side events 2023


Dive into the full How to Web experience with a series of events organized by our community. Learn, network, and have fun all around the region.
Do you want to organize your own? Apply now.


How to Web Side Events is a community-driven movement that empowers startup, innovation, product, and other tech communities across the region to create events for the ecosystem — all in the How to Web #builder mindset.

With over 2,500 people eager to connect, learn, and discover the startup & innovation community in the region, How to Web Side Events represents a great opportunity for all parties to get together.

For organizers

● How to Web Side Events are organized by communities, organizations, and companies (by you).

● All the side events are in the How to Web Conference feeling, meaning around: learning, networking, connecting, and having fun.

● Events are for 50 – 300 people.

● Organizers have the full freedom to organize something authentic, that matches their values and activity. We are here for support and guidance.

For participants

We don’t call it an innovation festival for nothing — during the How to Web week, you will have a wealth of possibilities to discover new people, new ways of doing things, and have fun. The Eastern European region will be busy talking everything in startup & innovation and connecting the dots in the industry.

All the How to Web Side Events are centralized on this page. Stay tuned to discover them all!

Community Builders

by How to Web, Launch, Impact Hub Bucharest

Control Club
October 3 | 11:00-14:00

Get together with the regional community
With How to Web Conference 2023 knocking at everyone’s door, we’d love to set a proper stage for you – the ones pushing the region’s talent to thrive – builders of communities. Previous editions have included talks moderated by grass-root journalists from across the region, that geared insightful conversations among the guest speakers from support organizations, programs and communities such as: Untold Stories Budapest, Orange Fab, Rubik Hub, InnovX-BCR and many more.

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Venture in cee

by How to Web, EIF, Catalyst Romania, 500 Emerging Europe, Endeavor

October 3 | 14:30-19:00

In its 8th edition, the event will highlight the best practices for investing and collaboration with some of the leading players in the wider European and CEE industry, LPs, investors, emerging fund managers and business professionals interested in VC. The event focuses on both the dynamics of the CEE investment landscape and insights from global funds that have an active interest in the region.

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Tech Transfer

By How to Web, BCR, Orange Romania, Launch, Magurele Science Park

Control Club
October 3 | 16:00-19:00

Whether you are a researcher with a deep-tech research product trying to build a spinoff, or if you want to contribute at scaling research products, validated by the scientific community, we would love to meet you. Founders and investors are also awaited.
Join us, get inspired and discuss the best practices in building research based products, methods of better collaboration, and how we can drive further innovation and hyper-growth in your teams.

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Launch Health Tech Ed. 2

by Launch, MedStarter Hub, HealthFluencer

Control Club
October 3 | 13:00 - 16:30

Take the pulse of the Eastern Europe’s health tech startups and celebrate the progress of healthcare projects established in the region for which technology is more than a business enabler, but rather the main differentiator.
Launch Health Tech is a series of events dedicated to the health tech vertical by Launch Community in healthy partnership with MedStarter Hub and with the support of HealthFluencer. Launch Community is an initiative of How to Web, Google for Startups and InnovX-BCR.

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Founders Summit

by Launch, SeedBlink

Control Club
October 3 | 18:30-21:00

Mingle with founders and builders from the exciting tech startup community in Eastern Europe.
You participate in an exclusive session within a more intimate gathering than the conference, build your network and connect with other founders, share your ideas and learn best practices.
Launch Community is a place where the next generation of Romanian founders and tech talent grow and it’s an initiative of How to Web, Google for Startups & InnovX-BCR.

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How to build a healthcare solution

by Ventures'n'Law

Sept 25th | 17:00

In this webinar (live & recorded), Diana (founder of HealthFluencer and executive director of RASCI) shares her experience of what makes sense to think of when you’re solving problems in the healthcare space, in a conversation with Tudor (co-founder & technology lawyer at Ventures’n’Law).

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How to build an MVP

by Ventures'n'Law

Sept 26th | 17:00

In this webinar (live & recorded), Daniel (founder of Durran) shares his actionable steps to help tech founders & managers build MVPs, in a conversation with Tudor (co-founder & technology lawyer at Ventures’n’Law).

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Unchain Fintech Afterhours

by Unchain Festival

Mindspace Business District
October 5 | 7:00 PM

Join us for an exhilarating night of celebration and networking at the “Unchain Fintech Afterhours”. This event marks the culmination of an inspiring day dedicated to exploring cutting-edge advancements in financial technology.

As the sun sets on a day brimming with insightful discussions, innovative demos, and insightful panels at How to Web, we invite you to unwind and continue the momentum at our afterhours drinks.

? Highlights ?

?Fireside Chat: Join the open on-stage conversation with leading startups and seasoned investors as they discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the fintech landscape.

✨ Networking and Collaborations: Mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, fintech experts, investors, and tech enthusiasts. Forge valuable connections, share insights, and explore potential collaborations in a casual and stimulating environment.

? Wineful Experience: Attendees can savour a curated selection of wines, showcasing the rich and diverse Romanian wine culture thoughtfully chosen to complement the lively conversations and networking opportunities.

Mark your calendars on October 5th for a night of fun, connections, and celebration. Don’t miss out on the “Unchain Fintech Afterhours” — an event dedicated to the future of finance and the collaboration that fuels it.

See you there! ?

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International scalling of B2B tech services

by eMarketing Stars

BISM - Bd Dacia 99, 3rd floor
October 2 | 18:30

Actionable insights, practical steps and ideas you can implement right away to open up or scale on an international market.

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RO AI Alliance Bucharest

by Techcelerator

Reper by ESS
October 2 | 18:30

Are you a business leader, product manager, engineer, or entrepreneur with a keen interest in the transformative potential of AI?
Do you want to explore the latest AI trends and insights as shared by seasoned practitioners in the field?
Join our RO AI Alliance Bucharest meetup, and let’s embark on an enriching journey together! ?

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La French Tech - renAIssance

by La French Tech

Romanian - American University in Bucharest
October 2 | 18:30 PM

AI with a French-Romanian flavour
This business event commemorates the emerging wave of French and Romanian start-ups in the field of AI, as they endeavor to recapture a market transformed by a new wave of digital applications. Inspiring speakers will share their perspectives, stories and experiences on the technological advancements in Romania.

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Fundraising 101

by Underline Ventures

Impact Hub Universitate
October 2 | 19:00 - 21:00

Founders, are you fundraising or preparing to fundraise? Then you need to attend this meetup to hear never-been-told-before stories about the fundraising journeys of Florin Tufan from Veridion, Claudiu Cioba from Videowise, and Bogdan Apostol from Nestor. This meetup is aimed at helping founders who want to fundraise and need to understand the market. Set as an interactive evening.

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Founders & VC Mixer

by Underline Ventures, 3VC & Point Nine Capital

Apollo 111
October 3 | 09:30-12:00

Informal meetup with no talks or pitches, bringing together founders and investors from Eastern Europe and beyond.

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Tokenizing Real World Assets

by MetaWealth

Pajurei 3 Showroom, Strada Pajurei 3, București
October 2 | 18:00

In this exclusive gathering, we’re set to unravel the mechanisms behind tokenization and its profound implications on the future. Discover the future of investments at our upcoming side event, where we delve into the transformative realm of tokenization and why it’s a game-changer. We’re entering the era of Real World Asset (RWA) tokenization, a driving force that’s shaping the market’s landscape. This transformative wave is set to trigger the next bull run, and we’re here to guide you through its potential and possibilities. At MetaWealth, we stand at the forefront of this revolution, presenting you with the remarkable chance to own fractions of lucrative real estate properties.

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Morning Coffee by

by EdTech Romania

Beans & Dots Cismigiu
October 3 | 09:00

Let’s talk education and enjoy a hot cup of coffee ☕️
Join us for the first EdTech Romania meetup — an hour of networking and insightful conversations. Whether you’re a seasoned EdTech expert or simply curious about the community, you’ll find a warm welcome here. Reserve your spot today and let’s brew up some meaningful connections!

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by Endeavor

October 3 | 15:00-16:30

Fireside chat with Endeavor Entrepreneurs
Building a venture from startup to “unicorn” may seem as fantastic as the mythical creature itself. On October 3rd, Endeavor, the world’s leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs, will host a fireside chat with some game-changing founders, who will offer a few pieces of hard-won advice on what it takes to build a unicorn in emerging markets.

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Urban Mobility Innovation Day

by Spherik Accelerator

Pullman Bucharest World Trade Center
October 3 | 17:00 - 19:30

Join us to meet the most promising startups that are part of the EIT Urban Mobility Startup Support Programme. These teams have been working on solutions for urban transportation and smart city living. Here’s your chance to see their vision come alive!
This event is tailor-made for you if you’re a startup enthusiast, investor, tech aficionado, or simply someone who cares deeply about the future of urban mobility. Are you ready to discover the next big thing in smart city transit? Then buckle up and save your seat now!

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Future of Work Happy Hours

by Pluria, eleven, Native Teams, 7card

V7 Startup Studio, Str. D. I. Mendeleev 5, București
October 4 | 18:30

On October 4th, we meet, socialize, and discuss ideas about the things that concern many of us: how we work, where we work, and why, in the newest space opened at V7 Startup Studio.

​We want to bring together people from different industries, both corporations and local and international startups, people who are genuinely concerned about the future of work and want to contribute to a positive change.

Maximize success in tech - From strategy to sales and marketing execution

by Guran Consulting Global, PROCESIO, and SalesOMMO

Universitatea Romano-Americana
October 6 | 09:30

Your tech venture journey, from strategic positioning and planning, to experimenting and pivoting in execution. Case study of PROCESIO.
Good practices in implementing automation and integration solutions that supports your strategy execution with SalesOMMO and PROCESIO.

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Scale to the USA - Winter Edition

by Rubik Hub

Blvd. Iuliu Maniu, 6P Campus Building - Microsoft
October 6 | 12:00

If you are a startup founder from Europe with plans for the USA market, it’s the place to be on Friday noon. Join us for the unveiling of the “Rubik Garage Accelerator – Scale to the USA Edition” on October 6th. This bold accelerator is a collaboration between the Rubik Hub team, Fortech Investments, WIT Silicon Valley, and AmCham, with Flowlie as fundraising tech platform, and other pivotal community partners from the USA and Europe.
Curious about the accelerator? Wanna chat up some of our strategic partners? Or maybe just dive deep into a juicy Q&A with the folks who’ve got the funds and the energy behind the show?

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BISM Community – Connections: Building Bridges

by Bucharest International School of Management

Caro Hotel
October 6

Inspiring you to build more bridges, in and out of your organization and community
We are very excited to announce the first BISM Conference!
Open to business leaders from all walks of life, the conference will inspire you to build more bridges – in your organisation and outside it, in the community you live and across industries and areas.

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