Virtual Techsylvania: Participants from 67 countries, new perspective of the future and €150,000 investment for StartUp Avalanche winner

Business, Digital & Media, Events, Know-how Sharing, Start Up

Techsylvania, leader among the tech events in Eastern Europe, just had its first virtual edition, where over 4,000 participants enjoyed quality content and surprise interactions with professionals from all over the world.

During two days, renown speakers from tech world presented ideas related to business, product creation or adoption of the newest tech and interacted with the public via the digital platform that hosted the event.

Prince Constantijn of Netherlands, together with Reshma Sohoni, Albert Wenger and Irina Haivas discussed about collaboration methods in post-Covid future, American entrepreneus Sam Lessin and CNN reporter Samuel Burke debated and reached to the conclusion that, despite the difficulties of the period, many opportunities appeared in tech due to public’s appetite for new tech products and way to connect.

Tony Fadell, co–inventor of iPhone and inventor of the iPod, surprised through his honesty and inspirational stories.

At his turn, Mark Cuban, known investor and media personality starring the American Shark Tank show, believes education, entrepreneurial spirit and appetite for advanced tech like AI are ingredients that are widely present in Romania and Eastern Europe and can offer a solid foundation for a successful future.

Taking place during the conference, Startup Avalanche competition was one of the most intense and full of surprises. Starting from €75,000, the prize doubled in a single day. reaching to €150,000, due to the partners ROCA X, Fortech, Risky Business and Arobs Transylvania. The finalists of the competition represented Australia, Canada, Romania, Switzerland and UK and the winning start-up that got the big prize was AgUnity from Australia.

“Transition from a physical event to an online one was not an easy one, it came with many novelties, challenges and adjusting in the move. We wished to preserve the quality of the event and we managed to redistribute the entire team so each component to take place online, in the best conditions. The event itself was a surprise also for us, as organizers, because one cannot know what expectations to set when all the configurations are new. In the beginning, we faced resistance to change but, as we advanced with the event, we got support from the community and we were happy to acknowledge also that the access of the professionals from all the corners of the world was beyond borders.”, said Vlad Ciurcă, Co-Founder Techsylvania

Techsylvania conference was possible with support from partners like: BCR-InnovX, Mastercard, OMV Petrom, Fortech, Bosch, Snowflake, LLA Attorneys at Law, BMW Group, Google for Startups, Macadamian, Telenav, Halcyon Mobile, Salt & Pepper, Fitbit, Accenture, Betfair Romania Development, Microsoft, Estee Lauder, Wolfpack Digital, AdLemonade, Freshbyte, Cicada Technologies, Modex, EURid, RocaX, Cluj-Napoca Town Hall.