June 2, 2015

Techsylvania: Get it. Now

Let me preface this by stating that  I don’t generally promote events.  There are just so many of them at any given time to do so. But one event stands out so much in what it is bringing to the community that I am compelled to bring it to your attention. Techsyvlania:  get it, or get lost.  I mean that in the nicest possible way.  Sorry, this week has been too exhausting to be overly flowery or diplomatic in making my intended points.  Moreover, I am very frustrated and exhausted with watching people lose or disregard opportunities because they either don’t understand or are unwilling to invest. Even if you bought the $1,500+ plane ticket, grabbed a hotel, and leveraged all your connections, chances are you couldn’t get meetings with the speakers that are somehow coming to Cluj.  We are talking about people from Google, 500 Start-ups, Dropbox, TechStars—some of the leading names in tech, and others that are just as important but that you don’t know about.  I, for one, am especially ecstatic to hear from Joyce Shen from Thomson Reuters—the multibillion dollar information and news organization that I’ve relied on throughout so much of my life for secondary research. In just one year this event has grown from 19 total speakers to 40+, including 25+ international speakers.  That kind of growth takes a year round effort on behalf of the organizers, who have truly done something wonderful for this community with this conference.  This event is helping to put Cluj, and Romania, on the map.  Our turn out for this event will define the future opportunities that come to Romania and Cluj.  We have the chance send these international influencers back completely blown away by the engagement and potential of this community.  Do not take this opportunity and […]