Impact Startup Factory – Iasi Warmup Workshop

Wednesday, June 22nd, 16:30 – 21:30, The Grape

Join us to clean-up the footprint our consumption leaves on planet and communities. We’re inviting entrepreneurial-minded people from any background (including healthcare, business, education, tech, design, and more) to join us for an afternoon of brainstorming, ideating, and prototyping.

Is this workshop for me?

If you are passionate about making an impact through innovative business, you’ll get to: learn the inside stories of entrepreneurs who are already providing the world with better, cleaner products, services and technologies brainstorm and learn how to tell the difference between IDEA and OPPORTUNITY You do not need to have an idea to join, but if you do, even better – you will take it further. Also, participating as a team (startup, NGO or a group of friends) will make your experience even better.


  • 16:30 17:00 Registration
  • 17:00 18:00 What’s the CONSUMPTION Challenge? Inside stories from impact entrepreneurs
  • 18:00 19:00 Ideation for Impact
  • 19:00 19:15 Coffee Break
  • 19:15 20:15 IDEA or OPPORTUNITY? Customers & market opportunities
  • 20:15 21:15 Customer experience storyboarding
  • 21:15 21:45 Wrap-up & Q&A

Who you will meet at this event

Andreea Zaharescu – Upside Down

Andreea is the founder of Upside Down, the brand where Upcycling feels like home. Taking the words separately, UP-cycling, Recycling ”UP” and not “Down”, means turning stuff that ends its life in cities in new, useful and cool products, more valuable than before.
This is why, from old campaign banners, used truck tarpaulins and old bicycle tire tubes we make wallets, books & gadget protection sleeves and bags.

Ștefan Matei – Cargo Planning

I am a passionate and experienced software engineer. Graduate of the Faculty of Automatic Control & Computer Science of Iasi, I gathered experience in various local IT companies, after which I decided to put an idea into practice, which made me start NIMA Software. In my free time, I am working for applications that addresses the needs of Iasi community, and participating to presentations/conferences or in IT contests and facilitate a group dedicated to PHP enthusiasts from Iasi.

Andreea Ghiban – CUIB

Andreea is the Co – Director of CUIB, one of Mai Bine social enterprises, that offers practical and sustainable alternatives for sustainable consumption. She has experience in entrepreneurship for almost 10 years and is interested in aproaching a meaningfull and sustainable life and, also, to share this with the community. She believes that the way we choose to spend our money has a great impact on our community and, therefore, on our wellbeing.

Lucian Grămescu – Impact Hub Bucharest

Lucian works with and for entrepreneurs because he loves people who turn ideas into reality – especially those who solve real, painful problems in the process. He has been working since 2008 in in entrepreneurship education and support programs.

Event registrations

This free workshop is part of the Impact Startup Factory, the acceleration program that takes impact entrepreneurs like you from concept to a validated product or service and a clear go-to-market plan ready to get you started.

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