About Harrisburg UPNEXT FEST

Started in 2013 as the Harrisburg Startup Weekend, UPNEXT FEST has grown into eight days of events celebrating Central Pennsylvania technology companies, the organizations and meet-ups that support them and the outstanding people that make them happen!

Each year, our tech community opens their doors, hosts events and rolls out the red carpet for both locals and visitors who are interested in learning more about the technology and startup scene in Central PA.

Our 2015 lineup runs from October 10th through October 17th and is packed with daily events consisting of morning coffees, epic mentor office hours, a High School Pitch contest, technology and learning conferences, technology meet-ups, open houses, happy hours, a Startup Movie Festival and Cocktail Party, a Technology Gala and a Startup Weekend where more than 100 entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs build a startup in weekend.

Event Sponsorship

If you would like to sponsor one or more of these events please contact Chuck Russell via email at: crussell@collectiveintelligence.com or via phone at: (717) 580-4967.

If you SPONSOR ONE UPNEXT FEST EVENT you’ll be promoted at EACH of OUR UPNEXT FEST EVENTS.

Last year Startup Week was featured on WITF, Penn Live, The Patriot News, Central Penn Business Journal, WGAL TV 8 and the Keystone Edge.

Sponsor logos and signage will be displayed at all event locations. Sponsor logos and links to their website will be listed on http://www.upnextfest.com.

Last Year’s Event Sponsors

  • Ephyra
  • Ben Franklin
  • Harrisburg University
  • DSS
  • Netrepid
  • Members 1st
  • PCN
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Dauphin County
  • PA Dept of Community and Economic Development
  • Highmark
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Central Penn Business Journal
  • Gunn Mowery
  • Bellco