DazzleCon 2017

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 AnnexUncorked Studios, and The Evergreen.

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: Attendees will be invited to register on a rolling basis. The cost 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. Tickets to DazzleCon '17 are sold out. Check back for news about 2018!

Sponsorship: DazzleCon is proudly supported by the following companies:

Brad Feld & Amy Batchelor


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download our summary

Scholarships: Many of our founders do not have the capital to attend DazzleCon on their own. We are supported by the following companies and individuals who donated to the Zebra Scholarship Fund so that these companies could attend.

Diamond & Branch


Able Endeavors

Julie Harrelson/Cascade Angels