Black Sea ClimAccelerator Demo Day 2022
December 7th 2022, 14:30, hybrid
With climate change being the defining crisis of our times, there’s a stronger need for public institutions, private and entrepreneurial organizations to work together, join their forces, and build the solutions that can make a difference.
On December 7th, we celebrate the innovators making a carbon-neutral future a reality: you are invited to join us and our speakers, along with key actors across the green ecosystem, at Black Sea ClimAccelerator Demo Day 2022!
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Meet the start-ups pitching their solution on December 7th!
MVP Category (listed in the order they will take the stage):
Growth Category (listed in the order they will take the stage):
14:30 | Check-in
15:00 | Welcome & intro
Speaker: Daniel Matei – Business Development Manager Impact Hub Bucharest
15:15 | Keynote speech: Morten Sorensen – Strategic Programmes Orchestrator EIT-Climate KIC
15:20 | Panel
Speakers: Ilinca Păun – Founder Bravva Angels, Magdalena Caramilea – Sustainability Director Autonom Group, Sergiu Pop – Enterprise Channel Sales Microsoft, Daniel Matei – Business Development Manager Impact Hub Bucharest
16:00 | Keynote speech – Raluca Nicolescu – SME Director Raiffeisen Bank
16:10 | Pitching session with the start-ups selected in Black Sea ClimAccelerator Stage 2
16:40 | Break
17:15 | Keynote speech – Ionuț-Cristian Ciubotaru – Vice President Business Development, Gas & Power Division OMV Petrom
17:25 | Pitching session with the start-ups selected in Black Sea ClimAccelerator Stage 3
18:25 | Closing remarks – Conclusions & ecosystem opportunities going forward
The event covers the following topics:
- the frameworks through which large companies in Romania support the green ecosystem;
- views from ecosystem representatives;
- an overview of the Black Sea ClimAccelerator 2022 program;
and includes the pitches of the startups selected in stages 2 & 3 of this year’s program.
DemoDay marks the end of the 2022 edition of Black Sea ClimAccelerator. The event is organized with the support of EIT Climate-KIC by Impact Hub Bucharest, with Raiffeisen Bank România and OMV Petrom as main partners, Microsoft as sponsor, GRF+ as the creative consulting partner and Ziarul Financiar as media partner, along with Innovation Starter in Bulgaria. Black Sea ClimAccelerator is part of an ecosystem of 7 consortiums in over 30 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South America.
Over the last months, the startups selected in the program were offered 1 to 1 mentoring, customized consultancy sessions, business workshops and events focused on scaling & growth.
* In-person participation possible by invite-only.
SME Director Raiffeisen Bank
Vice President Business Development, Gas & Power Division OMV Petrom
Strategic Programmes Orchestrator EIT-Climate KIC
Fondator Bravva Angels
Sustainability Director Autonom Group
Enterprise Channel Sales Microsoft
Business Development Manager Impact Hub Bucharest
Meet the start-ups presenting their pitch @ Demo Day!
Raiffeisen Bank has been on the Romanian banking market for over 20 years and has over 2.22 million clients, both individuals and legal entities. The bank has over 4,600 employees, 300 branches across the country, 660 ATMs, 450 multipurpose machines (MFMs) and a network of over 25,600 POSs.
OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of approximately 47 million boe in 2021. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons annually and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant. The Group is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighboring countries through approximately 790 filling stations under two brands – OMV and Petrom. OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of approximately 47 million boe in 2021. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons annually and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant. The Group is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighboring countries through approximately 790 filling stations under two brands – OMV and Petrom.
On July 29th, 2020, OMV Petrom announced its support for the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) regarding risks and opportunities on climate change.
Creative consultancy partner
Founded in 1997 as part of the BBDO local communications group, GRF+ (under the name GraffitiPR) became an independent communications agency in 2001 with its own client portfolio and multiple communications capabilities. An exclusive Ketchum global network affiliate for Romania since 2012, GRF+ develops integrated PR-driven marketing campaigns, expanding its capabilities in the digital area, strategy and creative services, CSR and sustainability, advocacy, public affairs, influencer marketing, events, sports marketing, and others.
With a constant presence in the top 3 players on the market, the GRF+ team counts as of 2022 over 100 consultants with diverse expertise in the fields of hospitality, FMCG, oil & gas, auto, banking, pharma, IT&C. GRF+’s mission is to carry out campaigns and develop projects with maximum impact in business and society.
EIT Climate-KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon and climate-resilient society. Over the past 10 years, EIT Climate-KIC’s acceleration program has been the leading provider of climate innovation solutions, with over 1,500 accepted solutions and almost €1 billion of guaranteed capital.
Impact Hub Bucharest
Impact Hub Bucharest is the dynamic space where professionals and entrepreneurs work to develop business projects and initiatives. Since 2012, Impact Hub Bucharest is the first coworking space in Romania, with a community of about 2,000 members in 2 central locations in Bucharest, and globally the organization is present in over 100 locations in over 50 countries. Impact Hub Bucharest’s mission is to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering startup acceleration programs and direct funding, as well as the largest online entrepreneurial education platform.
Innovation Starter is the first specialized innovation agency in Bulgaria, founded by Leona Aslanova in 2014. It collaborates with the business (corporates and startups), the public sector, the academic sector and the non-government sector to design a long-term culture of innovation. The company’s mission is for Bulgaria to become a leading European country in the field of innovation.