Mexico City 2021 Founder Summit Presented by Calm Company Fund SureSwift Capital October 24-27
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An ecosystem of founders and funders of profitable, sustainable, calm businesses.

If you're only going to one conference this year, this is it.

We're not your traditional startup conference. Founder Summit is focused on interaction and curated experiences, with plenty of flexibility and breathing room to meet, chat, and have fun with a great group of founders.

Think of it as well-done company retreat— but without PowerPoint presentations. Even resilient founders need to recharge sometime!

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The Four Seasons Mexico City, our lavish summit HQ
The Four Seasons Mexico City, our lavish summit HQ

Join 150+ friendly founders and funders of calm companies.

Who's it for? If you're asking, it's probably you.
We’re not dogmatic about what you call yourself: Bootstrappers, indie hackers, makers, builders, and entrepreneurs are all welcome (and yes, you can even come if you raised some venture capital).

You’ll find Calm Company Fund founders and mentors, alongside other like-minded founders building profitable, sustainable, calm, remote companies.

The event will be invite-only and space limited.

The Four Seasons Mexico City, our lavish summit HQ

Why Mexico City?

Honestly, why not? The food is amazing. It’s a high energy city with a vibrant tech/startup scene. The conference will be centered around the lush, walkable restaurants and cafe-packed neighborhoods of Condesa, Roma, and Polanco.

Mexico City also offers really good value, so the venues are exceptional for the price. We’ll provide a hotel block at the Four Seasons, but if you want to bring the family and book a 3-bedroom Airbnb with a terrace, you’ll find tons of excellent and affordable options.

Oh, and the Four Seasons has childcare options, if you want to bring the whole fam.

Founder Summit CDMX 2021
It’s our first one of these, so we’re making it up as we go and just creating the event we would want to attend. Last year’s agenda was slated to be amazing (you can take a peek here) and we’re aiming for an equally incredible lineup this round.

Get ready for...

  • Conversations you're not having: Off-the-record discussions with world-class experts on building incredible products, hiring a remote team, creating a sustainable culture, and building calm companies.
  • Getting outside and doing stuff with founders: A luchador match, a late-night museum tour, yoga & guided meditation in Chapultepec park, or mezcal & taco tastings with your new (and old) founder friends.
  • Activities will be “choose your own adventure” style and we’ll make sure there’s plenty of communal work space if you just want to nerd out for a few hours somewhere with power outlets and coffee.
  • Daytime activities may be broken up in smaller groups, but there will be epic group dinners and evening events for everybody.

What you won't do is....

  • Listen to endless sales pitches. The summit will be a strictly enforced pitch-free event.
  • Sit quietly and answer emails while pretending to listen to an hour-long powerpoint presentation.
  • Pay for a famous founder’s vacation. We don’t pay speaking fees and there won’t be any formal line between speakers and attendees. Everybody will be there for the same reason.

Where can I stay?

Staying at the Four Seasons: We've got 50 hotel rooms (25 left as of 8/17) and fully expect that to sell out. We've locked in a rate of $300/night which is not exactly a bootstrapper-friendly amount, but also most likely the best deal you'll ever see on a truly world-class Four Seasons. They will honor the rate up to 3 days before/after the event too if you're looking for a longer stay. Note: the Four Seasons is one of the only hotels we know of that offers childcare too. Feel free to ask them about it!

Other hotels we recommend: The Marquis Reforma, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, and Condesa DF Hotel are all nearby.

Other options: Airbnbs in the Condesa and Roma Norte neighborhoods are exceptional, and there's incredible value for an accessible rate.

Are you taking Covid precautions?

All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination.
There's no globally acceptable way to gather that yet, but we'll be working out the logistics of international logistics closer to the event.

Currently we're planning for a majority OUTDOOR event (because Mexico City has famously great weather) and testing all attendees before the main indoor portion.

Obviously a lot can change between now and late October so we will be carefully monitoring best practices and communicating plans along the way.

Can I bring my spouse, partner, +1?
Absolutely. Many of the activities will be plus-one-friendly and we’ll provide plenty of good resources for enjoying the city during the summit. Plus-one tickets are $395. Please indicate on your questionnaire whether you intend to bring a +1.

What if I’m a founder who can’t afford it?
We will make a number of scholarships available. Please fill out the main form and indicate that you'd need a little extra help to attend. We'll follow up with an email about next steps.

Can I sponsor this?
Yes, there are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities primarily focused on funding the scholarships mentioned above. Please reach out here.