The Bootcamps are the kick-off events of Impact Startup Factory, where you:

gather your energy and meet co-founders

get clear about your beach-head market

set out a plan to measure how valuable are you actually for them

After enrolling in the program, confirmed participants will attend the bootcamps either in Bucharest, either in Cluj-Napoca, depending on your choice. Pitch or join teams, design business models with support from mentors and get ready to go on a Market Expedition to understand real customer needs

Impact Hub Bucharest

8th – 10th of July

Impact Hub Cluj-Napoca

1st – 3rd of July

At the end of each bootcamp, the participating teams will pitch in front of a jury and 10 teams from each bootcamp will advance to the next stage of Impact Startup Factory.

Please note that, while the costs of the bootcamp and meals during the event are covered by the organisers, any travel & accommodation expenses will be covered by the participants.

AGENDA OF THE BOOTCAMPS (The agenda is the same for the two bootcamps, insuring that the team attending are experiencing similar methods.)


  • 17:30 Registration
  • 18:00 Introduction
  • 18.30 Pitching details
  • 19:00 Team Fair – move around, meet the other teams, mix & match or measure up the competition
  • 19.30 Business Model Generation – introduction
  • 20.00 Coffee break & finger food
  • 20.30 Market Segmentation – Intro
  • 21.00 Market Segmentation Workshop
  • 22.00 Closing 1st Day


  • 9:30     1st Decision: Your BEST customers don’t care about you. What DO they care about?
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 2nd Decision: Customer Experience Storyboarding
  • 15:00 Feedback with mentors & experts
  • 17:30 3rd Decision: Designing a Market Expedition
  • 19:00 Break (finger food available)
  • 19:30 Market Research
  • 21:00 Freestyle teamwork


  • 9:00     Pitch preparation
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Pitching Time!
  • 13:00 Q&A Fair – jury will visit teams at their info points for questions
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Results, Closing & Next steps