66 resident members working on building tech products with disruptive potential at global scale� 78 events bringing on stage over 150 guest speakers sharing their knowledge and insight to more than 3500 participants� 950+ media mentions with a viewership of over 1 million people� A vibrant, ever-growing community exchanging ideas and best practices� All these completed by a small team committed to making it happen. This is TechHub Bucharest in 2014 in a nutshell.
You�re probably familiar by now with the types of events that we�re constantly organizing throughout the year to bring together the Bucharest tech community. In 2014 only we organized 18 meetups and 14 Open Hours sessions, completed by 2 events in the Tech Excellence series, several workshops and fireside chats, and many more hosted events organized by representatives of the tech community for tech professionals out there like yourself.
TechHub Meetups From the specifics of the gaming industry to community management, crowdfunding, crypto-currencies or smart cities, the 2014 meetups approached key subjects of interest for our community and provided the right setting for high quality networking. Here�s an extensive list of all the meetups organized last year:
- Startup life � the employee perspective
- Achieving product/market fit
- Community management: from prospects to loyal customers
- Managing creativity in large game development teams
- How tech is disrupting cities
- Online privacy � threats & opportunities
- Ladies in video games development
- The impact of cloud services for SMBs
- How to crowdfund your tech product
- 3D printing � ecosystem & opportunities
- How to use the CEE Mafia to get ahead in the startup world
- Game publishing in competitive markets
- Distributed teams around the world
- Developing free to play games
- Data-driven design
- What comes after Bitcoin
Scott Humphries (Executive Producer Walt Disney Company), William James Heathershaw (Developer Relations, International Marketing SkyMobi), Olaf Lausen (New Business Development Telekom Romania), Tim O�Brian (General Manager Apps & Platforms Microsoft), and some of the most reputed tech professionals in Romania took the stage at TechHub Bucharest last year to share their expertise and knowledge with our community.
Open Hours @ TechHub Bucharest The 14 Open Hours sessions organized last year at TechHub Bucharest offered community members the chance to meet and get feedback from experienced tech professionals such as Martin Talvari (Startup Sauna, Slush), Cosmin Ochi?or (Business Development Manager hub:raum Krakow), Cristi Badea (Co-Founder MavenHut), Bogdan Tenea (IXIA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Appointee) or Radu Georgescu (serial entrepreneur & angel investor), among many others.
Tech Excellence Last year we�ve also launched Tech Excellence, a new event series featuring the builders and the shapers of the regional tech scene that have created remarkable products with a global impact. Florin Talpe? (Co-Founder and CEO of Bitdefender) and Vassil Terziev (CEO of SEE tech juggernaut Telerik that was later on acquired by Progress Software for 262.5 million USD) were the guest speakers of the two events organized in 2014 as part of the Tech Excellence series.
And the story is completed by the over 40 events, workshops and fireside chats that we hosted during the year, valuable initiatives of members of the tech community, adding up to the fact that we�ve been the proud hosts of the first batch of teams of How to Web MVP Academy.
Besides the events, last year we turned 1 and we were proud to announce that we extended our space to be able to acommodate 25 more resident members.
And because we love to work hard and party even harder, we cannot forget to mention the amazing TechHub parties. Check out the pictures from our 1 year anniversary party or the TechHub Bucharest X-Mas Party to feel the vibe of how we celebrate special occasions together.
It�s been a great year for the Bucharest tech community so thank you for being on board for this amazing journey! We�re back to work now, preparing the first events of the year, and we�re looking forward to see you again soon � stay close and don�t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know what we have in store for you.
Let�s write together the 2015 file in the story of the Bucharest tech community!