TechGroove Fest Questions Answered.
Is TechGroove Fest only for minority tech professionals?
No TechGroove is not only for minorities but the companies who are sponsoring the event specifically want to increase the racial, gender, and sexual orientation diversity on their teams. So, while heterosexual cisgendered European-American men are able to join us as we celebrate diversity, the focus of the event is indeed for people of color to be granted opportunities to even the bias playing field.
What makes TechGroove Fest different from other tech festivals?
Instead of just showing off new products, or just having a stale career fair, or just having a musical showcase, or just having panels and workshops, we’ve decided that they should all be presented together in a cohesive experience. No other technology and innovation festival east of the Mississippi River combines the aforementioned elements with Millennials in mind.
Who qualifies as a mid-career professional?
Mid-career professionals have 5-7 years of experience intheir field and are looking for opportunities to learn additional skills and/or ascend up the corporate ladder to the status of managers and senior developers.
Are internships and career placement guaranteed?
Although we do our very best to make sure every attendee leaves with connections, confidence, and a career compass, we cannot guarantee that every attendee will leave with an employment opportunity on the table. However, if you attend a private breakout session, allow us to optimize your resume, and show up as your high-energy authentic self, the sky’s the limit.
How can I become a speaker or workshop host?
Reach out here with your information regarding: age, gender, area of expertise, the company you represent, a brief descriptions of the workshop or panel discussion and how it will benefit our attendees along with equipment you would need to conduct the workshop or panel.
When will TechGroove Fest be happening in 2020?
TechGroove will be hosting our annual TechGroove Fest on October 30 via web conference. More details are forthcoming!
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are refundable up to 1-week before any event. For example, if a $50 ticket was purchased for an event on October 20 2020, the purchaser would have up until October 27, 2020 to request a refund.
Will all the events be at the same location?
No, all events will not be at the same location. But rest assured all events will be easily accessible with an internet connection.
Is TechGroove only in Atlanta?
Currently, with . TechGroove is in its 4th year of existence. It was founded in Atlanta because the founders of TechGroove attended Morehouse College in ATL and TechGroove was initially thought of as a way to give back to their alma mater. In addition, ATL is the best location to plant the TechGroove Fest flag because of the talent pool available in ATL as well as the entertainment industry making some of the best musical experiences available right here!
How can I get TechGroove to host an event at my school or company?
We’ll be hosting multiple events for the remainder of 2020 and the 1st quarter of 2021. If you would like TechGroove to host a more private function with your company, please reach out here and we’ll explore mutually beneficial options.
Is financial aid available for attendees that can’t afford tickets?
Yes, financial aid will be available for students having trouble purchasing tickets. However, financial aid will be limited and the need must be proven and readily apparent.
How can I or my company become a sponsor?
Submit a sponsorship inquiry here. Check out our sponsorship deck here to learn more about the types of sponsorships that are available and how you can choose the right option for your needs!