NEW YORK, NY -- We take a look back to a year ago last May, when TechDay New York was held at the Javits Center in Manhattan. TAPintoTV caught up with organizers, presenters and attendees at the annual technology conference, which is the largest event for tech startups in the country. 

Greg Kaye and Patryk Fusiarz are both founding partners at EMRG, which bridges the gap between young entrepreneurs and some of the top investors in the New York City startup sector. They host their own annual EMRG conference, which brings those two worlds together. “We found a gap between student entrepreneurs and that greater entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically here in New York,” said Kaye. 

“Founders, on one hand, have a very hard time connecting with investors,” said Fusiarz, “and on the other hand, investors don’t really have the resources to reach out to smaller markets.” 

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EMRG recruited 15 student startups from top universities on the East Coast for their own conference last year. The teams presented their ideas to top New York-based venture capital firms, and all 15 teams received interest from investors as a result. Two of the student startups had gone on to present at TechDay New York. 

“This is an amazing conference,” Kaye continued. “We’re here to see some of the start-ups to see if they’re a good fit for our conference, but also to see some of the cool innovations that are happening today.” 

TechDay produces events to connect tech startups to all the resources they need to grow, and highlights the most unique products currently in development. TechDay New York for 2020 has been pushed to October 23rd in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about EMRG and their work with student startups, visit