We're getting close! Builder will attend and will make the most of Collision Conference (#CollisionConf) on May 20-23 in Toronto. That's just two weeks away. How will we participate? Read on below.
About Collision Conference
Haven't heard about Collision Conference? Collision is the fastest-growing technology conference in North America. Now in its fifth year, the conference has grown to over 25,000 attendees.Following the lead of their European event Web Summit, Collision has become a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.Inc. said they run, “North America’s fastest-growing tech conference.” The Wall Street Journal that, “the giants of the web assemble,” at Collision Conference. Additionally, as a sponsor of Web Summit, we know how valuable both attendance and sponsorship can be.Needless to say, we wanted to represent Builder at the event. Whether or not you'll attend, we wanted to keep you--our subscribers--in the loop. So we're making the most of our chance with the following three activities.
#1 Check out our Founder & Chief Wizard, Sachin Dev Duggal
Our Founder & Chief Wizard, Sachin Dev Duggal, will speak at Growth Summit to pitch Builder powered by Builder on day three, May 22 at 13.09 (or 1.09PM). At Growth Summit, he’ll discuss the future of human-assisted AI and our exciting, growth-focused development starting with 2019. Haven't seen it yet? Find the video presentation below.
Find a link to his talk by visiting the general Collision Conference schedule. There, you'll find the full schedule for the conference.
#2 We'll power the PITCH Competition 2019
You might have seen we're a big fan of startup pitches, namely our flagship #BuilderxYou pitch competition. This time, we're not putting on our own pitch competition; instead, we're joining forces with leaders across the startup and investment space to continue to expand our impact.
Since its inception, the PITCH competition has spanned across three continents and featured over 1,000 startups. This makes it one of the largest pitching competitions in the world.PITCH is a startup battle which takes place over the three days of the Collision Conference 2019. Throughout, the top 60 startups exhibiting at Collision pitch their startups in front of panels of esteemed judges.These panels are made of prestigious names from investment community like Eric Paley, Co-founder and General Partner of the Founder Collective and Renata Quintini, General Partner of Lux Capital, as well as those from the startup community like Jackey Wang, Venture Partner at 500 Startups and our Founder and Chief Wizard, Sachin Dev Duggal, among other distinguished leaders.
How it works
PITCH is open to any ALPHA or BETA startup exhibiting at Collision and who have received under $3 million in funding to date.The top startups get to present before distinguished investor panels, influential media and thousands of attendees. On day three, the winning startup will be crowned on Centre Stage and presented with the PITCH award in front of up to 15,000 attendees.
What the winners get
The Grand Prize Winner: One team will win $30,000 CAD voucher each towards a product build using BuilderStudio--as well as $5,000 in cash.
Two runner up finalists: Two other teams will receive a $10,000 CAD voucher each towards a product build using BuilderStudio.
Where you'll see us within the PITCH Competition
We'll host a Happy Hour after day 1 and 2 of the PITCH Competition (that's May 20 and May 21) at the #BuilderLab- Our Founder & Chief Wizard, Sachin Dev Duggal, will join a distinguished panel of judges- Find us featured on the PITCH website as well as in-person as our signage will be featured on the Centre Stage (as well as a tablet to schedule next to the Centre Stage to schedule your conversation with one of our knowledgeable product experts)
#3 The #BuilderLab is back!
We have big plans to bring back our Builder Lab, similar to what you saw at our Web Summit booth as well as SXSW.More information on our Builder Lab (which we also call the Builder House) is coming in the next several days--because we're not ready to divulge all the details. We'll also connect you directly to our customer experts to turn your dream into reality in Toronto.Stay tuned here and across our social channels to discover all the details, #BuilderGeneration!
Erica Grigg is our Global Lead of Digital at Builder.ai, where she's been on board since August 2018. Previously, Erica Co-founded a media startup, co-authored a book on Facebook and worked with numerous businesses and non-profits, including the World Wildlife Fund, the United Nations and Comcast. She's happy to share her lessons learned and best practices yet to be developed on the Builder Blog. Follow her on social media @EricaGrigg on Twitter and at linkedin.com/user/ericagrigg.