Over the past five years, Pirate Summit grew to one of the most important startup events both in Germany and Europe. With our Pirates on Shore tour through nearly every capital in Europe and the Middle East, we always tried to get the best upcoming international startups for the Pirate Summit AND also meeting great people plus learning from and about other ecosystems.
The success of the tour was in great parts influenced by the growth of a team – of pirates, startup-enthusiasts and a lot of helpful people – we now call “The Pirate Ambassadors“. Without these people, the startup ecosystems would be a place of TAKE instead of GIVE. Thank you! In the next months we’ll weekly introduce one of them, so stay tuned for some great insights & personalities! And if you want to, you can meet most of our ambassadors at this years Pirate Summit.
Irina Nicoleta Scarlat
Irina is part of the Romanian startup-scene. As a part of the opening team, she is Marketing Manager of TechHub Bucharest since early 2013. We asked Irian some questions about the local startup scene and these were her answers:
What is the local USP of your city/local ecosystem?
Irina: A great pool of technical talent and affordable development costs for a startup.
Where do you see the biggest challenges for your local ecosystem in the upcoming 2-3 years?
Irina: The biggest challenge is to equip the great pool of technical guys with business knowledge and thus create the product competences required for any tech startup to succeed and make it big at global scale.
Which company would you love to work for some day if you were absolutely free to choose?
Irina: How to Web & TechHub Bucharest 🙂 If I wouldn’t be part of the team here, I wouldn’t work for any other company but my own 🙂
What are the top three spots to meet the movers and speakers (Coworkingspaces/accelerators)?
Irina: TechHub Bucharest – the co-working space and meeting place for the Bucharest tech community
MVP Academy – top-notch pre-acceleration program for CEE early stage tech startups
All the community meetups on specific topics (agile, JS, Big Data, Frontend, Bitcoin, gaming, product, UX/UI etc.) that happen on a weekly basis in Bucharest
What are the best three events for new people?
Irina: How to Web Conference – Once a year, How to Web brings together innovators from all around the region and it’s the perfect place to get connected and find out what’s new in the industry.
And all the community meetups I’ve previously mentioned where you get the chance to meet likeminded people interested of the same subject as you do.
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