SXSW of the Northeast

-Forbes

JUN 27th 2024, MAXWELL PLACE PARK, HOBOKEN, NJ

PROPELIFY 2024: RETURNING TO OUR ROOTS

Now more than ever before, we’re focused on showcasing the founders propelling ideas into action at this year’s edition of the Propelify Innovation Festival. The main stage will feature pitches from cutting edge Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A startups as well as talks focused on fundraising and ensuring the next generation of startups succeed.

We hope to see you there to be inspired, awed, and invested in the growth of our startup community.

IDLE IDEAS DON’T FLY #letsPropel

– Aaron Price | Founder, Propelify | CEO, TechUnited

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2024 SPEAKERS

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Governor Phil Murphy

Governor of New Jersey

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Marc Lore

Founder and CEO of Wonder

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Carolyn Everson

Senior Advisor, Permira

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Elliott Mack

Investor, Techstars

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Mark Yackanich

Partner, BetterFutureLabs

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Crystelle Desnoyer (Event Emcee)

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Steven Rosenblatt

Co-Founder & General Partner at Oceans

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Justin Trugman

Cofounder & Head of Technology

Diane Choi

Diane Choi

VC investor at Samsung Next

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Alisha Outridge (Event Emcee)

CTO

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Rebecca Price

Partner, Primary Ventures

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Massimo Peselli

Chief Revenue Officer, Global Enterprise & Public Sector for Verizon Business

Craig Dubitsky

Craig Dubitsky

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Amine Houyou

Head of the Integrated Solutions and Experiences Lab – VP Bell Labs Solutions Research

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Yasmin Gagne

Associate editor and host, Most Innovative Companies podcast, Fast Company

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Katie Teuber

Director, Startup Engagement, Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs

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Diana Ramson

Executive Editor, Inc. Business Media

David Meltzer

Dave Meltzer

Founder David Meltzer Enterprises (DME)

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Scott Cowan

Partner, DLA Piper LLP

Ram Akella

Ram Akella

Executive Vice Preseident Innovation Impact, NJ Economic Development Authority

Past festival SPEAKERS

Some of the over 500 speakers that have joined us on the Propelify stage to share their knowledge.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Chairman, VaynerX

Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO, Thrive

Bobbi Brown

Founder, Jones Road

Al Roker

Founder, Al Roker Entertainment

Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky

CSO & EVP, Design & Emerging Products, Adobe & Founder, Behance

Jim McKelvey

Co-founder, Block

Marc Lore

Founder, Wonder Group

Jennifer Fleiss

Jennifer Fleiss

Rent The Runway Founder

Phil Murphy

Governor State of NJ

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Past festival SPEAKERS

Some of the over 500 speakers that have joined us on the Propelify stage to share their knowledge.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Chairman, VaynerX

Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO, Thrive

Bobbi Brown

Founder, Jones Road

Al Roker

Founder, Al Roker Entertainment

Jim McKelvey

Co-founder, Block

Marc Lore

Founder, Wonder Group

Jennifer Fleiss

Jennifer Fleiss

Rent The Runway Founder

Phil Murphy

Governor State of NJ

PROPELIFY 2024: THE AGENDA

  • 11:00AM Doors Open
  • 12:30PM Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 12:45PM Staying Scrappy after a $3B exit with Marc Lore
  • 1:20PM Startup Spotlight: Startup Pitches x4 (apply here) Presented by the NJEDA
  • 2:15PM Making AI your Business Superpower
  • 2:45PM Do Startups Need Accelerators? 
  • 3:10PM You don’t know as much about AI as you think
  • 3:30PM Startup Spotlight: Startup Pitches x4 (apply here)
  • 4:40PM Building for the Year 2050
  • 5:00PM TBA: Entrepreneur Fireside Chat
  • 5:25PM The AI we’re Avoiding
  • 5:45PM Startup Spotlight: VC Pitches x4 (apply here)
  • 6:45PM TBA: Investor Fireside Chat
  • 7:00PM Closing Remarks: Never Get Stale
  • 7:00PM Happy Hour Begins
  • 8:30PM Fireworks Show

SELECT YOUR EXPERIENCE

COMMUNITY ACCESS

$19

All Day Festival Pass

VIP ACCESS

$199

$129 until Thursday 6/27/24

INTERACTIVE

Unique on-site experiences for you to connect, learn, and be inspired.

Top Speakers

Top Speakers

Founders, C-Suite Leaders, & Industry Experts take the stage to share their wisdom & insights.

Brand Activations

Brand Activations

Experience demos and the latest tech from leading brands.

Fundraising Forum

APPLY NOW

Fundraising Forum Meetings

Founders & investors meet 1:1 in the LaunchPad. Powered by BetterFutureLabs & Tech Council Ventures
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Innovative Startups

Innovative Startups

Check out cutting edge tech, brand new software, & meet growing startup teams.

Food & Drinks

Food & Drinks

Happy Hour Starts at 7pm!

Career Development

Career Development

Hire & be hired.

Fun & Activites

Fun & Activites

Fireworks, games, and hands-on demos.

VIP & Investor Lounges

VIP & Investor Lounges

Relax and network with fellow leaders, movers, & shakers.

One Stage

One Stage

Get insights, expert advice, & perspective you can't find anywhere else.
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Music

Music

Enjoy music throughout the day!

Startup Demos

Presented by NJEDA

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