Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is Hustle Con?

The most recent Hustle Con happened on June 22, 2018 in Oakland, CA. The next Hustle Con will take place in June 2019. Enter your email address on to be updated when tickets go on sale. The event takes place at the Paramount Theatre: 2025 Broadway Street, Oakland CA 94612 (map)

Do people love Hustle Con?

Yeah, they do. Check out this subreddit that popped up a few years ago (this is a real subreddit that our past attendees set up. We had no involvement in it).

How will the day play out?

You’ll arrive around 8:30am. When you do, a Hustle Con volunteer will check you in and point you towards the bar, where you can grab breakfast and coffee. As you’re walking around, one of our Hustle Con team members will introduce themselves. He or she will probably introduce you to another attendee. The conversation will flow naturally. That’s our specialty – creating a very fun and welcoming environment. The Black Keys will probably be blasting on the speakers… so there’s a 100% chance you’re gonna be bobbing your head. After you’re full and caffeinated, you’ll be asked to take your seat. That’s when the speakers start. Each talk will be between 10 and 25 minutes long. Fast enough so you’re not bored, long enough to teach you one very specific and actionable tactic. There will be a couple breaks throughout the day, including a 1.5 hour lunch. When the talks are done, stick around for a couple of drinks and meet one another.

Is there free parking?

Street parking around the theater is metered, and there are some parking lots in the neighborhood. We strongly recommend not driving, though.

There is a BART station literally across the street. If you’re not sure how BART works, go here.

Or, you know, Uber.

What do I get with one ticket?

Each ticket includes: breakfast, snacks, conference attendance, world-class networking, and access to the after party.

Is the ticket price too good to be true?

We know most conference cost thousands of dollars to attend.

We keep ticket prices low so that everyone from investors to starving startup employees can afford a ticket.

How many tickets are for sale?

2,500 tickets, which is how many seats are in the Paramount Theatre. Our events have a history of selling out, so there’s a 99% chance we’ll sell out again.

Who should attend?

This conference is for you if:

  • you want to start a company
  • you already have a business that you want to grow
  • you want to sharpen your non-technical skill set
  • you’re technical and want to find a non-technical co-founder
  • and/or you love hanging out with inspiring and fun people.

In any case, if you want to learn tactical and actionable advice and join an amazing community, then Hustle Con is for you.

I’m an engineer… should I still come?

Yes! If you know how to code but want to learn about the business side of startups, or maybe even find a co-founder, then the tactical advice at Hustle Con will help your startup succeed.

Will you sell tickets at the door?

Yes, but no reason not to buy in advance if you can. Prices start around $200 and go up from there as the date approaches.

Are tickets refundable or transferrable?

Tickets are refundable up to a certain date. Once we get close to the event, tickets are no longer refundable. However, tickets are transferrable until the day before Hustle Con, so if you can’t make it and want to give your ticket to a friend, colleague, stranger on the bus, whoever, we can help make that happen.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Holler at [email protected], and someone will get back to you.