Premiere: Romania had for the first time a dedicated national pavilion at Web Summit 2023, one of the most important technology events worldwide with over 70,000 participants

  • Over 47 companies and 300 participants from Romania at Web Summit (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 28 companies attended Romania’s national pavilion
  • The Romanian start-up Kinderpedia qualified as one of three finalists out of over 2,600 start-ups
  • Techcelerator was one of the companies that attended Romania’s national pavilion and organized two associated events for the tech startup community

Romania had for the first time a national pavilion at Web Summit, with 28 companies exhibiting their products and services at the most important tech event in Europe, with over 70,000 attendees from 153 countries. The event brought together 806 speakers, 2,608 startups, 906 investors, and 2,120 members of the media.

This year Romania had 47 companies and more than 300 participants at Web Summit, an event that took place between November 13-16th in Lisbon, Portugal. Of these companies, 28 exhibited in the national pavilion, a premiere for Romania.

Special events for the Romanian tech community

“Romania IT”, the Romanian national pavilion, was organized with the support of ARICE (Romanian Agency for Investments and Foreign Trade) by ARIES Timișoara (The Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software) – one of the largest and influential non-governmental professional organization created for the IT&C industry in  Romania, with over 250 members.

The Romanian founders received strong support in accessing this global conference in Portugal from the Embassy of Romania in Portugal through Adela Condurache Fedorca, Economic and Commercial Counsellor.

Some of the events that Romania’s attendees participated are: the reception organized by the Romanian Embassy in Portugal, The Pitching The Future of Clean Mobility organized by Concentrix & Webhelp, next to the two dedicated events organized by Techcelerator: PowerBreakfast on Softlanding in Portugal & Iberia with Romanian diaspora experts based in Portugal, and PowerLunch on Investment Readiness with Indico Capital Partners, EU.VC & STARTUP LISBOA.

The 28 Romanian companies that presented their solutions in the National Pavilion are: Agora Robotics, Agramonia- ABF, Arobs Transilvania Software, Blue Twin Bit, ClusterPower, Code Agile, DigiSinergy, Doclandia Group, Home Away Platform, Juno Software, Kinderpedia, Kineto Tech Rehab, Linnify, Organizing Group, Oves Enterprise, Raisis Group, Ropardo, Service Return, Shop Factory Web Services, Soft Net Consulting, Softech, Tara Interactive, Techcelerator, Temeron, Virtono Networks, Webchain, Xpath Global and Zynk Software.

In addition to these, 19 Romanian startups presented their solutions:, Adapta Robotics, Assista AI, DALITICS, ENIGMA-SYSTEM.NET, Esenca App, Hodlezz – Crypto Asset Manager, MeetGeek, Petzepedia, Psychometric Systems, Remote Butler, Spark School, She is Mom, Spacer, SpreadSimple, T@book, Telerenta, YOOSEND,

Kinderpedia, the complete digital solution for school management and communication,  qualified as one of three finalists in Pitch, the Web Summit Startup Competition, out of over 2,600 start-ups from 153 countries. Inspira, a Brazil – based legal software business, has been named the winner of the Pitch Competition.

Are you interested in attending the Romanian Delegation at the next edition of Web Summit in 2024? You may pre-register here to receive updates for the 3rd edition of the RoTechMission @ Websummit Lisbon. (The “Romania IT” Pavilion has distinct procedure for selection and it will be announced in first quarter of next year).

The Web Summit is Europe’s leading tech event, an annual meeting that brings together tens of thousands of participants from over 150 countries to learn about trends and solutions to problems in everything from healthcare and education to climate change, agriculture and transport. After many years in which people from the tech community in Romania made efforts on their own to attend this iconic event in the field, we are glad that since 2023 Romania has had a national booth with 28 companies. The fact that one of these companies, Kinderpedia – a brand that we see rapidly expanding abroad, reached the Pitch finals for startups shows us again the extremely high level of innovation of the Romanian founders“, said Daniel Giurea, President of ARIES Timisoara.

Making it to the finals of the Web Summit Startup Competition was a great accomplishment for Kinderpedia and an amazing recognition of the transformation that we drive in schools and kindergartens, across the geographies where we are present. We are confident that the awareness we gained in Lisbon will help us in identifying potential investors as well as corporate and governmental partners to support our growth and expand our social impact.” Evelina Necula, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Kinderpedia.The Web Summit experience also gave us the opportunity to feel the positive energy and support of the Romanian entrepreneurial community present in Lisbon and beyond, and, for this, we are infinitely grateful” added the entrepreneur.

16 November 2023; Evelina Elena Necula, CMO, Kinderpedia, presents on Centre Stage during the Pitch Final on day three of Web Summit 2023 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Oliver Hardt/Web Summit via Sportsfile

<<Web Summit is an incredibly strong and concentrated driver of business networking and internationalisation for tech organisations that focus on fast growth. Since 2016, when 19 companies from Romania attended with a booth, our country’s presence at the summit grew nicely up to 47 companies and over 300 Romanian people attending. The biggest achievements of this year remain the “Romania IT” pavilion, organised with the support of by Romanian Agency for Investments and Foreign Trades by ARIES Timișoara, and, of course, the climb up in the startup final of a Romanian company, Kinderpedia. I see it as a great leap for our tech ecosystem and we are excited we, with Techcelerator and ROTSA, have been part of it>>  stated Cristina Țoncu, Co-founder & ProgramPartner Techcelerator and Regional Director Romanian Tech Startups Association (ROTSA).