Techstars FounderCon 2013

September 15th - 17th @ the Hyatt Regency - Chicago

Techstars FounderCon 2013, Presented by CareerBuilder

Techstars FounderCon 2013, Presented by CareerBuilder is all about Scaling Up.


This FounderCon will be our biggest event yet (seriously), and we have a ton of awesome speakers, sessions and programming lined up. Following the theme around "Scaling Up", we'll be focusing on all aspects of getting to the next level. If you've gotten there, come share your lessons learned, and if you are striving for the next level FounderCon is the perfect place to immerse yourself for two days. You will be surrounded by hundreds of Techstars who share your values and want to see everyone in our network succeed. Leverage the Techstars network like never before, and like you never thought possible.


Here are some of the highlights...

  • Jason Calacanis will be joining us for a Fireside Chat and the recording of several TWiT episodes.
  • Keynote Speaker Tim Sanders (NetMinds, ex CSO of Yahoo!) will be talking about human capital and "Putting People First"
  • Jason Fried of 37Signals will be joining for a Fireside Chat
  • David Grove of Vaquero Capital on the "State of M&A"
  • Mark Solon is back with his standing room only "Next Round" workshop
  • 15 founder led track sessions!
  • BizDev Day is back - get a chance to meet with CareerBuilder, Verizon, American Airlines, Microsoft, SoftLayer, Rackspace, Groupon and a dozen more!
  • Ignite FounderCon - strut your stuff. Entertain and educate. Signup here
  • Party @ the House of Blues with Legitimate Front Band
  • Techstars news and updates
  • FREE! - Just get yourself there...no cost to attend.


NOTE: This conference is invite only for the Techstars Network (including Excelerate/Springboard companies, Powered by Techstars accelerators, and direct Techstars Founders/Alumni or current CEOs)


Questions? Contact ari (at) techstars (dot) com


Follow #foundercon on twitter!

Techstars FounderCon 2013 - Chicago

Sunday, Sep. 15th 2013 at 5pm to Tuesday, Sep. 17th 2013 at 5:30pm

151 East Upper Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL

Agenda

Sunday, September 15th

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Pre-Registration - Hyatt Regency Ballroom - hosted by CareerBuilder


Track 1 - Business - Regency Ballroom A/B

Track 2 - Technical - Acapulco


Monday, September 16th

7:00 - 8:00 AM - Navy SEAL Obstacle Run w/ Phil Black of FitDeck (former SEAL) - Meet in Hyatt Lobby

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Group Breakfasts - organized by topic - meet some other cool founders!

8:30 - 9:30 AM - Registration

9:30 -10:00 AM - Introduction & Kick Off

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Fireside Chat with Jason Calacanis

11:00 - 11:15 AM - Break

NOTE: Track 1 is "Biz" and Track 2 is "Tech"

11:15 - 12:15 PM - Track1 - David Mandell, PivotDesk "Fake it till you make it"

11:15 - 12:15 PM - Track2 - Mat Ellis, Cloudablity "Cost Hacking"

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Lunch - provided by Simplify Commerce

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Track1 - Paul Berberian, Orbotix "The Awkward Zone"

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Track2 - Jamie Cooper, Drake Cooper "Brand Strategy"

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Track1 - Mark Solon, Techstars "The Next Round

2:00 - 2:30 PM - Track2 - Mike Saffitz, Apptentive "Becoming CTO"

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Track2 - Rahul Deshpande, MasterCard Labs, "Getting Paid Safely: About Payments and Secure APIs"

3:30 - 4:00 PM - Break & Networking

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Tim Sanders, (NetMinds, Yahoo, broadcast.com), "Putting People First"

6:30 - 7:30 PM - House of Blues - Food, Drink and Ignite Techstars!

7:30 - 11:00 PM - House of Blues - Legitimate Front Band

11:00 - ?? Werewolf - TBD


Tuesday, September 17th

7:00 - 8:00 AM - Morning FitDeck Workout with Phil Black - Meet in Hyatt Lobby

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Group Breakfasts - organized by topic - meet some other cool founders!

9:15 - 9:45 AM - Track1 - Rami Essaid, Distil "How To: Enterprise Sales"

9:15 - 9:45 AM - Track2 - Ian Sefferman - MobileDevHQ - "Big Data on a small budget"

9:45 - 10:45 AM - Fireside Chat with Jason Fried, 37 Signals

10:45 - 11:00 AM - Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM - Track1 - Nick Taranto, Plated "To Scale or not To Scale, That is the Question"

11:00 - 11:30 AM - Track2 - Dan Lynn, Full Contact "How to un-fuck your tech stack"

11:30 - 12:00 PM - Track1 - Dan Kador, Keen "How to create a round-closing deck"

11:30 - 12:00 PM - Track2 - Moisey Uretsky, DigitalOcean "Beating Amazon at their own game is hard!"

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch provided by Verizon, Keynote by David Grove of Vaquero Capital "The State of M&A"

1:00 - 1:30 PM - Track 1 - Erika Trautman, RaptMedia "Scaling Yourself"

1:00 - 1:30 PM - Track 2 - Louis Pablo Gonzalez, ParLevel Systems - "Harware + Software Meetup"

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Track1 - Jim Franklin & Isaac Saldana, Sendgrid "Replacing yourself as CEO"

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Track2 - Momchil K. and Andrew First, Leanplum "MVP & Google Cloud"

2:30 - 4:00 PM - Track1 - Navigating M&A - Roundtable Discussion, Ari Newman Moderator

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Track 2 - Isaac and Tim of Sendgrid "What its like to push more traffic than Twitter"

3:30 - 4:00 PM - Track2 - Shaun Johnson - Startup Institute - "Hiring tech talent that grows with your company"

4:00 - 4:30 PM - All - Techstars, FounderCon Wrap Up


What Founders are saying...

FounderCon 2013 Trailer

Last year's video...

TechStars FounderCon

FounderCon 2013 is presented by

And sponsored by