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TECH WEEK 2023
September 18-23

Tech Week Grand Rapids is a multi-day collection of events designed to showcase the region's vibrant tech community. With events ranging from hands-on tech exhibits and panel discussions, to pitch competitions and networking opportunities, there is something for everyone at Tech Week Grand Rapids. 

Tech Week Grand Rapids is designed as an "unconference" hosted by multiple different organizations across the community. Attendees can create a custom schedule of their choosing by registering for selected events.

6,000+ 

Attendees

30+ 

Events 

6 DAY

Schedule 
Schedule

2023 SCHEDULE

Monday, September 18
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Tech Week Kick-Off ft. Malcolm Gladwell

Mon, Sep 18 | 3:00-6:30PM

GLC Live at 20 Monroe

Keynote and Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell

SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, September 19
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Tech Showcase

Tues, Sep 19 | 9:00AM-2:00PM

Tech Hub - Grand Rapids Art Museum

Hands-on tech exhibits for students

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Creative Solutions that Change Lives: The Engineering & Computing Mindset

Tues, Sep 19 | 4:00-6:00PM

GVSU Shape Corp. Innovation Design Center

Engineering & computing showcase

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Supercharge Your Applications with Artificial Intelligence

Tues, Sep 19 | 2:30-5:00PM

Long Road Distillers

Integrating ML & AI into software

applications & networking happy hour

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SURGE AI Talk: Unleashing the Power of ChatGPT and AI in Your Business!

Tues, Sep 19 | 9:00-10:30AM

Holland, MI

AI tech panel discussion

SOLD OUT!

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Diversity & Inclusion in Tech

Tues, Sep 19 | 5:30-7:30PM

Little Space Studio

Discussion on the current state and future goals of D&I in tech

Wednesday, September 20
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GRCC: Tech Trends Reshaping Business

Wed, Sep 20 | 9:00AM-12:00PM

GRCC

Sessions on generative AI, cyber, & AI in the workplace

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Code, Culture, and Coffee

Wed, Sep 20 | 9:00-11:00AM

Last Mile Cafe

Conversations about the Tech Industry

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Bridge 96: Building a Statewide Startup Ecosystem

Wed, Sep 20 | 12PM

Tech Hub - Grand Rapids Art Museum

Statewide community discussion

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GVSU Tech Talks

Wed, Sep 20 | 12:00-2:00PM

John G. Russell Leadership Center

Tech expert presentations

SOLD OUT!

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Freshwater Digital Technology Showcase

Wed, Sep 20 | 2:00-4:00PM

Freshwater Digital

Networking and showcasing latest tech

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Twisthink x Failure Lab

Wed, Sep 20 | 3:00-5:00PM

Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building

Presentations and happy hour

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AI in Communications: Understanding Impact & Unlocking Potential

Wed, Sep 20 | 4:00-5:30PM

GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center

AI in the communication industry

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VC Happy Hour

Wed, Sep 20 | 5:00-7:00PM

Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building

Networking happy hour

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Demo Day

Wed, Sep 20 | 5:00-8:00PM

Calder Plaza

Entrepreneur start-up competition

Thursday, September 21
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Black & Brown Founders Brunch

Thur, Sep 21 | 9:00-11:00AM

Tech Hub - Grand Rapids Art Museum

Networking brunch

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Attracting & Retaining Talent in the Work-From-Home Era

Thur, Sep 21 | 9:00-10:30AM

Worklab by Custer

Panel for managers & organizational leaders

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Latinx in Tech

Thur, Sep 21 | 11:00AM-12:00PM

Tech Hub - Grand Rapids Art Museum

Panel with current Latinx tech pros

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Building the Workforce You Need

Thur, Sep 21 | 3:00PM

Tech Hub - Grand Rapids Art Museum

Re-skilling and up-skilling talent

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Drinks on the Deck

Thur, Sep 21 | 4:00-7:00PM

Michigan Software Labs

Happy hour event 

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Innovation at Scale: A Playbook for Building High-Growth Ventures

Thur, Sep 21 | 5:00-6:30PM

TiiCKER Offices

Session for entrepreneurs and intrapreneuers with City Innovations

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GR in XR on the Blue Bridge

Thur, Sep 21 |  6:00-7:30PM

Blue Bridge - Downtown Grand Rapids

Extended reality experience

Friday, September 22
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Twisthink Breakfast + Panel

Fri, Sep 22 | 8:00-9:30AM

Twisthink

Networking & Q+A

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It Started at State!

Fri, Sep 22 | 2:00-4:30PM

Spartan Innovations

Networking & start-up Q+A

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Confluence Music Summit

Fri, Sep 22 | 5:00-10:00PM

Rosa Parks Circle

Future of music with keynote speaker Ari Herstand

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CreativeMornings ft. Dre Wallace

Fri, Sep 22 | 8:30-10:00AM

Tech Hub - Grand Rapids Art Museum

Connect with Dre Wallace

Saturday, September 23
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Confluence Festival

Sat, Sep 23 | 10:00AM-10:00PM

Rosa Parks Circle

Free festival with art, music, science, and tech

MORE EVENTS HAPPENING IN OUR REGION

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Barry County Tech Week

Sept 18-23 | Barry County

Multiple tech events throughout the week

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Newaygo County Tech Week: Career Speaker Series

Mon, Sep 18 | Newaygo County

Speaker series for students

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Newaygo County Tech Week: Career Speaker Series

Tues, Sep 19 | Newaygo County

Speaker series for students

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Innovation! Smart Vision Lights Tour & GVSU Muskegon Innovation Hub Presentation

Thur, Sep 21 | 3:00-6:30PM

Norton Shores, MI

Smart Vision Lights plant tour

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MIpitch

Thur, Sep 21 | 4:30-7:30PM

Greenville, MI

Entrepreneurial pitch competition

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Newaygo County Student Tech Immersion

Thur, Sept 21 | Newaygo County

Field trips & workshops for students

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Tech Week GR is made possible by over 40 event hosts
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