About Innovation

Northside Innovation, taking place in the heart of North Williamsburg, Brooklyn on June 7-9, 2017, will welcome a vibrant community of startup founders, entrepreneurs, designers, journalists, VCs, developers, and more across three days of keynote talks, interviews, panels, workshops, pitch competitions, VR playground, and evening parties. Talks will cover a wide range of themes across many technology-driven industries, including: startups, entertainment, activism, marketing, design, food, music, and fashion.

“The Northside Festival has grown into a sprawling, slightly more centered and improbably huge event — Brooklyn’s version of SXSW.” – The New York Times

Past speakers include: Glen Greenwald (The Intercept), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Tim Clancy (Vice HBO), Andrew Nusca (FORTUNE), Jeremy Scahill (BuzzFeed news), Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lydia Polgreen (Huffington Post), Winnie Wong (#FeeltheBern), Kathleen Lingo (New York Times), Marc Mathieu (CMO of Samsung), Rebecca Minkoff (fashion designer), Dan Schulman (CEO of Paypal), Ryan Leslie (musician), Werner Vogels (Amazon), Beth Comstock and Linda Boff (GE), Fred Wilson (USV), Casey Neistat (Youtube, CNN), Tina Roth Eisenberg (CreativeMornings), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Jon Oringer (Shutterstock), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Ben Lerer (Thrillist), Dustin Yellin (artist, Pioneer Works), Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project), among many others.