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Tekpon Awards 2024 Winners | Impact of the Year

Ana Maria Stanciuc

The Tekpon Awards “Impact of the Year” is dedicated to extraordinary individuals whose passion, vision, and innovation have left an indelible mark on the SaaS industry. These people are not only pushing boundaries but also reshaping the industry with their innovative ideas and dedication to growing this community.

Let’s meet the people who are having an impact on the SaaS industry and the way we think about technology:

Alex Theuma | Founder @ SaaStock

Alex Theuma - Founder of SaaStock

Alex Theuma is the mastermind behind SaaStock. He has crafted SaaStock into a premier global conference for SaaS founders and executives. His relentless drive to create a community where ideas flourish, and businesses thrive has not only inspired countless entrepreneurs but also fortified the SaaS ecosystem. Alex’s vision has turned SaaStock into the nexus of innovation, where the brightest minds converge to share insights, forge partnerships, and chart the future of SaaS.

Cristobal Alonso | El patron @ Startup Wise Guys

Cristobal Alonso - el patron @ Startup Wise Guys

Cristobal Alonso, the “el patron” behind Startup Wise Guys, is a name synonymous with startup acceleration. His passion for nurturing early-stage ventures and his strategic acumen have transformed countless startups into successful enterprises. Cristobal’s support and mentorship have been instrumental in guiding entrepreneurs through the labyrinth of startup challenges. Under his leadership, Startup Wise Guys has become a powerhouse of entrepreneurial success, consistently producing high-impact startups that are making waves in the SaaS industry.

Monica Zara | Partner & Head of Conference @ How to Web

Monica Zara - How to Web - Tekpon Awards 2024

Monica Zara from How to Web. Monica’s dedication to fostering innovation and her strategic foresight have made How to Web a cornerstone of the tech event landscape in Eastern Europe. Her tireless efforts to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders have cultivated an environment where groundbreaking ideas can thrive. Monica’s vision for How to Web as a catalyst for growth and innovation has had a profound impact, propelling the region’s tech community to new heights.

Elena Vrabie | Head of Sales @ The Recursive

Elena Vrabie - The Recursive

Elena Vrabie of The Recursive is another person who has left an indelible mark on the SaaS industry. As a leading figure in tech journalism, Elena’s insightful articles and in-depth analyses have illuminated the intricacies of the tech ecosystem in Southeast Europe. Her ability to distill complex concepts into engaging narratives has educated and inspired a global audience. Elena’s work at The Recursive has played a crucial role in highlighting the region’s tech potential and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.

Vlad Andriescu | Editor in Chief @ start-up.ro

Vlad Andriescu - start-up.ro

Vlad Andriescu, the editor-in-chief of start-up.ro. Vlad’s keen eye for stories that matter and his dedication to spotlighting emerging talent have made start-up.ro a pivotal platform for startups in Romania and beyond. His storytelling prowess and deep understanding of the startup ecosystem have empowered many entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality. Vlad’s contributions have not only amplified the voices of many but have also positioned start-up.ro as a source of inspiration and knowledge in the tech world.


Ana Maria Stanciuc


Ana Maria Stanciuc

Head of Content & Editor-in-Chief @ Tekpon
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Creative Content Chief

Ana Maria Stanciuc is a highly skilled writer and content strategist with 10+ years of experience. She has experience in technical and creative writing across a variety of industries. She also has a background in journalism.

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