This is the first in a five-part series of video interviews on how startups can benefit from participating in conferences and competitions at any stage of their growth.
YourVersion CEO Dan Olsen has been bootstrapping his startup for two and a half years but has recently been hitting the startup circuit hard. Since his launch at TechCrunch 50, he and his team have been hard at work competing and promoting their work.
So far his team has been mostly concentrating on being very visible in the San Francisco area, but they're starting to branch out. At Twiistup in Los Angeles, he took some time to tell us about the costs and the returns of participating in shows and conferences, from user and traffic spikes to press mentions to VC interest.