New York City, NY (September 27, 2016) — Techweek is returning to New York City for the fourth year in a row, October 10-16, bringing a weeklong celebration of technology and innovation, including a new roster of exciting speakers and a revamped Techweek100 award list, to the Big Apple.
Techweek New York brings together entrepreneurs, visionaries, influencers and thought leaders who can help make the world a better place through tech entrepreneurship. Throughout the week, the conference will host numerous events, including two days of high-caliber Summit speaker sessions. This year, we are joined by tech giants including:
- Chris Hyams, President of Indeed.com
- Kathryn Dill of Forbes
- Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible, an Amazon company
- Jonathan Stein, founder and CEO at Betterment
- David Klein, co-founder and CEO of Commonbond
The full schedule of speakers can be found on the Techweek New York website.
Techweek New York will also host its Launch startup competition, the Entrepreneur Expo showcase of startup and tech companies, interactive workshops and networking events of all sizes, including a meet-and-greet with Pepper the Robot, Women Who Code workshop, happy hours and more.
This year, Techweek New York will also honor outstanding members in the local tech community for their successes in this year’s Techweek100 New York list. The 2016 list, which includes many new and exciting companies and high-achieving individuals, spotlights the various important roles needed to create a robust, flourishing innovation ecosystem. Techweek100 now recognizes three categories of honorees, selected by the Techweek team and community advisors, including:
- Innovators (50 companies) — With a seat at the center of the ecosystem, innovators keep the tech community evolving and moving forward by generating bold new ideas and challenging industry status quos. Innovators recognized in New York this year include Andela, CommonBond and the Skimm.
- Cultivators (25 organizations) — Cultivators are chosen for their support system of tech entrepreneurship and the local tech ecosystem as whole, which enables business formation and economic vitality. The Cultivators of Techweek100 include SheWorx, Cornell Tech and Collaborative Fund.
- Ambassadors (25 individuals) — As notable leaders in the tech industry, Ambassadors are selected based on their impact on the tech community through thought leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. This year’s Ambassadorsinclude Reza Chowdhury (Founder & CEO, AlleyWatch), Gary Vaynerchuck, Co-Founder & CEO, Vaynermedia) and David Rose (Managing Director, Rose Tech Ventures).
“Year after year, the New York City tech ecosystem continues to grow rapidly,” said Amanda Signorelli, CEO of Techweek. “The sheer size of the local tech industry, paired with the high levels of investment, job growth, accessibility and diversity, makes New York City the ideal place for Techweek to be. We want to provide the growing number of entrepreneurs here with the keys they need to succeed.”
Techweek New York 2016 is one of eight conferences across North America, with other cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and Kansas City. For more details about Techweek New York, to purchase tickets or to find out more about other events throughout the country, visitwww.techweek.com.
Techweek is a seven‐day conference, expo and festival where entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders gather together to enable to innovation ecosystem in the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Toronto. Techweek curates a compelling programming that allows a global spotlight to shine on each ecosystem and its leaders. Past speakers include Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber), Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist), Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans), Jonah Peretti (Founder & CEO), Susan Paley (First Employee and Former CEO, Beats by Dr. Dre), Peter Diamandis (Founder, X PRIZE) and Pitbull (world-renowned musician). The Techweek expo has gathered more than 200 sponsors, including companies such as Google, American Airlines, Microsoft, Motorola, Redbox, Uber, Yelp and WordPress.