We're happy to partner with StepFWD - the pre-accelerator that supports tech startups with diverse teams. Partnering with StepFWD, we aim to identify at least one startup matching Orange's strategic directions, offer them support to refine the product and build a long term collaboration.
"Through this partnership we continue our mission to support the ecosystem and the educational programs dedicated to entrepreneurs. We believe this is the solid basis that generates tomorrow's startups, with whom we want to work in Orange Fab as well. Encouraging diversity and equal chances is a very important theme for us and we believe StepFWD is an important contributor in this aspect." - Monica Obogeanu, Startup Programs Manager at Orange Romania.
StepFWD is dedicated to first-time and early-stage entrepreneurs who want to grow a prototype or idea into a profitable business. During the program, startup founders will attend workshops, mentoring sessions and will have access to a network of mentors reuniting entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the local ecosystem. Throughout the program, founders will learn to validate and test their assumptions and to identify the steps needed to bring their product to market.
To benefit from dedicated support from Orange mentors, you must develop a product in one of the Orange Fab domains: 5G & networks of the future, IoT & connected objects, smart city & mobility, fintech, smart retail, media & entertainment, health & lifestyle, people & future of work, digital education.