Tech Week 2014 September 29-October 4, 2014

Tech Week is starting early this year!  From September 29-October 4, nerds will be gathering in SoHo for a slew of week-long events.  Last year was the first official “Tech Week” October 14-21 where 400 aspiring technology entrepreneurs filled the event space at 82 Mercer Street.  Last year, over 1,000 people headed to Soho for the week-long event.

On September 29, there will be a kickoff party in SoHo where investors, sponsors, and attendees will meet and mingle with the 30+ start-up companies that will be pitching for a $50,000 prize that Thursday (October 3).

There are three (3) tiers of tickets:  Expo, Summit & Black Pass.  Retail prices are $70, $395 and $2,500, however, ticket sales must be slow because they are currently being sold for $30, $199, and “inquiry only”.  Last year tickets ranged from $20, $199, and $1,500.

82 Mercer Event Space

82 Mercer Event Space

There will be several high-profile speakers such as:

  • Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder, Reddit,
  • Andrew Bolwell, Director of Innovation, HP,
  • Blake Menefee, Co-Founder, Dell Center for Entrepreneurs,
  • Jonah Peretti, CEO, BuzzFeed,
  • John Caine, Chief Product Officer, Priceline,
  • Keela Robison, CEO, Urbanspoon

You can learn about:

  • State of Innovation in New York City
  • Becoming a Social Business: The New Way to Work
  • Wearable Technology: Changing the Way We Think, Act, and Move
  • Future of Design: Strategic Design to Create Real Impact
  • Future of Social Media: What It Means to Engage Online

Last year there were “Tech Week 2013” signs all over Soho…hopefully they will be posting them again this year!

[GARD]