Collision “Where The Tech World Meets”

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“Where the Tech World Meets” is the motto of its every fitting conference, Collision, a summit for Techsters alike to come together and share with one another. Birthed in Dublin in 2010, founder Paddy Cosgrove, thought it time to share the wealth and expand, bringing Collision to the US (Las Vegas) in 2013. Cosgrove was pleasantly surprised by growth in the US that major changes were required to accommodate the growth. “Collision in the United States is growing even faster (than the Dublin show). That growth requires a much larger community”, exclaimed Cosgrove. (USA Today) After visiting dozens of cities trying to find the right fit, the choice was made and announced in 2015, New Orleans to be the next home for Collision as it’s reminiscent of Dublin.

Also known as the “anti-CES”, Collision 2016 brought over 10,000 techies, business owners, investors, and enthusiasts from more than 50 countries to indulge in the world of tech. With a vast selection of talks, demos, and presentations, as a lover of tech, you are bound to benefit somehow, whether it be a connection made at the jazz fest, the person sitting next to you at the panels sessions, or the person who walked up to your booth.

Image: CalixTech New

Image: CalixTech New

Collision brings the world of tech together, pinged as the fastest-growing tech conference in America (Collision). Unique in the fact that start-ups have a bit more of a voice at this summit, Collision encourages entrepreneurs to attend, participate and grow their businesses. The summit is even campaigning to bring more women entrepreneurs into the mix by offering a nomination pool for the 2017 conference, with their Women in Tech initiative. Click here for more information on Women in Tech

The foundation that Collision is laying here in the United States for the tech industry speaks volumes for what to expect for the world of technology in the coming future. Giving start-ups and seasoned businesses an avenue to collaborate and learn from one another is huge. It will be exciting to see how impactful Collision will be on the development of technology. Let’s face it, the next Twitter or Netflix could be sitting among them.

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Melissa Pettiford
Melissa Pettiford
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