The desire to contribute to the development of the local community has driven us even further: why not create a tech event in the heart of Transylvania? This was just one step away from defining our brand as Techsylvania.
Our promise is to annually deliver a high quality event to merge the business and the technology potential and attract new opportunities in the region, bearing the future in mind.
From a geographical standpoint, Cluj-Napoca is strategically positioned in Eastern Europe due to its proximity to five capitals, major startup ecosystems in the CEE: Belgrade, Budapest, Sofia, Kiev and Bucharest.
The international press has been praising the city for it’s cultural, artistic and touristic appeal:
- Huffington Post names Cluj-Napoca as one of the worldwide Art Cities of the Future
- Salina Turda Salt Mine, which 30 km close to Cluj-Napoca has been named by Business Insider one of the coolest underground place in the world
- Cluj-Napoca was selected as the European Youth Capital in 2015
- the European Commission has declared Cluj-Napoca as Europe’s most hospitable city.
Over 12 000 professionals are performing in local IT companies, waiting to be joined by more than 1 000 upcoming experts to graduate a technical or Computer Science university each year. Add a serious amount of tech & startup events, startups & SMEs, coworking spaces and accelerators and you get a vibrant community.
Our Techsylvania speakers from across the seas have been impressed by what they have seen here.
Director of Emerging Technology Partnerships and Investments at Thomson Reuters
If you want to get a pulse of tech innovation, ecosystem, talents in Eastern Europe, Cluj is one of the most exciting places right now.
Professor at University of West London
Cluj has a lot to offer, in resources as well as in ideas. I was also happy to exchange experience on start-up support in Kaiserslautern and London. The city is on the right track.