Featured in Techmeme’s List of Nationally-Significant Tech Conferences

With more than 45 events since 2013, TechFire has been recognized in Techmeme’s list of nationally significant tech conferences. Our events feature high-profile founders, leading VCs, and senior executives from blue-chip giants.

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Nationally Broadcast Events

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.

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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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Featured in Techmeme's list of nationally & internationally significant tech events, TechFire has hosted more than 45 events featuring titans of tech, from high-profile founders to leading VCs and senior executives from blue chip giants.

From talks by 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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Spring 2019 Conference:
What’s Next for Tech, the Economy, and Mobility

In partnership with our sponsors Accenture, Fenwick, Spin (Ford), and SCAG, our Spring 2019 summit, at USC’s Institute for Creative Technology in Playa Vista, featured a jam packed agenda looking at the forces shaping tech, the economic outlook, and the future of mobility. For more information, visit

The Micromobility Revolution

In partnership with our sponsor Lyft, we convened a “scooter summit” hosted by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office atop L.A. City Hall keynoted by Obama’s US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx (now Chief Public Policy Officer at Lyft). For more information, visit

Summit on the Self-Driving Car Revolution

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


DLA Piper & TechFire Present:

In June 2019, we partnered with DLA Piper for an event with CAA’s Michael Yanover, moderated by DLA Piper’s Patrick Anding. Details.

L.A. Fireside Chat & Event Series Sponsored by WSGR

Since 2014 we have been honored to partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as presenting sponsor for more than twenty events in Los Angeles.

Recent Highlights:

Starting in 2014 and for several years, we hosted fireside chats with leading venture capitalists and founders, then in 2017 we evolved the fireside chat series into a new series of thematic events, called the Road to Series A, designed to help founders prepare build and grow their startups, from scratch, to Series A funding. Each 2017 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.

We have a long history of events, going back to 2014. For just some of these events, visit our profile on Eventbrite


Burbank Event Series
in Partnership with the City of Burbank

Since 2015, we have proudly partnered with The City of Burbank, to present Burbank Tech Talks and Burbank Tech Summits:


Events in Partnership with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority:

TechFire and the Fairfax County [Virginia] Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) have partnered together to present events in 2018 and 2019 in Los Angeles. Thanks to Microsoft for hosting our events at Microsoft Technology Center Los Angeles (in Playa Vista)!



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:





“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)


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