10,000 euros for startups in the Changeneers competition

Impact Hub Bucharest and Samsung Romania are organizing a new edition of the Changeneers competition, this time under the concept of Tech Game Changers.

The competition is addressed to startups or contractors who have a prototype at the final date, April 18, 2019, and which offer solutions to the challenges we face today. Entries are open until March 8.

Community technology , social or healthcare technology developers are invited to apply until 8 March 2019 to win the top 10,000 euro prize. The solutions sought in the Changeneers competition must involve mobile technology (may include non-mobile components – software or hardware), have a positive impact and be functional or in a client-prototype concept or prototype on April 18.

The finalists selected to pass the first stage will participate in a 1 day bootcamp in which they will prepare for the final pitch, but also to the support webinars that will track the progress they are making and provide recommendations and directions action.

“Changeneers’ first edition revealed viable solutions, some of which are already integrated into our digital ecosystems such as Human Link, IziBac or Questo App. AI (artificial intelligence), VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), or mobile applications are already part of the realities that surround us. Changeneers challenges you to bring technology to work for our community, “said Livia Fericean, Corporate Citizenship & Public Affairs Manager South-Eastern Europe, Samsung.

“Under the Changeneers umbrella, we are organizing various important activities for the start-up techno-ecosystem, focusing on the need for testing, validation, networking and growth of industry entrepreneurs. We act in this case as a connector and we are with the change engineers who understand and address the problems we face today at the local or global level, “said Lucian Grămescu, Incubation Manager Impact Hub Bucharest.

Competition Changeneers 2018

On 9 February 2018, the final of the first edition of the Changeneers competition took place. Of the 40 startups entered in the competition, 12 were selected to participate iboot campcamp marketing and the final. They held pitches in front of the jury and the public and demonstrated the usefulness and applicability of the proposed solutions, winning the big prize being Human Link, the complex solution that provides connectivity between Alzheimer’s patients and their dependents.

Changeneers is the complex program that connects technology enthusiasts and the social challenges we face through three types of opportunities: makerspace, community and competition, developed by Impact Hub Bucharest and Samsung Romania. Through makerspace, mobile solutions developers can test and validate with their potential customers the product or service they create using Samsung’s free of charge equipment at Impact Hub Bucharest. The community component addresses the need for networking, discovering challenges faced by various organizations, or accessing quality information related to technologies used in various industries.