Shaping the Future
September 22-23, 2020
EEST 1pm-11pm | CEST 12pm-10pm I EDT 6am-4pm
Welcome to Techsylvania: Beyond Borders!
What’s next? This has always been on our minds when creating each edition of Techsylvania. The next in tech, the next in business, the next in the social contexts that determine us to bring to life the best ideas and innovations.
The challenging times we are living now have transformed our contemplative what’s next into a vital one. We need to gather our forces, in search of knowledge and tactical foresight and determine the next in technology & business, considering the current world state.
We’re always up for new challenges so reframing our event into a virtual one will be an exciting exercise. With this in mind, we announce the 2020 edition of Techsylvania as a virtual edition and we’re optimistic about all the exciting connections that can grow within this event, as now we can go beyond all borders.
The tech movement is going online.
Be part of tomorrow.
We have the power to discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future. Together.
Hand-picked. World-renowned. Leaders. Each year, we welcome some of the most prominent voices in the tech scene to share with us their insights they have gained through years of experience, through success and failure, on international markets or with disruptive technologies.
Startup Avalanche is our ice-breaking pitching competition. Hundreds of startups from all around the world are showcasing their businesses with only one goal in mind: to win the grand prize and all the benefits it brings along.
Real life use cases, hands-on experiments, demos and practical exercises—we bring you interactive workshops hosted by experts from leading companies. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry, choosing from cutting-edge topics of technology.
Techsylvania is not just an event; it’s a celebration in the name of innovation. We are expanding the perspectives of the event with adjacent events organized by our partners online.
Discover the Satellites.
If you’re one of the bold startup founders who speak business, this one might be for you. This is an application-based program that aims at propelling early stage startups to present their products to potential business partners, talent and the media. Showcase your startup online, for thousands of #techsylvanians.
Our First 2020 Speakers
Chief Product Officer
Previously founded Behance and included on Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business”
Trinidad and Tobago
DJ and Music Producer
Technology entrepreneur and former member of Major Lazer
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Most successful European seed fund & one of the first investors in UiPath, Revolut, TransferWise
One of the top East Coast VC funds with investments in Twitter, Etsy, Foursquare, Tumblr
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Leads brand, consumer and B2B marketing throughout Europe
Prince Constantijn van Oranje
Helping quantify and accelerate the tech ecosystem of the Netherlands
Founder and CEO
Advised or wrote the first checks in Founders Fund, Lowercase, Y Combinator/Initialized, First Round Capital
Leading engineering at the most popular database for modern apps with a market cap of $12B
Operating Partner - Technology
Works with portfolio CTO's and CPO's and mentors high-performing teams across Southeast Asia
Jeannette zu Fürstenberg
Fostering co-operation between young digital disruptors and established companies
Co-Founder & CEO
World’s first integrated cloud solution for public sector budgeting, reporting, and open data
Chief Information Officer
Responsible for further advancing ELC's innovation in technology
Runs investments at one of the premier VC funds in the world and co-founded a $1.9 billion defense tech unicorn
New media publication for Europe’s entrepreneurs, backed by the Financial Times
Chief Technical Evangelist
Leading developer efforts team for a $12 billion cloud computing unicorn
Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical
CTO at Klarna
CTO at Paddy Power Betfair
Divisional CTO at Microsoft Wunderlist
First employee & CTO at Spotify
Chief Architect at BBC
VP Engineering at eBay
VP Engineering and Product at GoJek
Director of Growth at Waze
Co-Founder of FinEst Bay Area
Director of the MIT Synthetic Intelligence Lab
Group Head of Product & Design at Grab
Managing Director at DLD Media
Co-Founder & SVP Design of VTS
Director of Content Strategy at The New York Times
Chief Designer at SAP
Co-Founder & Former CTO of SpaceX
Founder of DFJ
Executive Chairman at Databricks
Sakshi Chhabra Mittal
Investment Director at Softbank Vision Fund
Executive in Residence at Atomico
Partner at DCVC (Data Collective)
Vice President at Baidu Ventures
Experience Techsylvania 2019
Not sure yet?
Here’s some food for thought:
Meet the makers of tomorrow from the comfort of your home. Investors, VCs, large and small business owners, startups—they come in all shapes and sizes to connect with promising and prosperous businesses.
You can now meet worldwide tech aficionados in one place. Create your custom experience during Techsylvania 2020 and discover members of the community with whom you can really click.
Diversity & inclusion
We organize Executive Roundtables, for a limited number of virtual seats, where attendees can discuss specific business opportunities, issues or problems in groups. Apply for a spot!