Aspire Graduate

Dedicated exclusively to Aspire alumni, the Aspire Graduate aims to be a natural next step to the summer curricula, focusing on personal development and community building. Intrinsically a new experience, Aspire Graduate is described as essential by many of our alumni.

A 4-day workshop event, the Aspire Graduate is usually held in the picturesque surroundings of Snagov, about 40km away from Romania’s capital, Bucharest. During this event, participants are able to continue their immersion into self-discovery started at the summer programs, through workshops and lectures held by local top educators, business people and professionals. It is the perfect way to come closer to our community and to enhance the Aspire spirit by collaborating on challenges specifically designed by our organizing team. Aspire Graduate’s lectures and workshops are focused on self-development, communication, team work, team building, enhancing the networking skills and global acumen, related to:

  • Understanding society’s problems and developing the entrepreneurial spirit through activities with social impact
  • Continuing the Authentic Development sessions, through discussing your progress from the summer program until the present, analysing your achievements and failures
  • Assessing your strengths and weaknesses and how those can help you achieve your career and personal goals
  • Learning how to efficiently communicate and how to build your network
  • Discovering successful entrepreneurial stories and learning from Romanian and international top-professionals
  • Collaboratively solving social issues or business challenges. 

To join the Aspire Graduate program you must be a member of our community, therefore an alumnus of any of the core Aspire programs: Aspire High School, Aspire Academy or Aspire Professionals. 

Applications are now closed

The application period for this program are currently closed!

Frequently Asked Questions

If I graduated another Aspire program previously, can I apply to another module?
Yes, we encourage you to continue your Aspire journey by following and completing another Aspire program. We believe that the most impactful Aspire journey starts with High School, is followed by Academy and then by Professionals

Aspire Program Current Professors and Speakers

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Fady Chreih

CEO, Regina Maria
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Dan Pascariu

Board President at UniCredit Tiriac Bank
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Ismail Radwan

World Bank Public Sector Expert
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Mihaela Feodorof

Executive Coach and Business Consultant
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Dragos Nicolaescu

Lean Start-up Mentor
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Don Lothrop

Founder of Romania One
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Mariana Gheorghe

CEO of Petrom
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Bogdan Georgescu

Founder of Bookster
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Andrei Popescu

Master Training, Dale Carnegie
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Alis Anagnostakis

Public Speaker and Personal Development Coach
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Lucian Mandruta

Media figure
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Tim Schigel

Founder and CEO of ShareThis
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Steve Schelhammer

CEO of Phytel
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Anca Harasim

Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bucharest
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Roxana Barbulescu

Assistant Professor at HEC Paris
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Elisabeta Moraru

Country Manager of Google Romania
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Nadia Roumani

Lecturer in Design Thinking at Stanford University
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Andreea Gorbatai

Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, PhD Harvard Business School
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Matthew Lee

Assistant Professor at INSEAD MBA Singapore, PhD at Harvard
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Alain Heureux

Expert in strategy, digital, innovation, marketing and entrepreneurship. MBA Lecturer and serial entrepreneur
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Phil Malone

Professor at Stanford, Innovation and Intellectual Property
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Sam Potolicchio

Director of Global and Custom Education at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University
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Luciana Herman

Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University, PhD in the Art of Writing
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Steve Jarding

Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Aspire Program former Professors and Speakers

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Fady Chreih

CEO, Regina Maria
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Dan Pascariu

Board President at UniCredit Tiriac Bank
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Ismail Radwan

World Bank Public Sector Expert
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Mihaela Feodorof

Executive Coach and Business Consultant
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Dragos Nicolaescu

Lean Start-up Mentor
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Don Lothrop

Founder of Romania One
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Mariana Gheorghe

CEO of Petrom
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Bogdan Georgescu

Founder of Bookster
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Andrei Popescu

Master Training, Dale Carnegie
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Alis Anagnostakis

Public Speaker and Personal Development Coach
Details

Lucian Mandruta

Media figure
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Tim Schigel

Founder and CEO of ShareThis
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Steve Schelhammer

CEO of Phytel
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Anca Harasim

Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bucharest
Details

Roxana Barbulescu

Assistant Professor at HEC Paris
Details

Elisabeta Moraru

Country Manager of Google Romania
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Nadia Roumani

Lecturer in Design Thinking at Stanford University
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Andreea Gorbatai

Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, PhD Harvard Business School
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Matthew Lee

Assistant Professor at INSEAD MBA Singapore, PhD at Harvard
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Alain Heureux

Expert in strategy, digital, innovation, marketing and entrepreneurship. MBA Lecturer and serial entrepreneur
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Phil Malone

Professor at Stanford, Innovation and Intellectual Property
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Sam Potolicchio

Director of Global and Custom Education at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University
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Luciana Herman

Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University, PhD in the Art of Writing
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Steve Jarding

Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government