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LAUNCH STAGE

(Festival Pavilion)

Wednesday March 2

8:00AM - 10:00AM BREAKFAST + DEMO PIT

10:00AM - 12:00PM MORNING SESSION

VC Panel: Aileen LeeJed Katz

Partner Presentation: Sandy Carter, IBM

George Zachary, CRV & Sebastian Thrun, Udacity

Arca Space Corporation (hoverboard).

Will Marshall, Planet Labs & The Future of Space Startups

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Sam Shank, Hotel Tonight

Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow

Partner Presentation

14 LAUNCH Incubator Companies Launch on Stage

5 Demo Pit Companies Pitch on Stage

Thursday March 3

8:00AM - 10:00AM BREAKFAST + DEMO PIT

10:00AM - 12:00PM MORNING SESSION

Accelerator Panel: Dave McClure, 500 StartupsCameron Teitelman, StartX

Partner Presentation

Adi Tartarko, Houzz

Shervin Pishevar & Brogan BamBrogan, Hyperloop

Joe DeSimone, Carbon3D & The Future of 3D Printing

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Keith Rabois, Khosla Ventures & Opendoor

Partner Presentation

7 Stealth Companies Launch on Stage

3 IBM SmartCamp Companies Launch on Stage

4 Stealth Companies Launch on Stage

3 Demo Pit Companies Pitch on Stage

Friday March 4

8:00AM - 10:00AM BREAKFAST + DEMO PIT

10:00AM - 12:00PM MORNING SESSION

Angel Panel: Gil Penchina, Paige Craig

Partner Presentation

Zander Lurie, SurveyMonkey

Chamath Palihapitiya, SocialCapital

Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Adam Nash, Wealthfront

Partner Presentation

5 Hackathon Projects Pitch on Stage

2 Stealth Companies Launch on Stage

7 Demo Pit Companies Pitch on Stage

LAUNCH Awards Show


SCALE STAGE

(Cowell Theater)

Wednesday March 2

10:20AM David Hassel, 15Five: Why culture matters most: building your culture to scale
10:40AM Edith Yeung, 500Startups: What we can learn from Uber in China
11:00AM Josh Elman, Greylock: Launching your rocket ship off someone else's platform
11:20AM Partner Presentation
11:30AM Sahil Jain, AdStage: Mastering Marketing Automation: Turning Strangers into Customers and Customers into Advocates
11:50AM Jake Edens, REScour: Moving from a startup to a repeatable revenue machine

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM Alexander Mimran, Minbox: Guerilla video for startups
2:20PM Jill Bourque, RushTix, The super customer advantage: how focusing on NPS 9s and 10s solves everything
2:40PM Partner Presentation
2:50PM Andy Artz, Social Capital: How to spend your first $10k in paid marketing: Using Custom Audiences to be 10x more effective
3:10PM Abigail Keifer, RedClay: Big business development for tiny startups: how RedClay, with only 4 employees, landed Walmart & Target -- which have 2m+ employees combined

3:30PM - 3:45PM BREAK

3:45PM Jordan Stone, Huckle: Building super fans like Taylor Swift: from a guy who was on the team in 2009 (when Taylor was under 1m followers -- across all accounts)
4:05PM Wil Schroter, Startups.co
4:25PM Joe Essenfeld, Jibe

Thursday March 3

10:20AM Sam Rosen, MakeSpace
10:40AM Marshall Kirkpatrick, LittleBird: $1500/mo of your time v. $15k for a PR firm: which gets the better result?
11:00AM Anneke Jong, Reserve: Ruthless Growth Culture: Scaling Without Breaking Your Team
11:20AM Partner Presentation
11:30AM Casey Winters, Pinterest: Beating Kate Upton: two years of conversion experience at Pinterest
11:50AM Michael Keating, Scoot: Scaling in Three Dimensions at Once

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM Craig Zingerline, Votion: The new art of assisted conversions & drip campaigns: find out how many of these seven growth questions you can answer correctly
2:20PM Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford, Leadership B.S. - scaling with the realities of organizations and human behavior
2:40PM Partner Presentation
2:50PM Peter Bell, Wheelhouse.io: The good news for non-technical founders about managing their technical team
3:10PM Jed Katz, Javelin

3:4PM - 3:55PM BREAK

3:55PM Kyle Hill, HomeHero: Cultivating a growth culture
4:15PM Vishal Gurbuxani, Captiv8: The 25 most important social media tips for 2015

Friday March 4

10:20AM Bubba Murarka, DFJ: Think like a great product manager
10:40AM Aaron Magnes, BetaBrand: Always Be Testing
11:00AM Julie Fredrickson, Stowaway: Scaling Communications (Or, Marketing & PR is just a DAEMON For Messaging)
11:20AM Partner Presentation
11:30AM Dovey Wan, Danhua Capital: Far East Growth Engine: How China Can Supercharge Your Business
11:50AM Rob May, Talla: Scaling Startup Funnels:  Moving Slow To Grow Fast

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM Adelyn Zhou, Alight Labs: Inside the Invite Economy: how Nextdoor, Airbnb, Uber and other consumer tech giants scaled through invitations
2:20PM Prayag Narula, LeadGenius, How to scale outbound sales: lessons learned from the trenches
2:40PM Partner Presentation
2:50PM Erik Moore, Base Ventures: Raising Capital
3:10PM Sonny Mayugba, Requested: Street team starter kit: how to activate your first street team for $1500 and crush your Facebook app install cost

3:30PM - 3:45PM BREAK

3:45PM Jacqui Boland, RedTri: How we grew our email list from 100 to 1 million
4:05PM Sue Khim, Brilliant: The first 1 million: how focusing on triggers, not users got Brilliant in the 2 comma club


AMA STAGE

(Festival Pavilion, Behind the Demo Pit)

Wednesday March 2

10:00AM - 12:00PM TBD

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 4:00PM URBAN SUMMIT POWERED BY TUMML

Fireside Chat + Q & A with Tumml President, Julie Lein

Pitch Competition Featuring 7 Startups

Pitch Competition Award Ceremony Powered by Microsoft Pulse

4:00PM - 4:15PM BREAK

4:15PM - 5:00PM THREE EMERGING HARDWARE COMPANIES

Thursday March 3

10:00AM - 12:00PM TBD

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 3:00PM FIVE EMERGING VR/AR COMPANIES

3:00PM - 4:00PM FIVE EMERGING ROBOTICS COMPANIES

4:00PM - 4:15PM BREAK

4:15PM - 5:00PM THREE EMERGING ON-DEMAND COMPANIES

 

 

 

 

Friday March 3

10:20AM - 12:00PM ASK ME ANYTHINGS

Rose Broome, HandUp

Angela Benton, NewMe Accelerator 

Nora Poggi, Filmmaker, She Started It

Erik Moore, Base Ventures

Jessica Mah, InDinero

Peter Rojas, betaworks

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 2:40PM THREE EMERGING DRONE COMPANIES

2:40PM - 3:20PM THREE EMERGING EDUCATION COMPANIES

3:20PM - 4:00PM THREE EMERGING ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE COMPANIES

4:00PM - 4:15PM BREAK

4:15PM - 5:00PM THREE EMERGING ON-DEMAND COMPANIES