I founded TechDay in 2012 when the tech community in NYC was really just starting to gain some steam. My objective was to connect startups so we can highlight what we we’re working on to press, investors and potential hires. The event is on April 21st in New York at Pier 92, and has over 30,000 attendees including press, investors, talent, and over 550+ startup exhibitors. It is has become the Largest Startup Event Series in the US – and I’ve been privileged enough to help and mentor hundreds of startups as a result.
Amazing startups, tons of investors, a whole lot of reporters and the newest, coolest tech you’ve ever seen. Really, some of the companies we have with us this year are solving some of the largest problems in the world.
I derive a lot of value from planning. I like to understand the problem, solution, market, market segment, revenue model, advertising plan and company positioning before I write a single line of code. I even keep a rubix lying around to keep me clear-headed.
We put a lot of passion and energy into making TechDay the most useful day startups have all year. I think we must hold some records for the tens of billions of dollars represented by investors at our event – there are also hundreds of members from national and international press outlets, and the ability to connect with tens of thousands of potential users. It really is a unique opportunity for a company looking to grow quickly.
Chiefly, we’re growing… a lot. I’m always excited by the prospect of working with new companies – this year we’ll see even more of them. Our hardware section is also outstanding this year, and I’m personally thrilled to see some of the great on-demand companies we have.
Aside from my companies, investments, etc. My greatest personal accomplishment would probably be ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ last year. It was a ton of fun.
Eh, I don’t want to brag, but you’ll be seeing me a lot more in Europe soon…. TechDay is growing!