About Techsylvania


Techsylvania is the leading technology event in Eastern Europe, built to revitalize the local tech community through high-quality information delivered by worldwide experts in the IT&C industry. Engineers, developers, IT experts, leading companies, hobbyists, entrepreneurs gather every year since 2014 for top-notch networking and lots of insights. The place where all these happen is in the heart of Transylvania, Cluj, a town well-known for its technological incline in the past few years.

If you have a mindset for innovation, Techsylvania is where all your questions are answered.

Students Culture Hall
(Casa de Cultura a Studentilor)
Lucian Blaga Square, no. 1-3
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

June 9-10: Connected Devices & Chatbots  Hackathon
June 11-12: Technology & Innovation Conference
June 11-12: Startup Avalanche Competition

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4
Days
2000
Participants
45
Speakers
20
Connected devices
16
Startups

The Conference


What better way to learn and broaden our horizons than from leading professionals in the tech-scene? We want to introduce you to the most compelling innovators and entrepreneurs who have the right knowledge to handle this fast evolving industry. There will be a mix of world renowned companies giving you valuable informations from the backstage of their evolution.  

We have the power to discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future. Together.

Our Very First 2018 Speakers


Di-Ann Eisnor USA Director of Growth at Waze (Building a 100 Million User Base)
Katherine Manderfield USA Director of Content Strategy, T Brand Studio at The New York Times (Largest Circulation Newspaper in US)
Matthew Michelsen USA Partner at Passport Capital (Working with Leading Brands: Lady Gaga, Nike, Cirque Du Soleil, YouTube)
Niv Liran Germany Chief Product Officer at Auto1 Group ($2.8 Billion Unicorn)
Kaidi Ruusalepp Estonia Founder & CEO at Funderbeam (Creator of the Global Startup Stock Exchange)
Sebastian Dobrincu USA Founder and CEO of Storyheap ($1 in Revenue and Top Clients: Tumblr, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez)
Xuan Jin United Kingdom Senior Evangelist at Alibaba Cloud International (Largest Cloud Computing Company in China)
Florin Talpes Romania Founder and CEO of Bitdefender (Top Cybersecurity Player with 500 Million Users)
Rich Archbold Ireland Senior Director of Engineering at Intercom ($1 Billion Unicorn Messaging Startup)
Anda Gansca USA CEO and Co-Founder of Knotch (Forbes 30 Under 30)
John Biggs USA Writer at TechCrunch (Author of the Best Book on Blogging)
Micha Breakstone Israel Co-Founder & Head or R&D at Chorus.ai

Limited number of Regular tickets

Some of our Previous Speakers


Tim Draper Founder of DFJ & Draper University
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Romania has some real contenders in the startup world, and Techsylvania brought the new ones to light

Mark Shuttleworth Isle of Man Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical
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Vibrant crowd, great questions, lots of ideas and a lovely setting made Techsylvania a thoroughly enjoyable event.

Johannes Reck Germany CEO at GetYourGuide
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The content was great and what we liked the most was that it is a true engineering conference

Joyce Shen USA Senior Director Emerging Technologies at Thomson Reuters
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If you want to get a pulse of tech innovation, ecosystem, talents in Eastern Europe, Techsylvania is the gateway.

Martin Wezowski Germany Chief Designer at SAP
Chad Fowler USA Divisional CTO at Microsoft Wunderlist
Frank Meehan UK Co-founder of SmartUp (Former Siri & Spotify Board Member)
Steffi Czerny Germany Co-Founder & Managing Director at DLD Media
Newton Howard USA Director at MIT Synthetic Intelligence Lab
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Techsylvania oozed energy and enthusiasm from the brightest minds working in the sector. It was my privilege to attend, present and make many new friendships that will endure.

Marcus Segal USA SVP of Operations at Zynga
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Attending the Techsylvania Event was a blast. The entrepreneurial energy and technical talent in Romania is top-notch.

Felix Petersen Germany Managing Director Europe at Samsung NEXT
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Techsylvania was a real eye-opener to me. A conference full of enthusiasm, youthful spirit, talent and optimism.

Alexis Bonte Spain Executive in Residence at Atomico
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The advantages of the Romanian market are the quality of its people, the technical people, the hunger.

Connected Devices Hackathon


As a celebration of interconnectedness, Techsylvania organizes an intense 24-hour hackathon, which grants access to the coolest devices and highly qualified mentors. Here you can reinvent the way code is written for IoT devices; sync infrared, sonar and time of flight sensors with a mobile app or even develop apps that can help you with your day-to-day life problems. These are some of our winning projects and great examples of how skills can be wired with tech and creativity, in a cool playground.

See the devices


DJI Phantom 4

Amazon Echo

Oculus DK2

Startup Avalanche


We’re love tech, but we care about business just as much and we want to share some business know-how with our regional community. That’s why we have created Startup Avalanche back in 2016, as an opportunity addressed to early stage startups to outshine in front of an international audience.

If you like challenges and have a scalable product, you just have to bring your team and you’re on the way to the grand prize: a hitchhike to Silicon Valley to meet your future investor!

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