In an increasingly competitive market, we’re on a mission to showcase and connect the SaaS businesses delivering solutions that change the way we do business. 

We do this by championing networking at our events and through our Founder Membership, connecting founders with the investors that can help take their business to the next level, and showcasing the best minds in SaaS at our conferences and all over the world with local meetups.  

At this year’s SaaStock USA, we’re taking things a step further with the SaaS Revolutionaries. A set of awards that will spotlight North American SaaS disruptors in six categories across business growth, go-to-market, entrepreneurship, and product. 

Celebrating SaaS disruptors amongst rising competition

It’s no secret that the SaaS industry continues to move at a rapid pace – with Gartner predicting it to grow by 18% in 2024 to a whopping $232 billion a year. Despite hubs across the globe gaining momentum, North America still dominates. And it goes way beyond Silicon Valley. 

Following years of unprecedented SaaS growth and an influx of new entrants in the wake of the pandemic, Silicon Valley lost its monopoly and growing tech hubs cemented their place in the region. This includes Boston, Chicago, and Austin in the US and Vancouver, and Calgary in Canada – to name just a few.    

Just last year, we chose Austin as our US home because of its thriving SaaS community. Dubbed “The Silicon Hills” it now houses over 900 SaaS companies, including SaaS AI unicorn Jasper AI and NASDAQ listed ecommerce platform, BigCommerce. 

While this vibrant tech scene makes for exciting product innovation, it also brings with it a turbulent, more competitive market than we’ve seen before.

The winners in this climate? The products that change the way we do things – that increase productivity, power collaboration, or deliver smart business insights. The organizations with business models crafted for scale and vast market potential that entices investors. And the innovators that harness new tech to differentiate their solution and silence the competition.

It’s these we will be showcasing at SaaStock USA – the leading conference for B2B SaaS Founders, Operators, and Investors from Pre-Seed to Series C. 

Introducing: The SaaS Revolutionaries

This year’s SaaStock USA marks the first SaaS Revolutionaries – a series of awards, in which, we’ll celebrate the best in North American SaaS. 

If your SaaS business is headquartered in North America, has 30+ employees OR over $3M ARR, then you can nominate your company in any of our six categories: 

  • North America’s fastest growing startup: Celebrating the NA SaaS company with the largest YoY revenue growth. 
  • Best AI startup: Recognising the SaaS company best leveraging AI to power product innovation. 
  • Austin’s rising star: Honoring the most promising Austin-based SaaS startup. 
  • Best bootstrapped startup: Spotlighting the most impressive SaaS company, built without VC funding. 
  • Best female founder: Showcasing the leading SaaS startup founded by a female entrepreneur. 
  • Best enterprise software product: Highlighting the SaaS solution that delivers the most value to enterprise business customers. 

Winners and runners-up will receive exclusive promotional and networking opportunities at the event, such as interviews, podcast promotion, badges, and a feature in our top startups blog post.

Applications are now closed – check out this year’s SaaS Revolutionaries Shortlist.