Founders
Techstars FounderCon brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leaders for three days of curated one-one-one meetings, networking, and thought leadership.
Our annual Techstars FounderCon will bring over 800 Techstars founders together in Oakland, California. With industry leading speakers, meaningful discussions, and face-to-face interactions with top corporations and investors, founders will leave with new connections and insights they can't gain anywhere else.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the magic of the Techstars worldwide network in action!









Three days of content & connections
Here's what to expect
MONDAY OCTOBER 22
The first day of Techstars FounderCon begins with evening keynote speakers, including a fireside chat with David Cohen, followed by our welcome party.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 23
Tuesday events at Techstars FounderCon involve business development meetings, roundtable discussions around C-suite Q and A, founder-led success stories, and opportunities to connect with other founders. We'll cap off the day with a networking reception. Tuesday is packed full of opportunities to meet founders and Fortune 500 companies and to grow your business.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24
Wednesday's schedule includes Techstars investor meetings, roundtable discussions around fundraising, founder-led breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with other founders. We end Techstars FounderCon with a closing reception. Spend the day forging new and meaningful relationships with investors and Techstars founders from around the world.
Agenda
October 22-24, 2018
Opening Night, Oct 22
5:00 - 6:00
Doors Open, Registration, and Networking

6:00 - 6:30
Opening Remarks, David Cohen and Sameer Dholakia fireside chat.

6:30 - 7:00
Keynote Speech: Jim Gibson (author: Tip of the Spear)

7:00 - 10:00
Welcome Reception onsite at Scottish Rite


Day 1: Oct 23
9:00 - 4:30
Business Development Meetings

10:00 - 11:00 am
Auditorium Overcoming Diversity - Wade Davis (NFL)

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Strategies for early round investing - Cody Simms (Techstars) & Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures)

1:00 - 2:00 pm
How to get out of your own way - John Guydon

2:15 - 3:00 pm
Investment panel

3:15 - 4:15 pm
Mental Health with Reboot

5:00 - 6:30
Happy Hour


Day 2: Oct 24
9:00 - 4:30
Investor Meetings
10:00 - 11:00 am
A fireside chat with Porter Gale & Wendy Lea

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Techstars sales panel

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Seed to Series A Sally Kay (Cooley) & Katie Taormino (SVB), Maya

2:15 - 3:00 pm
The future of voice technology - Rodrigo Prudencio (Amazon Alexa)

2:15 - 3:00 pm
Success from a diverse culture - Edelman

3:15 - 4:15 pm
David Cohen & David Brown AMA

5:00 - 6:30
Happy Hour