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, CEOs and Geeks alike 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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First speakers for BoS 2015 Announced.

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Speakers

Paul Kenny

Founder, Ocean Learning

Paul Kenny is a Sales Coach working with media and technology customers across Europe and the US.

Giacomo ‘Peldi’ Guilizzoni

Founder and CEO, Balsamiq

Peldi’s plan was this: To move to the US, to squeeze as much knowledge as possible from “big corporate America”, then come back and start something of his own in Italy.

Patrick McKenzie

Founder, Kalzumeus Software

Once upon a time, Patrick McKenzie was an engineer. Then he had an idea for some software and discovered that, while programming it was easy, marketing it was not.

David Heinemeier Hansson

Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder of Basecamp

David created Ruby on Rails, the open source web framework in 2003. That would pretty much define most careers but he is also founder & CTO at Basecamp.

Jeff Szczepanski

COO, Stack Exchange - Stack Overflow

Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer at Stack Exchange where he is responsible for running the business behind Stack Exchange’s network of Q&A communities, including Stack Overflow.

More to be Announced

Secret Agent

We don’t announce all our speakers at once. Keep checking back for more!

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.

Can’t make it to the USA? The BLN also run BoS Europe – 24th-25th June 2015.

'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