Latest news and updates from the SaaStock team
This year, SaaStock will feature something we’ve never offered before – a Global SaaS Startup Pitch Competition. During our competition, we hope to find the most promising B2B SaaS startup of 2018 and showcase them on our main stage. Here is a list of the judging panel.
On the second day of SaaStock, we are transforming the Traction Stage into Rocket Fuel. Devoted to the topic of funding, Rocket Fuel is a one-day track featuring some of Europe’s leading Early Stage VCs who will be delivering tactical keynotes for those SaaS Founders looking to raise Seed or Series A funding rounds.
While we are fortunate to have many returning partners, we are also fortunate to welcome for the first time many new ones. They have subscribed to our mission and are working closely with us to make SaaStock happen and be the best conference. Below is a list of 18 of them.
Our Startup Program, created with startups in mind, is getting better and better. You could say, we are slightly spoiling the young upstarts. However, we vehemently believe they could use a bit of spoiling. It’s why we introduced a Startup Program and a Global Pitch Competition in the first place. What we didn’t expect is how enthusiastically and generously, our partners would jump on board to help us.
I am happy to share that SaaStock is announcing the Zendesk/SaaStock Inclusivity Pledge, currently, a gender diversity pledge that will bring a more diverse slate of speakers to not only this year’s SaaStock conference but to all of our conferences going forward. In partnership with our Diversity & Inclusion sponsor Zendesk, whose executives refuse to speak at events where no women are involved, we are taking an important step forward on the journey of making SaaS conferences and the tech ecosystem more diverse.
We have put together an incredible roster of speakers for SaaStock Oceania. From international SaaS stars, travelling thousands of miles to help the ecosystem, to the local heroes growing companies by following the vernacular playbook in mind, they make up what is a truly spectacular line-up that promises to produce many insights on the day.
SaaStock18 is more of everything and the better of everything we have had so far. More attendees, more speakers, more events, more fun and, yes, more investors. If you’re an investor, then this year’s SaaStock will offer you more than any previous event so far. Here are 18 more investors joining us at SaaStock.
Whether you have never stepped foot at SaaStock or you are a seasoned SaaStocker and have seen us grow from 0 to 700 to 1500 attendees, you are in for a treat this year. SaaStock18 will be the biggest and best conference we have had to date.
SaaSociety is a small and exclusive private gathering of 50 SaaS leaders and founders. While SaaSociety has been a part of SaaStock since 2016, this year we are doing it a little different. We are running the intimate gathering as a 36-hour retreat at the 5* K Club, just outside of Dublin.
I have always been excited by SaaS companies, big and small, scrappy and steady, ones building their products around the corner in London, or killing it from Gran Canaria. These companies and their founders all have their different story of growth and this year we are fortunate to gather 900 of them for SaaStock in Dublin. If I could, I would make the ultimate list with all of them but since this year we are doing everything in 18s, I have picked up a few true SaaS rockstars.