500 Startups the name brand accelerator out in Silicon Valley, that takes great pains to bring cohorts together from around the world, is looking for the “unsexiest startups”. 500 Startups founder Dave McClure is a ninja, renegade and pirate and would take a martian founded startup if they had a good product, a good team and the possibility of growing with one of the best mentor networks in the universe. Now, that startup doesn’t even need to be sexy.
500 Startups knows that even unsexy startups, bring home the bacon. 500 Startup is hosting a conference specifically for those ugly startups, ok not ugly but “unsexy”.
“Even Silicon Valley, the mecca of innovation, sometimes misses the point. While everyone drools over “sexy” consumer verticals that often lack business models, some of the most high-growth, profit-wielding companies are incredibly underrated and overlooked.Covering SMB/Enterprise, financial services, communications, email, data, infrastructure, and more, unSEXY is a 1-day conference about tech startups and companies who are actually doing something incredibly sexy—they’re making money!” 500 startups wrote on their page for the event at unsexy.coTop speakers from some of the most successful unsexy startups in the world are tapped to speak at the one day conference happening August 9th in Mountain View. Isaac Saldana (SendGrid), Rashmi Sinha (SlideShare), Jeff Lawson (Twillio), Ken Gullicksen (Evernote), Doug Wormhoudt (Lovely), Patrick Collion (Stripe), Matt Tucker (Jive), and Kathryn Minshew (The Daily Muse) are all slated to speak at this first of it’s kind startup conference.They’ll be speaking on topics like:
- GET UR BLING ON: Strategies for Marketing, Branding, & PR
- MAKIN’ BACON: SaaS, Freemium, Subscription, & More
- DESIGN THAT CONVERTS: UI & UX for the SMB/Enterprise
- CUSTOMER ATTRACTION: Acquisition in Fragmented Markets
- BABY GOT BACKEND: New Tools for HR, Finance, Operations, + more
- SOFTWARE HEARTTHROB: Building Raving Fans in Non-Consumer Markets
- SCALING WITHOUT FAILING: Solutions for Customer Service
You can register for Unsexy.co right here.
And this huge startup conference is specifically for startups everywhere else!