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BoS Conf USA Scholarships 2022

Business of Software Conference USA 26-28 Sep, Boston, MA

The brightest software entrepreneurs from across the world will be meeting online to meet with their peers, discuss the big issues around running a software business, and participate in interactive sessions led by experts including April DunfordBob MoestaChris Savage, and many more.

Every year at Business of Software Conference, the generosity of our supporters allows us to offer full conference tickets to deserving entrepreneurs and leaders who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend the event.

This is a brilliant way to get a leg up in the industry, to meet some extraordinary people who want to help you succeed.

You will leave with ideas that will make a difference and an amazing network of people who can help you make it happen.

This year is no different – a huge thanks to our supporters:

  • John Knox – for a recent engineering graduate.
  • Dharmesh Shah (Hubspot) – for underrepresented groups in software and SaaS
  • Bill Spruill – to support the development of the tech ecosystem in Raleigh, NC

Business of Software Conference USA 26-28 Sep, Boston, MA

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Bringing energy to your team ⚡️

Energy. Bringing the right energy to your team is important. Positive energy breeds positive results. Equally, negative energy leads to disengagement, burnout, lack of focus and aimlessness. You’ve experienced both right?

Elizabeth O’Neill shares a brand new talk ‘Founder Energy and Team Energy‘. You will learn why founders and leaders have an outsized impact on their team’s energy levels and more important, how you can manage your own and your team’s energy.

Elizabeth O’Neill
Founder Energy and Team Energy

Also NEW to the BoS Conf USA line-up:

Tiffani Bova leads a talk and interactive session to help you understand how you can unlock growth across your business in, Growth is a Thinking Game.

Tiffani Bova
Growth is a Thinking Game

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Three new speakers for BoS USA 2022

Just a gentle reminder that ticket prices rise on 29 July 2022 and hotel rooms are filling up fast – I guess that a lot of you are as excited as us about the prospect of getting together in-person with other smart folk again. 

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  • BoS Conf USA In-Person 26-28 Sept 2022
    Product on sale
    $1,695.00

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Do engineers mean to kill people?

Brilliant technology with bad design can kill people at worst. Not a great outcome. There are plenty of less extreme examples of bad design in software that have resulted in injuries, the destruction of one of the world’s greatest cathedrals, through to frustrated users who often end up not using the software you take so much care to build.

Is your product as easy to use as you think? In this new BoS talk, Scott Berkun tells great stories and offers practical steps to design your products better. He discusses why we’re responsible for the products we put into the world and the importance of making design an integral, iterative part of building products. He shares the four fundamental questions of design you should ask whenever you building products. Check out the latest video from the BoS Library.

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What to Expect for #BoS2022

BoS Conf In-Person USA, Boston MA

With the next In-Person Business of Software Conference is coming up on 26-28 September 2022 in the USA; here are a few of the things that you should know.

There are some new elements this year so take a look and hit up our team if you have any questions

Where and when?

Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA

26-28 September 2022

09:00 – 17:00 ET

Tickets

  • BoS Conf USA In-Person 26-28 Sept 2022
    Product on sale
    $1,695.00
  • BoS Conf In-Person Bundle
    Product on sale
    $2,151.00

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Let’s talk lobsters

Lobsters are weird.

In 1800s they were dirt-cheap because they were so copious, so were routinely fed to prisoners, apprentices, enslaved people, and children. Nowadays they are seen as delicacies for the more fortunate. This rags to riches story is why we at BoS LOVE the lobster and why we are proud to wear the lobster emblem on our USA tours.

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Questions Founders Have About Selling Companies

What do you wish you knew about selling your company? You probably won’t know until it is too late.

The most common feeling that founders share post exit is that they wished they had known more about the ins and outs of selling a company before they entered a process. 

At BoS, we’ve been talking with a lot of founders, both post-exit and those that are considering an exit, to understand what they would like to know about the process of selling a company. We’re going to be running a mastermind group for founders who want to achieve the best possible exit for themselves, their customers and their teams.

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Book your On-site En-suite tout suite

BoS Conf USA is being held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA on 26-28 September and you can now reserve your room at the BoS Conf Special rate of just $289 per night.

This rate is only available until Wednesday 24 August, after which attendees will have to pay The Seaport’s public full rate.

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Supporting BoS Online Confs

Building long term relationships with high-valued SaaS leaders

At Business of Software conferences, we aim to make a real difference to the wonderful people and companies that make up our BoS Community. When we aren’t able to meet in-person, we can still come together online to share ideas, learn new tricks, and work on our businesses together. This isn’t something we can do all on our own though – it is thanks to the speakers, supporters, and attendees who come together to help each other grow and succeed.

The best place to learn practical lessons that can be applied to your business right away.

James Avery, Kevel | BoS Online 2021 & 2022 Supporter

Join dozens of people all over the world to help you make progress, at BoS Online

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PSA PSA Test

Not many people know what a PSA test is.

It’s nothing to do with software but probably important to a large number of software folk.

What is a PSA test?

A PSA test is a blood test for screening for prostate cancer. It measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood.

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Team Rates for BoS Conference Online

Why do we offer a bundle price for online events but not a bundle price for teams to share in the same online event?

Good question…

Our bundle pricing aimed to encourage you to come to more online events, be part of the community, access some of the smartest people on the planet who can help you build better software and companies.

We think we should encourage participation at all our online conferences.

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Culture & Allyship in Theory & Practice

Is your company culture negotiable?

This got us thinking about how much company culture is performative vs deep-rooted and non-negotiable.

B. Pagels-Minor shared a talk at BoS Conference Online Fall 2021 on how people and organizations can be effective and positive allies for marginalized groups in companies, focusing on gender diverse communities.

Bethany Pagels-Minor

B. shared an historical perspective, discussed some of their own personal experiences and offered some excellent ideas that would be both practical and useful for any organization that wants to create and maintain and welcoming, diverse and healthy work environment. While the talk focused on gender diversity, much of it is equally applicable to diversity more widely.

They also talked a little about their current role, in product as Games Launch Manager at Netflix where they were also a Global Lead for Netflix’s Black and Netflix’s Trans employee resource groups.

It was notable how excited B. was about working in an organization like Netflix, that has a well discussed culture and was so committed to supporting diverse groups of people in the organization.

Shortly after the conference, life changed for B. at Netflix.

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BoS Conf Giveaways – Doing Things Differently

At Business of Software we want to make a positive impact to you and your business and not a negative impact on the world, as we deliver the great, inspiring, conferences you have come to know and love.

When we moved our 2020 Europe Conference from in-person to online a lot of stuff happened very quickly. Once the event was over, I was faced with a mountain of unusable merch – T-shirts, bags, notebooks, and cups all had “2020” on them, equating to 1000 items. I was determined that they would not end up as landfill. I had no idea how we could reuse them, I just knew we absolutely had to.

BoS Europe 2020 giveaways prepped and ready

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How Vision, Strategy and Positioning are Related. 

April Dunford: Confusing Positioning and Strategy  

April is riled by this. She discussed why she feels it is so bad. 

“I started getting clients come to me, saying, what we want to do is a strategy session and I was like, I don’t do strategy. I do positioning, and they’re like, hey, yeah, it’s the same thing.” April Dunford 

April blames consultants in Silicon Valley for propagating the myth that a story that works for VCs will work in a sales situation and for attracting employees into your company. Everything magically happens. “No! No! It’s not the same thing.” 

How are vision, strategy, and positioning related? 

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The JTBD Conf

8 June | Online

Jobs to be Done is not new, but it is an underrated tool every level of every business can use to get better at understanding where others are coming from as the view your product/project.

On 8 June 2022, Business of Software are bringing you a one-day conf full of amazing JTBD insights, workshops, and talks from experts such as Bob Moesta, Claire Suellentrop, Nopadon Wongpakdee, and many more.

BoS Conf Online 8 June 2022

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