ScaleUp 2023

05/10/2023 8:30 am – 1:30 pm CST

@ 1871 + Virtual

  • Corporate
  • Growth Stage

Our 6th Annual ScaleUp includes a half day of programming centered on how to scale, grow, and lead a company in today’s ever-changing tech and geo-political world.

Event Start Date:
September 25, 2023
Event End Date:
September 25, 2023
Event Venue:

Fuel to grow your business or team!

Level up with content & network with your peer group  at our 6th Annual ScaleUp. 

Programming designed for

Companies and individuals within the following groups:


Corporate innovators



See details on cost to attend!

1871 members

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8:30 AM | Coffee Connect & Networking

9:00 AM | Opening Remarks

Betsy Ziegler
Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871

9:10 AM | Fireside Chat

Artificial Intelligence: A Disruptive Force for Growth Companies

Andy Kofoid, President of Databricks

Betsy Ziegler

Betsy Ziegler, CEO at 1871

9:55 AM | Panel

Raising Capital in Today’s Market

Moderated by

Nick Solaro, General Partner, Drive Capital

Sonia Nagar, General Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Jason Felger, Partner & Head of Platform, Jump Capital

Dana Sun, Senior Associate, OCA Ventures

10:40 AM | Panel

Managing & Growing a Global Workforce


Julianne Cox, VP of Business Development, Invest Northern Ireland


James Taylor, CEO, Launchways

Willemijn Schneyder, CEO & Founder, Swipe Guide

Cass Baker, President & COO, GainShare

11:25 AM | Panel

Governance: Insights from Board Members of Growth Companies ​


Marc Shiffman, Former President & CEO, SMS Assist


Garry Cooper

Garry Cooper, CEO & Co-Founder, Rheaply

Jeremie Bacon, Co-Founder, The Forge

Coco Meers, CEO & Co-Founder, Equilibria

12:20 PM | Keynote

Andy Dunn


American entrepreneur, investor, author, and startup enthusiast. 10+ years at Bonobos, 💰founding Red Swan Ventures and helping back up over 100+ startups, and even putting his personal experience into words in his memoir, Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind. 📕

1:00 PM | Closing remarks

Lisa Laws, COO, 1871

1:05 PM | Lunch & Networking