Hey!………..IT’S ALL ABOUT NETWORKSThe SaaStr Annual Conference is actually all about the SaaS communitygetting intimate, and is intentionally focused on networking and leveraging that community by design. It’s about making connections that will help you today and five years from now. So don’t go in with the mindset around only learning new things at the panels. Yes, the content of the conference is high quality, but it is intended to attract all the right people together to one spot for a set and focused amount of time.
Leveraging the shit out of that opportunity, and preparing for it, should be your primary focus.
According to the Founder of SaaStr, Jason Lemkin, this year’s conference gathered around 10,000 SaaS professionals in one space and took place across three full and varied days. The average company brings 2.3 total attendees, e.g., a CEO + a VP of Sales and a VP of Customer Success.
Because of this, the conference is broken up a lot around different functional areas and interests, including evening events and parties. This is all by design, to make sure attendees get to meet great people in general, and especially their peers in the SaaS ecosystem.
SaaStr Networking Pro Tips (and rules to live by)
I’m not a natural networker. In fact, I find it mentally exhausting at times. But I do like to connect people together and if you don’t put yourself out there at events like this, you will be missing out on some amazing opportunities to learn and to grow both personally and within your business.
Here are the top 5 tips from networking SaaStr and other events: