Earlier this year, I wrote about New York Tech Day, an even that the producers are calling the “first major tech startup expo”. For the past month, co-producer of the event John Petersen has been hard at work ironing out the details of the event, and he is finally prepared to share. While I’d hate to count the chickens before they hatch, it is shaping up to be a major (and likely successful) event.
Petersen has shared some of the information with PandoDaily, providing details on how the expo will work. The conference will be taking place on April 19th at the Lexington Armory, and admission will be free. There are over 1,000 attendees registered, with a number of high-profile startups and venture firms planning on making an appearance.
In addition, early stage startups are being invited to compete for a free spot on the exhibition floor starting on Thursday. The startups will have to register on the site, and booth sponsors will then choose promising startups to sponsor. This will give startups that don’t have the funds access to the expo floor, as well as any non-profits that may wish to present. One of the major benefits of winning these spots is that exhibiting startups have access to both investors and the press for an hour before the event begins, as well as a direct line to the sponsors – which includes companies like Twilio and DigitalOcean.
While many events have investors in attendance, NY Tech Day has confirmed the attendance of many high-profile investors. The list of investors that are confirmed to be attending is lengthy and includes many high-profile names. Some of them include Spark Capital, FirstMark Capital, ff Ventures, Endeavor Capital, Time Warner Investments and Comcast Ventures. Those are just some of the ones confirmed to be attending, with more to be announced later on.
As there are any number of events going on in the technology world, it is hard to figure out which ones are worth going to. NY Tech Day is looking to be one of the ones you won’t want to miss, so you’ll want to register for your free ticket before they run out. You can do so here.