Investor Connect – Elena-Cristina Conacel of BootstrapBay

Investor Connect – Elena-Cristina Conacel of BootstrapBay

July 1, 2020 by investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes Elena-Cristina Conacel, Co-founder and Managing Partner of BootstrapBay.

Located in Buzău, Romania, BootstrapBay is a marketplace for premium Bootstrap themes and templates and they “build beautiful websites in minutes using our feature-packed, fully responsive, and customizable themes and templates.” In addition to the marketplace, they publish high-quality content and resources on their blog to help web designers and web developers kick start their next project.

While studying for her Master’s degree, Cristina started working as a freelancer. She divided her time between working for clients and started her own open-source projects with a colleague from college. She co-founded NearFish, an application for instructors and small fitness practices to keep track of their members. A mobile check-in solution that instructors and receptionists can use on-the-go, was later added. Cristina also helped start who subsequently acquired BootstrapBay.

Cristina speaks with Hall about the products and services BootstrapBay offers and the direction the company is going in. She also talks about technology and how it is evolving, whether or not people are moving to open-source products, and the challenges businesses face in the sector.

You can visit BootstrapBay at

Cristina can be contacted via LinkedIn at, via Twitter at, and via email at

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