We are super excited to announce that SaaStock LatAm, taking place in São Paulo on 23rd-24th April, is now open for registration.
Building on the overwhelming success of our third flagship conference, SaaStock18 in Dublin, that brought together SaaS founders and execs from 45 countries, 133 world-class speakers, and 300 investors, we’re taking this SaaS show on the road.
First stop, São Paulo, where 200+ SaaS leaders will gather to connect and share what they’ve learned about conquering the domestic market and taking their companies global. With a world-class speaker line-up being added to every day, and content devised to maximize return for SaaS businesses, SaaStock LatAm is an unmissable opportunity for ambitious founders, execs, and investors from all over Latin America.
The SaaS Ecosystem in Latin America
The SaaS market in Latin America is growing at a pace that outstrips even the US – perhaps more telling is the fact that the largest market in LatAm, Brazil, has produced as many unicorn companies in the past 6 months as it did in the previous 20 years. At the heart of this burgeoning SaaS scene is São Paulo, where 50% of Brazil’s SaaS startups are based. The region is awash with SaaS talent and this is reflected on a smaller scale in several cities throughout the region.
Despite this rapid growth, until recent years Latin America had been underserved when it came to some of the crucial elements that any burgeoning tech scene requires. Venture capital for one was in short supply – more than 71% of SaaS startups are still bootstrapped – but firms like Redpoint and DGF have taken up the mantle and support several top-class, local startups.
Another factor that was missing was a place for the leaders of SaaS companies to connect, share knowledge, and learn from each other’s experiences. This is how the Brazil SaaS Forum came to be and now, after 4 years, this amazing event is passing the baton to SaaStock to ensure that an even more valuable conference can be brought to a bigger, broader audience. An audience that will include founders, CEOs, senior executives, investors, and industry leaders. We’re here to take it to the next level.
Kicking things up a notch
Having spent the last 3 hugely successful years bringing the SaaS community in Europe together, and seeing the benefits that this creates for the community, we know a thing or two about what’s valuable and relevant to SaaS leaders and what’s not. We live and breathe SaaS and make it our business to ensure that every element of the SaaStock experience adds value to our attendees. There’s a reason why we’ve been referred to as the “Disneyland for SaaS professionals”.
The first edition of SaaStock LatAm will be no exception, starting with insightful sessions delivered by some of the most successful Latin American SaaS entrepreneurs, as well as global SaaS leaders from the US and Europe. This combination will ensure that attendees will learn not only how to conquer the enormous and rapidly growing local market, but also how to scale their businesses into major global markets.
Speakers already confirmed include:
Mark Organ, CEO and Founder, Influitive
Rodrigo Dantas, Co-Founder & CEO, Vindi
Eric Santos, CEO, Resultados Digitais
Diego Gomes, Co-Founder & CMO, Rock Content
Renata Centurión, Partner & Latin America Director, Winning by Design
André Baldini, CEO, Superlógica Tecnologias
Patrick Arippol, Managing Director of Early-Stage Investments, DGF Investimentos
Alex Theuma, Founder & CEO, SaaStock
What else to expect
SaaStock Latam will bear all the hallmarks of our flagship event, with tailored content, meaningful relationships, and actionable takeaways that your business can see the benefit from immediately. It will include:
SaaS.City, the pre-event day filled with hands-on workshops and bootcamps taking place all around São Paulo
Our one-day conference with multiple content tracks based on company stage and topics of interest
SaaS expo showcasing the latest and greatest, local and international SaaS products
Investor meeting zone with advanced matchmaking to ensure that the no potential opportunity is missed
Startup Program, providing early-stage start-ups with invaluable mentoring and the opportunity to pitch to relevant investors
SaaSociety, the leader’s retreat for founders who have reached $3M+ ARR.
All of this combined with the chance to take a break from the grind, socialize with like-minded peers, and enjoy São Paulo’s famous night-life at one of the many fringe-parties and pub crawls, makes SaaStock LatAm an absolute must for SaaS people.
The agenda will cover topics like growth marketing, sales, customer success, internationalization, funding & investment, culture and hiring, and pricing – all through a SaaS lens and with a laser focus on the specific requirements of subscription-based, B2B businesses.
We know our audience, and we know how to serve up an experience that will help you take your SaaS to the next level. If you’re excited to be part of it and join us in São Paulo in April, you can find out more or register to attend here.