Techweek Draws a Crowd for Debut Conference in New York City

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Techweek New York 2014 will take place Sept. 29 through Oct. 5, 2014 at 82Mercer in Manhattan.

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With a packed house, a robust panel of speakers and the generosity of our sponsors, Techweek New York was undoubtedly a success.

Techweek New York, the conference dedicated to showcasing the innovation ecosystem in New York City and along the east coast, held its debut conference Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at 82Mercer in Manhattan. The event brought in mayoral candidates, fashion designers, tech CEOs and venture capitalists, many from the New York City area, though many others made the event a destination. Techweek will return to host Techweek New York 2014 on Sept. 29 through Oct. 5, 2014, with the conference being held at 82Mercer on Oct. 2 through Oct. 3.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

The Smart Social Marketing Summit - Presented by Unified, a leading cloud marketing technology company and premiere conference sponsor, this summit gathered experts and innovators from leading global brands and agencies to explore the impact of social media on marketing and technology. Speakers at the Smart Social Marketing Summit included: Beth Goza, Senior Social Media Marketing Manager at Microsoft; Jason Beckerman, Co-Founder at Unified; Paul Marcum, Director of Global Digital Marketing & Programming at General Electric; and Rob Norman, Chief Digital Officer at Groupon.

High-profile Speakers - Techweek New York gathered dozens of experts to discuss topics such as technology development, the future of media, fashion technology and startup growth advice. Featured speakers included: Stefan Weitz, Senior Director of Search at Bing; Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan, co-founders at Hukkster; Steve Jacobs, CIO at Gilt Groupe; Jon Czaja, COO at Bonobos; Jenny Lawton, President at Makerbot; and New York City mayoral candidates, Jack Hidary and Adolfo Carrión.

Startup LAUNCH Competition - 30 tech startups participated in Techweek’s startup LAUNCH competition. Document management system SeamlessDocs impressed the judges and walked away with $100,000 in cash and prizes from sponsors including: Unified, Fluent, Ruckus Marketing, Marengo Hampshire Partners, Embedded Advisors, Kindling, Loud Interactive, Herman Law LLC and LOFTBPO. SeamlessDocs is a next-generation eSigning solution with the mission to completely eliminate paperwork with cloud-based documents and forms.

Fashion Tech Runway Show - Capping off the conference was a fashion show featuring styles and accessories from iconic brands such as DKNY, Motorola, RACHEL Rachel Roy and Gemma Kahng, as well as e-commerce brands JustFab, Bow & Drape and StyleSaint.

“With a packed house, a robust panel of speakers and the generosity of our sponsors, Techweek New York was undoubtedly a success,” said Iain Shovlin, Chairman of Techweek. “We look forward to further growth next year. Mark your calendars for Techweek New York 2014.”

Having previously hosted conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, this was Techweek’s first conference in New York.

To learn more about Techweek New York, visit

About Techweek
Techweek’s mission is to showcase, celebrate and enable emerging innovation ecosystems. With events in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, Techweek is quickly becoming a preeminent destination event complete with speaking sessions, a launch competition for startups and a tech fashion show. For more information, visit Stay up to date on Twitter at @TheTechweek, and check out event photos on the Techweek Facebook page.

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