About us

Lead by passion for technology and startups, as well as building communities around events, Vlad Ciurca and Oana Petrus created Techsylvania with the help of an amazing team.

Techsylvania started in 2014 with 380 attendees and grew to more than 1300 attendees in 2016. The conference is an educational course for people who want to learn about the steps of building a technology companies (hence the tagline Code.Product.Funding) and attracted speakers such as: Tim Draper (Founder of DFJ), Steffi Czerny (Managing Director at DLD Media), Peter Halacsy (CTO & Co-Founder at Prezi), Mark Shuttleworth (Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical), Andreas Ehn (First employee & CTO at Spotify), Peter Yared (Former CTO CBS Interactive), Gentry Underwood (Co-Founder of Mailbox), Johannes Reck (CEO GetYourGuide), Marcus Segal (Senior VP of Operations at Zynga), David Bettner (Creator of Words With Friends).

Apart from this, the event features a connected devices hackathon where developers build creative projects, as well as a startup competition that featured early stage companies from 9 countries.

Vlad Ciurca Co-Founder & Executive Producer
Oana Petrus Co-Founder & Executive Producer
Horea Gruita Creative Director
Camelia Trusmei Operations Manager
Alexandra Groza Communications Officer
Anna Maria Radu Communications Officer
Silvana Radu Speakers Liaison