Ovidiu founded OviBees Ventures as a venture accelerator company specialized in globalizing most promising early stage tech companies.
Ovidiu Bujorean managed several global and regional technology entrepreneurship and innovation programs such as Re@onnect focused on South Central Asia and The GIST Initiative, global enterprise that builds dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems in 135 countries across all the continents. In three years GIST has built an online global community of 240k entrepreneurs, trained more than 3k entrepreneurs, vetted and mentored fast growing tech entrepreneurs who raised $32M+ in funding and generated 2000 jobs and $300M in annual revenue. Ovidiu built a network of global partnerships with like-minded organizations such as MIT Enterprise Forum, Startup Malaysia, Tepav, Infodev and Microsoft as well as attracted the support of globally recognized entrepreneurs such as Jeff Hoffman, Nolan Bushnell Co-founder of Atari, Ali Sabanc, Chairman of Pegasus Airlines.
Mr. Bujorean designed and launched TechConnect, an interactive learning online platform for entrepreneurs, reaching 10k viewers in 80 countries as well as Startup Bootcamps, Tech-I competitions and the Glocal mentorship program. Additionally Ovidiu managed several programs funded by the World Bank and infoDev such as Fostering Clean Tech Entrepreneurship in Indonesia and the VentureOut program focused on supporting most promising early stage mobile application entrepreneurs from Africa, Eastern Europe and Caribbean’s.
Mr. Bujorean was the Senior Associate at Rudyard Partners, a private equity firm investing in consumer technologies. Mr. Bujorean served as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of AIESEC DC, as judge with Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Startup Chile and as an advisor to the MIT Portugal Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative. Mr. Bujorean speaks frequently internationally on entrepreneurship and innovation, incubation and acceleration of technology startups, international partnership building and strategic professional networking. His recent speaking engagements include the 2013 Science Incubation Conference in Portugal, 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Rio, 5th Annual KACST Innovation Conference in Riyadh, 2013 Harvard International Development Conference in Cambridge, Mass, 2013 Penn International Development Conference in Philadelphia, Galata Business Angels 2013 Annual Conference and 2012 MIT Global Startup Workshop, Istanbul.
Ovidiu founded LEADERS, an organization that impacted the lives of more than 20000 young leaders and entrepreneurs in Romania and Southern-Eastern Europe and is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA) and Harvard’s Kennedy School (MPA). Ovidiu is fluent in English, and Romanian and conversant in French.
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