The past year has seen an explosion of technology innovation in New York, an incredible wave of startups and ideas has swept through the city. The second week of June is officially Internet Week here in New York City, a “festival celebrating the thriving Internet industry & community” and it promises to be the most exciting iteration since it launched in 2008.

The premise of the citywide Internet Week is to connect both successful and aspiring entrepreneurs, to foster growth and learning from the experiences they’ve encountered. Our co-founder Russ D’Souza plans to share his story of how he and Jack Groetzinger built SeatGeek from the ground up, and grew our user base along the way. He’ll share the stage with founders of other amazing startups we admire including Fashism, Hashable, and HowAboutWe on a panel entitled “Finding the Keys To the Kingdom: Getting People to Use Your Product.”

But first in order to make it to the main stage, we need your vote! We’d really appreciate if you could take a minute to follow these easy steps to nominate our panel, and remember voting ends tomorrow Friday 4/22 at midnight.

1) Register at

2) Go to Finding the Keys To the Kingdom: Getting People to Use Your Product and click the big “Vote” button on the left.

When you’re finished, please share with your friends by tweeting or posting the following to Facebook:

Help @SeatGeek @HowAboutWe @Hashable & @Fashism #MakeTheStage at @InternetWeek so we can present to 40,000+! Vote now:

Thanks so much, and we hope to see you at Internet Week New York!