Propelify Innovation Festival In Hoboken To Be Virtual And Longer

Christel Deskins

HOBOKEN, NJ — The fifth annual Propelify Innovation Festival, a technology and entrepreneurship festival that has drawn thousands of attendees to Hoboken in recent years, will return virtually this year. But instead of running for a year as it usually does, it will run from Oct. 5 through 9. A […]

HOBOKEN, NJ — The fifth annual Propelify Innovation Festival, a technology and entrepreneurship festival that has drawn thousands of attendees to Hoboken in recent years, will return virtually this year. But instead of running for a year as it usually does, it will run from Oct. 5 through 9.

A spokesman said, “The theme this year is propelling a better future for all and aims to unite and empower innovators across the East Coast to leverage technology and build solutions to create a brighter future.” Click to watch the Propelify 2020 Promo video.

This year’s festival has a theme — “Build a Better Future For All” — and will unite more than 10,000 creators and entrepreneurs through inspirational talks, networking events, investor speed dating, mentorship opportunities, forums, executive coaching and more.

Speakers and guests will include Al Roker, CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Andrew Yang, Former Democratic Candidate, Kathleen Griffith, Founder and CEO of Built Like a Woman, Tamara Steffens, Managing Director, M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund and Marc Lore, President & CEO Walmart eCommerce U.S.

The full speaker lineup, details and free registration can be found here: https://propelify.com

Organizers say that even remotely, the festival will provide “educational resources, intriguing speakers, debates, a digital marketplace and access to investors and cutting-edge startups. Attendees are encouraged to design their own agendas, curating their festival experience.

Themed dates:

Oct. 5 is #BetterTogether, focusing on building a more inclusive and equitable future.
Oct. 6 is #BetterWellness, talking about ways to support healthier minds and bodies.
Oct. 7 is #BetterPlanet, centered around creating a clean energy future and sustainable lifestyle.
Oct. 8 is #BetterConnected, focusing on connecting the world.
Oct. 9 is #BetterBeta, revolving around empowering entrepreneurs, innovators, and instigators.

Aaron Price, Founder of Propelify and CEO of TechUnited:NJ, said, “Especially now, it’s so important that we empower innovators to leverage technology and build solutions to create a brighter future. This is exactly what we do at Propelify. Going fully digital and expanding from a historically single day event to five days of digital experiences, our reach and impact will be even greater this year.”

About Propelify

Propelify is an annual innovation celebration created in 2016 by Aaron Price. Year after year the event has grown exponentially and surpasses 10,000 attendees.

It invites technologists, investors, influencers, media, enterprise professionals, marketers, sales professionals, developers and more to participate and grow their minds and businesses.

Sponsors and partners include McCarter & English, PSEG, Hackensack Meridian Health, Verizon’s 5G Lab, NJ EDA, Cross River, Tech Council Ventures, Weekly Women Entrepreneurship, On Air Brands, Social Wise Communications, Captivate Talent, and DLA Piper. (https://propelify.com)

TechUnited:NJ, which was founded in 1996, is a membership non-profit organization that offers opportunities for tech-related companies with an interest in New Jersey economic and business development to connect, collaborate, and grow.

TechUnited:NJ (formerly known as the NJ Tech Council) has created and held successful conferences in the region as well as an annual Awards Celebration, regular meetings & venture events, and career development forums. TechUnited:NJ is dedicated to supporting and helping tech-related inventions and companies advance. Currently, over 500,000 innovators belong to the organization (https://techunited.co).

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