LAUNCH Angel Summit March 1st 2016

On Tuesday, March 1st, we’re bringing together 25 angel investors to present their portfolios, goals, and approaches to angel investing.

Angel Speakers

In these 20-minute talks, angels will present what they’ve invested in, how they add value, and what they're looking for—and not looking for—in pitches.

Nominate a speaker or yourself here

Seats are filling up fast, get your Angel Summit tickets now!


API Partners for the LAUNCH Hackathon February 26 - 28, 2016!

We are very excited to announce our API partners this year! Click on the partner names below to check out their APIs:

Google Cloud Platform

In addition to the overall winners of the
LAUNCH Hackathon, our partners will be offering prizes for their favorite projects. Here are just a few of the prizes:

Nexus 6p 32GB device for every member of the winning team

"Startup Starter Pack" for each member of the winning team, which includes: Chrome Industries messenger bag ($160), iPad mini ($250), iPad mini keyboard case ($50), Apple gift card ($50), Amazon gift card ($150), One year free subscription to QuickBooks Online ($150).

1st Prize - $2,500 and 125,000 Expedia Rewards Points per team
2nd Prize - $1,500 and 100,000 Expedia Rewards Points per team
3rd Prize - $1,000 and 75,000 Expedia Rewards Points per team

Google Cloud Platform:
1st Prize: Moto 360 Gen. 2 for each member of the winning team
2nd Prize - $500 in Google Cloud Credit
3rd Prize - $250 in Google Cloud Credit

1st Prize - $5000 Cash
2nd Prize - $2500 Cash
Every project should be showcased on a Radix domain extension to be eligible to win. Avail your FREE domain coupon at the Radix booth.

1st Prize - $5000 in Lyft credits
2nd Prize - $1500 in Lyft credits
3rd Prize - $250 in Lyft credits
1st Prize - $1000 cash
2nd Prize - $500 cash
3rd Prize - $250 cash

1st Prize - DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone
2nd Prize - Top Three Teams receive: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit

1st Prize - $6,000 cash for the best Hackathon project using a .CLUB name
2nd Prize - $2,000 cash for the best .CLUB name registered for a project! (Be creative!) Visit the .CLUB booth for a FREE .CLUB domain code.

Best use of Esri ArcGIS mapping technology wins $5,000! ($2500 cash, plus $2500 valued ArcGIS Online subscription)

$2,000 for best use of RingCentral API and Services

Apple TVs for winning team!

Interested in competing in LAUNCH Hackathon 2016? Click here to apply

Interested in becoming an API Partner? Click here!

@Jason's thoughts on our Hackathon


What will you get with a Super VIP ticket?

Happy New Year! With 15,000+ attending the LAUNCH Festival, we've received repeated requests to offer an experience focused on intimate networking and access. So this year we created a Super VIP ticket, available to only 200 people. In today's video, Jason breaks down the Super VIP benefits, including four private dinners, guaranteed special seating for all three stages, and two brand-new events that give you early, exclusive access to angel investors and the companies launching on stage. Check it out! (And get your Super VIP ticket here.)

Festival Speaker Spotlight: Erik Moore, Base Ventures

The LAUNCH Festival's Scale Stage will feature the best speakers from LAUNCH Scale 2015 reprising their laser-sharp, tactical talks. Among them will be Erik Moore, Founder of Base Ventures, who in today's video shares rock-star tips on seeking VC capital and the importance of hustle. And Erik has an awesome surprise ... he invites Bay Area rapper Too Short to the stage, who tells us how he employed entrepreneurial hustle to build his business.