DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A journey into the Dragons' Den is among the latest programming highlights revealed today for CompTIA ChannelCon 2015, the premier training and partnering event for the IT channel produced annually by CompTIA, the IT industry trade association.
Taking place Aug. 3-5 in Chicago, CompTIA ChannelCon 2015 will feature a "channelized" version of the popular UK and Canadian television show "Dragons' Den."
Some of the most hopeful and innovative tech start-ups will share a five-minute pitch with CompTIA's panel of dragons: Mark Achler, managing director, MATH Venture Partners; Troy Henikoff, managing director, Techstars Chicago; Quy Nguyen, founder and CEO, Allyance Communications Inc.; and Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871.
After each pitch, the start-ups will get valuable feedback and tips from the Dragons on business best practices to help their companies grow and thrive.
"We expect our Dragons' Den program to be one of the most anticipated and well-attended sessions at ChannelCon 2015," said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. "Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned expert, it's always valuable to hear about new business ideas and gain insights and knowledge from experts on how to successfully establish and grow a business."
Open to all conference attendees, CompTIA Dragons' Den is set for Tuesday, Aug. 4.
During CompTIA ChannelCon 2015 experts from across the vendor, distributor and partner communities will offer insights on current trends and technologies, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the IT channel.
More information on the complete CompTIA ChannelCon 2015 program, including keynotes, panels and educational sessions, is included in the event agenda, available here.
Registration for CompTIA ChannelCon and the ChannelCon Vendor Summit is open and available online. Media and IT industry analysts are encouraged to attend the conference. Highlights from CompTIA ChannelCon will be available on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #ChannelCon15.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy.