6 stages

8000+ attendees

200+ investors

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FOX THEATER + DOWNTOWN REDWOOD CITY San Francisco, Silicon Valley United States California
Location
February 12 - 13, 2019
Date range
From 355 USD
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Overview

Taking entrepreneurs and innovators to the next level.

The Startup Grind Global Conference provides an environment unlike anything else - where our community of startups, partners, investors, thought leaders, and worldwide directors come together for 2+ days of invaluable education, connection, and inspiration. We will take over the streets of Redwood City, stamped in the middle of Silicon Valley, surrounded by tech giants and startups alike.

With 6 stages of highly educational content provided by a roster of world-class speakers, thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to build relationships, hours of impactful networking and partner opportunities, and of course - parties. Whether you are looking for a co-founder, have just started your company, or are grinding and scaling by the minute, there’s something for everyone at Startup Grind. Join us to see for yourself.

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Reviews

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Irina Poslavsky

Visitor

Great conference.

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John Tucci

Visitor

Amazing event. I learned so much

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Content could be better, but overall a great event. More catered one-on-on or curated networking events would be an awesome addition.

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Exhibition tents could have used some heat and waterproofing.

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Reviews from 2018

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

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Chanel Dority

Sponsor/Exhibitor

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

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Tegan Spinner

Visitor

Having a great time at startupgrind 2018

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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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Great opportunities to support social causes.

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Really awesome first time experience.

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Energt is significant. I love it.

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What a great event, meet a tons of people

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Very well organized the best start up program!

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Jukka Heikkila

Speaker

Lively event!

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

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Elom Sossou

Visitor

Should improve direct interation between speakers and people

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Lisa Mccarthy

Sponsor/Exhibitor

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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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Mike P

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Woild be nice to meet more investors!

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Overal a good event. Could have been organized better.

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An amazing experience.

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Fix check in process

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Arunkeshavareddu Sankaramaddi

Visitor

Its great for students who are going to get graduated

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Great conference with good people.

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Nuno Loureiro

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Great connections, valued time.

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Thumbs up guys! Amazing event

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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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Great conference but too expensive.

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Thumbs up guys but egistration was horrible

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Amazing people all around

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Great speakers and awesome location

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Jesse Calvi

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Great event

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Shripal Modani

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

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

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Awesome speakers n people!

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Nika Abashidze

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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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More startup compNies

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No water day one, narrow entry in tve cinema

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Awesome speakers but small venue

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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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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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Sauvik Banerjjee

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Need to make networking far mlre seamless

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Great venue, great crowd.

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

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Pl great business connecting

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More details in the apresentations.

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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 networking but few biz opp

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I love the way how people are interacting here

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Atmoshere here is awesome

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

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Good conference with great opportunity

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

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Reviews from 2017

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Peter Lauren

Visitor

Very insightful conference!!!

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Diana Curridge

Visitor

great place to meet new people, definitely worth attending

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Clive Simmons

Visitor

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

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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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William Peters

Visitor

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

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Stuart O'Leary

Visitor

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

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Lucie Zemankova

Visitor

Thanks to the SG team for a great conference!

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Fred B.

Visitor

very informative and fun too, good job guys

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Rick Franks

Visitor

well organized

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Jeff Lee

Visitor

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

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Tom Brown

Visitor

interesting talks, venue & food

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Ben Rufus

Visitor

inspiring and motivating speakers

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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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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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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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John Sircis

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

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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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Reviews from 2016

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Daniel Wang

Visitor

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

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Pierre Lavelle

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We've met many amazing people and other startups.

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Carl Faihani

Visitor

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

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Susan Mitchell

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ok

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Anna Valdes

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Please do this in Europe more often

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Justin Levin

Visitor

I learnt a lot, see ya the next year.

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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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Speakers 40

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Michael Seibel

  • Y Combinator
  • CEO + Partner
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Reid Hoffman

  • LinkedIn, Greylock Partners
  • Co-founder, Partner
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Arlan Hamilton

  • Backstage Capital
  • Founder + Partner
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Joe Gebbia

  • Airbnb
  • Co-founder + CPO
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Tina Sharkey

  • Brandless
  • Co-founder + CEO
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Chris Dixon

  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • General Partner
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Payal Kadakia

  • ClassPass
  • Founder + Executive Chairman
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John Collison

  • Stripe
  • Co-founder + President
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Aaron Levie

  • Box
  • Co-founder + CEO
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Jessica Verrilli

  • GV
  • General Partner
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Bryan Meehan

  • Blue Bottle Coffee
  • CEO
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Greg Brockman

  • OpenAI
  • Co-founder + CTO
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Ann Miura-Ko

  • Floodgate
  • Founding Partner
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Garry Tan

  • Initialized Capital
  • Co-founder + Partner
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Eric Wu

  • Opendoor
  • Co-founder + CEO
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Morgan DeBaun

  • Blavity
  • Founder + CEO
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Alfred Lin

  • Sequoia
  • Partner
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Rand Fishkin

  • SparkToro
  • Founder + CEO
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Howie Liu

  • Airtable
  • Co-founder + CEO
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Katie Jacobs Stanton

  • Color
  • CMO
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Jyoti Bansal

  • Unusual Ventures, AppDynamics
  • Founder
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Sameer Dholakia

  • SendGrid
  • CEO
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Adora Cheung

  • Y Combinator
  • Partner
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Charles Hudson

  • Precursor Ventures
  • Managing Partner
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Elad Gil

  • Coinbase, Pinterest, Square
  • Angel/Advisor
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Edith Yeung

  • 500 Mobile Collective, 500 Startups (China)
  • Partner
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Niko Bonatsos

  • General Catalyst
  • Managing Director
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Rebecca Lynn

  • Canvas Ventures
  • Co-founder + Partner
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Othman Laraki

  • Color
  • Co-founder + CEO
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Mike Volpi

  • Index Ventures
  • General Partner
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Sara Mauskopf

  • Winnie
  • Co-founder + CEO
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Marlon Nichols

  • Cross Culture Ventures
  • Founding Managing Partner
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Ian Siegel

  • ZipRecruiter
  • Co-founder + CEO
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Alice Bentinck

  • Entrepreneur First
  • Co-founder
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Holly Liu

  • Kabam
  • Co-founder
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Henrique Dubugras

  • Brex
  • Co-founder + CEO
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Emily Melton

  • DFJ
  • Partner
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Daniel Gross

  • Pioneer
  • Founder
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Iris Choi

  • Floodgate
  • Partner
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Jeff Queisser

  • Box
  • Co-founder

Agenda

8:00 AM
8:30 – Welcome to Startup Grind!

Derek Andersen, Startup Grind

9:00 AM
9:00 – Riding Out the Headwinds: the Case for Long-Termism

John Collison, Co-founder + President; Stripe

9:00 – Riding Out the Headwinds: the Case for Long-Termism

Ashlee Vance, Reporter; Bloomberg Businessweek

9:30 – Fireside Chat with GV and #Angels' Jessica Verrilli

Jessica Verrilli, General Partner; GV

9:50 – Startup Program Quickfire Pitches

Accelerate Startups; Startup Grind

10:00 AM
10:00 – How to Keep Your Job as Your Company Grows

Steve Blank Author; The Four Steps to Epiphany

10:00 – How to Keep Your Job as Your Company Grows

JD Schramm Lecturer; Stanford University

10:30 – Morning Break (Breakout Sessions LIVE)
11:00 AM
11:00 – Navigating the Fast-Changing VC Landscape

Jason Williamson, Vice President; Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem

11:00 – Navigating the Fast-Changing VC Landscape

Cat Lee Partner; Maveron

11:25 – The Merits of Discipline over Vision

Bryan Schreier Partner; Sequoia Capital

11:25 – The Merits of Discipline over Vision

Mathilde Collin, Co-founder +CEO; Front

11:45 – Startup Program Quickfire Pitches

Accelerate Startups; Startup Grind

12:00 AM
12:00 – Breaking Rules While Breaking Ground

Arlan Hamilton, Founder + Managing Partner; Backstage Capital

12:30 – Lunch Break (Breakout Sessions LIVE)

Lunch Break

1:00 PM
1:45 – Purpose-Driven Disruption

Tina Sharkey, Co-founder + CEO; Brandless

2:00 PM
2:00 – Startup Program Quickfire Pitches

Accelerate Startups; Startup Grind

2:15 – <community topic >

Payal Kadakia, Founder + Executive Chairman; ClassPass

2:15 – <community topic >

Mollie Glick Agent; Creative Artists Agency

2:35 – Unlocking a Consumer Brand in a Legacy Company

Alexandra Wilkis-Wilson, SVP of Consumer Strategy and Innovation; Allergan; Moonwalker

2:35 – Unlocking a Consumer Brand in a Legacy Company

Chris Stutzman Partner; BCG Digital Ventures

3:00 PM
3:00 – Sleep, Play, Thrive: Wellness Insider Secrets to Fight Burnout Culture

Eleanor Morgan, Chief Experience Officer; Casper

3:00 – Sleep, Play, Thrive: Wellness Insider Secrets to Fight Burnout Culture

Jason McCann CEO; Varidesk

3:00 – Sleep, Play, Thrive: Wellness Insider Secrets to Fight Burnout Culture

Melanie Whelan, CEO; SoulCycle

3:00 – Sleep, Play, Thrive: Wellness Insider Secrets to Fight Burnout Culture

Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Founder + CEO; SoulTour

3:30 – Afternoon Break (Breakout Session LIVE)

Afternoon Break

4:00 PM
4:00 – Infinite Future: Infinite Roots

Megan Smith CEO, 3rd U.S. Chief Technology Officer; shift7

4:15 – The Case for Decentralization

Chris Dixon, General Partner; Andreessen Horowitz

4:40 – A Fireside Chat with Google's Chief Storyteller

Lorraine Twohill, Chief Marketing Officer; Google

4:40 – A Fireside Chat with Google's Chief Storyteller

Bridgette Beam, Head of Programs & Operations, Google for Startups; Google

5:00 PM
5:10 – How to Scale a Startup

Aaron Levie, CEO; Box

5:10 – How to Scale a Startup

Steven Sinofsky, Board Partner; Andreessen Horowitz

5:30 – Closing Remarks

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO; Startup Grind

10:00 AM
10:00 – How to Measure Growth at Each Stage of your Company

Rory O'Driscoll, Partner; Scale Venture Partners

10:40 – VC Q+A
11:00 AM
11:20 – Building Companies for Intelligent Growth

Iris Choi, Partner; Floodgate

11:20 – Building Companies for Intelligent Growth

Ann Miura-Ko, Co-founding Partner; Floodgate

12:00 AM
12:00 – Brand Building is a Marathon, Not a Sprint. How to Hack it Anyway

Nairi Hourdajian, VP, Marketing + Communications; Canaan Partners

12:30 – Stage break
1:00 PM
1:40 – Women at the Center of Community and Culture

Dr. Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, COO; AnitaB.org

1:00 – Building & Growing Community

Courtland Allen, Founder; Indie Hackers

1:00 – Building & Growing Community

Derek Andersen, Founder; Bevy/Startup Grind

1:00 – Building & Growing Community

Lais De Oliveria, Community Development Director; Startup Genome

1:40 – Women at the Center of Community and Culture

Rachel Lim, Co-founder; Love, Bonito

1:40 – Women at the Center of Community and Culture

Lida Tohidi, Managing Director; Pidari

2:00 PM
2:20 – Opening the Doors to Silicon Valley

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon, CEO; Founder Gym

2:20 – Opening the Doors to Silicon Valley

Nicole Froker, Partner Engagement Manager; Google for Startups

3:00 PM
3:00 – Responsible Leadership in Times of Political Change

Nicole Sanchez, Founder + Managing Partner; Vaya Consulting

3:40 – From Back of the Board Room to the Biggest IPO of the Year: The Power of Mentorship and Inclusion in the Tech Industry

Gary Little, General Partner and Cofounder; Canvas Ventures

3:40 – From Back of the Board Room to the Biggest IPO of the Year: The Power of Mentorship and Inclusion in the Tech Industry

Sirish Raghuram, Co-Founder and CEO; Platform9

10:00 AM
10:40 – Turning Storytelling into a Product

Fielding Kidd, Director of Partnerships, LIFT Labs; Comcast NBCUnivesal

10:40 – Turning Storytelling into a Product

Yuting Su, Founder + CEO; Thinker-Tinker

11:00 AM
11:20 – From Founder to Funder

Adora Cheung, Partner; Y Combinator

11:20 – From Founder to Funder

Holly Liu, Founder + Visiting Partner; Kabam/YC

12:00 PM
12:00 – Why Community is the Secret Sauce of Storytelling

Jillian Richardson, Founder; The Joy List

12:40 – 7 Steps to Becoming a Great Public Speaker

Adam Markel, CEO + Author; More Love Media

1:00 PM
1:20 – Q+A with Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton, Founder; Backstage Capital

2:00 PM
2:00 – Startup Growth Stories

Startup Grind Team, ;

2:40 – My Fundraising Story: What Founders Should Be Prepared For

Sara Mauskopf, Co-founder + CEO; Winnie

2:40 – My Fundraising Story: What Founders Should Be Prepared For

Lisa Q. Fetterman, Founder + CEO; Nomiku

3:00 PM
3:20 – Chasing the American Dream

Pedro Franceschi, Co-founder; Brex

4:00 PM
4:00 – Learning from Failure: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

Levi King, Co-founder + CEO; Nav

10:00 AM
10:00 – Getting Kids to Code: The Power of Play

Grace Francisco, Vice President, Developer Relations; Roblox

10:40 – How to Build Tech for a Purpose

Tim Correia, Senior Vice President and General Manager; Trulia

11:00 AM
11:20 – Navigating Open Source for Fun & Profit

Karyl Fowler, CEO; Transmute

11:20 – Navigating Open Source for Fun & Profit

Higinio O. (HO) Maycotte, CEO; Pilosa

11:20 – Navigating Open Source for Fun & Profit

Bob Quillin, Vice President of Developer Relations for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI); Oracle

12:00 PM
12:00 – How a Growth Mindset Revolutionizes Product Management

Stephanie Hannon, Chief Product Officer; Strava

12:40 – Using AI to Disrupt the Way We Hire

Daniel Yanisse, Co-founder + CEO; Checkr

12:40 – Using AI to Disrupt the Way We Hire

Megan Rose Dickey, Senior Reporter; TechCrunch

1:00 PM
1:20 – Computer Vision at Scale: Content Understanding

Cristina Scheau, Engineering Manager; Facebook

2:00 PM
2:00 – How Building Diverse Teams Builds Better Products

Cathy Polinsky, Chief Technology Officer; Stitch Fix

2:40 – Slack: Best Practices

Bear Douglas, Director of Developer Relations; Slack

3:00 PM
3:20 – Solving Hard Problems: Building Enterprise Products with a Consumer Ethos

Varun Parmar, VP, Products; Box

4:00 PM
4:00 – Maintaining and Retaining Top Engineering Talent at Scale

Andrew Chen, Head of Product; Mapbox

10:00 AM
10:00 – Fundraising Strategies That Make Investors Love You

SC Moatti, Founder + Partner; Mighty Capital

10:40 – VC Q+A with Sequoia Capital

Bryan Schreier, Partner; Sequoia

11:00 AM
11:20 – Then, Now, Next: The Future of Funding

Jayni Shah, Principal; Accomplice

11:20 – Then, Now, Next: The Future of Funding

Katherine Boyle, Principal; General Catalyst

11:20 – Then, Now, Next: The Future of Funding

Amy Sorrells, v; Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem

12:00 PM
12:00 – VC Q+A: Early Stage Investing

Charles Hudson, Managing Partner; Precursor Ventures

12:40 – Learning from Failure

Rob Coneybeer, Managing Director; Shasta Ventures

1:00 PM
1:20 – Get out of Silicon Valley: Startup Hubs Around the World

Michael Ross, Managing Partner and Founder; Altitude 7 Group

1:20 – Get out of Silicon Valley: Startup Hubs Around the World

David Scanlon, Venture Investment Leader; NDRC

1:20 – Get out of Silicon Valley: Startup Hubs Around the World

Blessing Abeng, Founder; Einsteinette / The Afropreneur

2:00 PM
2:00 – Raising $100M: Lessons along the way

Dr Kris Naudts, CEO and founder; Culture Trip

2:00 – Raising $100M: Lessons along the way

Jon Swartz, Sr. Reporter; Barrons

2:40 – Pitching to Investors: How to Stand Out

Alda Leu Dennis, General Partner; Initialized Capital

2:40 – Pitching to Investors: How to Stand Out

Emily Melton, Partner; DFJ

2:40 – Pitching to Investors: How to Stand Out

Annie Kadavy, General Partner; Redpoint

3:00 PM
3:20 – Making Unsexy Stuff Sexy

Niko Bonatsos, Managing Director; General Catalyst

4:00 PM
4:00 – Advice From a Founder-Turned-VC (and the Guy who Bet Big on Him): What All Founders Should Know About Securing VC Funding

Jyoti Bansal, Founder; BIG Labs, Harness, and Unusual Ventures

4:00 – Advice From a Founder-Turned-VC (and the Guy who Bet Big on Him): What All Founders Should Know About Securing VC Funding

John Vrionis, Co-founder; Unusual Ventures

8:00 AM
8:50 – Welcome to Day 2!

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO; Startup Grind

9:00 AM
9:00 – An Unusual Journey to Building a Global Brand

Bryan Meehan, CEO; Blue Bottle Coffee

9:00 – An Unusual Journey to Building a Global Brand

Mike Volpi, General Partner; Index Ventures

9:20 – Both Sides of the M&A Table: Forging a Successful Path to Acquisition

Alex Chriss, General Manager; Intuit QuickBooks

9:20 – Both Sides of the M&A Table: Forging a Successful Path to Acquisition

Matt Rissell, Founder + CEO; TSheets

9:20 – Both Sides of the M&A Table: Forging a Successful Path to Acquisition

Becky Peterson, Tech Deals Reporter; Business Insider

9:45 – Startup Program Quickfire Pitches

Accelerate Startups; Startup Grind

10:00 AM
10:00 – Y Combinator's Essential Startup Advice

Michael Seibel, CEO; Y Combinator

10:00 – Y Combinator's Essential Startup Advice

Derek Andersen, Founder; Startup Grind

10:30 – Morning Break (Breakout Sessions LIVE)

Morning Break

11:00 AM
11:00 – How the Future of Web Marketing Changes the Startup Game

Rand Fishkin, Co-founder + CEO; SparkToro

11:15 – How to Build Trust is the Era of Fake News

Marlon Nichols, Managing Partner; Cross Culture VC

11:15 – How to Build Trust is the Era of Fake News

Morgan DeBaun, Founder + CEO; Blavity

11:35 – Design for Startups

Garry Tan, Co-founder + Managing Partner; Initialized Capital

11:50 – Startup Program Quickfire Pitches

Accelerate Startups; Startup Grind

12:00 AM
12:05 – Innovate with Intention

Joe Gebbia, Co-founder + CPO; Airbnb

12:05 – Innovate with Intention

Alfred Lin, Partner; Sequoia Capital

12:30 – Lunch Break (Breakout Sessions LIVE)

Lunch Break

1:00 PM
1:45 – Building A $1B Software Giant Emphasizing Substance Over Speed

Howie Liu, Co-founder + CEO; Airtable

1:45 – Building A $1B Software Giant Emphasizing Substance Over Speed

Alexa von Tobel, Founder and Managing Partner; Inspired Capital

2:00 PM
2:05 – Startup Program Quickfire Pitches

Accelerate Startups; Startup Grind

2:40 – Scaling for Growth

Elad Gil, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur; Angel; Advisor

2:40 – Scaling for Growth

Eric Wu, Co-founder + CEO; Opendoor

3:00 PM
3:00 – From Basement to $8B Exit; How Qualtrics Did It

Ryan Smith, Co-Founder and CEO; Qualtrics

3:00 – From Basement to $8B Exit; How Qualtrics Did It

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO; Startup Grind

3:30 – Startup of the Year Announcement

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO; Startup Grind

3:45 – Using AI to Help Your Startup Grow

Eoghan McCabe, CEO; Intercom

4:00 PM
4:00 – Can the Current AI Boom Scale to AGI?

Greg Brockman, Co-founder + CTO; OpenAI

4:00 – Can the Current AI Boom Scale to AGI?

Reid Hoffman, Co-founder; Greylock

4:30 – Closing Remarks

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO; Startup Grind

4:45 – Closing Happy Hour, presented with DCMN
10:00 AM
10:00 – Investing in AI

Zach Bratun-Glennon, Partner; Gradient Ventures

10:40 – Ethical AI - Leveraging Cloud technologies and ML/AI for Social Good

Kian Mirshahi, Founder; Mayday.ai

10:40 – Ethical AI - Leveraging Cloud technologies and ML/AI for Social Good

Elisse Roche, Data for Social & Environmental Impact; Google

10:40 – Ethical AI - Leveraging Cloud technologies and ML/AI for Social Good

Manu Sharma, CEO; Labelbox

10:40 – Ethical AI - Leveraging Cloud technologies and ML/AI for Social Good

Jason Scott, Google Cloud for Startups - Global Program Manager; Google

11:00 AM
11:20 – How AI is Modernizing the Recruiting Industry

Ian Siegel, Co-founder + CEO; ZipRecruiter

11:20 – How AI is Modernizing the Recruiting Industry

Anne VanderMey, Venture Capital Editor; Bloomberg

12:00 PM
12:00 – Creating Deep Tech Startups From Scratch

Alice Bentinck, Co-founder; Entrepreneur First

12:30 – Stage break
1:00 PM
1:00 – Startups in the Era of Conversational Assistants

Anastasia Sartan, Founder + CEO; Maison Me

1:00 – Startups in the Era of Conversational Assistants

Eli Dawson, Co-founder + CEO; StatMuse Inc.

1:00 – Startups in the Era of Conversational Assistants

Brad Abrams, Group Product Manager; Google

1:40 – What the Adoption of Voice Technology Means for Security

Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Co-founder + CEO + CTO; Pindrop

1:40 – What the Adoption of Voice Technology Means for Security

Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-large; VentureBeat

2:00 PM
2:20 – Future of Data Science & AI

Emily Glassberg Sands, Head of Data Science; Coursera

3:00 PM
3:00 – How to Survive AI Disruption: The Future of Marketing and Business

Erik Huberman, Founder + CEO; Hawke Media

3:40 – Investing in AI Startups

Xuezhao Lan, Founding Partner; Basis Set Ventures

10:00 AM
10:00 – How to Cultivate a Thriving Social Commerce Network

Manish Chandra, Co-founder + CEO; Poshmark

10:40 – How to Implement a Remote Talent Strategy on a Startup Budget

Mark Bosma, VP of Sales; Toptal

11:00 AM
11:20 – How to Build a Distinct Workplace Culture

Sameer Dholakia, CEO; SendGrid

11:20 – How to Build a Distinct Workplace Culture

Holly Liu, Founder + Visiting Partner; Kabam/YC

11:20 – How to Build a Distinct Workplace Culture

Jason Nazar, Co-founder + CEO; Comparably

12:00 PM
12:00 – The Startup Guide to SEO and Marketing

Rand Fishkin, Co-founder + CEO; SparkToro

12:40 – Startup Growth Stories

Startup Grind Team;

1:00 PM
1:20 – How to Decide What to Build

Daniel Gross, Founder; Pioneer

2:00 PM
2:00 – How to Negotiate

Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

2:40 – The Tools and Culture That Fuel High Speed Growth

Roy Mann, Co-founder + CEO; Monday.com

3:00 PM
3:20 – How to Build a Company for Scale and Impact

Lisa Wu, Partner; Norwest Venture Partners

3:20 – How to Build a Company for Scale and Impact

Stuart Landesberg, Founder + CEO; Grove Collaborative

3:20 – How to Build a Company for Scale and Impact

Steve Rochlin, CEO; Impact ROI, LLC

10:00 AM
10:00 – The Future of Micro-Mobility, with Lime

Brad Bao, Co-founder + Executive Chairman; Lime

10:00 – The Future of Micro-Mobility, with Lime

Kyle Lui, Principal; DCM Ventures

10:40 – Future of Logistics: How Innovative Technologies Can Power Efficiencies in Dynamic, Manual Industries

Matt Wiseman, Senior Product Manager; Uber Freight

10:40 – Future of Logistics: How Innovative Technologies Can Power Efficiencies in Dynamic, Manual Industries

Ting Cui, Senior Product Manager; Uber Freight

11:00 AM
11:20 – The Future of Software: Revolutionizing the Way We Work

Raj Sabhlok, President; Zoho

12:00 PM
12:00 – Trends Within the Small Business Economy

Allyson Letteri, Small Business Lead; Thumbtack

12:40 – Cross Border Investment Trends

Edith Yeung, Partner; 500 Startups

1:00 PM
1:20 – How To: Cross Border Business

Federico Lara, Managing Director of IT + Chief Technologist; FedEx Cross Border

2:00 PM
2:00 – Take your Startup International

Anthony Waller, Partner; CMS

2:00 – Take your Startup International

Emily Zahuta, Head of Recruiting; Segment

2:00 – Take your Startup International

Steve McElfresh, Founder + Principal; HR Futures

2:00 – Take your Startup International

Alan Mc Glinchey, VP of Emerging Technologies; IDA Ireland

2:40 – Why Blockchain for the Next Generation of Businesses

Jake Brukhman, CEO + Managing Director; CoinFund

2:40 – Why Blockchain for the Next Generation of Businesses

David Pakman, Partner; Venrock

2:40 – Why Blockchain for the Next Generation of Businesses

Justin Wu, Co-founder; BlockchainNW

3:00 PM
3:20 – Attention Investors!: It’s Me, Blockchain Startup

Steve Kokinos, CEO; Algorand

3:20 – Attention Investors!: It’s Me, Blockchain Startup

Rodolfo Gonzalez, Partner; Foundation Capital

10:00 AM
10:00 – Navigating a Career in Venture Capital

Niki Pezeshki, Principal; Felicis Ventures

10:40 – Large Funds + Small Startups: Take the Money or Run?

Paul Martino, General Partner; Bullpen Capital

11:00 AM
11:20 – You've Decided to Raise Capital: What now?

QB Capital

12:00 PM
12:00 – Ditching Traditional VC Funding to Reach Consumers Directly

David Mandelbrot, CEO; Indiegogo

12:00 – Ditching Traditional VC Funding to Reach Consumers Directly

Jake Kassan, Founder + President; MVMT

12:40 – How to Bootstrap a Startup: Building The Future Without Breaking the Bank

Benjamin Black, Co-founder + Managing Director; Akkadian Ventures

12:40 – How to Bootstrap a Startup: Building The Future Without Breaking the Bank

Mark Ellis, CEO; Liftoff

1:00 PM
1:20 – Q+A with Marlon Nichols

Marlon Nichols, Managing Partner; Cross Culture VC

2:00 PM
2:00 – How to: Nail Marketing on a Startup Budget

Kobie Fuller, Partner; Upfront Ventures

2:00 – How to: Nail Marketing on a Startup Budget

Megan Holston-Alexander, Investor; Unusual Ventures

2:40 – What VC's Look For in Startups

Jeff Abbott, Managing Partner; Global Scaling Academy

2:40 – What VC's Look For in Startups

Chris Yeh, Co-founder; Global Scaling Academy

3:00 PM
3:20 – Startup Growth 101 with Elad Gil

Elad Gil, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur; Angel/Advisor

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