We’re super excited to share the highlights of our #YCEIncubator event in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania with you all!

In March 2019, our communications group joined forces with a number of professional creatives, influencers and industry leaders for The Incubator, a series of workshops and talks to shape YCE’s outfacing plan for 2019 and beyond.

Our star-studded speaker line-up:

Andrew Powrie-Smith – Communications Director at EFPIA (the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations). As well as being our key-note speaker, Andrew also hosted the wrap-up talk for the event’s opening session, helping participants to sum up their leanings in an interactive way before they were put into practice and built into communication strategies.

Collyer Twins – Digital influencers and DJs featured in the likes of British Vogue and Grazia UK, shared their tips on breaking into the social media world and building an online brand.

Jay McLaughlin – Celebrity/fashion photographer and public speaker Jay McLaughlin joined us to share his insights on what makes good content and how to capture it visually in a way that resonates with your audience.

Lauren Mahon – Outspoken BBC Radio 5 presenter and breast cancer survivor, Lauren Mahon talked about the success of her award-winning podcast, while sharing her experience in talking about cancer in an open, creative and engaging way.

Fabian Bolin – Fabian is the co-founder of WarOnCancer: a global community of patients, survivors and loved ones, focused on storytelling and content creation as a driver of engagement. After being diagnosed with leukaemia, Fabian began documenting his cancer battle on a blog, which quickly gained global attention. Fabian also accompanied us for a few extra days while we built our communications strategy at the fabulous Casa Rațiu.

Charlie Haynes – BBC News journalist and producer for the Victoria Derbyshire programme, Charlie Haynes joined The Incubator to talk to our attendees about telling their story in a compelling way and making it newsworthy.

This is what great minds are able to achieve when they come together! A huge thank you goes out to our speakers, to Casa Boema for hosting our first day of talks and to Casa Rațiu for accommodating our team at their wonderful space.

All photos by Bence B Boros.

A big thank-you goes out to our sponsors for making this event possible: