Stamford Innovation Week launches Sept. 13
STAMFORD — Entrepreneurs from across the region will gather in Stamford from Sept. 13 to Sept. 23 for Stamford Innovation Week, an event series designed to connect entrepreneurs, tech talent and investors.
There will be over 100 events including conferences, panels, speakers, open houses, networking and after-hours socializing at local pubs and restaurants with live music. Notable sponsors and participants include: NatWest Markets, Deloitte, NBC Sports, People’s Bank, CT Innovations and McCarter English.
The themes of Stamford Innovation Week are entrepreneurs and start-ups, innovations in food and beverage and finance, fintech and networking. Events will touch upon corporate sustainability, blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, smart cities, fintech, pitch competitions, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles and digital media, among other topics.
The week starts off with CT Next’s EIA Award Ceremony, the “soft launch” of drone pizza delivery by Pieology Pizzeria, a large scale video art installation by Danger Gallery and the launch of the official Stamford Innovation Week beer, “Spark.Innovate.Move,” a cryo-power pale ale by Half Full Brewery.
There will also be a CT Next —EIA Pitch Competition and Award Ceremony with $40,000 in prizes, keynote speaker Nikki Mamuric, founder and CEO of Sprout Innovation Co. to discuss “The Innovation Within” at the Entrepreneurs Symposium, a blockchain technology conference sponsored by Blockhive Technologies featuring Nick Spanos, a frontier industry luncheon series by Uconn’s Werth Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a blockchain networking event co-produced by Citi Group and Checkmate Digital.
“Stamford Innovation Week will be a celebration of the area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Jonathan Winkel, SiW Founder and managing partner of SquareWheel, a Stamford marketing agency, and chair of Stamford’s Economic Development Commission. “The intent is to bring disparate groups together to cultivate relationships that spark new ideas and result in new businesses.”
For tickets and full schedule of events visit: www.SiWeek.org. Many events are free and open to the public; others range from $10 to $125.