Kansas City One of Eight Techweek Cities for 2016



Techweek, a traveling technology festival based in Chicago, has announced that Kansas City will be part of an expanded lineup that will bring the event to eight cities in 2016.

Celebrating its fifth year, the festival will add Toronto and Dallas to this year’s  list if host cities, and Kansas City’s turn will be the week of Sept. 12. Other cities include Detroie, Chicago, New York, Miami and Los Angeles.

“We are absolutely delighted to head back to Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, New York, Miami, and
Los Angeles,” Techweek CEO Katy Lynch said in a new release announcing this year’s schedule. “I’m thrilled to be expanding our mission to Dallas and Toronto this year to shine a national and local spotlight on the people, companies, and
initiatives that make these cities such an innovative tech scene.”

Among the events featured at Techweek are the group’s LAUNCH Startup Competition, hackathon, an expo floor, community partner events, happy hours and speaking sessions with key influential leaders within the tech community.  The lineup of tech- and innovation-related speakers in the pas has included luminaries like Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber; Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, and Michael Dubin, CEO of Dollar Shave Club.