More than an event, this is an intimate gathering where each participant’s experiences and expertise help shape meaningful conversations and learnings.


2023 Silicon Y’all
Technology Summit

October 2-4 | Birmingham, AL

Founders’ Technology Summit is an exclusive gathering of select company leaders – registration is limited to 60 CEOs or founders and 15 of the top tech private equity groups spanning the capital continuum. Attendees engage in meaningful discussions about growth, value, and current industry trends.



from top entrepreneurs in the tech world who have created substantial wealth for themselves and their shareholders.



with other executives and entrepreneurs amidst the scenic beauty, rich heritage, and southern hospitality of the Magic City.



Southern cuisine and tradition at its finest during the Silicon Y’all Technology Summit, while you socialize with industry peers.



from keynote speakers as they provide first-hand accounts of their experiences, both missteps and successes.

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with private equity groups and strategic acquirers that are focused on SaaS and Internet businesses.

Mentors and Speakers

The Silicon Y’all network consists of experienced investors and operators that bring incredible value to our participants.

Ronan Kennedy

M12 | Microsoft’s Venture Fund

Anna Talerico


Shiv Narayanan

How to SaaS

Hanny Akl

Warren Averett

Alex Stratoudakis

Warburg Pincus

Bill Smith


Stewart Lynn

Serent Capital

Fred Sturgis

Resurgens Technology Partners

Bryce Youngren

Polaris Partners

John Yates

Morris, Manning, & Martin, LLP

Shamus McBride

Goldman Sachs

Frank Dalton

Fulcrum Equity Partners

David Gray


Josh Roberts

Sterling National Bank

Brian Goldsmith

Bain Capital Ventures

Matt Picciano

Alpine Investors

Matt Hamilton

Summit Partners

Marco Ferrari

Providence Equity

Robert Faber

Ballast Point Ventures

David Cusimano


Ross Croley

Ministry Brands

Dan Groen

Clearlake Capital

David Siegel

LLR Partners

Kent Elmer


Larry Contrella

JMI Equity

Shegun Otulana


Zach Sadek

Parthenon Capital

Past Participants

2023 Venue — Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge

4000 Grand Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35226

With a scenic location boasting astonishing views of the Alabama hills, Ross Bridge is a luxury hotel getaway that offers an unforgettable stay. On site you’ll find the fifth-longest golf course in the world at 8,191 yards and 18 holes, upscale restaurants, and a full-service spa.

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“I would absolutely recommend that entrepreneurs attend this event. It’s a great way to make connections with potential investors and meet other CEOs. You’re going to learn a ton about metrics that you should be looking at, get great ideas on how to grow your business, how to grow the sales team, how to figure out marketing – you’re going to get a ton of information out of it.”

Bill Smith

CEO, Shipt

“The hand-picked people that are here are all just absolutely brilliant. It’s really fun and inspiring to be around these people."

Tony Summerville

Founder & CEO, Fleetio

“For the entrepreneurs, listening to the private equity firms discuss how they evaluate a company and help them move forward to get to the next level is extremely helpful.”

Cecil Bostany

Member, Warren Averett

“It surprised me how open other CEO’s where in their sharing. Discussions were at a level that gave exceptional value.”

Jay Wommack

CEO, Vertical Alliance Group

“Spectacular two days. The honest dialog between founders of companies and private capital is powerful.”

Thomas Reardon

Managing Director, Providence Equity