“When analyzing applications of companies that applied for the Made in Romania, we were delighted to see how many entrepreneurs were proud to be ‘made in Romania,’” said BVB President Lucian Anghel. “This incredible momentum will not be lost. We are indeed awarding the final 15; however, we look forward to offering training and support to the remaining 151 companies as well.”
The program, in its first iteration, received more than 160 applications, which BVB whittled down to a shortlist of 50 companies. From those companies, a selection jury consisting of prominent local and foreign market experts chose 13 finalists, while the public chose two others. The 15 finalists will participate in workshops, training and one-on-one meetings focusing on a new topic each month through November of this year.
“Made in Romania is part of what we see as a larger process of rediscovering the local business landscape, assessing its true value and promoting those who have succeeded in crafting valuable Romanian brands, developing thriving businesses and thus contributing to the creation of a robust and competitive domestic business environment,” said Banca Transilvania Executive Director – Head of Group Management Radu Hanga, who served as a jury member. “Banca Transilvania proudly supports this initiative that puts a spotlight on local entrepreneurial skills.”