Community & communication were the πŸ—£ buzz words this week as we kicked-off the #StrategicWorkingGroups(SWG) on Tuesday βœ….

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Over 80 important stakeholders of the national ecosystem joined forces online, on the same MIRO board, to lay the foundation of the next Romanian Startup Ecosystem Strategy: βœ…Startup Founders,βœ… Business Angels, βœ…VCs, βœ…Academic & Public sectors (including RDAs, GSG & dedicated Ministries) and, of course, the European Commission and the World Bank.

πŸ‘‰πŸ»In the first session we mapped the needs and challenges of the Romanian Startup Ecosystem and we challenged ourselves to think big for the future by creating 5 to 10 years projections of how our country’s ecosystem should become, how it should transform into a beautiful πŸ¦‹

πŸ‘‰πŸ»On Friday’s 2nd session we continued with parallel breakouts on the 7 main pillars, where each group worked on a SWOT analysis, as well as the vision & values of the Romanian Startup Ecosystem per each pillar. πŸ“The SWG Process was designed by the World Bank and Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Est (Rubik Hub)teams, using design thinking concepts applied on policy making and strategic planning.

πŸ™ŒπŸ»The community proved again that joining forces can lead to great outcomes,… and even though the process is on-going and there is a lot more work to be done, we thank everyone for giving before getting,.. as ROStartup is indeed a project of the community for the community.

πŸ—£A special shout out to our facilitators! #ROstartup TeamπŸ‘‰πŸ»Thank you πŸ™πŸ»!!#startupcommunity #startupecosystem

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