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Digital.NYC Selects City’s Top Tech and Startup Events for Q2 2016

TechDay, TechCrunch Disrupt, and Northside Innovation Festival are selected as the top events in the second quarter of the year

Digital.NYC, the official online hub of the New York City startup and technology ecosystem, today announced its selection of the best tech and startup events taking place in Q2 2016. TechDay in April, TechCrunch Disrupt in May, and Northside Innovation Festival in June will be recognized as the monthly Spotlight Events. In addition to celebrating these top events and providing an inside look, Digital.NYC will give away event tickets or similar prizes to the community for participating events.

“These events are a microcosm of New York City. They bring together incredible talent and drive across multiple industries to celebrate the future’s innovative businesses,” said Marcos Dinnerstein, Editor of Digital.NYC. “We are excited to feature these top events and share their ideas and vision with our larger community.”

April Spotlight Event: TechDay | April 21, 2016

TechDay highlights the most innovative emerging technologies and startups. 550 tech companies and startups, 30,000 early adopters, venture capitalists and angel investors, and major brands will convene for a full day of exhibitions and, starting this year, over 100 live demos. Exhibitors consist of companies in various industries such as social media, fintech, hardware, health, edtech, e-commerce, B2B, on-demand, and more.

For Digital.NYC’s Inside Look Interview with Alec Hartman, Founder and CEO of TechDay, click here.

May Spotlight Event: TechCrunch Disrupt | May 9-10, 2016

TechCrunch Disrupt features game-changing startups and breaking news not seen or heard before for their 2,500 attendees. Unique speakers at this year’s event include Chris Douvos, Managing Director of VIA; Dawoon Kang, founder of Coffee Meets Bagel; Josh Kopelman, CEO of First Round Capital; Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, co-founders of The Skimm; and General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, among others. The two day conference also includes Startup Battlefield, where top early stage startups compete for a $50,000 prize, a 24-hour hackathon, and the larger-than-ever Startup Alley exhibition hall. A new feature this year is CrunchMatch Beta where startups will be paired with investors based on individual needs.

For Digital.NYC’s Inside Look Interview with Leslie Hitchcock, Director of Events for TechCrunch, click here.

June Spotlight Event: Northside Innovation Festival | June 6-10, 2016

Northside Innovation Festival is a dynamic four days of conference and expo allowing industry leaders to discuss and display what is new in tech, entrepreneurship, content, and design. The packed four-day schedule consists of panel talks, keynotes, pitch competitions, networking events, and a trade show. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal.

Enter to Win!

To be entered for a chance to win a free ticket to Spotlight Events or related giveaways, subscribe to Digital.NYC’s newsletter here. Selected Featured Startups can also win tickets; to have your startups listed on Digital.NYC, sign up here.

For more information about New York City’s tech ecosystem and to find tech and startup events near you, visit

About Digital.NYC

Digital.NYC is the official online hub of the New York City startup and technology ecosystem, bringing together every company, startup, investor, event, job, class, blog, video, workspace, accelerator, incubator, resource, and organization in the five boroughs. It is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, IBM, Gust, and over a dozen leading NYC-based technology and media companies.

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