EY Romania launches the 'START-UP Advantage' program which supports startups in technology

We are happy to announce that, together with EY Romania, we will launch START-UP Advantage, a program through which technology startups will benefit from free consultancy in areas such as financial control and fees, accounting, project management, GDPR and PSD2. Free events and dozens of mentoring hours will take place starting December 2017 at TechHub Bucharest! Entrepreneurs who wish to take advantage of this opportunity can book a meeting on our website, bucharest.techhub.com, at the events section. The first free mentoring sessions will take place on December 14th.

EY Romania's consultants will provide startups with their time and expertise in areas such as financial control and fees, accounting, project management, GDPR and PSD2. More one-to-one mentoring sessions and free events will take place at TechHub Bucharest as of December.

The first free mentoring sessions will take place on December 14 at TechHub Bucharest. Technology entrepreneurs can schedule an one-on-one meeting with Horațiu Cocheci, Niclas Butan or Sergiu Sechel, EY Romania specialists with decades of experience in many fields of expertise.

"When talking about scaling up start-ups, many people are thinking about the financial capital which needs to be attracted. But attracting human capital is equally important and problematic, with Romania ranked third in terms of global talent shortages, according to a study by Manpower last year. We will discuss with entrepreneurs the financial and non-financial factors that motivate employees and the career development as a long-term organizational sustainability element" says Horaţiu Cocheci, director of People Advisory Services, EY Romania.

Horaţiu Cocheci has 15 years of experience in designing and implementing performance and reward, as well as talent management policies and systems. Prior to joining EY earlier this year, Horaţiu worked in another BIG4 for the past 13 years, engaging in all industrial sectors and clients (public, private, inter / multinational). Horaţiu is specialized in economics and human resources and holds a number of international certifications, including "Strategic Management & Innovation" (from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) and "Global Remuneration Practitioner" (from the World @Work Association, USA).

Niclas Butan has professional experience both on the Romanian market and in Sweden in areas such as project management, accounting and financial control and taxes. He built and managed the support department for 15 countries within Ipsos Interactive Services and has later developed his expertise in financial control and taxation in Sweden. Niclas has a Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and Accounting from the Stockholm School of Business, Stockholm University.

Sergiu Sechel is a manager at EY Romania and is leading the technical advice and risk consulting teams. He is an engineer in automation and applied computer science, has a banking and finance license and is a PhD student in e-business security.