Welcome & Registration

9:00am – 10:00am 

The Only Metric That Matters

10:10am – 10:30am

It's easy to get caught up in vanity metrics as you track your startup's growth. Join Josh Elman of Greylock Partners for a session on defining your Only Metric That Matters. 

Balancing Your Startup's Monetization and Growth

10:30am – 11:00am

Prioritizing features and service offerings on your product roadmap can be challenging. Andrew Chen (Uber), Elena Verna (Malwarebytes), Joe Du Bey (Eden) and moderator Parker Thompson (AngelList) will offer a framework for balancing monetization and growth. 

As the current Head of Culture and previous Head of Growth at Pinterest, Cat Lee knows how to rally the entire company around growth. Hear from her on how she helped Pinterest achieve Hypergrowth. 

How a Company-Wide Growth Mindset Built Pinterest

11:00am – 11:20am

Growth Hacking the Conversion Funnel

11:20am – 11:50am

Dan Barak (Lyft), Darius Contractor (Dropbox), and Nick Soman (Gusto) are masters of referral and conversion flow optimization. Join them for a conversation on building products that achieve a high volume of new users sign ups. 

Zoom CEO & Founder Eric Yuan is beating out video conferencing incumbents like WebEx, Citrix and Microsoft Skype and recently raised $100M from Sequoia Capital at a $1B valuation. He will chat with Maven's Jim Scheinman about what it took to get there. 

Zooming Past the Competition  

11:50am – 12:10pm

Lunch Roundtable Discussions 

12:10pm – 1:30pm


Tap into our speakers' expertise over assigned seating roundtable lunch discussions with a local, organic meal. This is not your typical boxed lunch kind of event. See the topics below: 

  • Andrew Chen - Achieving Product-Channel Fit

  • Cat Lee - Instilling a Company - Wide Growth Mindset

  • Dan Barak - Building the Supply Side of Your Marketplace

  • Dan Vallejo - Managing your Startup's Growth Analytics

  • Darius Contractor - Engineering with a Growth Mindset

  • Dave Kashen - Building a Lasting Company Culture

  • Elena Verna - Optimizing your Subscription Business Model

  • Gus Gostyla - Best Practices for Mobile App and Game Launches 

  • Gustaf Alströmer - Building an Effective Growth Dashboard

  • Jim Scheinman - Defining Your "Vision Worth Fighting For"

  • Josh Elman - What Investors Look for at Series A and Beyond

  • Nick Soman - Consumerizing your B2B Company Growth

  • Parker Thompson - Funding your Startup on AngelList  

  • Sara Deshpande - Getting Funded: Going from Bootstrapped to Seed Funded

Beyond Product-Market Fit 

1:35pm – 1:55pm

Product-Market Fit alone isn't enough for your company to achieve Hypergrowth. Brian Balfour of Reforge will give a talk on the three other fits needed to grow a startup to over $100M in revenue. 

MAke Company Culture Your Secret to Success

1:55pm – 2:25pm


Dave Kashen is an expert at helping CEOs reach their full potential by organizing their companies around a solidified mission. He will share his wisdom on documenting and creating a company culture & values statement. 

Autonomous Vehicles: a New Platform for Consumer Hypergrowth 

2:25pm – 3:00pm

As autonomous vehicles take to the streets to transform the $11T transportation market, many opportunities arise for consumer innovation. Join Alisyn Malek of May Mobility, Zach Barasz of BMW i Ventures, and Frankie James of General Motors as they discuss this emerging platform with Maven's Jim Scheinman. 

MaXimizing First 72 Hour Retention

3:10pm – 3:30pm

Once your new users are signed up, it's essential that they stick around. Dan Vallejo will share some of the Google Growth Lab's tips on driving app engagement and retention. 

Whether you're a sole founder initially developing your startup's growth process or leading a large growth team, there are steps you can take now to build a sustainable growth engine. Gustaf Alströmer of YCombinator will share his expertise from his days leading growth at Airbnb and incubating startups at YC. 

Laying the foundation for sustainable growth

3:30pm – 3:50pm

Behind the Checkbook: Getting Funded by Top-Tier Investors

3:50pm – 4:30pm

Rebecca Kaden (Maveron), Rick Yang (NEA), Mar Hershenson (Pear), and Sara Deshpande (Maven Ventures) screen thousands of startups per year and only invest in a handful. They'll share the growth patterns that set the top companies apart from the rest. 

Reception, Cocktails, and Appetizers 

4:30pm – 6:00pm