RubikEDU Incubator: The 6th Batch in Retrospective

RubikEDU Incubator: The 6th Batch in Retrospective

December 17, 2022

On October 24, 2022, we launched the sixth edition of our RubikEDU incubation program. We received 40 applications, out of which we selected 21 with ideas that needed clarity in their startup journey. The program included workshops on relevant business topics, from validation to investment, 1:1 feedback sessions with mentors from our community, and office hours with the Rubik Hub team.

The Startups

  • – Streamlining interactions in the medical field
  • Doctor Digital Plant – Plant vaccine
  • Fujix Optimization – SEO agency that helps businesses reach their maximum potential of organic traffic
  • Ziora – Online reservation management & Online promo for beauty salons, medical and sports venues
  • AImVerified – Digital anti-counterfeit solutions connecting brands with their customers
  • CityRadar – The platform for public and private transportation
  • CareShaper – Mental health for everyone – management software for psychotherapists
  • Iesi la Joaca – Marketplace for events, courses and activities dedicated to kids
  • eEcco – Aggregator for sustainable solutions
  • Is4Heart – Increasing longevity and quality of life of patients with cardiac failure through the development of an innovative system for cardiac assistance
  • Epic Hooks – AI-tailored content & active recall learning app that uses digital flashcards
  • One Learning – The parents and kids’ partner when it comes to playing – for developing essential skills for the future
  • – Marketplace matching those interested to hire occasional laborers with those open to make a quick gain by working odd gigs
  • Vocea Autentica – Bringing together psychologists, trainers and professional actors for helping people express themselves freely and creatively
  • 360 panorama – Customized virtual tours for real estate, hotels, universities, conference rooms etc.
  • Up-front – Match only with people inside the club you are in.
  • Ana Maria Peretianu – App for recommending specific foods and desserts worldwide
  • Gabriel Vornicu – Marketplace for private events services
  • Marius Gabriel Ciurea – Engine that creates learning paths as challenges (quests). Users can take these challenges alone or together with other people
  • Irina Paval – MRP (manufacturing resource planning)
  • Andrei Salajan – Second-hand shop for hybrid/electric cars

Mentors & Curricula

During the 7-week program, the participants had the support of 15 workshops:

  • Lean Canvas – Ionut Amariei, RubikEDU Program Manager, and Raluca Alexandrescu, RubikEDU Expert
  • How to Evaluate Your Idea – Mircea Vădan, Partner at Activize
  • Customer Understanding – Mircea Serendiuc, Co-founder FameUp
  • How to Validate Your Assumptions – Ionut Amariei, RubikEDU Program Manager, and Raluca Alexandrescu, RubikEDU Expert
  • How to Design an Experiment to Validate Your Assumptions (part 1) – Elena Avramenko, Head of Product Miro, TEDx speaker
  • How to Design an Experiment to Validate Your Assumptions (part 2+3) – Daniel Andor, Product design and strategy specialist, Founder of Durran
  • Ask Me Anything – Gabriela Negru, Co-founder 2030 Builders, and Radu Oprea, Co-founder & CTO Allegrow, Forbes 30 Under 30
  • How to Set Up a Complete Lead Generation Funnel – Alexandra Nicorici, Web3 Marketing Manager, Brand Marketing & Partnerships
  • How to Use SEO to Boost Lead Generation Funnel – Ioana Vacarasu, Content Marketing Manager Zitec
  • How to Forecast Your Revenue – Ciprian Harabagiu, Managing Partner Decalex & Investor, Advisor
  • How to Craft Your Go-to-Market Strategy Sebastian Gabor, CEO Digitail
  • Legal Tips for Startups – Ana Maria Draganuta Briard, Digital Business Lawyer, Founder Legally Remote
  • How to Pitch – Emil Chichioi, Co-founder & CEO Bloomcoding
  • What you Need to Know About Investment from Day 1 – Mircea Vadan, Partner Activize, Robert Cotuna, Investment Manager Rubik Hub

Demo Day

On December 8th, we gathered in Iasi for Community & Demo Day, to celebrate the graduation of this batch.

Thirteen startups from the RubikEDU incubator pitched:, Doctor Digital Plant, Fujix Optimization, Ziora, AImVerified, CityRadar, CareShaper, Iesi la Joaca, eEcco, Is4Heart, Epic Hooks, One Learning.

The last four startups were selected for the final pitching session.

The jury was comprised of:

ONE Learning won the Most Promising Startup Award.

Besides the pitches, we had three insightful workshops:

We couldn’t have organized the event without the support of our partners: ExpertwareClimate KIC, and Pepsi Max.