Axosuits is a med-tech company that is building high-powered exoskeletons for the medical industry targeting paraplegic patients and seniors.
“During this US visit, I realized what the mentality difference is and how to adapt our message. (…) I recommend this experience to any company, a feedback session in US is crucial for any entrepreneur who wants to succeed. Romanian entrepreneurs are too entangled with their own products and services and do not think strategically or at global level”.
Andras Kapy, CEO Axosuits, RICAP#2 participant
vsOn is a new media art gallery, a visionary space for digital art created by artists all over the world. vsOn is a portal, a bridge between physical and digital worlds. vsOn is an open platform for experimentation in new media art that uses augmented/mixed/virtual reality media. The vsOn is to generate a community of new media artists and help them expose their art to the public through an open platform, a digital framework and a physical one.
“RICAP was an eye-opening experience for me, someone with almost no experience in the business and start-up world. RICAP, Grant and Mihai, our mentors, helped us streamline the business idea, from the concept to its implementation.”
Ciprian Făcăeru, Founder Augmented Space Agency, RICAP#3
GOCREATE is the ERP system dedicated to 3D printing. It helps 3D printing service providers increase their income by using the resources they already have efficiently. It was built together with end-users and it features the easiest order scheduling system, material stock tracking, Big data reports and has automations to easily improve the relationship with their clients.
„The personal mentors in RICAP proved to be an invaluable help in developing our business. We benefited a lot from advice and strategies regarding communication (I am a technical guy but I can speak like a salesman now) and we got also important help and even made documents together for the industrial trials, the marketing strategy, human resources and much more. I am very thankful to Alan and Sorin, the RICAP team and all the partners that made RICAP possible! We are now applying what we have learned to all of Bluemind Software’s processes, to improve them. We would not be here without you!”
Bogdan Deaky, CEO of Bluemind Software, RICAP#3
Catwalk15 is a mobile app that helps users get instant fashion advice & style inspiration anytime, anywhere. Users take a photo using the smart phone. Their friends and other members of the community help them by providing fashion feedback and suggestions. They get instant results. The startup target millennials, the largest generation with 2.5B people.
By the end of the RICAP cycle (3), Catwalk15 announced its acquisition by a Greppy System, while the startups founder will join the new team and go on developing the app and other products together.
“An early state startup is a rollercoaster in itself. When everything else is trying to distract you, the RICAP program helps you focus and stay on track. Working with the mentors was literally like being able to plug in extra brainpower and figure out real solutions to the challenges we were facing. All in all, it was an excellent time investment: we started the program with a product, now we feel we are closer and closer to an actual business.”
Mark Filipaș, Founder Catwalk15, RICAP#3 participant
The product enables the physiotherapists to better monitor patients while doing their rehabilitation in the clinic and, after a period of time, when the patients have already gone through part of their rehabilitation, to monitor them while doing the rehabilitation at home. Re.Flex sensors can track, monitor and analyze patients’ movement, identify and count the exercises they are doing, and check their progress. Patients will have complete access to their whole activity, daily progress and movement assessment.
ReFlex managed to raise around 150k euro for developing their MVP from a private investor (with the joint support of RICAP mentors and other local acceleration program, the startup participated in).
“Being in the RICAP program gives you instant access to a lot of powerful resources. You can be sure that no matter what industry you’re in, what distribution channel you’re using, what business model you have, there is a mentor in the network that has been there and done that.”
Camil Moldoveanu, Ceo & Co-founder, Re.flex, RICAP#3 participant
The most user-recommended render farm for Blender and V-Ray. Now with support for Modo!
Our next generation render farm offers easy to use, affordable and fast rendering services for Blender and Modo. We can deliver your animation in hours instead of days and render images of any size.
“Taking RenderStreet through the RICAP program was an interesting experience. Growing a startup is a challenging path, and having an outside view over it during this time can be a great help. I believe the mentoring formula offered by RICAP has a lot of advantages for young companies, and I’m glad we were selected to be part of the program.”
Marius Iatan, CEO, RenderStreet
Specialized on integrated solutions around high performance high traffic websites.
We developed a specialized admin panel for high traffic sites, applied to web cluster technology management, called ClusterCS. Web clusters are very versatile hosting solutions that offer benefits over and above faster load times. Clusters are far more resilient to failure than a single web server and can also be leveraged for cloud storage.
ClusterCS is a user friendly interface that simplifies the processes associated with the webhosting system configuration, considerably reducing the required admin knowledge and workload.
“I would describe the RICAP experience as an amazing journey that opened our eyes in many ways. We’ve been given the opportunity to work with wonderful people whom I can now say will be an inspiration for us for a very long time. We liked our business a lot and now we’ve been given a push in a very good direction which will make us a lot better. It’s always on us to walk our path but the RICAP mindset change is now part of our thinking. Many thanks to Grant Norwood and Alexandru Lapusan for sharing their experience and helping us achieve a new level and many thanks to the entire RICAP team for making all this possible.”
Ionut Dumitru, CEO – Soft Dreams
Symme 3D is an amazing startup with a fulminant growth. It has very quickly became the biggest local 3D printer manufacturer using a 100% local materials and own design. RICAP matched Symme 3D with the best team of mentors, as by the end of the cycle, their local mentor was offered to join the team as CEO. The local mentor is in connection with more global private equity funds and is in due diligence process for an estimated funding of +1 mil euro.
The Symme3D family includes 3 models (Symme3D Original Aluminum, Symme3D Original Composite and Symme3D Enormo) and is now working at other 2 . During RICAP , Symme 3D incredible managed with a team of 10 amazing people to open 3 offices ( one in US, Orlado), make deals with notorious global corporations (Renault, Continental, Mahle, LTHD, Valeo), ensure +500 pre-orders, sale 100+ Symme3D Original, 5 Symme3D Enormo and register 2spin-offs (Biotechnology 3d printing and Metal 3D printing).
Symme 3D is now managed by its RICAP mentor who was invited to join the team as CEO.
“It has been an intensive year for Symme3D, facing many challenges as a product, as a business and as a team. The tech industry is a fast-paced one which implies taking action, risks and decisions accordingly—fast, well-pondered, contextually. RICAP mentors have guided us in this process, acting as a complementary team of advisors and connectors”.
Călin Brandabur, Founder, Chairman & CTO – Symme3D, RICAP#3 participant
uRADMonitor developed by MagnaSCI is a global environmental monitoring network, consisting of 4 hardware products optimized for low power usage, equipped with Internet connectivity and advanced sensors. These are capable of measuring various chemical and physical air pollutants and share all data to the central server on www.uradmonitor.com. The frontend (web and mobile apps) show data from anywhere on Earth.
Few outcomes which speak for themselves: Presence in 43 countries, Sales of 60k euro, crowdfunding of 30K USD, Users: 2300, Customers: 500
“For MagnaSCI, RICAP program opened new networking possibilities, connecting us to knowledgeable mentors and to the startup ecosystem. During RICAP, getting valuable feedback and advice was always possible. Having experienced people ready to assist you at any time is probably the best support any business can get on its path to success”.
Radu Motișan, Founder & CEO, MagnaSCI and uRADMonitor, RICAP#3 participant