LAUNCH STAGE
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(Herbst Pavilion)

Wednesday March 2

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

10:00AM - 12:00PM MORNING SESSION

VC Panel: Aileen Lee, Cowboy VenturesJed Katz, Javelin Venture PartnersHunter Walk, Homebrew

Partner Presentation: Sandy Carter, IBM

George Zachary, CRV & Sebastian Thrun, Udacity

Will Marshall, Planet Labs 

Joel SpolskyStack Overflow

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

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Jeff Glueck, Foursquare

Partner Presentation: DeLu Jackson, McDonald's Corporation

Adam NashWealthfront

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, Emily Kirsch, Powerhouse

Partner Presentation: Dennis Clark, Honda Xcelerator

Joe DeSimoneCarbon3D

Shervin Pishevar & Brogan BamBrogan, Hyperloop

Adi Tartarko, Houzz

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

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Keith Rabois, Khosla Ventures & Opendoor

Kirt McMaster, Cyanogen

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, Flight VenturesPaige Craig, Arena Ventures, Jenny Fielding, Techstars

Nigel Eccles, FanDuel

Sam ShankHotel Tonight

Marco ZappacostaThumbtack

Tom Fallows, Uber

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

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Chamath PalihapitiyaSocialCapital

5 Hackathon Projects Pitch on Stage

2 Stealth Companies Launch on Stage

7 Demo Pit Companies Pitch on Stage

LAUNCH Awards Show

 


SCALE STAGE
Presented by McDonald's

(Cowell Theater)

Wednesday March 2

10:20AM David Hassell, 15FiveWhy culture matters most: building your culture to scale
10:40AM Edith Yeung, 500StartupsWhat we can learn from Uber in China
11:00AM Josh Elman, GreylockLaunching your rocket ship off someone else's platform
11:20AM Richard Sgro, Localytics
11:30AM Erik Moore, Base VenturesRaising Capital
11:50AM Jake Edens, REScourMoving from a startup to a repeatable revenue machine

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:20PM Michael Keating, Scoot NetworksScaling in three dimensions at once
2:40PM Amir Shevat, Slack
2:50PM Andy Artz, Social CapitalHow to spend your first $10k in paid marketing: Using Custom Audiences to be 10x more effective
3:10PM Abigail Keifer, RedClayBig 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, HuckleBuilding 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 Joe Essenfeld, Jibe: Landing your first ten Fortune 100 companies

Thursday March 3

10:20AM Jill Bourque, RushTixThe super customer advantage: how focusing on NPS 9s and 10s solves everything
10:40AM Marshall KirkpatrickLittleBird$1500/mo of your time v. $15k for a PR firm: which gets the better result?
11:00AM Anneke Jong, ReserveRuthless Growth Culture: Scaling Without Breaking Your Team
11:20AM Ludovic Ulrich, Salesforce, Startups and Corporations: Trials and Tribulations
11:30AM Casey Winters, PinterestBeating Kate Upton: two years of conversion experience at Pinterest
11:50AM Alexander Mimran, MinboxGuerilla video for startups

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM Dovey Wan, Danhua CapitalFar East Growth Engine: How China Can Supercharge Your Business
2:20PM Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford School of Business: Some Power Principals for Founders/ Entrepreneurs
2:40PM Zaki Fasihuddin, McDonald's
2:50PM Peter Bell, Wheelhouse.ioThe good news for non-technical founders about managing their technical team
3:10PM Jed Katz, Javelin Venture Partners: 52-point Series A Checklist

3:4PM - 3:55PM BREAK

3:55PM Kyle Hill, HomeHeroCultivating a growth culture
4:15PM Sahil Jain, AdStageMarketing automation: turning strangers into customers and customers into evangelists

Friday March 4

10:30AM Aaron Magness, BetabrandAlways Be Testing
10:50AM Alyssa Simpson, IBM: Disrupt: How innovative companies use cognitive APIs to win
11:00AM Julie Fredrickson, StowawayScaling Communications (Or, Marketing & PR is just a DAEMON For Messaging)
11:20AM Jake Knapp, GV: How to test any idea if just five days (even a robot) 
11:30AM Craig Zingerline, Votion: The new art of assisted conversions & drip campaigns: find out how many of these seven growth questions you can answer correctly
11:50AM Rob May, TallaScaling Startup Funnels:  Moving Slow To Grow Fast

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM Adelyn Zhou, Alight LabsInside the Invite Economy: how Nextdoor, Airbnb, Uber and other consumer tech giants scaled through invitations
2:20PM Prayag Narula, LeadGeniusHow to scale outbound sales: lessons learned from the trenches
2:40PM Shan Sinha, Highfive: 2016: Year of growth at no cost
2:50PM Vishal Gurbuxani, Captiv8The 25 most important social media tips for 2016
3:10PM Sonny Mayugba, RequestedStreet 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, RedTriHow we grew our email list from 100 to 1 million
4:05PM Sue Khim, BrilliantThe first 1 million: how focusing on triggers, not users got Brilliant in the 2 comma club


AMA STAGE
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(Festival Pavilion, Behind the Demo Pit)

Wednesday March 2

10:00AM - 10:40AM STARTUP SHOWCASE
Emerging IoT Companies
     moderator, Rafe Needleman

10:40AM - 11:20AM AMA
Itamar NovickLife 360
     moderator, Mark SmithVerizon              Ventures
Nora Poggi, Filmmaker, "She Started It"
     moderator, Rebecca Bowring

11:20AM - 12:00PM STARTUP SHOWCASE
Emerging Enterprise Companies
     moderator, Sarah Guo, Greylock

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 4:00PM URBAN SUMMIT POWERED BY TUMML
     moderators, Clara Brenner & Julie          Lein, Co-founders, Tumml

Fireside chat w/Lyft CTO Chris Lambert

Urban investor recap w/Vishal VasishthObvious Ventures MD; Stacy DonohueOmidyar Network Investment Partner; Ariel Poler, Super Angel; Craig ShermanMeritech Capital MD; Scott MauvaisMicrosoft

Urban startup lightning round w/Chariot, KidAdmit, HandStack, The Town Kitchen, Artlifting, Startwise, Dropcountr

4:00PM - 4:15PM BREAK

4:15PM - 5:00PM STARTUP SHOWCASE
Emerging Hardware Companies
     moderator, Scott Mauvais, Microsoft

Thursday March 3

10:00AM - 10:40AM STARTUP SHOWCASE
Emerging Health & Wellness Companies
      moderator, Seema Batavia, Mindfull Investors

11:00AM - 12:00PM AMA
Jonathon Triest, Ludlow Ventures  
Rose Broome, HandUp
     moderator, Julie Lein, Tumml

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 2:20PM AMA
Peter Rojas & Matt Hartmanbetaworks

2:20PM - 4:00PM STARTUP SHOWCASE  
     moderator, Ben ParrCaptivology
Emerging VR/AR Companies
Emerging Robotics companies

4:00PM - 4:15PM BREAK

4:15PM - 5:00PM STARTUP SHOWCASE  
Emerging On-Demand Companies
    moderator, Stonly Baptiste, Urban.us

Friday March 4

10:20AM - 11:00AM STARTUP SHOWCASE
Emerging Food & Water Companies
     moderator, Ela Madejfifty.vc

11:00AM - 11:40AM AMA
David Rogier & Aaron Rasmussen, MasterClass
     moderator, Alex Gurevich
    JavelinVP
Jessica Mah, InDinero
     moderator, Lauren KolodnyAspect        Ventures 

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 4:00PM STARTUP SHOWCASE
Emerging Drones Companies
     moderator, Kamil SaeidAspect        Ventures
Emerging Education Companies
      moderator, Amit Patel, Owl VC
Emerging A.I. Companies
     moderator, Lauren KolodnyAspect        Ventures

4:00PM - 4:15PM BREAK

4:15PM - 5:00PM STARTUP SHOWCASE
Emerging Home Automation Companies
     moderator, Andy Smith, Center Electric