TechFire:
Accelerating
the Future

From TechFire's Summit on the Self-Driving Car Revolution, to 35+ other programs and events since 2013, and a thriving consulting practice, it's no wonder TechFire has been recognized in Techmeme's list of nationally & internationally significant tech events.

 
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The Self-Driving Car Revolution

TechFire recently hosted many of the nation's top self-driving car leaders, from Chris Urmson (Co-Founder & CEO, Aurora / former Director, Google Self-Driving Car Project), to Heidi King (head of NHTSA), for a summit that was broadcast on national TV.

Watch the summit on C-SPAN ➝

 

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Events with Titans of Tech

TechFire's has done more than 30 events since 2013, featuring high-profile founders, leading VCs, and senior executives from blue-chip giants.

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Consulting

TechFire is trusted by governments and leading companies to develop and implement tech economic development strategies, and to organize events with titans of tech. Pictured: London Deputy Mayor for Business Rajesh Agarwal (left) with TechFire CEO David Murphy (right).

Clients include the City of Burbank, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, and more.

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Request invites

Featured in Techmeme's list of nationally & internationally significant tech events, TechFire has hosted more than 30 events featuring titans of tech, from high-profile founders to leading VCs and senior executives from blue chip giants.

Our 35 events in Los Angeles have attracted 6600+ registrants.  From conferences featuring leading VCs and founders from Silicon Valley and San Francisco, to intimate fireside chats hosted by companies like Google, our events provide a great chance to network with tech leaders and to hear from some of the biggest names in the startup world.  We partner with Fortune 500 companies and leading brands who sponsor our events, and TechFire also consults for governments, helping them build thriving startup ecosystems.

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Summit on the Self-Driving Car Revolution

Thanks to everyone who attended our standing-room only summit on the Self-Driving Car Revolution on Dec. 1, 2017, and to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office for generously hosting the event atop Los Angeles City Hall. The event was recently broadcast on national TV, on C-SPAN -- view the video here.   For more information about the summit, see selfdrivingrevolution.eventbrite.com.

 

Upcoming  Events:

We have a jam packed lineup coming in 2018, including another Westside Los Angeles event in our series sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and our Burbank series in partnership with the City of Burbank.  Plus much more to be announced. 

 

Spring 2018 Event Presented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Since 2014, our series of more than twenty fireside chats and panels sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been TechFire's most popular event series. Stay tuned for details of the next event coming soon. Sign up to receive an invitation to future events when details are announced.

A bit of history: after years of fireside chat events, in 2017 we launched a new series of events, called the Road to Series A, designed to help founders prepare build and grow their startups, from scratch, to Series A funding.  Each event focused around a different topic.   In December, we focused on Building a Team.   Before that, on September 13, we talked growth strategies, featuring Greylock Partners' Casey Winters, an advisor to Airbnb, Reddit, Tinder, Eventbrite and other leading companies, and the former Growth Lead for Pinterest. On July 26, we focused on seed funding, and on April 19 at Google LA we looked at  product/market fit.

 

Burbank Tech Talks:
April's event is on April 26, featuring a discussion on the future of internet privacy. RSVP.

We're thrilled to be continuing our partnership with The City of Burbank, continuing our Burbank Tech Talks series in Spring 2018. Thanks to the 400+ people who registered for March's Burbank Tech Summit, and stay tuned for info on upcoming Burbank Tech Talks events.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Fall 2018 series of Burbank Tech Talks. December's event on the Future of Tech featured CAA's Michael Yanover, our November event was on the Future of Work with an all-star panel from PwC, WeWork and Uber, our October event featured a local Burbank tech success story, and our September 27 event featured a look at legal issues for startups

Earlier 2017 events included: July 18 with Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, for Warner Bros. Entertainment. Gewecke oversees global Strategy, Corporate Development and Technology functions for Warner Bros. Entertainment, one of the world's largest producers and distributors of film, television and video games, with more than $12 billion in annual revenue. And thanks to everyone who joined us on April 25May 31, and June 28 for the first three Burbank Tech Talks of 2017!  

 

 

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA):
TechFire and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) have partnered together to present an event on cybersecurity, big data, and expansion opportunities to Fairfax County, Virginia. Join us at Microsoft Technology Center Los Angeles (in Playa Vista) on May 2: RSVP.

 


SPEAKERS

Featuring founders, CEOs, and executives from some of the hottest startups around, and VCs from Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firms, and more.  The following is a just a partial list of some of our past speakers:


ATTENDEES

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PHOTOS OF PAST EVENTS


WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

“Truly impressed…  Excellent job”

    — Blake Mirkin, Executive Vice President, CBRE (the world’s biggest commercial real estate services firm, and a TechFire sponsor for 5 events)
 

“GREAT EVENT.… biggest one for the tech outreach group this whole year.” 

      — Mark Thomas, Product Manager, Google (Google has hosted many of TechFire's events)

 

"Thanks for making the event a big success!  Great work attracting high-caliber speakers from Silicon Valley and SoCal, and drawing in a big crowd”

    — Mark Scott, City Manager, City of Burbank (hired TechFire to organize & host a tech summit)

 

 “Loved the energy in the room!

        — Eric Feng, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (speaker)


PRESS 

Featured in Techmeme's list of nationally– and internationally–significant tech events.


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Sponsorships Available

Learn how you can join our past sponsors like Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Deloitte, EY, and CBRE -- for sponsorship inquiries, email david@techfire.co.