Dates: Aug 7, 2019 to Aug 8, 2019
Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Traction Conference, co-hosted by Launch Academy, Boast.AI and Microsoft for Startups, will feature more than 40 sessions from founders and leaders at the fastest-growing companies such as Red Hat, Shopify, Atlassian, HubSpot, Mailchimp, Zendesk, SurveyMonkey, Zapier, Duolingo, MongoDB, Kabbage and several others where they will be sharing the strategies they used to grow their companies.


Day 1 on August 7 features four tactical deep-dive tracks with experts, including Product Summit, Growth Summit, C-Suite Summit, and the newest addition, Fundraising Summit.


The Traction Fundraising Summit will be led by Justin Kan, who previously co-founded and sold Twitch to Amazon for almost a billion dollars and was also a partner at Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator, before starting legal tech company Atrium.


Justin Kan has raised $150 million for his own companies from leading investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock and First Round Capital. Now, just two years into his current venture, Atrium, the tech-enabled law firm for high-growth companies, Kan and his team have helped their clients raise a billion dollars in funding.


The Fundraising Summit will include talks on fundraising best practices, pitch coaching, legal negotiation tips and office hours with investors to help startups raise their next round of capital faster at the most favorable terms.


The four summits on August 7 conclude with an opening reception at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.


Day 2 on August 8 features founders and c-suite from multibillion-dollar companies sharing their growth secrets over rapid-fire keynotes and fireside chats. August 8 concludes with a closing reception at the JW Marriott Parq.