The long-awaited moment has arrived, and we successfully check day one of Techsylvania conference off our list. But let us name at least a few of the most impressive things we’ve seen and learned today.
Techsylvania Conference Stage
There is a saying that who wakes up early goes far and we can totally agree with that, as it has all started early in the morning until the evening, with condensed talks of 20 minutes each, resuming all with about 22 speakers, including Tim Draper, DFJ founder, the highly reputed American investor to honour us into opening the conference.
Right now, as we are writing this from the Techsylvania event that has started this weekend, 16 candidates for the Startup Avalanche competition are preparing their pitches that can take them to Silicon Valley. We are therefore presenting them to you, as we might assume they will soon become some valuable and notorious businesses that will change the tech scene, names that you will definitely hear more about in the near future.
It’s the end of day two at the Techsylvania hackathon, which means the teams have presented their projects in front of our jury. After a full day and night of hacking, the 16 teams have each had their 4 minutes of demos. But only a handful of them impressed the jurors and won the big prizes. Read on to find out who they are!
A room filled with more than 130 developers, 24 hours of hacking, 16 ideas and over 20 cutting-edge gadgets to work on. We are here at the Techsylvania hackathon and these numbers represent only a part of what is going on for the two days.
“The Central and Eastern European region has become a major IT hub, spurring the international expansion of successful technology start-ups, particularly from Romania. Internationally acknowledged talent in software development has created a highly lucrative opportunity in Romania for technology investment”, says Bitdefender’s founder, Florin Talpeș.
This is probably one of the most important blogposts related to this Techsylvania edition. Not only that we have a tendency to save the best for last, but specially because this article summarises hundreds of days of hard work, commitment and hope to get Techsylvania on fresh and prosperous grounds.
It’s also about all the support that we have received so far to successfully launch a new and better edition each year. Reputable speakers that have never visited Romania before, valuable partners that have decided to join us for the second or even third time in a row, courted startups from across the globe—you name it, we have received an enormous boost and we couldn’t be more glad about it.
The only thing that’s on top of our minds right now is to deliver what we have promised: Techsylvania as a leading tech event in Eastern Europe. But we surely need your help to conquer this title. And how can you do it? By joining us on the 21-24th of May, at Students’ Culture Hall in Cluj-Napoca, of course!
Every entrepreneur, startup owner or career-shifting guy had at least once this question popping into his mind. And may we all agree that intuition or great knowledge on what actually means to develop the product won’t help when it comes to guarantee a successful one.
Luckily, there have been other people who built, tested and measured the results endlessly, until they have found some guidelines to building a product that actually impacts the market. But before cutting to that part, let`s make some things clear about what a product should or should not be.
Maybe you have wondered in the last few days if joining Techsylvania is really something that will help you learn, access and see new things in your area of interest. We will go past the cliche saying that you can learn and accumulate a lot of things from any event, because you really can, and rather get into the specific stuff to cast a light on the four major fields we have built the event on. Therefore, if you are an entrepreneur, an innovator or a developer, read further to find out what Techsylvania can do for you!
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There are less than 3 weeks until Techsylvania and we have recently confirmed a new name on the speaker`s list – Tim Draper. But let`s not prolong the excitement and introduce him to you properly, as you might want to know what this fuss is all about.
Nowadays, business development and innovation go hand in hand while the old saying of resting on one`s laurels is long taken into account. Especially in the tech field, where constant renewal and generation of solutions is a determining factor of a company`s survival.
That is why we have decided to tap into the subject and explore the innovation culture from a business perspective. That is what we found out: