The Green Start-Up Sustainability Forum & Awards 2023 is a one day conference and award ceremony, taking place on June 29th at Deschis Gastrobar (Bucharest, Romania), created with the purpose to exchange knowledge and good practices, seek inspiration, discuss trends and opportunities and celebrate the sustainability innovators in Romania.

Join us on June 29th 2023, at Deschis Gastrobar, for the first edition of the Green Start-Up Sustainability Forum & Awards.

The forum will gather the relevant actors in both the public domain and the private sector, authorities that have the power to bring the changes needed for Romania to become greener and a country that can implement and have solutions to the proposals from the Green Deal and the FIT 55 European plans, as well as experts from the corporate and startup world that can explain what they are bringing to the table and the example that they are setting.

The forum is a place where we want to share knowledge and good practices, to seek inspiration, a place where we can find out how we can accelerate the progress to make our country more sustainable and, in the meantime, to repair our planet piece by piece by the end of this decade, a place of collaboration, commitment and engagement that drive our ambitious goal: to accelerate and scale groundbreaking solutions to address Romania’s environmental challenges.

Among the topics that Green Start-Up Sustainability Forum & Awards (June 29th, Deschis Gastrobar) will tackle we have:

  • The role innovation plays in sustainability
  • The present and future opportunities - best practices from outside Romania
  • Clean and renewable energy - Romania, the land of wind, sun and water
  • The 20 minutes city - the urban area that has everything you need to live, work and move around
  • Green retail and less waste
  • A greener production process
  • Circular economy
  • The access to capital in order to fund green businesses

At the same time, the awards ceremony will celebrate the changemakers, the innovators in sustainability, the organizations that inspire us with their achievements.

The speakers confirmed so far, that will join us for the first edition of the Green Start-Up Sustainability Forum & Awards, on June 29th, at Deschis Gastrobar, in Bucharest are:

  • Daniel Matei – Sustainability & ESG Manager Raiffeisen Bank
  • Ciprian Stănescu – President & CEO Social Innovation Solutions
  • Teodora Mărăcineanu – Head of Marketing Electrolux Romania
  • Raluca Păun – Marketing Consultant Pehart Grup
  • Iulia Dorobanțu – Cofounder Charger
  • Mihai Rotaru – Founder & CEO Neomobility
  • Adrian Țuțuianu – Founder & Partner Architect Triptic Studio
  • Alex Burghelia – Cofounder
  • Alexandru Laibăr – Executive Director Circular Economy Coalition

The list will continue to update as soon as new speakers confirm their attendance to the Green Start-Up Sustainability Forum & Awards 2023, an event taking place on June 29th, at Deschis Gastrobar in Bucharest.

The event is free of charge and can be attended in person or online, on the virtual events platform IC Events. You can register to attend the forum in person here.

The Green Start-Up Sustainability Forum & Awards is organized by Green, and supported by, with the help of the partners Genesys Properties, Electrolux, ABIEC, UniCredit Bank and the support of Autonom, Imod Flowers, and our media partners The Recursive, Revista Progresiv, Social Innovation Solutions.

Green Start-Up is the go-to media website for news and stories about the Romanian entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem. Green Start-Up can be accessed by English speaking audiences at, and the Romanian version is available at The project is an integral part of the general sustainability support initiatives of the pan-European group Primavera Digital Group, the sole shareholder of InternetCorp.