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WHAT IS CRONIAN ACADEMY?

Cronian Academy is the first university technology accelerator program in Romania. A non-profit with a vision for more effective formal tech education.

University of Bucharest

HOW DO WE WORK?

At Cronian Academy we have a commitment both towards empowering students to start tech companies as well as to provide the necessary knowledge and methods.

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LONG TERM VISION

Our vision for Cronian Academy is to set a practical example for improving educational methods, practical courses and targeted programs for students.


ABOUT CRONIAN ACADEMY

Cronian Academy started its activity in 2011, with a mobile apps development course in Objective-C. In the following years we have expanded further our education activities with an university startup accelerator program as well as a number of other practical courses and programs.

The syllabus has been developed by Cronian Group in partnership with the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Bucharest. Based on the interest of final-year university and masters students, we are providing a practical program to supplement the existing academic curriculum, through restructuring existing courses and providing additional ones.

During the first three years of activity, through Cronian Academy over twenty five mobile apps and web platforms were delivered and presented to the public and the most ambitious ones received outside funding from top European investment funds.


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THE CRONIAN ACADEMY COURSES

Our syllabus offers four main courses: Startup Accelerator, Cloud Web Application Development, Mobile Application Development and Web Front-End Development. Although standalone courses, the knowledge that students learn from each course builds on to facilitate the efficient development of complex software projects.

Ruby on Rails

Cloud Web Application Development

This course in dynamic web programming in Ruby on Rails introduces students to cloud technologies allowing for to efficient prototyping and deploying of web applications.

Front-End for Web

Web Front-End Development

At this course we're introducing students to technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. This course precedes the Cloud Web Application Development and serves as a basis for it.

iOS Apple

Mobile Application Development

At this course students are introduced to developing mobile applications for the Apple iOS operating system. The workshops for the course are held in a lab equipped by Cronian Group with the necessary hardware for iOS development.

Startup Accelerator

Startup Accelerator Program

In this course students apply the knowledge obtained from all our other courses in order to develop minimum viable products (MVPs). This course is mentor-driven and encourages teams to test assumptions, fail fast and make mistakes now rather than later.





MENTOR-DRIVEN PROGRAM

The Cronian Academy team brings together the abilities of a diverse group of people such as industry experts as well as the most ambitious alumni of our program, providing intensive mentorship and sharing extensive startup and industry experience.

CRONIAN ACADEMY MENTORS

Our mentorship program is delivered through weekly meetings with the students in teams and in 1-to-1 sessions, in a hands-on, direct approach. Some of our mentors include: Adrian Buturuga, Tiberiu Maxim, Maria Nita, Daniel Petroianu, Eugen Varzaru.



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MIHAI MAFTEIANU

Founder, President of the Board
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RADU GRAMATOVICI

Member of the Board, Pro Dean of Faculty of Informatics
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GABRIEL VOICU

Cloud Development Course Director
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ANDREEA DRAGNEA

Events Director
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IRINA ALBITA

Strategy Director

DEMO DAYS EVENTS

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Since 2011, Cronian Academy in partnership with the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Bucharest facilitated the creation of over twenty five mobile apps and web platforms which were delivered and presented to the public during the events we call Demo Days.

Student teams presented the mobile apps they developed using cutting-edge technologies and showcasing how they transformed their ideas and concepts into usable and marketable apps learned throughout the Cronian Academy program.

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4 DEMO DAYS EVENTS SO FAR!

A great achievement is a suite of web platforms the students developed for a more efficient and transparent management of University of Bucharest’s administration processes, including admission of students, courses management and secure storing of personal data.

Among the projects that made it to the last stage of the program, the presentation of the apps, are: House Map - funded by Springboard Mobile London (now Techstars London), Quizens.com - funded by Eleven Venture Fund, iGameController, OntheGo, LifeQuest, Discount, Find & Go, iDental, Jobotron, Puzzles, Porcoupon, Cotrobaie and Carfinder, evenTTick, EventPromoter, Reffy as well as many unnamed others.




ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE!

Startup Accelerator

“As a Cronian Academy alumni, I can say that this program was an eye opening experience for me and my team. We got in contact with lots of mentors who had the willingness to share insights from their experience and show us how to transform our project into a start-up.”

TIBERIU MAXIM

Co-founder of Quizens.com


"Cronian Academy creates the practical side of attending this faculty. You get a taste of how things work in your industry. Programming is no easy field of work! I learnt that no matter how well you do your work, professors cannot be compared with demanding clients, an exam date is not comparable with the deadline of a project in production and mistakes cannot be fully captured by grades."

RALUCA RADU

Cronian Academy Alumni, Mobile Application Developer
Startup Accelerator



OVERALL ACTIVITY

4
COURSES
4
DEMO DAYS
25+
MENTORS
50+
MVPs
100+
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Bucharest, Romania 030018

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