Our Story

Techweek exists because we believe in the power of tech entrepreneurship to build a better world. This is an ambitious mission, and we are proud to think big, aspire great, and build the largest community of connected innovators in the world.

We began 5 years ago as a small festival showcasing the untold story of Chicago’s tech ecosystem. Today we are an international brand that celebrates the local ecosystems around the country, which have their own flavor of innovation. 2016 is our 5 year anniversary and we have dedicated this year to leveraging our strengths to tell national stories through media content. From uncovering disruptive ideas, supporting early stage startups, and convening influential founders Techweek offers the only complete vision of tech ecosystems throughout the country.

We aim to connect and develop the tech community in each city through Techweekly and Techweek events.  Techweekly is a weekly media platform designed to share the relevant, local news and insights. Our awards celebrate and showcase the influential leaders in an ecosystem. LAUNCH connects entrepreneurs and identifies emerging startups. While our Festival convenes technologists, innovators, builders, thought leaders, investors and students together across a city through workshops, product demos, and 1 on 1 office hours.

2016 Dates

Hear the best of Techweek 2015

In 2015, Techweek hosted a number of amazing and inspiring speakers on stage in front of audiences of thousands. From founders to investors to engineers to designers, our speakers ran the gamut across the entire tech ecosystem. Hit play below to hear some of our favorites from the year.

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Much love to @TechweekCHI for a massively successful event. Thank you

George D. Bousis, Founder & CEO, Raise

Thank you @TechweekDET for a great discussion of how to make MI the MW startup capital.

Gary Peters, U.S. House of Representitives

Good time at #TechweekLA - they picked a great spot for the event

Mark Suster, Partner, Upfront Ventures

@TechweekCHI @contextmedia @RishiShah you guys are doing amazing work for the Chicago tech community! And in every other city!

Shradha Agarwal, Co-Founder, ContextMedia

Lots of great talent and tremendous potential here at @TechweekMIA #tech #entrepreneurs #business

Jamal Mashburn, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

It's been fun #NYC Thanks to @TechweekNYC for an awesome week. Already looking forward to @TechweekLA #Tech #startup #entrepreneurship

Ryan O'Connell, Vice President, Influence & Co.