The Startup Conference 2017

Join 2,000 entrepreneurs for one of the larger entrepreneur events of Silicon Valley


May 17, 2017

Redwood City, CA - Fox Theatre

Conference Sessions

We are expanding the number of topics covered in 2017

Raising Money from Angels

Raising money from angels is different than from VCs. How do angels think? How do they make decisions? Where do you find them and how do you pitch to them? What kind of valuation to expect and what kind of deal terms will you get?

Getting Acquired

This session discusses how to get acquired, how the negotiation process looks like, what to do and not to do to get the best exit.

AI and Machine Learning

AI and Machine Learning startups are hot. Hype or reality? Should your startup worry that it doesn't have an AI component? Will investors ignore you if you don't, or ridicule you if you do?

Growth Hacking: From 0 To a Million

How do you get your first users when you are starting from 0? And how do you create explosive growth?

2017, the Year of Augmented/Virtual Reality?

AR/VR is exploding. Demos are great, but no one has come up with the killer app yet. Will you?

My First Startup, Day 1

Starting a startup is jumping into the unknown. You have never run a board meeting before, you know nothing about employement agreement and stock options for co-founders and first employees. What are the top beginner mistakes and how do you avoid them? Learn from entrepreneurs who have been there and can share their best tricks.

Autonomous Everything

It's no secret that Uber is working on an autonomous car that will pick you up and drive you anywhere you want. Even Airbus is now working on a personal plane that will save you from road traffic. It seems that everything is becoming autonomous. Meet some of the best startups in the autonomous space.

Past Speakers

Each year, we strive to feature the most relevant speakers of the startup ecosystem. Below are some of the great speakers we hosted over the last 8 years.

About The Startup Conference

With close to 2,000 entrepreneurs, the Startup Conference is one of the largest conferences in Silicon Valley for starting your startup, learning how to pitch VCs, find co-founders, launch your product to the press, reach early adopters and influencers and more.

The conference was featured on CNET, the San Jose Mercury News, Forbes, VentureBeat, The Register, CCTV News, KTVU, etc.

The Startup Conference will take place inside the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St, Redwood City. The Startup Fair will be on the courthouse square right outside the theatre, and is free and open to everyone. Tickets are required for the conference. The outdoor Fair is free and open to the public.

Startup Pitch Competition

Have a great startup? Join the Startup Pitch Competition. Earn your chance to pitch on stage in front of more than 1,000 people and launch your startup.

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