Why Cluj

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.

Lonely Planet has recently named Transylvania as 2016 world top region and Romania’s burgeoning art capital.

The international press has been praising the city for it’s cultural, artistic and touristic appeal:

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.

Cluj will be established as one of the top tech hotspots in Europe”. 

Simon Obstbaum, Founder & CEO at Yopeso

“Cluj as a city will become (if it isn’t already) a beacon of software innovation for Europe”. 

Nima Banai, Special Projects Director at Misfit

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”.

Joyce Shen, Director of Emerging Technology Partnerships and Investments at Thomson Reuters

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”.

Thomas Roth-Berghofer, Professor at University of West London

You just have to visit to get a real sense of what Cluj is all about and how the dynamic of the ecosystem changes for the better every year.