Future Founders Boot Camp.

5-8th September 2024, Moon Village, Comarnic (Romania)

A camp to share industry secrets, build intensely and connect with only top minds of the startup ecosystem. Supercharge your building speed and get to customers in a matter of weeks instead of months.

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Why you should be there:

Practice what you're learning

Engage in practical, hands-on activities like coding/work sessions designed to simulate real-world business challenges.

Meet your future best friends

Become part of an exclusive community of aspiring entrepreneurs and industry leaders, offering ongoing support and opportunities beyond the bootcamp.

Uncover industry secrets

Interact with potential investors in a laidback setting to gain insights into securing funding for your startup and the current fundraising environment.

Learn the skills that make a difference

Develop key entrepreneurial skills including idea generation, market research, sales strategies, legal & IP strategies and many more.

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Agenda.

How our days look like for Founders’ Expedition Camp.

  • 11:00: Official start of camp 
  • 12:00 – 13:00: Learning Lab 1 (How to test ideas super fast).
  • 13:00 – 14:00: Learning Lab 2 (The scientific method).
  • 15:30 – 17:30: Demolition Session.
  • 17:30 – 19:30: Learning Lab 3 (River of Life).
  • 21:30 – 23:00: Game Night (board games included).
  • 10:00 – 12:00: Learning Lab 4 (Building a brand from scratch)
  • 12:00 – 14:00: Learning Lab 5 (Revenue Revolution: Elevate your B2B sales Game with Vladislav Pavlov)
  • 15:30 – 17:30: Demolition Session.
  • 17:30 – 18:30: Learning Lab 6 (Channels, Distribution and how to get to people)
  • 18:30 – 19:30: Living Library Session 1.
  • 21:00 – 23:00: Wine Tasting on us.
  • 10:00 – 12:00: Learning Lab 7 (Legal entities, invoicing across borders, IP with Paul Babus)
  • 12:00 – 14:00: Learning Lab 8 (Angel Investors, VC’s and how to get funded)
  • 15:30 – 17:30: Demolition Session.
  • 17:30 – 18:30: Learning Lab 9 (Automations, processes and tools to get the job done)
  • 18:30 – 19:30: Living Library Session 2.
  • 21:30 – 23:00: Camp fire and founder horror stories.

Join us if:

  • You’re a startup founder on your first, second, third or fourth idea.
  • You’re an Engineer/Coder/Hacker/Nerd. Anyone who can read/write code is very much welcome.
  • You’re a Designer, Product Person, UI/UX Wizard in search of potentially awesome teams to join.
  • You’re a Marketer, Copywriter, Photographer or Videographer tired of promoting boring products.
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Are you ready to be a startup founder?

Our activities.

Here’s what we’ve got planned for you:

Learning Labs.

Practical 2-hour sessions focused on different topics each time meant to elevate our skills. Some of the topics of learning labs include: Idea Generation, Validation and User Research, Prototyping and Arhitecture, Sales & Marketing, Funding and Financial Planning, Law & IP Protection and others.

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Living Library.

Guests from each industry will be available for 3 hours to answer any questions you might have. Ask about processes, companies, potential partners, anything you want really and check their interest for your solution.

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Demolition Sessions.

You’ve got some ideas, you’ve built some stuff. Now it’s time to get demolished by your colleagues. We’ll each murder our egos together and learn from the experience of roasting our own products.

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Non-work Activities.

We’ve got plenty of non-work activities to keep you busy: Morning workouts, Camp Fire, Game Night, Personal Development workshops and some other exciting surprises.

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Be part of one of the 4 houses.

Based on your skillset, abilities and emotions, we’ll sort you in one of the 4 main houses:

Cybersage
Bytehaven
Pixelpuff
Virdisnova

Our selection criteria:

Authenticity as a core value

We’re not here to fake anything. Our core community of people are honest and live an unapologetically cool life.

Outstanding in your field

Skills and the ability to execute enables others to trust you. We’ll review your portfolio and only accept you if you’re in top 5% performers.

Going for the top score

Willing and crazy enough to believe you can change the world. Dream big, global and try helping as many people as possible and you might get in.

Looking for a challenge

The world around you got a bit boring and you’re out of side-quests. Feeling overpowered? Get ready for this then.

Open to get your perspective changed

We’re aiming for as many Aha! moments as possible, so you should be ready to seize them when they happen.

Curios as a cat

There’s no wrong questions to ask. We’re looking for people so curios they can’t sit still and want to find out as much as possible.

How to get accepted:

Fill application

Take your time and make sure to let us know where we can review your work.

Interview with us

If we like your profile, we'll invite you to a 15-min interview to check if you're a fit.

Get sorted

Based on a psychometric test, we sort you into one of the famed houses.

Arrive at camp

All that's left is to show up! We'll be waiting for you at the official opening.

Meet our guests.

These are the industry experts that will be available to answer all of your questions.

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Luca Stirbat

CEO @ Creative Motion & ReaktorX

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Cosmina Matei

Head Experience Designer @ Knowmads

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Vladislav Pavlov

Sales Expert, Founder Furtherhance

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Paul Babus

Managing Partner at Law of Tech

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Diana Koziarska

Founding Partner at SMOK Ventures

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Peer Stoop

Executive Director at Team Academy International

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Happening at Moon Village.

Only 1 hour away from Bucharest, our camp is connected to high-speed internet, has a firepit, a pool and plenty of space for each and every participant.

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FAQ:

How long is Founders' Expedition Camp?

3 Intense days of work and learning, happening 5-8th of September, 1 hour away from Bucharest, Romania. You can apply to participate until 1st of September.  

How much does it cost?

The standard cost is 650 EUR, but we’re offering a 10% early-bird discount for the first 10 people selected. Apply as soon as possible to get it.

What's included?

– Full Access to All Sessions: Participate in all Learning Labs, Living Library sessions, networking events, and the Hackathon.

– Learning Materials: Comprehensive workbooks, guides, and access to digital resources used throughout the bootcamp.

– Expert Guidance: Direct interaction and mentorship from international experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts.

– Networking Opportunities: Multiple networking sessions to connect with fellow participants, mentors, and potential investors.

– Meals and Refreshments: Daily meals and coffee breaks provided, ensuring you stay energized and focused.

– Business Simulation Tools: Access to simulation software and tools used in hands-on business scenario exercises. 

– Pitch Preparation and Feedback: Detailed pitch practice sessions with feedback from mentors to refine your business presentation.

– Legal and Financial Templates: Access to templates for business planning, legal documents, and financial modeling to support your startup journey.

Who can participate?
  • Startup founders on their first, second, third or fourth idea.  
  • Engineers, coders, hackers, nerds. Anyone who can read/write code is very much welcome.
  • Designers, Product People, Ui/UX Wizards in search for potentially awesome teams to join.
  • Marketers, Copywriters, Photographers and Videographers tired of promoting boring products. 

To get accepted, we’ll review your portfolio. Only really highly-skilled people will be selected.

Can we sign up as a team?

Yes, just mention the same startup idea in the application form. You might be sorted into different houses though, so plan accordingly.

What kind of startups is the camp focused on?

We’re only targeting tech startups (can be hardware as well). We’re not going to focus on hard-to-scale or local businesses. We use this definition: A tech startup is an entrepreneurial venture in the early stages of operations with a business model anchored primarily on a technology or software product.

Who is organizing this?

We are. We’re a Gen-Z startup studio based in Bucharest, helping founders build groundbreaking startups. 

I want to attend, but I can't pay for it. What do I do?

Apply here for one of our scholarships. We cover 100% of the cost for two exceptional people who want to participate. We’ll announce selected participants on 31st of August.

Not everyone gets in.

Apply and let us know about your plans. Once we’ve reviewed your application, we’ll decide if you’re invited to participate. 

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Early-Bird Special

Available until 15th of July
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  • 3 Meals everyday
  • 3 Nights at Moon Village
  • Templates, Resources and Materials required
  • Camp Fire, Game Night and awesome merch
  • Learning Labs, Living Library sessions and Demo sessions
  • Full access to our top notch community of experts and driven people
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