TechStars Founders Conference 2012

A week of Awesome in Boston

Be there or beware

This is the annual gathering of all things TechStars. Our alumni, our mentors, our staff. Come meet new and old friends. Stay for Boston Demo Day. Meet CorpDev and BizDev and M&A folks from the biggest companies in the world. Last years special guests included Steve Blank and Ben Huh. This year we have Dharmesh Shah and more being announced soon. Learn about TechStars 2.0. This years conference is better than ever, and you'll get a ton out of it. There are more reasons than ever to attend. If you don't come, we will track you down and kill you. Probably.

TechStars Founders Conference 2012

Monday, Nov. 12th 2012 at 1pm to Wednesday, Nov. 14th 2012 at 8pm

180 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA

It starts with the Founders Conference on Nov 12 and 13. On Nov 14, meet folks from Corp Dev from some of the biggest companies on the planet. Demo Day and the afterparty end it with a bang.

Discounted Hotel Info

Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers 617.426.2000 use the code TECSTR for discount room rate. 1 block from the venue!

Topic Leaders


This schedule is subject to massive and completely irrational dead-last-minute changes. Check back often.

Monday, November 12th

  • 1 PM - Registration
  • 1:30 PM - Welcome Keynote
  • 2:30 PM - Workshops - Track A "What Metrics Matter: How do you know if you are winning if you don't know what to measure" Track B "Recruiting amazing software engineers"
  • 3:30 PM - Keynote - Dharmesh Shah "Inbound for Startups: Creating Marketing People Love"
  • 4:15 PM - Workshops - Track A "Inbound marketing, strategy and tactics" Track B "Technical Debt - avoiding the eventual consequences of technical shortcuts"
  • 5:15 PM - Networking
  • 6:00 PM - Group Dinners (sign up here)
  • 9:00 PM - Werewolf - meet in the lobby of the hotel, we'll break into small groups and descend upon unsuspecting hotel rooms.

Tuesday, November 13th

  • 8:00 AM - Group Breakfast (sign up here)
  • 10:30 AM - Workshops Track A "Creating a killer sales team & process" Track B "What can Techstars do for you as Alumni"
  • 11:30 AM - Workshops Track A "Getting Acquired - how to achieve and manage an exit" Track B "When is the right time for more (formalized) process?"
  • 12:30 PM - Techstars Boston Pitchfest & Lunch - Its on us...
  • 2:30 PM - Keynote - Nabeel Hyatt - "Off The Record talk (predictive approach to product development)
  • 3:30 PM - Workshops - Track A "Product Dev w/ Nabeel" Track B "The Next Round of Financing"
  • 4:30 PM Workshops - Track A "Hiring Killer Software Engineers?" Track B "Plan C - The end of the runway"
  • 5:30 PM - Closing Ceremonies and Wake
  • 6:30 PM - Group Dinners (sign up here)
  • 8:00 PM - Ignite Techstars - don't miss it! (sign up here)

Wednesday, November 14th

  • 10:00 AM - Networking - Open time for making things happen and meeting your fellow TechStars!
  • 1:00 PM - Keynote - Seth Godin "Startup Storytelling"
  • 2:00 PM - BizDev Power Hour for select companies (the rest have free time)
  • 4:00 PM - Boston Demo Day! (sign up here) pw:demo day2012
  • 8:00 PM - Boston Demo Day After Party (sign up here) pw:demo day2012

Optional stuff if you want to make a week out of it

Download the official FounderCon app and see who's coming! Join the community with password 'domore'

Check out more detailed information on the wiki