The Startup Societies Summit is a trade show for "startup societies" (small, experimental governments). Examples include smart cities, special economic zones, private cities, city states, micro states, and even "seasteading".
It is time to use entrepreneurship to create better governance. By creating a “startup society”, (an experimental government in a small geographic area) governance has the ability to experiment when traditional government cannot.
We are a growing community with a global network - here are some of the recent places we've held conferences.
#StartupCities NYC Event
Athens Conference and Rhodes Seminar
Featured Keynote from Seasteading Institute, Joe Quirk: Official Announcement of French Polynesia Deal
Startup Societies Summit
“The Portsmouth event had great speakers who presented fresh & intriguing material, but that is not what made the conference great. The Startup Societies Foundation seems to attract very unique, driven, and interesting people to their conferences. Floating around the room, I didn't find myself nodding in agreement, and basking in other participants' like-mindedness. I found myself forced to analyze new concepts and ideas, and delve into discussions which broke from the typical, cliche, and frankly boring conversations of other group interactions. It is the people the Portsmouth conference attracted which made it phenomenal, and I came away with new friends, fresh perspectives, and a brain which had been thoroughly churned by these people who are the ones building the modern world of a new design.”
"It's easier than ever to find a conference that brings together a bunch of people with the same background who believe in nearly the same things. What makes Startup Societies so special is that it forms a crossroads for people with different backgrounds who should be collaborating with each other but aren't yet. The experience at Startup Societies NYC was markedly different, and it is electric."
"I have found a group of kindred spirits in The Startup Societies Foundation, they are doing an outstanding job of bringing together people who are what I call the "engineers" of the startup societies movement, these are the people who are the doers, working on creating peaceful voluntary solutions to problems without the initiation of force. I was honored to interview them on the Free Cities Podcast as well as speak at the Bay Area Chapter of the Startup Societies Conference. The work they are doing to document and bring together Startup Societies from all over the World is an invaluable service, that no one else is currently providing."