Summit 2014

Registration is Now Open!

For the third year, The Small Business Web is hosting its annual Summit this February 20-21 in San Jose, CA at the eBay Townhall. This is a private retreat for the partnership, integration, marketing, and executives of cloud companies selling to small businesses. We started and continue to run this event to let our members network, make deals, and learn from each other.

The Summit lasts 2 days. It’s a mix of informal sessions, keynotes, networking, and–arguably most importantly–cocktail hours. Breakfast and lunch are provided both Thursday and Friday, and there is our traditional dinner (with open bar!) Thursday night at the M8trix Casino.

Want to get Involved?

Sponsorship packages for the 2014 Summit, our annual SXSW parties, and a new addition to our events family – Summit East (happening in the spring) can be found by following the button below.

Confirmed Sponsors

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors who are helping to make this year’s SBWeb activities possible! Want your logo here? Contact Christina Hug about Sponsorship Packages.

Agenda

For the third year, The Small Business Web is hosting its annual Summit this February 20-21 in San Jose, CA at the eBay Townhall. This is a private retreat for the partnership, integration, marketing, and executives of cloud companies selling to small businesses. We started and continue to run this event to let our members network, make deals, and learn from each other.

The Summit lasts 2 days. It’s a mix of informal sessions, keynotes, networking, and–arguably most importantly–cocktail hours. Breakfast and lunch are provided both Thursday and Friday, and there is our traditional dinner (with open bar!) Thursday night at the M8trix Casino.

Thursday, February 20

8:15am-10:15am SHUTTLES FROM DOUBLETREE
8:30am BREAKFAST
9:30am Welcome!
10:00am Keynote: The State of the SaaS with Bjoern Hermann, Startup Compass
11:00am Partner Success with Salesforce 1 and the Small Business App Opportunity
Michael Kreaden (Salesforce)
12:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm Room 1. Too big or not too big: Going Enterprise
Henrique Ceribelli (Bill.com), Kevin O’Brien (HootSuite), Christian Blomberg (Citrix), Dilawar Syed (FreshDesk)
1:00pm Room 2. Spend money on customers, not customer acquisition.
Laure Parsons (Olark), Ashley King (99 Designs), Richard White (UserVoice), Mark MacLeod (FreshBooks)
2:00pm Room 1. Connected commerce and retail innovation.
Michael Franklin (eBay and Paypal)
2:00pm Room 2. A VC’s perspective on the B2B SaaS market
Jamie Sutherland (Xero), Sean Jacobsohn (Emergence Capital), Lars Leckie (Hummer Winblad), Chelsea Stoner (Battery Ventures), Katherine Barr (Mohr Davidow Ventures) 
3:00pm Room 1. A Match Made in Cloud Heaven: New Trends in Channel and ISV Partnerships
Matt Kane (AppDirect), Christian Nascimento (Comcast), Mike Pons (Cox), Stephen Cho (Google Apps)
3:00pm Room 2. Growing up. The art of hiring and recruiting
Ben Baldwin (Clearfit), Jonathan Lunardi (Military Job Network), Skip Hilton (JobVite)
4:30-6:00pm HAPPY HOUR at Ebay
4:30pm-6:30pm SHUTTLES BACK TO DOUBLETREE
6:00pm-late DINNER: Food, Drinks, and Networking at M8trix Casino
Thanks, Xero!

Friday, February 21

8:15am-10:15am SHUTTLES FROM DOUBLETREE
9:00am BREAKFAST
9:15am Walkthrough of PayPal Commerce Innovation showcase
9:45am Welcome!
10:00am Keynote: What I learnt from my time at Wufoo with Kevin Hale
founder of Wufoo, Partner at Y Combinator
11:00am Going global, sticking local
Matthew Romaine (Gengo), Maxime Prades (Zendesk), Eric Mason (Wix), , Patrick McLoughlin (Eventbrite)
12:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm Room 1. The Integrated Contact Record
Ben Deda (FullContact), Sancho Pinto (Data.com, Salesforce), Allen Duet (Swiftpage), Pam O’Hara (Batchblue)
1:00pm Room 2. Squeeze the funnel: Metrics, Analytics, Automation, Optimization
Don Baron (Hootsuite), Neil Patel (KISSmetrics), Heidi Bullock (Marketo)
2:00pm Room 1. Designing APIs to support your marketing goals
John Musser, (Programmable Web), Allen Duet (Swiftpage), Sid Maestre (Xero), Maxime Prades (Zendesk), Rob Zazueta (Mashery)
2:00pm Room 2. Squeezing the wallet: churn, up-selling, cross-selling
Josh Scherman (Constant Contact), Sandeep Grover (GoDaddy), Amit Jain (ADP), Joel Slatis (Timesheets.com)
2:00pm Walkthrough of PayPal Commerce Innovation showcase
3:00pm CLOSING (and plenary)

Because the primary purpose of the event is internal networking, our agenda is built bottom up from the attendees. If you haven’t already done so, you can request to speak or request a topic here.

Which companies can you expect to be there?

Salesforce, Magento, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Xero, Google, Olark, Batchblue, AppDirect, Sush.io, AnyMeeting, FreshBooks, LeadDyno, Janrain, Terapeak, Uservoice, ZenPayroll, Contactually, Stitchlabs, Saasquatch, Trinity Ventures, Kabbage, Full Contact, Shoeboxed, Backupify, Free Agent, Itduzzit, Bookfresh, Gengo, Mobilized, Sendhub, ADP, Shipwire, Wrike, Signifyd, SmartSheet, KickServ, Ordoro, Easy-Insights, Cox, Propelware, Vend, Microbiz, Dropship, Lucid Chart, Shipworks and more!

Hotel Information

The official conference hotel is the DoubleTree San Jose located at

2050 Gateway Pl,
San Jose, CA 95110

There is an Ebay corporate rate of $175/night, the discount code will be provided upon registration.