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.

Our mission

Our purpose is aimed to guide the teens from Romania to develop their own entrepreneurial projects. Were to be accepted, the students would need to come up with a project plan, and during the weekly mentoring sessions we will help them develop and implement it. They’ll have the possibility to be a part of a quality network and to create connections with the students who have the same interests all among the country.

The projects can be fit into one of the 3 area of interest: STEM, greening, and budgeting education.


How do we make it easier for our students?

During mentoring sessions, the students will be guided through the structure of the ThinkUp guidebook on which we have been working for the past few months. The students will benefit from the tutoring and guidance of the mentors within the Academy, who are ready and willingly to offer their support during the project. Were the project succeeded, this could reach the next level through the handed funding by our sponsors.

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

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What is holding you back?

I can't organize my time

Advice on time management is part of the resources we offer, and our goal is to help young people achieve their goals in the shortest possible time and avoid burnout.

It's too much effort

Depending on the internal organization and the number of people you choose to participate in the implementation of the plan, the effort can be divided. Even if you are initially on your own, we will help you find a team and a way to execute your project without overworking yourself.

It won't help me

Through your involvement in the development of the project, you will not only overcome your limits, but you will also bring about a positive change in your community.

I have no money for this program

Fortunately, money is not an issue since ThinkUp offers these services for free. In addition, if your project reaches its full potential, it will receive funding from our sponsors.

How can it help me in the future?

This extracurricular experience will prepare you for the future by giving you the necessary skills and helping you become a more attractive college applicant.

The Board of Directors

Diana Isac


Daria Rodilă


Erik Birinyi

General Secretary

Alexia Mitrache

Finance Director

Răzvan Negru

Marketing Director

Alexandra Mirea

The National Program Operational Director

Maria Bolohan

The National Program Executive Director

Codrin Lenghel

Public Relations Director

Alexandru Pițiș

Human Resources Director

Petra Hedeșiu

Tech 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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