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10,000 global founders in Silicon Valley

Investor Q+A's, hands-on workshops etc.

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Silicon Valley United States Fox Theater California
Location
February 12 - 14, 2018
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Overview

Join 10,000 global founders in Silicon Valley for 3-days of nonstop content - 200+ speakers, fireside chats, Investor Q+A's, hands-on workshops, educational sessions; plus invaluable networking opportunities with your fellow attendees, 300+ exhibiting startups, and our great partners.

Don't miss out. It will be the biggest Startup Grind Conference ever. Check out the agenda! We hope to see you there this year!

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9.30 / 10
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Rate Startup Grind Global Conference 2018

Reviews

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Elom Sossou

Visitor

Should improve direct interation between speakers and people

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Chanel Dority

Sponsor/Exhibitor

Great people working the event! Some disorganizatuon but also helpful volunteers

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Nuno Loureiro

Visitor

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Nika Abashidze

Visitor

Everythink was ok, it was just hard to find right people using bages. They are similar and you can't know who are who

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Rishi Sharma

Visitor

The event is amazing. Everything is very well managed. The timings for each event is too great that here it's easy to follow the agenda. And the startup grind application is amazing which is helping in saving the contacts. It's been amazing being here

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Lisa Mccarthy

Sponsor/Exhibitor

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Jukka Heikkila

Speaker

Lively event!

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Tegan Spinner

Visitor

Having a great time at startupgrind 2018

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John Rampton

Speaker

This was an amazing event whefe you can learn from other like minxed idividuals

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Shripal Modani

Visitor

The core values of Startup grind encourage lot of interaction, so amazing for networking

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Sauvik Banerjjee

Visitor

Need to make networking far mlre seamless

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Arunkeshavareddu Sankaramaddi

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Its great for students who are going to get graduated

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Jesse Calvi

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Great event

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Mike P

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Woild be nice to meet more investors!

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Love all the interaction here. Venue and navigation could be better.

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More startup compNies

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Fix check in process

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Create more break up session for women in tech, more bathroom, more social media interaction especially for international people. Scanning app for storing business contacts is great. Didn't know there is a lunch.

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Great venue, great crowd.

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Audience capacity was inadequate. Should have more volunteers to usher and help.

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Great opportunities to support social causes.

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Thumbs up guys! Amazing event

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Atmoshere here is awesome

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I love the way how people are interacting here

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This is a great opportunity to explore the worldwide great researches and connect networking.

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As a firsf time attendee, i thought this event was well organized and very informatíve

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Probably a better venue and tips on the speakers that will be most intersting to me

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An amazing experience.

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Awesome speakers n people!

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Energt is significant. I love it.

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Crowd control needs to be a priority. A simple "everyone move to the center so empty seats are at the end" would have saved a lot of heart ache.

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Very well organized the best start up program!

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Amazing people all around

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Great connections, valued time.

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What a great event, meet a tons of people

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Overall I am happy with the conference

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No investors at all. Couldn't find any

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Good conference with great opportunity

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Great speakers and awesome location

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Great conference. Feedback to improve _Not enoigh space for sessions venue too small morning check in could have been well organized

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Overal a good event. Could have been organized better.

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Really awesome first time experience.

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Great conference with good people.

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More details in the apresentations.

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This conference hasbeen unreal! The friends made here will lasta lifetimeand the biz opportunities are tremendous

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No water day one, narrow entry in tve cinema

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Thumbs up guys but egistration was horrible

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Great conference but too expensive.

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Pl great business connecting

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Awesome speakers but small venue

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Good networking but few biz opp

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Reviews from 2017

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EPIC TIMES! Though it was my "1st" Global Conference, #SGglobal was "Dope" beyond belief for this "Rookie"! Thank You

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Living this startup adventure we've gained great friends and collaborators. Thanks for your support!

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Great conference in San Francisco with our StartupGrind partner. Can't wait for London in June.

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We had fun and made incredible connections. Thanks StartupGrind!

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Thank you so much for the opportunity to pitch and exhibit this week! We met so many awesome people

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Startup Grind is one of the best startup events I have every been. A must attend for every startupist

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John Sircis

Visitor

The atmosphere there was incredible. I never met so many interesting people and all willing to help. See you next year definitely.

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Giovanni Luca

Visitor

What the f***? How can I missed this conference last year. Many, many interesting speakers, lot of startupists willing to chat. This was totally mind blowing conference. I came there from Italy and I will come there again.

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Meddie Malox

Visitor

Thrilling atmosphere as always. I've been here also last year and this conference is getting better and better each year. Well done SG, see you in 2018.

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M. J. Smith

Visitor

I was here with my colleagues, and we really enjoyed the event. Never seen anything like that...huge number of interesting talks.

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Ben Rufus

Visitor

inspiring and motivating speakers

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Tom Brown

Visitor

interesting talks, venue & food

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Jeff Lee

Visitor

great event for sharing thoughts and inspirative ideas, definitely worth the money

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Rick Franks

Visitor

well organized

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Fred B.

Visitor

very informative and fun too, good job guys

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Lucie Zemankova

Visitor

Thanks to the SG team for a great conference!

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Stuart O'Leary

Visitor

Perfect place to learn from the most successful founders and entrepreneurs.

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William Peters

Visitor

Huge opportunity to meet new people, see you the next year!!!

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George Gilanyi

Visitor

One of the best conferences in my life, really amazing atmosphere, great experts, and nice place. Definitely better value for money than other similar conferences.

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Clive Simmons

Visitor

Very interesting talks. I highly recommend all speakers for the next years.

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Diana Curridge

Visitor

great place to meet new people, definitely worth attending

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Peter Lauren

Visitor

Very insightful conference!!!

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Reviews from 2016

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I attended Startup Grind 2016, and I will be back for Startup Grind 2017 in a big way!

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Well, startup grind was awesome

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The Startup Grind conference was exceptional.

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Made a lot of new friends, got stimulated in my pursuits, gained insights & had loads of fun. Thanks

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Really enjoyed meeting amazing valley startups & investors this week at Startup Grind Global

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Justin Levin

Visitor

I learnt a lot, see ya the next year.

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Anna Valdes

Visitor

Please do this in Europe more often

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Susan Mitchell

Visitor

ok

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Carl Faihani

Visitor

Many great speakers and ideas, very educational...thank you! Definitely worth money.

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Pierre Lavelle

Visitor

We've met many amazing people and other startups.

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Daniel Wang

Visitor

Thank you for the great conference and looking forward for the next year.

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Speakers 145

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James Park

  • Fitbit
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Marc Tarpenning

  • Tesla
  • CFO
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Guy Kawasaki

  • Canva
  • Chief Evangelist
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Dr. Andrew Ng

  • Coursera
  • Co-Founder
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Walt Mossberg

  • Recode
  • Co-Founder
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Wade Foster

  • Zapier
  • CEO & Founder
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Mary Grove

  • Google for Entrepreneur
  • Director
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Leah Busque

  • Fuel, TaskRabbit
  • Investor & Co-Founder
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Adi Tatarko

  • Houzz
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Kyle Vogt

  • Cruise
  • CEO & Founder
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Valery Komissarova

  • Grishin Robotics
  • Principal
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Joe Kraus

  • Google Ventures
  • General Partner
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Ann Miura-Ko

  • Floodgate
  • Co-Founder
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Katherine Power

  • CMG, Who What Wear
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Jeff Clavier

  • SoftTech VC
  • Founder and Managing Partner
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Nabeel Hyatt

  • Spark Capital
  • General Partner
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Tara Reed

  • Apps Without Code
  • CEO
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Brook Porter

  • KPCB, G2VP
  • Advisor
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Jeff Richards

  • GGV Capital
  • Managing Partner
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Paul Hsiao

  • Canvas Ventures
  • Partner
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Steve Vassalo

  • Foundation Capital
  • General Partner
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Catherine Hoke

  • Defy Ventures
  • Founder
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Mikkel Svane

  • Zendesk
  • CEO & Founder
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Jess Lee

  • Sequoia Capital
  • Partner
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Kamran Elahian

  • Global Catalyst Partners
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Niko Bonatsos

  • General Catalyst
  • Managing Director
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Dan Price

  • Gravity Payments
  • CEO & Founder
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Mihir Desai

  • Harvard Business School
  • Mizuho Financial Group Professor
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Ryan Popple

  • Proterra
  • CEO & President
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Justin Kao

  • Helix
  • Co-Founder
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Shan-Lyn Ma

  • Zola
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Alex Barnett

  • Intuit
  • Director of Developer
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Derek Andersen

  • Startup Grind
  • Founder
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Andre Haddad

  • Turo
  • CEO
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David Erickson

  • FreeConferenceCall.com
  • CEO & Founder
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Nate Weiner

  • Pocket
  • CEO & Founder
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Pete Flint

  • NFX
  • Managing Partner
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Inna Semenyuk

  • SnapchatDaily.com
  • Founder
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Zachery Coelius

  • Triggit
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Oren Zeev

  • Zeev Ventures
  • Founder
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Laura Wright Teclemariam

  • Electronic Arts
  • Senior Product Manager
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Alex Rosen

  • Ridge Ventures
  • Managing Director
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Jeremy Gardner

  • Ausum Ventures
  • Founder and General Partner
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Max Levchin

  • Affirm
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Baron Davis

  • Baron Davis Enterprises
  • Founder
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Vladimir Tenev

  • Robinhood
  • Co-Founder
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Baiju Bhatt

  • Robinhood
  • Co-Founder
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Rich Pierson

  • Headspace
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Dan Pink

  • Drive
  • Writer
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Jeremy Liew

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
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Ashley Carroll

  • Social Capital
  • Partner
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Alex Chriss

  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Product Officer
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Mariam Naficy

  • Minted
  • CEO & Founder
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Samir Kaul

  • Khosla Ventures
  • Founding general partner
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Omar Tawakol

  • Voicera
  • CEO
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Jennifer Fitzgerald

  • PolicyGenius
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Mark Bosma

  • Toptal
  • VP of Sales
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Dr. Rao Mulpuri

  • View Dynamic Glass
  • CEO
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Ryan Williams

  • Cadre
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Sylvana Rochet

  • The Insightful Executive
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François Chopard

  • Starburst Accelerator
  • CEO & Founder
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Reggie Bradford

  • Oracle
  • Senior Vice President
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Parker Barrile

  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • Partner
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David Barrett

  • Expensify
  • CEO & Founder
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Heidi Yu

  • Boostinsider
  • CEO & Founder
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John Foreman

  • MailChimp
  • VP of Product Management
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Shankar Chandran

  • Samsung Catalyst
  • Managing Director
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Tadhg Bourke

  • Netflix
  • Global HR Leadership team
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Reid Hoffman

  • LinkedIn, Greylock Partners
  • Co-Founder
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Jeff Jordan

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • General partner
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Connie Chan

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Partner
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Dr. Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä

  • Aalto University School of Business
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George Babu

  • Kindred
  • Co-Founder
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Jonathan Hammond

  • Unilever Foundry
  • Global Marketing Director
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Edith Yeung

  • 500 Mobile Collective, 500 Startups (China)
  • Partner
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Andrew Warner

  • Mixergy
  • Founder
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Eurie Kim

  • Forerunner Ventures
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Renee Wang

  • CastBox
  • CEO & Founder
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Neil Sequeira

  • Defy
  • Co-Founder
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Dr. Stefan Heck

  • Nauto
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Karl Sun

  • Lucid Software
  • Co-Founder
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Matin Movassate

  • Heap
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Stacey Bishop

  • Scale Venture Partners
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Jay Srinivasan

  • Spoke
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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Josh Elman

  • Greylock Partners
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Linda Xie

  • Scalar Capital
  • Co-Founder & Managing Director
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Julia Grace

  • Slack
  • Head of Infrastructure Engineering
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Jerry Chen

  • Greylock Partners
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Mike Jones

  • Science, Inc.
  • CEO
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Balaji Srinivasan

  • Earn.com, Andreessen Horowitz
  • CEO & Board Partner
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Cal Henderson

  • Slack
  • CTO & Co-Founder
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Josh Fechter

  • BAMF Media
  • CEO & Founder
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David Brown

  • Techstars
  • CEO & Founder
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Aniyia Williams

  • Tinsel
  • Founder
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Jonan Scheffler

  • Heroku
  • Developer
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Faizan Buzdar

  • Box
  • Sr. Director of Platform Product Management
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Jeff Schumacher

  • BCG Digital Ventures
  • CEO & Founder
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Tomas Gorny

  • Nextiva
  • Founder
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Jon Lee

  • ProsperWorks
  • Founder
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Balaji Gopinath

  • SAP.iO
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Patrick Mullane

  • HBX
  • Executive Director
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Isaac Saldana

  • SendGrid
  • Co-Founder
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Ryan Leslie

  • SuperPhone
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Marty Reaume

  • Twilio
  • HR executive
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Stephanie Horbaczewski

  • StyleHaul
  • CEO
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Ashley Tisdale

  • Blondie Girl Productions
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Jyoti Bansal

  • AppDynamics
  • Founder and Chairman
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Bradley Horowitz

  • Google
  • Product executive
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Anna Patterson

  • Gradient Ventures
  • Founder & Managing Partner
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Steve Huffman

  • Reddit
  • CEO & Co-Founder
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John Boitnott

  • Entrepreneur
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John Rampton

  • Due
  • Entrepreneur
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Guillaume de Smedt

  • Startup Grind
  • Global Community Director
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Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit

  • MarsBased
  • CMO & Co-Founder
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Raul Sood

  • Unikrn
  • CEO
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Nick Huzar

  • OfferUp
  • Founder
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Jordan Van Horn

  • Segment
  • Head of Europe at Segment
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Phin Mpofu

  • Global Symbiotic Partnerships
  • Founder & Chairman
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Alexandra Watkins

  • Eat My Words
  • Author
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Llew Claasen

  • The Bitcoin Foundation
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Tracy Wang

  • ZZ Ventures
  • CEO & Managing Director
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Christine Souffrant Ntim

  • Forbes 30 Under 30, Vendedy
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Ian Brock

  • Beyond The Cookie
  • Co-Founder
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Kathleen Chaykowski

  • Forbes
  • Reporter
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Frederik Groce

  • Storm Ventures
  • Associate
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Deirde Moran

  • IDA Ireland
  • VP of Emerging Technologies
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Michal Lev-Ram

  • Fortune
  • Senior writer
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Mandela SH DIxon

  • Founder Gym
  • Co-Founder
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Connie Loizos

  • StrictlyVC
  • Founder
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Anu Hariharan

  • Y Combinator
  • Partner
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Gillian Tans

  • Booking.com
  • CEO
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Matt Simon

  • WIRED
  • Science Writer
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Andreas Fichter

  • SAP Innovation Center Network
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Karolis Balciunas

  • Google Play
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Ellen Huet

  • Reporter
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Amanda Gutterman

  • ConsenSys
  • Chief Marketing Officer
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Henry Kaestner

  • Bandwidth.com
  • Co-Founder
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Rahul Sood

  • Unikrn
  • CEO
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Federico Lara

  • FedEx Cross Border
  • Managing Director
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Gené Teare

  • Crunchbase
  • Head of Content
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Sheila Warren

  • World Economic Forum
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Amit Kumar

  • Accel
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Linda Avey

  • 23andMe
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Nicole Quinn

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

Agenda

8:00 AM

8 : 30 – Doors Open

8:45 – Welcome to the 2018 Global Conference

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO, Startup Grind; Bevy

9:00 AM
9:00 – The Story of Building Tesla

Marc Tarpenning, Co-founder, Tesla

9:20 – Fitbit: From Tech Startup to Global Digital Health Leader

James Park, Co-founder + CEO, FitBit; Jeff Claiver, Managing Partner, Uncork Ventures

9:45 – Quickfire Pitches
10:00 AM
10:00 – Hindsights of Thirty Years in the Valley

Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva; Simon Hudson, Founder + CEO, Cheeze

10:30 – Morning Break
11:00 AM
11:00 – Financial Wisdom for Entrepreneurs

Mihir Desai, Professor, Harvard Business School + Harvard Law School

11:15 – Questions Left Unasked: A Founder and her VC's Unique Perspectives on Shared Moments

Leah Busque, General Partner, Fuel Capital; Founder + Executive Chairwoman, TaskRabbit Ann Miura-Ko, Co-founder + Partner, Floodgate

11:35 – Path to Product: Five Steps to Nailing the Customer Problem

Alex Chriss, SVP & Chief Product Officer, Intuit

11:55 – Navigating the Fast-Changing VC Landscape

Reggie Bradford, SVP Startup Ecosystem + Accelerator, Oracle; Neil Sequeira, Co-founder + Managing Director, Defy Partners; Stacey Curry Bishop, Partner, Scale Venture Partners

12:00 PM
12:15 – Investing for the Rest of Us

Baiju Bhatt; Co-founder & Co-CEO, Robinhood

12:35 – Lunch
1:00 PM
1:45 – From Enterprising to Executive: Maintaining Your Vision in a Changing Consumer Landscape

Katherine Power, Co-founder + CEO, Clique // Nicole Quinn, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

2:00 PM
2:05 – Quickfire Pitches

2:15 – Fireside Chat

Joe Kraus, Partner, Google Ventures // Connie Loizos, Silicon Valley Editor, TechCrunch; Founder, StrictlyVC

2:35 – Fireside Chat

Jeff Schumacher, Founder + CEO, BCG Digital Ventures // John Rampton, Contributor, Entrepreneur; Inc.; CEO, Due.com

2:55 – How I Did It: Building global teams, products, and businesses at Google

Joe Kraus, Partner, Google Ventures

3:00 PM
3:15 – Lessons From A Two-Time Founder

Kyle Vogt, Founder & CEO, Cruise; Nabeel Hyatt, Partner, Spark Capital

3:35 – Afternoon Break
4:00 PM
4:00 – The Cryptocurrency Revolution

Vinny Lingham, Co-founder + CEO, Civic; Shark Tank South Africa

4:20 – Quickfire Pitches

4:35 – Making Reddit the Home of Community Online

Steve Huffman, Co-founder + CEO, Reddit

4:55 – Fireside Chat

Gillian Tans, CEO, Booking.com // Michal Lev-Ram, Senior Writer, Fortune

5:00 PM
5:15 – Fireside Chat

Walt Mossberg, Co-founder, Recode; All Things D; Derek Andersen, Founder & CEO, Startup Grind;

5:40 – Autonomous Vehicles and AI: Future of Transportation

Reid Hoffman, Partner, Greylock; Exeuctive Chairman + Co-founder, LinkedIn; Stefan Heck, Co-Founder & CEO, Nauto

6:00 PM
6:10 – Closing Remarks

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO, Startup Grind

10:00 AM

Track: Automation & Product

10:30 – The Future of Marketing Automation

John Foreman, VP of Product Management, MailChimp

11:00 AM
11:00 – How to Build Your Team for Revenue: Why customer service is more important than your sales team, and where to automate it

Matin Movassate, Co-founder + CEO, Heap

11:30 – Happier Dev Teams and Faster Time to Market with 12-Factor Application

Jonan Scheer, Developer Advocate, Heroku

12:00 PM
12:00 – How to Build a Complete Product

Dr. Rao Mulpuri, CEO, View

12:30 – How Developers are Making DNA Digital

Justin Kao, Co-founder + SVP of Business Development and Partnerships, Helix

1:00 PM

Track: Going Global

1:00 – In Pursuit of the American Dream: Tomas Gorny's Immigrant Story

Tomas Gorny, CEO, Nextiva + Unitedweb

1:30 – Adapting Culture to Enable High Performance Remote Work

Mark Bosma, VP of Sales, Toptal

2:00 PM
2:00 – Cross Border is Happening Everywhere… Yes, Everywhere!

Federico Lara, Chief Technologist, FedEx CrossBorder

2:30 – Successful Scaling in Europe & Beyond - How to Build a Global Company

Tadhg Bourke, Director of Global Employee Services, Netflix;

Marty Reaume, Chief People Officer, Twilio;

Jordan Van Horn, Head of EMEA, Segment; Deirdre Moran, VP of Emerging Technologies, IDA Ireland

3:00 PM

Track: Enterprise

3:00 – Fireside Chat

Julia Grace, Head of Infrastructure Engineering, Slack

3:30 – Blockchain in the Enterprise

Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum

Thorsten Zube, Head of Blockchain, SAP Innovation Center Network

Shwetha Shetty, Sr. Director Corporate Strategy, SAP

4:00 PM
4:00 – Why Virality Isn't The Answer

Faizan Buzdar, Senior Director, Box

4:30 – How Your Startup Can Acquire Enterprise FreeConferenceCall.com Customers

Karl Sun, Co-founder & CEO, Lucid Software

Jon Lee, Co-founder + CEO, ProsperWorks // Balaji Gopinath, Global VP, SAP.iO Fund

Christina Kehoe, Chapter Director, Startup Grind Phoenix; Community Operations, Bevy

6:00 PM

6-9 pm - Redwood City Pub Crawl

10:00 AM
10:00 – Q+A with FitBit

James Park, Co-founder + CEO, FitBit

Track: AI, AR, & Machine Learning

10:30 – How AI and Automation Will Reshape the Workplace

Jay Srinivasan, Co-founder + CEO, Spoke // Jerry Chen, Partner, Greylock

11:00 AM
11:00 – Ready Player One: Leveraging Mobile AR/VR and the Learnings From Gaming

Laura Wright Teclemariam, Lead Senior Product Manager, Electronic Arts

11:30 – The Field Guide to Working with Smart Robots

George Babu, Co-founder + Head of Product, Kindred

John Boitnott, Contributor, Entrepreneur; Inc.

12:00 PM
12:00 – Augmenting, Not Replacing, Today’s Worker: Building AI Products That Boost Productivity

Omar Tawakol, CEO, Voicera // Je Richards, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

12:30 – Create Your Own Opportunity by Nailing Product Market Fit

Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-founder + CEO, Zola; Paul Hsiao, Partner, Canvas Ventures

1:00 PM
1:00 – Leadership Lessons from Space

Patrick Mullane, Executive Director, HBX

1:30 – The Tech Talent Shortage: Finding and Retaining Top Talent

Shawn Bose, GM, Indeed Prime

2:00 PM

Track: FinTech & Blockchain

2:00 – Good Intentions, Bad Advice: How to Keep Your Board Aligned With Your Vision

David Barret, Founder + CEO, Expensify

2:30 – The Future of Investment: Fintech

Ryan Williams, Co-founder + CEO, Cadre; Samir Kaul, Founding General Partner, Khosla Ventures

3:00 PM
3:00 – Small Business: Opportunity for Big Growth

Alex Barnett, Director of Developer and Partner Platforms, Intuit

3:30 – PolicyGenius’ Journey from Unfundable Idea to Insurtech Star

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Co-Founder + CEO, PolicyGenius; Parker Barrile, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

4:00 PM
4:00 – Evolution of the Blockchain Economy

Jeremy Gardner, Founder + General Partner, Ausum Ventures

4:30 – Fireside Chat

Balaji Srinivasan, Co-founder, Earn.com; Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit, Startup Grind Barcelona; Co-founder, MarsBased

6:00 PM

6-9 pm - Redwood City Pub Crawl

10:00 AM
10:00 – How to Take Your Startup From Inspiration to IPO

David Brown, Co-founder + Co-CEO, Techstars // Isaac Saldana, Co-founder, SendGrid

10:30 – Is Data the New Oil? Investing in the Data Economy

Shankar Chandran, Managing Director + Head, Samsung Catalyst Fund

11:00 AM
11:00 – Fundraising Lessons from a Unicorn Founder

Pete Flint, Managing Partner, NFX; Founder, Trulia

11:30 – Starting Google's New AI Venture Fund

Anna Patterson, Founder + Managing Partner, Gradient Ventures

Connie Loizos, Silicon Valley Editor, TechCrunch; Founder, StrictlyVC

12:00 PM
12:00 - Q+A with Ann Miura-Ko + Leah Busque

Leah Busque, General Partner, Fuel Capital; Founder + Executive Chairwoman, TaskRabbit;

Ann Miura-Ko, Co-founder + Partner, Floodgate

12:30 - Investing in Blockchain

Rahul Sood, CEO, Unikrn

1:00 PM
1:00 - Q+A with Robinhood

Baiju Bhatt; Co-founder & Co-CEO, Robinhood

1:30 - 2:30 - STARTUP PITCH SESSION

2:00 PM
2:30 - Q+A with Eurie Kim

Eurie Kim, General Partner, Forerunner Ventures

3:00 PM
3:00 - Startup to Scaleup: Finding Success in the Gray

Jason Williamson, VP, Startup Ecosystem, Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator

Henry Kaestner, Managing Partner, Sovereign’s Capital

3:30 - Why Startups and Businesses Need Each Other

Jonathan Hammond, Global Marketing Director + Head, Unilever Foundry

Connie Loizos, Silicon Valley Editor, TechCrunch; Founder, StrictlyVC

4:00 PM
4:00 - Bootstrapped: Why You Shouldn’t Raise Money

David Erickson, Founder + CEO, 4:30 - How Your Startup Can Acquire Enterprise FreeConferenceCall.com

4:30 - Q+A with Vinny Lingham

Vinny Lingham, Co-founder + CEO, Civic

6:00 PM

6-9 pm - Redwood City Pub Crawl

8:00 AM

8 : 30 – Doors Open

8:45 - Welcome Remarks, Day Two

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO, Startup Grind

9:00 AM
9:00 – The Magic of Failure

Kamran Elahian, Co-founder + Chairman, Global Catalyst Partners

9:20 – The Journey of Headspace: From Two to Twenty Million

Rich Pierson, Co-founder & CEO, Headspace // Kathleen Chaykowski, Reporter, Forbes

9:40 – Quickfire Pitches

9:50 – The Zapier Story: How We Bootstrapped an Automation Company to $35M ARR

Wade Foster, Co-founder + CEO, Zapier // Ceci Stallsmith, Platform & Partner Manager, Slack

10:00 AM
10:10 – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel Pink, Best-Selling Author, Drive

10:30 – Morning Break
11:00 AM
11:00 – Cultivating Your Greatest Asset - Your Customer Base

Mikkel Svane, Founder + CEO, Zendesk

11:15 – Quickfire Pitches

11:30 – Media and Social Engagement – What’s Coming Next

11:50 – I Am a 13-Year Old Entrepreneur

Ian Brock, Co-founder, Beyond The Cookie

11:55 – - From Aborted IPO to Biggest Exit of 2017

Jyoti Bansal, Founder, AppDynamics

12:00 PM
12:15 – Incarceration to Entrepreneurship: The power of second chances

Catherine Hoke, Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures

12:30 – Lunch
1:00 PM
1:45 – What I Learned From Setting a $70,000 Minimum Wage

Dan Price, Founder & CEO, Gravity Payments

2:00 PM
2:00 – One-on-One with Max Levchin

Max Levchin, Founder + CEO, Affirm; Co-founder, PayPal // Jeremy Liew, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners

2:20 – Quickfire Pitches

2:30 – From Side Project to Global Disruptor

2:50 – AI is the New Electricity

Dr. Andrew Ng, Founder + CEO, deeplearning.ai; Co-founder, Coursera; Adjunct Professor, Stanford

3:00 PM
3:10 – Fireside Chat with Cal Henderson

Cal Henderson, Co-founder + CTO, Slack

3:30 – Session Coming Soon

3:50 – BIG - Business Inside the Game

Baron Davis, NBA All-Star; Founder, Baron Davis Enterprises; Derek Andersen, Founder & CEO, Startup Grind

4:00 PM
4:10 - Fireside Chat with Jeff Jordan

Jeff Jordan, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

4:30 - Session Coming Soon
5:00 PM
5:00 - Conference Ends
10:00 AM
10:00 – Q+A with Headspace

Rich Pierson, Co-founder + CEO, Headspace

Track: How To

10:30 – Crowd-to-Table: How Minted Uses Crowdsourcing to Challenge Traditional Perceptions of Arts and Artists

Mariam Naficy, Founder + CEO, Minted // Alex Rosen, Managing Director, Ridge Ventures

11:00 AM
11:00 – How to Ace the Startup Name Game

Alexandra Watkins, Founder + Chief Innovation Officer, Eat My Words

11:30 – From Launch to Best App of 2017 In Under One Year

Shreyans Bhansali, Co-founder + CTO, Socratic // Karolis Balciunas, VC + Startup Business Development Lead, Google Play

12:00 PM
12:00 – Overlooked Lessons from Two Decades in the Trenches of Entrepreneurship

Zach Coelius, Early Stage Investor, Zeitgeist Partners

12:30 – How to Grow Into a CEO

Nate Weiner, Founder + CEO, Pocket; Steve Vassalo, General Partner, Foundation Capital

1:00 PM
1:00 – How to Build Apps Without Code

Tara Reed, CEO, Apps Without Code

1:30 – How to be a Great Leader

Sylvana Rochet, Founder + Holistic Intelligence Advisor, The Insightful Executive

2:00 PM

Track: Marketing & Community

2:00 – Be Intentional: How Messaging Habits Affect your Success as a Founder

Ryan Leslie, Founder + CEO, SuperPhone

2:30 – The Power of Influence: Influencer Marketing & User Acquisition

Heidi Yu, Founder + CEO, BoostInsider

3:00 PM
3:00 – Influencer Marketing & User Acquisition

Heidi Yu, Founder + CEO, BoostInsider // Josh Fechter, Co-founder + CEO, BAMF Media // Stephanie Horbaczewski, President + CEO, StyleHaul // John Rampton, Founder, Due; Contributor, Entrepreneur.com

3:30 – How to Grow Your Business With Snapchat

Inna Semenyuk, Founder, Snapchat Daily

10:00 AM

Track: The Future of Transportation

10:00 – The Future of Mobility

Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra

10:30 – The Coming SEA (Sharing, Electrification, Autonomy) Change in the Automotive Sector

Andre Haddad, CEO, Turo Kindred; Brook Porter, Partner, KPCB

11:00 AM
11:00 – Robotics & STEM: Inspiring the Inventors of Tomorrow, Today

Vikas Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, Wonder Workshop

11:30 – Q+A with Zendesk

Mikkel Svane, Founder + CEO, Zendesk

12:00 PM
12:00 – Growth by Design: How to Create and Sustain a Successful Growth Strategy

Nick Huzar, Co-founder + CEO, OerUp

12:30 – Building Entrepreneurship in Extreme Settings

Dr. Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä, Aalto University School of Business, Finland

1:00 PM

Track: Asia

1:00 – Keynote

Connie Chan, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

1:30 – What the World Can Learn from Asia

Renee Wang, Founder + CEO, CastBox // Tracy Wang, CEO & Managing Director, ZZ Ventures // Edith Yeung, Partner, 500 Startups Greater China

2:00 PM

Track: Blockchain & Crypto

2:00 – Beginners Guide to Cryptoassets

Linda Xie, Co-founder + Managing Director, ScalarCapital

2:30 – Q+A with Dan Price

Dan Price, Founder + CEO, Gravity Payments

3:00 PM
3:00 – Blockchain in Real Life

Amanda Gutterman, CMO, ConsenSys // Michael Gasiorek, Co-director, Startup Grind San Francisco

3:30 – Fireside Chat

Llew Claasen, Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation // Guillaume De Smedt, Global Community Director, Startup Grind

10:00 AM
10:00 - Q+A with Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian, Co-founder + Chairman, Global Catalyst Partners

10:30 - VC Logic: What Investors Really Want to See and Hear in a Pitch

Niko Bonatsos, Managing Director, General Catalyst

11:00 AM
11:00 - Panel

Aniyia Williams, Founder + CEO, Tinsel // Mandela SH Dixon, Founder + CEO, FounderGym // Frederik Groce, Investor, Storm Ventures

11:30 - Repeatable Genius: Designing Systems for Continued Success

Steve Vassalo, General Partner, Foundation Capital

12:00 PM

12:00 - 1:00 - STARTUP PITCH SESSION

1:00 PM
1:00- Q+A with Cat Hoke

Catherine Hoke, Founder + CEO, Defy Ventures

1:30 - Reducing Bias with Data-Driven Investing

Ashley Carroll, Partner, Social Capital

2:00 PM
2:00 - Founder to Venture: Lessons from Both Sides of the Table

Jess Lee, Partner, Sequoia Capital; Co-founder + CEO, Polyvore // Gené Teare, Head of Content, Crunchbase

2:30 - Investing in the Next-Generation of Space Startups

François Chopard, CEO, Starburst Ventures

3:00 PM
3:00 - How to Build a Successful Hardware Business - a VC Perspective

Valery Komissarova, Principal, Grishin Robotics

3:30- Q+A with Dr. Andrew Ng

Dr. Andrew Ng, Founder + CEO, deeplearning.ai; Co-founder, Coursera; Adjunct Professor, Stanford

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