Organized for the first time in the history of the Romanian capital market, Made in Romania is a unique project of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, launched with the goal of identifying and promoting Romania’s top companies. The main objective behind Made in Romania is to identify the engines of Romanian economy and assist these companies throughout a full year in order to help them bring their businesses to the next level, by improving transparency, visibility, reputation and specific know-how.
The project will run in a similar manner to the first edition and will be organized in three stages: nominations, shortlisting and selection of the final 15 companies.
I. Nominations stage
Starting from January 15th, the public is invited to submit nominations for the project using a form available at: www.bvbleague. BVB envisages the nomination period to close on February 16th at 23:59hrs, however it does not exclude the possibility of extending this deadline should the interest coming from entrepreneurs be as big as it was in the case of project’s first edition.
After the nomination period ends, BVB together with the Nomination Committee members will shortlist 50 companies that will go further into the last stage.
III. Selection of the finalists
The final 15 companies will be officially announced during the Made in Romania Gala, which will take place in April. 14 companies will be selected by a special Jury consisting of top market experts, including leading investors, business angels, entrepreneurs and business professionals. The 15th company will be selected by the popular vote that will take place in March, on project’s website.
The Made in Romania project will not end there since it will offer entrepreneurs more benefits. The 15 finalist companies will enter the ‘BVB League’ – a special mentoring program offered by the Bucharest Stock Exchange and its partners. Between April and November 2018, Mazars Romania, together with the other partners, will provide support and mentoring to the finalists by providing them with training, workshops, networking and business development opportunities that will aim at stimulating growth and development.
The participation in this project is free of charge and voluntary. The companies that were nominated by third parties will be informed about their nomination and will be asked to provide consensus for being considered for this project. More information about the project, its timeline as well as the submission form are available on the dedicated website: www.bvbleague.ro.