Propelify offers sneak peak at speakers list

Propelify Innovation Festival's founder Aaron Price
Propelify Innovation Festival's founder Aaron Price

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang; CEO of Al Roker Entertainment Al Roker; and President and CEO of Walmart eCommerce and founder of Marc Lore are just a few of this year’s speakers at the annual Propelify Innovation Festival.

The festival typically brings thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators to Hoboken’s waterfront each year, but this year, the festival will be held virtually for five days in October due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The typically weekend-long festival will be fully digital and expand to five days, from Oct. 5 to 9.

It will focus on entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, featuring daily talks, exhibitors, and creative digital experiences, giving attendees the opportunity to learn how innovators have reshaped industries and how we can build a better future together.

So far, speakers include Jill Johnson, CEO of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership; James Rhee, Impact Entrepreneur, CEO, Investor and Former Chairman & CEO of Ashley Stewart; Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG; Bob Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health; Kathleen Griffith, Founder & CEO of Build Like A Woman; David Sorin, Partner/Chair, VC & Emerging Growth Practice at McCarter & English; Lindsay Kaplan, Co-Founder of Chief; Chris Yeh, Author of Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies; Lori Wachs, Partner at Springboard Growth Capital; Carley Graham Garcia, ED for the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University; Dele Atanda, CEO of metaMe; Phil Goldfeder, SVP of Public Affairs at Cross River; Andrew Gilbert, Partner at DLA Piper; and Hala Taha, Host of the Young & Profiting Podcast.

Powered by TechUnited:NJ, Propelify will highlight different themes each day such as #BetterTogether on building a more inclusive and equitable future; #BetterWellness on supporting healthier minds and bodies; #BetterPlanet on creating a clean energy future and sustainable lifestyle; #BetterConnected on connecting the world; and #BetterBeta on empowering entrepreneurs, innovators, and instigators.

To learn more, register, exhibit, or sponsor the digital festival go to