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3 outcomes from @B2BRocks — the conference for #SaaS startups

June 8, 2016
Hexa

Startups are trendy and when you’re in that business, you get tons of super cool trade show, meet-up, chill-out invitations every week in…

Startups are trendy and when you’re in that business, you get tons of super cool trade show, meet-up, chill-out invitations every week in your mailbox.

These events all seem interesting, the only problem is that they take time. If you RSVP positively to all of them there’s only 2 options -

  1. you don’t have to work for a living (good for you 🎉),
  2. you’re not doing what you have to do (not so good 👿).

Standing out from the crowd is B2B Rocks, the leading European conference for B2B and SaaS startups. At eFounders, we love it for 3 very good reasons.

1. Inspiration

Sometimes, we’re so focused on making our startup the next big thing that we forget to take a step back. At B2B Rocks, for a whole day, we got to learn from great speakers and inspiring talks on all the topics that matter when you are an entrepreneur, like:

Latest trends and the future of design in SaaS, as presented by our very own & wonderful Didier Forest 💚

Story telling : what it’s like to be acquired 🚀 as told by Rachel Delacour from Bime and @CelineLz from Leetchi-MangoPay.

-> Many more inspiring talks to be discovered on Twitter: #B2Brocks.

2. Tips & Tricks

The startup adventure is no piece of cake. Testimonials, success stories, best practices from successful makers are always useful to help you get some perspective. Here’s our selection of ‘take-away’ quotes, tips and tricks.

How to build a successful onboarding program, as tested at Buffer:

How to build a sales machine for your SaaS business, with Algolia.

How to leverage your investors for advice, business introductions and so on, by PointNineCapital.

How to market your SaaS product, with Judy Boniface from MailJet.

📚 Check out the slides from Xavier Zeitoun‘s talk, CEO & Co-founder at Zenchef, on “Vertical SaaS Sales done right — from 0 to 2500 customers.

3. Qualitative networking

Modesty aside, the entire who’s who of the European startup scene was here, from Entrepreneurs to VCs. Here’s who we met and shared experience with: Algolia, Buffer, Zenchef, Balderton Capital, Point Nine Capital, Hired, ChartMogul, Sellsy, Leetchi-Mango Pay, Stuart, RudeMedia, Trello … and many more.

That’s not the best part yet. Getting all together for an after event “Par-tay” to enjoy the wonderful Parisian weather (joking) was definitely the most fun. ☀️ 🎉

(don’t be jealous, we’ll send you an invite next year 😉 )

If you can’t wait until 2017’s edition you can always get on a plane to Sydney in October:

See you next year and thanks again to Alex Delivet for getting the SaaS startup scene together!