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
, 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),
. 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.
had a booth and interviewed some of the companies involved. See the video below.