June 6, 2024

The City of Hoboken announces ninth annual Propelify Innovation Festival at Maxwell Place Park

The City of Hoboken will once again host the annual Propelify Innovation Festival at Maxwell Place Park along the picturesque Hudson River waterfront on Thursday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The annual festival, organized by TechUnited:NJ and dubbed the “The SXSW of the Northeast" by Forbes, attracts thousands of attendees for talks, cutting edge technology demos, startups, investor meetings, interactive experiences, tech meetups, mentorship, and more.  

TechUnited:NJ is offering residents complimentary tickets while supplies last, in partnership with the City of Hoboken. Residents can use code HobokenPropels to get a free community ticket at https://propelify.com/checkout-page/?wcf-default=1&coupon=HobokenPropels.  

Hoboken residents that cannot attend all day should register to attend happy hour beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the finale fireworks display between 8:30 and 9 p.m.  

This year's event is focused on entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators utilizing artificial intelligence. With a diverse audience including investors, startups, mentors, customers, tech giants, universities, and entrepreneurs, Propelify offers attendees exposure and connections vital for business growth.  

The day will encompass talks from entrepreneurs, investors, and tech leaders; innovation demos and exhibitor booths; startup pitches; startup career development opportunities; one-on-one startup and founder meetings; music; food; drinks; fireworks; and more. The festival will also feature speakers from Wonder, Verizon, Samsung, Techstars, Comcast Business, BetterFutureLabs, Primary Ventures, Fast Company, and many other organizations.  

The full program and speaker list can be found online at propelify.com.  

"Hoboken is thrilled to host the Propelify Innovation Festival, a dynamic event that embodies the spirit of innovation and community," said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. "Through our partnership with TechUnited, residents can enjoy free tickets to access inspiring talks, cutting-edge tech demonstrations, and much more. We are proud to host this unique festival in our community, fostering growth and creativity right here in our city."  

“I’m proud to bring the tech community to Hoboken,” said Aaron Price, a Hoboken resident and CEO of TechUnited:NJ and founder of Propelify. “Our beautiful and convenient city is a perfect place to unite the tech, startup, and corporate innovation community in a safe way. It’s an honor to collaborate with the Mayor and the City to show off the mile square for Propelify once again. The majority of our small team are Hoboken residents, and we look forward to seeing many of our Hoboken neighbors on June 27 to celebrate innovation.”