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


2022 Silicon Y’all
Technology Summit

April 18-20 | 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

2022 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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“The caliber of people you meet in this intimate setting is unmatched to any event I’ve been to.”

Jeff Gale

CEO, TicketBiscuit

“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

“This event is just a fantastic opportunity to sit down in an intimate setting and be with a number of really impressive entrepreneurs and founders. The quality of the people that Founders is able to bring together is so energizing.”

Stewart Lynn

Principal, Serent Capital

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

Thomas Reardon

Managing Director, Providence Equity

“Prior to coming to these events, I had never had any interaction with private equity, so being able to actually meet the people and spend more than an hour in a meeting with them, and getting to know them on a personal level is helpful to see that they’re real people and they’re great for business.”

Ross Croley

Founder, Ministry Brands