DesTechAZ is built around three core pillars of innovation, collaboration, and education. It's a three-day event that brings together Arizona’s most innovative companies across all industries to showcase top innovative initiatives, connect industry leaders and help establish meaningful connections to spur future innovation.
Tuesday, October 13th is our Day of Education that offers a total 24 round table sessions based on the latest technologies and presented by experts in their fields. Attendees are people interested in learning more and connecting with others in that field. Each person can attend a maximum of 6 sessions, 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon, with DesTechAZ Kickoff Reception immediately following.
Wednesday, October 14th is our second Day of Collaboration that offers two general session panels followed by the Startup Showcase where CEO's from companies that have graduated from the ACA's Venture Ready program pitch their companies and compete to win DesTechAZ's Most Promising Startup award. An Innovation Reception with Woz will immediately follow the competition.
Thursday, October 15th is the signature event featuring a five-star dinner and show unlike any other. Past guests include Steve Wozniak, Pitbull, Orange County Choppers, NASA, Vitalik Buterin and more.
Our goal is to build a DesTechAZ innovation ecosystem to establish Arizona as a global technology hub.