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Roker, Vaynerchuk among Techweek festival speakers, kicking off October 12, 2015

Roker, Vaynerchuk among Techweek festival speakers, kicking off October 12, 2015

Techweek, the nation’s leading traveling technology festival, has finalized its New York schedule. The 3rd annual Techweek New York is sponsored by LOFT, a leader in outsourcing for hyper growth. Techweek New York will showcase key influencers leading conversations about trends in innovation and growth across the tech landscape in New York and elsewhere.

Notable names include: Al Roker (CEO, Roker Entertainment, Inc), Gary Vaynerchuk (Founder/CEO, VaynerMedia), Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (Co-Founder/CEO, GLAMSQUAD) and Alex Chung (Founder/CEO, Giphy). Panel session topics will include Urban Innovation, Health and Lifestyle, The Art of Storytelling, Unconventional and still Unexploited Marketing Tactics, among others.

With around 80 speakers this year, we’re excited to feature some of the best leaders and innovators in the New York technology community,” said Techweek CEO Katy Lynch. “We’re also capping the number of startups participating in Launch competition at 55. We’re extremely excited about the participants and thrilled to be awarding the winner $50,000 in prizes.”

The week-long festival will take place October 12-18 at Metropolitan Pavilion. The week will feature a wide range of events, including the Launch startup competition, Hiring Fair, Hackathon, Food Truck Face-Off, an expo floor, and speaking sessions with leaders in the tech community.

About TechWeek

Techweek is a seven-day festival for entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders to meet and enable the innovation ecosystem in cities across the US and beyond. Locations currently include Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Miami, New York, and Havana.

Techweek curates compelling programming that casts a global spotlight on each community and its leaders. Past speakers include Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber), Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist), Peter Diamandis (Founder, X PRIZE), and Jim McKelvey (Co-Founder, Square).

For more information on Techweek New York, please visit:

About LOFT

LOFT is the preferred outsourcing partner for hyper growth companies. Built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, LOFT provides advanced analytics and global outsourcing services. Launched in 2009, LOFT operates globally with a presence in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., London, Pune and Bangalore. For more information about LOFT, please visit

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