Does hearing from leaders of some of the world’s most successful software companies interest you? What about networking with company founders or meeting top-tier VCs face-to-face?
If I’ve piqued your interest, then SaaStr Annual 2019 is where you need to be.
The conference, which will take place February 5-7 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, is the largest global gathering for B2B software professionals.
The agenda is jam-packed with interesting and valuable sessions on scaling growth, revenue building, talent development, and thriving in a hyper-competitive digital environment. The roster of speakers is 300 names long, including executive leaders from Dropbox, Hubspot, Slack, and more.
If you’re attending, setting a gameplan for getting the most out of the show is well worth it. Here’s a complete “survival guide” to prepare for SaaStr Annual 2019.
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Who’s your host?
According to its website, SaaStr is “the world’s largest community of SaaS executives, founders, and entrepreneurs.” By offering industry-leading content and facilitating new industry connections, SaaStr aims to “help everyone get from $0 to $100 million ARR with less stress and more success.”
The organization’s annual event takes place each February in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s the largest non-vendor event in the industry, with more than 12,500 attendees expected to join.
SaaStr’s slogan is simple.
“Built by SaaS enthusiast for SaaS enthusiasts.”
The agenda run-down
The SaaStr Annual 2019 agenda is crafted to provide the most relevant information to SaaS founders, executives, and entrepreneurs looking for advice on how to grow a successful business.
The three-day conference will contain more than 40 hours of content, talks from some of the world’s most successful SaaS pioneers, not-to-miss networking events, and nightly parties.
The agenda is categorized according to the day. Day one is all about scaling. Day two is called “Mythical Creatures,” and focuses on tips for becoming a “unicorn.” The last day is “Money Day.” It’s all about successful fundraising and thriving in the digital future.
Don’t forget to take notes
How often do you get the chance to hear advice from global tech all-stars? Grab your notebook and extra pens, and prepare to get an education from some of the most esteemed leaders in the industry.
The 2019 line-up of speakers includes:
- Yamini Rangan, Chief Customer Officer, Dropbox
- Aaron Skonnard, CEO and Co-Founder, Pluralsight
- Allison Pickens, COO, Gainsight
- Anil Dash, CEO, Glitch
- Auren Hoffman, CEO, SafeGraph
- Jess Lee, Partner, Sequoia Capital
- Brian Halligan, CEO, Hubspot
- Ciara Peter, VP of Product, InVision
Definitely don’t miss these two speakers
Full disclosure, I’m a little biased here. But I’d be remiss not to HIGHLY recommend you attend the talks from Dan Adika, CEO and Founder of WalkMe, and Aliisa Rosenthal, WalkMe’s VP of Mid-Market Sales.
Aliisa’s session is called Building and Scaling a Billion Dollar Sales Engine, and it will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Dan’s talk, called Transactional to Transformational: Moving Upmarket in the World of Consumerized IT, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Next Month I will be getting on stage to discuss what I learned & my takeaways from transitioning @WalkMeInc from small-medium to enterprise scale projects and deployments at @saastr. Come join the talk in San Jose, on the 7th! https://t.co/JWEF5Q8XT0 #SaastrAnnual pic.twitter.com/ht5StSoRtX
— Dan Adika (@DanAdika) January 23, 2019
The venue this year is three-times bigger than last year’s. The San Jose McEnery Convention Center is more than 500,000 square feet.