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Tickets

BUILDER PASS - $49

  • For broke founders, designers, developers - Builders!
  • Access to the Demo Pit
  • Access to both stages
  • Food available for purchase

VIP PASS - $995

  • Desks w/ power & ethernet 
  • VIP lounge
  • Breakfast & lunch 
  • Cocktail parties
  • Private offices available

SUPER VIP PASS - $4995

  • All VIP amenities plus
  • Angel Dinner, Founders Party & VIP Winners Dinner
  • Super VIP wait service

Demo Pit

DEMO TABLE - $3,000

  • Three VIP Tickets
  • Five Builder Passes
  • 30'' round table w/ power
  • Access to the Job Fair
  • Chance to be on the main stage

EXHIBITOR - $8,000

  • Five VIP Tickets
  • Ten Builder Passes
  • 100 sqft space w/ power
  • Access to the Job Fair

Fort Mason Center

2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

 

Partners

Interested in becoming a partner?  partners@launch.co

LAUNCH 2015 PARTNERSHIP PRESENTATION


Media Partners

COMPETITION

40 companies will launch for the first time (1.0 Track) or launch new products (2.0 Track) and compete for titles like Best Design, Best Technology and Best Overall with 10,000+ attendees making it the largest live audience in technology.

LAUNCH 1.0

  • LAUNCH your company on stage for the first time ever.
  • No screenshots, no press, no social media, no AngelList profile, no nothing! You are hidden and people see your product for the first time on stage. You don’t pre-brief the press, you don’t do a demo day before the Festival. You’re on lockdown!
  • Companies accepted into 1.0 must have their websites behind a LaunchRock (or equivalent) with no product shots or videos on their site. You may have company name, logo, and a box to collect emails. 
  • Any press or pre-briefs will disqualify you from the competition.
  • Not sure if you qualify?  Check out the FAQ.

LAUNCH 2.0

  • Your company has already launched, and now you have a MASSIVELY compelling new product or feature. 
  • You will only be judged on totally new stuff the world has not seen. 
  • The NEW product or feature MUST be significant. Ask yourself these questions:
    • Will press like GigaOm, New York Times, TechCrunch, etc. want to cover the new product or feature?
    • Will the audience pull out their iPhones, snap a picture and say, "WOW."
  • Not sure if you qualify?  Check out the FAQ. 

CROWDFUNDING

You have an ACTIVE kickstarter, indiegogo, tilt, etc. campaign running during the Festival (March 2-4)

HACKATHON

Hacking will start the weekend before the Festival (Feb 27-March 1). Five companies will be chosen to present their projects on the main stage. The winner will be eligible for a $100K optional investment from the LAUNCH Fund. 
Apply for the Hackathon

PAST WINNERS

  • MINT (2007) - SOLD TO INTUIT
  • YAMMER (2008) - SOLD TO MICROSOFT
  • DROPBOX (2008) - RAISED $257M
  • FITBIT (2008) - RAISED $68.1M
  • TRUECAR (2008) - IPO $1B VALUATION
  • RED BEACON (2009) - SOLD TO HOME DEPOT
  • CLICKER (2009) - SOLD TO CBS
  • HIPMUNK (2011) - RAISED 20.2M
  • ROOM77 (2011) - RAISED $13.5M
  • ZEPP LABS (2011) - RAISED $20M
  • STACK OVERFLOW (2011)
  • SPACEMONKEY (2012) - RAISED $2.25M
  • ALLTUITION (2012) - RAISED $1.5M
  • BOXBEE (2013) - RAISED $2.3M
  • CONNECT (2014) - RAISED $15.9M

VOLUNTEERS! APPLY HERE.

Press

Press Pass: Apply Here