EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE
TechFest was launched in 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, aiming to connect startups with corporations, tech enthusiasts with professionals, communities with the city council and together to form a bigger community.
It was designed to be an umbrella festival that lasts for several days. Plenty of full days or how we like to call them, stages, were designed – Tech Talks, a conference that later rebranded to TechJam, Smart City Forum, Transylvania Demo Day, Transylvania MegaHack, Gaming Night, CodeCamp and ABSL Business Mixer talks, Tech Open Days, Tech Industry Awards, which had an attendance of over 3,000 people and ExpoTech, which had over 100,000 visitors.
Since the 2016 edition was a great success, for the second edition we put on our binoculars and searched for new seas to sail. Thus, beside Cluj-Napoca, for 2017 we chose to host TechFest also in Timișoara and in Iași, where together we had in total over 6,000 attendants and over 200,000 visitors at ExpoTech.
Moreover, in Timișoara, it was the first time, at Innovation Awards, where the tech la creme deu la creme of tech was reunited under the same roof.
At Iași, in premiere, we had the freshest games on the market VR Games.
Cluj-Napoca, we had the biggest hackathon with smart solutions for corporate challenges.
Ffor 2018 we are aiming bigger – 1 festival, 4 cities. And this time we’re coming to Bucharest as well.