Bain Capital Ventures presents the #sfbeta Open Source Startup Summit
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
The #sfbeta Open Source Startup Summit
Presented by Bain Capital Ventures
April 22, 2014 @ 111 Minna Gallery
Open is the new better -- not just for technology, but for business. We've partnered with Salil Deshpande, Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures, for an event that will change the way you think about open source.
Featuring a new, expanded format, the #sfbeta Open Source Startup Summit features an afternoon of in-depth talks and panels, followed by an evening of socializing and demoing in the classic #sfbeta tradition.
Speakers & Participants
Join us for a full day of panels and discussions focused on the future of open source startups.
Salil Deshpande (@salil)
Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Salil Deshpande focuses on software infrastructure, open source, middleware and enterprise software, such as Typesafe (the Scala language; Akka and Play frameworks for Java), Redis Labs (the Redis NoSQL database), Hazelcast (in-memory data-grids for Java), Aria Systems (ERP for recurring revenue businesses), Iron.io (queues and workers in the cloud), ZeroTurnaround (faster Java redeployments), and DynaTrace (application performance management; acquired by Compuware). Salil joined the Forbes Midas List in 2013 and manages a Top 10 syndicate on AngelList.
Sarah Novotny (@sarahnovotny)
Tecnhical Evangelist, NGINIX & Program Chair, OSCON
Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX. Sarah has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for Amazon.com and the ill fated Ads.com. In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with two peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She’s also curated teams and been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery for Meteor Entertainment and Chef.
Diane Tate (@tbiz)
Program Manager, Mozilla
Diane joined Mozilla to operate and expand the WebFWD startup accelerator, which incubated 33 developer-led, open source startups across 4 continents. Diane's current role focuses on developer engagement, and working with startups to keep the web open.
Christian Perry (@sfbeta)
Christian Perry is the founder of #sfbeta and Co-Founder of Empirical.ly. Christian has built and transformed startup communities worldwide, producing events and experiences across eight cities on three continents. His work has been featured in Wired, GigaOm, TechCrunch, Mashable, and VentureBeat, among many others. He served as a charter member of Intel's Social Media Advisory Board, and actively advises numerous companies and startup community organizers.
Michael Gold (@michaelgold)
Michael Gold is a serial tech entrepreneur with expertise in marketing and product development. He's advised well known brands such as HBO, LG, Montecristo, Starbucks, and Target. Michael's marketing strategies have been featured on Mashable and he's been written up in numerous publications including Forbes, Examiner, The Observer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Techcrunch. His company, Empirical.ly, connects world-renowned innovators and technologists through events, summits, and destination experiences.
About Bain Capital Ventures:
With offices in Boston, New York, and Palo Alto, Bain Capital Ventures was formed with the mission of leveraging a customer focused and operational approach to helping young and growing entrepreneurial companies become market leaders. Spanning nearly a nearly three-decade history, BCV has made over 110 investments across a wide spectrum of high-growth industries, including business services, consumer, healthcare, internet & mobile, and software companies.
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Open Source Startup Demos:
The Open Source Startup Summit features live demos from groundbreaking companies built upon open source frameworks. Learn more about demoing.
#sfbeta Event Details
- Complimentary beer and wine, and light appetizers served throught the evening
- Friendly, open socializing and networking throught the evening
- Opportunities to connect with hundreds of innovators and leaders in the HR space
- Demos and launches from groundbreaking startups throughout the night
- Three hours of opportunity to build and strengthen relationships
#sfbeta Demos and Sponsors
We're curating an amazing group of open source startups and looking for the best ones to join us. Interested in participating? Apply to demo.
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