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Connect Opportunities in Retail – powered by Microsoft for Startups

September 16th 2020, 16:00 – 17:00

Organizer: Impact Hub Bucharest

Online event

About the event

This online event will be held in English

#ConnectOpportunities is the event where we explore growth opportunities for startups and SMEs and we bring into the spotlights the organizations that play an active role in the ecosystem.

This time around we invited two startups that are the forefront of digitalization of retail, a trend that was accelerated by the current context. In the same time, both startups bring business value to their customers and partners, operating in the B2B sector.

We will also explore the value that Microsoft is adding to their accelerated growth and how can your B2B startup access the opportunities of Microsoft for Startups Program.

Event agenda

16.00 – 16.10 Innovation in the retail industry

  • Daniel Rusen – Marketing and Operations Director Microsoft Romania

16.10– 16.50 Fireside chat with 2 startups enrolled in the Microsoft for Startups Program Guests

  • Dan Marculescu – Founder & CEO Footprints for retail
  • Daniel Nicolae – Co- Founder & Managing Partner Innoship

16:50- 17:00 Q&A

Guest Speakers
Daniel Rusen
Marketing and Operations Director Microsoft Romania

Daniel Rusen has an extensive business expertise of over 17 years of experience in telecommunications and IT industries. During his professional career at Microsoft, Daniel played major roles in facilitating the synergy between marketing & operations and in embarking Microsoft’s business partners in an in-depth transformation process towards cloud services. In his current role, Daniel leads his team to drive digital transformation growth and accelerate technological adoption across all segments on the Romanian market. His mission is to prove the remarkable power and essential role of cloud in digital transformation, as a way to spawn innovation and maximize efficiency in the business environment.

Dan Marculescu

Founder & CEO Footprints for retail

With 12 years of successful experience in the Social Analytics, Experiential and Emerging media, Data Science, and Digital Strategic Developments, Dan took a deeper dive into the digital transformation of physical retail by founding Footprints for Retail. A visionary and a strong believer in the power of data as an asset, Dan is regularly seeking new ways to use advanced technologies to enable commercial real estate to reset its current operations and capitalize on the rise of the AI. Footprints for retail is the advanced AI marketing platform for behavioral profiling of physical shoppers, anticipating their next move and improving their customer experience. We enable your retail properties to boost their performance and create a unique, recurring revenue stream by monetizing their data assets.

Daniel Nicolae
Co-Founder & Managing Partner Innoship

Daniel has over 14 years of experience in the Supply Chain and E-commerce industries in local and international companies such as Orange and Oracle. Innoship is a multi carrier shipping software, cloud based, that through a single one-time integration is helping retailers manage efficiently their own courier contracts in one single platform, streamlining the costs of shipping services by up to 25% and increasing delivery performance with 15% through a dynamic order allocation.

Daniel Matei – event host

Business Development Manager – Impact Hub Bucharest

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