Grind Bucharest


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