Built In Boston – Boston TechJam 2018 will feature new area for robots, IoT, and…slam poetry?

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Boston TechJam, the city’s annual celebration of the growing tech ecosystem of Greater Boston’s entrepreneurs, tech companies and startups, is gearing up for its 6th year at City Hall Plaza. According to a press release, this year will feature the usual suspects: live music, food trucks, and a whole suite of local startups — with a couple new additions. Read More…

KnowTechie – Boston TechJam is getting ready for its 6th annual festival

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The 6th annual Boston TechJam is set to take place in Boston at City Hall Plaza on June 14th. The event highlights and celebrates New England and Boston area startups, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and established tech companies. There will also be venture capitalists, non-profits, and higher learning institutions. Think of Boston TechJam as a large block party, with plenty of music and innovative showcases celebrating the growing, rich tech culture of the New England area. Read More…

Boston TechJam 2018 to Celebrate Region’s Tech Culture & Innovation

BOSTONMarch 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On June 14, 2018, City Hall Plaza will again be home to the annual Boston TechJam, a celebration of the technology ecosystem and culture of New England- and Boston-area entrepreneurs, startups, established tech companies, venture capitalists, non-profit organizations and higher learning institutions. The event, now in its sixth year, uniquely combines a tech block party, innovation showcase and live music to connect the community and celebrate the local startup economy.

“Boston TechJam has grown beyond anything we could have imagined when launching, in large part due to the amazing partners who’ve returned year after year to bring this celebration to the community,” said Christine Nolan, co-founder of Boston TechJam and Sr. Director of Communities at MassTLC. “It has become a massive gathering for anyone who loves technology and wants to see and be part of the vibrancy of our local ecosystem. For 2018, we’re taking over the entire City Hall Plaza space to allow for additional attendees and offer even more entertainment and engaging content like a Robotics/IoT Village.”

The event, which drew over 7,000 attendees last year, is made possible by the visionary thought leadership and financial support of underwriting sponsors Autodesk, Cengage, Chewy, Everbridge, Kronos Incorporated, Liberty Mutual, MathWorks, PTC and The Predictive Index. Additional sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are still available.

“The pace at which technology impacts our lives accelerates every day, and events like these are needed to harness new ideas and inspire people to continue to innovate,” said Jack Little, CEO of MathWorks, developers of the MATLAB technical computing software. “We’re excited to partner with Boston TechJam to showcase and celebrate the culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity this region has to offer organizations and individuals alike.”

Boston TechJam will feature live bands, appearances from entrepreneurial leaders, local craft beer, food truck fare and “street-festival”-type games and giveaways from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

New in 2018 is an area dedicated to robots and the Internet of Things, as well as a “theater-in-the-round” – a central stage showcasing a mash-up of amazing talents of our local techies. From juggling to slam poetry to pitching the next big idea in tech, if you think you’ve got what it takes to make it onto the stage, apply to perform.

The event is led by co-founders Christine Nolan of MassTLC and Mark Lorion of Arxan Technologies along with founding team members Dave Polcaro from East Coast Catalyst, Ben Maitland-Lewis from Pretty Instant, Dave Cutler from Influence Central and Sarah Babbitt from SHIFT Communications.

How to Get Involved

About Boston TechJam
Boston TechJam is a showcase and accelerator for new ideas and world-class innovations coming out of the Boston region. The event brings together early stage companies, entrepreneurs, students, established enterprises, venture capitalists and artists to celebrate the region’s technology, entrepreneurship and culture. Equal parts idea exchange and celebration, Boston TechJam is an unconventional meeting ground for local innovators, visionaries and up-and-comers. The 18+ event will take place June 14, 2018 on Boston City Hall Plaza.

Boston TechJam is supported by Autodesk, Cengage, Chewy, Everbridge, Kronos Incorporated, Liberty Mutual, MathWorks, The Predictive Index and PTC. Founding collaborators include Arxan Technologies, MassTLC, East Coast Catalyst, Pretty Instant, Influence Central and SHIFT Communications.

Media Contact:
SHIFT Communications
btj@shiftcomm.com

Sign up to exhibit now!

We’re already starting to fill up the 2018 BTJ exhibitor spaces so if you’re thinking about it, don’t let it slip away! We’ve been working hard on a total redesign of the Plaza and are expanding to take over the whole space! It’s going to be a great year.