RICAP is a mentoring program whose purpose is to help young Romanian entrepreneurs to develop and promote their startups. During the three months timespan of the program, our team was in touch with some mentors, both from the United States of America and Romania, whose main goal was to help us lay the foundation of our business. As Wyliodrin evolved, the mentors had also to evaluate our growth and asses our activity. The program finalised with two teams going to the United States of America in order to get in touch with investors and other startups founders. Wyliodrin was chosen one of the two teams prepared to face the tough business environment of Southern California.
Startup Spotlight is a competition within the How to Web conference. Besides the main goal of awarding some of the best startups in the Eastern Europe, the program consisted of three days of mentoring and workshops. There were around 50 startups that applied for taking part in the conference, out of which 12 were selected to actually pitch their idea in front of a jury during the How to Web conference. We were among the 12 participant teams and our efforts were further appreciated thus, we won the IXIA Innovation Award.
Innovation Labs is a program that encourages students and young engineers in taking their ideas further and make a startup out of them. It starts with a 24-hour hackathon where engineers build a prototype. Out of 20 teams, 12 were selected to continue a three months program that included workshops, presentations and ended with a demo day.
Standing out as a hardware related startup, Wyliodrin won the Best Business award.
This event represents the starting point of the Wyliodrin project. The purpose of the competition was to create any kind of project by using a Raspberry Pi; all of this in 24 hours. While everyone was struggling to build robots and intelligent software, we thought we could build a platform that would make it easier for developers to build embedded device applications.
Out of the 25 participant teams, Wyliodrin was chosen as Best Software.
The event’s purpose was to offer startups the possibility of perfecting their pitches in a friendly, informal environment. There were 8 teams pitching for their startups, out of which, Wyliodrin won the Best Business award.