Our 2018 Speakers

Japjit Tulsi USA VP Engineering at eBay (Leading Engineering for The World's 9th Largest Internet Company)
Pat Sheridan USA Co-founder and Managing Partner of Modus Create
Sergiu Biris Romania Co-Founder & CEO at Zonga
Ashley Carroll USA Partner at Social Capital (Runs a $1.2 Billion VC Fund)
Jeremy Fisher USA CEO of River
Mihai Dragan Romania CEO at Oveit
Dan Isai Romania CEO at Salad Box
Bogdan Colceriu Romania Co-Founder & CEO of Frisbo
Rohan Chandran USA SVP Product Management, Data & Operations at Shopkick
Peter Gersak Slovenia CTO South East Europe at IBM
Sonny Vu Vietnam Founder of Misfit (Acquired by Fossil for $260 million)
Akis Evangelidis France Head of Europe PR & Communications at OnePlus
Di-Ann Eisnor USA Director of Growth at Waze (Building a 100 Million User Base)
Jeremy Apthorp USA Senior Software Engineer at Slack (Building the Fastest-Growing Business App in History)
Philipp Kandal USA Techsylvania Chairman & VP of Engineering at Telenav
Catalin Golban Romania Group Leader Driver Assistance at Bosch
David Kashak USA Founder and CEO of Connatix
Ralph Simon United Kingdom Founder & CEO of Mobilium Global (The Inventor of the Ringtone)
Lucas Roh USA Founder & CEO of Bigstep
Luke Mawbey United Kingdom Head of Technology at ComplyAdvantage
Richard Kivel USA Managing Director at GrayBella Capital
Robert Altinger USA SVP Engineering & Operations at Crossover
Elies Campo USA Partnerships and BD Director at Telegram
Fred Boulanger Canada CEO at Macadamian
Ted Persson Sweden Design Partner at EQT Ventures
Niv Liran Germany Chief Product Officer at Auto1 Group ($2.8 Billion Unicorn)
Kaidi Ruusalepp Estonia Founder & CEO at Funderbeam (Creator of the Global Startup Stock Exchange)
Alexander Shulgin Russia Founder & CEO of Gruppa Kompaniy Familia
Sebastian Dobrincu USA Founder and CEO of Storyheap ($1 million in Revenue and Top Clients: Tumblr, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez)
Xuan Jin United Kingdom Senior Evangelist at Alibaba Cloud International (Largest Cloud Computing Company in China)
Florin Talpes Romania Founder and CEO of Bitdefender (Top Cybersecurity Player with 500 Million Users)
Rich Archbold Ireland Senior Director of Engineering at Intercom ($1 Billion Unicorn Messaging Startup)
Anda Gansca USA CEO and Co-Founder of Knotch (Forbes 30 Under 30)
Steffi Czerny Germany Co-Founder & Managing Director at DLD Media (Number 30 of Wired' 100 Digital Influencers)
Yossi Vardi Israel Angel Investor (Father of the Israeli Tech Ecosystem)
Joshua Burke Romania Commercial Attache US Embassy
Michelle Messina USA Founder & CEO of Explora International
Katherine Manderfield USA Director of Content Strategy, T Brand Studio at The New York Times (Largest Circulation Newspaper in US)
Ondrej Bartos Czech Republic Partner & Chairman of the Board at Credo Ventures
Paul Cutter United Kingdom Chief Technology Officer at Paddy Power Betfair Group
John Biggs USA Writer at TechCrunch (Author of the Best Book on Blogging)
Matthew Michelsen USA Silicon Valley Insider (Working with Leading Brands: Lady Gaga, Nike, Cirque Du Soleil, YouTube)
Max Niederhofer Germany General Partner at Sunstone Capital
Micha Breakstone Israel Co-Founder & Head or R&D at Chorus.ai
Omer Tetik Romania CEO at Banca Transilvania (Running a Bank with over 2.2 Milion Clients and 7.000 Employees)
Jan Ameri Finland Chief Innovation Officer at ArcticStartup
Newton Howard USA Director of the MIT Synthetic Intelligence Lab / Professor at the University of Oxford (Creating the brain implant of the future)


Some of our Previous Speakers

Tim Draper Founder of DFJ & Draper University

Romania has some real contenders in the startup world, and Techsylvania brought the new ones to light

Mark Shuttleworth Isle of Man Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical

Vibrant crowd, great questions, lots of ideas and a lovely setting made Techsylvania a thoroughly enjoyable event.

Johannes Reck Germany CEO at GetYourGuide

The content was great and what we liked the most was that it is a true engineering conference

Joyce Shen USA Senior Director Emerging Technologies at Thomson Reuters

If you want to get a pulse of tech innovation, ecosystem, talents in Eastern Europe, Techsylvania is the gateway.

Martin Wezowski Germany Chief Designer at SAP
Chad Fowler USA Divisional CTO at Microsoft Wunderlist
Frank Meehan UK Co-founder of SmartUp (Former Siri & Spotify Board Member)
Steffi Czerny Germany Co-Founder & Managing Director at DLD Media
Newton Howard USA Director at MIT Synthetic Intelligence Lab

Techsylvania oozed energy and enthusiasm from the brightest minds working in the sector. It was my privilege to attend, present and make many new friendships that will endure.

Marcus Segal USA SVP of Operations at Zynga

Attending the Techsylvania Event was a blast. The entrepreneurial energy and technical talent in Romania is top-notch.

Felix Petersen Germany Managing Director Europe at Samsung NEXT

Techsylvania was a real eye-opener to me. A conference full of enthusiasm, youthful spirit, talent and optimism.

Alexis Bonte Spain Executive in Residence at Atomico

The advantages of the Romanian market are the quality of its people, the technical people, the hunger.