VatorSplash LA
May 30, 2013 – 3:30 pm to 10 pm – Hollywood

Splash is a single-track evening event and startup competition, where 10 promising startups compete for $25k-plus in prizes and sit-down interviews with leading VCs.   

Splash gathers leading entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists and angel investors across technology to inspire and energize the audience about entrepreneurship and innovation. Keynote speakers talk about how to build and scale great successful companies, how their industries are changing and the opportunities those changes are creating. Just as TED talks are "Ideas worth spreading," Splash Keynotes are "Lessons worth sharing." 

Splash also allows the audience to mingle with top venture capitalists and angels who are funding toorrow's next Google and Facebook. These influencers will give you insights into how they think when it comes to investments and they'll also talk about their changing investment strategies in light of the emergence of super angels, angels, micro-VCs and incubators.

                         
                                          See the competition

                           

                                                 Keynote Speakers



Josh Berman,
Co-founder and CEO,
BeachMint
Paul Thelen,
Founder, Chairman, CSO,
Big Fish Games
 


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Past Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers bring experience to the stage, sharing lessons, failures and advice on how to build lasting companies, what it means to be a leader and to innovate.

 

Mark Pincus,CEO of Zynga, which IPO'd
2011 
Aaron Levie , Box.net Co-founder 
and CEO of
Jeff Fluhr, Founder and CEO of
Spreecast,Co-founder Stubhub,
which sold to eBay

Peter Thiel;
Founders Fund, Clarium Capital

 

Jim Lanzone, President
CBS Interactive

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, which 
sold to Amazon for $1B 

Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter

 

 

Smule CEO, Jeffrey Smith

Pandora Founder/CSO,
Tim Westergren

 

Neil Young, CEO/founder of Ngmoco:),
which sold to DeNA for $400M


 

 

Brian Sharples Co-founder/CEO
HomeAway ,which IPO'd 2011

gWallet Chairman & CEO,
Gurbaksh Chahal

Eventbrite Founder & CEO, Kevin Hartz




VC/Panelists

Venture capitalists and angel investors from top-notch firms bring insight, feedback and sometimes tough love to the entrepreneurs onstage.

Aydin Senkut from Felicis Ventures

Dave McClure from 500 Startups 

Charles Moldow from Foundation Capital and Howard Hartenbaum from August Capital

Jeff Clavier from SoftTech VC

Jeremy Liew from Lightspeed Venture Partners

Jed Katz from Javelin VP




Vibrant Demo Pit

The demo area is bustling with activity as 30 companies get space to promote their services and products and network with the hundreds of participants.



Startup Winner Highlighted

Top winner chosen by the audience wins prizes and gets to go onstage once again and pitch in front of VC/panelists in a 20-minute Splash Box segment.



Rocking Afterparty with CoverFlow

By day they're serious venture capitalists and executives, by night they're jamming onstage at Splash. Top off the evening with dancing and mingling as venture capitalists and executives strip off their button-down shirts to sport their gold blazers, or whatever it is that makes them feel cool and hip to put on a stellar show.




An overall fun evening

The Café du Nord and Swedish American Hall make for a funky and edgy experience, filled with a lot of fun, wine, learning, absorbing, networking and dancing! 

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