Speakers

Code. Product. F(o)unding

Insights backed by science, from some of the brightest minds around the globe. Our promise to bring on stage 50 top leaders in technology, business, and investment that will challenge your vision about the future. Are you ready?

They’ve joined the stage as speakers. Left as community supporters, business mentors, friends.

“Romania has some real contenders in the startup world, and Techsylvania brought new ones to light. I look forward to attending future events and maybe even funding a few Romanian startups.”

Tim Draper

DFJ & Draper University

“Techsylvania is one of the most special tech events I’ve been to in some time. The energy and optimism of the emerging Romanian tech community are just delightful and were very well captured at the various events at Techsylvania. I will definitely be coming back next year!”

Sonny Vu

Misfit
“I was positively surprised at the size of the audience, level of engagement and the incredibly warm welcome. Lots happening in Romania and Eastern Europe more broadly. Exciting times ahead and lots of opportunities to partner globally.”

Di-Ann Eisnor

Waze

“Vibrant crowd, great questions, lots of ideas and a lovely setting made Techsylvania a thoroughly enjoyable event.”

Mark Shuttleworth

Ubuntu & Canonical
“Techsylvania oozed energy and enthusiasm from the brightest minds working in the sector today. It was my privilege to attend, present and make many new friendships that will endure. Kudos to the organizing team for the caliber of the conference and for being gracious hosts. I’ll be back!”

Newton Howard

MIT

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Our First 2020 Speakers

Amy Lewin

Amy Lewin

UK

Deputy Editor 

Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire

Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire

Trinidad and Tobago

DJ and music producer

 

Jonathan Rivers

Jonathan Rivers

USA

CTO

Albert Wenger

Albert Wenger

USA

Managing Partner

Mark Porter

Mark Porter

USA

CTO

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

USA

Owner

Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky

USA

Chief Product Officer

Prince Constantijn van Oranje

Prince Constantijn van Oranje

Netherlands

Envoy

QuHarrison Terry

QuHarrison Terry

USA

Growth Marketer

Ralph Echemendia

Ralph Echemendia

USA

Ethical Hacker and CEO

Zac Bookman

Zac Bookman

USA

Co-Founder & CEO

Alex Bangash

Alex Bangash

USA

Founder and CEO

Trang Nguyen

Trang Nguyen

USA

Co-Founder

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

USA

Co-Founder

David Gorodyansky

David Gorodyansky

USA

Founder

Trae Stephens

Trae Stephens

USA

 Partner

Hermann Hauser

Hermann Hauser

New Zealand

 Founder

Daniel Dines

Daniel Dines

USA

Co-Founder & CEO

Alex Konrad

Alex Konrad

USA

Senior Editor

Sam Lessin

Sam Lessin

USA

Co-Founder

Kevin Guo

Kevin Guo

USA

 Co-Founder & CEO

Kent Graziano

Kent Graziano

USA

 Chief Technical Evangelist

Andrei Serban

Andrei Serban

USA

Co-Founder

Reshma Sohoni

Reshma Sohoni

UK

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Luke Finney

Luke Finney

USA

Co-Founder

Niko Bonatsos

Niko Bonatsos

USA

 General Partner

Samuel Burke

Samuel Burke

UK

Business & Technology Correspondent

Xenia Muntean

Xenia Muntean

UK

Co-Founder & CEO

Mikael Fredholm

Mikael Fredholm

Sweden

Co-Founder & CEO

Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell

France

Principal

Alessandro Monterosso

Alessandro Monterosso

Italy

Co-Founder & CEO

Dennis Vilović

Dennis Vilović

Spain

Founder

Johnny Boufarhat

Johnny Boufarhat

UK

Co-Founder & CEO

Bruno Kovacic

Bruno Kovacic

Croatia

CTO

Brett Martin

Brett Martin

USA

Managing Partner

Andy Muntean

Andy Muntean

USA

COO & Co-Founder

Irina Haivas

Irina Haivas

UK

Partner

Philipp Kandal

Philipp Kandal

Singapore

Head of Engineering, Geo

Jack Abraham

Jack Abraham

USA

Founder, Managing Partner & CEO

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

USA

Chief Information Officer

Jeannette Liendo

Jeannette Liendo

Belgium

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Alin Iftemi

Alin Iftemi

Romania

Head & Co-founder

Ajey Gore

Ajey Gore

Singapore

Operating Partner - Technology

Axel Bard Bringéus

Axel Bard Bringéus

Germany

Deal Partner

Jeannette zu Fürstenberg

Jeannette zu Fürstenberg

Germany

Founding Partner

Ryan Begelman

Ryan Begelman

USA

Co-Founder

Cory Reid

Cory Reid

USA

Managing Director

Michael Williams

Michael Williams

USA

Partner

Christina Verchere

Christina Verchere

Romania

CEO

Athanasios Tsanas

Athanasios Tsanas

UK

Associate Professor in Data Science

Jenny Goldfarb

Jenny Goldfarb

USA

CEO

Fred Turner

Fred Turner

USA

CEO

Ionut Stanimir

Ionut Stanimir

Romania

Director of Marketing & Communication

Ana Cretu

Ana Cretu

Romania

Head of Social Banking BCR

Rija Javed

Rija Javed

UK

CTO

 

Newton Howard

Newton Howard

USA

Chairman

 

Sabin Sarmas

Sabin Sarmas

Romania

President

Trevor Lothrop

Trevor Lothrop

USA

Managing Director

Jeff Cruttenden

Jeff Cruttenden

USA

Co-founder and General Partner

Tim Draper

Tim Draper

USA

Founder

 

Mei Wen

Mei Wen

Sweden

Ambassador

Lukasz Foks

Lukasz Foks

Poland

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Rohan Chandran

Rohan Chandran

USA

Chief Product Officer

Adrian Pica

Adrian Pica

Estonia

Group Product Manager

 

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

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