Features & Special Events

These are some of the features that you can expect at INNOVATEwest!

Welcome Reception

We’re kicking things off with a Welcome Reception, with a live DJ spinning the latest beats! Join us on the evening of April 15th for some bites and beverages and start your mingling early.

Exposition Floor

The most dynamic Exposition Floor on the West Coast!

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Pitch Qualifying Stage

Witness groundbreaking ideas and cutting-edge tech innovations from fellow entrepreneurs! The top finalists will move to the “Grizzly Pursuit” Pitch finales!

“Grizzly Pursuit” Pitch Finales

Bringing leading early-stage technology startups to the stage to battle it out in front of live investors!

Tech Bash Party

Join us for a night of electrifying energy, cutting-edge beats, and a tech-infused atmosphere that will leave you buzzing. This is the party where innovation meets celebration!

VIP Reception

Elevate your INNOVATEwest journey and join us for this VIP experience.

Investor Breakfast

Investment insights, strategic connections, and a gourmet breakfast await! Brought to you by RBCx, VoPay and Polymath.

CEO Breakfast

Engage with high-powered C-Suite executives and entrepreneurial visionaries to supercharge your connections and amplify networking opportunities.

Investor Zone

The Investor Zone brought to you by VoPay, is where deals are made! Find investors who are looking for startups and meet with your next potential investor during INNOVATEwest!

Hack-A-Thon for Charity

Get ready for the electrifying action at INNOVATEwest, where we’re uniting the powerhouse teams from West Coast universities to design build, and unveil their mind-blowing innovations in support of a non-profit organization!

Social Hub Meeting Area

A space to relax, recharge, and make the most of your conference experience!

Happy Hour Socializers

At the end of Day 1 and 2 of the conference, grab a beverage and take advantage of face-to-face networking! Mingle with the tech community on the Expo floor.

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