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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

RO startup joins Startupbootcamp accelerator in Japan

Romanian startup Questo, which developed a marketplace and travel platform for gamified, self-guided tours, has been selected for the Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka accelerator, Startupcafe.ro reported. 

This will allow it “to expand its business in Japan and help in transforming the smart city revolution,” Alex Govoreanu, one of the Questo founders, explained in a Facebook post. “In other words, we will work together with some top Japanese partners in building amazing quests around Japan. The city exploration revolution takes over the world!”

Ten companies from six countries were selected to join the Scale Osaka program, which begins on November 24, 2020, and concludes in a Demo Day on February 26, 2021. 

The full list of selected startups is available here.

This summer, Questo raised EUR 300,000 to continue its international expansion. The financing round was led by Sparking Capital with participation from Early Game Ventures. The funding was meant to help Questo expand into more cities through local storytellers and tour operators.

SBC Scale Osaka is an innovation program focused on growing the Smart City sector in Osaka. 

Startupbootcamp is a global network of innovation programs with locations in many key strategic hubs around the world. It runs over 20 accelerators every year, providing growth-stage startups with direct access to an international network of the mentors, partners, and investors in their industry.

(Photo: Sarayut Thaneerat/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

RO startup joins Startupbootcamp accelerator in Japan

Romanian startup Questo, which developed a marketplace and travel platform for gamified, self-guided tours, has been selected for the Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka accelerator, Startupcafe.ro reported. 

This will allow it “to expand its business in Japan and help in transforming the smart city revolution,” Alex Govoreanu, one of the Questo founders, explained in a Facebook post. “In other words, we will work together with some top Japanese partners in building amazing quests around Japan. The city exploration revolution takes over the world!”

Ten companies from six countries were selected to join the Scale Osaka program, which begins on November 24, 2020, and concludes in a Demo Day on February 26, 2021. 

The full list of selected startups is available here.

This summer, Questo raised EUR 300,000 to continue its international expansion. The financing round was led by Sparking Capital with participation from Early Game Ventures. The funding was meant to help Questo expand into more cities through local storytellers and tour operators.

SBC Scale Osaka is an innovation program focused on growing the Smart City sector in Osaka. 

Startupbootcamp is a global network of innovation programs with locations in many key strategic hubs around the world. It runs over 20 accelerators every year, providing growth-stage startups with direct access to an international network of the mentors, partners, and investors in their industry.

(Photo: Sarayut Thaneerat/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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