Silicon Valley 2010

  • After the huge success of the Founder Conference 2010 in Mountain View on August 17, we are coming back in May 2011.

    Network with 300 other startup founders, find co-founders, improve your idea and learn how to bootstrap from successful entrepreneurs:

    • Find co-founders
    • How to launch and create buzz without funding
    • Learn to pitch

    You can also enter the pitch contest.


    Registration opens at 12:00pm.

    1:00pm – 1:40pm:  Keynote Speaker: Aaron Patzer, Founder of

    1:45pm – 2:30pm:  Workshop: Live Pitches Deconstructed by Experts

    Adeo Ressi, TheFunded

    2:45pm – 3:30pm:  Bootstrap your Traffic: Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox

    — coffee break / networking

    4:00pm – 4:45pm:  Metrics for Pirates, Dave McClure

    4:45pm – 5:00pm: Startup Pitches 1 – 3

    5:00pm – 5:45pm:  Panel: PR without budget: how to get coverage

    • Chris O’Brien, San Jose Mercury News
    • Anthony Ha, VentureBeat
    • Ryan Singel, Wired
    • Hooman Khalili, Alice 97.3FM

    5:45pm – 6:00pm: Startup Pitches 4 – 6

    6:00pm – 6:45pm:  Panel: YCombinator, Founder Institute, TechStars: Should You Apply?

    • Ivan Kirigin, TipJoy (YCombinator Alumni)
    • Maria Ly, Skimble (Founder Institute Graduate)
    • Emily Olson, Foodzie (TechStars Alumni)
    • Brian Wong, Kiip

    6:45pm – 7:00pm: Startup Pitches 7 – 9

    7:0pm – 7:15pm: Pitch Winner Award