The startup conference for the greatest hustlers in tech.

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Hustle Con

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August 1st, 2014

Starting at 8:00 AM


San Francisco, CA

The Brava Theater

You don’t have to know how to code to be an just have to know how to hustle.

Lets face it...everyone knows if you want to start a successful startup you NEED tons of coding experience...



Rick Marini founded Tickle, one of the world's largest social media websites, in 1999. He sold it just 8 years later for $100 million. And guess what? Rick doesn’t know a lick about coding. Yeah, that’s right, Rick Marini, the founder of multiple successful startups like Tickle and Branch Out isn’t an engineer. And he’s not alone.

Tom Montgomery founded Chubbies, a crazy successful clothing startup. Gabe Luna-Ostaseski bootstrapped his startup to $25 million in annual revenue. And Hiten Shah founded both Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. Did they know how to code? Nope.

What's Hustle Con?

Hustle Con is a conference focused on nontechnical startupers. We like to call these people hustlers. They’re the type of person who’s scrappy, shamelessly resourceful and frighteningly ambitious. The type of person who gets stuff done...even if they don’t know how to code. Hustle Con is about learning the specific skills and tactics needed to start and grow your startup from successful founders.

Sales, marketing, growth, rapid prototyping, brand building and more. Hustle Con covers it all. And we’re bringing in founders from the hottest startups to tell you how they did it and to give you specific and actionable tactics to get it done yourself.

Whether you work at a startup or run your own business, if you wanna learn real, tactical skills to grow your company and join a strong community of hustlers and do-ers, then this event is for you.

Our speakers are founders of proven startups.

We don’t have vice presidents, early employees, or community managers speaking at Hustle’ll be learning tactical advice directly from the folks who created the company from the ground up.


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Who should attend Hustle Con?

Wantrepreneurs: If you've been itching to start a tech company but aren't sure where to start, this conference is for you. You could still be working a full-time job. Or you could have just jumped in. In either case, the tactical nature of this conference will get you off to a solid start. This conference is most useful to non-technical entrepreneurs who really want to make progress on their startups without programming.

Entrepreneurs: You've already started a company? Good job. Come to Hustle Con and learn how to grow that bad boy. We're bringing the best founders in Silicon Valley to teach you how to do it. You'll learn specific tactics to go from idea to something amazing.

Intrapreneurs: Being an entrepreneur means taking initiative and action, regardless if you're an employee at a start up or run your own. And working at a startup means wearing many hats to get stuff done. Come to Hustle Con if you wanna sharpen your sales, marketing, and growth hacking skills. Whether you're a programmer who wants to learn about the business side of startups or a sales person who wants to become a master - Hustle Con is for you.

What will I learn at Hustle Con?

- How to build a minimum viable product without knowing how to code
- Going from 0 to $25M+ in online sales
- How to build an audience without a product
- How to presell a product (before you build it)
- How to create a brand that people LOVE!
- How to write copy that sells
-How to grow your site from 0 to 2,000,000 monthly users
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Event Schedule

Awesome sessions

This is when we'll get down to business.

Hosted at the beautiful Brava Theater in San Francisco

What people are saying about HustleCon

"Hustle Con reassured me that I can make it as a non-techie founder."
Tasha Choi
Founder of

"My experience at Hustle Con last year can be summed up in one word: badass. I learned a ton of actionable tactics but even better met some amazing people. I'll be back for sure."
Hung Pham
Workshop Leader at Lean Start Up Machine

"I loved speaking at Hustle Con. It was such an awesome event!"
Kris Duggan
Founder of Badgeville

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Hang and learn from the greatest hustlers in tech

Last year's event sold out in weeks so we doubled the venue size this year (seats 350). However, tickets WILL sell out this year and space is limited so be sure to buy your tickets now before tickets prices go up or run out!


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Hustle Con FAQ’s

Is there free parking?

Yes, the Brava Theater has a remote lot. Directions will be sent after you buy a ticket.

Do you have an online community?

Funny you should ask that. Why yes, we do. Each attendee will have access to our private online community so you can keep in touch, share ideas, and hold each other accountable.

What do I get with one ticket?

Each ticket includes: breakfast, lunch, conference attendance, a free 3 month pass to Front Row by General Assembly ($150 value), free access to Growth Hacking: Learn by Doing course by GrowHack, access to the after party (location will announced once you buy your ticket), and access to the online community.

How many tickets are for sale?

The venue seats 350 people. Last year we sold out weeks before the event and there’s a 99% chance we’ll sell out again this year.

How can I get my boss and/or company to pay for me?

Just use our Boss Excuse letter.

Who should attend?

This conference is for you if: you want to start a startup soon, you already have a business that you want to grow, you work for a startup and want to sharpen your skill set, or you love hanging out with inspiring and fun people (and you love kittens). In any case, if you want to learn tactical and actionable advice and join an amazing community then Hustle Con if for you.

I’m a programmer...should I still come?

Yes! If you know how to program but want to learn about the business side of startups then the tactical advice at Hustle Con will really help your startup succeed.

Do I need to bring an ID?

Heck yes. We will be checking your ID.

Do I need to bring a print-out of the ticket I purchased?

Yes, please do.

Will you sell tickets at the door?


Are tickets refundable or transferrable?

Nope and nope.

How can I contact the Hustle Con team?

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