2016 Propeller Innovation Festival Brings Technology, Music, Networking To Hoboken’s Pier A Park

Producers, Sponsors, Hundreds of Volunteers Come Together for One Day Celebration of Northeast Tech, Entrepreneurial, and Maker Communities

Press Release published Apr 14, 2016, 17:06 ET, at PR Newswire.

HOBOKEN, N.J., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The 2016 Propeller Innovation Festival, a daylong event where innovators of the northeast will unite, today announced a full 14 hours of programming designed to inspire, educate, and celebrate over 5,000 expected attendees at Hoboken’s Pier A on Friday, May 20, beginning at 9:00 am. The 2016 PropellerFest is founded and produced by Aaron Price, founder of the New Jersey Tech Meetup, along with a team of over 100 volunteers and an eclectic group of partners, sponsors and exhibitors.

“The northeast is rich with startup and tech activity, with over 200 investment funds, at least 15 unicorns, and hundreds of startups located in New York and New Jersey alone. The truth is, we’re long overdue for an event like this, in our own backyard, that unites the innovation community,” said Price. “We set out to create the ultimate experience that showcases all of the amazing people, companies, and opportunity in the area. We have, virtual reality, drones, a startup competition and talks from venture capitalists and tech luminaries. You can come and enjoy a locally made craft beer, check out some cool new projects, network, and enjoy a special musical performance as the day transitions from conference to celebration.”


2016 PropellerFest attendees can expect:

  • Startup competition co-hosted with Techstars and Newark Venture Partners
  • Keynotes and fireside chats throughout the day from influencers in technology, investing, startups, and education
  • Over 50 exhibitor booths featuring the latest projects from technology’s brightest minds
  • Networking with like-minded innovators, in lounges sponsored by DigitalOcean and Justworks
  • Community area for local groups to co-mingle
  • Virtual reality demo area presented by Audible
  • Interactive guest experiences
  • Drone competition
  • Venture Capital “speed dating” session for entrepreneurs
  • Human Digital Orchestra presented by Bell Labs
  • Immersive VR Sound Chamber by Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Jet.com recruitment Bar & Lounge
  • Hello & Demo Bar with live startup demos
  • Local food and drinks, with a portion of proceeds going to charity
  • Inspiration, education and fun


Speakers and panelists will be featured throughout the day at, with sessions running concurrently from two separate venues: The Stage of Wisdom and The Stage of Inspiration. Speakers, including best-selling author, podcaster and investor James Altucher; City of New York Chief Technology Officer Minerva Tantoco; Techstars Managing Director Jenny Fielding; and Marcus Weldon, President & CEO of Bell Labs, will discuss a range of topics at the intersection of technology, business, and culture, organized along three tracks: Future Of…; Startups; and Corporate Innovation.

“New York City tech is booming, and our secret sauce is diversity and a deep sense of community. You see it in our collaborative tech initiatives, tech meetups, our workspaces, and our public-private partnerships,” said Tantoco. “There’s no question that the 2016 Propeller Innovation Festival, and an opportunity to experience it at the soon-to-be new campus for Cornell Tech, will celebrate and foster the area’s unique innovation community. We’re proud to lead the way and to help unite the innovators of New York City and beyond.”


General availability tickets are now on sale for $139.99. Each ticket includes a bundle of premiums valued at over $1,000 comprising:

  • One-month Work Pass to Alley NYC
  • One-month Work Pass to Mission 50
  • One-hour live coaching session from Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Funds to spend at Jet.com
  • One-year subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine
  • A free audio book download from Audible.com


2016 Propeller Innovation Festival
Pier A Park
100 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Friday, May 20, 9:00 am — 11:00 pm


2016 Propeller Innovation Festival is a day-long event where innovators of the northeast will unite, created to foster a sense of camaraderie among the northeast innovation community. Headquartered in Hoboken’s Pier A Park, Propeller brings together makers, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators on Friday, May 20, to experience live music, the latest in tech, thought-provoking speakers, networking, inspiration, education, and fun. The festival was created by Aaron Price, founder of the New Jersey Tech Meetup.

Media Contact: Rich Gallagher
Resound Marketing for 2016 Propeller Innovation Festival
609–279–0050 x118

Propeller Media and PropellerFest are not associated with Propeller Industries, LLC. PropellerFest is now Propelify.

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