The Voice of
Romanian
Tech Startups

The story

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What is ROTSA?

Romanian Tech Startups Association is a non-profit, apolitical and non-governmental organization. We are an umbrella organization that aims to promote, support and represent the interests of tech startups in Romania.
ROTSA brings together the main actors of the national ecosystem of tech startups, facilitating their communication and creating connections and partnerships between them.

What is our aim?

Consolidation
We connect startups, communities and other relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem
Support
Here to offer support and guidance to anyone asking

Collaboration
We invite collaboration through a learning system based on
knowledge sharing
Representation
We’re opening a direct line of dialogue with local communities and Tech Startups to be constantly updated on their needs and progress
Facilitation
Here to help scale local initiatives up to national and international level
Know-how
We gather and pass on best practices found throughout initiatives of the national ecosystem of technology.

Ongoing projects

Let's Talk Tech & Startups

Tech & Startups is a recurring monthly event that aims to bring together entrepreneurs and other technology-savvy consumers for conversation and collaboration. The main objective of these events is to establish a close connection between people in the entrepreneurial world.
Apr - Sep 2022

EIT Digital Venture Program

EIT Digital Venture Program is a pre-acceleration program of EIT Digital developed for entrepreneurial teams with digital deep tech business plans from the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe. This unique initiative offers an intensive eight-week pre-acceleration program executed by EIT Digital regional partners. Selected teams will be coached, in particular, on how to develop their Minimum Viable Product (MVP), establish their startup company, and raise funds with investors.
Feb-Dec, 2022

Inspiring Stories: Women Leadership in Companies & Startups

It honors women who have stepped out of their comfort zones to get into business, no matter how big or small. Through the event, women will be able to discover their authentic, most effective leadership style in order to increase their influence and impact. Throughout this event we want to promote women who have succeeded in business and to inspire others to join big companies and startups
30 June, 2022

The European Startups Universe ROMANIA Incubation

A 6-week incubation program in 11 EU countries starting in March 2022. The program is aimed at all EU tech startups and aims to connect hundreds of start-ups with experts, founders of unicorn startups, investors, VCs, etc.
Jan - May, 2022

#SustainCityHack: Urban Mobility | Regeneration | Planning & Development

An online hackathon co-organized by the French Embassy, the French Institute in Romania, ROTSA and ClujHub. For 36 hours, participants will be able to work as a team to develop an innovative solution to help urban concentrations use their resources more efficiently and create sustainable urban environments by connecting urban areas and peripheries.
Jan - Apr, 2022​

How to pitch your start-up idea. A free 4-hour workshop on how to make a pitch deck presentation

In support of the #tech #startups teams that currently participate or will participate in various #incubator or #hackathon competitions, we, ROTSA - Romanian Tech Startups Association organize on April 2, 2022, a free 4-hour workshop on how to make a convincing pitch deck.
2 Apr, 2022

Venture Program

Venture Program is a pre-acceleration program of EIT Digital developed for entrepreneurial teams with digital deep tech business plans from the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe. This unique initiative offers an intensive eight-week pre-acceleration program executed by EIT Digital regional partners. Selected teams will be coached, in particular, on how to develop their Minimum Viable Product (MVP), establish their startup company, and raise funds with investors.
Feb-Apr, 2022
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Future initiatives

Nasa Space Apps Challenge Romania

NASA's Space Apps Challenge is the world's largest hackathon that brings together programmers, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, creators, builders, artists and technologists to solve challenges using NASA's open-source data.
Jul - Oct, 2022​

EduHack 2022

EduHack 2022 is the largest hackathon event on the subject of formal or non-formal education in Romania, in its fourth edition. It is an event that can be attended by: students, teachers, parents, scientists, entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, storytellers, artists, people with innovative ideas.
Aug - Nov, 2022

Propose a project

Together we can develop the national ecosystem of tech startups and support programs for a systemic impact. You will find alongside our future actions, an invitation to propose new initiatives.
We rely on your involvement.

All ROTSA initiatives and projects are offered open-source to the startup community. Only together we can develop the best programs and projects for Tech Startups.

Previous initiatives

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Supporters

The success of any project is due to its supporters. We are proud to have you with us, dedicating your time, resources and know-how to our common goal: the growth of the tech startup ecosystem. If our values match your vision regarding the future, write us an email and LET’S HAVE A TALK”.

Contact

We are always looking for people who share our values ​​and vision, and who believe in the value of our work.


If you want to join ROTSA or support our work, you can contact us through the form on the right.
That's it for now, but stay tuned, we have a few more surprises up our sleeves in the near future!