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Conference ScheduleThe Startup Conference is a one-day conference that will take place on May 17, 2018 from 9am to 5pm.
Are you looking for a co-founder? Pitch the audience during this quick-fire open mike session and ask the audience for help.
Paul Graham says the #1 quality of a founder is to be relentlessly resourceful. Getting an idea is the easy part. Turning it into a startup that shows potential to attract investment is where all the hard work is.
In 2014, inspired by successful, informal mass transit he experienced throughout the world, Ali Vahabzadeh founded Chariot (chariot.com) in San Francisco
Mada Seghete leads marketing as a co-founder of Branch, the mobile growth platform for today’s top companies, powering mobile linking and growth for over 30,000 apps and 2 billion monthly users around the world.
Startups selected for the pitch competition will pitch their startup to the audience. 3 minutes each, plus Q&A. Then, the audience votes to decide the top 3 finalists who make it to the VC panel in the afternoon.
You would think that once you raised a B round of $10-$30M, your startup is finally out of the woods. Instead, that’s when the real challenges start. Scaling. User acqusition. How do you keep growing?
The 3 top startups selected by the audience at the end of the morning pitch competition get to pitch a panel of VC partners. Then, the VCs deliberate, just like a real partner meeting, to elect the one winner. A great way to see how VCs make decisions behind the scenes.