Techsylvania 2017 Conference: Wrap-up Day Two
What a vibrant energy on this second and last day of our Techsylvania 2017 conference thanks to the enthusiasm of the attendees and the passion of the speakers! Today’s challenging topics made us look further into the excitingly dynamic tech world and also raised some questions on how the future will shape through it.
We’ve enjoyed an insightful keynote of the father of the modern ringtone, Ralph Simon, about the trendiest technologies around the world. Closely following, 17 other speakers took the stage, and each raised new questions regarding the challenges of being a Romanian entrepreneur, the lessons learned from both success and failure, the future of the digital era and how it will look like in the upcoming years, how to conquer new markets as a freelancer and many more. We have concluded this day with a mind challenging keynote of professor Howard Newton on the future of brain implants and a short dialogue on this topic with another thought aficionado, Martin Wezowski.
To these inspiring talks we can add the two challenging panels that gathered experienced international investors and entrepreneurs — the first one on opportunities and skills to succeed as an entrepreneur in Eastern Europe, and the latter, a revealing conversation about the skills women need to advance in leadership positions.
In parallel with all these stunning talks, the series of hands-on workshops on entrepreneurship continued with “Lessons from Startup Success and Failures”, delivered by Constantin Von Bergmann-Korn and Daniel Dierkes from Axel Springer Plug & Play, “Building high performing distributed agile teams” held by Sarah McCasland from Modus Create. The developers were not forgotten, either; Paul Sucala and Paul Marian from Bosch Engineering Center Cluj took the workshop stage with their cool theme, “Sensors, Sensors Everywhere”. Cornel Amariei from Continental Sibiu followed with “Autonomous Cars, eMobility and Digitalization”.
When it comes to networking, our partners have fueled our energy with good coffee to stay on top of things, for which we want to thank Bosch and NTT Data. We also want to thank Banca Transilvania, our main partners, for preparing a lunch filled with plenty of delicacies and joy.
Startup Avalanche finals took place today! From 17 semi-finalists, only 6 startups had the chance to pitch their project again, on the main stage. These were: ChatX, Ebriza, CouchCoach, Nifty, BrainyAnt and SkillView.
To the public’s delight, the winners were Brainy Ant, who charmed the jury with their project during the pitching sessions, winning, rightfully, the big prize provided by our partners at AROBS Transilvania Software, the trip to Silicon Valley, where they will have the chance to grow their startup.
With all that in mind, we want to give a round of applause to the organizing team, lead by the all-time producers Oana Petrus and Vlad Ciurca for piecing together such a tremendous event, to our chairman and host Philipp Kandal and to our partners from Banca Transilvania, Telenav, Yopeso, Bosch, Accenture, NTT Data, CrossOver, Macadamian, Continental, Halcyon Mobile, Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Associates — Attorneys at Law, Betfair Romania Development (Part of Paddy Power Betfair), Yardi, Emerson, TP-LINK, Novis Plaza, SDL, Bitdefender, EIT Digital, Microsoft, TransferWise, Always Stay Creative, Modus Create, Pentalog, Vodafone, AROBS Transilvania Software, Pitech+Plus & RodeApps and as well to our Production and Media Partners!
Our 4th Techsylvania edition ends in style with an official After Party at Crush Wine Bar, where all attendees, special guests and speakers are invited to be part of and, why not, maybe even start disrupting the world together!
Thank you all for attending Techsylvania 2017 and contributing to the opportunity of conquering once again its crowning title of Leading Technology Event in Eastern Europe! We’re eager to see you again next!