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Get to know some of the MarketplaceLIVE community partners

Kristen Barry, Marketing Manager, Events
October 24, 2019

MarketplaceLIVE is a one-day event connecting you with the community building the foundation of the digital world. This year’s theme, Where X Meets Y, the Power of the Hybrid is about uncovering collaborations that are hiding in plain sight. By bringing many of our esteemed community partners together in one place, those undiscovered collaborations can be brought to life. The associations that have partnered with us each represent diverse and extensive communities. Through MarketplaceLIVE, these associations can band together to get inspired from one another, grow their networks, and put themselves directly in front of hundreds of influencers and dealmakers within the global tech community to help further their missions.

Below, get to know some of our community partners for this year’s event and the network they each represent.

Tech 2025

Tech 2025 is a platform and community for learning about, and discussing, the most consequential emerging technologies that will impact our world in the next 10 years. These technologies include AI, Machine Learning, VR/AR/MR, Driverless Vehicles, Robot Automation, 3D Printing, Space Tech, Drones, Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Sustainable Technologies. In addition to teaching the public about these technologies that are evolving quicker than we can fully understand them, Tech 2025 facilitates discussions on practical problems, legislation, and the broader societal implications of these technologies (particularly on the future of work).

The Tech 2025 community was created to empower everyone to participate in developing emerging technologies that are quickly shaping our future and changing our world. MarketplaceLIVE epitomizes this with a truly diverse community of professionals who bring brilliant ideas and an enthusiasm for pushing boundaries to solve hard problems that organizations and society at large needs! We’re proud to be a community partner and look forward to a day of deep dive sessions, inspiration and meaningful connections!
- Charlie Oliver, CEO

NY Tech Alliance

The mission of the NY Tech Alliance is to represent, inspire, support, and help lead the New York technology community and ecosystem to create a better future for all. Created through the merger of NY Tech Meetup and the New York Technology Council, the organization has over 60,000 individual and institutional members, reflecting the full spectrum of the greater New York area tech community and making it the largest tech organization in the region.

Led by Executive Director, Andy Saldana, and Chaired by Thatcher Bell, the NY Tech Alliance continues the work of its predecessor organizations, hosts a monthly Meetup at AppNexus as well as educational and social events, and continues to focus programming and advocacy efforts on issues important to the technology sector and New York.

NY Tech Alliance is thrilled to partner with MarketplaceLIVE! The event brings together a diverse community within the tech ecosystem to inspire and support one another. We’re excited to hear the captivating stories on how our community is changing the world.
Andy Saldana, Executive Director


Techqueria is a nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals in the tech industry by building networking and career advancement opportunities. They build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, technical talks, mentorship, open jobs, networking events, speaking opportunities, and open-source. Techqueria was founded in Berkley back in 2015 with the purpose of serving those who were studying or pursuing a career in tech. They now have 5 chapters across the US and have a growing community of over 15,000 members.

When asked about what they were most looking forward to about attending MarketplaceLIVE, they said: "Techqueria is excited to be a community partner with MarketplaceLIVE this year. As an event that focuses on bringing industry leaders and discusses tech ideas that are changing the world, we look forward to collaborating on an exciting day of learning and conversations."

Women’s Tech Forum

Women’s Tech Forum is a non-profit that aims to provide women in the global cloud & network infrastructure industry with a safe and open environment that fosters connection, professional growth, and discussion to promote diversity, inclusion and support. WTF seeks to make a positive impact on women in the industry by hosting networking events, panel discussions, and content highlighting women in the industry and their personal experiences navigating their careers.

What started out as a casual conversation at an industry conference between four friends about the glaring gender gap, has turned into a community of 700+ women in the cloud & infrastructure industry over the past 2+ years. We’re so happy to be partnering with MarketplaceLIVE as an event and community that also values the power of connecting in-person and learning from one another.
- WTF Board

Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. They nurture startup ecosystems in 125+ countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of their global community is monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

Get Involved in MarketplaceLIVE

Want to give your association the opportunity to mingle & network with a diverse community? Our attendees span across many different industries and roles within the global tech industry. Become a MarketplaceLIVE community partner and spread awareness for your organizations mission all while having fun, getting inspired & enjoying some delicious food. You never know who you might meet!

MarketplaceLIVE takes place on Thursday, November 7th at Spring Studios, NYC. Reach out to MarketplaceLIVE@digitalrealty.com to get involved today.