Black Founders Brings the "Ideas are Worthless" Conference to San Francisco with Keynote Speaker Steve Blank
On September 6, 2012, Black Founders will bring their "Ideas are Worthless Conference" to San Francisco. Previously held in both New York City and Atlanta, the San Francisco conference continues the "Ideas are Worthless" theme which encourages tech entrepreneurs to rapidly move from idea to execution.
Black Founders, an organization based in San Francisco, aims to increase diversity in tech by creating visibility through networking and educational programs. The group has taken the conference to New York City and Atlanta and now brings the program to Silicon Valley. The San Francisco conference continues the "Ideas are Worthless" theme which encourages tech entrepreneurs to rapidly move from idea to execution.
Hosted by Black Founders and sponsored by Orrick law firm, the conference will bring together diverse perspectives on tech entrepreneurship while providing a platform for emerging companies, entrepreneurs, and investors to connect and take action.
Program panelists includes investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and engineers who will be sharing insights into startup fundraising, investment strategies, operations, new startup trends, and finding technical talent.
They keynote speech for the conference will be provided by Steve Blank -- 8-time entrepreneur, co-author of the book "The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company," and one of the founders of the lean startup movement. Blank will talk to conference attendees about how to build companies quickly and on a small budget
Other speakers and panel guests include:
Charles Hudson – venture partner at SoftTech VC and CEO of Bionic Panda Games.
Mitch Kapor – startup investor and principal at Kapor Capital.
Angela Benton – CEO of Black Web Media and founder of NewMe Accelerator, which supports minority-led startups.
Craig Davis – founder of Relevvant, a platform that allows brands and agencies to leverage big data sources to better target their customers with real-time actionable decisions.
Michael Seibel – serial entrepreneur and CEO of Socialcam, which was recently acquired for $60 million.
The conference will also include a Startup Clinic – mentorship sessions that allow entrepreneurs to meet one-on-one with investors and established entrepreneurs to receive feedback on their startup and pitch. Sign-ups for the Startup Clinic will be held on the day on the event at registration.
Ideas are Worthless - San Francisco Event Details:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Orrick Law Firm
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Registration is required. Full conference information is available at
About Black Founders
The Black Founders mission is to increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in technology. The goal of our organization is to create an ecosystem that stimulates entrepreneurship and fosters economic growth in the community. The founding team of Black Founders is made up of four entrepreneurial friends who met in San Francisco and wanted to create an organization that would empower entrepreneurs and provide founders with access to advice, mentorship, and funding. Their vision for Black Founders is to develop programs that equip entrepreneurs, inspire innovation, and allow us to share resources and knowledge.