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Powerful Networking and Learning in a Virtual Format

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We give you all the tools to succeed including built-in virtual meetings, live Q&A with the biggest names in SaaS, an AI-powered match-making app to make connections, roundtables to help solve your problems and scale faster, a virtual demo floor with 30 hand-picked sponsors who have solutions to your sales and marketing problems, and 300 of the startups most impacting Tech in 2020.


Stage Talks

The Sales and Marketing Stage, Startup Grad School Stage, and our Main Stage are where all the most important figures in SaaS share their secrets for success with audience engagement through Q&A and polling


Interactive Talks

Live Q&A with the speakers in an intimate virtual room, round-tables, mentor hours, and workshops in groups of 4-50 all designed to help solve your sales and marketing problems



We have live zoom 1-on-1s built right into the portal plus an AI-powered app that helps you find the right people based on intent either Sales, Investing, Hiring, or Trading.


Virtual Expo

30 handpicked sponsors with effective solutions to speed up your sales and marketing process. Plus 300 vetted startups who’ll be making a big impact on tech in 2021. Booths include video demo and interactive chat, plus giveaways!

Past Talks

Examples of past talks, workshops, and round-tables held by the biggest names in SaaS

How You Can Grow Your Startup Exponentially with by CEO of Meetup, David Siegel. David is a current Professor at Columbia, the former CEO of Investopedia, and former President of SeekingAlpha.

How to Gain Product-Led Growth and Traction Through User Experience by Elizabeth Cain, Lead Investor of Openview Venture Partners. Liz leads the firm’s Investment team and sits on the Investment Committee. Prior to OpenView, Liz was the AVP of Worldwide Business Development at Oracle NetSuite ERP.

How to Maximize Your Startup’s Visibility for Search and SEO on Bing by Christi Olson, Head of Evangelism at Microsoft. Olson is also currently a Member of the Board of Advisors at the Internet Marketing Association and Paid Search Association, a keynote speaker, and published columnist.

How to Accelerate Growth by Applying Agile Market Research Throughout the Product Lifecycle by Morgan Molnar, Director of Product Marketing at SurveyMonkey. Morgan has worked at SurveyMonkey for the past 5 years and previously worked as a Client Manager and Senior Analyst for Nielsen.

Building an Optimization Strategy with Personalization and Experimentation by Carl Tsukahara, CMO of Optimizely. Over 25 years, he was CMO of Birst, EVP of Marketing and Product at Evolv/Cornerstone on Demand, CMO of Monitise, CMO of Clairmail, and held numerous other high-level marketing positions before that.

How the World’s Most Valuable Brands Deliver Great Customer Experiences by Grad Conn, the Chief Experience and Marketing Officer at Sprinlkr. Prior to Sprinklr, Grad was CMO of Microsoft for 7 years and Senior Director of Market Research for 5 yrs. He’s also held numerous positions as CEO and CMO at a number of startups.

Keeping Your Startup Legally Compliant with Lessons on Data Protection and Consumer Rights by Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, CMO of Mozilla. Jascha led global marketing strategy there for the past 5 years. Previously, he was the CMO for BitTorrent and Mindjet. He recently left Mozilla to found Lytics, a CX-based startup.

Wisdom on Walking the Tightrope of Customer Expectations by Jeff Titterton, CMO at Zendesk. Jeff has worked at Zendesk for the past 3 yrs, was previously the Head of Global Campaign and Engagement Marketing at Adobe for 4 years, CMO at 99designs, and VP of Marketing at Zoosk.

How to 10x Your Subscriber Base in Under One Year by Alex Lieberman, CEO of Morning Brew. Alex founded Morning Brew in 2016 after working in the financial industry for 2 yrs at Morgan Stanley. Morning Brew has over 2.2 million readers and he’s led them to enormous growth from $3 million of revenue in 2018 to $13 million in 2019.

Generating Growth by Using Conventional Growth Tactics Unconventionally by Michael Tannenbaum, CFO of Brex. Michael has served with Brex for the past 3 years and previously served as SVP & CFO at SoFi, a Private Equity Associate at Hellman & Friedman, and Investment Banking Analyst at JP Morgan Chase.

Learning About Metrics that Matter When Starting Your Startup by Jeremy Kagan, Managing Director of The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center and Professor at Columbia Business School. Jeremy also consults, is the former CEO & Founder of Pricing Engine, GM of New York Underbelly, & VP of Global Digital Account Management at Sony.

Nailing Your First 100 Hires for Growth and Efficiency by Maren Kate, Founder of AVRA Talent Partners and Matt Hoffman, Partner and Head of Talent at M13. Maren previously worked as Interim COO at Calm, COO at Roam, and Founder and CEO of Zirtual. Matt serves as an advisor to several startups, was VP of People at Digital Ocean, Senior Director of People Ops at Return Path, & Talent & Comms Lead for the Global Tech wing of Avon

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