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SiW News

'Event of the Year' - 2020 CT Entrepreneur Awards

Did you know? In 2019 SiW had foot traffic of nearly 5,000 people.

SiW Announces Broad Partnership With UCONN's Werth Institute

SiW Welcomes Back AXA XL as 2020 Sponsor and Partner

SiW Merges with Stamford Partnership, Creating Super-regional Hub Organization

Fashion & Lifestyle Exec Jessica Bacigalupi Joins SiW as Program Director

Whitney Libby

SiW Welcomes Event Industry Guru Whitney Libby as Head of Strategy

An epic celebration of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

September 21st-27th, 2020

  • New England's largest and fastest-growing innovation festival

The events of 2020 are reshaping the opinions, behaviors, and values of a generation. Whether working for a large corporation or a small startup, surviving and thriving in this environment dominates strategic planning and decision making today. And we’re here to help.

This Year's Events & Conference

Werth Institute - Best Practices in Mentoring and Leadership

September 21

  • Virtual

Join industry experts who are leading the way in entrepreneurial leadership, talent development, virtual mentoring, and networking.

Innovation & Tech Conference

September 24-25

  • Virtual

Get the ideas, inspiration, and insights you need to survive and thrive in these uncertain and challenging times. Featuring world-class thought leaders.

AutoVenture

September 25

  • Stamford Town Center

A ‘drive-through’ immersive experience featuring local artists and creative installations—followed by a socially-distant reception.

Startup Weekend

September 25-27

  • Virtual

Build a team, work through spinning-up your product with amazing mentors, and put together a Minimum Viable Product— all in a weekend!

Themes for This Year

Surviving, Then Thriving

Pivots, Planning & Strategy

Leadership in Uncertain Times

Social Justice, Inclusion & Diversity

Hiring & Retaining Top Talent

2020 Tracks

Something for YOU. Deep, actionable insights for everyone.

2020 Speakers

Our speakers represent the leaders in their field. From visionary executives to published thought leaders and high-growth entrepreneurs we feature the insights and ideas that are certain to shape the future.

Let's Grow.

SiW's Unmissable Event Features:

  • Rich virtual experience features; live and pre-recorded sessions, downloadable content, attendee search, speaker chat and more
  • Connect and network with thousands of attendees
  • Over 100 unique sessions designed to balance deep understanding with actionable insights
  • 150 speakers including CEOs, award-winning authors, and IPO-exited founders
  • Over 2,500 companies represented
  • Rare perspectives from top thought leaders in innovation & technology