What: After publishing the zebra manifesto we heard from thousands of people interested in attending our conference. We decided to take a step back and host a smaller gathering of 150 people, DazzleCon 2017 (a group of zebras is called a dazzle!). This event, with speakers and workshops, will see to answer these questions:
- What is our collective definition of a zebra?
- How do we define zebra culture, ethics, and the problems they solve?
- What do zebra companies need to succeed?
- How are zebras funded, and what funding must we create to support them?
When: The late afternoon of Wednesday, November 15 through mid-day on Friday, November 17 in beautiful Portland, Oregon hosted at the Left Bank Annex and Uncorked Studios.
Who: We invite post-revenue founders who identify with the zebra ethos; have a product in market; and face capital challenges apply to join us. We also encourage foundations or investors actively seeking to create new financing instruments to apply.
Application Process: We are accepting applications from July 11 to August 31, 2017. Attendees will be invited to register on a rolling basis. The cost is $395. Late registration acceptance, after August 31, is $450. Limited scholarships are available. We'll be hosting a larger, public gathering in 2018. Applicants not selected will receive early-bird access to this event.
Sponsorship: DazzleCon is proudly supported by the Knight Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, #Angels, JLL
Artha Investing for Impact and Catalyst Law. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download our summary.
Dress Code: Stripes, naturally.