5 Can’t Miss Tech Industry Events for Startup Enthusiasts 

By Sabrina Stocker Sabrina Stocker has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on August 11, 2022

With all the anxiety-inducing uncertainty in the tech industry over the last few years, haven’t you ever wondered what the future will look like? For you? Your business? There are a few events going on that will answer your questions, all of which are both uniquely informative and cutting-edge in their delivery styles.

Let’s shoot straight here; people are over those stuffy boardroom-style gatherings. And they’re beyond fed up with live-streamed seminars, half-dressed from the waist up.

They’re ready for the engaging, the thought-provoking, and the innovative.

For those ready to break away, get loud, and take control of the future, we highly recommend looking into 5 events coming up next year:


Touted as the greatest event you can’t attend. This hard-to-get-into event is like nothing we’ve ever seen. They charge thousands of dollars to attend, and once registered, they will not tell the guests where it is or who will be there. The only information they receive is the city, date, and starting time. Sold out 16 years in a row, they leak the ‘secret’ location to attendees right before, creating an incredible and exclusive experience. SECRET KNOCK has hosted millionaires, billionaires, pop icons, and celebrities, along with people like you and me.

Fun fact: They don’t even allow name tags, so EVERYONE is treated equally. What’s it like? Imagine actor Gary Busey getting a live brain scan onstage, or a private skype with Edward Snowden sharing his side of his story. Maybe President Vicente Fox reminiscing his experiences with George Bush and the Iraq war, or Carole Baskin from Tiger King explaining how she never even met Joe Exotic and wished to protect Big Cats from abusive captivity. Suffice it to say this is a great event for being a part of change while basking in stardom.

This event is an easy choice for our top pick at the #1 spot.

2) Sims Speakeasy

Although it may seem similar to the one above, this event is beyond unique for its high impact and condensed format. Limited to only 40 guests per gathering, the founder believes in keeping things fluid by hosting their community in different locations while exploring one-of-a-kind field trips to places most cannot gain access to. This group never sits still.

From a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tesla Factory in Fremont and the Gigafactory in Reno to private access to the famed Bunny Ranch in Nevada tours of the Music Studios in Hollywood. This is one exclusive club that everyone should experience at least once.

3) The Money Multiplier Experience

Yup, we never heard of it either, which is kind of the point. What’s more, it completely blew us away once we did. Who would have imagined combining financial literacy and fly fishing? Investment strategies and zip lines? This group is truly an anomaly, creating a three-day mastermind program that focuses on a single mantra: “we don’t remember the days, we remember the moments.”

Set in the pristine Sundance Mountain Resort, the host prepares interactive group activities that inspire, motivate, and captivate your senses through the legendary mountains and canyonlands of Utah. What’s the use of generating wealth if it’s not enjoyed?

This event does come with a warning; however: FULL PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED.


DCENTRAL Miami is the largest DeFi and NFT conference in the world. DCENTRAL Miami event will take place from November 28-30 in (surprise, surprise) downtown Miami, FL.

It’s much more than a conference, DCENTRAL Miami is a Web3 ecosystem where all of Web3, from DeFi builders and Protocols to NFT collectors and creators, can network and nurture the strength of community that will prove indispensable in the coming days. 

Simply add a cultured splash of art, music, and entertainment, and you’ve got DCENTRAL Miami!

5) Web Summit

An event that brings together people and brands to collaborate, creating innovation in the global tech industry. The summit is located in Lisbon, Portugal, where experts of every industry can share ideas and support one another’s growth. This gathering for the betterment of the market’s most defining industry is redefining tech and making history that will ultimately determine our future. The best part is, you can be a part of it.

Web Summit provides cutting-edge programs, masterclasses, and roundtables hosted by some of the biggest names in tech, designed to be as motivational and empowering as they are informative. Whether you’re a fresh-faced entrepreneur or a 7-figure executive, there’s always something to be taken away from Web Summit that can be used to elevate your brand!

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By Sabrina Stocker Sabrina Stocker has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Sabrina Stocker is a Features Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, she is originally from the UK and has a storied career in the events and awards business.

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