SaaStr is well-known for its series of annual events and 2021 promises to be no different. The first remote conference on the list is SaaStr Build, for founders and executives who want to get their hands dirty and learn practical tips to grow their brand.

If you’re thinking of kicking off the new year on a high note by attending SaaStr Build, read on to find out everything you need to know.

What is SaaStr Build?

SaaStr Build is a two-day event that brings together the best minds and biggest players in the SaaS industry. This year it will be held virtually on March 9-10.

The conference is brought to you by SaaStr, the largest community of SaaS founders and executives in the world and promises an action-packed itinerary that will leave you smarter and more motivated to grow your SaaS brand in the new year. 

What’s In Store For Those Who Attend?

Over two days, SaaStr Build will equip you with the knowledge and actionable tactics you need to scale your business, team and revenue. You’ll be joined by 25,000 leaders from the SaaS community, hearing from over 50 speakers and taking part in 75 breakout sessions 

Keynote Speeches

Do you want to hear from the best in the SaaS industry? Then you’ve come to the right place. SaaStr brings a series of lecturers and keynote speeches from the CEOs, CMOs and CTOs of some of the biggest SaaS companies in the world. They’ll be tackling big picture topics and the everyday challenges of running and growing a SaaS company. Pick and choose who you listen to or tune in to them all; the choice is yours. 

Tactical Sessions

SaaStr Build gets into the gritty detail of running a software business through live tactical sessions. There’s no irrelevant panelists or sponsored content — just detailed advice to help you run and grow your business. 


Two days of keynote speeches can be overwhelming when you don’t have the chance to interact with thought leaders. That’s why SaaStr Build is running a series of roundtables and other small meetings to let attendees pick the brains of some of the brightest minds in the industry. These discussions will give attendees the opportunity to discuss the biggest challenges facing the industry and ask the experts anything they want in engaging AMAs.

Networking Events

What’s a conference without networking opportunities? Even though SaaStr Build is a remote conference, there are still plenty of opportunities to network over the course of the two days. That’s because there are going to be thousands of one-on-one breakout sessions running parallel to the main events. These sessions promise to be even better than the coffee and breakout sessions common at regular conferences. Instead, you’ll get the chance to chat personally and in detail with a fellow SaaS professional, with whom you can share insights, talk shop and pick up a lesson or two. 

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Who’s Speaking at SaaStr Build 2021?

SaaStr Build isn’t short of world-class speakers. Eight featured speakers have already been announced and more will come in the following weeks. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeff Lawson is the CEO of cloud communications platform Twilio, which lets web and mobile apps add messaging, voice and video chat.
  • Denise Persson is the CMO of Snowflake, a cloud data warehouse company.
  • Sid Sijbrandij is the cofounder and CEO of GitLab, an open-source Git repository.
  • Abadesi Osunsade is the founder and CEO of Hustle Crew, a career advancement community.
  • Roy Mann and Eran Zinman, cofounders of project management tool
  • Alexandr Wang is the CEO and cofounder of Scale, an AI development company. 
  • Miguel Carranza is the CTO and cofounder of RevenueCat, an end-to-end solution for in-app purchases and subscriptions.

What is SaaStr and What Else Do They Do?

SaaStr is the world’s largest community of SaaS professionals with over 600,000 members. Founded by Jason Lemkin, the company provides a wealth of training material, courses and investment capital to the SaaS industry. They even go as far as providing an online university for SaaS executives to level up their skills. 

SaaStr Build isn’t the only event SaaStr hosts, either. There are several regional conferences and plenty of events held throughout the year. These include SaaStr Enterprise on May 27, 2021, SaaStr Annual on September 28-29, 2021, and SaaStr Scale, a two-day event which will be held in December 2021.

If you love SaaStr Build, it won’t be long before you can attend another SaaStr event. 

How Much Does It Cost to Attend SaaStr Build 2021?

The best thing about SaaStr build? You don’t have to blow your budget to attend the conference. SaaStr Build is free to attend if you only want to watch five hand-picked keynote speeches. You’ll have access to live broadcasts and their subsequent replays, but you won’t be able to access any of the workshops or networking events.

If you want the full SaaStr Build experience, then an all-inclusive VIP pass for SaaS founders and executives costs just $99. This ticket gives you full access to all of the events we’ve outlined in this article, as well as replays of all live broadcasts.

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