The number one most common question

Is First Round available for streaming or downloading?

No. Due to the proprietary content of most of the presentations, First Round events are not recorded in any way nor made available for wider access beyond the live presentation.

Corona Virus Concerns

Will any of the events in May or June be canceled/postponed?

March 11: First Round New York has been postponed to September 25 with the exact same line-up of speakers in the same venue. If you have already purchased tickets we sent an email out today with information about cancelling or to keep keeping on. In regards to the European events, we are currently optimistic we will be able to hold them but, as you can see from the 2-day difference from the last update below, we are making decisions quickly with our audience’s best interests in mind.

March 9: As of this writing, no. All events will move forward as planned. Cancellation policy remains the same as well for now (see individual registration pages at the bottom for details). Again, this is all based on the current state of affairs in New York, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, and Amsterdam. As is probably the case with you, we are monitoring the situation daily and we’ll adapt as needed with everyone’s best interests in mind.


Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Please use this Google form to see responsibilities and express interest for your preferred event.

Does it cost?

No. You don’t pay anything and you get to see a good amount of speakers.

Does it pay? Do you cover any costs?

It doesn’t pay but we do cover the cost of lunch and local transportation/parking.


When is the last day I can cancel my attendance?

2 weeks prior to the event. If the event is on, say, Friday May 15, the last day to cancel is Friday May 1. The registration page for each event has the specific date.

Is there a cancellation fee?

Yes. It’s $25.

I was not able to attend because [insert reason], can I get a refund?

No. We saved you a seat, printed you a nice badge, and we are still on the hook for all of our expenses.


When is the last day I can transfer my ticket to someone else?

1 week prior to the event. If the event is on, say, Friday May 15, the last day to transfer your ticket is Friday May 7. Email us with the new name and email address of the person now attending.

It’s less than 1 week before the event, can someone go in my place?!

Yes. We do not make name changes but the person attending instead of you can check-in under your name and we will give them a blank badge — or they can impersonate you for the day.


I’m excited to be coming but will I be receiving any kind of additional information?

Yes. On the Monday of the week of the event. We will send you a nice, long email with a lot of things.

It’s after the Monday of the week of the event, and I haven’t gotten any additional information, what do I do?!

Check your junk folder for an email from First Round ([email protected]). If there is nothing there, our email is getting blocked at the server level. Email us and we’ll forward you a copy.

Is there a mother’s room?

Yes, always. Ask our volunteers.

Can I leave my suitcase with you if I’m flying out on Friday night?

Yes, but we are not responsible for it. It’s not an official coat check. We will most likely stash it in a room with all of our other stuff.