Shaping the Future

September 22-23, 2020

Welcome to Techsylvania: Beyond Borders!

What’s next? This has always been on our minds when creating each edition of Techsylvania. The next in tech, the next in business, the next in the social contexts that determine us to bring to life the best ideas and innovations. 

The challenging times we are living now have transformed our contemplative what’s next into a vital one. We need to gather our forces, in search of knowledge and tactical foresight and determine the next in technology & business, considering the current world state. 

 We’re always up for new challenges so reframing our event into a virtual one will be an exciting exercise. With this in mind, we announce the 2020 edition of Techsylvania as a virtual edition and we’re optimistic about all the exciting connections that can grow within this event, as now we can go beyond all borders.

The tech movement is going online.

Be part of tomorrow.

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

 

Conference

September 22-23

Hand-picked. World-renowned. Leaders. Each year, we welcome some of the most prominent voices in the tech scene to share with us their insights they have gained through years of experience, through success and failure, on international markets or with disruptive technologies. 

Startup Avalanche

September 22-23

Startup Avalanche is our ice-breaking pitching competition. Hundreds of startups from all around the world are showcasing their businesses with only one goal in mind: to win the grand prize and all the benefits it brings along.

Technical Workshops

September 22-23

Real life use cases, hands-on experiments, demos and practical exercises—we bring you interactive workshops hosted by experts from leading companies. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry, choosing from cutting-edge topics of technology.

Satellite events

September 20-25

Techsylvania is not just an event; it’s a celebration in the name of innovation. We are expanding the perspectives of the event with adjacent events organized by our partners online.
Discover the Satellites.

Startup Alley

September 22-23

If you’re one of the bold startup founders who speak business, this one might be for you. This is an application-based program that aims at propelling early stage startups to present their products to potential business partners, talent and the media. Showcase your startup online, for thousands of #techsylvanians.

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Our First 2020 Speakers

Reshma Sohoni

Reshma Sohoni

UK

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Most successful European seed fund & one of the first investors in UiPath, Revolut, TransferWise

Andrei Serban

Andrei Serban

USA

Co-Founder

Y Combinator & Thiel Fellow alumni

 

Jonathan Rivers

Jonathan Rivers

USA

CTO

Leading the engineering efforts for one of the most read business magazines

Albert Wenger

Albert Wenger

USA

Managing Partner at

One of the top East Coast VC funds with investments in Twitter, Etsy, Foursquare, Tumblr

Cosmin Nicolaescu

Cosmin Nicolaescu

USA

VP Engineering

Zac Bookman

Zac Bookman

USA

Co-Founder & CEO 

David Gorodyansky

David Gorodyansky

USA

CEO & Co-Founder

Mark Porter

Mark Porter

Singapore

CTO

QuHarrison Terry

QuHarrison Terry

USA

Growth Marketer

Christopher Leacock

Christopher Leacock

Trinidad and Tobago

DJ and music producer

Andy Muntean

Andy Muntean

USA

COO & Co-Founder

Ralph Echemendia

Ralph Echemendia

USA

Ethical Hacker and CEO

Rahma Javed

Rahma Javed

UK

Director of Engineering

Previous Speakers

CODE

Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical

Koen Koppen

Koen Koppen

CTO at Klarna

Paul Cutter

Paul Cutter

CTO at Paddy Power Betfair

Chad Fowler

Chad Fowler

Divisional CTO at Microsoft Wunderlist

Andreas Ehn

Andreas Ehn

First employee & CTO at Spotify

Jatin Aythora

Jatin Aythora

Chief Architect at BBC

Japjit Tulsi

Japjit Tulsi

VP Engineering at eBay

Ahmed Aljunied

Ahmed Aljunied

VP Engineering and Product at GoJek

PRODUCT

Di-Ann Eisnor

Di-Ann Eisnor

Director of Growth at Waze

Peter Vesterbacka

Peter Vesterbacka

Co-Founder of FinEst Bay Area

Newton Howard

Newton Howard

Director of the MIT Synthetic Intelligence Lab

Jerald Singh

Jerald Singh

Group Head of Product & Design at Grab

Steffi Czerny

Steffi Czerny

Managing Director at DLD Media

Donald DeSantis

Donald DeSantis

Co-Founder & SVP Design of VTS

Katherine Manderfield

Katherine Manderfield

Director of Content Strategy at The New York Times

Martin Wezowski

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer at SAP

F(O)UNDING

Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller

Co-Founder & Former CTO of SpaceX

Yossi Vardi

Yossi Vardi

Angel Investor

Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Founder of DFJ

Ion Stoica

Ion Stoica

Executive Chairman at Databricks

Sakshi Chhabra Mittal

Sakshi Chhabra Mittal

Investment Director at Softbank Vision Fund

Alexis Bonte

Alexis Bonte

Executive in Residence at Atomico

Matt Michelsen

Matt Michelsen

Partner at DCVC (Data Collective)

Fang Yuan

Fang Yuan

Vice President at Baidu Ventures

Experience Techsylvania 2019

Not sure yet?
Here’s some food for thought:

Top-notch content

Our speakers are here to provide actionable insights and thought-provoking ideas regarding some of the most influential opportunities and concerns of today and tomorrow.

Hands-on workshops

Information is everywhere. But how do you capture value? Our experts will guide you through the process, step by step. Check our agenda, hosts and the selected topics.

Business opportunities

Meet the makers of tomorrow from the comfort of your home. Investors, VCs, large and small business owners, startups—they come in all shapes and sizes to connect with promising and prosperous businesses.

Networking

You can now meet worldwide tech aficionados in one place. Create your custom experience during Techsylvania 2020 and discover members of the community with whom you can really click.

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Diversity & inclusion

It’s not just about the event, it’s about the community—and that includes us all. You can meet both rising professionals and world-renowned leaders sitting at the same table, at Techsylvania, or at one of our 25+ Satellite events.

Designed interactions

We organize Executive Roundtables, for a limited number of virtual seats, where attendees can discuss specific business opportunities, issues or problems in groups. Apply for a spot!

Join us at Techsylvania: Beyond Borders

and meet with the world’s leading minds in business & tech from the comfort of your home.