About us

YLC is an organization of students and entrepreneurs dedicated to finding the most promising graduates and startups and help them achieve their potential by leveraging a global network of amazing people.

Currently YLC runs two programs: YLC Finance, dedicated to the best and brightest in finance & economics looking to jumpstart their international career, and YLC Entrepreneurship, a program bridging startups in the CEE with world class accelerators. Meet our team and board of advisors.

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Our network

Our network of speakers and mentors includes executives from bulge bracket banks (JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs) and international financial institutions (World Bank), as well as from tech companies (Airbnb, Google, eBay) and famed VC funds and accelerators (Seedcamp, Techstars, DreamIt).

Board of Advisors


    Catalin Pauna

    President of the Board Catalin’s responsibilities include monitoring macroeconomic and sectoral developments, risk and exposure analysis,...

    Petru Vaduva

    Member of the Board Petru is currently the CEO of Transgaz, one of the largest natural gas transmission companies in the region. Prior to this,...

    Andrei Hagiu

    Member of the Board Andrei focuses on multi-sided markets, which feature platforms serving two or more distinct groups of customers valuing...
  • Secretary of State for Trade and Investments @ Romanian Government

    Manuel Costescu

    Member of the Board Manuel Costescu was recently appointed as a Secretary of State in the Romanian Government, where he is the head of the...
  • Managing Director Global Insurance Practice@ Slalom Consulting

    Titus Bocseri

    Member of the Board Titus Bocseri is a senior executive with over 20 years of Financial Services experience – both in management consulting...

Team members