'Tomorrow Tour' to explore tech cities
On Monday, Comcast and Technical.ly Philly announced the Tomorrow Tour, a multi-city event series that will bring together entrepreneurs as well as technology and innovation influencers for a full day of knowledge sharing to help cities better articulate their innovation stories and improve their economies.
The mission of the Tomorrow Tour is to document how tech and entrepreneur networks are shaping cities of the future; build and strengthen collaboration across sectors that can fuel startup growth; celebrate success stories, identify best practices and areas of opportunity that will strengthen startup ecosystems; and uncover and amplify the best innovation and technology stories in each market.
The Tomorrow Tour will visit six US cities in the first half of 2016, during the tour leaders from Comcast will sit alongside existing and emerging entrepreneurs for discussions about what is possible when entrepreneurship, technology and innovation come together to create stronger cities.
"We commend Comcast for being a leader in this area. This is what you want one of the largest media and technology companies in the world to do: convene people who are helping to grow local economies and encourage learning across various cities," Christopher Wink, editor and co-founder of Technical.ly.Philly, said in a press release. “It’s our mission to cover, convene and challenge local communities to make them smarter, and the Tomorrow Tour will be a chance to do that on a national scale.”
Attendees will include a diverse cross-section of the community from entrepreneurs, technologists and social enterprises to policymakers, new thinkers and educators. In both sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to share their innovation stories and learn from others in their own community.
The Tomorrow Tour will visit Philadelphia (Jan. 27), Denver (Feb. 3), Miami (March 2), Chicago (March 8), Detroit (March 10) and Atlanta (March 23). These cities, according to the release, were chosen because they represent the diversity of big American cities, and are increasingly recognized for their growing technology economies and communities with customers that Comcast serves.