12 Must-See San Francisco Startup Events in 2024

Discover the top 13 startup events in San Francisco, including event dates, locations, venues, prices, and more.

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We’ve curated a list of top startup events in San Francisco in 2024, complete with all the essential event details, like dates, locations, and prices, to help you make the right decision.

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12 Unmissable Startup Events in San Francisco 2024

From a pitch event to a hackathon, San Francisco’s startup events offer invaluable platforms for early stage startups to showcase their ideas, gain exposure, and build investor relationships.

Let’s check out some essential and insightful upcoming startup events in San Francisco:

1. AngelShark: Startups Pitch to Investors

AngelShark presents a live event where startups showcase their ideas to potential investors. 

Experience firsthand the excitement of startup pitching and connect with fellow innovators. The schedule also includes a networking session.

  • When: Regularly occurring
  • Where: Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
  • Cost: Starting from $19 to attend and $199 to present

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angelshark-startups-pitch-to-investors-tickets-795844471237

2. Agile & Scrum 1-Day Training

This one-day Agile & Scrum training course provides participants with practical skills and techniques from methods like Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, and Feature Driven Development.

Taught by experienced Agile practitioners, the course emphasizes real-world applications and a comprehensive understanding of Agile principles.

Ideal roles for attendees include Business Analysts, Project Managers, Software Engineers, and QA Engineers.

  • When: Every first Wednesday of the Month
  • Where: Register for more information, San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
  • Cost: Starting from $595

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agile-scrum-1-day-training-in-san-francisco-ca-tickets-809707395617?aff=ebdssbcategorybrowse 

3. Monthly Startup, Tech & Business Networking San Francisco

This monthly event in San Francisco gathers experts in Technology, IT, and AI, alongside entrepreneurs and investors.

It’s a platform to discuss achievements and challenges and foster new connections for collaborative growth.

Additionally, startup founders can purchase a pitching ticket to give a three-minute presentation, followed by an audience Q&A. This can help you hone your skills and even find funding.

  • When: Monthly on the last Wednesday of the month; Next event — 19th June 2024
  • Where: The Marker San Francisco, 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
  • Cost: Starting from $15.90 to attend and $49.90 to pitch

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monthly-startup-tech-business-networking-san-francisco-tickets-861656697377 

4. AIM 2024

The AIM conference offers a unique opportunity for professionals and researchers to explore the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 

Businesses can gain insights from leading experts, network with diverse peers, and participate in interactive workshops to enhance practical skills.

The conference also features inspiring keynote sessions and the showcasing of innovative research projects.

  • When: 10th to 12th June, 2024
  • Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, San Francisco Airport, Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010, United States.
  • Cost: In-person tickets cost between $699 and $1,099

Registration link: https://artificialintelligence-conference.com/registration_form

5. Women Impact Tech San Francisco

Women Impact Tech San Francisco 2024 is a gathering of inspiring women in tech, offering learning opportunities, community building, and career advancement.

It provides a supportive community where women can share experiences and challenges. Additionally, attendees can explore career opportunities with progressive companies committed to diversity and inclusion.

The event aims to empower women in technology, fostering collaboration, professional growth, and belonging.

  • When: 11th July 2024
  • Where: Convene, 100 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Cost: $399

Registration link: https://events.bizzabo.com/487338 

6. Startup Grind Summer Soiree

This exclusive Summer Soiree networking event, organized by Startup Grind, is set in a luxurious Woodside mansion in Silicon Valley. It offers a unique opportunity for startup founders, investors, and Silicon Valley leaders to connect.

This invite-only event will include networking opportunities, inspiring talks on innovation and entrepreneurship, and a luxurious ambiance with champagne and meaningful conversations.

  • When:16th August, 2024
  • Where: TBC, Woodside, 94062 San Francisco, California, United States
  • Cost: Starting from $50 (Invite only) 

Registration link: https://airtable.com/appQk3fM8t3nTh3WW/shr1vtnh9ZfakmPwF 

7. Product-Led Summit San Francisco

The Product-Led Summit convenes top global product leaders to discuss their best practices, challenges, and experiences.

Key subjects covered include growth strategies, product-led approaches, agile discovery processes, AI utilization, and team dynamic optimization.

Over the course of two days, participants will engage in networking, educational sessions, and discussions designed to drive product-led growth and acquire a strategic advantage through the latest innovations and technologies.

  • When: 4th to 5th September 2024
  • Where: Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, 94103 San Francisco, United States
  • Cost: $1095pp or $895pp for groups of three or more

Registration Link: https://world.productledalliance.com/location/sanfrancisco/register 

8. SaaStr Annual 2024

The SaaStr Annual 2024 – one of the biggest global SaaS events – brings together SaaS professionals, including founders, CEOs, investors, and industry experts, for networking, learning, and collaboration. 

Attendees can participate in keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and networking sessions. 

The event covers various topics related to building, scaling, and optimizing SaaS businesses, making it a valuable experience for an entrepreneur or anyone in the SaaS industry.

  • When: 10th to 12th September, 2024
  • Where: San Mateo County Events Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403, United States
  • Cost: Early bird tickets are available for startups starting from $1,149pp or $799pp for groups of three or more.

Registration link: https://www.saastrannual2024.com/buy-tickets

9. Startup Bootcamp Digital Trust + AI 2024

Swissnex Startup Bootcamp 2024 is a two-week long event for Swiss startups looking to establish themselves in the US. It features toolbox sessions, networking events, demo nights, and more.

The event provides startups with vital advice for international growth that helps boost their visibility and sets a strong foundation for success in the US market.

  • When: 9th to 20th September, 2024
  • Where: Swissnex, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Cost: Free (You must apply for an invitation)

Registration link: https://swissnex.org/sanfrancisco/startups/

10. Startup World Cup Grand Finale 2024

The Startup World Cup, by Pegasus Tech Ventures, is a global startup competition with a $1 million prize. The winner is set to be announced at the grand finale event in San Francisco.

Whether you apply to participate in the competition or attend as a spectator, this is a star-studded event you don’t want to miss. Its past speaker list has featured top names from Shark Tank, Tesla, Adobe, Netflix, Apple, and many more.

  • When: 4th October 2024, 9am – 6pm PDT
  • Where: Hilton Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
  • Cost: $490.00pp (+$21.65 Fee)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-world-cup-grand-finale-2024-tickets-794886887077?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

11. Small Business Expo

The Small Business Expo is the largest B2B trade show, conference, and networking event in North America for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and startups.

Attendees can benefit from free workshops, stage presentations, and keynote speakers discussing various hot topics. 

Participants also have the flexibility to attend multiple sessions, gaining valuable insights that contribute to their overall business development.

  • When: 10th October, 2024 | 10 am to 5:00 pm PST
  • Where: South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080, United States 
  • Cost: Free 

Registration link: https://www.thesmallbusinessexpo.com/city/san-francisco/

12. Bay Area Cyber Leadership Conference

The Bay Area Cyber Leadership Conference is an all-day, in-person master class focused on key aspects of cybersecurity. Participants will delve into AI security, data breach response, and cyber entrepreneurship, then unwind with an evening networking session.

Those in the cyber startup community should attend to gain practical tools, tips, and connections to enhance their cybersecurity journey and develop strong security leadership skills. 

  • When: 26th October 2024
  • Where: Fremont Downtown Event Center, 3500 Capitol Avenue Fremont, CA 94538 United States
  • Cost: General admission tickets are $1,200pp (+$82.33 Fee)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-cyber-leadership-conference-tickets-910862332757?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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