Issue 47

Investors and Top Managers from Tesla, Hotmail, NASA,Skype and SoundCloud Meet at Techsylvania

Vlad Ciurca
Product Guy. Tech Events Producer. Connector


The biggest technology event in the region is soon to be started! Techsylvania brings international leaders in investments, innovation and technology to Cluj-Napoca. The event will take place between the 21st and the 24th of May, at the Students' Culture Hall.

Born in a family of investors, Tim Draper is known as one of the biggest players in the global investments market. Tim Draper is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the Draper Fisher Jurvetson investment fund, which holds no less than $5 billion in administration, according to Wikipedia, with the mission to finance new business from the technology field. The investor will share information regarding the challenges from his career during the Techsylvania conference.

Another special guest speaker that will join us for the 3rd edition of Techsylvania is Ioana Cozmuta, Industry Innovation and Microgravity Lead at NASA. Experienced technology researcher, Ioana facilitates the commercial success of space technologies to help build a robust economy on Earth's orbits and creates meaningful partnerships for the success of the NASA missions. She will speak about the emergence of innovation and technology inside a prolific agency inside the United States Federal Goverment, only at the Techsylvania conference.

Moreover, among the international speakers that have been confirmed to participate at the conference, we would like to mention Mark Post, the inventor of the first hamburger with laboratory-produced beef meat, as well as Steffi Czerny, one of the most influential 100 tech people, according to Wired Magazine. We should not forget the top managers of some of the most famous companies, such as Twitter, Soundcloud, Hootsuite, Prezi, who will also be speaking at the forthcoming event.

During the Techsylvania hackathon, software developers will test their programming skills and their creativity, creating apps for DJI and Parrot drones, virtual reality devices as Oculus Rift or Merge VR, smart watches from Vector, Apple and Google or devices that track gestures and eye movement such as Leap Motion and The Eyetribe Tracker. 130 developers will be competing for gadget prizes from Vector Watch, Parrot, Alcatel, Pebble, Merge VR, Leap Motion and Misfit, an exclusive invitation for the pre-acceleration program hosted by Young Leaders Club and business mentorship from Founders Forum in London.

Techsylvania organizers have added a new component to the event, by bringing themed workshops for developers and entrepreneurs. Among these, there will be themes on assisted driving, creating PR strategies, developing innovative organizations or techniques to have a successful pitch, all of these delivered by Techsylvania speakers and partners.

The event will be completed with a pitching competition that will gather startups from around the world on the Techsylvania stage. The most promising startup will be awarded a trip to Silicon Valey, offered by Microsoft.

More information about the event and last-minute tickets can be found on http://www.techsylvania.co/

Techsylvania Partners: Telekom, Accenture, Riverbed, Banca Transilvania, Halcyon Mobile, 3Pillar Global Romania, Small Footprint, Yopeso, Macadamian, Xoomworks, Twitter, Bitdefender, Laurentiu, Laurentiu si Asociatii, Yonder, SDL, Telenav, DJI, Alway Stay Creative, Microsoft, Frequentis.




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