2018 Propelify Innovation Festival

​May 17th | Hoboken Waterfront301 Sinatra Dr.  Across from the W Hotel, Hoboken

  ·   Talks  ·  Exhibitors   ·   Drones   ·   VR   ·   VC’s   ·   Music   ·   · egaming · Food   ·   Drink   ·   More   ·

10,000+Attendees

80+Speakers

2Stages

THIS YEAR’S THEME: WE FIND A WAY THROUGH WHERE THERE ISN’T.

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Thursday, May 17th | Hoboken Waterfront

Access The 3 Best Ways To Grow Your Business Without Spending 18 Months “Figuring Things Out” Or Wasting Money On Trial & Error

Register Now To Learn From Over 80 Expert Speakers, Connect With Thousands Of Driven Professionals, And Gain Access To High Level Investors

Arianna Huffington at Propelify 2017

Arianna Huffington speaking from the Propelify Stage of Wisdom in 2017

Get empowered with the knowledge, people, and resources to turn your ideas into action at the Propelify Innovation Festival:

  • checkLearn how to grow your business from over 80 expert speakers
  • checkOvercome business obstacles with fresh perspectives and new ideas
  • checkQuickly grow your network and connect with peers, mentors, potential hires, and investors that can help you scale up efficiently
  • checkDiscover the future of entrepreneurship, education , Fintech, HR…
  • checkPlus lots more that won’t fit on this page

Last year, there were over 10,000 attendees from 43 states and 10 countries were there. Don’t miss out.

Get your ticket now and join us on May 17th on the Hoboken Waterfront.

For those who turn ideas into action.

If you’re in the innovation community in the northeast you belong here. Learn from amazing speakers, connect with startups and investors, hire and be hired. Plus virtual reality, drones, music, and a startup competition. And lots more.

Last year, 10,000+ innovators from 43 states and 10 countries were there. Don’t miss out.

What is an airplane without forward motion and lift? Just an idea.Idle ideas don’t fly. #letsPropel

– Aaron Pricefounder & CEO, Propelify

Festival Agenda

Doors Open9:00 AM

Fireworks & Finish9:00 PM

Featuring food/drink & Live music throughout the day         CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL AGENDA          

Investor Matching

Networking Ferris Wheel

Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch 

Community Partners

Drone Racing

Startup Heroes

Cannabis Corner

The Podcast Suite

 Accelerator Alley

Audible – Voices of Progress

Red Bull VR and Smart Soccer

FIREWORKS AND MORE!

LIVE PERFORMANCES!

Talks on 2 stages from 70+ Speakers

Speakers & Performers

Speakers Perfomers

LIVE from our Stage Of Wisdom and Stage Of Inspiration

Gov. Phil MurphyGovernorState of New Jersey

Beth ComstockFormer Vice ChairGE

Nick TarantoCofounderPlated

Susan SobbottFormer PresidentAmerican Express

Shane Snow Bestselling Author & Founder, Contently

Cory Booker  NJ Senator *virtual Speaker

Linda HollidayCEOCitia

Gerard AdamsFounder, EliteDaily & Fownders

Cuong DoPresident, Samsung Global Strategy

CARLEY GRAHAM GARCIAHead of External Affairs, Google

Jennifer Fleiss Cofounder & CEO, Code EightCofounder, Rent The Runway

Amy VernonFounding Member Crypto Working Group & VP, CommunityRivetz Corp

BETH FERREIRAManaging DirectorFirstMark Capital

ALLEN GANNEtTFounder & CEOTrackMaven

Leah JewellManaging Director, Career Development and Employability, Pearson

Josh Kampel PresidentTechonomy

John Henry  CofounderHarlem Capital

Laurel ToubyManaging PartnerSupernode Ventures

Mike LuzioFounder & CEOThe LVE Group

Stephanie AgrestaCEOStephanie Agresta Consulting

David MikkelsonFounder and CEOSnopes

Chris SugdenManaging Partner Edison Partners

Dennis Mortensencofounder & CEOx.AI

Chris WilliamsChief Product Officer, iHeartRadio

SHOW MORE SPEAKERS

David RosenbergCEO & CofounderAerofarms

James MurphyCofounder & President, Hoboken Smart City Group

Brian FrumbergFounderVentureOut

Burt PowersDirector Small Business Sales, Dell

Rebecca PriceHead of PeopleEnigma

David SorinPartnerMcCarter & English

Tim Sullivan CEONJEDA

Mayor Ravi BhallaMayorCity of Hoboken

Holly Rose FaithPartnerNEA

Andrea HuspeniEntrepreneur

Kathleen GriffithCEOGrayce & Co.

David PakmanPartner Venrock Associates

Erica KeswinWorkplace Strategist & Founder

Benji DeckerMercer

Ryan SmithCEO & CofounderLeafLink

Joaquin Aviles Lopez Cofounder, I4SD

Brian TubergenCoinlist

Joe LeoPresidentDef Method

David HeldrethScience & Education Writer, True Terpenes

Tom WisniewskiManaging Partner,Newark Venture Partners

George Burciaga Managing Director, CIVIQ Smartscapes

Michael Chad HoeppnerCEO & President, GK Training

Bruce WeedStartup Program Director, IBM

David PolinchockFounder,Experiential Advertising

David ParkFounder,Coins & Keys

Kelcey GosserandBlockchain Evangelist

Leah Callon-Butler Co-Founder,Intimate.io

James PutraDirector Product Strategy & Innovation,TradeStation

Lauren RudickPartner,Hiller, PC

Omar TawakolFounder & CEO,Voicera

Zeyead GharibCo-Founder & CEO,Harvest Direct Enterprises LLC

Heather Cabotco-Founder,Geek Girl Rising

Jon FineExecutive Director, Editorial,Inc, Media

Ramon RayEntrepreneur, global speaker and best selling author,Smart Hustle Magazine

Sarah DavanzoVP, Consumer & Market Insight & Foresight for Research & Innovation,L’Oreal 

Anu DuggalPartner,Female Founders Fund

Kelly RichardsonManaging Director,Per Scholas

Sameer JainCTO,Barclays

Anthony PeguesRecent Graduate,Per Scholas

Jeanniey MullenGlobal Chief Marketing Officer,Mercer

John Henry

John HenryPartner,Harlem Capital

Andrew GrubbHead of Innovation,Mercer

Paul CoreyManaging Director of Higher Education,Pearson

Kenneth GoodwinSenior Managing Principal,Jeanensis Capital Markets

Vipin KasarlaHead of Digital Transformation,CIT Bank

Frank DenbowFounder,INK’A

Mae KarwowskiCEO/Founder,obviously

Josh KampelCEO,Techonomy

Melissa Grillo AruzVP of Platform,Forerunner Ventures

Madison jayeGlobal Media Personality

Kevin RobinsonFounder,Juniper Jones

Barrie ArnoldChief Commercial Officer, PayByPhone

Vic BozzoCEO, Pareteum Corporation 

Howard GreensteinAssociate Executive Director Educational,Alliance

Claudia PageVice President of Partner Products,Dailymotion

Marty SwantStaff Writer,Adweek

Aaron Price

Aaron PriceFounder & CEO,Propelify

Todd GiannattasioMarketing Advisor,Propelify

Joshua HaasFounder,Bubble 

Mark YackanichChairman,Column6

Andrew YangUS Presidential Candidate (2020)

Andrew WeinreichSerial Entrepreneur

Jeremy LevyCEO,Indicative

Lisa MannCEO & Founder,Think Marketing

Evan StaffordVP of Sales,LeafLink

Hal Hochhauser

Hal HochhauserCEO & Founder.Shakespeare Mailing Service

Previous Speakers

Arianna Huffington

Arianna HuffingtonCEO & Founder,Thrive Global

Gary Vaynerchuk CEO,  VaynerMedia & 5x NYT Bestselling Author

Marcus Weldon

Marcus Weldon  CTO/NOKIA: President Bell Labs

​Joanne WilsonInvestor; Cofounder, Womens Entrepreneur Festival

TALKS ABOUT

Speakers Perfomers

Future Of

  • Music
  • Work
  • eCommerce
  • star Content
  • star Fintech
  • Corporate
  • Education
  • Virtual Reality
  • star HR
  • star Marketing

Startups

  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Entrepreneurship
  • star User Acquisition
  • star Recruiting
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Pitching

Corporate Innovation

  • Strategic Partners
  • Intraprenuership
  • Think Tanks
  • star Acting Like A Startup
  • star Investing
  • Innovation

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30M VIEWS | $10M INVESTED | 35 COMPANIES FUNDED

HUMANITY HEROES CHALLENGEARE YOU USING TECH FOR SOCIAL GOOD?

 WIN: FREE EXHIBITOR SPACE | $3000 CASH

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2018 PROPELIFY STARTUP COMPETITION FOCUS ON DISRUPTIONS OF WORK AND EDUCATION

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A SPOT OF ENTREPRENEUR ELEVATOR PITCH

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AUDIBLE VOICES OF PROGRESS

DRONE DEMOS 

Icon Rocketship Rocket

STARTUP HUMANITY HEROESEXHIBITION

BUDDHA BOOTH & WELLNESS

INVESTOR SPEED DATING

RED BULL E-SPORTS GAMINGLOUNGE

CHOOOSETODAY

CEO BREAKFAST WITH “CEREAL ENTREPRENEURS”

ACCELERATORALLEY

INNOVATION ROW

PROPELIFY LIVE: THE PODCAST SUITE

Fun

NETWORKING

Make new connections in the Entrepreneur, Alley, and WeWork Lounges, share a craft brew with a new friend, and see how you can help each other. Expect high-fives and smiles.

FOOD & DRINK

Food trucks. Hipster Coffee. Beer. Wine. And other delicious food and libation inspirations.

MUSIC

Hear cutting edge performances from emerging artists and a grand finale with a unique performance by Beatie Wolfe using the Human Digital Orchestra from Bell Labs.

Who Should Attend

Your Heading Here

·   Founders   ·   Investors   ·   Technologist   ·   Industry   ·   Influencers   ·   C-Suite of tech related fortune 500   ·   Enterprise professionals   ·   CEO’s   ·   CTO’s   ·   CIO’s   ·   VC’s   ·   Angels   ·   Brands   ·   Agencies Marketers   ·   Community Development Managers   ·   Developers   ·   Designers   ·   Sales Professionals   ·   Business Developers   ·

You’ll network with

EXHIBITORS

Meet technology companies of the full business lifecycle: early, growth, and enterprise.

STRATEGICS

Meet M&A and business development professionals seeking opportunities for partnerships and acquisitions.

ATTENDEES

Meet a cofounder, employee, employer, client, or business development opportunity.

NEW FRIENDS

Business is the focus but our culture is friendly. Expect smiles, high-fives and offers to help.

Media Partners

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Sponsors & Partners

iHeartMedia LogoJet.com LogoPhone.com LogoStevens Institute Of Technology

EXHIBITORS

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COMMUNITY HOSTS

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“It’s like SxSW moved from Texas to New York. I was amazed. So much talent. So much creativity. Propelify truly delivered.”

FRANCK NOUYRIGATFOUNDER, STARTUP WEEKEND

“Propelify is a testament to our great tech community here in the NYC metro region. It was part festival, part tech conference, and a chance to connect to the innovators and thought leaders that drive the next wave of our economy. I had a blast.”

MINERVA TANTOCOFORMER CTO, CITY OF NEW YORK