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Ok, It’s A Go. The SaaStr Annual. Feb 5. With the CEOs of Box, MobileIron, GuideSpark, OpenDNS, Zenefits, Talkdesk, and More. Does It Get Any Better?

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Jason Lemkin

Ok we’re confirmed.

Locked and loaded.

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 12.53.46 PMFebruary 5.  2015.

The Regency Ballroom.  San Francisco.  California.

The First SaaStr Annual.

It’s all day (and night).  9am – 11pm.  And if you’re flying in, a special event the evening before.

No panels.  No endless slide shows.

Instead, hands-on sessions that teach you how to do it.  How to go from $0 to $100m in ARR.  Faster, better, with less stress, and more success.

With CEOs and GMs of Box, MobileIron, GuideSpark, Desk.com/Salesforce, OpenDNS, Zenefits, Talkdesk, Algolia, and much more.

How to do it.  How to scale your sales team.  How to do a full-court press on PR.  How to make outbound sales really work.  How to really partner with the Big Guys.  How and why leading VC funds really write multi-million checks to SaaS start-ups.

How.

See you there.

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 1.40.22 PMThe precised agenda and speakers are still coming together, but the current plan is below (and here).  We’ll be adding even more.

>> And early-early-bird tickets are on sale effective today. $149 for founders, $249 for BigCo executives, VCs, and the like.

After 100 early-bird tickets are gone — that’s it.  Prices go up 2x.  Surge pricing!  🙂

See you there.  It will be epic.

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We also have a very small number of sponsorships available.  There will be approximately 8 high-traffic demo stations.  If you’ve got a SaaS app that sells to SaaS … it’s probably a great opp.  Email here for more info.

 

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Published on October 20, 2014
  • Hi Jason, I am based out of Toronto and very interested in making the trip out to SF for the conference. I am already getting a ton of value from you and Aaron via the web / Predictable Revenue, so no problem if this doesn’t line up.

    Here is my goal, I want to establish the basis of a relationship with people who have lead and executed $0-100m ARR in b2b SaaS, so I can tap into their experience in order to do it myself. Clearly the conference fits that need, I want to connect with you to get alignment on people to seek out. Plan will be to be in town from Wednesday afternoon through Friday.

    Here is my situation, I am not a founder. I am deploying government capital (as private third party) to pre-seed – seed stage software startups. I have deployed ~$1.4m in 48 deals ($30k grants), those projects have contributed to the portfolio raising more than $25m in follow-on capital (6exits, 16+ with professional capital).

    My goal is join a SaaS b2b that is venture backed as the first addition to the growth team past the founder. I want to build the growth to team to go from product-market fit to $100m ARR.

    I won’t rattle off my resume, but it’s not bad. 5 years Siemens, Xerox, Capgemini in BD, ~6 years in startups as founder, BD, and partner. The objection want to overcome is that I have not specifically lead SaaS growth or even been on a true SaaS growth team. I want to become a disciple of you and Aaron’s. I think SaaStr Annual is the place to start.

    I this a correct assumption? Is the trip a good investment for me?

    Really appreciate whatever feedback you have, even if it’s a straight no.

    Thank you,

    Scott Howard 1-416-559-8284 scottj.howard@gmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottjhoward

    Sent from my iPad

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    • I think it is a great investment if you want to interact with a ton of amazing SaaS founders and execs (including many sales leaders). As a rule, 30-50% of SaaS CEOs are looking for a VP or Director of sales at any given time — but — it is not designed as a “get a job” type event.

      Based on your background, I’d try to first work for the best SaaS company I could to get trained in SaaS. Then … then … try to go from the ground up and build your own team. But that’s just my suggestion.

  • Can you recommend a hotel for my boss to stay at for the conference?

  • David Fox

    Just wanted to say what a GREAT event you staged today. Speakers, venue (though it was waaay loud in the basement), the band, the “late night live” interview formal, food, pacing. Learned a lot. Thanks.

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