Techsylvania is the leading technology event in Eastern Europe, built to revitalize the local tech community through high-quality information delivered by entrepreneurs, experts from top tech companies, leaders and investors (46 in 2017). In 4 years it developed into a powerful platform in the tech scene of Eastern Europe.
The event features a connected devices hackathon where developers build creative projects, as well as a startup competition that featured early stage companies from 9 countries.
In 2018 Techsylvania will take place on the 9-12th of June at the Students’ Culture Hall in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Techsylvania started in 2014 with 380 attendees and grew to more than 1500 attendees in 2017 (22% growth from 2016). The conference attracted speakers such as: Tim Draper (Founder of DFJ), Steffi Czerny (Managing Director at DLD Media), Peter Halacsy (CTO & Co-Founder at Prezi), Mark Shuttleworth (Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical), Andreas Ehn (First employee & CTO at Spotify), Peter Yared (Former CTO CBS Interactive), Gentry Underwood (Co-Founder of Mailbox), Johannes Reck (CEO GetYourGuide), Marcus Segal (Senior VP of Operations at Zynga), David Bettner (Creator of Words With Friends).
· Tim Draper about Techsylvania: “Romania has some real contenders in the startup world, and Techsylvania brought the new ones to light.”
· Mark Shuttleworth about Techsylvania: “Vibrant crowd, great questions, lots of ideas and a lovely setting made Techsylvania a thoroughly enjoyable event.”
· Johannes Reck about Techsylvania: “The content was great and what we liked the most was that it is a true engineering conference”
“At Techsylvania we have identified a strong need to focus on the startup ecosystem, in-depth and hands-on. That’s how Startup Avalanche was born back in 2016, an ice-breaking competition for startups that speak business. We have created this additional event together with Risky Business in order to support early stage and give them a challenging environment to evolve in.”
Startup Avalanche is a 2-days pitching competition which takes place during the Techsylvania conference. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the most promising startup. This consists of a tailored trip to the Silicon Valley.
Ready to join now? Early birds tickets on sale HERE!