In 2012, the Venture Connect Foundation launched new programs of interest for both the entrepreneurial community, as well for the investor’s side: Venture Mentoring, bi-monthly mentoring sessions and AngelConnect.ro, community designed to bring together business angels from Romania and South Eastern Europe.
About Venture Mentoring
The Venture Mentoring program involves bi-monthly meetings with a mentor brought by the Venture Connect Foundation. The mentor meets with entrepreneurs who need answers and solutions to business problems they face. The issues proposed for debate are diverse, and last year alone the meetings centered around topics such as business development, product development, marketing and communications, intellectual property and other details about the financing and exit.
Session led by Marius Ghenea proposes for discussion topics such as:
- Content, context, processes and results in business innovation
- Entrepreneurship or corporate intrapreneurship,
- Differences between creativity and business innovation,
- Structural methods of generating scalable business ideas,
- Determining the true value of a business idea,
- Efficiently use tools of problem analysis and solving.
“Venture Connect Foundation started a series of activities dedicated to the business environment that are designed to mature this growing local ecosystem: Venture Mentoring for a continuous education and interaction with the entrepreneurial sector, AngelConnect to enhance relations with potential investors and Venture Connect, the largest event. Through these activities we want to support Romanian start-ups and regional businesses development and increase the possibility of obtaining an investment. And we believe that a rigorous business education is a great starting point, “mentioned Marius Ghenea.
About Marius Ghenea
Marius Ghenea is a renowned Romanian entrepreneur, businessman to go to when you have a golden idea, and the person to trust for guidance in case of business challenges.
His entrepreneurial efforts have shown off in a series of successful businesses, being present in the Forbes and Capital Entrepreneurial Count Down in the past years. Marius Ghenea was included in the 2004 Classification provided by Ziarul Financiar for the Best 10 Romanian Business Man. He also enjoyed a leading position in the Top Romanian Entrepreneurs count-down by Revista Biz in 2010.
Some of his day-to-day professional responsibilities include being President for the Romanian Association of E-Shopping; Board Advisor Maastricht School of Management Romania; and Board Member in the Community Foundations Program. Always a member of the business TV show Arena Leilor, co-organizer and lector of the entrepreneurial School for StartUps, he still finds time for writing his first book dedicated to the entrepreneurial field and the Romanian business market: “Antreprenoriat, drumul de la idei catre oportunitati si succes in afaceri”.
To register, please sign up on the website, seating is limited: http://www.ventureconnect.ro/events/venture-mentoring/.