Since 2016, we’ve welcomed over 40,000 innovators from 43 states and 15 countries.

The annual Propelify Innovation Festival, what Forbes calls “the SxSW of the Northeast,”  unites innovators who propel ideas into action, over the years welcoming over 40,000 attendees for talks, tech, drones, investors, VR, AI, startups, exhibitors, and world-renowned thought leaders like Arianna Huffington, Gary Vaynerchuk, Al Roker, Beth Comstock, Bobbi Brown, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, Tim Draper and more. Propelify serves to connect the business community through access to educational and informational talks, networking opportunities, discovery of new technologies, and business partnerships. The event grows each year by including new entrepreneurs and business leaders and continues to focus on cutting edge technology, with the 2023 & 2024 programs centering around artificial intelligence.


Propelify is the premiere business networking event in the Northeast, providing connections between: 

  1. Startups
  2. Investors
  3. Technology Companies
  4. Universities
  5. Professional Services
  6. Talent
  7. Media
Each year, over 800 direct 1:1 connections and networking opportunities are orchestrated through attendance and participation at the Propelify Innovation Festival. These connections provide businesses with access to new capital, new customers, brand awareness, media exposure, career development, and new technology partnership opportunities. 

Business Consultation Services, including Business Management Consulting and Business Organization Consulting are services that Propelify partners and sponsors are offered on a bespoke basis to tailor strategies and tactics to the exact business needs. Propelify provides education and workshops to address common business concerns like IT, security, AI implementation, & hiring practices to support the advancement of businesses it interacts with and serves. 

Much of the consultative services are based on individual needs, such as providing an energy business with access to new energy management technologies, providing a healthcare system with introductions to resources for hospital efficiencies, and developing a more effective hiring plan and talent development pipeline for emerging startups and businesses. 

Due to the large nature of the Propelify event, the single day event serves as a tentpole event for the regional business community to network and grow their businesses. 

Many attendees of Propelify now have better business plans, new partnerships, and new business relationships thanks to direct networking, consulting, and education provided at Propelify. 


In addition to the highlight reels below, Propelify records all stage content to provide democratized access to educational and inspirational keynotes, sessions, and demos given at the event. The content has received over 100M brand impressions since 2020 with over 500,000 video views and 10,000 podcast listens. 

Video Playlist
2023 Propelify Highlight Reel
2023 Propelify Highlight Reel
2023 Playlist
2023 Playlist
2022 Playlist
2022 Playlist
2021 Playlist
2021 Playlist
2020 + Previous Videos
2020 + Previous Videos


Propelify 2023

The 2023 edition brought together more attendees than ever before as the event showcased a central theme: Artificial Intelligence. Propelify showcased talks from the humans advancing AI via live demos, presentations, and keynotes on the main stage. The festival also included founder and investor meetings, 75 startup booths, fireworks, happy hour, & the announcement of TechUnited’s startup studio, BetterFutureLabs.

Propelify 2022

Propelify 2022 was a dynamic event that brought together like-minded entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors to collaborate and build a better future together. With an inspiring lineup of speakers, exhibitors, and presentations covering a range of topics, Propelify proved that when we work together, we can make a positive impact and create a better world for all.

Propelify 2021

In 2021 we had an exceptional event that gathered innovators with brilliant ideas. We also had more than 3,000 attendees, an amazing $50,000 startup prize, more than 50 exhibitors and 112 great speakers.

Propelify 2020

The 2020 edition was special and a big challenge. The pandemic didn’t allow us to perform the event as usual. But we created a five day digital experience, with 6,000+ registered attendees, 138 speakers, 1.8 million minutes of participation, thousands of insights, networking and more.

Propelify 2019

In 2019 we had an amazing one day festival featuring:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Panels
  • Innovation
  • Tech
  • Networking

Propelify 2018

If it was easy, everyone would do it. But we’re not everyone.

These are just hurdles to jump.

Besides all weather conditions we had the event with all it features: podcast row, accelerator alley, 8,000 attendees from 33 states and 16 countries, more than 80 speakers, more than 100 exhibitors, live music, and much more.

Propelify 2017

The innovator community gathered again in Hoboken to enjoy an amazing festival with all the things that define it.


  • 2 stages
  • 80+ speakers
  • Investors
  • Live music
  • Technology, from 3d printing to VR/AR, drones and more.
  • Exhibitors

Propelify 2016

Over 8,000 innovators united at our inaugural launch

100+ Keynotes including

Gary Vaynerchuk (CEO, VanerMedia), Marcus Weldon (CTO, Bell Labs), Gary Joanne Wilson (Investor), Jeff Wald (Founder, WorkMarket), James Altucher (Author), Judith Spitz (CIO, Verizon).

Experiences including

Startup Competition with Techstars, The Alley WorkLounge, Performance by The Naked & Famous, VR Sound Chamber by Stevens.