The desire to contribute to the development of the local community has driven us even further: why not create a tech event in the heart of Transylvania? This was just one step away from defining our brand as Techsylvania.
Our promise is to annually deliver a high quality event to merge the business and the technology potential and attract new opportunities in the region, bearing the future in mind.
From a geographical standpoint, Cluj-Napoca is strategically positioned in Eastern Europe due to its proximity to five capitals, major startup ecosystems in the CEE: Belgrade, Budapest, Sofia, Kiev and Bucharest.
The international press has been praising the city for it’s cultural, artistic and touristic appeal:
- Huffington Post names Cluj-Napoca as one of the worldwide Art Cities of the Future
- Salina Turda Salt Mine, which 30 km close to Cluj-Napoca has been named by Business Insider one of the coolest underground place in the world
- Cluj-Napoca was selected as the European Youth Capital in 2015
- the European Commission has declared Cluj-Napoca as Europe’s most hospitable city.
Over 12 000 professionals are performing in local IT companies, waiting to be joined by more than 1 000 upcoming experts to graduate a technical or Computer Science university each year. Add a serious amount of tech & startup events, startups & SMEs, coworking spaces and accelerators and you get a vibrant community.
Our Techsylvania speakers from across the seas have been impressed by what they have seen here.
Romania has some real contenders in the start-up world, and Techsylvania brought the new ones to light.Thomas Roth-Berghofer
Cluj as a city will become (if it isn’t already) a beacon of software innovation for Europe.Nima Banai
If you want to get a pulse of tech innovation, ecosystem, talents in Eastern Europe, Cluj is one of the most exciting places right now.Joyce Shen
Cluj has a lot to offer, in resources as well as in ideas. I was also happy to exchange experience on start-up support in Kaiserslautern and London. The city is on the right track.Thomas Roth-Berghofer