About

Where?

Cluj-Napoca is extremely well positioned in Eastern Europe and relatively close to 5 country capital: Belgrade, Budapest, Sofia, Kiev and Bucharest. It also has a strong technical and computer science background of about 4000 students graduating each year, only from these specialties. Cluj also has a creative side, being selected by Huffington Post as the 3’rd city that will shake up the art world of the future; it was selected as the European Youth Capital for 2015; and has been declared by the European Commission as the most hospitable European city.

 

Why?

The local IT scene is well established within the CEE landscape, but it lacks an initiative that would give a boost in terms of innovation and technological development. We need a gathering place for the region’s foremost creatives, technologists and innovators, where in-person inspiration is being passed on, ideas and knowledge are shared, projects and collaborations are started.

Kick-ass speakers who will inspire you to start your own business, access to the investing community and the latest trends in technology, are the main reasons current and future entrepreneurs should attend.

By peer to peer networking with managers and entrepreneurs from IT&C and telecom fields, professionals will have a good chance of finding a better job.

In addition, everyone will have the chance to get involved and become a key active member of the community.

 

How?

By organizing the biggest technology event in Transylvania and one of the biggest in the CEE area.

Techsylvania will have:
• 24-hour hackathon on connected and wearable devices, focused on attracting the vast pool of talent available in the city. The main goal is to build the best project within this time frame
• 1-day conference, with well-known national and international speakers, covering a variety of themes to fit the target market. The themes will be structured as keynote speeches, panels or interviews

Speakers

Simon Obstbaum

Owner and Founder of YOPESO, Business Angel

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Josef Dunne (UK)

Co-Founder of Babelverse

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Andy Piper (UK)

Developer Advocate at Twitter

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Semyon Dukach (USA)

Managing Director at Techstars Boston

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Fee Beyer (Germany)

Head of Program Management at hub:raum

Rohan Chandran (USA)

Former Senior PM at Yahoo / Head of Product and Global Services at Telenav

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HP Jin, Ph.D (USA)

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer at Telenav

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Marcus Segal (USA)

Former COO Casino Division at Zynga / Entrepreneur in Residence at The Summit

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