The Conference for Self-Funded Startups June 6 & 7 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas What is MicroConf 2011? MicroConf is a two-day conference focused on self-funded startups and single founder software companies. Who should attend? Anyone launching a startup with no outside funding who wants to learn from, and hang out with many of today's leading founders and entrepreneurs. ... [read more]
The Conference for Self-Funded Startups June 6 & 7 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas What is MicroConf 2011? MicroConf is a two-day conference focused on self-funded startups and single founder software companies. Who should attend? Anyone launching a startup with no outside funding who wants to learn from, and hang out with many of today's leading founders and entrepreneurs. I've been to cheaper startup conferences, what makes this one special? There are a few types of conferences: Conferences for people who build products with investor money - free (actually paid for by the investors who then get to set the agenda) Conferences for people who build big products with their own money (such as Joel Spolsky's Business of Software) - $2000 Conferences for people who build small products with their own money (MicroConf) - $599 Charging for a conference dramatically improves the quality of the content and the people involved, both in terms of speakers and attendees. Charging results in higher quality attendees and a smaller speaker to attendee ratio, resulting in much more room for one-on-one dialog and specific answers to your question. Speakers (who are being flown in from all over the world) also have the freedom to include details and tactics they would not publish on the public internet, precisely due to this exclusivity. Speakers include: Andrew Warner Mixergy.com "What Interviewing Hundreds of Founders Has Taught Me" Hiten Shah CrazyEgg & KISSMetrics "Lessons I've Learned as a Serial Entrepreneur" Noah Kagan AppSumo "Blowing Up Your Startup with Hot Sauce" Sean Ellis Dropbox, Lookout, Xobni "Building a Customer Acquisition Engine that Pays For Itself" Rob Walling SoftwareByRob.com; Start Small, Stay Small "Lessons Learned as a Solo Entrepreneur" Patrick McKenzie Bingo Card Creator "Making and Marketing Software on 5 Hours A Week" David Hauser CEO of Grasshopper.com "18 Super Secret Tips for Generating Buzz" Mike Taber SingleFounder.com TBD And several more to be announced in the coming weeks...for full details, visit http://www.microconf.com/. Hotel Booking Info We've been able to land a great deal on hotel rooms for our attendees. Mention MICROCONF when you book at the Riviera and snag a renovated room for $69/night. For reservations call 800-634-6753. Flight Info We're arranging an informal welcome reception Sunday evening around 7pm so plan your flight accordingly. Who's Behind MicroConf? MicroConf is hosted by Rob Walling and Mike Taber of the Startups for the Rest of Us podcast and Micropreneur.com.