IEDC and startup business to have presence at San Francisco tech conference

By Mehr News Agency

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation and a business that helps tech firms in their early stages of development will host an Indiana-specific pavilion at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Convention.

At the convention, which takes place Sept. 5-7 at the Moscone Center West, in San Francisco, IEDC will partner with gener8tor, a nationally-ranked start-up accelerator, which focuses on early development, high-growth tech firms. Indiana will be the only U.S. state with an individual booth.

In 2017, the convention had 5,000 in attendance, 1,220 investor-founded meetings and millions of online viewers.

The reserved pavilion gives eight early-stage startup companies from Indiana a unique platform to display their products and innovations, specifically during the conferences Startup Alley. Five of the companies are graduates from the gener8tor program, accompanied by another three high-growth startup companies.

Startup Alley is considered the exhibition area of the TechCrunch Disrupt convention. Hundreds of international startups gather to network with investors who intend to fund innovation in technology. The convention requires all startups who participate in Startup Alley to be in its pre-Series A funding round.

Indianas entrepreneurial ecosystem will be on full display at TechCrunch Disrupt, showcasing our thriving tech community to companies and investors from across the world, said IEDC President Elaine Bedel.

Gener8tor has developed a gBeta Indy Program, which is the first public-based specific accelerator.

Among others with individualized pavilions at the summit are Japan, Germany, Austria, Australia, Korea and Lebanon. St. Louis, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Caribbean, Catalonia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Lithuania, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay have all participated in previous TechCrunch conventions.

Officials with IEDC and gener8tor said they do not intend to stop pushing for advancement in Indianas tech community after the SF convention. The second cohort of gBETA Indy will begin soon after the San Francisco convention with support from IEDC, Hendricks Commercial Properties, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Gutwein Law and Ice Miller.

This article provided by NewsEdge.