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HERE are the Women: 250 Great Speakers You Should Know [#IWD2017]

Posted by Laura @Pistachio Fitton on 3/8/17 2:38 PM

Updated for 2017, this post originally ran here on March 8, 2016.

You've heard it before, and probably, much too much: 

"Where are the women speakers?"

Maybe you were the one asking? Maybe you were the one being asked? At all too many events in all too many industries it's something that just keeps coming up.

Folks, it's 20162017! There are thousands of great speakers, all over the world, who are women.

"We tried but we couldn't find any" is a cop out. Don't even get me started on "we don't want to lower the bar." 

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How to: Land a Speaking Gig at the Event of Your Dreams

Posted by Laura @Pistachio Fitton on 3/6/17 3:22 PM

UPDATED for 2017: INBOUND's 2017 Call for Speakers is OPEN until March 17, 21st, 2017 (11:59pm ET!). Last year's call was oversubscribed by about 6:1 - with 6 great proposals for every available speaking slot, and so far this year looks to be even more competitive. You will want to read this entire post CAREFULLY to maximize your chances of a successful proposal. 

As always, our content teams are looking for exceptionally well prepared, proven speakers for six of INBOUND's eight tracks, and we hope hardworking speakers will consider applying. This call includes our Hacks, Tips and Tricks, Ideas & Experiences, Inbound Sales, Grow with HubSpot, Executive and Bold Talks tracks. Each year we strive to find new faces and new ideas, with only a small percentage of speakers returning year over year.

To help candidates succeed in 2016, we blogged complete details and advice about our specific Call for Speakers, a detailed list desired topics broken out by track, and guidance on the differences between the tracks. Much of that information is still useful for the 2017 call, despite a few key changes.

ALL prospective speakers, whether veterans of INBOUND or brand new this year, MUST apply via the Call for Speakers so we can assemble a great content lineup and ensure an even playing field for everyone.

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[INBOUND PITCH-OFF] Grand Prize Winner BIllshark Provides Inside Look at Company's Past, Present, and Future

Posted by Joshua Reed on 12/8/16 8:00 AM

This year’s INBOUND Pitch-off, hosted by General Catalyst and HubSpot for Startups, brought 5 of the nation’s most promising companies to INBOUND 2016 for our first ever startup pitch-off competition (think “Shark Tank...but LIVE and on-stage). All semi-finalists were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants for the chance to win a grand prize valued at over $30K.

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INBOUND Pitch-Off Semifinalist Werk: Providing Flexibility for Working Mothers [Startup Spotlight]

Posted by Joshua Reed on 11/3/16 9:03 AM

The INBOUND Pitch-off, powered by General Catalyst and HubSpot for Startups, brings 5 of the nation’s most promising companies to INBOUND 2016 for our first ever startup pitch-off competition (think “Shark Tank...but LIVE and on-stage). These semi-finalists have been chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants for the chance to win a grand prize valued at over $30K. Our expert panel of judges, along with an audience of thousands of technical, marketing and sales professionals and early adopters will narrow these 5 teams down to 3 finalists, and ultimately, one will be crowned the grand champion at INBOUND 2016.

This new 5-post Startup Spotlights series consists of interviews that profile each of our 5 semi-finalists. We’ve given each team the opportunity to answer a few questions and share a bit of their startup journey with you in their own words. Today's INBOUND Pitch-off Startup Spotlight is Werk.

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INBOUND Pitch-Off Semifinalist Siftrock: Mining Email for Contacts and Intelligence [Startup Spotlight]

Posted by Joshua Reed on 11/2/16 9:03 AM

The INBOUND Pitch-off, powered by General Catalyst and HubSpot for Startups, brings 5 of the nation’s most promising companies to INBOUND 2016 for our first ever startup pitch-off competition (think “Shark Tank...but LIVE and on-stage). These semi-finalists have been chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants for the chance to win a grand prize valued at over $30K. Our expert panel of judges, along with an audience of thousands of technical, marketing and sales professionals and early adopters will narrow these 5 teams down to 3 finalists, and ultimately, one will be crowned the grand champion at INBOUND 2016.

This new 5-post Startup Spotlights series consists of interviews that profile each of our 5 semi-finalists. We’ve given each team the opportunity to answer a few questions and share a bit of their startup journey with you in their own words. Today's INBOUND Pitch-off Startup Spotlight is Siftrock.

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INBOUND Pitch-Off Semifinalist Billshark: Taking the hassle out of monthly bill negotiation [Startup Spotlight]

Posted by Joshua Reed on 11/1/16 9:03 AM

The INBOUND Pitch-off, powered by General Catalyst and HubSpot for Startups, brings 5 of the nation’s most promising companies to INBOUND 2016 for our first ever startup pitch-off competition (think “Shark Tank...but LIVE and on-stage). These semi-finalists have been chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants for the chance to win a grand prize valued at over $30K. Our expert panel of judges, along with an audience of thousands of technical, marketing and sales professionals and early adopters will narrow these 5 teams down to 3 finalists, and ultimately, one will be crowned the grand champion at INBOUND 2016.

This new 5-post Startup Spotlights series consists of interviews that profile each of our 5 semi-finalists. We’ve given each team the opportunity to answer a few questions and share a bit of their startup journey with you in their own words. Today's INBOUND Pitch-off Startup Spotlight is Billshark.

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INBOUND Pitch-Off Semifinalist Kickfurther: taking banks out of the financing equation [Startup Spotlight]

Posted by Joshua Reed on 10/31/16 1:03 PM

The INBOUND Pitch-off, powered by General Catalyst and HubSpot for Startups, brings 5 of the nation’s most promising companies to INBOUND 2016 for our first ever startup pitch-off competition (think “Shark Tank...but LIVE and on-stage). These semi-finalists have been chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants for the chance to win a grand prize valued at over $30K. Our expert panel of judges, along with an audience of thousands of technical, marketing and sales professionals and early adopters will narrow these 5 teams down to 3 finalists, and ultimately, one will be crowned the grand champion at INBOUND 2016.

This new 5-post Startup Spotlights series consists of interviews that profile each of our 5 semi-finalists. We’ve given each team the opportunity to answer a few questions and share a bit of their startup journey with you in their own words. Today's INBOUND Pitch-off Startup Spotlight is Kickfurther.

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INBOUND Pitch-Off Semifinalist Onee Keeps Friends in Sync [Startup Spotlight]

Posted by Joshua Reed on 10/26/16 7:30 AM

The INBOUND Pitch-off, powered by General Catalyst and HubSpot for Startups, brings 5 of the nation’s most promising companies to INBOUND 2016 for our first ever startup pitch-off competition (think “Shark Tank...but LIVE and on-stage).  These semi-finalists have been chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants for the chance to win a grand prize valued at over $30K.  Our expert panel of judges, along with an audience of thousands of technical, marketing and sales professionals and early adopters will narrow these 5 teams down to 3 finalists, and ultimately, one will be crowned the grand champion at INBOUND 2016.  

This new 5-post Startup Spotlights series consists of interviews that profile each of our 5 semi-finalists.  We’ve given each  team the opportunity to answer a few questions and share a bit of their startup journey with you in their own words. Today's INBOUND Pitch-off Startup Spotlight is ONEE, a smart bracelet that keeps friends in sync - and safe - throughout the night. 

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What I Read and How I Read It: Eli Goodman

Posted by Laura @Pistachio Fitton on 10/17/16 6:30 AM

We love to learn as much as we can from our speakers, and we've found their answers to these 10 quick questions pretty inspiring and informative. It's a bit like shadowing along on their workday and having a peek over their shoulder to see how they remain so creative and productive. We call the series "What I Read and How I Read It." Read more of them by clicking here and scrolling down.

Today's guest #INBOUND16 speaker is Eli Goodman, VP of Sales, Jumpshot. Through his answers get a look at how he manages to keep up with critical info online.

You can catch Eli's talk It's a Match: How Online Dating Services Use Date to Map the Customer Journey on the Hacks, Tips& Tricks track on Thursday, Noveomber 10th at 11:45 am. (Click here to check out the full agenda).

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What I Read and How I Read It: David C. Baker

Posted by Laura @Pistachio Fitton on 10/14/16 6:30 AM

We love to learn as much as we can from our speakers, and we've found their answers to these 10 quick questions pretty inspiring and informative. It's a bit like shadowing along on their workday and having a peek over their shoulder to see how they remain so creative and productive. We call the series "What I Read and How I Read It." Read more of them by clicking here and scrolling down.

Today's guest #INBOUND16 speaker is David C. Baker, El Grande Queso, ReCourses, Inc. Through his answers get a look at how he manages to keep up with critical info online.

You can catch David's talk Unique Strengths + Challenges of a HubSpot Agency Chasing Growth  on the Agency Track on Thursday, November 10th at 4:45pm. (Click here to check out the full agenda).

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