2021 Propelify Innovation Festival

October 6th | In Person Festival

5000 +
Attendees
1
Day Event

Idle ideas don't fly




Propelify empowers entrepreneurs to propel their ideas into action.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

BetterTogether

BetterWellness

BetterPlanet

BetterStartup

Festival Agenda

1 Day Festival:

Wed., October 6

Featuring Talks, Live Exhibit Hours and Creative Sessions throughout the day!
Stay tuned and register to attend to receive the full agenda & speaker lineup.

Wednesday
BetterPlanet & BetterTogether

Thursday
BetterWellness & BetterStartup

Forums
Investor Speed Dating

Curated Roundtables

Mentorship
Executive Coaching
VIP Networking

Powered by TechUnited:NJ

"Propelify is a wonderful celebration of the technology and innovation that makes our cities and towns thrive, our bodies and minds healthier, our planet cleaner, and our communities full of inclusion and opportunity. I’m excited to see so many startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators under one roof in the state of New Jersey, learning and connecting to propel their ideas into action."
Governor Phil Murphy
State of New Jersey

Speakers

Live from the Stage of Inspiration

Sampath Sowmyanarayan

CRO, Verizon

Al Roker

Founder & CEO, Al Roker Entertainment

Alex Mashinsky

Founder & CEO, Celsius Network

Eric Kinariwala

Founder & CEO, Capsule

Bradley Tusk

CEO & Co-Founder, Tusk Ventures

Kim Hanemann

President & COO, PSEG

Ralph Izzo

Chairman, President & CEO, PSEG

Chieh Huang

CEO, Boxed

Angelo Stracquatanio

CEO & Co-Founder, Apprentice.io

David Meltzer

Co-founder, Sports 1 Marketing

Julie Samuels

Executive Director, Tech:NYC

Cathleen Trigg-Jones

CEO, iWomanTV

George Jordan

Business Columnist, The Star Ledger

Rachel Scherl

Co-founder & Managing Partner, SPARK Solutions for Growth

Jim DeCicco

CEO, SuperCoffee

Steven Rosenblatt

Co-founder & General Partner, Oceans Ventures

Alex Adelman

CEO & Co-founder, Lolli

Rebecca Price

Operating Partner, Primary Venture Partners

James Altucher

Founder, "The James Altucher Show" Podcast

Irving Fain

CEO & Founder, Bowery Farming

Mark Kolb

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Tech Council Ventures

Suzanne Willian

Co-founder & CEO, The Co-Co

Kia Floyd

Head of Public Policy, Facebook

David Sorin

Partner, McCarter & English

Benjamin Novak

Partner, Morgan Lewis

Jonathan Schultz

Co Founder & Managing Principal, Onyx Equities

Manny Medina

CEO, Outreach

Maxwell Ryan

Founder & CEO, Apartment Therapy

John Harmon

Founder, President & CEO, The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ)

Michael Perretta

Founder, Dockett

Jaime Rogozinski

Founder, WallStreetBets

Lola DiCarlo

CEO & Founder, Lora DiCarlo

Susan Jin Davis

Social Impact Officer, Al Roker Entertainment

Sarah Dorsett

CEO, Nanit

John Doll

CFO, RWJBarnabas Health

Tom Bergeron

Founder & Editor, ROI-NJ

Danielle Belton

Editor in Chief, HuffPost

Carley Graham Garcia

Head of External Affairs, Amazon NYC

John E. Ahrens

CEO, Veratad

Jessica Gonzalez

Founder & CEO, InCharged

Senator Cory Booker

U.S. Senator, United States Senate

Sean O'Sullivan

Managing Partner, SOSV

Phil Goldfeder

Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs, Cross River

Tim Sullivan

CEO, NJEDA

Tim Rollender

Director - Venture Programs, NJEDA

Betsy McNeilly

Executive Director & Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Kathleen Coviello

EVP, NJEDA

David Opper

EVP, CBRE

Annie Evans

Founder & CEO, Dream Ventures

Rodney Priestley

Vice Dean of Innovation, Princeton University

Scott Cowan

Partner, DLA Piper

Jennifer Hartman

Human Capital Management Consultant, RSM

Marni Rozen

Director Management Consulting, RSM

Chris Doherty

SVP, ORS Partners

Robert Dickey

Vice President, Edison Partners

Jon Fortt

Co-Host: TechCrunch, CNBC

Previous Speakers

Live from our stage of wisdom & stage of inspiration

Phil Murphy

Governor
State of NJ

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO
Thrive Global

Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO
Vayner Media

Marcus Weldon

CTO
Nokia

Bobbi Brown

CEO
Beauty Evolution

Al Roker

CEO
Al Roker Entertainment

Interactive Title Graphic

Cross River Backyard Games & Smores

Sparrow AI Golf Simulation on site

Ride around the festival with our RideGoat scooters

TechUnited:BetterWellness
Challenge Finals

TechUnited:BetterPlanet
Challenge Finals

Mentorship
Opportunities

Live
Exhibit Hours

VIP
Networking

...And Much
Much More!

Executive
Coaching

Culture

Networking

Make new connections, share a craft brew with a new friend, and see how you can help each other. Expect high-fives and smiles.

Food & Drink

Food trucks. Hipster Coffee. Beer. Wine. And other delicious food and libation inspirations.

Music

Local bands and performers infuse creativity into the festival floor.

Who Should Attend?

You'll network with

Exhibitors

Meet technology companies of the full business lifecycle: early, growth, and enterprise.

Strategics

Meet M&A and business development professionals seeking opportunities for partnerships and acquisitions.

Attendees

Meet a cofounder, employee, employer, client, or business development opportunity.

New Friends

Business is the focus but our culture is friendly. Expect smiles, high-fives and offers to help.

Registration

All in-person attendees must show proof of vaccination for entry. In-person attendance at Propelify is only available to those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

BUY TICKETS

One Full Day of Inspiration, Connection, & Innovation

Featuring Talks, Networking, Live Exhibit Hours and Creative Sessions throughout the day!

VIP

$119

On Sept. 17th, price will increase to $125

General Admission

$25

On Sept. 17th, price will increase to $25

Media Partners