The Ideas Are Worthless conference is a forum to connect, educate, and inspire every attendee towards execution. Hosted by Black Founders Startup Ventures. The conference will bring together a diverse perspective of tech entrepreneurship, while providing a platform for emerging companies, entrepreneurs, and investors to connect and take action.

    The program will include panelists (including investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, engineers)  sharing insights into startup fundraising, how to fail and still succeed, investment strategies, targeting customers, running a company, new startup trends, and finding technical talent for your startup. Here is a video from our NYC Conference that will help you know what to expect June 22, 2012. There will also be the following opportunities for conference attendees.   Startup Clinic: The Startup Clinic will allow entrepreneurs to meet one on one with investors and prominent entrepreneurs to receive feedback on their startup and pitch. Access to signups for Startup Clinic will emailed with your eventbrite confirmation. First Come First Served.   Conference Job Board: Are you looking for a co-founder, a startup to join, or looking for additional team members for your startup? If so, you will want to take part in our startup job fair. Participants of the conference have access to apply for jobs in tech all over the country. Check out our job board to see what opportunities are available for conference attendees.   Pitch Party. The pitch party is an opportunity for you to pitch your company to investors and the general public. Five companies will be choose to pitch their idea live during the conference. To participate in the Pitch Party here. Only people attending the conference will be allowed to pitch.   Who should attend?Anyone working in technology, from early-stage startup to corporate to investments. Anyone who is thinking about starting a startup, or has a general interest in technology and innovation. This includes but is not limited to: engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, product managers, marketers, business development, and investors.     Eventbrite - Ideas Are Worthless Conference: Atlanta 2012  


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  • Ideas Are Worthless ATL 2012

    June 22, 2012

    The conference will feature guest speakers sharing insights into startup fundraising, investment strategies, running a company, new startup trends, and finding technical talent for your startup.

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  • Conference program


    • June 22, 2012
      • 9:00 am - 9:45 amRegistration and Networking
      • 9:50 am - 10:10 amWelcome and Opening Keynote
      • 10:20 am - 10:40 amHow to Fail: Founders Success Stories
      • 10:40 am - 11:00 amHow do you build a product people want?: Customer Development
      • 11:00 am - 11:20 amHow to effectively engage and talk to media
      • 11:20 am - 12:00 pmCYA Your Startup: Legal Protection for Startups
      • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
      • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pmA Pocket Full of Dreams Doesn't Pay the Rent: Bootstraping Principles for Startups
      • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmFunding Panel
      • 2:30 pm - 2:50 pmFunding Round Table

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  • Conference testimonials


    • I think the opportunity to have those one-on-ones in that supportive (and informal) environment was invaluable. I just wish there were more of them! I used feedback from my one on one with Tim  Reese to win NY Entrepreneur Week Pitch Inferno Monday.