Romania has the highest number of technology workers per capita and almost 64,000 IT specialists, so that our country aims to become Europe’s start-up technology capital.
These factors, together with an enviable tax regime for IT workers, help create one of the hottest start-up scenes in Europe, Forbes writes. The country’s tech hub is drawing significant international attention and, according to specialists, could become in two years’ time a true rival for London as a “hotbed” of European talent.
A powerful culture of programming and innovation is developing in Romania, and a number of highly rated universities from cities such as Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi, Cluj or Constanta represent a regular source of talented young people and technological innovation.
Thus, although London is considered Europe’s tech capital, as the British capital becomes increasingly saturated from this point of view other places in Europe vie to offer a start-up appeal that not even London can equal, and Europe’s future tech capital could be located farther to the East, according to Florin Cornianu, co-founder of the 123ContactForm.
“The future is definitely bright for the start-up scene in Romania. The number of people involved in start-ups is growing every year, more and more kids are showing an interest, and of course we’re creating more successes. The more of those we have, the better our chances of taking on London, Berlin, and yes, even the Silicon Valley,” Cornianu added.