73% of exhibiting startups are actively hiring at TechDay events, with an average of 2.1 available jobs per exhibiting startup
Washington DC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014
On the heels of an incredibly successful NY TechDay in Spring of 2014, with over 13,000 registered attendees and 400+ exhibiting startups, TechDay, the world’s largest startup event, is expanding to new markets, starting with Washington DC. The inaugural DC event will be held on Thursday, October 2nd at the National Building Museum at 401 F Street NW, from 10AM - 5PM. The event will host over 150 of the hottest tech startups in the DC metro area.
TechDay NYC has helped foster the growth of over 1,000 startups in just three years. http://dctechday.com anticipates participation from over 150 startups from Washington DC, the Mid-Atlantic Area and beyond, showcasing to thousands of attendees. TechDay’s platform provides startups with the opportunity to engage thousands of early adopters and launch their companies in front of notable attendees. Exhibitors represent players from across the tech industry’s spectrum, including large and small startups that work in domains such as energy, politics, education, enterprise, health and fitness, and more. DC TechDay gives startups the chance to connect with all the necessary resources they need to grow.
TechDay also produces the TechDay Techie Awards, which recognizes exceptional products and talent. The Techies are selected by industry experts on criteria such as design, social good, use of data and business models. Awards will be given out at the event as well as recognized through press and social media coverage.
Washington DC’s tech industry is a vital part of the district’s economy and is ranked nationally in the top 5 cities for VC funding. DC has one of the highest concentrations of engineers, advanced degrees and startups in the country. There are hundreds of active angel investors, supporting early to late stage startups, and one fifth of DC’s government funding goes towards supporting technology in the area. Historically, 73% of exhibiting startups are actively hiring at TechDay events, with an average of 2.1 available jobs per exhibiting startup. We expect hundreds of job openings represented at DC TechDay.
TechDay was founded in 2011 by Digital Ocean Co-Founder, Alec Hartman. In 2013, former Wall Street trader Jesse Podell joined as a Partner and Producer.
“The goal of the event has always been to help startups with the three resources they need the most to thrive: access to capital, talent and early adopters. I'm humbled by our growth and amazed by how significantly we've been able to support startups’ success.” said Hartman, TechDay co-founder. Added TechDay Producer Podell: “This event inspires people. A day doesn't go by when I'm not being introduced to someone who is really considering leaving their job in real estate or financial services, driven by an idea of what they want to build, or they want to join a startup. They come to an event like TechDay and they see the manifestation of the community with their own eyes.”
Washington DC is one of the next startup hubs and our mission is to help grow DC’s startup community by fostering growth, partnership, investment, job creation, and publicity. TechDay is a single day event where over 150 startups can come together to present their ideas and connect with top-tier investors, members of the press, elected officials, exceptional talent from universities and an audience of thousands.
About The Startup Companies, Inc.
The Startup Companies, Inc. owns and operates TSC Devshop, Inc., a full service Ruby on Rails software consulting boutique in New York City, and, TSC TechDay Inc., an events company with properties including TechDay NYC, the world’s largest startup event, and DC TechDay.