te16-promoAre you a leader at a startup? Is your company using technology to positively impact society over the next five years? Our company, W2O Group, in partnership with Techonomy is offering three scholarships* to one of the preeminent Tech events in the world. This intimate, invite only event — Techonomy16 — will be held at the spectacular Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay on November 9-11 and will feature a “who’s who” of leaders in technology, media and innovation.

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will be front and center at the event. Other speakers include visionaries like author and Techonomy CEO, David Kirkpatrick, Intel’s Genevieve Bell, USCD’s Benjamin H. Bratton, Michael Chui of McKinsey, Diana Farrell of the JPMorgan Institute, VC Bill Gurley, GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, Google’s Ray Kurzweil, Will Marshall of Planet Labs, Fitbit CEO James Park, GE’s Bill Ruh, Dr. Eric Topol of Scripps, Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson, NextEV CEO Padmasree Warrior and many more.

Why are we doing this? Because W2O Group and Techonomy understand the importance of investing in the future. Sending promising tech startups to an event where they can learn, share and network is just one of the ways we are going about this. If you are interested, tweet at either of us (@W2OGroup and/or @Techonomy) using the hashtag, #W2OTechonomy with a pithy description of how you think technology will have the biggest impact on society in the next 5 years.

Feel free to tweet more than once. Judging will close on Wednesday, November 2rd at 5:00 PM PT. Techonomy President, Josh Kampel, and I will pick three winners out of all the submissions and will alert winners on Friday, November 4th.

*Scholarships include a full, three-day pass to the event. The three-day pass includes two nights of hotel and meals each day. The scholarship does not include airfare, travel to from the event or room incidentals.