TechFire:
Accelerating
the Future

From TechFire's Summit on the Self-Driving Car Revolution, to 30+ 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 (CEO, Aurora Innovation / 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 events in Los Angeles have attracted 4400+ 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 around the world, 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 continuing our Westside Los Angeles series sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and expanding upon our Burbank Tech Talks series with a second Burbank Tech Summit, in partnership with the City of Burbank.  Plus much more to be announced. 

TechFire's core fireside chats & event series, Presented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati:

Since 2014, our fireside chat series sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been TechFire's most popular event series. And in 2017, in partnership with WSGR, 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.

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Burbank Tech Talks:
We're thrilled to be continuing our partnership with The City of Burbank, continuing our Burbank Tech Talks series in Spring 2018, and also organizing another Burbank Tech Summit. Details coming soon.   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 the year!  

 

A SAMPLING OF EARLIER PAST EVENTS:

Dec. 1, 2016 at Google LA in Venice: 

Fireside Chat with Kleiner Perkins partner Eric Feng, who was the founding CTO of Hulu, CTO of Flipboard. For full details go to ericfeng.eventbrite.com. Moderated by Rob Kornegay, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR).

Special thanks to WSGR for also serving as our presenting sponsor for our L.A. fireside chat series.  

 

Dec. 7, 2016 in Burbank: 

Our final Burbank Tech Talks of the year, featuring Applied Minds Co-Founder Bran Ferren, and  Mucker Capital & MuckerLab co-founder Erik Rannala. Visit burbanktechtalks-dec2016.eventbrite.com for details. Moderated by TechFire CEO David Murphy. Special thanks to our partner, the City of Burbank, which is making this event possible. 

 

WHO WE ARE: TechFire is a leading producer of tech conferences and events featuring titans of tech. Our 25+ events since 2014 have attracted 4400+ registrants. We host fireside chats and tech conferences (TechFire Ignite Summit 2014 at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and TechFire Ignite Summit 2015 in Santa Monica), as well as consult on private label events such as a Wharton SF/WSGR reception and the 2015 Burbank Tech Summit and 2016 Burbank Tech Talks series. TechFire thanks all of our sponsors since 2014, especially Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Deloitte, EY, CBRE, and the City of Burbank. Follow TechFire CEO David C. Murphy at @DavidCMurphy.   Click here to learn more about TechFire.


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


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 & 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.