The Can’t Miss SaaS Events We’re Attending (and Hosting) This Fall

August 22, 2023

We’ll update this list periodically throughout the fall so be sure to bookmark this post so you can check back for more must-attend events.

As summer winds down, the fall event season is kicking into high gear. But with so many conferences on offer, it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s happening and harder still to pick where to spend your time (and budget). That’s why I’ve curated the best of the best SaaS events to attend this fall – including a few we’ll be hosting both in person and online.

See you there!

*An OpenView event / participation.

📆 August

*August 24: How to Layer Sales into Your PLG Motion
Are you at an inflection point in your growth? Do you need to figure out how to scale up your business? Join OpenView OIR, Chris de Vylder, Chief Revenue Officer at Sentry, to discuss tips for layering sales into a PLG motion to drive growth. Reach out to [email protected] to register to attend.

📆 September

September 5 – 8: INBOUND 2023
With the energy of an incubator and the intel of an accelerator, INBOUND takes the best of our work — the culture, the innovation, the creativity — and propels it forward for the collective good. It’s where careers take off, businesses begin to scale, and community changes us for the better. Learn more and register here.

*September 6 – 8: SaaStrAnnual
Join 12,500 Cloud and SaaS Founders, VCs, and Execs. Outdoors, festival style! The 9th SaaStr Annual: 3 full days, 100’s of workshops, and 1000s of Mentoring sessions— all to help you scale faster. Learn more and register here.

As a part of SaaStr, we’re hosting a happy hour with OV portfolio company Voiceflow. On September 6 from 4 – 6 PM at Pinstripes in Sam Mateo, you can meet and mingle with fellow founders and operators to recap the day’s sessions over bowling, beverages and bites. To join us at the event, register here.

*September 12: Mastermind: Build Community as a Competitive Advantage
Today, users are the brands, and people respond to people. Build a community around your product, offering users connection, belonging, and inspiration. Discover community-driven PLG strategies for unrivaled success from Olivia Nottebohm, former CRO at Notion. Learn more and register here.

September 12 – 14: Dreamforce 2023
AI-powered innovation. Faster data-driven decisions. Smarter CRM. Meet the future of business. And feel the magic of Dreamforce. Learn more and register here.

*September 13: Growth Lounge
We’re curating an exclusive advisor/founder speed dating session – a space for curated 1:1 connections between founders and advisors of all different functions. To ask about availability, reach out to [email protected].

*September 19th: NYC Founder // Operator Dinner
Join OpenView for an intimate founder and operator dinner. Reach out to me at [email protected] if you’ll be in the city and would like to catch up.

September 19 – 21: TechCrunch Disrupt 2023
Disrupt — the original startup conference — stays fresh, relevant and focused on founders, investors, and the future of tech year after year. Whether you’re a startup rookie learning the ropes, a seasoned investor searching for the next big thing, or a founder hell-bent on changing the world – Disrupt delivers the tools, knowledge, and connections to help you make it happen. Learn more and register here.

*September 18 – 22 21: Denver Startup Week
Built by the community for the community, Denver Startup week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver and is the largest free event of its kind. In 2023, we’re back together in person to celebrate a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Denver and beyond, showcasing and building a global culture of innovation. Learn more and register here.

As part of Denver Startup Week, we’re hosting an exclusive Founder Dinner on September 21 in partnership with Matchstick and SVB. Reach out to [email protected] for more details. And you can join us the next day on September 22 for a panel discussion featuring OpenView VP Erika Nash on Dissecting a Successful Pitch Deck.

📆 October

October 2 – 4: Business of Software
An annual, multi-day, single-track conference for founders, CXOs, and emerging leaders in software companies from around the world. This year we invite you into a new ecosystem and new experience as we take BoS to a new location – Raleigh North Carolina -with a host of new speakers, new ideas, exclusive new talks, and the support and care we’ve put into every conference since we started in 2007. Learn more and register here.

*October 16 – 18: SaaStock
Join over 6000 SaaS Founders, Investors, Operators & more. Build, learn, network and have One Hell of a Good Time! And don’t miss Kyle Poyar’s fireside chat on the latest SaaS benchmarks report on October 17 with Paddle. Learn more and register here.

📆 November

November 2 – 3: HOTSAUCE
HOTSAUCE is for product, marketing, and ecommerce people interested in bringing digital experience insights to life. Get 20% off your ticket when you register with Kyle’s link here.

*November 15 – 16: SaaS North
Since 2016, SAAS NORTH has been recognized as THE Canadian hub for rapidly-scaling SaaS founders and their teams. Don’t miss Kyle’s keynote on product-led growth! Learn more and register here.

November 27: AWS re:Invent 2023
Come together with cloud enthusiasts from around the world to hear the latest cloud industry innovations, meet with AWS experts, have fun, and build connections. You’ll gain skills and expertise that would take weeks or months to learn at home. Learn more and register here.

Hosting an event we missed? Reach out and we just might include it on our list. And remember, we’ll be updating this post periodically throughout the fall so check back for updates!

Partner at OpenView

Casey leads the end-to-end strategy & programming for OpenView’s network of industry experts, advisors & corporate partners. Her role is focused on creating connections between founders & their teams and the partners, advisors, board members & events they need to reach their goals. Additionally, she manages the OpenView portfolio peer networks and hosts the #WeeklyWalk series.