About Innovation

Northside Innovation, taking place in the heart of North Williamsburg, Brooklyn on June 7-9, 2017, will welcome a vibrant entrepreneurial community of 5000 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 New York Times dubbed Northside “a compact and intensely Brooklyn counterpoint to South by Southwest.”

Building off of the forward-thinking talks and topics featured at the conference, the Northside Innovation Playground will be reimagined in 2017 as a mixed use space for the latest ideas and experiments in mixed media reality, tech, products, and creative agencies. Lounges, co-working tables, charging stations, brand activations, and food stations will provide attendees with a place to both network and recharge across two days within the festival.

Past speakers include: 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), and Scott Belsky (Behance), among many others.