November 8, 2023

The TechCrunch Early Stage 2024 Conference


TechCrunch Early Stage, an in-person event designed for budding entrepreneurs and startup founders, is set to return in 2024. 

Taking place on April 25th, 2024, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the SoWa Power Station, TechCrunch Early Stage will offer a range of learning opportunities and interactive sessions. 

It'll be all about helping you get your business up and running by providing you with the knowledge, tools, and connections needed to get ahead in the competitive startup landscape. Here's a look at what you can expect.

Who should attend?

TechCrunch Early Stage is for people from all walks of the startup journey. Whether you’re just beginning to shape your idea or you've already built a prototype and are about to take your business to the next level.  TechCrunch Early Stage focuses on topics that are key for anyone looking to build their own business:

  • Starting a Business: If you're thinking about launching your own business but don't know where to begin, this event will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get started.

  • Shifting to Full-Time Entrepreneurship: For individuals juggling a startup alongside a day job, TechCrunch offers insights and strategies for transitioning into full-time entrepreneurship.

  • Monetizing Tech Ideas: Tech enthusiasts and innovators can get some tips on how to turn their products and ideas into profitable businesses. 

  • Attracting Institutional Investors: If you're looking for funding beyond what you can get from friends and family, TechCrunch Early Stage offers insights into getting the funding you need. 

  • Community Building: Building a network of like-minded entrepreneurs, mentors, and peers is key. The event offers opportunities to connect with others on a similar journey.

These topics are designed to give you a solid foundation, making sure you're ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

Learn from experts

TechCrunch Early Stage offers the chance to talk one-on-one with successful startup founders, subject-matter experts, and seasoned investors. These pros bring real-world experience and practical insights to the table. The event offers various formats where you can learn from them:

  • Small Group Sessions: These sessions allow you to talk with experts face-to-face. You can discuss topics in depth and get answers to your questions.

  • Roundtables: This is your chance to engage with experts and fellow entrepreneurs. Share your experiences and challenges, and get feedback in real time.

  • Workshops: TechCrunch Early Stage will offer workshops covering the nitty-gritty of building a startup. Topics include safeguarding intellectual property, effective business structuring, understanding target customers, and improving pitch decks.

TechCrunch Early Stage is all about active participation and real-time engagement. This means you can get instant feedback on your startup's hurdles. It's a prime opportunity to learn from others and grow your network. 

Insights from past events

At past TechCrunch Early Stage events, guests had the chance to pick up some tips and insights. Take James Currier, for instance, the founding partner at NFX. He drove home the point that startups need to be able to fend for themselves. His message was all about new businesses not just surviving but thriving.

And let's not forget Matt Segneri, the executive director over at Harvard Innovation Labs. He made it clear that connecting with fellow entrepreneurs and mentors is the way to get ahead. Attendees walked away with some valuable insights into how to build a startup that stands the test of time. 

How much does it cost? 

TechCrunch offers a handful of pricing options to suit different needs and budgets. Take a look:

Founder Pass

  • Regular Price: $399

  • Limited-time Offer: $149 (Save $300)

Investor Pass

  • Regular Price: $599

  • Limited-time Offer: $349 (Save $300)

Both the Founder and Investor passes offer access to expert-led sessions, small group roundtables, 1:1 networking, and all session materials, including audio recordings and transcripts.

Student Pass

  • Special Price: $99 (Down from $399)

The Student Pass offers access to all event content tailored for current and recent students.

Mark your calendar for TechCrunch 2024

If you’re considering entrepreneurship or trying to get a new business off the ground - TechCrunch Early Stage 2024 has your back with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed. 

If you're serious about entrepreneurship, consider checking it out. It's a chance to fast-track your startup journey, connect with experts and peers, and get ahead with practical advice. 

Along with TechCrunch, 2024 has a lineup of other events to keep an eye out for. For example, SaaStr Annual 2024 is expected to be a big event for the SaaS world. Whether you’re into tech, HR, project management, or social media - there’s something for everyone. 

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