5 reasons to celebrate the Boston tech scene at TechJam

When it comes to tech hubs, the spotlight usually shines on Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley in New York City. Despite our own rich history in technology and innovation, Boston, to be quite blunt, has lost top billing. In the last few years, there’s been a perception, both internally and nationally, that the city had flat lined, or as PandoDaily put it, was “in a rut” and had “lost its mojo.”

But guess what? We’re back, and there is a renewed energy pouring throughout the city and the Greater Boston area.

 

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Meet the 6 Bands – and 1 Contortionist – Billed To Rock Boston TechJam This Year

June 12th marks the date of the second-ever annual Boston TechJam. Held in Faneuil and City Hall Plaza, the festival-style event is expected to entertain 3,000 attendees, eager to celebrate the strides of the local innovation scene with an evening of mingling and a top-notch pitch competition.

But let’s not forget the “jamming” part of the party.

Six bands from local companies will be rocking out on stage this year. And for added fun, there will also be a world-renowned comedic contortionist, aptly named The Human Knot, taking the stage. Yup, you heard that right. A contortionist.

 

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Boston’s 2014 Tech Jam Promises an Innovation Celebration

It goes without saying that Boston is a thriving community that fosters and supports forward thinking in the areas of technology and innovation. With one of the world’s highest concentration of entrepreneurs, emerging tech start-ups and with the support of top-tier academic institutions, it’s no surprise the Boston TechJam was conceived in efforts to fuel this increasingly popular trend.

Whether you’re a tech novice or an entrepreneur hopeful, the second annual Boston TechJam promises to provide interested locals with an event to celebrate and accelerate our leading innovation hub. Along with the support of local tech companies, leading industry groups and the City of Boston, the event is considered an ‘unconventional meeting ground’ for local, up-and-coming innovators.

 

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Boston TechJam – An Innovation Block Party

Last year over 2,000 startupers took to the inaugural Boston TechJam, a block party for all things innovation.

Created by Mark Lorion (CMO, Apperian) and Christine Nolan (Dir. of Communities, MassTLC) the event was built to help accelerate connections and celebrate the success of the tech ecosystem in the Boston region. If you’re an entrepreneur, an investor, a student, an employee at a startup or just love innovation this is a party you’ll want to be at.

 

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