About Us

Our mission

We help organizations and purpose-driven entrepreneurs to grow social ventures and economic development programs that serve vulnerable or marginalized communities. Our final impact translates into decent jobs, income for the vulnerable, skilled people, strong, sustainable local organizations and prosperous communities.

Synerb is a nonprofit, nongovernmental and apolitical organization. 

Our Values


While our support to social business and community leaders is knowledge based in nature, we recognize entrepreneurs and managers as holistic human beings and strive to become their trusted advisor.


Social businesses and enterprising nonprofits take longer than commercial businesses to mature and grow. It is a slow journey strewn with many difficulties, but we believe in education as a shaping force on this path. We’ve witnessed their transformation and we know that tailored learning experiences build the leaders of the field. We learn together.

Evidence based management

We base our support and help on data and facts. We embed a data-driven approach in our consulting practice and constantly challenge leaders and managers to understand what data means, from community and customer feedback to variations in the profit and loss, and social impact metrics.


We commit to transparency and integrity, with proper planning, execution, and diving deep into details.


We design our programs to embody sustainable environmental practices and we encourage our partners to do the same.

Our Team

Sonia Oprean

Co-founder & Co-CEO

Zoltan Bereczki Synerb

Zoltan Bereczki

Co-founder & Co-CEO

Mara Oltean

Co-founder & Finance Manager


Mentors, experts and volunteers providing support to our team and visionary organizations we work with:


Cristina Donoaică

Investment consultant

Daniela Florentina Gheorghe

Venture growth expert & social entrepreneur 

Constantin Pătăşanu

Manufacturing expert, trainer and consultant

Simon David

Simon David

Senior software engineer

Dragoș Gavrilescu

Design Thinking expert

Florin Ghindă

Founder of romaniapozitiva.ro, trainer, facilitator

Visionary volunteers.

Mentors providing support to our Visionary cohort (https://vizionar.synerb.org/en/) of young nonprofits:


Visionary program Synerb mentors Popa Stanescu Vetan
Visionary program Synerb mentors Azamfirei Ghinda Horosincu
Visionary program Synerb mentors Botar

Partners and supporters:

Active citizens fund site Synerb
FDSC logo parteneri Synerb
Logo Raf Site Synerb
Social Finance Association Romania
Logo ARC
Tara lui Andrei
Fondation Carrefour
Panda Labs
Nor Sensus Media Forum Logo Synerb partners

Where we work:

We work with a number of visionary nonprofits and social enterprises in Romania. We partner and learn from our local, regional and global like-minded organizations which share the joint vision of supporting social entrepreneurs or visionary nonprofits.

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