Technology Showcase 2019 - Wrap Up &
How To Be An Exhibitor Next Year
Technology Showcase 2019 was well attended and we’re already planning next year’s event. This was the 5th year that we have partnered with the city and had this wonderful tech festival on the plaza in front of city hall.
 
We had 43 Mountain View tech companies showing their products to residents, possible investors, the media, and perhaps even their competitors. It was truly a diverse crowd. Around 1750 people wandered through the booths, asking questions, watching demos, and trying out the technology. It’s really the only chance most of them get to interact directly with the inventors and decision makers, so the event is always a favorite of Mountain View locals. 

Some of the biggest players in the tech world were right next to the smallest startups. Everyone shared the spotlight and cutting-edge, innovative spirit of our community was obvious. The community learned about missions to space, delivery robots, Artificial Intelligence connecting people, driverless vehicles, electric bikes, and the power of Virtual Reality for an architect. We watched the high school robotics team show off their robot that plays ball.

CEO and Founder, Sergio Smirnoff of RedLINES App , said that the great thing about participating in Technology Showcase was that he got to talk to “all different kinds of people, everyone from fellow tech employees, and millennials to older residents, someone’s grandparents,” so he had to be able to explain his product to “people with various backgrounds and skills, as opposed to other tech events where everyone attending is employed by a tech company. You get to meet real people, who are genuinely interested in learning about your product.” 

This year we had food booths from local restaurants (and Chamber members), Hey’O Eats , Oren’s Hummus , and Amici’s . Each of them served up something that was easy to walk around the festival with and it was appreciated by attendees. We want to make it as easy as possible to come and stay for a few hours.

We loved that Mountain View Police Department was there and gave residents a tour of their Mobile Command vehicle and explained some of the technology that keeps our community safe. The Mountain View Public Library got involved in the Kids Zone. 

KMVT had a booth and interviewed some of the companies involved. See the video below.
After the event, we has a special gathering of all the exhibitors and entrepreneurs involved, by invitation only. They were all so busy working their booths, and they most likely didn’t all get to meet each other. We love giving them the opportunity to connect with other founders, and with our members, the business community. It was a gorgeous event, held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts .  

If you want to be included in Technology Showcase 2020, go  here  and sign up to be the first to know when event details come available and when applications are open. If you know of some interesting technology being created right here in Mountain View, please send them this email so we can connect.