This year, Techweek Founders House celebrated its fifth annual event in New York. Techweek Founders House is an intimate and exclusive gathering of CEOs and founders from rising tech companies and established Hero Companies, as well as notable individuals in every Techweek city. The invitation-only experience fosters a unique environment for founders to create meaningful and authentic relationships with their peers.
Techweek Founders House took place in the heart of Greenwich Village, in the private residence of Stephen Werther, the former CEO of Anthony Bourdain’s Hudson River Food Market, and current owner of hotspot restaurant, Suprema Provisions. Guests were treated to the four story residence, with grilling on the rooftop, and a sprawling living room area on the third floor with virtual reality and other treats. Werther grilled BBQ shrimp skewers himself, pairing them with Italian cheeses and specialty cocktails, alongside handmade gelato from Suprema Provisions.
Photo: Alena Sakovich, Solutions Analyst, Vitech Systems Group; Steven Sacks, Founder, bitforms gallery; Vince Bartozzi, Co-Founder, Stakes
Photo: Aundrea Grumbo, Dell; Jessica Naziri Founder & CEO, TechSesh.co; Natalie Zfat, Co-Founder, The Social Co.; April Johnson, Consumer PR & Influencer Relations Advisor, Dell
Photo: Amanda Signorelli, CEO of Techweek, and Matt Coursen, Managing Director, JLL
Photo: Guest enjoys the Littlstar Virtual Reality demonstration, showcasing their work with clients like Discovery and Disney
Photo: Whiskey tasting with Glen Grant, named Scotch Whiskey of the Year by the Whisky Bible for 2018 – two years running!
Photo: Jonathan Dwyer, formerly of Tesla and Anastasia Alt, Founder & CEO, Pathspark
Photo: Yael Raviv, Business Development, Splacer
Photo: Handmade gelato with amaretto from Stephen Werther’s Suprema Provisions
Photo: Mark Anthony Philips, Co-Founder, Blue Ocean Tech
Photo: Acclaimed photographer Daniel Kelleghan of Kapow takes portraits of entrepreneurs, presented by Media Temple
Photo: Media Temple presents headshots by Kapow
Photo: The rooftop at Stephen Werther’s Greenwich Village residence
Photo: Chris Bordeaux, Co-Founder, Savant; Brad Purdy, CFO, Outcome Health; Matt Coursen, Managing Director, JLL
Photo: Tom Lawlor, VP of Operations, Techweek and Khalehla Nuzum, BCG Digital Ventures, chat with guests
Photo: Treats sponsored by Jayaram Law Group
Photo: Artie Kenney, Founder, AKT Agency; Lilly Crick, Director of Experiential Advertising, Media Temple; Jordin Quintero, International Marketing, Capitol Records
Photo: Polly Rodriguez, CEO & Co-Founder, Unbound; Camille Laurente, Creator & Host, Sincerely Hueman Podcast; Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO
Photo: Guest drinking the Campari Boulevardier presented by Anchin Accountants and Advisors
Photo: Anchin Advisors presents the Founders House Signature Cocktail
Photo: Adam Caplan, President, PINCHme and Beatrice Caplan, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Photo: Card Connect presents the Espresso Bar
Founders House is a capstone event during Techweek, a five-day conference and festival where entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders gather together to enable innovation ecosystems in the cities of Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Toronto and Washington DC. Techweek curates compelling programming that allows a global spotlight to shine on each ecosystem and its leaders. Past speakers include Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), Susan Paley (Former CEO, Beats by Dr. Dre), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist), Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans), and Peter Diamandis (Founder, X PRIZE). Techweek has gathered more than 200 sponsors, including companies such as Google, American Airlines, Microsoft, Motorola, Redbox, Uber, and Yelp.
Photo credits: Jess Cuevas, Generic Brand Human photography