Mailchimp, Box, Zapier headline Traction 2019


The seventh edition of Traction Conf is set to take place in Vancouver this upcoming August. The conference will be hosting founders and industry experts in the tech space, who will speak on how to scale and grow a successful company.

Participants have the opportunity to network with leaders of fast-growing companies. Notable speakers include:

  • Wade Foster, CEO at Zapier
  • Jon Herstein, chief customer officer at Box
  • Oji Udezue, VP product & design at Calendly
  • John Foreman, SVP of product at Mailchimp
    The two-day event is the result of a collaboration between Launch Academy, a non-profit tech incubator, and Boast.AI, a company whose AI software increases R&D tax claims.

    The first day of events features Traction’s Product and Growth summits, as well as an invite-only CxO Summit, where founders and CEOs engage in peer-learning discussions and networking sessions.

    Product Summit will also take place, which involves workshops on how to build products customers love. Topics include design principles and UX best practices, as well as using data for qualitative and quantitative decision-making.

    Growth Summit, which involves workshops on how to get double-digit revenue growth, will also occur on the first day. Growth Summit topics include onboarding, customer acquisition, and building high-performance growth teams. The opening reception will start at 6 p.m., where attendees will have the opportunity to network with speakers and other attendants.

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    The second day of events features founders and CEOs, who will speak about their growth secrets over keynotes and fireside chats on the mainstage.

    Last year’s conference featured Chris Slowe, the CTO of Reddit, Sarah Jones Simmer, the COO of Bumble, and TaskRabbit founder, Leah Busque.

    “We couldn’t be more excited to host world renowned leaders at this year’s conference,” Ray Walia, co-founder of Traction Conference said at the time. “This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the best of the best, and our speakers and their collective wisdom will make you rethink the way you grow your business.”

    This year’s conference will take place on August 7 and 8 at the JW Marriott Parq Hotel and Casino, in Vancouver. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $449 until March 31. Regular tickets start at $799.


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