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Tough Tech Summit

Join founders, investors, strategics, academics, journalists, and government representatives to further the importance and relevance of Tough Tech companies.

Solving the world’s biggest problems with Tough Tech requires building a movement. We must unite those working towards change.

For Tough Tech to succeed, it’s critical that discussions about the technologies at play, the stakeholders, the founders, and
the ecosystems are dynamic, intersectional, and highly engaged. We think the Tough Tech Summit is the opportunity to make those connections and elevate the ecosystem’s work, as well as making the act of investing in, or working on, a Tough Tech startup more mainstream.

The Summit has, and will continue to be, a defining thread that pulls through the Tough Tech ecosystem.

We’ve intentionally designed a two- day Summit united by this single agenda. The Build day focuses on how the ecosystem can better foster innovation and entrepreneurship and features case studies and keynotes with those at the forefront of their discipline. The Invest day focuses on putting early-stage Tough Tech companies in front of those with the resources to propel their technologies to the next level.

“Solving the global-scale problems Tough Tech companies are tackling requires commitment and collaboration. The only way we solve fundamental challenges in climate, human health, infrastructure, and computing is together. ”

Katie Rae CEO & Managing Partner, The Engine