Over 100,000 creative and cultural trendsetters came to Brooklyn, New York to experience the 2017 Northside Festival last week. The 1,000 Dreams Fund and Fortune partnered to bring this unique experience — featuring the best in music, arts and technology — to four lucky young women with our #HowiInnovateChallenge, in which girls across the country shared why they’re the next generation of innovators and changemakers. Our four lucky winners attended the Northside Festival with exclusive access to panels, concerts and speakers like US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata and Recode’s Kara Swisher.
On Friday, our team went to the Wythe Hotel to check out some amazing speakers at the Fortune Venture Lounge.
The Northside Festival attracts young innovators from various fields, including music, journalism, entertainment, media and tech. One of the panels that day featured a panel about music and streaming with executives from Spotify, Apple Music and Hot 97. We also caught an intimate conversation about the future of music partnerships with media agency Deep Focus and Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit.
Aside from the panels, there was plenty of street art and installations to check out. We especially love this motivational quote we caught while walking through the festival: “Be not afraid of greatness.”
BIG shout-outs to everyone who entered our #HowiInnovate challenge! Check out our awesome winners below: