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The Hoboken Festival Keeps the Tech Startup Community Moving Forward

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The Hoboken Festival Keeps the Tech Startup Community Moving Forward

The annual Propelify Innovation Festival was back in Hoboken last week. The festival promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology through exhibitions, speakers about technology innovation, music, food, and drink. It caters to startup companies, investors, and other interested parties.

A few of Hoboken’s favorite food trucks lined up, with participants able to indulge in various food items and were also able to get drinks at the bar.

“Propelify has been a great experience so far. It is combining the minds of a lot of different types of companies and organizations so it’s great to have everybody come together,” shared Associate Producer Bridget Greene from woman TV.

The annual festival has been coming to Hoboken since 2016.

“Hoboken is honored to host the Propelify Festival which grew out of the NJ Tech Meet Up, founded in Hoboken by Aaron Price.  And we look forward to continuing and hopefully expanding this partnership within our Hoboken community in the years ahead,” shared Councilwoman Tiffanie Fischer. “Because of this event and the amazing efforts by the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken has increasingly become known for and committed to being an innovation nexus in our region.”

“In 2020, Propelify, Stevens, the City of Hoboken, and the Hoboken Public Library received a grant from the NJ Economic Development agency to partner on a feasibility study to further support innovation and inclusive entrepreneurship within our region,” she added.

CEO and Co-Founder of Zing, Auishai Shham, also spoke on the importance of the Propelify Festival.

“Propelify for us symbolizes the gathering of innovation in New Jersey, which is really special because it’s always New York City, San Francisco [and lots of other markets],” shared Sham. “So, coming together around innovation happening in New Jersey is unique and has a lot of meaning in our networking. We hear about programs that are available from the government and we talk to other similar-minded entrepreneurs.”

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