When March 18, 2021 at 9:00am CDT 1 hr 30 mins
Where Zoom Conference Chicago, IL, United States
Contact Mihai Lehene [email protected] +1 (773) 289-8696

As part of an effort to build a long-term business-oriented ecosystem in the Romanian American community, Romanian United Fund and the Consulate General of Romania in Chicago kicked off a series of business-oriented events, with the goal of introducing immediate and actionable investment opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.

See also: Conference Results

Our kickoff conference targeted high net-worth individuals in the Romanian Diaspora and focused on the red-hot Romanian technology sector**. During this 90 minutes moderated discussion, our panelists introduced to the Romanian American business community 3 startups and 2 of the most visible and successful venture capital funds from Romania. Learn More

Goals: jump-start the creation of a Community of Angels, with vetted representatives in major cities, to connect the business deal flow in Romanian IT with American and Romanian American counterparties.

An interest sheet (a signup/feedback form) was circulated after the meeting. Using it, participants were able to express their own interest in future events. The results of the survey can be found here.

Follow-up conferences will focus on Institutional relations building, and quite possibly other fields perceived to be of high interest, such as startups in the United States, real-estate on both sides of the Atlantic, robotics, cryptography, biotechnology, cryptos etc. You will be able to express your own interest in such future conferences by participating in our first conference, on March 18th.

Radu Georgescu

Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist
One of the most prominent and successful entrepreneurs in Eastern Europe, Radu founded GECAD in 1992. He focuses on identifying and on-boarding new investment opportunities, as well as promoting entrepreneurship in the new generation of innovators.
Dan Mihaescu

Founding Partner at GapMinder Venture Partners
Dan is a well-known investor in a number of High Tech Startups, having a deep and broad understanding of High Tech and its trends, with extensive experience in Deal origination, M&A transactions, business turnaround, and venture acceleration.
Voicu Oprean

CEO and founder of AROBS
Voicu Oprean is a successful entrepreneur and investor in many well-known start-ups (Ebriza, Soundmix, ManagisBio, etc). He strongly believes in education and he is involved in many programs for young people and students.
Dan Mihaescu

RUF Founding Angel, RUF Board of Directors
Ted Cominos is an international corporate attorney, holding partner roles within UK ‘magic circle’ and ‘AMLAW 50’ law firms. He has spent much of his career advising on cross-border M&A/corporate commercial transactions involving a wide array of sectors.
Sergiu Biris

CEO & Co-founder of Eventmix
Sergiu Biris is a serial entrepreneur and previously co-founded three successful startups, all of them focused on video or streaming. The most successful startup he co-founded was LiveRail, an advertising technology company that was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $500M dollars.


We are thankful to our panelists, every one of them having behind decades of efforts to build serious and profitable businesses, funds, or networks valued in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars. Their stories are amazing and inspirational. On March 18th, they will each be briefly introducing their latest venture and business interests.

We are also thankful for the support of the Honorary Consulate of Romania San Francisco, The Honorary Consulate of Romania Hartford, The Honorary Consulate of Romania Seattle, Romanian American Business Network - Silicon Valley, RomAmPro NY.


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