At Early Stage, the first occasion of its kind from TechCrunch, entrepreneurs will have the chance to gain from some of the greatest minds in the tech world throughout categories like fundraising, scaling, operations and marketing. Alongside these VCs, legal representatives, growth employers, marketers and operators, we’ll also be hearing straight from business owners who have charted their own course.

One such business owner is < a class="crunchbase-link"href=""target ="_ blank "data-type =”individual”data-entity=”mariam-naficy”> Mariam Naficy, creator and CEO of Minted. Naficy is an early trendsetter of the ecommerce and crowdsourcing areas, and a serial business owner to boot.

< a class="crunchbase-link"href=""target="_ blank”data-type= “organization”data-entity=” minted”> Minted started as a market for unique paper fixed, all the way back in 2007. The vision was to develop out a platform that crowdsourced extraordinary, unique design into a single marketplace, raising beautiful items and magnifying independent designers. Today, Minted sells wall art, fixed and house goods, and likewise sources style for other retailers and brands.

Independent designers on the platform hail from all 50 states and more than 100 nations, and their items have made their way to more than 75 million houses worldwide. The business has actually raised almost $ 300 million from investors Norwest Venture Partners, Criteria, TCV, and Ridge Ventures.

At Early Phase, we’ll talk with Naficy about how she’s grown Minted over the years. From protecting funding to utilizing that financing, from scaling the neighborhood to scaling the group, whatever is on the table. Marketplaces are, historically speaking, exceptionally hard to build, but Naficy is a professional on the topic. We’ll talk specifically about how to keep that ideal balance in between client and developer all while growing at a fast clip.

TC Early Stage(July 21 and 22)has so much to offer. The program will unite 50+experts across startup core proficiencies, such as fundraising, operations, and marketing. Cyan Bannister is set to discuss how to get a financier to say yes to your startup. Asher Abramson will be sharing how to develop growth assets for paid channels, lawyers James Alonso and Adam Zagaris will share how to prepare your very first contracts, and Priti Choksi is hosting a session on how to get a company obtained instead of selling.

The two-day program includes more than 50 sessions, however don’t worry; guests will get access to the videos on demand for all of them. What’s more, the majority of the speakers, who take place to be financiers, are participating in TechCrunch’s CrunchMatch, our platform that links creators to investors based upon shared interests.

Here’s the small print. Each of the 50+ breakout sessions is limited to around 100 participants. We anticipate a lot more attendees, of course, so signups for each session are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Buy your ticket today, and you can sign up for the breakouts we are revealing today, as well as those already released.

Pass holders will likewise get 24-hour advance notice prior to we announce the next batch. (And yes, you can”drop” a breakout session in favor of a new one, in the event there is a schedule conflict.) Get your TC Early Phase pass today and jump into the within track on the sessions we announced so far,

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Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.