The all-day startup showcase that is NY Tech Day is this Thursday, and the organizers have just released the list of participants, sponsors, and keynote speakers. More than 160 companies will be there exhibiting, including Birchbox, Boxee, Chartbeat (new logo today!), Meetup, SecondMarket, Tumblr, Uber, ZocDoc, General Assembly, and unknowns like Napkkin, which we’ve never heard of, but which sounds funny, and MatchPuppy, a Match.com for doggie playdates. More than 3,500 attendees have registered.
The keynote speakers will be David Tisch, managing director of TechStars NY, and Charlie O’Donnell, founder of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. “I think its exciting to see a fantastic group of NYC based startups under one roof,” Mr. Tisch said in a statement.
Not all the companies are New York-based—Uber and Twilio are based in San Francisco, for example, but both have New York employees. Many startups will be making their public debut at the fair. The fair has also posted a list of which companies are hiring and who is raising money (until recently, that would have been illegal solicitation—thanks JOBS Act).
The event, an expo followed by an awards ceremony, will take place on Thursday, April 19, at the Lexington Armory.
The event is organized by John Petersen and Alec Hartman, cofounders of MailManhattan. The event is being sponsored by Bing, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, SorinRoyerCooper, Box, Digital Ocean, Icreon Tech, Trinet, and Landover.