The end-all-be-all event for top tech executives. The Private Summit is an invitation-only gathering of C-suite execs, VCs, and key influencers in local and global tech. From roundtable talks to premier entertainment that has included golf and top DJs like Calvin Harris and David Guetta, the Private Summit is the ultimate destination.

New York Edition

Congratulations! If you are reading this then you have been invited to the Techweek Private Summit. The Private Summit is where New York’s technology leaders get together to think, talk and play. All sessions and events are designed for industry leaders and facilitate candid conversation amongst CEOs, investors, and keynote speakers.

When: September 29th – October 3rd

Where: 82 Mercer, New York, NY

What: Techweek Private Summit


Techweek Official Kick-off Party: Startup LAUNCH competitor meet & greet
Brewster office | 11 East 4th St. #2F | 7:30 – 9:30pm
      • Investors, sponsors, and attendees meet and mingle with the 30+ startup companies that will be pitching for the $50,000 prize on Thursday
      • Join us for Techweek’s official kick-off in the Big Apple


Private Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy, followed by remarks by Director Brian Knappenberger
Soho House NYC | 29-35 9th Ave | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Space is highly limited. Please request to attend via the form below.
      • Join Brian Knappenberger and fellow Black Pass holders for an intimate screening of The Internet’s Own Boy, followed by remarks and Q&A on the making of the film
      • Engage in candid conversation on the groundbreaking life and work of Aaron Swartz
      • Meet the film’s Director and discuss the ways technology connects and isolates all of us

About the film: The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.


Golf Tournament at Liberty National
Liberty National Golf Course | 100 Caven Point Rd, Jersey City | Tee off at 12:00pm
Event is at capacity, RSVP to be added to wait list.
      • Take a boat cruise across the New York Bay and visit one of the nation’s premier golf courses — the home of the 2017 Presidents Cup and the 2009 and 2013 Barclays Cups
      • Take a break mid-Techweek and join Techweek’s Chairman Iain Shovlin (Scottish accent, not Scottish golfing ability), the Techweek Board, and a small group of Black Pass attendees for lunch and 18 holes
      • Take in the stunning backdrop of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty while enjoying an afternoon on the green


Astia Venture Lunch
LAUNCH Stage | 82Mercer | 11:30am – 1:00pm
      • Accredited investors are invited to join Astia, a curated global community of men and women committed to the success of world-class women-led high growth startups, at Venture Lunch at Techweek
      • Connect with qualified, investment-ready companies as they present to venture capitalists and angel investors
      • If you are an accredited investor and would like to attend, click here to register.
Venture Capital and Investing Roundtable
Private Summit Lounge | 82Mercer | 2:30 – 3:20pm
  • Matt Williams, Entrepreneur in Residence, Andreessen Horowitz, Founder & CEO,; Former CEO, Digg
  • David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital; Founder, Chairman, HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York
  • Charlie Kemper, Partner, Revel Partners; General Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
      • Join leading investors and entrepreneurs in the NYC tech scene to discuss what’s next in startups and investing
      • Engage some of the most successful investors in the business as they explore the latest in VC and share lessons learned
Social Innovation Roundtable
Private Summit Lounge | 82Mercer | 3:30 – 4:20pm
Host: Michael Slaby, Managing Partner, Head of Mission, Timshel; Former CTO and CIIO, Obama for America
      • Join leading thinkers to explore how we can leverage technology and cross-sector partnership to accelerate social impact
      • Discuss the best and worst of impact investments — and ask leading investors what they are really looking for in the tradeoff
      • Help set the stage for our Friday morning Social Innovation Summit in a Chatham House Rule conversation, hosted by the leaders of the Summit

Whisky Tasting, presented by LoftBPO
Private Summit Lounge | 82Mercer | 2:00 – 4:00pm
      • Walk through the intricacies of some of the world’s best whiskey
      • Sip on a wee dram of fine whisky and meet team LoftBPO in the Private Summit Lounge
Techweek Speaker Reception
Private Residence of Scott Lynn, Founder & Chairman of Adknowledge
Event is at capacity, RSVP to be added to wait list.
      • Take in the sunset at this Tribeca Penthouse overlooking the Hudson River
      • Enjoy drinks and discussion with fellow founders and CEOs following a full day of Techweek activities at nearby 82Mercer
      • Cocktails and light appetizers served


Winning the War for Talent in New York City
Private Summit Lounge | 82Mercer | 2:00-2:30pm
Host: Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder, The Muse
      • Talk with other CEOs and Founders about how to get across the things that made you passionate about what you do in the first place
      • Learn the tips and tricks to find employees that will love the jobs you have to offer, be successful at them, and stick around
State of Technology in NYC
Private Summit Lounge | 82Mercer | 2:30 – 3:20pm
  • Mike Kelly, Managing Partner, Tech DNA
  • Steve Jacobs, CIO, Gilt
      • Join CTO’s of top firms to discuss what’s new and what’s next in technology in the great city of New York
Fashion, E-Commerce, and Technology Roundtable
Private Summit Lounge | 82Mercer | 3:30 – 4:30pm
Host: Ethan Song, Co-Founder and CEO, Frank & Oak
      • The best of both worlds! C-suite execs from prominent fashion-technology companies host this Chatham House Rule roundtable about the intersection of fashion and technology
      • Feel free to engage in the discussion or to listen in while industry experts debate the commercial viability of wearables, the future of 3D printing, and place for the storefront following the triumph of e-commerce

Techweek100 Reception
Private Summit Lounge | 82Mercer | 6:00 – 8:00pm
      • Have a conversation with some of the most prominent leaders in NYC technology and investing
      • Grab a cocktail and raise your glass to the people that keep NYC’s innovation ecosystem alive and well
      • Celebrate the originality, prominence, growth, gumption, and pertinence demonstrated by the esteemed members of the 2014 NYC Techweek100

FashionTECH Runway Show
Summit Stage | 82Mercer | 8:00 – 10:00pm
      • Before the Runway Show starts, enjoy a cocktail and conversation with fashion show brands and models — who also happen to be CEOs and leaders from the tech community
      • Take advantage of front-row reserved seating for our most important guests
      • Applaud the intersection of fashion, technology, and e-commerce as we showcase the latest fashions and tech-inspired brands
The Private Party
Location TBA | 10:00pm – late
Space is limited. Please request to attend via the form below.
      • Meet the brands, stylists, and talent that created the FashionTECH Runway Show at Techweek’s renowned Private Party
      • Treat yourself to our exclusive open bar and dedicated VIP DJ
      • Mingle amongst the upper echelon of New York’s tech ecosystem while you finalize plans to meet up again at Techweek New York 2015

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