Cristiana Bogateanu is an organizational leader, serial entrepreneur, business mentor, and advisor. Cristiana had no less than eight startups before becoming a mother. These included Zalmotek, an IoT product development company, Academia inventeaza.ro, a STEAM-focused educational program, and DeviceHub.net, an open-source ecosystem management platform for IoT. Back then, she acutely felt the lack of legal advice and mentorship. So, now, she wants to offer the startup community in Romania what she didn’t have.
Her new challenge is steering a freshly rebranded organization – the Romanian Tech Startups Association (ROTSA), a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania that aims to connect startups, communities, and other relevant stakeholders in the startup ecosystem.