We’re just days away from kicking off TC Early Stage 2021: Operations & Fundraising on April 1-2. Join us for two program-packed days dedicated to founders in the earliest stages of startup life (pre-seed through Series A). The event agenda features interactive presentations that cover a range of essential topics like fundraising, operations, growth, product-market fit, product management and more.
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Everyone’s busy. We get it. But this virtual conference (VOD means you won’t miss a session) gives you schedule flexibility to take a condensed dive with experts wearing their been-there-done-that-kicked-butt t-shirts. No need to reinvent the wheel. Learn from the best.
Here — for your edification — are just five of the many reasons you should attend TC Early Stage on April 1-2.
1. Bootcamp your way to success
Building a successful startup involves a learning curve like no other. Mastering the many the core skills required to build strong and build smart takes dedication and perseverance.
Early Stage 2021 is an intensive, one-stop entrepreneurial shop where you learn from seasoned experts, founders and investors. You’ll learn from subject-matter experts, across the startup ecosystem, ready to help you avoid costly missteps.
Attendees say: “Early Stage 2020 provided a rich, bootcamp experience with premier founders, VCs and startup community experts. If you’re beginning to build a startup, it’s an efficient way to advance your knowledge across key startup topics.” — Katia Paramonova, founder and CEO of Centrly.
2. Build community and expand your network
Ever feel like you’re going it alone? At Early Stage 2021, you’ll tap into a global community of folks just like you — startup founders in the early, and often confusing, innings. Connect and join forces, share pain points, discover opportunities and celebrate successes. The virtual platform’s chat feature rocks for ad hoc meetups and CrunchMatch, our AI-powered networking platform, helps you find and schedule meetings with the people who can move your dream closer to reality.
Attendees say: “TechCrunch does this thing — and they did it amazingly well in a virtual event — of connecting total strangers to create a genuinely supportive community. — Jessica McLean, Director of Marketing and Communications, Infinite-Compute.
3. Special Breakout Sessions
Don’t miss our partner series of interactive breakouts and get answers to your burning questions. You’ll receive expert advice on topics ranging from the benefits of adopting OKRs and protecting your company’s intellectual property to achieving operational excellence from day one, everything you ever needed to know about mergers and acquisitions and accelerating the dev process through fast feedback.
4. Do you science?
Does using biology as technology to tackle the daunting challenges of human and planetary health give you a huge case of business goosebumps? Don’t miss Scientist Entrepreneurs — Scaling Breakout Engineering Biology Companies. This special presentation, brought to you by Mayfield, looks at scaling startups and touches on three areas that influence trajectory: fundraising, hiring and product design.
5. The TC Early Stage Pitch-Off
Day two features a thrilling pitch off. Tune in to watch as 10 global early-stage companies — chosen by the TechCrunch Editorial team — pitch to our panel of top VCs. All 10 competitors receive invaluable exposure, and the ultimate victor wins a feature story on TechCrunch.com, an annual Extra Crunch subscription and admission to TC Disrupt this September. Pro tip: Take notes — watching a pitch off is a great way to improve your own presentation skills.
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