Category: Romania

Opposing communism with humor

Opposing Communism with Humor

Humor was a way of rebellion and survival at the same time. An escape of the mind and soul, a way of coping with all those absurd and restrictions imposed by a communist regime who did not care about its own people.

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IA – The Romanian Ethnic Blouse & Fashion Icon

The brief story of how the Romanian IA turned from an ethnic blouse into a fashion icon. Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Philippe Guilet, just to mention a few, found a genuine source of inspiration in the Romanian traditional folk costume. Truth to be told, it all started with Matisse’s paintings and French Designer Paul Poiret.

Falling in Love with My Romanian IA

Do not let yourself mislead by the word IA! This time I’m not writing about information architecture. This time is about the Romanian IA, the traditional blouse wore by our peasants for centuries.

123Contact Form

1 million Euro for 123Contact Form

With €1.000.000 investment, Catalyst Romania has recently became a minority shareholder of the Romanian company 123Contact Form, a top class online form and survey builder startup.

SafeDrive - Romanian Startup

Vote for SafeDrive

Romanian SafeDrive startup aims to reduce car accidents by rewarding drivers for keeping their phones out of reach while driving. Encourage SafeDrive with your vote on ProductHunt to cross the 500 benchmark. 

 

Vector — Smartwatch with Romanian DNA

This story it’s not exactly what you might think! Yes, it has something to do with Vector Watch, but it’s neither a “hands on story” or a con analysis predicting Vector’s future… It’s just a story about local entrepreneurs and the Romanian tech talent.

R/GA Bucharest

Life at R/GA Bucharest

R/GA Bucharest – a great bunch of gals and guys passionate about digital, loving to work and have fun together. This short story is about us-what we do, what we love, what kind of colleagues, we would like to bring on board  

Fastest broadband download speed in Europe

Romania — Fastest Broadband Download Speed in Europe

According to Ookla’s 2015 report, Romania ranks 1st in the top of broadband internet download speed in Europe. At global level, with a 69.62 Mbps, Romania has an honorable fourth place, following Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.  

SEEMOUS

Romania Ranks 1st at SEEMOUS

South Eastern European Mathematical Olympiad For University Students 2015 brought to Romania 20 medals thanks to the brilliant Math students from Bucharest, Iasi and Cluj. Once again Romania comes first in Nations’ Top at SEEMOUS. 

Romanian Startups

Romanian Startups Meet Jonathan Shieber

Jonathan Shieber, Senior Editor TechCrunch & Crunchbase, will visit Romania in March for 3 workshops dedicated to startups, entrepreneurs and communication specialists. The first one will take place in Cluj and the other two in Bucharest at RatLab.