Together we can make your projects and ideas come to  life.

We are the first Academy of projects and ideas from Europe, initiated, created and led by students for students. We offer free mentoring, support and guidance for young social entrepreneurs in creating and implementing their own projects, including close collaboration with schools, institutions and organisations from Romania, but also from all around the world, in order to emphasise the students involvement in their communities.

Vision and Mission

Shaping the world 
of tomorrow  
by empowering the youth
of today


Your perspective and ideas. Share with us your thoughts.


Bring your input, gather a team, and plan.


See how your projects improve the world you live in, and how you have improved in the process.

What did we do so far?

We are a hardworking team of students looking to empower the youth to take the change in their own hands.

The Transylvania College project, in partnership with ThinkUp Academy called The International Youth Summit of Transylvania is the first international conference organised by high school students for students

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Over 100
Students involved
Hours of work
Money raised
over 1000

The Board of Directors

Erik Birinyi


Daria Pernes


Briana Olar

Vice president

Andreea-Iuliana Olaru

Public Relations Director

Rares-Andrei Cotoi

Human Resources Director

Ruxandra Sorocianu

General Secretary

Natalia Turcanu

The National Program Executive Director  

Alexandru David

The National Program Operational Director  

Fabian Domocos

Marketing Director

Delia Iordachescu

Development Director

Our Mentors

Mentors guide ThinkUp Academy students to accomplish their tasks. They offer free help and support throughout the whole journey.

Mihai Stefan

Petra Sîmpălean

Ioan Pristavu

Nicol Miron

Matei Mistor

Rareș Cotoi


Do not take our word for it

Think-up Academy gave me the opportunity to finalise a project through which I developed my parents' business. The mentors have been supporting me throughout the whole process. I am glad that I had the chance of taking part in this project, and I warmly recommend the Academy to anyone!

Mihai Gîtea

Student, 18 years old

At the Academy I have met competent and motivated people, who have always shown their constant wish to help the people around them. I can say that I have enjoyed working with their mentors and that their information is very useful. Keep up the good work!

Dragoș Dobra

Student, 18 years old

From the moment I contacted the students at ThinkUp, I have been warmly welcomed. My mentor was helping me throughout all the process of choosing a boarding school which met my wishes. I would surely come back to them anytime!

Maria Fereastrau


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