Recently IPO’d Unicorns Join Traction Conf Vancouver on August 9th

Traction on Demand

Vancouver, BC — March 14, 2018: Launch Academy and Boast Capital are excited to announce that Traction Conf is coming back to Vancouver on August 9 at the brand new JW Marriott Parq Hotel and Casino.

The theme for Traction Conf 2018 is ‘Scaling Up’. Business leaders will share their challenges and learnings from scaling their companies to $100M+ in revenue, acquisition, and IPO. This year Traction is bringing speakers representing different business functions from Founders and CEOs to Operations, HR, Product, Engineering, Sales, and Marketing in order to cover the different facets of scaling up.

Traction has quickly become one of the most anticipated events for consistently bringing a solid lineup of founders and growth leaders from the fastest growing companies delivering short rapid fire talks with actionable insights that attendees can implement in their businesses right away.

The speaker lineup includes founders and CEOs of companies that recently went public at multi-billion dollar market caps, such as Mulesoft, SendGrid, and The Trade Desk to name a few. New speakers will be announced every two weeks.

● Ross Mason, Founder, MuleSoft
● Sameer Dholakia, CEO, SendGrid
● Jeff Green, CEO, The Trade Desk
● Laura Behrens Wu, CEO, Shippo
● Karen Peacock, COO, Intercom
● Sarah Jones Simmer, COO, Bumble
● Mike Mcderment, CEO, Freshbooks
● Max Lytvyn, Founder, Grammarly
● Jason Warner, SVP Technology, GitHub
● Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer, Box
● RobsonGrieve, CMO, New Relic
● David Mausolf, VP Acquisition Marketing, 20th Century Fox

The conference will kick off with an Opening Reception and an invite only CEO Summit on Wednesday, August 8, followed by the main conference and closing reception on August 9.

A limited number of Early Bird tickets are on sale for $449 each until March 31. Past conference have sold out a month ahead of schedule. Grab your ticket before the conference is completely sold out:

About Traction
Traction Conf is a movement that brings founders, c-suite and growth leaders from the fastest growing tech companies to share their learnings on how to get, keep and grow customers and users at scale. For more information visit:

About Launch Academy
Launch Academy is a tech incubator that provides the mentorship, resources, network and environment entrepreneurs need to accelerate their journey from idea to traction.

Since 2012, Launch Academy has incubated over 500 companies that have collectively raised over $150 million and created more than 1000 jobs. As a nonprofit leader that’s focused on community impact, Launch Academy aims to train and support more than 100,000 entrepreneurs by 2025. For more information visit:

About Boast Capital
Boast Capital is a team of engineers and finance professionals with over 20 years experience helping companies in the U.S. and Canada successfully claim and maximize R&D tax credits. For more information visit:

Media Contact
Ray Walia, CEO, Launch Academy