The Best Startup Events of May, 2015 in Silicon Valley, Dallas, Chicago and Boston

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There’s nothing like getting out of your comfort zone and meeting new people. There’s just so much to learn from other’s experiences and you never know – you could meet your next potential big client or someone who can introduce you to that VC you’ve been wanting to meet!

We’ve compiled some of the best startup events in the month of May, 2015 across the Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area), Dallas, Chicago and Boston.

Silicon Valley

Crowdfunding Campaigns Success Stories: TECH TALK

Tue, May 5, 6pm – 9pm

How to exceed your crowdfunding goals on Kickstarter and Indiegogo!

Three Internet of Things (IoT) startups to discuss their best practices for running a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Price: $10 use discount code “member” on Eventbrite

How to change user behavior: Experts from AirBnB, Google, Irrational Labs, Jawbone, Walmart

Tue, May 5, 6pm – 9pm

Lifograph hosts a Speaker Event about how to understand and change user behavior with experts from Airbnb, Google, Irrational Labs, Jawbone and Walmart Labs

Price: $20

San Francisco App Strategy Workshop

Thu, May 7, 3pm – 7pm

Join industry experts, innovative startups, publishers, and developers to explore strategies to turn your app into a profitable business.

Price: FREE with “StartupDigest”

The Startup Conference 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Speakers this year include Randy Komisar, Gagan Biyani, Sam Zaid, Lynn Perkins, Ryan Hoover, Nir Eyal, Ben Parr, Fran Maier and over 20 others. Stop by the International Startup Fair on the Courthouse Plaza in front of Fox Theater and browse the aisles of an outdoor street festival for startups. Exhibitors include over 40 startups launching new products in the Demo Pit.

Price: $99 / Save 20% with “Digest”

Growth Hacking Advanced Tactics: Hands-On Workshop San Francisco

Thu, May 14, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Brought to you by the producers of the Startup Marketing Conference, this workshop provides in-depth training on achieving early stage repeatable and scalable growth. You will walk away from this event with a solid understanding of the growth marketing framework plus some specific tactics that you can apply right away.

Grounded in examples from real companies, you’ll learn how to attract your first few customers and how to then scale those techniques to drive thousands more.

Price: $99+ / Save 30% with “startupdigest”

Products That Count: Bestselling author of Hooked Nir Eyal on building habit forming products

Wed, May 27, 7pm – 9pm

In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. How do companies create products people use every day? What are the secrets of building services customers love? Nir Eyal, the bestselling author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products”, has constructed a framework for designing better products and will share how the world’s most engaging products keep users coming back again and again. Plus beer and yummy pizza! Use promo code SDFriends to get 20% discount.

Price: $20 / Save 20% with “SDFriends”


Customers FTW! The competition to make your customers happy

Tue, May 12, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Speaking will be Naike Romain (HubSpot), Taylor Aldredge (Grasshopper), Danielle Lavoie (Litmus) and more.

Price: Free

Women 2.0 City Meetup Boston

Thu, May 14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Women 2.0’s monthly networking event.

Price: $10


User Experience Conference

Fri, May 15, 7:00am – 5:45pm

1000 attendees, 30 speakers, 5 tracks, 1 glorious day of UX.

Price: $299


Dallas New Tech

Tue, May 12, 6pm – 8pm

Dallas New Tech is a monthly showcase event for new and exciting companies/technologies. Every month, the community gets together to socialize and check out the hottest developments in tech from local companies around the metroplex.

Price: $10

Trep Expo

May 14 – 15, 2015

TREP EXPO is all about showcasing and strengthening entrepreneurship. In 2015, TREP EXPO takes place over a two day period, May 14-15, in Addison, Texas. The event begins on Thursday, May 14 with a Kickoff Party, 5:30 – 8 pm, at the headquarters of mega-successful Addison startup Bottle Rocket. We’re thrilled to announce that the welcome speaker will be Greg Ellis, former Dallas Cowboy.

Price: $25

Dallas Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition

May 29 – 31, 2015

Dallas Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition May 29th-31st — Inspiring More Women Leaders in Founding Startup Teams

We are thrilled to be hosting Dallas’ first Startup Weekend Women’s Edition, as part of the Up Global Editions Month presented by Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

Our goal is to encourage and inspire more female leaders in startup teams and to connect more women to the vast number of resources and mentors available in our startup community. That’s why we want you to be of this weekend and join some of the most talented and entrepreneurial-minded women across the North Texas region.

Price: $99


Chicago Innovation Lab

May 19 – 20, 2015

UCP Life Labs will bring an intensive, two-day design challenge to Chicago May 19-20, 2015. The Innovation Lab will take place at the Microsoft Technology Center and be co-hosted by Smart Chicago, a civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through technology. A diversity of talent from a variety of fields will come together under the principles of universal design to dream up the next big idea for people with disabilities. Designers, engineers, and health care professionals are all encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives to the process. The event will end with teams pitching their prototypes to a panel of judges.

Price: Free

Source: StartupDigest