5 Awesome Things to Do at The SaaStr Annual

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Jason Lemkin

Ok we’re down to the wire on closing down registration for The SaaStr Annual Feb 9-11 at the Masonic Center in San Francisco.

You can see all the 150+ amazing sessions and speakers here.

>> Get the last tickets here.  [For sponsors, the standard booths are all sold out, but we still have some creative options left.  Email us!]  And locals — you can come for just one day if that’s all you can break away for.

Yes, we’ll have amazing fireside-type conversations with CEOs, COOs and founders of SaaS leaders including Atlassian, NetSuite, Marketo, New Relic, Intercom, Hubspot, PayPal, Optimizely, Cornerstone OnDemand, Box, Zenefits, and many others.

But before it’s all closed up for tickets, I wanted to highlight some other stuff we’re doing that’s pretty cool.  Stuff I could have used as a founder.

We’ve added an amazing day full of in-person VP of Sales AMAs on Wednesday Feb 10th.

I’m really excited about this because I sure could have used this.  All day on Wed Feb 10th in the Tactical Theater, we’ve have Open AMAs with great VPs of Sales on all the key topics of building and scaling a sales team.

Come with all your questions — and we’ll learn together!  This won’t have slides, pre-created content or anything.  The best VPs of Sales to answer your questions:


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We’ll keep each of these Open AMAs going for a full hour so we get to all your burning questions.

On Tuesday Feb 9th — We’re going to do “How to Hire Your (First) Great VP of Sales” – live, with the VPs of Sales from LinkedIn, Talkdesk, Zenefits and Influitive.

This is the #1 most popular piece of content on SaaStr.  But instead of just hearing it from me — we’ll do it live with 3 great VPs of Sales.  They challenge the assumptions, share stories, and help increase the odds you make the hire right.

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And we’ll follow it up with an A+ session on how then to scale a World-Class Sales Organization:

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All the Best VCs in SaaS will be there all day on Wednesday.  VCs will be everywhere, every day.  But especially on Wednesday.  We’ll have 1-on-1 office hours with VCs that founders can apply to meet here (do it now before it’s all full).  We have room for 150 sessions with the best VCs — Accel, Sequoia, Index, Emergence, Bain Capital, Battery, Social Capital, Redpoint, Matrix, Bessemer, Greylock, Homebrew, Salesforce Ventures, Scale, Point Nine, OpenView, Sapphire, Shasta, Costanoa, Lightspeed and more!  Phew.

Really this will be the greatest formal and informal meet-up of the best SaaS VCs on the planet.  Come.

A full list is here.

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Hands-on sessions in the Tactical Theatre.  In the Tactical Theater on Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll have amazing sessions on How to Get More Leads.  How to Build Your Brand.  How to Do It Better This Time.  Really epic sessions.

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See your favorite SaaS bloggers — live.  And learn what really matters here.  We’ll have Mark Suster, Tomasz Tunguz, David Skok, Christoph Janz and Byron Deeter and sharing live what they’ve been writing about for years.  C’mon.  This will be cool.

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Thematic Parties on Tuesday Night.  The Big Party on Wednesday Night.  On Tuesday Feb 9th, we’ll break up into about 8 or 9 smaller groups for cocktails, extra content and grub.  Battery Ventures, Point Nine, Talkdesk, Hired.com, Showpad and others will host somewhat smaller, focused group get togethers around Scaling; Customer Success; Mobile; Marketing; International Founders, etc.

Then on Wednesday night we’ll all get together for The Big Party.  We’ll have room for everyone.  We’ll have 10 different thematic rooms around different SaaS themes 🙂  We’ll have DJ Mixmaster Mike of the Beastie Boys.  We’ll have the Unicorn dance car from Burning Man (see below).

We’ll have fun.

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Ok that was 6 awesome things.  I’ll see you there.

I hope you can come.  We’ll have to shut off tickets soon.  Get ’em now!

And thanks to Gainsight for this quite unique video celebration:

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Published on January 26, 2016
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