About UPNEXT Fest

Central PA’s community of technologists, designers and artists are more than just a talented bunch of individuals – they know how to throw one heck of a weeklong celebration too!


Have you heard about UPNEXT Fest? What began as Harrisburg’s Startup Week has since exploded into eight days of events and activities for both locals and visitors who are interested in learning more about the technology, design and startup scene in Central Pennsylvania.


From October 13th through 20th, UPNEXT Fest will feature a variety of different events designed to celebrate local companies, organizations and meet-ups that thrive on technology, design and art.


Daily events include learning conferences, open houses, happy hours, meet-ups, mentoring sessions and TEDx, but the can’t-miss events of the week will take place after-hours when Central Pennsylvania’s tech and design scene takes over downtown Harrisburg’s nightlife.

This Year’s Event Sponsors

Last Year’s Event Sponsors


Check our ever-changing Schedule of Events for morning coffees, conferences, meet-ups, happy hours, and more!

Thursday, October 3rd

Saturday, October 5th

Thursday, October 10th

Saturday, October 12th

Monday, October 14th

Thursday, October 17th

Friday, October 18th

Saturday, October 19th

Sunday, October 20th