Marquette Techfest, July 27, 2017

A special opportunity to see the renovations of the historic Marquette Tech District and celebrate with the fast-growing startup and tech community.
Light up downtown as we flip the switch for free public Wi-Fi!


First 50 tickets receive a FREE carGO ride to the event!

Over 350 people came together last year. Don’t miss this one! Join us for this one-of-a-kind casual gala that celebrates the area’s tech and entrepreneurial community, supports downtown development, and recognizes Missouri’s best entrepreneurs.

Schedule of Events

Reception and Demo Day
6:00 p.m.
Welcome to the champagne reception. Meet aspiring tech entrepreneurs representing over 20 countries as they prepare to compete for $100,000 in cash and services and the chance to build their businesses with the support of the community in Cape Girardeau. Meet youth and adults demonstrating their technology solutions from a hackathon for Big Brothers Big Sisters and a code studio earlier in the week.
Ascent - Codefi Reception
7:00 p.m.
On the way to the rooftop, stop by the new home of the expanded Codefi coworking tech business center, the coolest tech-powered business environment around.
Brief Program and Announcements
7:30 p.m.
  • Welcome from the Chairman of the Marquette Tech District Foundation, Inc.
  • Exciting announcements
  • Flip the switch to free public Wi-Fi
After Party
8:30 p.m.
Head out to the rooftop balcony to meet special guests, international startup competitors, and continue celebrating the region's tech and entrepreneurial community to the sounds of Slim Chance!