Techweek is a week-long technology festival for entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders to meet and enable the innovation ecosystem across the globe. Founded five years ago, Techweek operates conferences in eight cities across North America, including Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Kansas City, New York City, Dallas, Los Angeles and Miami.
Announced annually in each Techweek city, the Techweek100 celebrates individuals and companies for their leadership, innovation, and support of the local tech ecosystem. Selected by the Techweek community, the list recognizes the most distinguished members of the burgeoning tech community in each city.
In 2016, the Techweek100 will be divided across 3 key categories that embody key roles within the community.
- Ambassadors (25 individuals) — Founders, influencers, and prominent voices who act as positive representatives for the tech community
- Innovators (50 organizations) — Companies, both established organizations and rising startups, shaping their industries via innovative technology
- Cultivators (25 organizations) — VCs, incubators, educational institutions, and other organizations that support and enable the tech ecosystem