Xconomy Sets Up Entrepreneurs’ Rate for Events—Starting with XSITE on June 17

5/13/10Follow @bbuderi

We here at Xconomy love startups (we’re one ourselves). We pride ourselves on writing great stories about great entrepreneurs and startup companies—and on showcasing interesting startups at our events. We also occasionally hold impromptu pizza parties here in our headquarters for entrepreneurs in the ‘hood. (And we’ll be doing one again soon.)

Now, thanks in part to some great feedback from entrepreneurs in our audience, we are taking things one step farther—by creating a “Startup Special” rate so that entrepreneurs and other employees of up-and-coming small companies can better afford to attend our events. We already offer steeply discounted tickets for students—and we were a charter member of the Stay in MA program run by Flybridge Capital Partners to provide scholarships for students to attend our events. But it has occurred to us that we need to do something similar for startup employees. We want to make it easier for them, too, to learn from the insights and lessons shared by our speakers, and to take part in the networking sessions that are a part of every event we hold.

We’re introducing this new Startup Special rate with XSITE, the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, our full-day innovation extravaganza that will take place at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, on June 17. The full price for this event is $595, and the early bird price, which ends a week from today on May 20, is $395. But we have set the Startup Special rate at just $195.

We think this is a great, and fair, price for such an extraordinary day showcasing innovation in New England and beyond. Keynote speakers will include Peter Diamandis, founder, chairman, and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, as well as Rod Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and now Heartland Robotics; legendary Ethernet inventor and venture capitalist Bob Metcalfe; Peter Hecht, CEO of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (one of the year’s most successful IPOs); and Richard Pops, chairman and CEO of Alkermes. They will be joined by close to 40 other speakers from public companies and startups alike. And we’ll cap everything off with our startup Xpo, where a dozen cool startups will strut their stuff and the audience will choose the winners—followed, of course, by said networking party!

To qualify for the Startup Special, you need to be an employee of a company that’s less than 3 years old and has 20 or fewer employees. It’s all on the honor system—we trust you. Register here.


Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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