I won’t often plug personal things, but I’ve been helping put together some of the panels for TiEcon this year, and spent a ton of time doing it, so I’m just letting you know. TiEcon is focused on bringing entrepreneurs together – last year there were over 4,000 attendees. That’s the largest entrepreneur conference in the world, and it’s right in our back yard in Santa Clara. If you are remotely entrepreneurial, this is a must-attend event. Some of the speakers include Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Brad Smith (Intuit) and many more. The panelists (there are a ton of parallel panel discussions) include numerous venture capitalists (including one of my partners at Opus), lawyers, bankers, and successful entrepreneurs. There are many ways to network (i.e. Power Connect), which you don’t often find at conferences.
I volunteered as a co-chair of Business BootCamp – a series of 6 workshops that will leave attendees with specific skills and tools. The workshops consider the practical aspects of managing a company such as funding, cash flow, building teams, scaling sales networking and creating buzz. And the workshop leaders are all great and have experience leading sessions like this in the past.
The conference is next Friday and Saturday (May 15th and 16th). I hope to see you all there. Oh, and the best part – if you want to save $220, use the code “TIE-FRIENDS”. Enjoy!!