DISCOVER EMERGING TECH. CONNECT WITH ENTERPRISE PEERS.

Stay on top of the latest technologies transforming the enterprise. The Traction Technology Council is built from the ground-up for enterprise innovators to discover and manage emerging technologies through a unique blend of live virtual events, face-to-face meetings, and a powerful software platform. Join us!

TAKE A TOUR

DISCOVER. CONNECT. ENGAGE.

Discover Enterprise-Ready Startups

  • Research enterprise startups by topic or industry.
  • Make and share your own private startup lists.
  • Receive technology recommendations based on your areas of interest.
  • Engage directly with startup founders through live video presentations, or request a meeting.

Connect With Industry Peers

  • Share insights with other senior IT executives directly through our member platform.
  • Ask the Network to help solve your company’s most pressing technology challenges.
  • Send private messages to other members.
  • Learn what the community really thinks about a hot startup or new technology.

Participate In Live Council Sessions

  • Get exclusive access to private sessions with the world’s leading technologists.
  • Engage with your peers and enterprise startup founders in live video sessions and Council meetings.
  • Meet other members on Council Field Trips.
  • Watch past sessions and view presentation decks on the member platform.

Discover Enterprise-Ready Startups

  • Research enterprise startups by topic or industry.

  • Create your own private startup lists.

  • Receive technology recommendations based on your areas of interest.

  • Engage directly with startup founders through live video presentations, or request a meeting.

Connect With Industry Peers

  • Share insights with other senior IT executives directly through our member platform or face-to-face at member meetings.

  • Ask the Network to help solve your company’s most pressing technology challenges.

  • Send private messages to other members.

  • Learn what the community really thinks about a hot startup or new technology trend.

Participate In Live Council Sessions

  • Get exclusive access to private sessions with the world’s leading technologists.

  • Engage with your peers and enterprise startup founders through live video.

  • Meet other members on Council Field Trips.

  • Watch past sessions and view presentation decks on the member platform.

our story

Our co-founders Erick Schonfeld and Neal Silverman have been finding and working with the world’s best startups and forward-thinking enterprises for 25+ years. We have decades of experience building and running DEMO and TechCrunch, and growing Business 2.0, Fortune, and Fast Company. As technology journalists, media executives, and producers of iconic tech conferences (DEMO and TechCrunch Disrupt), we’ve had a front-row seat to the seismic shifts in technology—from the PC era and the dawn of the Internet to the rise of mobile, cloud, and, more recently, artificial intelligence.

We have an unparalleled track record of analyzing technology trends and picking technology winners. Explore the timeline below to see some of the products we’ve helped discover and launch. Become a member to see what’s next.

benefits

Live Sessions

Get exclusive access to live, private, video sessions with industry thought leaders and startup founders—hosted by technology journalist Erick Schonfeld. It’s like attending a tech conference from your desk!

Field Trips & Meetings

Council Members meet face-to-face in New York City and Silicon Valley on Field Trips and in Council meetings to share knowledge, connect with each other, and visit the top AI and Data startups. 

Member Platform

Grow your business network, research new technologies, connect with fellow Council members, and explore Traction data every day on our private, online platform.

Innovation Insights

Educate yourself and your team on the latest emerging technologies. Discuss and discover how emerging technologies are driving change in your industry.

ENTERPRISE STARTUP DATABASE

Search our growing database of vetted, enterprise-ready startups. Sort by topic and industry. See funding data, customers, and Traction metrics. Share startup profiles with your team.

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Ask The Network

Leverage the expertise of fellow Council members and speed up your decision-making. Pose questions (publicly or anonymously) to the entire Council. 

Startup of the Week

Get alerted every week to a new enterprise-ready startup that matches your areas of interest. Want to dive deeper? Request a meeting for an intro!

 

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Founder Interviews

Recorded video interviews and presentations from the world’s leading enterprise startups, available on the member platform and pushed out to your inbox.

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Traction Report

Read our newsletter packed with analysis on the emerging technologies that can help your company transform itself into a digital powerhouse.

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AI, BLOCKCHAIN, AND DATA ANALYTICS

HOSTED BY ERICK SCHONFELD, TECHNOLOGY JOURNALIST AND CO-FOUNDER OF TRACTION TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

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Live Sessions

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Council Field Trips

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Data Deep Dives

Date
Event
Details
Location
January 24, 2019
Data Deep Dive: Enterprise Blockchain

In this interactive livestream, we will explore our Traction Map of Blockchain technologies to identify the enterprise blockchain startups you need to know.

February 28, 2019
Give Your Company A.I. Superpowers

Artificial Intelligence is quietly giving superpowers to companies in finance, manufacturing, transportation, energy, and life sciences. Learn how leading enterprises are getting a competitive edge out of AI.

March 21, 2019
Council Dinner in NYC

Meet fellow Council members over dinner in New York City. Share innovation strategies, startup recommendations, and build your network.

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April 17, 2019
The Rise of Conversational Commerce

With Alexa, Google Home and other voice-only interfaces making their way into our homes, cars, and Airpods, Conversational Commerce is starting to take off. In this session, members will learn how best to reach consumers through these new channels and how to make chatbots that can actually sell something.

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