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Techsylvania – the Romanian event dedicated to wearables and innovation in general

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techsylvania-logoTechsylvania (profiled here on Romanian Startups event section) is the biggest tech event in Transylvania, a region in Romania, and one of the biggest in the CEE Area, tapping on the potential of the more than 4000 tech and computer science graduates living and working in the city of Cluj-Napoca.

In between May 31st and June 2nd, the first edition of Techsylvania will bring together the region’s foremost creative minds, exceptional speakers, tech guys and innovators that will share their experience and knowledge in order to boost innovation and technological development right in the heart of Romania.

Techsylvania is a two-part event.

The organizers are offering a 15% discount from the early bird registration ticket to readers by using this code “RoStartupstech” (until the end of the month)!


Part 1: The hackathon

During the hackathon they welcome the best developers in the region and challenge them to develop disruptive apps on connected and wearable technologies, while having the opportunity to explore the devices provided by their partners.

Wearables is a a trend in technology which is rising. Some estimation put this market at 170 million devices by 2017, at a anual growth rate of 41% (the actual market seem to be around 1,5 billion dollars).


More details about the wearables market can be read here and here.

During the 24-hours event you’ll get the chance to work next to more than 100 developers on different types of wearable devices and connected technologies.
You can either team up with your friends or join an existing team to build an app that has the power to change the world. At the end, you will showcase your product and convince the organizers of its potential. The best teams will be awarded, and the top 3 projects will not only receive free passes to the conference, but will also have the chance to present their projects in front of the entire audience of Techsylvania.

Register on the waiting list for the Techsylvania hackathon and they’ll let you know as soon as the first batch of tickets are released.

Part 2: The conference

The second part of Techsylvania is the conference where you’ll have the opportunity to listen to and networking with great tech speakers from all around the world.

Curious who will you meet during the event? The organizers are pleased to introduce you to some of their amazing speakers that will come on the Techsylvania stage to share their expertise.

Speaker list:

Marcus Segal, Former COO Casino Division Zynga & Entrepreneur in Residence at The Summit, experienced strategist and operations manager with over 15 years of experience in the technology sector

Paddy Cosgrave, Founder of The Summit and F.ounders, described by Bloomberg as “Davos for Geeks”, entrepreneur and organizer of F.ounders, the annual gathering of 250 CEOs of the world’s leading private technology companies

Jack Levine, Founder and CEO of Electric Objects, NYC-based startup that builds a connected screen that brings beautiful digital objects into your home

HP Jin, Co-Founder & CEO of Telenav, the global leader in location-based services, automotive nagivation and location-targeted mobile advertising, that acquired Skobbler early this year

Aryk Grosz, Co-Founder and CTO of Mixbook Inc., an award-winning web-based photo book service, that has been featured in New York Times, USA Today or Today Show in the US

Nicholas Chirls, CEO at Alphaworks, a new company that empowers communities to become owners in the companies they love, and Former Head of Seed Investing at betaworks


Even if you’re currently living in Cluj or somewhere else, in between May 31st and June 2nd Techsylvania is the place to be if you’re interested in tech, innovation, disruptive technologies, and connected and wearable devices.

Early registrations are rewarded with a 50% discount off the regular ticket price: the first 25 participants will enjoy a limited 2 for 1 deal and get the chance to attend Techsylvania for only 44.5 EUR. Early bird tickets will be available afterwards until 30th of April for 69 EUR.

The organizers are offering a 15% discount from the early bird registration ticket to readers by using this code “RoStartupstech” (until the end of the month)! is a media partner of Techsylvania.

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