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

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

Silicon Valley Insider

Fang Yuan

Fang Yuan

Vice President at Baidu Ventures

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