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Idle Ideas Don't Fly
Let's Propel

WHERE INNOVATORS OF
THE NORTHEAST UNITE

40+ SPEAKERS / 2 STAGES / DRONES
EXHIBITORS / VR / VC'S / MUSIC

Hello

Welcome to Propeller. A day of inspiration, education, and fun. We have talks from tech luminaries. Virtual Reality. Drones. A startup competition. Networking with high-fives. And lots more. Plus, a concert as a grand finale.

What is an airplane without forward motion and lift? Just an idea.

Idle ideas don’t fly. Let’s propel.

- Aaron
founder, Propeller

INNOVATORS UNITE.

It’s time to bring together the innovation community of the northeast IN the northeast. As the founder of one of the largest technology and entrepreneurship meetups in the region, I’ve watched our area explode with startup and innovation activity. Our area is now home to over 200 investment funds, 15+ unicorns, 100’s of startups, and corporations aggressively focused on innovation. We’re massively overdue to unite our community.  Join us.

Skyline
Experience

A Day of Inspiration Education and Fun

The Agenda

Talks About

Future of
  • Music
  • Work
  • eCommerce
  • Content
  • Fintech
  • Corporate Education
  • Virtual Reality
  • HR
  • Marketing
Startups
  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Entrepreneurship
  • User Acquisition
  • Recruiting
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Pitching
Corporate Innovation
  • Strategic Partners
  • Intraprenuership
  • Think Tanks
  • Acting Like A Startup
  • Investing Innovation
The Naked And Famous
Performer, Music Headliner
Beatie Wolfe Joined By Nokia Bell Labs Human Digital Orchestra™
Performer, Speaker, Musical Artist
Nokia Bell Labs Human Digital Orchestra™
Performer
Gary Vaynerchuk
CEO, Entrepreneur, Investor, Best Selling Author
James Altucher
Author, Investor, Entrepreneur
Marcus Weldon
President, Bell Labs; CTO, Nokia
Joanne Wilson
Investor
David Kidder
Founder, Bionic
Jenny Fielding
Managing Director, Techstars
Andrew Rasiej
Founder & Board Member, Civic Hall, NY Tech Meetup
Nariman Farvardin
President, Stevens Institute of Technology
Marc Lore
Founder, Jet.com
Judith Spitz
EIR, Cornell Tech; Former CIO, Verizon
Minerva Tantoco
CTO, City of New York
Jason Saltzman
Cofounder, CEO, Alley
Nsi Obotetukudo
Cofounder, COO, Alley
Wilfred Frost
Anchor, CNBC
Mike Hanrahan
Cofounder & CTO, Jet.com
Laurel Touby
Investor, Flatiron Investors
Peter Shankman
Founder, HARO
Raymond Hennessey
Chief Innovation Officer, JConnelly
Isaac Oates
Founder & CEO, Justworks
Dave Sorin
Managing Partner, McCarter & English
Daniel Cherry III
Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, Prudential Center, New Jersey Devils
Mitch Wainer
Cofounder & CMO, Digital Ocean
Benjamin Sun
Partner, Primary Ventures
Akshay Navle
Cofounder, COO, Maple
Guillaume Gauthereau
Founder, Investor, Wellness Leader
Jessica Bates
Director, Research Practice at Motivate Design
Gerard Adams
Cofounder, Elite Daily
Lewis Schiff
Author, Entrepreneur
Tom Wisniewski
Managing Partner, Newark Venture Partners
Francis Shanahan
VP Technology, Audible
Michael Chad Hoeppner
Founder, GK Training & Communications
Anthony Frasier
Founder, Phat Startup & Tech808
Chris Rill
CTO,Cofounder, Canary
Ali Abdullah
Founder, CEO, Claim it
Dawn Zimmer
Mayor, City of Hoboken
Franck Nouyrigat
Cofounder, Startup Weekend & Recorp
Aziz Hasan
VP Product, Refinery29
Maddy Maxey
Founder, The Crated
Amanda Spann
Tech Publicist, Cofounder, Tiphub
Andrew Weinreich
Serial Entrepreneur
Benjamin Dyett
Cofounder, Grind
Felicia Stingone
CMO, Grind
Chike Ukaegbu
Lead Executive, Startup52
Dan Maccarone
Cofounder, CEO, Charming Robot
Jamie King
Special Operations
Thad Young
Brooklyn NETS Player
Jeff Wald
Cofounder, Work Market
Joseph S. Giordano
Principal, Synecticsworld
JR Badian
VP, Digital Marketing, Social Media, CRM, MasterCard
Gabriella Krista Morgan
CEO, P2Binvestor Inc
Laura Mignott
Cofounder, Managing Partner, DigitalFlash
Lindsey C. Holmes
CEO, Lead Strategist, Usable Tech Co
Lori Cheek
Founder, CEO, Cheekd
Fabrice Sergent
Cofounder, CEO, Bandsintown Group
Melissa McLeanas
Director, Partnership Marketing, Six Flags
Michael Hall
Cofounder, CEO, CyberKudos
Ofo Ezeugwu
CEO, Cofounder, WhoseYourLandlord
Regina Gwynn
Cofounder, CEO, TresseNoire
Stephanie Bagley
SVP, Business Development, Operations, Charity Miles
Sumeet Shah
Senior Associate, Brand Foundry Ventures
Tiffany Kelley
Founder, Nightingale Apps
Tom Chernaik
CEO, CMP.LY Inc.
Brittany Hodak
Cofounder, ZinePak, Per Diems Against Poverty
Steven Kuyan
Managing Director, Incubators, Entrepreneurship, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Steve Faktor
CEO of IdeaFaktory
Masa Okunishi
Entrepreneur, Founder, Japan NYC Startups, Rising Startups
Nick Ruffini
Founder, Drummer's Resource, Podcast Host
Dino Dogan
Founder, CEO, Triberr
Amy Vernon
Director, Audience Development, Daily Dot
John Shammas
UX Engineer, DriveWealth Technologies
Jaime Getto
Director, Digital Marketing, DriveWealth Technologies
Solomon Steplight
COO, CFO, Girls Who Code
Navid Hadzaad
CEO, Angel.ai
Mary Pryor
Director, DigitalFlash
Talmon Marco
Cofounder, CEO, Juno, Viber Media
Thor Ernstsson
CEO, Alpha
Mike Taubleb
Founder, Promenade Speakers
Andrew Cavitolo
CEO,Creative Director, Riviera Catering and Events
Michael Kaplan
Founder,CEO, Fashion To Figure
Evan Kraut
Managing Director, Grey AdVentures
Eric Oldfield
SVP, General Manager, Justworks
Elizabeth Kiehner
Global Design Services Director,Chief of Staff,IBMiX
Kelly Ford Buckley
CMO, Partner, Edison Partners
Shannon St.Val
Cofounder,Your Financial Lane
Charlie Oliver
CEO, Served Fresh Media
Billie Whitehouse
Cofounder, Wearable Experiments,
Sean Petterson
CEO, Founder Strong Arm Technologies Inc.
Rob Sanchez
COO, Open Source Fashion
Alessandra Lariu
ECD, Frog Design
Alicianne Rand
VP Marketing at NewsCred
Ana Mahony
GM, Uber
Basha Rubin
CEO, Priori Legal
Ben Osborne
Editor in Chief, SLAM Magazine
Brian Morrissey
Editor in Chief, Digiday
Dennis R. Mortensen
CEO, Founder, x.ai
Aaron Price
Founder, Propeller
Rocket
Competitions
Startup Competition Cohosted with Techstars & Newark Venture Partners

LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE!  Win fast track to the finales of acceptance for Techstars and Newark Venture Partners.  Plus thousands of dollars in credits to use with our partners. 

Drone Competition & Training

Watch Trained Drone Pilots In A Timed Speed Race! P;us drone pilot training by Enjoy.com. 

Get Featured on Entrepreneur!

Don't Miss the Chance to Pitch our Editors! Companies with the 10 best pitches will be featured on Entrepreneur.com. Get your ideas seen and heard by 13 MILLION readers!

Visit the Entrepreneur booth to sign up for this incredible opportunity.  Learn more here.  

Interactive
Robot
Human Digital Orchestra™

The Human Digital Orchestra™ is a new experience that amplifies human creativity through innovative use of advanced sensing and networking technologies. Learn more.

Recharge At The Alley Lounge

Network, cowork, and chill at the Alley Community Lounge.

The Stevens Immersive Audio Sound Chamber

Indulge your senses in the Stevens Immersive Audio Sound Chamber.  This expereience combines depth of audio with virtual reality that creates a truly tranformative sensation.

Recruiting From Audible

See and hear the future wth Audible.  If you're lucky, maybe you can even join the team.

The Jet Recruiting Bar & Lounge

Learn about the future of ecommerce and maybe you'll be lucky enough to be a fit for the team.  Jet is hiring on recruiting on site.

Community Partners

Represented by dozens of the regional leaders of technology and entrepreneurship groups, learn about what's happening all around the area.

Blimpies AKA Selfies From A Blimp

This you'll just have to experience to understand.  Smile!

Investor Speed Dating

Powered by Edison Partners, take a chance to pitch an investor.  Setup first-come first-served where you'll have the chance to claim a meeting to meet with Edison Partners or many of the other venture capital invetsors participating.   Learn more about Edison here. 

New York Red Bulls Gaming Zone

Bring your gaming skillz.  Live playing is going down.

Fun
Music
Music

We’re business in the front (daytime!) party in the back (evening). We’ll have an audio/Virtual Reality Sound Chamber from Stevens and a Human Digital Orchestra from Bell Labs, and lots more for your aural sensation. The day concludes with an innovation celebration and performance by a rocking artist.

Brain
Networking

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

Burger
Food & Drink

Food trucks. Hipster Coffee. Beer. Wine. And other delicious food and libation inspirations. Plus, a percentage of all sales goes to charity.  

Who Should Attend

Who should attend rectangle

FOUNDERS / INVESTORS /  TECHNOLOGISTS / INDUSTRY INFLUENCERS / CSUITE OF TECH-RELATED FORTUNE 500s / ENTERPRISE PROFESSIONALS /CEO's / CTO'S / CIO'S / VC'S / ANGELS / BRANDS / AGENCIES, MARKETERS / COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS / DEVELOPERS / DESIGNERS / SALES PROFESSIONALS / BUSINESS DEVELOPERS

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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.

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EARN REWARDS! COMING SOON!

Earn backstage passes, signed copies of books, free tickets to other events, coffee with our speakers, and lots more.