We’re bringing together Boston’s brightest entrepreneurs, strategic advisers, top-tier investors, community leaders, civic supporters, and students to build a set of diverse programs. The content within each of these tracks will provide attendees with actionable advice, insights to startup strategy, and a better working knowledge of small business practices.

Ideas

Ideas are the seeds of the startup world, and yet ideas are often the largest holdup for successful entrepreneurs. Use this track to educate yourself about validating your idea and learn the basics of how to turn it into a viable business.


Funding

An incorrectly funded startup is a doomed startup. This track will explore the ins and outs of creating a pitch deck and speaking with investors – in order to ensure that your ideas have the runway to get off the ground and become successful.


Growth & Marketing

Startups only succeed if they can be discovered. This track covers how to reach your audience, sell to customers, and grow your company. Whether you’re aiming for the first hundred customers or the next million users, we’ll have sessions for you.


Operations

From planning product development to keeping your team happy / fed / paid (all the same really), startups’ growth results in a large number of processes that have to scale and work together. Sessions in this track cover the many parts of building / running a business.


Technology

Technology allows startups to scale, to innovate past established competitors, to do more with limited money/time/people. We’ll cover common issues founders & engineering teams face, new opportunities with today’s latest tech, and keys to success for Boston’s tech builders.


Hot Industries

Boston might have cold winters, but our innovation is 🔥🔥🔥. Learn about trends, connect with changemakers in Boston’s strongest startup industries / tech sectors. From education to digital health to AI, come see where Boston has startups blazing the trail.