Three days of peer learning for the leaders of the worlds’ best software businesses

Business of Software is a 3 day conference for anyone starting or growing a software business. It covers everything about building a successful, sustainable company, except the code.

It gives hardworking founders a place to meet each other and lift their heads from the daily grind – a chance to work on, not in, their companies.

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Speakers

2012: Gail Goodman

CEO, Constant Contact

Gail is a small business advocate and visionary, whose work as the CEO of Constant Contact has allowed more than 500,000 small enterprises to build better relationships with their customers.

2012: Kathy Sierra

Founder, Javaranch

Kathy Sierra is the author of books that have sold over a million copies on knowledge management and design and winner of several Jolt Cola/Software Development Awards.

2014: Rand Fishkin

MOZ

Inbound marketing and radical transparency are two of the things that Rand is renowned for. He will talk about both at Business of Software Conference 2014.

2012: Joel Spolsky

CEO, Stack Exchange Network

Avram Joel Spolsky (born 1965) is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development.

2013: Dharmesh Shah

Co-founder & CTO, HubSpot

Dharmesh is co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. HubSpot provides inbound marketing software that helps businesses attract, convert and engage customers on the web.

2014: Alex Osterwalder

Founder, The Business Model Foundry

Alexander Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, speaker and business model innovator. Together with Professor Yves Pigneur he co-authored Business Model Generation, a global bestseller on the topic of business model innovation.

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Why should I come to Business of Software?

A short video on why people love BoS:

  • Practical learning from the best in the field:  Speakers at previous editions have included Dharmesh Shah (Hubspot), Seth Godin, Joel Spolsky (Stack Exchange), Clayton Christensen, Alexis Ohanian (Reddit) Geoffrey Moore, Scott Farquhar (Atlassian), Eric Ries, Kathy Sierra (JavaRanch), Jason Fried (37 Signals)
  • The insights of your peers: As well as the speakers, the BoS community is made up of senior managers – founders, product people, marketeers, development – who are at similar stages and working on similar problems. Drawing on their experience is a very important part of what people get from BoS. Come prepared to learn from those ahead of you and teach those coming up behind.
  • Work on, not in your business:  Many delegates use BoS as a regular planning exercise, leaving with adjusted strategies and new plans for all areas of their business. Some find solutions for chronic problems that have been festering for months or years. Others simply enjoy benchmarking their achievements against the industry.

'Simply the best software conference'

Tobias Lutke, CEO, Shopify

'My favourite conference'

Dharmesh Shah, CEO, Hubspot

‘First time I've been in a room where everyone is totally focused on growing a company, not looking for the next big thing.’

Chris Savage, CEO, Wistia